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Immigration Daily May 7, 2012
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Comment: On AILA Elections

We have received an inquiry from a candidate running for an elected position at AILA asking if we endorse candidates for AILA elections. As this question is important as a bar governance matter, we here respond to it in a public fashion. In our publishing history of over 12 years, we have never endorsed candidates for AILA elections. We invite materials from all candidates in all contested AILA national elections and publish all the submissions we receive. Additionally, we publish such letters to the editor that we receive from members of the bar commenting on the election. We have never charged nor will we ever charge for this service - because we regard it as an important service we offer to the bar as the newspaper of record in immigration law. However, we reserve the right to endorse candidates if we feel moved to do so. Our readers should rest assured that if we did endorse a candidate or candidates, we would do it publicly and clearly, so that our readers could evaluate and comment on our recommendation. In this policy, we are following customary practices for newspapers for the trades and the professions in the US. In our 5/3/12 issue we carried statements from some candidates who had then sent us their campaign statements and material. Subsequently, we have received campaign statements from several more candidates, the consolidated statements so far received follow: Sarah Peterson Stensrud, Sarah Z. Brown, Nita J Itchhaporia, Stephen W. Manning, Jeff Joseph, Jeffrey Devore, Jennifer Minear, Amy Peck, Gayle Oshrin, and Annaluisa Padilla. As has ever been our custom, we encourage AILA members to vote in the forthcoming elections.

An AILA member recently submitted an article to us concerning AILA's tax returns. We assessed the article to be on bar governance expressing the author's opinion on the matter and published it. We approach this issue again following customary practices for newspapers for the trades and professions in the US, which is to say that we carry every shade of opinion on important matters regardless of our views. We have carried articles expressing far-right viewpoints, far-left viewpoints, and all viewpoints in between - to say nothing of articles from viewpoints which defy right/left classification. We remind our readers that the opinions of various authors should not be imputed to us - our publication of this particular article does not amount to an endorsement of the author's opinion, any more than our carrying any of thousands of other articles would amount to our agreement with the various authors' views. If Immigration Daily were to opine on an issue, it would be clearly labeled as Editor's Comments, and there will be no mistaking our point of view - we will express ourselves loudly and clearly, and will submit our opinion to the judgment of our readers.

In all matters concerning Immigration Daily, we have always conducted our affairs in the long and honorable tradition of newspapers for the trades and professions in the US. To give an example that immigration attorneys may readily appreciate, the New York Law Journal is an independent newspaper, unaffiliated with the various bar associations that serve its readership, inter alia the NYSBA, the ABCNY, and the NYCLA. A similar situation exists for newspapers serving the bar in about 30 cities in the US. In addition to local newspapers serving the bar, an analogous situation exists for national newspapers and magazines - for example, The American Lawyer, a major trade magazine, is not affiliated with the ABA. Like all newspapers, we sometimes feel compelled to comment on significant matters of general interest to our readership - political matters (including bar governance) have traditionally attracted newspaper comment. In the current AILA elections, some situations have arisen which are unprecedented, and we expect to comment on these in the coming days. Stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the latest in AILA elections.

Article: The Federal, The State, The Court's Perspectives On Arizona SB1070 by Yi Song, Esq.

Bloggings: Army Soldier's Wife Facing Deportation by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Seeking Asylum at the U.S. Embassy in China by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: VAWA reauthorization: the war on women intersects with the war on immigrants. Is the Republican majority in the House of Representatives becoming a hate organization? By Roger Algase

Bloggings: A Lot of People are Dying to Come to the U.S. by Laura Danielson

News:USCIS Issues Update On Lautenberg Amendment

Focus: Hot topics in Federal Review
Tuesday, May 8 is the deadline for the Thursday, May 10 phone session of "Removal For Experts", with Priscillia Suntoso (discussion leader), Barry L. Frager, Anna Marie Gallagher, Tanya Myers, Lory Rosenberg and Kimberley Sutton. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Federal Court Litigation: When and where to seek review
  • Prudencio v. Holder, Nihjawan v. Holder, Gonzalez v. Duenas Alvarez, and other recent decisions
  • Padilla v. Kentucky and Habeas Corpus

Tuesday, May 8 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: Immigration reform needed now more than ever, both sides agree
Headline: The receding tide of illegal immigrants from Mexico
Headline: House immigration bill would cut services at St. Albans center for abuse victims
Headline: For Cinco de Mayo, learn the facts on Mexican immigrants in the United States
Headline: Deportation cases halted, but undocumented immigrants lives remain on hold
Headline: Obama tells Hispanics he's ready to fix immigration laws.
Headline: Justice Department sends letter on immigration law; protesters seek repeal
Headline: LA program offers healthcare for undocumented restaurant workers
Headline: Florida Dem open to Rubio immigration plan
Headline: Video: Sin Fronteras
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Headline: ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities
Headline: May 4 - App App Survey
Headline: Arizona plan to repay ousted immigration foe fails

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP, PC, is seeking an experienced business immigration attorney who will work on EB-5 investor and other complex business immigration matters. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in business immigration with excellent management, organization, writing and interpersonal skills. Please email cover letter and work history to and include the words "Immigration Attorney" in the SUBJECT LINE. All replies kept in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Maggio + Kattar, PC, a nationally recognized, DC-based immigration law firm, is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of PERM and NIV experience. Challenging work dealing with international clientele with career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume + references to or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami, FL - Miami Beach Immigration Law Firm is seeking Experienced Business Immigration Paralegal. The ideal candidate must have a bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience preparing and filing business and employment based cases (H, L, E, TN, EB2, EB3 and PERM). Must be dependable, detail oriented, organized and able to work independently, while managing some administrative work. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. Some experience with Excel and INSZoom immigration program desired. Interested applicants please send resume and writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Multiple Locations - Proskauer Rose LLP is seeking immigration paralegals for the Newark, NJ and New York offices. Recognized by Chamber USA as one of New Jersey's top labor and employment firms, the firm provides a full range of labor and employment services to businesses of all sizes in the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area, throughout the United States. The ideal candidates will have 3+ years of experience in business immigration law, including H-1B, L-1A/B and blankets, TN, E-1/2, E-3, O-1 and PERM, with excellent English written and communication skills. Overtime is required and schedule flexibility is a big plus. This is a fast paced environment with excellent employee benefits and growth opportunity. Please send your resume to Angela Houghton at

Law Firm Merger
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized New York immigration law practice is seeking a suitable practice for merger opportunity. All replies kept in confidence. Reply to

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Letters of the Week: Angelo Paparelli

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 15, Webinar - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is pleased to invite interested individuals to participate in "E-Verify Overview" Webinar to learn more about this free service, how to enroll, employer responsibilities, program highlights. To RSVP please visit and click on Take a Free Webinar

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