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Immigrant's Weekly Jan 8, 2007
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USCIS Overwhelmed

Homeland Security Inspector General issued a report last month concluding that the USCIS is overwhelmed by its current workload due to its antiquated technology and failures of modernization initiatives, and therefore "lacks the processing capacity, systems integration and project management resources needed to manage a potential increase in workloads."

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The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair

The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair is an immigration law firm serving both corporate and individual clients looking for fast and economic service. Focusing on employment-based immigration, our practice mainly involves services in the areas of H-1B visas, L-1 Visas, PERM Labor Certification, and processing permanent residence (Green Cards) in EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories. Based in Philadelphia, PA, we cater to clients from all the 50 states.

Having processed thousands of H1B visas and hundreds of employment-based green cards, we take pride in our ability to be timely and sensitive to the needs of our clients who come from a diverse background. We respond to most of our phone messages and emails the same day. We have a strict 24-hour turnaround policy on documents as well. Our clients feel valued every step of the way. Further, our rates are one of the most competitive in the market.

We strive hard to keep up our reputation that has been built up in most part by word-of-mouth publicity. Give us a try, and you will experience the quality of our services!

Contact us at: The Law Offices of Morley J. Nair, 6035 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149. Phone: (215)744-5100 eMail: Website:

Paparelli & Partners LLP

Paparelli & Partners LLP is a multi-jurisdictional law firm with offices in Irvine, California and New York, New York, dedicated to the practice of all areas of U.S. immigration law. The firm represents Fortune 500 businesses, privately-held and emerging-growth companies in a wide array of industries, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, artists, athletes, universities and national law firms.

The firm has gained special expertise in legislative advocacy, due diligence and immigration compliance in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, immigration PR messaging, Sarbanes-Oxley style audits of immigration-related business practices for publicly-traded and private companies, representation in immigration-related enforcement actions against employers, management guidance in formulating immigration-related corporate policies and collaboration with international tax attorneys, employment lawyers and criminal-defense counsel in sophisticated "white-collar" immigration matters.

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How CSPA Works with Respect to "Age-Outs"
Carl Shusterman writes about the "complex provisions of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) including its effect on children who turn 21 before the parent receives his or her green card based on an employment or a family-based petition."

Immigration for 2007 Podcast
David J Hart speaks about possibilities of new immigration rules for 2007.


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Readers are welcome to share their comments; send your letters to

Dear Weekly Editor:
A letter by Zin (IW 01/02/07) brought me to task for not wanting illegal aliens in the USA. I quote one line: "Unless one plans on answering to Homeland Security Security when one pass(sic) thru the Golden Gate." If Homeland Security is monitoring traffic over the Golden Gate looking for terrorists, yes I will talk to them before passing thru. I hope that address' letter writer's concern--if they were referring to the Golden Gate Bridge in SF.

Another letter by Bibi Wahaab (IW 01/02/07), suggested that I should remember that all illegal aliens are not criminals. Drug dealers, murderers, thieves, rapists, etc. make up only a small percentage of the illegal aliens in my Country. Those with that kind of mindset are going to be even more unwelcome in the USA. The USA has borders. It is illegal to cross them without legal entry papers. That's why we refer to at least 12 million aliens in our midst as illegal aliens. Illegal as in against the law. If it is OK to break our border crossing law, why not others? Like driving without a license, without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, yes, including bringing in and selling drugs! At the present time we have 3 capital murder trials going on where my wife and I live All 3 involving illegal aliens. Criminals the moment that they crossed our border illegally. I sincerely hope that this clarifies our point of view. Hunger and lack of work and opportunity does not give anyone the right to cross our border unlawfully. I honestly think that many understand that, but refuse to accept it.

Ken Roberts

Dear Weekly Editor:
I'd like to say that I find it ironic that the military-industrial complex which has at its roots an extremely racist and xenophobic form of conservatism is now embracing immigrants, albeit as cannon fodder, by pretending to offer them a helping hand. Are the wealth and profits of the American ruling class really so valuable that they must be defended by "lowly" immigrants (and minorities) which have for so long been the targets of the hatred of and oppression by that same class? Just as the slaves were the ones who protected their masters, the same masters who abused and murdered them, many immigrants are now being bribed into protecting a nation which has abused and murdered poor people all over the world for 200 years. What hypocrisy.

Iulia Baciu


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