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Immigration Daily September 9, 2009
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Top Links August 2009

We feature the most accessed links by our readers in August 2009 below:

Top five August Immigration Daily Articles

Top five August Immigration Daily Items

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Focus

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Articles

Illegal, But Not Undocumented: Identity Theft, Document Fraud, And Illegal Employment
Ronald W. Mortensen for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "This article debunks three common misconceptions: illegal aliens are “undocumented;” the transgressions committed by illegal aliens to obtain jobs are minor; and illegal-alien document fraud and identity theft are victimless crimes."

Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration And Nationality Law
Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress tracks recent immigration-related legal developments around the world.

Immigrant Of The Week: Alberto "Beto" Perez
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of the creator of Zumba.

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News

CBP Issues Travel Document Reminder
CBP issued a press release reminding individuals that all persons including citizens of the United States traveling by air between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda will have to present a passport, Merchant Mariner Document or NEXUS Card.


Classifieds

Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
Austin, TX - Paul Parsons, P.C. is a busy immigration law firm practicing the following areas of immigration law: family-based visas, adjustment of status, nonimmigrant visas, PERM, employment-based visas, and naturalization. Seek bilingual legal assistant with family-based immigration experience. FT position. Ideal candidate will manage own caseload with high level of independence under supervision of attorney. This person must be bilingual in Spanish/English with at least one year of family-based immigration experience, excellent research and writing skills, efficient, resourceful, with keen attention to detail. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask; and be a quick learner. Consular waiver experience preferred. Competitive salaries + excellent benefits. EEO. Submit cover letter, resume, + writing sample (in Word or PDF only) to sibrian@immigrate-usa.com or fax: (512) 479-6903. No calls, please. EEO.

Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
Senior Business Immigration Paralegal - Downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature and responsible paralegal with a minimum of 4 years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O), IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-5) and PERM. Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5 experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have a Bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, references and writing sample to paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Honolulu, Hawaii - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorneys for 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. J.D. degree, active bar membership, 2+ years of post-J.D. experience required. For full details enter COU-CIS-2009-08 here. Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2) resume (3) cover letter, to Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov All submissions must be received by close of business on September 18, 2009. GS-13/14/15. Position open until filled. No relocation allowance offered.

Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - Ira Kurzban seeks an associate who is an experienced brief writer and federal litigator in immigration matters to work in his firm's office in Miami. The lawyer should have excellent research, writing and analytical skills with at least 3 to 5 years of experience. Spanish speaking preferred. Forward your resume and two of your best written briefs or memoranda to ira@kkwtlaw.com or mail to 2650 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133. Health + pension plan. Competitive salary based upon experience.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based support, TrackerCorp is the most flexible and dependable immigration management solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge. As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker would be it." Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis. Find out for yourself why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors (Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email sales@trackercorp.


Headlines

The Obama Administration’s Version of Immigration Reform
Given the policy changes made during his first nine months, it is clear that President Obama sees reform through the prism of perceived Hispanic votes and union payback.

Half A Loaf On Labor Day 2009: With Jobs Down, Illegals Are Leaving
By all accounts, aliens living illegally in the U.S. are returning home while would-be aliens have chosen to stay put in their native country.

Immigration Reform: Asians, Islanders Forgotten
But leaders of another minority group, the Asian-American and Pacific-Islander community, say the issue is just as urgent for them. And they're tired of being ignored.

Ugly Fight Forecast For Immigration Reform
As Congress and the White House resume efforts to reshape health insurance and access to care, a growing line of observers and experts predict that success or failure could dictate the fate of a path to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.


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Letters

Readers can share comments, email: editor@ilw.com (up to 300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

Dear Editor:
Authority figures, and ID is one, if only socially, ought to restrain themselves from branding their opponents un-American, criminals, racists and the like without very convincing evidence to back up their claims. K.W.E.'s letter (09/08/09 ID) is glad no one has been seriously injured in health-care debates thus far. Actually, some revved-up activist with Move. On bit a septuagenarian's finger off recently at a health-care debate. That's serious enough for me. Recent headlines indicate that Democrat Party leaders have decided they haven't been aggressive enough in their efforts to push health-care. I would hope that their aggression is a little less aggressive than the rhetoric that has brought us classics like "domestic terrorists", "evil-mongers" and the like over domestic policy debates. I remember the 1970s, and while the US was impressive enough for my family to move here despite the over-heated language increasingly on display in that decade, I do not remember the public tone very fondly. I urge us all to avoid blanked denunciations of illegal immigrants, people upset by illegal immigrants and the like. We are a nation with 350 million or so people in it. One can expect enough crack-pots in any debate to justify whatever stereotype one wants to draw about whichever idea one wishes to draw it about. That's fun, short-term, but loses in the long run. Populist Republicans learned that in the late 1920s when the worm turned and Democrats learned a similar lesson in the 1970s after decades of trying to psychoanalyze conservatives and classical liberals as people somehow wrong in the head and insinuating that they were dangerous loonies besides. I extend the invitation to ID loyal readers and letter writers both. One can be plenty scornful of someone else's arguments without demonizing him as a person or his ilk as a representative type.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL


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