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Immigration Daily July 28, 2008
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Mid Sized

Three months ago, we merged our sister publication, Immigrants Weekly, into Immigration Daily. At the time of the merger, the publications had around 19,000 subscribers each, with thousands who had subscribed to them both. As the subscriber base for Immigration Daily gradually stabilized, we kept reporting the growth of subscribers in increments of a thousand per our long-standing custom. Our subscriber base has finally stabilized at 33,000. From now on, growth will be slower and organic as before, and we will continue to report it in increments of a thousand.

To put 33,000 subscribers in perspective, one should compare it to the subscriber bases of news organizations across America. Print newspapers across the country are slowly bleeding to death as advertising dollars that supported them migrate to the web. Online newspapers, like Immigration Daily are their natural successors. Since we are living in a time of transition, we compare ourselves to both print and online newspapers, and find ourselves to be between the 2,000th to 4,000th in rank among news organizations in the country by reach. Despite being a small company of only 6 people, we are a mid-sized news organization in the US. We are grateful to you, our readers, for helping us achieve this position, and look forward to your continued support over the coming years.

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Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part seminar series "Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts" (discussion leader: Lory Rosenberg). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on August 7th:

  • Brand X & Chevron doctrine
  • BIA and circuit court views of deference
  • Application in asylum, aggravated felony context
  • Responses and strategies in statutory interpretation
SECOND Phone Session on September 4th:
  • ICE raids, employer/employee rights, ethical issues
  • Suppression of evidence, statements, hearing rights
  • Aggravated identity theft, other charges
  • Preservation of petitions, applications, re-entry issues
THIRD Phone Session on October 8th:
  • REAL ID standards in practice
  • Credibility and corroboration requirements
  • Removal and relief strategies
  • Jurisidiction in circuit court; due process claims
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 5th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: . (Fax version:


Immigrants Of The Week: Eric Camayd-Freixas, Rodolfo Acevedo, and Ahmad Batebi
Greg Siskind honors the immigrants of this week.

Bloggings on Dysfunctional Agencies
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of July 28, 2008 on his Dysfunctional Agencies blog.

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USCIS Changes Vaccination Requirements For Adjustment Of Status
USCIS announced a revised list of vaccines required for applicants seeking to adjust status to become legal permanent residents. See the announcement here, and see the Question and Answers on the changes here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Bernardino, CA - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security, providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications, consulting with USCIS; responding to inquiries from the private sector; providing legal opinions on cases involving criminal aliens; and preparing USCIS' brief to the BIA on visa petition appeals. J.D. degree, active bar membership, and 2+ years of post J.D. experience required. Immigration law experience, background in federal litigation, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills preferred. For full details enter COU-CIS-2008-0008 here. Applicants must submit (1) resume , (2) writing sample (10 pps. max), (3) references, (4) cover letter to All submissions must be received by close of business on August 8, 2008. GS-13/14/15, position open until filled. No relocation allowance offered.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an experienced attorney for the position of Service Center Counsel at the Texas Service Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the TSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security, writing visa appeal briefs and providing litigation support to the U.S. Attorney's office on cases arising from Service Center adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post J.D. experience and be a US citizen. Need to complete a background security investigation before being appointed. For full details enter COU-CIS-2008-0007 here. Applicants must submit (1) resume , (2) writing sample (10 pps. max), (3) references, (4) cover letter to All submissions must be received by close of business on August 8, 2008. GS-13-15, position open until filled. No relocation allowance offered.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Weaver Schlenger & Mazel, a nationally respected immigration law firm, seeks senior immigration paralegal. 4+ years of employment based immigration experience and excellent verbal, written and organizational skills required. Collegial atmosphere, 401k, health and dental. Opportunity to work directly with partners and train junior paralegal staff on sophisticated corporate and research institution cases. Send cover letter and resume to: or fax to: (415) 395-9372. No phone calls please.

Case Management Technology
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PERM Services
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Congress Investigates Postville Raid
A U.S. congressional subcommittee investigated the federal immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse.

Results Of Delays In Immigration Reform
The debate and the delay are raising more prejudice that was not there before.

Symbolic Politics And U.S. Border Enforcement
Yet, there can be no border security, and therefore no homeland security, without a rational, fair, and practical immigration system that restores the rule of law through realistic regulation.


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Book
"Immigrants and Modern Racism: Reproducing Inequality" by Beth Frankel Merenstein, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 173 pp., ISBN: 1588265730, $55.00


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I recently stumbled upon an interesting government website On it, I found statistics relating to the annual budget of the EOIR (including the BIA and Immigration Courts) and ICE Detention and Removal operations, as well as the Department of Justice’s Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System. You will be interested to know that between these three entities, we spend more than $3 billion a year deporting aliens. A point I found interesting is that the budget for EOIR, which is charged with acting as an administrative court and appellate body for the purposes of determining a person's right to remain in the US and ensuring due process and the fairness of the system, has a budget of $238 million, not even 10% of the budget of the ICE detention and removal division. As further evidence of the priorities of the current administration, the web site notes that we removed 226.14% of the aliens ordered removed in 2007, for a total of 226,677. The criteria used by the report authors for determining when the agency in question is working up to its potential is enlightening. One can't help wonder if it would be cheaper for the American Taxpayers to give all the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants green cards and welfare than it is to continue deporting them at the current speed and cost (no, that is not a serious suggestion). . I'm no good at math, but at a rate of 226,677 per year, which is approximately 1.89% of the 12 million estimate, at a cost of $3 billion a year, my calculations indicate it would cost in the neighborhood of $159 Billion to deport all of them. Surely there must be better ways to spend all this money.

Dan Lundy, Esq.
Barst & Mukamal, LLP

Dear Editor:
David D. Murray's letter (07/24/08 ID) criticizing the letters of Jim Roberts, David Utterback and Robert Yang for debasing the level of comment in ID expresses very succinctly what many ID readers, including myself, must have been thinking for a long time. The Roberts, Utterback and Yang letters are to the immigration debate what Enron was to accounting, Countrywide Financial was to subprime mortgages and Bear Stearns was to the financial markets. Mr. Utterback's and Mr. Yang's letters are almost illiterate and substitute blind prejudice, in the former case against immigrants (unless they are Irish), and in the latter case against fellow Americans, for thought. Mr. Utterback's letters, additionally, seems to be blissfully unaware of the fact that there is something known as the First Amendment to our Constitution separating Church and State, and that the Bible, for all its importance as part of America's diverse religious heritage, that also includes many other sacred writings, is not the foundation of our immigration or any other laws. Mr. Roberts' letters are somewhat better written, but given their content, which includes repeating discredited ethnic slurs both old (Protocols) and new (Aztlan), one has to wonder whether this is a good thing. However, just in case anyone thought that it was impossible to show more prejudice than these letters do, along comes a letter from KO (07/25/08 ID) giving an example of anti-immigrant bigotry so blatant that the letters of the other three almost look like examples of objective analysis by comparison. Surely, ID readers deserve better than this.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I recently wrote a Letter to the Editor (07/21/08 ID) that was critical of a letter by David Murray. However, as to his most recent letter, (07/24/08 ID), I say, "When you're right, you're right!"

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
Regarding yestrday's letters (7/25/08 ID), apparently there was not enough space for the following that was originally included in my submission: "California is the first conquest of the Aztlan movement and anyone living there not aware of this is well into disinformation or denial". If the letter of R. Yang is not aware that unfair competition, cheap labor, open borders and dilution of nationhood message is the same as the Globalist and Multinational agenda. The supposedly difficult question for some about what to do with illegal aliens here has been answered yet again by the letter of KO which is already happening in Arizona with increased enforcement in accordance with existing law. Illegals are either self deporting or with the assistance of ICE. It's not that most of these laws are archaic and unworkable which the CIR/Amnesty crowd would have US believe, it's just that they have been deliberately ignored. Citizens are now demanding greater enforcement, visa entrants be limited, screened and tracked and the visa waiver program be eliminated as well as birthright citizenship that cheapens America which is more than a marketplace --- It is our national home.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Regarding Robert Yang's letter July 25, 2008: The United States is not some cheap marketplace. This is our country, which we fought for, defend, and protect. We are not greedy animals, but hard working people with values, a belief in Jesus Christ. It's not just because we were born Americans, but we are Americans, and frankly, historically to date, we are the greatest people that ever walked the face of the earth. Without the United States keeping peace In the world, you would have untold thousands of wars. I buy many American products, because they're the best in the world. I use only electric tools, thermos's, and as many quality items made in the U.S.A., because they are of the highest quality. There are indeed products we buy at Wal-Mart too. The letter states "We have been so selfish by denying the rights of others to survive and seek better life and happiness but not for ourselves" and yet every population looks to the U.S. for sound, reasonable judgment." The U.S. has given freedom, the ability to buy and sell internationally, we are the only country in the world that would give our defeated enemies like Japan and Germany and thriving economy, even better than our own. Our soldiers, our people have taken on more burdens giving us a much lower standard of living and quality of life, and have taken on un-surmountable stress for the health of the world. Who else sends massive ships of rice during famine to starving countries? Perhaps, we would be better off if we made the world colonies as our leadership would do more to prevent starvation, good government. Americans should not have to be continually finding bargain basement prices to raise their families, worry about heating costs of our homes, worry about so much.

David Utterback

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

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