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Immigration Daily February 27, 2008
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Fragomen California

Ed Poll interviews Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP's name partner. Peter Loewy talks about the challenges he faced in building the West Coast Fragomen practice from one lawyer (himself) to a staff of over 70 lawyers and 400 staff in just 20 years. To listen to the audio file, see here.

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


Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA § 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

I Was An Illegal Alien
John Derbyshire writes "... I myself am an immigration restrictionist, and can show published writings to that effect. Still I think we are under-estimating the psychological obstacles to firm, strictly-enforced immigration laws. I know whereof I speak, for I was once an illegal immigrant in these US."

Bloggings: February 27, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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News

DHS And DOJ Final Rules On INA 274 Civil Penalties
The DHS and the DOJ published final rules adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by those two Departments under sections 274A, 274B, and 274C of the INA, effective March 27, 2008.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director for Visa Services. This position is an administrative and professional faculty appointment and will report directly to the Associate Provost for International Affairs and work in a small, collegial non-student visa office. This newly created position will demand in depth knowledge and leadership to develop a comprehensive non-student permanent residency (PR) visa program that will help move Virginia Tech towards its goal of being recognized as a world-class research institution by facilitating recruitment of outstanding international researchers and professors. Salary up to $60,000 commensurate with experience and salary history; excellent benefits also provided. For a detailed job description and application process please refer to: www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #080001. Review of applications will begin on 3/15/2008; however, applications may be received until a candidate is appointed. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Baker & McKenzie, the world's leading global law firm seeks a business immigration paralegal. Duties include: Preparation of business immigration visa petitions, labor certification applications, and permanent residency applications. Knowledge and skills required: candidates must clearly understand the immigration process; must be detail-oriented; excellent verbal and written skills; must be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment; team player. Education and experience required: 2+ years employment based immigration experience and bachelor's degree. Paralegal certificate preferred. Qualfied applicants encouraged to apply online or send resume to: chicago-hr@bakernet.com. No phone calls or recruiters please. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an EOE and member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - The Church World Service, a progressive non-profit social service organization established in 1960 seeks staff immigration attorney. Responsibilities include: ensure adequate representation for clients in all immigration matters; conduct intake interview with clients; prepare clients for court appearances and/or USCIS interviews; represent clients in removal proceedings, attend master calendar hearings and individual hearings, draft and file appropriate pleadings and motions to preserve interests of clients. Full job description at: www.churchworldservice.org/employment. Candidate should have knowledge of immigration law. JD degree and admission to a State Bar, FL preferred. Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred. Send resume by fax: 574-266-0087 or cwshr@churchworldservice.org.

PERM Services
Classified Ads plus LLC has 75 years of advertising experience and understands what is important to you. We offer a complete A-Z service for all your PERM & labor certification needs: quick quotes, prompt & efficient placement of your advertisement, immediate access to your hardcopy and internet text. We will save you time & money and get it done right. Our satisfied client base extends to the US and overseas. For an immediate response to your questions, e-mail Cathi@myclassifiedads.net or call 813-333-1063 or 813-920-0197.

Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli, a nationally-renowned expert with an outstanding breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise, is available to provide immigration- related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. He consults 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 and litigation. Offices in CA & NY. Services: worldwide. To discuss how he can consult on your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or aap@entertheusa.com.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Attorney - Newark, NJ
Frank & York, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of our newest attorney, Maggie Dunsmuir. Ms. Dunsmuir clerked at the NY Immigration Court, Catholic Charities, Legal Services and Legal Aid. Maggie studied in Ireland and Guatemala. Frank & York, LLC is a full service immigration law office representing businesses and families with green cards, visas, and naturalization, we emphasize deportation defense. Website: ImmigrationLawNJ.com. Blog: immigrationlitigation.wordpress.com. Phone: 866.435.2781.


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:
The following two orders, Shirmohamadali, et. al, v. Heinauer, et al., No. CIV S-07-1073 DAD, dated Feb. 5, 2008 and Feb. 22, 2008 1) denying the government's motion to dismiss and 2) order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. I think it is significant that the judge granted the motion despite the new memo re FBI checks. I argued that waiting for implementation of the memo would just be trading one backlog for another, since the new memo affected tens of thousands of pending cases. We had a first hearing on the MSJ on February 8. At that time, the judge gave the government two weeks to process the case under the new memo, but they did not do it. The AUSA stated that the Texas Service Center was waiting for a second memo to implement the first memo. This shows that at least some judges will still order mandamus relief despite the new policy.

Kip Evan Steinberg, Esq.
San Rafael, CA


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