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Immigration Daily June 28, 2007
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Although yesterday's cloture vote passed: 64/35, the following positions on CIR are particularly noteworthy:

  • Sens. Chambliss and Isakson - members of the original Grand Bargain. They have walked out on their end of the agreement and it will be hard for them to be credible on immigration going forward.
  • AFL-CIO - their opposition to CIR continues their longstanding anti-immigrant stance despite their claim to be pro-worker. Fortunately, the Change To Win coalition has emerged to defend worker's interests while AFL-CIO returns to its dark history of being the bedrock of anti-immigrant sentiment in the US.
  • President Bush deserves kudos as the most pro-immigration President in living memory and has not received due credit from immigration advocates.
  • Sens. Kennedy and Kyl deserve to be lauded for their leadership on the immigration issue.
The votes over the next two days in the Senate will be crucial. The country will be watching the Senate.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


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:


Board Of Immigration Appeals Makes Unfavorable Rulings In Long Awaited One Child Policy Cases
Alan Lee, Esq. writes " The rulings are a disappointment to many asylum applicants who had hoped that the BIA would come up with better results in light of the recent criticism of its rulings by the Court of Appeals."

Bloggings: June 28, 2007
Greg Siskind, Esq. shares the latest entries from his blog.


CRS On US Immigration Policy On Haitian Migrants
A Congressional Research Service report on Haitian migrants concludes that migrant interdiction and mandatory detention are key components of US policy toward Haitian migrants, but human rights advocates express concern that Haitians are not afforded the same treatment as other asylum seekers arriving in the US.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC mid-town law firm seeks paralegal with immigration experience preparing I-485 applications. This is a temp position. Send resume to: Melanie Smith, Employment Manager,, fax 716-819-4669.

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 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 for the Boston office. 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:

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 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 or 180 Water Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10038. EOE.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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

New Law Firm Name - Boynton Beach, FL
Our new law firm will be named: The Hujber Law Group. The firm was previously known as The Immigration Law Offices of Richard Hujber. Our website, e-mail, and telephone number remain the same -,, and (561) 417-VISA (8472).

Immigration Event - Lansing, MI
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) present "Bars and Waivers Understanding Inadmissibility Grounds and How to Prepare Waivers to Overcome Inadmissibility" . July 26-27 2007. This training will review common grounds of inadmissibility, including health, crimes, fraud, smuggling, and prior immigration violations, and will provide guidance on preparing and documenting waiver applications. This training is interactive, with large and small group exercises on determining inadmissibility and preparing and submitting waiver applications. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
Does anyone know the current status of the part of the Citizenship Promotion Act (S.795/H.R.1379) that proposes to mandate that background checks be completed within a specific time frame? We are concerned since we read of the shutting down, in effect, of the Rapid Adjudication Pilot Program in Dallas in your June 22 newsletter. (The Pilot Program is described in the Washington Post article, "Immigration Agency Mired in Inefficiency," May 28, 2007.)

N & D Friedman
Bronx, NY

Dear Editor:
It is surprise to see news release (06/27/07 ID) in which Sen. Judd Gregg urged Senate negotiators to address national shortage of qualified nurses by importing foriegn nurses. All of us want to have nurses from within the US rather than importing from foreign countries. Many American students these days are interested in nursing careers, but colleges and universities are not rushing to provide the necessary slots. It is widely known to all that there has been a great shortage of nurses in the US for years, but instead of increasing seats of nurses in the US colleges and universities, Congress created H-1A and H-1C visas that allowed hundreds of thousand of foreign nurses to enter the US to work. In addition, the appropriations bill was singed into law on May 11, 2005 by President Bush allowing 50,000 foreign nurses to come to the US to work. It cannot be understood that while American students are very desirous of studying nursing, on the other hand foreign nurses are coming to the US to work. The US government does not seem to be trying to meet the shortage from its own internal sources. A great number of US citizens and green card holder students who have been trying to get admission to city community colleges for Registered Nursing (RN) programs, have been waiting for more than two years for their number to come to register to the required classes. Concerned US authorities have not paid any attention to increase the number of seats for Nursing programs. It is certain that if the number of seats for this RN program are increased at all US city community colleges, we will not have to import nurses from foreign countries. Additionally, this will also help reduce unemployment in the US.

S. Salike

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