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Immigration Daily December 14, 2007
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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases - Now Shipping

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work which is now being shipped:

  • Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability; Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal; Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
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How To Sell Or Close A Law Practice: Plan Carefully Before Taking Either Step
Edward Poll writes "Selling a law practice to another qualified lawyer (or lawyers, for portions of the practice) no longer violates the code of professional ethics in most provinces."

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CRS Updated Report On US Citizenship By Birth
The Congressional Research Service released an updated report tracing the history of "automatic citizenship" under US law and discusses some of the legislation in recent Congresses intended to alter it.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Feeling undervalued? Goel & Anderson, LLC, seeks experienced business immigration paralegals to provide professional services to its clientele, composed of Fortune 1000 corporations and leading multinational firms. Our compensation and benefits package is commensurate with top-tier law firms, with no billable hour requirement. We offer family-friendly work hours (with little/no OT required), attorneys who are easy to work with, business-casual dress policy, fully paid health/dental/vision insurance premiums, 401(K) plan with generous match, free parking, and occasional additional perks (this year, our entire staff, along with spouses/significant others, was treated to a paid vacation at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas). Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of experience as a business immigration paralegal with a top tier law firm or in-house corporate immigration team, coupled with undergraduate degree, excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to work independently. Please apply with resume, cover letter, + salary req. to or fax to (703) 796-9232. All submissions kept confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Pasadena, CA - Reeves & Associates (R&A) seeks two immigration attorneys. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century and has 60+ employees including 15 attorneys in 4 offices. Ideal candidate for position (1) should have 5+ years in immigration with federal immigration litigation experience. Job requires ability to handle immigration appeals, including mandamus and declaratory relief in the USDCs. Position (2) requires 5+ years deportation defense and immigration appellate practice experience. Any Federal court experience is a plus. Both positions also require exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. Excellent career opportunity for qualified candidates 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 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 - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. seeks proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including emp.-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 11921 Rockville Pike, Third Floor, Rockville, MD 20852-2743 or by fax (301) 230-2891 or by email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami Beach, FL - Bratter Krieger LLP, a professional immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal. Candidates should have bachelor's degree and 2+ years of immigration experience, including NIV (H-1B, L1s, Es, TN, I, O, P, R) and IV (PERM, EB-1, family based) applications, managing multiple case loads. Will liaise closely with attorneys and clients; prepare applications, schedule consular interviews, and keep track of deadlines. Must have stable work history; minimum 2 years in each previous position; handle multi-tasking with ease, possess strong knowledge of legal principles and practices, and perform as committed team player. Must have strong, concise communication skills (verbal and written) in English and Spanish. Competitive benefits package, including paid parking offered. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Immediate need; we encourage qualified applicants to apply now. Submit resume to Matthew Krieger: or fax to 305-695-1520. All submissions held in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13 person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with Family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to

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New Hire - San Francisco, CA
The Law Office of Randall Caudle / Caudle Immigration welcomes new immigration legal assistant Carla Romero. Carla is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and a naturalized U.S. Citizen from the Philippines. Law Office of Randall Caudle, 350 Townsend Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94107. Tel: (415) 541-9290. Fax: (415) 358-4104.


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:
The facts contained in Flavia Martin's letter (12/13/07 ID) make no sense to an immigration lawyer. Evidently her husband's sister filed a relative petition for him and he filed his I-485 too early. The law does not allow that. That's his fault, not the fault of the immigration system. If he had retained competent immigration counsel, that mistake would not have been made. Now, Ms. Martin, who states she is a US citizen, says she intends to file a "new I-485" for him. However, she would be well advised to file a combined I-130/I-485 and get the whole thing done at once. I will assume since he appears to be in the US and a beneficiary of a sibling relative petition (which are backed up many, many years, and getting longer) that he has INA section 245(i) benefits, if his sister's relative petition was filed prior to December 20, 2001. The bottom line is immigration lawyers serve a useful purpose in the immigration system and anyone who does not use one and then complains has no right. I have been processing relative petitions for thirty years and have never had a major problem. Snafus and boondoggles, of course, but nobody waiting for years and years. Perhaps the Name Check snafu will change that, but as of yet I have only had one relative petition stuck in name check for one year. I do, however, have three Mandamus actions pending for naturalization applicants. The bottom line is Congress can do nothing to remedy the foibles of self-filers, but immigration lawyers can avoid them.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
In response to ID's 12/12/07 comment on USCIS's community relations's website, it is also an indication USCIS listens when you send them an email about the web site. I emailed them about this very issue less than 4 weeks ago.

Annette Vitale-Salajanu, Immigration Educator, Cook County, University of Illinois Extension Chicago, IL

Dear Editor:
Concerning ID's ill informed opinion on name checks, who really cares if foreigners need to wait a little longer to get permission to come to our country and cheat the tax, welfare and education systems? I, for one, don't. I hope they have to wait until they are properly checked and cleared. A person is not an "immigrant" until they have been granted the right to live and work permanently in the United States. Before they have been granted that right, you may refer to them as illegal aliens, non-immigrant visitors or persons waiting for a green card. But you cannot call them immigrants. "Immigrant" is legally defined in US law. Stop whining about the rights of people who don't have a right to live here yet, and start worrying about protecting the US citizens who do.

Joe and Lisa

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

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