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Immigration Daily June 11, 2007
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Law Firm Advertising

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Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

The Fiscal Impact Of Immigration Reform: The Real Story
Daniel Griswold of the Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute writes "One frequently heard criticism of comprehensive immigration reform is that it will prove too costly to taxpayers."

America Dreamed
Rosa Martha Villarreal writes "Perhaps it is only appropriate to begin a conversation about the future of illegal immigrants in America with a reference to the Mexican anthropologist Guillermo Bónfil Batalla and his insights about what constitutes a "civilization project."


News

CRS On Terrorist Watchlist Checks
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on measures taken in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to improve terrorist watchlist screening.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Service Center Counsel, Texas Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing legal advice to TSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. 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 Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division, at TSClitigation@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business June 22, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0006 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks experienced immigration attorneys. The successful attorney candidate is expected to possess 2-5 years experience in employment-based immigration law. Tindall & Foster, P.C. has been practicing immigration law since 1973 and has organized sub-specialty practice areas in employment-based, investor, outbound, litigation, waivers, consular and employer Sanctions. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. Resumes may also be accepted for future positions in the Houston Office as well. Please visit www.tindallfoster.com and www.Austin360.com for more information. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to hr@tindallfoster.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, an international immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration attorneys with 3-5 years business immigration experience for the New York and Philadelphia offices. The ideal candidate will be familiar with all aspects of business immigration, including NIV and IV, have had extensive client contact, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Candidate must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Competitive salaries and excellent benefits offered. Please send resumes with salary history to recruitment@fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez, a rapidly growing firm has immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to join its team. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2 years of experience-exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. Must speak Spanish. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every eight weeks. Send cover letter + resume to Roxana Muro: roxanamuro@hotmail.com. All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

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 Jennifer.Bailey@dhs.gov. 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 USAJobs.com.

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 mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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 immigration@lanermuchin.com, 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: ralston@gsblaw.com.

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 paulhaar@aol.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry – $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


comingsNgoings

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The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007 - New York, NY
Cynthia J.Lange of Fragomen Del Ray Bernsen & Loewy LLP's New York, NY office was awarded "The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007" honor. www.fragomen.com.


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Newsflash. The sweeping immigration overhaul endorsed by President Bush crumbled in the Senate on Thursday night, leaving the future of one of the administration's chief domestic priorities in serious doubt. In other news, Los Angeles socialite Paris Hilton refuses to come to court ... Judge orders LA County Sheriff's Department to pick her up, but after a half hour Paris refuses to emerge from her Hollywood Hills mansion. There is speculation that Paris refuse to ride in a police car, opting for a white Bronco, in which it is reported there is $10,000 in a brown paper bag and a Manny Mueller Makeup kit containing a pencil thin mustache and a black wig. It appears America's legal system is burning at both ends. The question is, will justice be served? It is rumored that one of Paris Hilton's mega-team of top-name lawyers remarked, "Not if I can help it." Meanwhile, it is reported that Jose Jimenez and Mary Diluchio are each 30 days into their sixty-day sentence in the LA County Jail for a probation violation stemming from drunk driving charges. In view of the present breakdown in the American legal system, 12,000,000 illegal aliens patiently wait to learn of their fate, while plans are being made to turn McArthur Park into a homeless shelter. Stay tuned for late breaking news.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
If this indeed is the end of the meaningful process, then the Administration and a host of Senators in both parties can be credited with a very good honest try. The silent majority of Americans with ambivalent feelings about many issues, but who have a concerted belief that a solution is needed, should let their representatives know how disappointed they are.

Robert J. Divine, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Christine Flower's letter's outrage (06/08/07 ID) over my comments (06/07/07 ID) to the effect that the point system is biased against Latinos might be easier to understand if her letter to the Editor explained what other avenues for legal immigration would be open to most Latinos and other minority immigrants who lack a higher degree and English fluency. If CIR becomes law. It is not that the point system is in and of itself a bad thing in theory. More flexible variations of a point system seem to be working well in places like Canada and Australia, and are helping to make those countries among the most diverse on the globe. The problem with the CIR point system is that it would replace, not supplement, the two pillars of minority immigration during the past forty years, namely family immigration and employment based immigration, with an elitist system which may not be openly intended to exclude most minority immigrants, but will certainly have that effect. When the uncertain "legalization" program, all but useless "guest worker" program, and draconian "enforcement" provisions, which are clearly intended to and definitely will hit Latino immigrants, their families, and their US employers the hardest, are also taken into account, the conclusion of bias is hard to escape. Therein lies the real outrage.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I wanted to express my deep gratitude to all my brothers and sisters who fought very hard to help stop the amnesty bill from passing. Thankfully all of our efforts have paid off as the amnesty bill is officially dead and with any luck it will never soil the halls of Congress again.

KO

Dear Editor:
This is in reference to Christine Flowers's letter (06/08/07 ID) which defends a point system weighted towards higher-skilled, more educated applicants. Her letter ended by saying "I think it is inappropriate and dangerous to ascribe racial intolerance to those who support a system that favors language fluency, education and skills. To imply otherwise is to insult the very people whom the letter writer seeks to defend. To imply otherwise is to insult the very people whom the author seeks to defend." OK; and I look forward to eating the food those applicants will bring to the marketplace.

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

Dear Editor:
Here are the deals for those who wish to sponsor their family members to immigrate here: 1. must have 700+ credit score, 2. own a house, 3. make 125% above US average per capita income with minimum net worth after debt US $ 250,000, 4. willing to sign affidavit that they will support their parents or adult single children until they can support themselves without asking for public welfare. 5. they must own their own health insurance and cover their immigrant family members as well, 6. they must support their relatives to learn ESL if they don't speak English from their own out of pocket. I am tired to hear those who complaint they can't bring family members here but they themselves are still living on welfare, struggling to feed themselves here and living paycheck to paycheck. I fully understand their desire to bring their loves one here, who don't ? But please check our financial situation first before ever dreaming to bring our parents and relatives here. Bringing relatives to the USA yes absolutely but don't expect others to take care of their welfare and expenses.

Robert Yang


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