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Article

Two Chicken Stories: NAFTA's Real Winner And Losers
Laura Carlsen of the IRC Americas Program writes "The good news is that we can create a new win-win scenario."

Bloggings: May 14, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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News

CBP Starts Accepting Applications For Global Entry Pilot Program
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that it began processing applications today for the Global Entry pilot program designed to expedite the screening and processing of low-risk, frequent international travelers entering the United States.

New Statutory Immigration Law Provisions
S.2739 became Public Law No. 110-229 on May 8, 2008, the immigration related provisions are excerpted here.

EOIR Reminds Conditional Asylees To Report Current Address
EOIR issued a news release that reminded coercive population control asylees to provide change of address information to EOIR and DHS.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Multiple Locations - USCIS seeks over 500 entry level Immigration Services Officers. Positions are available in duty locations around the nation at the GS-5/7/9 grade levels. Starting salaries range from $26,264 to $39,795. Promotion potential and regular salary increases may also be available. USCIS will accept applications starting Monday, May 12, through Monday, May 26, 2008. New recruits will attend a 8-week training program and practicum, during which new recruits will be provided with the skills needed to adjudicate applications and petitions. Applicants can qualify for the GS-5/7/9 grade levels based on education, experience, or a combination of both education and experience. All academic majors are acceptable for these positions. For more info, see here: https://cbpmhc.hr-services.org/ISO/. Please be sure to reference vacancy announcement number: FCIP-187891. To review the official vacancy announcement, key in vacancy announcement number: FCIP-187891 at OPM USA Jobs website.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks senior level immigration paralegals. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in senior level capacity with an immigration law firm, law department or corporate immigration function. Manages caseload with a large degree of independence. May manage team of one or more legal support staff. Serves as team resource for client and office procedures. Communicates regularly with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues. Candidates will have experience counseling US and foreign employers on range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be able to work in fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented . College degree and excellent writing skills required. Competitive salary + excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to mmolina@fragomen.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Hammond Law Group seeks experienced immigration attorney. Preference given to attorneys with experience in healthcare and corporate matters. Experience should include a wide range of employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant categories. Attorney should be used to working on large caseloads and supervising Legal Assistants. HLG has a fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture. Please email resume and writing sample to rita@hammondlawfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Washington, DC - Immigration Law Group PC, fast-paced 5 lawyer boutique immigration law firm in downtown DC (K Street area) seeks 2 legal assistants. 1 year prior immigration experience required. Interesting clientele, friendly, casual work atmosphere, no timesheets, competitive salary and benefits (401k w/ employer match, health insurance, etc.) Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, highly organized and good communicators. Please email your resume, cover letter and salary reqs. to: glen@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Clearwater, FL - Law ofice of Joan Mathieu seeks experienced immigration attorney with 3+ year's experience practicing US immigration law, including employment, family and removal. Joan Mathieu, a solo practitioner and the owner of the firm, who has been a member of AILA and past chapter chair, has been practicing immigration exclusively at the profitable downtown Clearwater location for 12 years. She is opening a second office where she will work full time. The new attorney will handle all the firm's current and future clients at the Clearwater location. The position will be ideal for someone who has or had an immigration law firm and seeks to relocate to Florida to start again without all the work of establishing a new practice and the hassle of paying the bills. May also be ideal for associate in big firm who deals well with responsibility and who wants same. Please email resume to immigrator@earthlink.net. Phone number: (727)-462-8181

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Philadelphia, PA - Established immigration firm seeks attorney with minimum 3-5 years of corporate business immigration experience. Experience should include full range of employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant categories. Experience supervising paralegal staff and managing corporate immigration accounts strongly preferred. Excellent legal writing, organizational and case management skills required. Please submit resume, cover letter and relevant, substantive legal writing samples (i.e.: RFE responses, explanatory letters to clients, analytical case planning memos, etc.) to Lawrence Rudnick: Lrudnick@srrlaw.us.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Detroit, MI - Clark Hill PLC seeks experienced immigration associate. Qualified candidate will have 2+ two years business immigration law experience with filings for H Visas, L Visas, E Visas, PERM cases and green cards. Working knowledge of immigration case management system is preferred. Excellent written communication and strong interpersonal skills required. Email resume, cover letter, writing sample, + law school transcript to Martha Mackinnon: mmackinnon@clarkhill.com. EOE.

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Headlines

Illegal Immigrant Raid Strikes Heartland

Immigration Raid: Workers Take care, Take Cover


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
May 15 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present a lecture "Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants" by Jorge G. Castaneda and Peter Hakim. For more info, see here: http://contact.migrationpolicy.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=3741


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:
Consider the law of supply and demand. Wikipedia states: "In economics, supply and demand describes market relations between prospective sellers and buyers of a good. The supply and demand model determines price and quantity sold in the market. The model is fundamental in microeconomic analysis of buyers and sellers and of their interactions in a market. It is used as a point of departure for other economic models and theories. The model predicts that in a competitive market, price will function to equalize the quantity demanded by consumers and the quantity supplied by producers, resulting in an economic equilibrium of price and quantity. The model incorporates other factors changing such equilibrium as reflected in a shift of demand or supply." Supply are illegal aliens. Demand is the US public. According to the formula ( considerable discussion and formulae on market equilibrium) Demand has to decrease in order to decrease Supply. Cheaper is not going away. That's why we love Wal-Mart and looking for cheaper gas to run our muscle car.

Ben

Dear Editor:
Regarding Robert J. Dupont, Esq.'s letter (05/13/08 ID): The citizens of the United States own The United States, not president Bush. Regarding Roger Algase's letter (05/13/08 ID): I went to school with many Latinos during the 1950ís. There was no racism. The problem again is the illegal part. If we favor latino, then weíre prejudice against the other nationalities that are willing to come in legally. The issue is Ďlegalí and to change the law in favor Of illegals would be prejudiced against all other races who patiently wait with their names on a list for legal entry. As Iíve said before the entire world has overseas workers. They come in not as citizens, but under contract, sending funds back to their families in their native country. Millions of people around the world have been doing this for years. You make maybe $350 a month, under the control of your employer, who is responsible for your medical and you live in the premises of your contractor. Your children go to school in your native country where they also get medical. Thatís a world standard and thatís the solution. This is the world standard and millions of people around the world are doing this and thats the solution.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
The problem with R. Dupont's letter's (5/13/08 ID) comparing "symbolic" Prohibition enforcement with ICE raids is that while alcohol may harm individuals, excessive entry harms the entire nation irrevocably. Today, it is recognized that responsible alcohol consumption requires extreme moderation as does entry numbers, both of which require enforcement. Inane comments aside, the letters of B. Hake and R. Yang (5/13/08 ID) raise a valid query about the nature of the Rule of Law. A recent article at lewrockwell.com: "In Defense of Rules", libertarian Anthony Gregory discusses the cultural need for laws and the dilemma of too many, but concludes: "Without an adherence to a higher and consistent law of individual rights, there can be no social framework even in which to set the terms for contract and other civil rules. From every board game to every board room, civilization absolutely requires rules to function". How can anyone who professes to care about America ignore the fact that because amnesty was granted to four million illegals in 1986, another 30 million have invaded America since then? "That's un-American and immoral". While the R. Algase letter (5/13/08 ID) initially allows that other factors are valid for entry policy, they have never been seen in his previous letters that I recall, and concludes this one once again with the familiar "racial prejudice" motive. The David Murray letter (5/13/08 ID) takes top honors for the day with his strong stand on enforcement.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
I didn't know what "third world" country Mr. Utterback's letter (5/13/08 ID) mentioned in his letter that their rich citizens never pay taxes and yet Uncle Sam generously gives them welfare. I am an Asian American myself and travel extensively worldwide particularly in Asia, I never find any countries anywhere that their citizens don't pay taxes. Mr. Utterback's letter needs further clarification or we must ignore and consider it as ridiculous baseless accusation. Every educated and well informed persons must know that the prices of all commodities went up because the value of USD goes down. We create global inflation because we print too much paper money to finance our war monger policies and also to maintain our cult of consumerism, it's not because of illegal immigrants. And yes, OPEC and other countries have absolute rights to create cartels and monopolies on any commodities but we have every rights to say no, create and shop for the alternatives. Only bunch of hypocrites who balk on OPEC monopoly and other countries monopolies or protectionist policies that benefit their exports and profits while we never say anything on our own monopoly and protectionism in form of trade barriers on imports and immigration laws. So that's why I support free competition and innovations, so nobody can't impose monopolies on our free choices to shop. Competition will make us be more productive, competitive and innovative and never take anything for granted just we're "lucky" enough to be born as Americans.

Robert Yang


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