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Immigration Daily June 6, 2007
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Senator Byrd

One of the most consistent anti-immigration voting records in the Senate is that of Mr. Byrd, a Democrat. As the Wikipedia entry shows, Mr. Byrd also has the dubious distinction of being the only member of Congress who was a Klu Klux Klan member. Although he has apologized repeatedly for his leadership role in the Klu Klux Klan as a young adult, his comments on race raise questions on where his heart really is on the matter ("I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side"). Democrats should take a leaf from the Republican playbook and criticize the bigots in its ranks.

Reminder: Three workshops in Orlando: Investor Visas Workshop, June 13th, The PERM Workshop, June 12th, Nurse Immigration Workshop, June 11th.

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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases - Now Shipping

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work which is now being shipped:

  • Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability; Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal; Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


US Needs Visa Program For "Essential Workers"
Bob Sakaniwa writes "We need a fair and workable program that establishes a legal flow of new workers that would allow employers to hire the workers they need, protect American workers, and eliminate a major cause of undocumented immigration."

Bloggings: June 6, 2007
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries from his blog.


CA Governor Schwarzenegger On Point System
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the following letter to US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to carefully consider the critical issues that affect the burgeoning innovation economy in California while developing comprehensive immigration reform.

CBO Report Estimating Cost For SA. 1150 To S. 1348
The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) concluded in a report that the legislation would exert a relatively small net effect on the federal budget balance over the next two decades, since additional expenditures would be mostly offset by additional revenue.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fairfax, VA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to Washington District Office USCIS personnel on national security issues and drafting visa petition appeal briefs. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to All submissions must be received by close of business June 18, 2007. GS11-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0005 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized and conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has two full-time paralegal-level position openings: (1) experienced US immigration paralegal and (1) entry-level global immigration specialist. The ideal experienced US paralegal candidate must have 1+ years of substantial experience in a wide variety of US employment-based immigration processes. An entry-level opportunity is available for a global immigration specialist to manage non-US visa case matters. Mandarin fluency required for this position. For both positions, successful candidates must be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter + resume to, specifying either the experienced US paralegal or entry-level global specialist position. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington DC - Georgetown law firm has current opening for an experienced immigration paralegal. Duties include but are not limited to: drafting and preparing petitions and H1B visa applications for submission and approval to USCIS; labor certification applications and related filings. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience as an immigration paralegal or similar role; strong proficiency with MS Office; excellent written and communication skills and attention to detail. Firm offers excellent salary and benefits. For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: Garvey Schubert Barer, Attn: Renee Alston by mail: 1000 Potomac Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20007, fax:(202) 965-1729, or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - Cutting-edge nationally-recognized law firm seeks experienced business immigration and immigration litigation attorneys. Warm collegial atmosphere. No billable hours. Fascinating clients. Challenging work. Competitive salary and benefits (including in-office massage). J.D. plus minimum of two years experience in business immigtration and/or immigration litigation. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills required. Excellent opportunities for advancement. Resumes to Paul S. Haar, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20036 or e-mail to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Busy full service law firm law practice needs experienced paralegal for non-immigrant, immigrant, labor certification and 212(e) waiver cases; intensive client interaction; good writing skills and people skills a must. Immigration work involves corporate/medical/academic institutional clients. Resume to Ms. Maria Harvey, Office Manager, Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss, P.C., 168 N. Meramec, Clayton, MO 63105 or No telephone inquiries, qualified applicants will be contacted.

Case Management Technology
Judge an immigration management system (IMS) by: (1) what it empowers you to do (2) what its customers say (3) its track record. 1. What you can do - manage client relationships - optimize your operations - assemble documents automatically from a database - share calendars, notes, alerts, and reminders - work anytime, anywhere with Microsoft Office alongside your IMS and more. More, like tailoring an IMS to your needs. Others claim their packages are customizable, but you may need their technician plus hundreds of hours from your staff to get what Tracker gives you out-of-the-box. Mature yet flexible, Tracker lets you easily configure your ideal system. 2. What customers say - "Choosing ImmigrationTracker was a no brainer." -Steve Clark, Flynn & Clark "ImmigrationTracker is head and shoulders above the rest." - Bruce Larson, Mayo Clinic. 3. Track record - top law firms who license immigration management software, choose Tracker: 90% of practicing Past AILA Presidents, 86% of the 25 largest immigration firms (IndUS Business Journal, 2006), 75% percent of the AMLAW 200 (American Lawyer Media, 2006). Did others promise you the moon and deliver dusty cheese? Make up for lost time. Reserve your private Tracker demo. Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc has provided immigration based recruitment advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate media to run the ads in. We help abbreviate ad text & suggest other cost saving strategies. We place your ads, monitor & track insertions, obtain tear-sheets and offer a choice in billing options. Our service is nationwide. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-Managment System if they choose. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


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Immigration Book
Mexican Immigration to the United States. Edited by George J. Borjas. University Of Chicago Press, 264 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0226066320, $60.00.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
In our article on the Senate points system (06/05/07 ID), we mildly chastise the drafters of Cantwell-Cornyn for "inexact drafting" of non-existent sections. An eagle eyed reader brought to our attention the text of another version of the Senate bill which does contain the proper references to which Cantwell-Cornyn refers. In our defense, we were working off of the full text posted on AILA Infonet on May 24th; clearly, in the rush of legislative events, proper bill nomenclature had changed. We regret any confusion caused and beg forgiveness from the able lawyers and Senate staffers drafting Cantwell-Cornyn who, it seems, were on target all along. Mea Culpa.

Gary E. Endelman, Esq. and Asher Frankel, Esq.

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