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Immigration Daily June 25, 2007
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The Most Wanted

Who can be held accountable if CIR does not clear the Senate next week? Here are the top five most wanted:

  • Sen. Chambliss and Sen. Isakson, both Republicans of Georgia - they were part of the original coalition supporting CIR and a number of the tough enforcement provisions were expressly written into CIR to earn their support. Their desertion at this late hour smacks of bad faith.
  • AFL-CIO - one wonders whether their anti-CIR position is the first step down the dark path to a return to their long history of anti-immigrant behavior.
  • Sen. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota - he has unexpectedly become an opponent of CIR because he is opposed to guestworkers. Regardless of one's position on guestworkers, at this point in the legislative cycle a vote against guestworkers is a vote against CIR.
  • Sen. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia - former Ku Klux Klan member who is reliably opposed to any pro-immigrant legislation coming down the pike.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

DVDs - Lory Rosenberg, Robert Divine, Angelo Paparelli

We do NOT usually record our all-day workshops. We made an exception in the last week of March since many people wrote to us saying that the H1B deadline and the RIR conversion deadline made it impossible for them to travel to New York City. We are pleased now to make these DVDs (together with extensive printed materials) of these workshops available to attorneys across the country. For more info, please see:

Questions on DVDs: Please write to: webmaster@ilw.com.


Article

Success And Immigrants
Ellen Freeman writes "The vast majority of my clients, and foreign nationals who I meet around the country, are not economic immigrants. We came here for upward social mobility, something our native countries failed to offer."

Summary of S. 1639: the Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
Gregory Siskind provides a summary of key provisions of S. 1639.


News

DOS Upgrades Passport Applications
The Department of State announced in a press release that it has strengthened security standards for access to the proof of passport application that some Americans are temporarily using to enter and re-enter the United States from points in the Western Hemisphere.

Text Of S. 1639
We reproduce S.1639 in its entirety, the current version of CIR up for vote next week in the Senate.

USCIS Announces Direct Filing
USCIS announced new "Direct Filing" instructions for additional immigration forms that were transitioned last year into the Bi-Specialization initiative.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases required. Responsibilities include preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. A bachelor's degree and minimum 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to mlhr@mintz.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., a large international law firm with more than 450 attorneys in eight offices, seeks an immigration associate. Ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates should have a background in the following: PERM Applications, H1B, O1, J1, E, and I-9's. Experience dealing with immigration consequences of merger and acquisition activity is strongly preferred. Interested candidates should submit a resume Catherine L. Murphy, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager by mail: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111 or email: CLMurphy@mintz.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Cutting-edge law firm seeks paralegal with 3+ years of substantial experience in the US employment-based immigration processes, including drafting and preparing labor certifications, H1B, E and L visas. Experience with family based, naturalization and mandamus a plus. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: Debra Villegas at dvillegas@rra-law.com or fax at (954) 527-8663.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) seeks a dynamic and dedicated leader for its next Executive Director for the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs (ORIA). Oversee, evaluate, and manage practices and new initiatives regarding refugees and immigrants and limited English-speaking individuals; consult with and train program areas in aspects of determining eligibility of applicants for public benefits; provide community education to external organizations; collaborate with other gov't agencies regarding immigrant issues; represent HRA at immigration-related and language access meetings. Guide HRA's interpretation and translation activities and determine scope for contracted language services; oversee the procurement process; monitor contracts; and supervise subordinate staff. Requirements: 4-year degree from an accredited college + 4 years of professional experience, including 18 mos. of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a law or master's degree in related field. NYC residency required within 90 days of employment. Salary Range: $56,158 - 119,833. Comprehensive benefits package offered. Send resume to: Donald Shire at shired@hra.nyc.gov or 180 Water Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10038. EOE.

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

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments, Chicago, August 5-7. This conference focuses on strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team and provides a better understanding of the immigration processes related to internationally recruited nurses. Co-sponsored by the American Nurses Association and the International Centre on Nurse Migration. For details, see here. For the registration form, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.

New Offices - Boynton Beach, FL
The Immigration Law Offices of Richard Hujber is moving to our new location at: 703 West Boynton Beach Boulevard Boynton Beach, FL 33426. Our website, e-mail, and telephone number remain the same - www.southfloridaimmigration.com, richardhujber@yahoo.com, and (561) 417-VISA (8472).


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:
Responding to John E. Everroad, Jr.'s letter to the Editor (6/22/07 ID), "federal law referred to as 'code'" is true only for those sections of the United States Code that have been enacted into law as code. Some sections have never been enacted as positive law and for those sections one continues to refer to the Federal Statutes when citing that law. Title 8 of the U.S. Code is one of those titles never enacted as positive law. Hence we refer primarily to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), as amended, rather than to Title 8. Also, the word "rent," "rental," etc., only appear in the INA dealing with the government renting and not in reference to renting "a living facility to an illegal alien." This argument was presented in defense of the unconstitutional ordinance enacted in Framers Branch, TX. As noted by a Dallas Morning News reporter, "there is no such federal law." (FB rental ordinance language questioned Dallas Morning News, April 25, 2007). Finally, as the US Constitution does refer to a person in relation to some rights, it turns out that illegal aliens do have some rights, whether one likes that or not.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

Dear Editor:
John E Everroad, Jr.'s letter to the Editor (06/22/07 ID) makes some pretty serious allegations regarding what Title 8 disallows. His letter invites us to "Go ahead and read Title 8." Title 8 is very, very, very long, not to mention very boring. I just do not have time to read it in its entirety, although over the past 29 years of immigration law practice, I have read some portions of it many times. Perhaps someone would share with ID readers the code sections to which his letter refers, to make our reading of Title 8 more time effective. Or, does anyone in ID-land know the code sections to which Mr. Everroad's letter to the Editor refers? I am especially interested in the part of Title 8 that requires local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws, and the part that makes it illegal to rent a living facility to an illegal alien and where I can find the "Clean Hand" Law referred to in Mr. Everroad's letter and the part that support's Mr. Everroad's claim that " ... if you break the law .... you have no rights to anything". Surely someone out there has the answers. Please share them with ID's readers.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Editor's note: The citation was deleted in error. It is Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part VIII, 1324.

Dear Editor:
Close the borders to illegals. Enforce exiting laws. That's how simple it is. Right now there are too many laws.

Maurice Simpson

Dear Editor:
Already we are having trouble with the immigrants here at Virginia Beach Why should others be allowed and not wait their turn? They do not want to obey laws here. Why should we have to hide for protection when our people have been here almost 400 years? I know there are those here who do not accept responsibility of taking care of their own and things are getting much worse. Ronald Reagon said " if we are not a nation under GOD" we will go under" Our men are dying for freedom and you are saying it is in vain. We slept with unlocked doors when I was small, where did that go?? Why aren't our children safe?? I believe these immigrants should go back and wait until it is their turn to come here. Our children are working so hard and this is not right. Take care of us, I am a widow and we should have first place, after the 3 servicemen. America is dying and it can be helped, but not the way it is going.

Kate Priddy

Dear Editor:
Mr. Everroad's letter (6/22/07 ID) is provocative. It is also fails to reference where, exactly, in 8 U.S.C. it says that it is illegal to rent to the undocumented. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to provide a citation. As for his letter's contention that there is a legal doctrine of clean hands that strips the undocumented of any and all rights, that proposition is thankfully mistaken.

Edward Summers
Charlottesville, VA


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