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Immigration Daily October 9, 2007
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American Success Story

Many believe that the 1986 Amnesty solely benefitted unskilled and uneducated undocumented aliens. However, note the case of Phillippe Kahn who was legalized under the 1986 Amnesty and eventually founded four software companies (source: Wikipedia). There is every reason to believe that future legalization would be beneficial to many across the skills spectrum.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tues, Oct. 9th For EB-1 And Other Options For The Best And The Brightest

The October 11th telephone seminar of "Latest In Business Immigration Law Practice" will focus on EB-1 And Other Options For The Best And The Brightest. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Extraordinary vs. Outstanding vs. Distinguished
  • When there are multiple options to choose from, which is the best?
  • Is Self-Sponsorship better than Employer Sponsored?
  • What is Schedule A, and is it still an option?
  • When is "The Best" not good enough?
  • Tricks for meeting more than just 3 categories!
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 9th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2007.pdf).


Article

Counterpoint: Ethically Handling Conflicts Between Two Clients Through The "Golden Mean"
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Is it ethically permissible for a lawyer in a dual representation situation to continue to represent one client after the occurrence of a conflict? This is the central issue that the Golden Mean attempts to examine."


News

CRS Report On Trafficking In Persons
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on trafficking in persons in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
NY, NY - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, an international immigration law firm seeks (3) experienced immigration associates. Position (1) requires 2-4 years business immigration experience, as an attorney; Position (2) requires 4-6 years business immigration experience, as an attorney; and Position (3) requires 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, a proven track record as writer on immigration issues, and the ability to work under pressure. Ideal candidates familiar with all aspects of business immigration, including NIV and IV, have had extensive client contact, and can perform multiple tasks in fast paced, high volume environment. Must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Competitive salaries + excellent benefits offered. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, + salary history to recruitment@fragomen.com. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

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Credential Evaluation And Translation
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Immigration Event
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) presents "9th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference And Tour of The Consulate". November 13-15, 2007. This two and a half-day seminar will provide detailed information on the most important aspects of family-based immigration, including: eligibility to immigrate based on family relation, consular processing, adjustment of status, 245(i) eligibility, Child Status Protection Act, grounds of inadmissibility, consequences of unlawful presence, filing effective waiver applications, and the affidavit of support requirements. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. Deadline is October 31, 2007. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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 find it insightful to glimpse what the average citizen believes about US immigration policy. Responding to Peter Griswold's letter (10/05/07 ID), it wasn't a decision of a presumably activist judge which created the phenomenon of anchor babies. It's the jus soli tradition of acquiring citizenship at birth that dates back to English common law; all who are born within a territory are citizens of that territory. Continental Europe, evolved into the jus sanguinus tradition, which holds that citizenship is based on blood lines. England exported it's jus solis tradition to it's colonies - US, Australia, Canada, and some of the Caribbean island nations - and Spain and France exported their jus sanguinus tradition to Latin America and Africa. Now, in both England and continental Europe, the lines between the two traditions are blurring. In England, which once made any person born into any of it's far flung territories a citizen regardless of who or what his parents were, now restricts citizenship at birth to those born in the UK of at least one parent with some lawful status. The US has also included some elements of the jus sanguinus tradition into our laws. For example, consider the provisons at INA 301, providing that a person born outside the territory of the US of at least one U.S. citizen parent can claim US citizenship, despite being clearly foreign-born. What has remain unchanged for more than two hundred years is the primary rule of law regarding US citizenship that says if born in US, then citizen of the US, with only some small exceptions. It's this fundamental and long-standing rule of law which makes the offspring of illegal aliens citizens. If US citizens believe it's time to moderate that primary rule with some caveats, they need to speak to Congress, not the courts.

Jay McTyier, Esq.
St. Petersburg, FL

Dear Editor:
When I click the "print this page" button at the bottom of an article the article doesn't load completely just the Immigration Daily header. This has been the case for the last couple of days. Any ideas or is printing an article no longer an option from that button?

Lynne R. Feldman, Esq.
Champaign, IL

Editor's note: We experienced no problems using the "print this page" feature on various Articles and other items in Immigration Daily. Please try using the feature again. Let us know if there is still a problem.

Dear Editor:
Connecticut has double of the per capita income than Mississippi and open border. Puerto Rico has lower per capita income than the rest of mainland USA and open border as well. Spain and Portugal are among the lower per capita income nations in the EU compared to Germany, Belgium, UK. As Berlin wall collapsed, West and East Germany now has open border, but not all ex East Germans move to western Germany. There are of course some grumbling people who feel those poorer folks "stealing" their jobs even they belong to the same race and people. Mr. Murray's statement (10/05/07 ID) that most of world poor population will move to USA because of open border is completely absurd, the most obvious example is inside USA itself. California is nice and wealthy state, but taxes are high and properties price are ridiculously expensive, so by the law of supply and demand, many Californians moved out of the state to other states even to Mexico to seek lower taxes and better bargain. Punishing people seeking better life, bargains and opportunity is not only unjust but also absurd and selfish. Immigration and trade barriers only serve protectionist special interests. These special interests must be honest to themselves that they want to get rid of competitors by restrictionist immigration laws and trade barriers. Less competition means higher prices for consumers. We're forced to buy at higher prices because they blackmail us and try to create monopoly on labor market. If nativist protectionists think the "great wall" of USA will protect their jobs security, it won't. More jobs outsourcing to overseas or robots, computers and machines will be the result. C'est la vie. Have a nice day folks and happy complaining.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Peter Griswold's letter (10/5/07 ID) states, among other things, that we should "reverse the decision" creating "anchor babies". I assume that this term means automatic citizenship for anyone born in the US. It has always been my understanding that automatic citizenship for anyone born in the US is expressly embodied in the clear language of the Constitution, not just in a "decision". Evidently, Mr. Griswold's letter wants to change the Constitution to take away from certain children (who, of course, would overwhelmingly have Spanish names) a legal right that they now have or, if unborn, will have in the future once they are born here. Do I detect a double standard here? Mr. Griswold's letter seems to be saying that if the law as it is allows us to get rid of millions of people whose language or skin color we don't like, let's enforce it to the hilt. However, if the law gives any of these people, or at least their children, the right to stay here, especially as American citizens, then let's change the law instead of following the one we now have. Therefore, the issue is not mainly one of enforcing the law; it is about getting rid of people whose language, culture, or skin color are offensive to certain Americans who don't want minority immigrants or their children in this country, legally or illegally.

Semakweli

Dear Editor:
Responding to Robert Yang's 10/05/07 ID) statement "Let'em all in." Whose going to pay for all this. Americans really get tired of hearing about having everyone in the world come over and use our social security savings, using scripture to tell us how to distribute our hard earned money. Sir, there wouldn't be enough room to turn around on. And too, Sir, how about all the legal applicants. Where is the mercy for them. That seems lacking. How about the Americans who sweat and work in America for generations. You have no mercy for them, but rather let them work to the bone, like slaves for all the freeloaders. No, that's not common sense and God is a God of common sense. Thousands of hard working Americans must leave the US because of prejudice against the whites who are US citizens becasue of the misdistribution of rights, benefits. Are you saying Jesus Christ is only a God for illegals and push out Americans from their own country that they and their forefathers struggled to fight for it flag, suffer thru depressions. Ohh come on. When the gold is gone, you're gone and how many illegals are enlisting to fight in iraq? Ever see men working 0n a highway in 100 degree heat? Isn't God their God too and don't they pay taxes and aren't they eligible for Gods blessings. So, how is it you suggest billions of people are going to come in a steal and we Americans are going to pay the tab. Convert to Christ in your own country and save the world there.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
I find myself in the uncomfortable, yet strangely familiar position of being cautiously optimistic when I read that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to introduce the Dream Act legislation in mid-November. All indications point to a looming heated battle to try to get this important legislation passed, and I fear that the chances of doing so are decent to moderate at best. It may very well be that the scope of this legislation, primarily offering an opportunity for the innocent, relatively high achieving children of illegal immigrants to have access to a narrow pathway toward advancement and legalization of their status, is far too esoteric a concept for the far right to embrace. The anti-everything-immigrant brethren, led by Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, will drag out their "no amnesty" cards once again, and rally their legions for battle. Frankly, why the far right would be so strongly against legislation that so clearly helps our military to replenish and improve itself is a mystery far beyond my ability to comprehend. Yet, as we prepare ourselves to delve "once more into the breach" of battle with the anti-immigrationists, perhaps we should ask ourselves this question: If Reid is going to give some non-enforcement only legislation one last attempt at passage, why not bring along some additional reinforcements, and add Senator Dianne Feinstein's AgJobs bill to the fray? This too is vital legislation. Perhaps by bringing Big Ag Business to their side of this debate, the proponents of the Dream Act, by working alongside with the AgJobs bill proponents, can find enough common ground to actually accomplish something. If this is to be the Senate's last attempt of the year to pass meaningful pro-reform legislation, then why not make it their last best attempt. A lot can happen in six weeks.

Robert Gittelson


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