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Immigration Daily May 20, 2008
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Kangaroos In Iowa

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa issued a press release on May 12, 2008 that refers to the "arrest and prosecution of numerous illegal aliens in the Department of Homeland Security law enforcement initiative in northern Iowa." Whether any or some or all of the individuals charged in the ICE raid are unlawfully present is a factual matter to be determined by due process. No doubt, the clerk of the court labeled these individuals as "illegal aliens" in error. We trust that the court will issue a correction to this press release in due course, and that the press will perform its constitutional function in ensuring that this happens. Maintaining fairness and impartiality is a hallmark of our judicial system; kangaroo courts are un-American.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, May 20th For Options For The Wealthy Client

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a 3-part telephone seminar series "Options For The Wealthy Client". The speakers are H. Ronald Klasko, Maurice Berez (invited), Elise Fialkowski, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Carolyn Lee, Angelo Paparelli, William A. Stock, And Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on May 22: Options for the Entrepreneur

  • Advantages/disadvantages of E-2
  • Advantages/disadvantages of H-1B
  • Advantages/disadvantages of L-1
  • Advantages/disadvantages of EB-5 individual investment
  • Advantages/disadvantages of EB-5 regional center investment
  • EB-5 Ethical/malpractice issues
SECOND Phone Session on June 12: EB-5 and E-2 Issues
  • Comparing EB-5 and E-2
    • Amount of investment
    • Type of investment
    • Employment creation
    • Source of funds
    • Involvement of investor
    • Risk
    • Timing
  • Comparing regional center and individual EB-5 investment
  • EB-5 litigation issues
THIRD Phone Session on July 10: EB-5 Regional Centers
  • Clients for whom regional center is best option
  • Choosing between regional centers
  • Legislative issues
    • Renewal of regional center pilot program
    • Pipeline cases
  • Government perspective
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 20th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2008.pdf).


Article

PERM 2008: Winning Your Case In The Year Of The Rat
Lorna Rogers Burgess, et al. shares the citations for this seminar series.

Freedom Of Association
Donald J. Boudreaux for the Foundation for Economic Education writes "Itís dangerous to use the existence of one abuse of government power to justify another abuse of government power."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On Naturalization Through Military Service
USCIS published a fact sheet on naturalization through military service.

Final Rule Establishes Genealogy Program Within USCIS
USCIS published a final rule establishing a fee-for-service genealogy program within USCIS to streamline and improve the process for acquiring historical records of deceased individuals. This replaces the FOIA process, and may be useful for those trying to claim citizenship at birth who need access to US immigration records for their parents and grandparents.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - Feldenkrais Law, P.A. seeks immigration attorney with minimum 3-5 years of corporate business immigration experience with filings for H Visas, L visas, E visas, O visas, PERM cases and green cards. 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 (RFE responses, explanatory letters to clients, analytical case planning memos, etc.) to Michael Feldenkrais: mf@feldenkraislaw.net.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Miami, FL - Feldenkrais Law, P.A. 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 communicating with 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 preffered. Competitive salary. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Michael Feldenkrais: mf@feldenkraislaw.net.

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
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.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

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Headlines

Could Infighting End Minuteman Movement?
One of the most visible groups in the anti-illegal immigration movement could be defunct in seven months, its leader says.

Immigration's Human Rights Shame Is Now A Moral Crisis
The human rights scandal that immigration has become gets worse with every new revelation of official abuse, neglect and lack of accountability.


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 Appointment
Kevin R. Johnson, associate dean for academic affairs and a noted international expert on immigration, race, and civil rights law, was confirmed today as dean of the UC Davis School of Law by the UC Board of Regents. For more info, see here: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/news/news.aspx?id=1666


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:
Regarding R. Black, Esq.'s letter (05/19/08 ID): The saying the letter refers to is from a poem, it was not official U.S. policy. This happened when railroads we looking for people to inhabit the west, when it was undeveloped. The status of liberty and the poem you refer to is in regards to those invited to the U.S., not illegals. At Ellis Island those who were not physically fit, criminals were returned to their country of origin. If you are in question to the morality of American immigration, please see Mexico's: 1 There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools. 2. All ballots will be in this nation's language. 3. All government business will be conducted in our language. 4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here. 5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office. 6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported. 7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage. 8. If foreigners come here and buy land... options will be restricted. Certain parcels including property on any international border and all 9. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation. 10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
The letter of R. Black (5/19/08 ID) concludes: "Bring me your productive, your energetic, and your hard working, and those who want to create a better future for themselves, and we have a better America". Lets take a closer look at this. As Subcommandante Pedro, MeCHA Brown Berets Infiltration Brigades Los Angeles, Baja California Aztlan, recently bragged: "Surely you must realize all of your efforts, all of them, are futile? Your own government and elected representatives are aiding and abetting our Reconquista, and there is nothing you can do about it. Nothing! This is our country now." "This is our time now. You had your time. The white man has been ascendant for centuries, now it is the time of the brown man. The best thing you can do for yourself is pack up and leave to northern Europe. You are no longer wanted. Does this make you angry? It is the truth nonetheless and you know it. Thanks be to God that you have been made a stranger in the land your ancestors stole! Viva Aztlan!" "P.S. I receive $721 social security monthly while working off the books, with complete medical insurance to boot. My wife receives welfare, food stamps, and child care funds for our growing brood. Three of my children also receive generous social security checks. Only two of our six children are citizens. We are living very well and it is all thanks to the American taxpaying sucker. Muchas Gracias!" Anyone still want to claim that the present entry invasion makes a "better America"?

Jim Roberts


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