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Immigration Daily November 8, 2007
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No Third Rail

According to a Washington Post news story, "Voters across Virginia chose candidates in state and local elections yesterday not out of anger over illegal immigration ... With a few notable exceptions, the trend benefited Democrats and not those who campaigned the loudest for tough sanctions against illegal immigrants" (for the full story, see here). We would like to point that immigration has always elicited a conflicted response from the American public - Americans when polled always support the immigrants that they happen to know firsthand but do not support immigration in general (the self-contradiction is obvious). Recent media reports have incorrectly labeled immigration as the third rail of politics. Those who disbelieve the evidence of the Virginia elections and continue to believe that the American anxiety over immigration somehow equates to a hostile political climate on immigration may be falling prey to the anti-immigrationists' propaganda.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


New 2007-2008 Editions - Essential Immigration Reference Books

ILW.COM is pleased to offer the new completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law Library, the 2007-2008 Edition. This collection includes the essential reference resource "The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), 2007-2008 Edition", used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and many veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR, 2007-2008 Edition, fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR, 2007-2008 Edition , and Patel's Citations, 2007-2008 Edition . Buy the library collection ($100 off). For more info, see here.


The Ninth Circuit Holds That Consensual Sex With A Minor Is Not A Crime Involving Moral Turpitude; Update On Ninth Circuit Law
Kathy Brady, Esq. writes "A conviction for consensual sex with a minor, a/k/a statutory rape, has been very dangerous for non-citizens, and criminal defense counsel still must avoid pleading to this offense. However there are some lights at the end of this tunnel for immigration practitioners."

Bloggings: November 8, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries from his blog.


DOL Releases Backlog FAQs #7
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor released backlog FAQs #7 dated October 2007.

DHS Releases Border Security And Immigration Enforcement Fact Sheet
DHS Secretary Chertoff highlighted the Department's progress on immigration efforts in its fact sheet on border security and immigration enforcement.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter + resume to Jessica Dominguez: Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Murthy Law Firm is pleased to announce that we are entering a phase of planned expansion. Seeking attorneys for increasing client volume and growth into new areas of practice, including: (1) junior attorneys with 2+ years business immigration law experience (should have intense business-immigration work with excellent academic credentials); (2) senior-level attorneys with 5+ years business immigration law experience. Senior-level applicants should have real-world experience, be up to date on recent changes in immigration laws and regulations, and should have ability and interest needed to supervise legal staff; (3) immigration attorney with litigation experience. Dynamic and fast-paced, with high standards regarding integrity, work ethic, and quality. Our attorneys work both as team members and team leaders. Successful candidates will join a dozen high-caliber colleagues, all supported by cutting-edge technology and top-notch legal and administrative staff in congenial atmosphere. Good writing and analytical skills required. Candidates with law firm or government experience considered. Forward resume + cover letter to with "Attorney for expansion plan 2007/08" in subject line. All communication treated in confidence. Salary + benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EEO.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reeves & Associates (R&A) seeks associate with immigration and federal litigation experience for its Pasadena office. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century and has 60+ employees including 16 attorneys in 4 offices. Ideal candidate should have 5+ years in immigration with federal immigration litigation experience. The job requires the ability to handle immigration appeals including mandamus, and declaratory relief in the US District Courts. The position also requires exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. Excellent career opportunity for qualified candidate licensed to practice law in California. Competitive salary & excellent benefits package including fully paid medical, dental and vision plan, 401(k) with matching dollars, long term disability, CLE expenses, commissions, plus a yearly bonus offered, all in a friendly environment. All applications confidential. Please submit resume with cover letter + salary history to or fax to (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Seeking proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including employment-based IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (including 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. 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. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen at: or fax: (301) 230-2891.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
San Diego, CA - Larrabee / Mehlman / Albi / Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm has openings for senior associate attorneys and associate attorneys. Both positions require experience in labor certs, NIV categories (senior position requires experience in all NIV categories), AOS and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions in high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Sr. Associate Attorney - must have 5+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs. Experience should include managing support staff. Associate Attorney - must have 2 yrs. business immigration experience. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required for both positions. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. CA bar membership a plus. Send resume with salary expectations to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New York City - Mount Sinai Medical Center seeks senior immigration specialist. Manage case files, prepare and process non-immigrant, employment-based immigrant petitions, and processing permanent residence applications. You will use Immigration Tracker software and have knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures. Good writing and analytical skills required. Requires positive attitude + effective communication skills. Applicants must have strong work ethic and demonstrate initiative, as well willingness to work as team-player. Fast paced office with high case volume. Excellent opportunity to learn all areas of immigration law for a dedicated professional. College degree and 3+ years immigration experience required. No lawyers please. For complete details and to apply online, visit The Mount Sinai Careers website (Requisition # 07-47803).

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Merger And Acquisition - Los Angeles, CA
Stone & Grzegorek LLP is pleased to announce Madhu N. Sharma has merged her practice with the law firm. Ms. Sharma will continue to emphasize refugee and asylum law, deportation/removal defense, VAWA, appellate review and federal court litigation. Stone & Grzegorek LLP, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Telephone: (213) 627-8997. Facsimile: (213) 627-8998.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I find it hard to believe that someone, anyone, especially an officer of the law, thought that it was appropriate to dress up for Halloween (responding to ID's 11/07/07 comment). What's next? A gift exchange at Christmas time? Tell those anti-Semites at ICE not to even think of doing that. Put differently, ID, are you kidding me?

Richard M. Wilner, Esq.
Cerritos, CA

Dear Editor:
I would like to comment on the incident of the Halloween prison costume (responding to ID's 11/07/07 comment). I feel ashamed that someone who holds an office and a position where you would expect the people to handle themselves professionally would dare do something that would keep provoking an attitude which is already full of tension. If immigrants are expected to pay such outragous amounts of money for service now because the system needed to hire more employees to handle the load then the System should have made sure they hired people who were actually educated and professional.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X

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