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Immigration Daily July 14, 2008
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Top Links And Erratum

We belatedly feature the most accessed links by our readers in May below:

Top five May Immigration Daily Articles

Top five May Immigration Daily Items

Erratum: In the news item we carried yesterday, we inadvertently neglected to credit Kip Steinberg, Esq. for bringing it to our attention, as well as to note that the court awarded $25,626.40 in attorney fees in the case.

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

Bloggings: July 14, 2008
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries to his new blog on ILW.COM.

Immigrants Of The Week: David Ortiz, Nastia Liukin, and Tricia Helfer
Greg Siskind presents the Immigrants of this week.

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


News

USCIS Memo On Naturalization Interview Process Changes
Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations, USCIS, published a memo addressed to USCIS field leadership on the naturalization interview process changes.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Washington, DC - Maggio & Kattar, P.C. , a fast-paced nationally recognized immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals for entry-level paralegal positions. Strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills a must. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Send: resume, writing sample, salary history and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com, reference: Paralegal position.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP., a small downtown firm seeks experienced immigration attorney in litigation and/or corporate immigration law. E-mail resume, and salary requirements to legal administrator at gmhewitt@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an experienced immigration paralegal. This position will handle employment-based immigration matters for universities, hospitals, research organizations and corporations. Our firm provides paralegals with a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards. Excellent academic credentials at a minimum of a Bachelor's degree level; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; and computer literacy required for this position. Successful paralegal candidates should have at least 3 years of employment-based immigration experience. Fax resume and salary history/requirements to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail: hrpa@klaskolaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for senior and junior immigration paralegals/adminitrative assistants for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, 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. Senior paralegals will supervise and mentor junior paralegals. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills and bachelor's degree required. Junior paralegal position requires 2+ years of experience and Senior paralegal position requires 5+ years of experience. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationonline.com.

Position Sought
Experienced immigration specialist/paralegal seeks immigration contract work for law firms on a telecommute basis. Possess 10+ years experience in law firm environment and corporate environment managing the immigration department with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Provides a wide range of immigration support services to immigration attorneys including, but not limited to: preparation of all IV and NIV documents and support letters (B, H, E, L, TN, O, P, PERM and PR), article and newsletter drafting, onsite I-9 and Public Access File auditing services to arrange corporate compliance with labor and immigration regulations, and coordinating visa applications requiring host-country filings. Resume, writing sample, and references available upon request. Email: imm.specialist@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT - Alcala Immigration Law Firm seeks an immigration attorney. Two years experience in immigration law preferred. Candidate must possess strong writing, analytical, organizational, and case management skills. Applicant must be fluent in Spanish. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, and salary history to: james@VisasUSA.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - Maggio & Kattar, P.C. , a fast-paced nationally recognized immigration law firm, seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented receptionist. Excellent interpersonal skills and computer literacy required. Great opportunity for individual interested in working with international clientele and/or legal field; career advancement possibilities. Salary range: $27,000-$31,000. Competitive benefits. Please email resume to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls please.

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.

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Credential Evaluation And Translation
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Headlines

Employers The Key To Immigration Reform
Employers in states like Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and California are finally speaking out in a way that is necessary to form a more sensible consensus on immigration reform.

America's Other Immigration Crisis
We are bringing the world’s smartest people to our shores, training them, and then making them leave.


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 Partner
Hammond Law Group is pleased to announce that Steven R. Solway has joined the firm as Partner-in-Charge of our Toronto office. Steven graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto and has been practicing corporate immigration law since 1995. Hammond Law Group, Toronto Branch Office, Suite 304, 425 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1T6.


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:
In the item "Four Year Delay In Adjudication Of Adjustment Of Status Applications Unjustified" in yesterday's ID (07/11/08 ID), you failed to mention the point of most interest to your readers which was the attorney fees award.

Kip Steinberg, Esq.

Editor's Note: Please see comment above.

Dear Editor:
Honza Prchal's letter of (07/11/08 ID) misses the point of my recent letter warning about the restrictionist ad in The Nation magazine. I read this magazine regularly and I have never seen a single article appear in its pages supporting lower levels of immigration. However, I have read at least of few of its articles supporting the rights of minorities, including Latinos and African-Americans. Therefore, unless Mr. Prchal's letter can refer to a specific article or editorial in The Nation supporting the restrictionist viewpoint, there is no basis for assuming that this magazine is an example of "left wing restrictionism" or for concluding that restrictionist feeling cuts across party lines. The restrictionist ad in The Nation was camouflaged as a "pro environment" ad, in the same way that restrictionists recently tried to take over the Sierra Club, or that a similar restrictionist ad appeared several years ago a magazine put out by the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Jim Roberts' letter (07/11/08 ID) is, of course justified in saying that restrictionists are entitled to free speech as much as anyone else. That is not the issue either. The issue is whether those of us who believe that it would be wrong for America to slam her gates shut should stand by silently while publications or institutions that do not themselves necessarily support restrictionist policies nevertheless allow themselves, through carelessness or ignorance, to be used for that purpose by publishing ads which, while ostensibly supporting clean air and water, have something closer to ethnic cleansing of unpopular minority immigrants as their real purpose.

Roger Algase, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Here is an excerpt from an excellent immigration article "Europe and the Huddled Masses" from the WSJ has a lesson for us too - "The first challenge: With around six million illegal migrants already living in the EU and perhaps as many as 500,000 arriving each year, the problem of illegal immigration has reached the same order of magnitude in Europe as in the U.S. And the potential for illegal immigration to the EU is arguably bigger than to the U.S. Bordering both North Africa and the former Soviet states, Europe has the equivalent of several Mexicos on its doorstep. Second, the EU is falling behind in the global competition for talent. The share of the foreign-born population with a university education is around 40% in Canada and Australia and 25% in the U.S., whereas in France and Germany it is closer to 15%. The immigration pact is strong on controls: It suggests better border inspections, biometric visas and the forced repatriation of illegal migrants. By contrast, it is weak on how to be smarter at welcoming immigrants: those sought-after high-skilled immigrants whom we need, those refugees who need us, and the large number of illegals who will continue arriving in significant numbers despite reinforced controls." Other than the wall and the border patrol, we focus most of our enforcement on keeping the well-educated super-productive citizens out - even sending engineering students and chemists back home. We would do better with fewer rasberry pickers and more of the foreign students who learn here, often subsidized by various grants.

Honza Prchal

Dear Editor:
A new book by Mark Krikorian, long time director of the respected Center for Img. Studies is now available: "The New Case Against Immigration (Both Legal and Illegal)". The grandson of Armenian immigrants himself, Krikorian shows that the key factor of the large number of problems with immigration is the large numbers themselves. He worked and traveled extensively throughout the nations of the former Soviet Union. This has given him special insights in and appreciation of natural human longings to live within communities that feel like their own and what a marvelously delicate creation a functioning national community is. The first two chapters are on the "cracked melting pot" and sovereignty: "The boasts by Mexican nationalists about 'reconquista' used to sound comical... But as Mexican immigration, most of it illegal, has continued at levels unprecedented in history and as illegal aliens have massed in the streets issuing demands to the American people, concern over reconquista has entered the mainstream." Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin's 5/06 article: "Reconquista Is Real", is worth reading. But Krikorian does not believe the result will be an actual secession of US territory, but by the Mexican government gradually acquiring more and more authority over the decisions of federal, state, and local governments as it expands its sovereignty beyond its nominal borders through its 50 Consulates and other advocacy groups under the pretext of protecting its compatriots. This "extraterritoriality" is a concept in international law and Mexico is increasingly proactively working with US governments at all levels to shape and influence policies. This ongoing process is the first time a stronger country has allowed itself to be colonized and ceded sovereignty to a weaker power.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Regarding Robert Yang's letter's (07/11/08 ID) statement "Ones will earn their income and living standard instead of just being born as "lucky" Americans or Japanese." As for America, God says "I will bless those that bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel." The United States people, above all people on earth are the greatest people who ever walked the face of the earth because we have blessed Israel. We will continue to the end to bless Israel and God will bless us. Yes, we're lucky because we bless God, we among all peoples of the earth have done more to bring freedom and democracy than any other people on the earth by recorded history. Name one country, that has done more for the peoples of the earth than the American? Time will tell, if God is true to His Holy word. In a globalized economy God does not lose His divine ability to bless those who bless God. America is in its darkest hour, eight churches a day closing its doors, economists failing with the highest percent of education America has ever had, failing at all they do. Competition is one thing, but God's word shall not go out and come back to Him void. In America's darkest hour, we are still the greatest people that ever walked the face of this earth. Our heritage, our deeds in pleasing God shall not fail us. And those who curse us shall be cursed of God, because we have blessed the wife of God, Israel. Those who bless America and Americans also, shall be blessed of God because Americans, and America still bless Israel. Those who curse Americans and America have the promist of God, that they shall be cursed for we have obeyed the Lord our God.

David Utterback


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