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Immigration Daily July 3, 2008
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The Meaning Of 30K

We are pleased to announce that Immigration Daily subscribers have now crossed 30,000 (pursuant to our merger with Immigrants Weekly). What does this mean? This means that we are a medium-size news organization in the United States, permit us to explain. We estimate that there are only about 500 to 1000 daily newspapers with greater circulation in the US, and only about 1000 to 2000 news websites with greater daily readers. As text-based news organizations go in America (i.e. excluding TV, Radio, etc), we rank somewhere between 2000 and 4000 in reach. Bear in mind that this is ALL news organizations. Among immigration news organizations, we are larger than everyone else combined.

Here are some factoids to illustrate the above. Immigration Daily's subcription base is now larger than any daily newspaper in Wyoming. Granted, not too many people live in Wyoming, so we have selected a few newspapers from the 7 most populated states, we are now larger than all of the herebelow:

  • California: Monterey Herald, San Mateo Times, Hollywood Reporter, Santa Maria Times
  • Texas: Texarkana Gazette, Abilene Reporter-News, Laredo Morning Times, Brownsville Herald
  • New York: Watertown Times, Elmira Star Gazette, Kingston Freeman, Ithaca Journal
  • Florida: Panama City News-Herald, St. Augustine Record, Palatka News, Key West Citizen
  • Illinois: Aurora Beacon-News, Quincy Herald Whig, Naperville Sun
  • Michigan: Port Huron Times Herald, Battle Creek Enquirer, Holland Sentinel
  • Ohio: Lorain Journal, Sandusky Register, Ashtabula Star Beacon
  • Pennsylvania: Butler Eagle, Stroudsburg Pocono Record, Lebanon News

Due to the wonder of internet technology, we have reached this size with just 6 team-members. We thank our loyal readers whose word-of-mouth publicity has made this milestone possible.

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


Focus

The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.


Article

Imagining The Improbable: Extraordinary Immigration Solutions For The Hapless And Hopeless
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet Greathouse write "Let us hope, in the interest of hapless and hopeless foreign citizens, that immigration officers, justified by well-documented and deserving requests prepared by a zealous advocate, can be persuaded to engage in ever more compassionate cardiac workouts."

Bloggings: July 03, 2008
Greg Siskind presents his latest posts.

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


News

Latest USCIS Stakeholder Q And A
USCIS released Q&As from the National Stakeholder meeting on June 24, 2008.

USCIS Issues Asylum Pamphlet
The Chief of the Asylum Division, USCIS issued a Memorandum on the Publication of Information Guide for Prospective Asylum Applicants.

CIS Ombudsman Issues 2008 Annual Report
Ths CIS Ombudsman issued its 2008 report addressing "progress in resolving long-pending FBI name checks, and the unusually large 2007 summer surge of approximately three million applications sent to USCIS."


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Knoxville, TN - Kramer Rayson LLP seeks an immigration paralegal with experience in the immigration field. Job responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills with an attention to detail. BA or MA preferred. Please e-mail your confidential resume with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to Marc Upchurch, Executive Director at mupchurch@kramer-rayson.com or fax number (865) 522-5723.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C., an immigration law firm located in the Galleria area, seeks a full time immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate has a BA degree and a minimum of three years experience preparing employment-based and family-based cases. Please fax resume to: 972-386-9547 or email to: rickgump@rickgump.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Ridgewood, NJ - Nachman & Associates, PC seeks Senior Immigration Paralegals and a U.S. Office Manager. For the Senior Immigration Paralegal position qualified candidates must have 3+ years of heavy business immigration experience. Senior Paralegal position requires direct client contact, strong communication skills, detail orientation, organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, interpersonal skills, team-mindedness, customer service skills, PC skills, multi-tasking, and work under pressure. The U.S. Office Manager position will manage the paralegal staff and be responsible for running the U.S. offices. Candidate must possess 2+ yrs of management experience in a law firm and handle: employee orientation, vendors, compliance with firm policies, employee relations, organizing team meetings, and management of work flow and assignments, preparation of engagement letters, A/R and A/P, respond to clients, manage calendar of events. BA preferred. E-mail resume and salary requirement to david_nachman@visaserve.com specifying position in subject line. EOE.

Border And Consular Assistance
For visa application processing at US-Canada border or at US Consulate in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and/or Quebec, please contact Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP. Mr. Leamy is a Montreal-based AILA member with more than 15 years experience in U.S. immigration law. Ogilvy Renault s Business Immigration team will accompany your client and provide representation at border/consular posts. We have wide-ranging expertise with border/consular issues including all TN visas, L visas and waiver of inadmissibility cases. For more information: Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP; Montreal, QC; (514) 847-6103; cleamy@ogilvyrenault.com

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or myale@bykadvertising.com.

Website Services
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Headlines

Taking a bite out of immigration policy
If we are indeed what we eat, Americans are already eating like the world. Itís time for our policy to catch up to our palates.

Newcomers By Numbers
If towns like Hazleton, whose aging populations were on the wane before the immigrants arrived, succeed in driving newcomers away, those who remain will find themselves surrounded by empty storefronts, deserted restaurants and houses that will not sell. It's the civic equivalent of starving to death because you don't care for the food. But at least everyone involved can tell themselves their town wasted away while they were speaking English.


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.

Chair Of Practice Group Named
Fernando M. Socol has been named partner at the international full-service firm Adorno & Yoss LLP and will act as Chair of the Miami office's Immigration Practice Group. Mr Socol concentrates his practice to corporate immigration matters. Tel: (305) 460-1174; Fax: (305) 356-5548; Address: 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 400, Miami, FL 33134 email address: fsocol@adorno.com web: www.adorno.com


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:
Steve Fischel was a very good friend of mine and known him for last 4 years (ID 07/01/08). I met him last time in Vancouver in AILA 2008 while walking to AILA conference. It is very unfortunate that he is no longer with us . He will be missed by me and our staff.

Umesh Vaidyamath
San Ramon, CA

Dear Editor:
Re Ben's letter (ID 07/02/08), Yes, check the bureau of census for 1980, 1990, 2000 as to legal immigrants. The congressional hearing was on yahoo news video last week, The hospitals filing bankruptsy have all been in the news in the last year, Check out web sites like the u.s. department of justice on crime statistics, On the congressional hearing on yahoo you'll see the testamony about illegals costing a million dollars each for those they try to return to Mexico. I talk to former u.s. businessmen abroad in person and hear their horror stories in person. When you buy ground beef at the store, its not too bad, but when you roll in the billions of dollars taxpayers put out for education and medical it is a staggering amount when the added to the price of ground beef. If you search the web for government statistics, they are all there. What the letter calls opinion is doumented facts by the best sources, that are indisputable. It would seem facts are what the letter wants to ignore.My opinions are from the most realiable sources. Check them out for yourself. Quote them from the u.s. governments own websites. its really easy to do or ignore facts and live in a fantasy of words.

david utterback


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


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