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Thanks to the merger with our Immigrant's Weekly, the number of Immigration Daily subscribers keeps climbing. It has now crossed the 25,000 milestone. We take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, advertisers and customers for their continued support.

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


Focus

New 2008-2009 Edition For Robert C. Divine

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. Note: The 2007-2008 is completely sold out. This announcement is for the new 2008-2009 edition which will be shipped out hot off the presses when available. Don't delay, order today!


Article

Immipartheid: The Disease Without A Name
Bill Dahl writes "This is not the first time in US history we have succumbed to the insufferable angst of determining what to do with ourselves in a predicament like this."

Bloggings: May 21, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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


News

CBP Reminds Travellers Of Documents Needed For Entry
CBP reminded travellers that they will need to present documentary proof of citizenship while reentering the country.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark, NJ and New York, NY - Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks immigration paralegal. Must have a minimum three to five years experience with non-immigrant and immigrant casework (HIB, LIA, LIB, TN, E, O1, PERM, EB1, etc.), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Bachelors Degree preferred. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton via email to ahoughton@proskauer.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has immediate openings for a senior and a junior immigration paralegal for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Senior paralegal's responsibilities include supervising and mentoring junior paralegals. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. The ideal candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree is required. Junior paralegal position requires 3+ years of experience and Senior paralegal position requires 7+ years of experience. Send cover letter and resume to mlhr@mintz.com. EOE.

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
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

U.S. Immigration Policy Should Encourage Faster Assimiliation
A new study out this week by the Manhattan Institute should dispel a few myths on immigrant assimilation. The study looked at a range of factors -- economic, cultural and civic -- to assess whether immigrants are becoming part of the American mainstream.

With H-1B In Limbo, Congressional Backers Push Green Card Fix
Efforts to increase the H-1B cap have been stuck in a legislative swamp, but U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) has introduced three bills in the past few weeks to help foreign nationals already working in the U.S. obtain permanent residency.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Book
"The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration" Robin Dale Jacobson, Univ Of Minnesota Press, 224 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 0816650284, $19.99 http://www.amazon.com/New-Nativism-Proposition-Debate-Immigration/dp/0816650284/


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:
Observing the "debate" between David Utterback, whose latest letter (05/20/08 ID) veers toward a quasi-fascist approach to immigrants (such as deporting anyone who criticizes the US government) and Jim Roberts, whose letter (05/20/08 ID) leans more to the avowedly racist approach (based on the myth of the "reconquista" of America by the "Aztlan" movement) would be almost funny if it were not so tragic. What both letters have in common, of course, is the attitude of hatred toward minority immigrants, legal and illegal, that has become America's epidemic and its shame. It is this attitude that is responsible, not only for the substitution of workplace raids and border fences in place of any rational immigration policy, but the breakup of families, economic disruption and, as detailed by the recent horrifying Washington Post series on the mistreatment of immigrant detainees, over sixty deaths in prison caused by deliberate medical neglect and other assorted cruelties. If we continue these sickening abuses toward minority immigrants, it will not be long before American citizens become the victims as well. And I am not just referring to some of our youngest Americans, whom so many of Mr. Roberts' letters have attempted to disparage as "anchor babies", even though they have the same rights under our Constitution, and deserve the same respect, as any other US citizen.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
ID comment's (05/20/08 ID) portrayal of "Kangaroos in Iowa" and more specifically to a "kangaroo court" is interesting to say the least. America's determination to stay "politically correct" is unrelenting. First, they were illegal aliens, then undocumented aliens, followed by undocumented workers, and recently referred to by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as undocumented tourists. can undocumented U.S. citizens be far behind?

Marty Ficke

Dear Editor:
Mexican immigration laws are still a little "nicer" than those in Malaysia and Singapore. In these countries "illegal" immigrants will be lashed plus fines and jail time. But does it mean their harsh punitive immigration laws successfully shield them from global competition? And I don't think Jesus himself will support these inhumane laws. I don't think as civilized human beings we must applaud and support laws that punish our fellows as criminals just because they want to seek out better life, opportunities and survival. Jesus teaches us to be good Samaritans and to share with the needies not to be selfish and greedy. By his noble examples and teachings, Jesus indeed is a liberal socialist not hypocritical selfish greedy "compassionate" Republican conservatives. Mr. Utterback's letter (05/19/08 ID) also suggested we should go back to isolationism. We prosper because we believe in free market and entrepreneurship not isolationism and protectionism. China prospers since it opened up to free market economy while North Korea, Cuba and Myanmar still live in poverty for doing the opposite. Mr. Roberts wrote in his letter (05/20/08 ID) about a tale of "illegal" immigrants family who poses no ID, no SSN but can obtain welfare checks and food stamps. Many municipalities and states prohibit undocumented people to get access to any kind of welfare already, so I wonder how? As far as I know, those who love free handouts from hardworking taxpayers are our lazy fellow Americans who think they deserve entitlements without working hard.

Robert Yang


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