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Comment

Anti-Immigrant Blogger

According to a Washington Post news story, "Much of the [undocumented] backlash that has spread to Loudoun County and elsewhere in Virginia can be traced to the computer annex in the basement of [blogger] Letiecq's suburban Manassas home ... Since April, Letiecq has used his blog to sign up more than 500 members for his [anti-undocumented] organization, Help Save Manassas, quickly building it into one of [Virginia's] most effective social movements." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Deadline Is July 24th For Preparing The Asylum Case: Key Issues

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "Preparing The Asylum Case: Key Issues", the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on July 26: Harm And Motive

  • Economic harm
  • Emotional harm
  • Physical harm
  • Future harm
  • Harm not considered to be persecution
  • Internal relocation
  • Race, religion, political opinion, nationality as motives
  • Proving motive of the persecutor
SECOND Phone Session on August 16: Particular Social Groups And Bars To Asylum
  • My husband punched me
  • FGM
  • Recruitment by a gang
  • Juveniles
  • Other particular social groups
  • The one-year deadline
  • Firm resettlement
THIRD Phone Session on September 13: Preparing The Application
  • Persecutor of others
  • Material support
  • How to get letters from the old country
  • Country conditions information from where?
  • How to interrupt the Asylum Officer
  • FOIA?
  • Objections to DHS documents
  • Overcoming Dandan case
  • DHS attorney and IJ relations
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 24th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2007.pdf.


Article

Now You See It, Now You Don't: What's Really At Stake in the Visa Bulletin Controversy
Gary Endelman writes "As we all learned at our mother's knee, if something seems too good to be true, maybe it is. So, so let's step back and take a second look at the great Visa Bulletin controversy of 2007."


News

DOS On Passport Waiting Times
During a press conference, Department of State spokesman said, "And we're dedicated to making sure that we meet the commitment that Assistant Secretary Harty articulated to the Congress, which is to have our waiting time back down to that 8- to 10-week timeframe by the end of September and again to get back to what has been our traditional service standard of four to six weeks by the end of the year."


Classifieds

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

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC - Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration cases, seeks paralegal with 2+ years of medical or business immigration experience. Prepare non-immigrant and immigrant petitions, PERM, Family based cases. Substantial interaction with clients. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Perlitsh@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Polished, reliable & meticulous individual needed to join fast-paced business immigration team in small firm in Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro. Position offers broad responsibility to work extensively with clients on interesting immigrant and nonimmigrant cases. Requirements include: 2+ yrs exp., excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Friendly environment and competitive salary. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O'Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015, dchammond@tobinoconnor.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Encino, CA - Immediate opening for junior immigration attorney in collegial, fast-paced immigration law boutique. Prior experience and fluency in Spanish preferred. Competitive benefits package (salary, 401K, health insurance) offered. Send resume to johnperry@johnperrylaw.com or fax at 866-451-2015.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Immigration law firm, with strong reputation, seeks bi-lingual (Eng/Span) paralegal with 2+ years experience in immigration law setting. Firm specializes in deportation defense, VAWA, federal court work and family and employment immigration. Ideal candidate should have knowledge of immigration court litigation, legal research, document creation and submission. Candidate should be computer savvy, with word processing skills (Word or WP), accurate data entry skills and calendaring. Knowledge of Time Matters a plus. This is a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume (MS word or pdf)+ salary requirements to: scipolla@weiszimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Expanding 45-person business immigration practice within general practice law firm seeks paralegal(s) with 2 - 5 years of business immigration experience to assist attorneys involved in full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. We offer a competitive compensation arrangement and a collegial work environment. Please submit resume, cover letter, + writing sample by email to: Dannielle M. Parker, dmparker@gibney.com. www.gibney.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration senior paralegal position with managerial responsibilities. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required, including labor certification and basic understanding of most nonimmigrant visa types. Excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - A 30 attorney law firm seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: Min. 1-3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: Min. 4 years of immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for both positions. Please email your resume + cover letter (please indicate position sought in subject header) explaining interest in the position to: recruitment@chgoimmlaw.com. This is a blind listing.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Houston and Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster P.C., a leading immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal assistant applicants. Position requires a university degree, strong writing skills, and Word, Outlook, Excel and Access proficiency. Competitive salary and benefits. No calls please. Send resume via e-mail to hr@tindallfoster.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Premier Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of advanced immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and techncial skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to: resume@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Primary responsibility will be management + oversight of the national green card sponsorship program for the Deloitte U.S. entities. Focus is on technical aspects of managing the program which requires a high level of communication, managing all program changes and their impacts, identification of trends and oversight of case workflow and resources involved in all aspects of the process from start to finish. Day-to-day responsibilities include case review, individual case strategy development, + managing overall internal compliance details including posting and recruitment requirements. Qualifications: specialized knowledge in immigration law and paralegal experience or related (4 -7 yrs. relevant experience); strong project management skills to lead special projects as required by senior mgmt; excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to manage process effectively and efficiently; excellent analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to communicate effectively with multi-national employees. Send resumes to: cojohnson@deloitte.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

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 - Washington, DC
Funding the REAL ID Act: Improved Homeland Security or More Washington Waste? Sponsored by the Cato Institute Friday, July 20, 2007, 2:00 p.m. 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=3978


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:
Mr. Algase's letter to the Editor (07/23/07 ID) makes the assumption that because Lou Dobbs (not a Republican, just for the record) dislikes immigrants generally, that all of those who were skeptical of the grand compromise were racists. There are different people who opposed the bill for different reasons. I know several Minutemen, whom the letter writer would likely want to dismiss out of hand, I used to be so inclined, who were only reluctantly against the bill because it did not require payment of back-taxes and others who were only against it because of their experiences with the disastrous backlogs and chain migration from the 1986 compromise. Simply assuming the racism of all of one's opponents undercuts the persuasiveness of one's rhetoric. There are racists on both sides of the immigration debate, to be sure. Nevertheless, harping on them is about as effective as immigration restrictionists complaining about the dreams of some illegals about a neo-Nazi reconquista of our Southwest, to be reconstituted as Azatlan. An America that made "Everybody Loves Raymond" one of the most popular shows ever is hardly seething with anti-Hispanic vitriol. To the extent there is vitriol, a focus on actually addressing the complaints would likely quell a good bit even of that. In fact, I'd argue that calling anyone who disagrees with one's views "racist" makes people disinclined to agree with one on anything else. Robert Yang's letters have the right idea in depersonalizing the argument and talking simply about human capital as a necessary inducement to keep financial capital over here. Now, Lou Dobbs hates that idea too, but as a populist hosting a "business program" he's likely beyond persuasion, and at least we can keep his eyes from bugging out by arguing on those grounds.

Honza J. F. Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
US IT workers are the most vulnerable for outsourcing. IT companies simply move the operational to Canada just like Microsoft did recently or Mexico or even farther in India or Russia if USA decides to close H1B program at all. Right now, terrabytes capacity fiber optic cables are being laid from South East Asia to the US, and this project will be finished by the end of 2008. It means that more US IT jobs can be outsourced easily to Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam etc. for less. Americans can't rely on politicians to "secure" their jobs nor use their citizenship as something to take for granted anymore. At the advance of the broadband internet, global travelling etc. border control becomes obselete. More countries are merging their common interests and tearing down border control to lower the cost of trade and to facilitate greater freedom for their citizens to work, trade and shop, to gain greater bargaining power and competitiveness in the global stage. E.U. has been doing it, South American nations are on the way, Africans are thinking about it and Asians too, while here in the USA some folks are talking to build the "Great Wall of USA". Those who think their citizenships should entitle them for something, will be disappointed. The only way Americans can stay ahead the competition is continuing education and innovation not by paranoia, xenophobia or complaining.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
The border will never be completely closed. Humanity and the ingenuity of preservation is unlimited. What we need here is a comprehensive immigration law that caters with today's problem. What is happening is that congress and senate are showing the bigotry of the high and mighty towards those who are the underdogs. What happen to welcome new blood to the country as our forefathers did? Well, yes we need a revamp on immigration but also we need to fix the problem of the not 12,000,000 but at least 25,000,000 to 30,000,000 of undocumented group.

Gladys Farris

Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Algase's letter to the Editor (07/23/07 ID), it is obvious that the letter writer doesn't watch Lou Dobbs, because if one did one would hear that illegal immigration can't be controlled unless the borders are. Instead of reading someone else's on-line show review,one should actually watch the show. Its great to be in America, where one has freedom of speech, or you would not have been able to spin your venom. What Lou Dobbs covers on his show is his prerogative and is much appreciated by the huge audience he has. This isn't about immigration or immigration laws, I'm sure one is aware that immigration is a legal platform for legal immigrates who legally applied for admission and fulfilled all the requirements for admission... Countries have immigration policies for the national interest of the country ... .Not for the interest of the immigrants. Immigrants don't come here expecting to be supported, making demands; they follow the rules, assimilate, are proud, have rights, contribute, are grateful and help make this a greater country. This is about America, the respect and protection of Americans, national security. The open border movement tries to use the legal platforms of immigration and the black civil rights movement for exploitation for their illegal platform and it bothers them, that blacks and legal immigrants speak their minds about this sham and they can't use their favorite word "racist". This group has tried to turn both blacks and immigrants against the pro-law enforcement supporters and can't. They are not Americans and they are not Immigrants. The children born here are not citizens according to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 which requires one parent to be an American citizen.

S. Accarino


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