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Immigration Daily September 20, 2007
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Errata

Immigration Daily did not provide proper attribution to Greg Siskind for kindly supplying the photos from Immigration Voice's September 18th rally featured in Immigration Daily's comment September 19, 2007. Also, Immigration Daily inadvertently carried Chris Colin's Article "An Immigrant's Tale: Loving Your Job, America Style" twice (August 6, 2007 and August 13, 2007). We regret the errors.

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


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Article

Any Relief For Aggravated Felons? A Brief Note On A Valuable Lesson: A Close And In-depth Examination Could Lead To Relief Even For Aggravated Felons
Pravinchandra J. Patel writes "It is widely known that Congress has wrecked havoc by defining "aggravated felony" in section 101(a)(43) of the INA, and including almost the whole of the alphabet soup (A through U) by including the whole gamut of criminal activities, even to the detriment of many time-honored and venerated values enshrined in the Act."

Bloggings: September 20, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries from his blog.


News

USCIS Announces 18-Month EAD Extension For Liberians Provided DED
USCIS published notice announcing an 18-month automatic extension of employment authorization for Liberians who have been provided Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), is effective as of 12:01 a.m. October 1, 2007. This automatic extension will expire on March 31, 2009.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW is the largest, most trusted, and fastest-growing online immigration services provider. VISANOW seeks a transactional immigration attorney to join our team and help deliver legal advice and counsel, while aiding in our goal to continue to expand and enhance the delivery of our services to our client base. JD required with 2+ years experience working as an attorney in immigration law. High fluency and expertise speaking and writing in Spanish a plus. For a detailed job description, see here. We offer a very competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, disability, 401K and stock purchase programs (both featuring immediate eligibility). If you're interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail your resume and salary history to careers@visanow.com with the title Attorney in the subject line. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Milwaukee, WI - Prominent national business immigration law firm seeks a senior associate to provide management and oversight to its work flow and team development and act as point person to the Managing Partner on all case related activity in the firm. Milwaukee, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is the 25th largest city in the US. This is a great opportunity for an Attorney who wants to get off the billable grind and manage in a team environment for a quality boutique practice. The firm services a mix of high end corporate clients in a relaxed, professional environment. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. JD with 5 years experience in business immigration law required. Forward resume + cover letter to applyglg@yahoo.com. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. This is a blind posting.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Progressive and quickly growing law firm seeks attorney interested in working in a business development capacity. Must have experience and a solid track record. Must be a self starter, motivated and capable of national or regional coverage. Competitve package, incredible benefits and tremendous incentives. Can work from any location. Interested candidates should send resume, salary history + references to Rami Fakhoury: rami@employmentimmigration.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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.

Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli and Lory Rosenberg - two nationally-renowned experts with an unrivaled breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise - provide immigration-related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. They consult on employment-based immigration, job portability, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy, waivers of ineligibility, asylum, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, litigation, relief from removal and appeals. Offices in CA, NY & MD; Services: worldwide. To discuss how we can assist your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or aap@entertheusa.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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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've been catching up on reading some back issues of Immigration Daily, and I especially like the letters to the Editor, but ... letters would be improved if we would try to keep in mind some suggested guidelines. People are not responsible for the sins of their parents. Best to address immigration without involving the "race" issue unless it is really germane to the point, and even then, one might do well to think about it. National characters do differ, some are better on particular points than others and it is not racist per se to point that out. Whatever the historical sins of America, on balance it is a pretty fine place and it has been since before the Founding. That's why most of us are here. National health care and the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and whatnot are fascinating topics but likely inappropriate for this site. If you have to call someone a Nazi or Commie, you've probably lost your argument. The same is true for "blood-sucking parasites" and the like. Folks in NYC and the Left Coast don't have a monopoly on worldliness, culture and broad-mindedness. Conversely, people in fly-over country don't have a monopoly on good sense and decency. Enforcement can work, but it carries costs. The argument is whether a particular level and type of enforcement justifies incidental costs. Our immigration system is such a complex mess, that it almost seems irrational for most non-professionals and established entrepreneurs to come legally. In the last few decades, historically weak efforts at immigration enforcement amounted to a de facto policy of acceptance of large flows of illegals even as the laws sounded tough. Realizing that isn't necessarily pro-"amnesty", or even pro-immigration. One can favor legal immigration without championing illegal immigration. One can dislike illegal immigration without calling for mass round-ups.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
I have to agree with the point in Linda Cogill's September 19 letter that the issue of illegal immigrants is receiving more attention than the plight of legal ones, many of whom, as Ms. Cogill's letter describes, have a great deal to contribute to America. But it is completely mistaken to argue that legal immigrants are being neglected because the government is too busy taking care of illegal ones. The only attention that illegal immigrants are receiving is being shot at the border, hunted down like rats, locked up in inhuman conditions and having their families broken up through deportation, but all of this is the work of ICE which, unlike USCIS, does not process applications by legal immigrants. Legal immigrants, in fact, are receiving some attention, but none of is it the kind that Ms. Cogill's letter would welcome. New rules have almost wrecked the J-1 and religious visa programs and are discouraging employers from sponsoring their employees for labor certifications by making employers bear much of the costs. H-1B is on life support. Educated legal immigrants may hate being in the same boat (so to speak) with Spanish-speaking illegal ones, but they are no less the targets of hatred and prejudice than their illegal brothers and sisters. Just ask Lou Dobbs.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Responding to Linda Cogill's letter of Sept 19th, your statement is absolutely correct that "we are highly educated in our respective fields." The smartest thing corporate America the this administration can do is let millions of foreign doctors, nurses into the US. They've let in up to 20 million illegals for the only purpose of making labor cheap. They want a work force governed by globolization, to oppress the American, as Mr. Yang's letter suggests (09/19/07 ID), taking away their rights, their perrogative to enjoy freedom and make slaves out of Americans. So, from my point of view, America, being the only major industralized country without national health care can let in those who can help the citizen. As for the uneducated illegals, I still think they can do as the rest of the world and come in as overseas workers, on 3 year contracts, leaving their families in their native countries. An overseas worker does not roam the community at large, but is under the auspicis of their employer, who bear all needs and responsibilites. Legal immigratin is difficult, like trying to get the same government that turns its head the other direction to illegals, that war or not war, fails to get the most basic medical for all citizens. Then too, we have millions of 2nd and 3rd generation ADC recipients that should be placed in work camps along with illegals to do public works projects. I am not advocating concentration camps, but illegals, those who sponge off the US shoud be placed in work camps to benefit and show respect for the USC. I am for having a national ID card, available only if one has legal citizenship and without it, no work, no freedom to move about our infrastructure period.

David Utterback


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