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Immigration Daily August 7, 2007
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Proof Is In Pudding

The following diagram highlights the contradiction between ICE policy and reality. According to the TRAC table illustrating the number of persons charged in immigration courts by DHS, criminals are charged 1,000 times more than terrorists, while immigrants are charged 7,000 times more than terrorists. Clearly, national security and terrorism are just an excuse to wage a war on immigrants.

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Focus

Obtaining Permanent Residence In Spite Of A Conviction

The curriculum for the August 9th phone seminar on "Obtaining Permanent Residence In Spite Of A Conviction" is as follows:

  • Effect of aggravated felony conviction
  • What is a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Disclosure of conviction, effect of expungement
  • What is the petty offence exception
  • What about drug convictions, Where do you live
  • Obtaining a 212(h) waiver
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 7th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2007.pdf.


Article

Predictions For October 2007 Priority Dates Of Employment Based Immigrant -- Good News!
Jan Pederson writes "Government sources have advised us that we can expect more good news when the new pool of visa numbers is released for the fiscal year which begins on October 1, 2007."


News

USCIS Issues Service Center And Lockbox Receipting Update
USCIS issued a service center and lockbox receipting update.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Francisco, CA - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for a Project Director for a newly-created Immigration Advocates Network (IAN). IAN is a collaboration of immigrantsí rights organizations whose goal is to create an integrated national legal and advocacy support network to increase access to justice for low income immigrants. The Project Director is responsible for overall management of the project, including strategic direction and project planning and sustainability. This position will also oversee project staff (initially a Project Coordinator position located in NYC) and report to senior CLINIC staff and the IAN Working Group. For more details, see here. Interested applicants should submit resume, references, + writing sample by August 30, 2007 to Juakeita Norman at jnorman@cliniclegal.org. No telephone calls. EOE. www.cliniclegal.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Largest suburban MD law firm seeks proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney immigration law experience, including Emp.-Based IV (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), Family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. Work with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Excellent salary/benefits package. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Fl., Rockville, MD 20852-2743. Fax (301) 230-2891. mbowen@srgpe.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Buffalo, NY - The University at Buffalo, State University of New York seeks applicants for the position of Director, Immigration Services. The person hired will manage the preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, Outstanding Professor/Researcher petitions, PERM (regular and special handling) certifications, and Adjustment of Status applications on behalf of the University. He/she will also advise the university community on relevant immigration regulations, and serve as the Responsible Officer for its J-1 program. A JD degree and 3 or more years of directly related experience required. SEVIS experience preferred. Salary range: $70,000 - 95,000 per yr. For more details, see here. All applications must be submitted via https://ubjobs.buffalo.edu by August 22, 2007. The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney for our business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid experience Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Canidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a "go-getter" with the ability to bring in business. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having completed 16,000+ cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to levine@visa-usa.com which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

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Immigration Book
"Immigration Enforcement And Policies" By Bruno T. Isenburg. Nova Science Publishers, 147 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1600213030, $59.00. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1600213030/.


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:
I read with some dismay the Congressional "pardon" of border patrol agents Ramos and Compean (see 08/02/07 ID comment). Border agents are highly exposed to potential corruption and bribery, even more so than drug enforcement agents. To allow two of them to get away with falsifying reports and planting evidence is a disaster. Had they just fessed up early on, I doubt much would have happened to them after they shot a fleeing drug smuggler who posed no threat right in the keester, but they didn't, did they? One wonders what else they may have covered up or lied about in the course of their duties. This sort of cheap bipartisan grandstanding is highly detrimental to good order and discipline in law enforcement agencies.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
I offer this in response to Robert Yang's letter (08/06/07 ID), which queries as to "Why pizzerias, Chinese restaurants, banks, airlines and landlords must worry about their customers' immigration status while they're good paying customers who bring them repeat profitable businesses? If I own a business, I don't care less about my customers personal issues, what I care they shop at mine and bring profit, repeat businesses and of course more referrals. Period." If one were to follow the principles outlined in Yang's letter, why should we be concerned at all about the personal issues of those around us? Should we just mind our own business and look out only for ourselves? Should we just ignore lawbreakers, all of them, rapists, murderers, child molesters, and just sell to them, to as Mr. Yang's letter states, "bring profit", without worrying about who they are or what they are - after all, as Mr. Yang's letter suggests, it is none of our business, so long as our business profits. Should we no longer watch America's Most Wanted on TV and report the criminal offenders we see showcased there? Or give a hoot about Megan's Law or the public assisting law enforcement in the apprehension of child molesters? How about when a hit-and-run driver runs over a third grader in the crosswalk a block from her home? Should we not report gang-bangers we see spraying graffiti on the side of our neighbor's business premises - it is not our business premises and surely that will not hurt our profit? Should we allow lawlessness to run rampant and let us allow Border Patrol Agents kill undocumented aliens?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Had justice been served millions of people and 105 congressman would not be screaming for their release.. I suggest anyone who thinks this is justice should read the full story at WorldNet Daily, "2 Border Patrol agents face 20 years in prison".

s. courter

Dear Editor:
It serves no good purpose to deport innocent young children brought by their parents to illegally immigrate here (see 08/06/07 ID comment). Most of them are bright students who will be good US citizens if given the opportunities to do so. It's very sad that they have to deal with irrational and inhumane immigration laws supported by those hypocrites who say they support "family values", "sanctity of marriage" and calling themselves as "compassionate conservatives" who care about themselves despite the Lord's teaching of sharing and loving. I really don't get it while so many lazy US citizen criminals and parasites where out of focus of criticism from this group, while they try to kick out many good people who have contributed so much for this country. Yes, they must break the laws to feed their familly and for better life and opportunities but these human beings were called illegal for something that have been done in the past by the ancestors of many if not most Americans today. We must reform our welfare system so it won't be abused by any lazy parasites, and we must give a chance for those who have proven they deserve this chance to get American dream, starting with those young innocent bright students who get caught in the chaos of our immigration laws.

Robert Yang


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