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Consular Processing Authors Wanted

ILW.COM invites immigration attorneys with expertise in high-volume consular posts to write for our upcoming book, The Consular Posts Book, Ed. Rami Fakoury. Share your consular expertise with the immigration bar and participate in producing what we hope to be the best consular processing book available. The consulate posts section of the book aims to provide attorneys and compliance officers with a detailed, nuanced picture of factors that may lead to visa denials and delays, and to provide an inside guide about ways counsel can improve due diligence to proactively avoid such problems. Contributors will receive a gratis copy of The Consular Posts Book. Qualified candidates, correspond directly with Editor Rami Fakoury. Please be sure to include your qualifications and indicate the specific posts(s) that you wish to write on (see chapter 9 outline). For information about the book, including a detailed book outline, see here.

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


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.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Articles

The Labor Certification Process Complicated, But Don't Be Intimidated
Ellen Freeman, Esq. writes "Even as we continue to wait for Congress to take on immigration reform and finally realign real life business needs with an antiquated legal system, employers should not give up on foreign workers."

1914 And The World We Lost
Richard M. Ebeling for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "What goes by the name of "free trade" is actually managed trade manipulated through a variety of international organizations controlled by the governments of the world."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of November 18, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

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


News

DHS Announces USCIS Acting Director Scharfen Resigns
DHS announced that December 3, 2008 is Jock Scharfens last day as Acting Director for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

DHS On Latest H-2B Cap Count
DHS released the latest H-2B cap count as of December 2, 2008.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., the largest suburban MD law firm, seeks a proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including employment-Based IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (including E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. Position includes supervision of paralegal and administrative staff. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package. Work with an experienced team of professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, 11921 Rockville Pike, Third Floor, Rockville, MD 20852-2743, Fax (301) 230-2891, e-mail: mbowen@srgpe.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Jessica Dominguez: abogadalatina@aol.com. Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

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Headlines

Florida Sen. Mel Martinez Won't Run Again
Florida Sen. Mel Martinez' announcement on Tuesday that he won't seek re-election means the U.S. Senate will lose its only immigrant member and an influential voice on immigration overhaul, U.S.-Cuba relations and offshore drilling.

Enforce Strict Immigration Laws
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has received mixed reviews from those who believe the United States is doing too little to crack down on illegal immigration.

Barack Obama Should Take Three Strong Steps Toward True Immigration Reform
With unemployment rising and the economy in deep recession, this is a politically dangerous, if not impossible, time to overhaul decades of failed policy.

Website Videotapes Illegal Immigration
The images are startling, men, women and children crossing in numbers through various parts of Southern Arizona.


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.

Immigration Event - Poughkeepsie, NY
Free I-9 Employment Verification & E-verify Seminar with the Government. December 4, 2008, 9-4pm. Location: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY (Use main entrance on Raymond Avenue and ask security guard for directions). To register, email: victoria_donoghue@visaserve.com. http://www.visaserve.com/CM/Custom/TOCEvents.asp. This is a free event.


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:
I commend J.E. Smith's letter (12/2/08 ID) for acknowledging that all immigrants, even illegal ones, are human beings. Not all immigration opponents appear willing to be guided by that basic reality.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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Dwight D. Myfelt, Esq.
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