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Immigration Daily September 3, 2008
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Are ICE Tactics Changing

The Des Moines Register reports "Critics of the way suspected illegal immigrant workers were handled after last May's raid in Iowa noticed a change in government tactics after this week's raid in Mississippi." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

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

  • Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability; Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal; Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


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

Balancing Federal, State, And Priorities In Police-Immigrant Relations: Lessons From Muslim, Arab, And South Asian Communities Since 9/11
Alexander Mirescu for the Immigration Policy Center writes "Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changes in federal, state, and local law-enforcement priorities and practices have had a profound impact on America’s Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians."

Bloggings on PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of September 2, 2008 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

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USCIS Memo Revises ABC Registration Determination Guidelines
USCIS Chief Asylum Officer Langlois issued a memo revising current guidelines in determining what constitutes evidence of registration for ABC benefits by Guatemalan and Salvadoran nationals.

DOL Issues Clarification On Attorney Role In PERM Filings
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification issued a restatement of the PERM program guidance bulletin on the clarification of scope of consideration rule in 20 CFR § 656.10(b)(2), which supercedes previously issued guidance.


Position Sought
Southeast Michigan - Experienced and goal-oriented immigration paralegal seeks part-time or full-time employment. Possess 4+ years experience in law firm environment. Responsibilities included, but not limited to preparation and filing of most non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN and B-1. Preparation and filing of family-based cases (asylum, I-589, I-601, PERM, I-140, and AOS cases). Maintained accurate and updated Outlook calendar for attorneys/paralegals, handled correspondences and confidential information, managed bank accounts, payroll and created invoices/statements using QuickBooks. Reference materials and applications used: AILA Monthly, Kurzban's and immigration law websites. Possess strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks accurately and simultaneously. Fluent in Romanian language. Resume and reference available upon request. Email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - An AmLaw 100, international law firm with 450+ attorneys in eight offices seeks senior immigration paralegal. Position reports to immigration section manager. Provide support to the immigration section, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, and PERM cases. Extensive communication with government agencies and clients. Supervise and mentor junior paralegals. Assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years business immigration experience required. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Conveniently located across from Grand Central Station. Please send resumes + cover letters to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Multiple locations - Williams Mullen seeks business immigration mid-level associate to join our ten-member global visa practice. Successful candidate will advise on strategic choices and manage client relations in all immigration areas. Prepare and review NIV, IV filings; handle RFEs; and prepare updates for client newsletters and email alerts. Associate will assist with immigration compliance issues (I-9s, E-Verify, etc.) and will have heavy involvement with PERM filings, EB-1/NIW petitions and foreign work visa applications. Successful candidate will work on in-bound and out-bound projects. Requirements include superb communication, analytical skills, judgment and writing abilities. Our firm is equipped with state-of-the art, web-based software and ample paralegal capacity, which enables our associate to take on meaningful and challenging assignments. Moderate amount of portable business required, as well as proven ability to market and develop business and client contacts. For full details, including job locations, see here. Highly competitive salary + benefits offered. Qualified applicants, send resume to: EOE.

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Lawyers Difficult To Obtain In Immigration Cases
Free representation is not assigned in such proceedings, leaving 58% of respondents nationwide without attorneys.

The Need For A Strong Immigration Stand In The Republican Platform
It's a strange election year when one of the most important issues for voters is avoided by both presidential candidates

E-Verify Fails To Cover Company From Immigration Raid
Howard Industries, a Mississippi manufacturer of electrical products, is the latest example of a company being targeted for immigration enforcement despite using a government-run employment verification system.

Only Better U.S. System Will Fix Immigration
If the federal government had a sensible federal immigration policy that secured borders and provided a path to legal status, North Carolina residents and lawmakers would not have to tackle the problem of illegal immigrants.


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New Appointment - Vermont Service Center
The Vermont Service Center is pleased to announce that Daniel Renaud will be the new Director of the Vermont Service Center (VSC). Mr. Renaud was previously an adjudicator and supervisor at the VSC. He is currently Chief of the Transformation Program Office.


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