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We continue to report the increase in subscribers to Immigration Daily due to the merger with Immigrants Weekly - our circulation is now over 31,000 subscribers.

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Focus

Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

The following is the table of contents for this book which is now being shipped:

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
  • Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
  • Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
  • Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
  • Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
  • Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In Removal Proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions
  • Chapter 8: Judicial Review
  • CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and forms from USCIS and EOIR, Key BIA and Federal Court cases, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
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Article

Limitations On New BIA Holding Sentence Enhancements Are Included In Record Of Conviction To Determine The Nature Of The Conviction
Norton Tooby and Joseph Justin Rollin write "This offers a number of favorable arguments counsel can use to argue that a given sentence enhancement does not constitute an element of the offense for purposes of determining the nature of the offense under immigration law."

Raising The Minimum Wage Will Discourage Migration? It Just Aint So!
David R. Henderson for the Foundation for Economic Education writes "Thatís why the vast majority of studies of the minimum wage have found that increases, all other things equal, reduce the number of low-skilled jobs offered and filled."

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News

USCIS Extends Validity Period of EAD For Refugees
USCIS announced that it would extend the validity of initial work authorization documents for refugees to two years after arrival in the United States.

DOS Ending Exchange Visitor Program For Flight Schools
DOS announced that effective June 1, 2010, the Department will terminate the Exchange Visitor Program sponsor designations of all eight sponsors of flight training programs.


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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EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: barnestb@earthlink.net or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.


Headlines

Losing Workers? Blame Canada
The Alberta government recently ran full-page ads in the Daily News and the Inquirer, asking: "Do you have an expiration date? Temporary skilled worker visa holders: Alberta, Canada welcomes you. Permanently."

Immigration Enforcement Brings Unintended Results
If we have deputies harassing Spanish-speaking workers, Hilton Head Island residents will discover it is not what they really want.


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Immigration Book
"The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal" by Mark Krikorian, Sentinel HC, 304 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1595230351, $25.95 http://www.amazon.com/New-Case-Against-Immigration-Illegal/dp/1595230351/


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:
Two TV programs that I encountered this past weekend illustrate the extent to which the madness of anti-immigrant xenophobia is taking over America. One was a CNN report on the threat of the Department of Homeland Security to deport a teenage girl who was adopted and brought to this country as a baby by her American parents. I did not catch her name or country of origin, but, judging by her features, she appears to be from the Middle East or Latin America. DHS, it seems, refuses to recognize the adoption unless the parents can prove, by DNA testing, who her natural parents were and that they consented to give her up. Otherwise, apparently, the DHS will assume that the adoption was arranged by baby traffickers. Unfortunately, the adoption agency in question has gone under and who the natural parents were will never be known. The family, therefore, has a burden of proving the impossible, if it is not to be broken up. How deporting this young woman, who has never known any other home and has no ties to her native country, would promote America's security, identity, sovereignty, economy, respect for the law or most absurd of all, environment, is something that even FAIR would be hard put to explain. The other program included another one of Lou Dobbs' rants, this time against Barack Obama's perfectly reasonable suggestion that more Americans should learn foreign languages, including Spanish. We can try to wall off the Mexican border, but putting a wall around other languages, cultures and ways of thought would be giving into the same kind of fanaticism that lead to the deaths of 2,500 Americans and an estimated 500 foreign citizens from 90 different countries, speaking dozens of different languages, on 9/11.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York NY

Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (07/14/2008 ID) states that Mexico is exercising the international law concept of "extraterritoriality" by "proactively working with US governments at all levels to shape and influence policies." Indeed, if the letter is correct, this very well may be, as it claims, " . . . the first time a stronger country has allowed itself to be colonized and ceded sovereignty to a weaker power." While the U.S. has been doing that all over the world for decades, and continues to meddle in extraterritorial affairs worldwide, including Afghanistan and Iraq, it seems this concept is not well received by the letter. However, building walls, passing restrictive immigration laws that are contrary to the best economic interests of America and locking foreigners out of the US not will resolve any of these international political problems. Rather, it is more rational, as Honza Prchal' letter says (07/14/2008 ID), "We would do better with fewer raspberry pickers and more of the foreign students who learn here ..." Focus must be drawn toward the problems of legal immigration, a system that is broken and to which Congress has paid little attention, rather than focusing on the illegal immigration problem. It is time for Congress to wake up and pass stand-alone immigration relief for US employers and US citizens, permanent residents and their spouses. That would be a good first step in immigration reform. Congress can deal with the illegals and that political football later.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I apologize for being unclear in my letter (07/11/2008 ID) regarding Mr. Algase's letter about The Nation (07/14/2008 ID). Let me rephrase. There are leftists who are against immigration and the fact that someone had the temerity to run an anti-immigration ad in The Nation is no more shocking than someone writing an anti-immigration editorial and having it published in The Wall Street Journal. These things happen, and, given the prevalence of people who fret about over-population and over-crowding in the pages of the The Nation, to be expected. Anti-immigration forces have an untapped growth market in The Nation's readership. The sky is not falling simply because of these deviations from orthodoxy. Our side would be stronger in immigration fights if we were less terrified of the existence of opposition and less blinkered about where such opposition comes from on both sides of the ideological spectrum. Maybe our side should run an advertisement on Lou Dobb's show?

Honza Prchal

Dear Editor:
Regarding Jim Roberts' letter (ID 7/11/08): Reconquista is merely delusional paranoia from white supremacy nativists who forget their own root and sins of they ancestors who came here as colonists themselves. And re: Mr. Utterbacks' letter (ID 7/14/08)again, more are abandoning religions are as the result that religions are outdated and have become the mask of hypocrisy, sexism, injustice, persecution on others who don't share the same views and beliefs and justification for surpressing science and freedom of thinking. Equal rights, pay, dignity and opportunity is not fought by the Bible thumpers but secular humanists. It was Southerner conservatives who wanted to keep slavery as "legal" and according to the "law of the land" and racist apartheid segregrationist policies justifiable. Yes, competition is real. Americans compete with other Americans, Christians compete with other Christians, Americans compete with foreigners, like it or not. Immigration laws are wrong if they're designed to protect the losers and whiners, we have the rights to screen out criminals, terrorists and welfare seekers but others should be welcomed. Nativists have no logical reasons of how they justify to restrict others' human rights to survive and prosper but not theirs and their ancestors'. This parade of hypocrisy is a prime example of why more are going to abandon the fairy tales of the selfish religions.

Robert Yang


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