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Immigration Daily September 13, 2007
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Comment

Gonzalez Says Congress Failed On CIR

USCIS Director Gonzalez during a talk at an Orlando, FL law school said, "You have an illegal population in the US that surpasses the population of Belgium. We need to know who those people are. I'd like to get some biometrics to see if there are arrest warrants for those folks." For the full Orlando Sentinel story, see here.

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


Focus

The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.


Article

I-140 Tips And Resolving Benefits Problems
Romulo E. Guevara, et al. share the citations from this recently concluded series.

Bloggings: September 13, 2007
Greg Siskind provides the latest postings on his blog.


News

USCIS Provides Latest Application And Receipting Update
USCIS has completed data entry and issued receipt notices for applications and petitions received on or before the dates indicated as of September 7, 2007.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young's (E&Y) global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of E&Y's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. We seek an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Requirements: (1) law degree along with a US bar admittance (dual Canadian-US bar admittance would be asset) (2) 2-4 years post-call business immigration experience (3) broad exposure to US immigration law. (4) excellent managerial, organizational, + verbal/written communication skills. For more details, enter job #00EK9 or key word "business immigration lawyer" here. Send resumes directly to Thomas Byun, Recruiting Manager, E&Y Canada: thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks another attorney for our growing business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid immigration law experience. Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Candidate 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 successfully 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.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks additional licensed outbound immigration attorneys with experience in foreign immigration to join our growing outbound immigration section. Ideal candidates possess 1-5 years of experience in employment-based immigration law, including experience in securing and coordinating work authorization in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions. T&F has been practicing immigration law since 1973. The Firm's thriving outbound practice is almost two decades old and specializes in providing corporate clients with expert services aimed at obtaining appropriate short and long term work visas for US and third-country expatriates in countries around the world. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. 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
Owings Mills, MD (minutes from downtown Baltimore) - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3-5 years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates work both as members of a team and as team leaders. Will join a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. Right candidate brings in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and is expected to supervise paralegals. Good writing and analytical skills required. Candidates invited to familiarize themselves with www.murthy.com. Forward resume + cover letter to hr@murthy.com with "Attorney Search Sept 2007" in subject line. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EEO.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Manhattan - Leading New York City immigration law firm requires intelligent and creative associate to focus on business immigration cases, and also occasionally handle family immigration, consular and citizenship matters. Ideal candidate has 2+ years relevant experience emphasizing H-1Bs, Ls, PERM and compliance matters (LCAs, PERM audit file and I-9s). Requirements: NY bar admittance, function as team player in fast-paced environment, take charge of complex and diverse cases and write updates for firm's website. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate a passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. Outstanding opportunity for attorney to grow in expanding and interesting practice. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package offered. Apply in confidence to: Attn: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq at resumes@cyrusmehta.com or fax to (212) 425-3282.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with latest case management system. Applicant should have good writing, communication and organization skills. Competitive compensation package. Please send resumes to resumes@wildesweinberg.com.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
They Need Us - We Need Them: How Do Immigrants Contribute to Western Democracies? Hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the US. 12:00 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2007. 1700 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC. http://www.gmfus.org/about/office.cfm?city=washington. This is a free event. Space is limited, so please RSVP: Nicola Lightner (202) 745-6685.


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:
As we mourn the nearly 3,000 US citizens and approximately 500 legal and illegal immigrants who died in the terror attacks of six years ago, we need to choose between the openness and tolerance of Robert Yang's letter (09/12/07 ID)and the exclusiveness and divisiveness of the letter by David Utterback (09/12/07 ID). My vote goes to Robert Yang's letter.

Semakweli

Dear Editor:
Today is a very sad day to remember. What happened should not be a reflection of the millions of immigrants that is living in this country. About 90% of the nonimmigrant population is only striving to get ahead and capitalized the "American dream". In this country the Mexican are not the only people who are not legal. We have indefinite numbers of countries that their people have come here as they could. Some of them only know this country as their only country because the person was very very young when she/he arrived. Do you realized how bad these number of the nonimmigrant population feels? Unless you are in their shoes you cannot know how this portion of the population feels. I know that Congress and the Senate has tired but the bigotry of a number of Senators and Congressmen is high. If they look back to their ancestors they will realized that what is happening today has happened in the past too.

Gladys C. Farris

Dear Editor:
We don't have decent universal healthcare because we're spending so much money on wars. And ironically, many Americans who say they don't have money for health insurance but they do have money for drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, parties, cable tvs, fancy cellphones and cars they don't really need or can't afford. Republicans and Libertarians believe in personal responsibility, free market and enterprise, less government baby sitting on citizens and we discourage welfare state. If ones are not happy to see those without insurance can get medical care for "free" they should complaint to their elected officials that welfare state is absolutely wrong. Legal or illegal immigration status doesn't matter. If ones have no insurance nor money they must find charities or philanthropists to pay their bills. I am not trying to be a racist, but yes, it was "white" colonialists who immigrated illegally first here, in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, parts of Africa and Asia and annexed many lands from the natives then erected their apartheid borders denying others to enjoy prosperity and opportunities. The poverty and suffering now in Africa, Asia and South America due to the past sins of these colonialists. These colonialists' descendants today shall have no moral nor authority to tell others that they're illegal because others also just want to immigrate to improve themselves, since they must pay back for their ancestors' past sin and look the the mirror of why their ancestors also immigrated here and elsewhere if not for improving their life. The only remedy is free trade and opportunity for every human beings in this planet to market their skills, goods and services for best compensation without governments meddling to protect special interests who don't want or feel need to compete squarely on the level playing field.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Whatever has happened to the STRIVE Act, hearing on which took place as recently as on Sep. 6? No press conferences, photo-ops, comments, no reports - silence. Does that silence mean good or bad news in the making? STRIVE contains a large number of items that are absolutely crucial to the immigration community and still it appears to be a no-news. The Act, for example, doubles the number of EB visas (which, by the way, as far as EB-3, just retrogressed to August of 2002), takes determination of prevailing wage out of states' incompetent hands, compels the DOL to to act within strict timeframes, addresses the H-1B problem, contains AgJobs and DREAM Act, not to mention the legalization program which, in my humble opinion, stands no chance of being enacted before the new administration gets installed. However, all the goodies are there and no one seems to know if anything is going to happen or not necessarily.

A.J.O.
New York

Dear Editor:
Responding to Robert Yang's letter (09/12/07 ID), just don't do it at our expense, taking away our happiness, prosperity, dignity, safe have, freedom and opportunity. Americans do not have a monoplopy. Go ahead and do it in your own country like we did. But stealing from us, is not what the constitution means. Millions of Americans, have done it without stealing. Read Stud Terkels books at a used book store. You can obtain one for about $2.00 and in his books you'll read hundreds of stories of Americans who had it rough, suffered, and got happiness, prosperity, dignity, safe haven, freedom and opportunity without taking from others, plundering benefits, and the fruit of the sweat of those who work an honest days work for an honest days pay in their own country, which they are a citizen. And, don't think al those legal immigrants had it easy either coming in the US. As the retired military gentleman said a few posts ago 'What is there about illegal you don't understand, other than I sometimes misspell it. Someday maybe the US will sentence tens of thousands of lobbyists and elected officials of plunder by letting 20 million illegals in the country and maybe they'll spend 40 years in prison. Sometimes, justice does happen lawfully accordng to the law, the way the people have written, followed the law themselves and expect that law will prevail in a law abiding country, that has used law as a rule except for some of these abnormalities like illegal immigration and many of the lobbyist-legislature abnormalities. Sometimes, justice has had enough of scoundrels and believe it or not, only in America, justice can be restored taking all the illegaities and prosecuting all those involved. Thats America.

David Utterback


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