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Robert C. Divine And R. Blake Chisam

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.


Article

100 Million More: Projecting The Impact Of Immigration On The US Population, 2007 To 2060
Steven A. Camarota writes "The findings show that the current level of net immigration (1.25 million a year) will add 105 million to the nation's population by 2060."

Bloggings: November 14, 2007
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries from his blog.


News

EOIR Backgrounder On Asylum Variations
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a backgrounder providing asylum variations in immigration court.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
downtown San Francisco - Are you a techie trapped as an immigration paralegal? Are you great at project management and enjoy working directly with clients? Do you want a position that encourages self-management and creativity for a growing technology company that rewards performance and hard work? ImmigrationTracker is the premier provider of immigration case management software in the country. We offer an energetic team-oriented working environment and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Implementation Specialist you will provide customized project planning and implementation, training, and/or support services to Tracker clients, while always ensuring clear communications and a consistently high level of customer service. Successful candidates will have experience working in/with law firms, be strong project managers, preferably with software implementation experience, have strong customer service, training and presentation skills, technical aptitude with PCs and industry related software, and a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Effective written and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are essential. A willingness and ability to travel is required. Email your resume to trackerjobs@immigrationtracker.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC or Burlington, VT - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks attorney who wants to transfer at his or her own expense to work as an Associate Counsel with the Commercial & Administrative Law Division working primarily with issues from the USCIS Office of Security & Integrity (OSI). Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 3+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0035 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter demonstrating specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Lakisha Richardson, Commercial & Administrative Law Division: Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, November 23, 2007. Please indicate desired location(s). Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Kelly.Duehning@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business November 23, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0034 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as providing on-site legal advice to Raleigh, NC and other field offices within the District on immigration, including adjudications involving issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Luke.Mayville@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business November 23, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0033 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group invites resumes for the position of associate attorney. 1+ years experience in immigration law, particularly employment-based immigration, preferred. Interested applicants, please indicate desired job location when sending resume + cover letter to jobs@reinalaw.com. All replies will be held in confidence.

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: abogadalatina@aol.com. 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 hr@murthy.com 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 hr@rreeves.com 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: mbowen@srgpe.com or fax: (301) 230-2891. www.srgpe.com.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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Immigration Event - Annandale, VA
USCIS Fairfax Field Office officials have been invited by the National African Immigrant Resource Center of Northern Virginia to participate in a special Immigration Information Forum open to the general public, 10-11:30 am, Cornerstone Church, 3901 Gallows Road, Annandale, Virginia, 22003. There is free parking located in the church parking lot. Saturday, December 1, 2007. Individuals who wish to submit a non-case-related question can email their question to: nationalafricanirc@yahoo.com by November 24, 2007. Seating is limited, RSVP required by calling (703) 299-9942 or (703) 439-9570 or by email: nationalafricanirc@yahoo.com.


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:
For once I can agree with (part of) ID's comments (see ID comment 11/13/07). ID wrote, in part, ..."cool-headedness and the use of calm language is necessary to find a middle ground. It is naive for either side on immigration to believe that the other will somehow just vanish, a middle ground will be crucial for both sides to reach for and find." So far, so good; but then ID proceeded to "paint" those on "the other side" as "anti-immigrationists". So which is it; does ID recognize that there's another legitimate point of view and does ID really believe in "civil discourse", or does ID just believe that those of us on "the other side" should be more civil. If ID does believe in such civility, may I assume that we'll see an end to terms such as "racist", "xenophobe", "nativist", "anti-immigrationist", etc., when referring to those on "the other side" who are trying to get closer to the "middle ground"? Please feel free to call me a "restrictionist", since I'm in favor of eliminating illegal immigration to the extent possible and "restricting" (reducing?) the number of legal immigrants admitted to this country to somewhere between 300-500 thousand annually.

John H. Frecker
Baileyville, ME

Dear Editor:
ID's recent editorial (11/13/07 ID) was very much on target, in that it hit on the very crucial issue of civil discourse, primarily as it relates to the thorny issue of comprehensive immigration reform. ID is correct to take the position that demagoguery, as personified by Lou Dobbs, et al, does nothing to constructively forward substantial debate on difficult immigration issues. It inflames, but does not inform, unless one counts the slanted views and questionable statistics of the Heritage Foundation or Rasmussen polls, which are propaganda for the far right. While it is unfortunate that the anti-immigrationalists have the ability to monopolize the airwaves with their questionable and clearly biased and inflammatory "facts", it is wrong to rail against their right to forward their agenda. Instead, we should mobilize a concerted and organized campaign to discredit their mistakes, and counter their arguments with true numbers and logic. It helps when truth is on your side, as it is in this debate. The answer is not to shut them up, the answer it to show them down. We must take every opportunity to join these xenophobes in a civil debate, and then we must win that debate through truth and facts. As to our friend Lou Dobbs, I fear that we cannot shut him up. His immigration numbers are certainly wrong, but his Neilson numbers must clearly be right, at least as far as CNN is concerned. If we can forward counter arguments to his statements that ring true and logical with enough of our nation's voters, then we can win a compromise. That might not sound as good as an outright victory, but it is much better then nothing, which, if I am not mistaken, is exactly what we have accomplished so far.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
I am just an interested American with Mexican and German antecedents seeking answers regarding the protecting and supporting of people who come into our country illegally. I'm sorry for people who only want to improve their impoverished circumstances by crossing our borders illegally to find jobs in the US. When some come through our hunting camp in South Texas, I always provide fresh water for them and give them some food and at times some money to ease their journey. But, the situation as it is now is far from a few coming across. The number crossing is close to an invasion, promoted by their countries, like the Mexican Government, to seek any manner of crossing and take jobs from local Americans, some use our Governmental services dedicated to Americans, citizens of this country, yet used by illegal people, with the use of fake documents, to help themselves and their families when they are not entitled to these services. Maybe with better explanations I can move closer to your stand. Right now I , as an American, feel closer to Lou Dobbs position that we Americans must secure our borders first, then worry about how many workers we should bring in to our country. Why is it wrong to defend what belongs to US and not people coming illegally from Mexico and other countries? Why can't we demand that their countries do more for their people so that their citizens are not forced on the United States? In my opinion (possibly ignorant opinion) the time has come to close the borders and deal with guest worker programs where these workers will not be exploited as they are now, and prevent further inroads into our Government programs designed to help only Americans and not people from other countries.

Emilio Decker Jr.

Dear Editor:
Idiots think that no US citizens can be terrorists since they have secure passports and real IDs, that foreigners can't compete with them or their jobs of convenience won't be outsourced if they erect walls high enough at the borders or even close the borders for good. Idiots think that a driver license means a license to obtain employment. Idiots are willing to sacrifice their freedom and privacy in the name of the "war on terrorism", more wiretappings, unreasonable searches and show me your papers and surveillance society, while they forget that it's our failed and greedy foreign policies and combined with the ideology of hatred and intolerance in the name God and his religion that fuel the terrorism. We can't solve immigration problems partially nor we can afford to have all the global population pouring into our nation. We must help nations to address global poverty, corruption and inequality, we must fight terrorism by enlightening the world and we must appeal to all Muslims and Islamic nations to separate religion and state matters and never use Islam to justify all those barbarity, hatred, intolerance, discrimination, sexism and terrorism. And we must end our "political correctness" and we tell them that we are tired of empty speeches and promises, we simply want real actions and reciprocity from them. Idiots who call others idiots, must look at the mirrors first.

Robert Yang


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