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Immigration Daily January 17, 2007
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Vigilantes In Uniform

According to a Washington Times news story, "President Bush's spokesman yesterday said the case of two US Border Patrol agents who are seeking a pardon for having shot a fleeing suspected drug dealer has been mischaracterized and the agents violated regulations" (for the full story, see here).

This incident raises the question, "Is the border a war zone?" Only then, can shooting an unarmed fleeing suspect be justified since the rules of engagement in a combat zone are more permissive for the use of deadly force. Yes, the border is in chaos and we are far from securing our borders. However, the border is not a war zone. The actions of these two Border Patrol agents were found by a jury to be criminal, and as such, they should complete their sentences. Doing so will not only serve the ends of justice but will send a strong message that the rule of the law applies on the border.

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The Authoritative PERM Resource

THE PERM BOOK has over 900 Pages of information. Every purchaser of THE PERM BOOK always receives an up-to-date book because included with THE PERM BOOK purchase, are all the published issues of PQ: The PERM Quarterly (currently, this means the first and second issues). For more info on THE PERM BOOK (2005-2006 edition), and to order, please see here. For more on PQ: The PERM Quarterly, and to separately subscribe, please see here.


America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Vivek Wadhwa et al. write "What is clear is that immigrants have become a significant driving force in the creation of new businesses and intellectual property in the U.S. - and that their contributions have increased over the past decade."


Supremes Say Attempted US Reentry Indictment Is Not Defective
In US v. Resendiz-Ponce, No. 05-998 (Sup. Ct. Jan. 9, 2007), the court said that "not only does "attempt" as used in commonparlance connote action rather than mere intent, but, more importantly, as used in the law for centuries, it encompasses both the overtact and intent elements. Thus, an indictment alleging attempted re-entry under 1326(a) need not specifically allege a particular overt act or any other "component par[t]" of the offense." Justice Scalia dissented.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks a Global Immigration Coordinator in its New Jersey office. Ideal candidate will assist in advising multinational corporations, specialized workers and individuals about employability in foreign countries. Must have proven experience with extensive client contact and in working with foreign government agencies and attorneys. Responsibilities include legal research, fact analysis, and document preparation. Must capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. College degree (B.A. or B.S.) required. Superior writing, computer and organizational skills essential. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks immigration paralegals for exceptional opportunities in its New Jersey location. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree (B.S. or B.A.) and excellent writing skills are required. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Chicago - Law Offices of Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates, P.C. seeks experienced legal assistant with knowledge of family and employment based immigration matters. Candidate must speak Spanish, possess good communication skills in both English and Spanish, and excellent writing and organizational abilities. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Competitive salary offered. Benefits include health insurance and retirement savings plan. Submit resume and cover letter to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto, Canada - Greenberg Turner, a Canadian corporate Immigration law firm, seeks two experienced attorneys with a minimum of two years practicing business immigration law handling a high volume caseload. Candidates must be experienced handling a range of nonimmigrant (H-1B, TN, L) and immigrant (PERM, permanent residency) matters. Candidate must have the ability to provide exceptional client service and case management skills. At our firm we strive for quality in our legal practice, promoting cooperation from each other. Please submit your resume to Lonnie Wellman at: or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202)483-6801, Attn: Aaron McCommons. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Bretz & Coven, LLP is an AV rated NYC immigration law firm specializing in deportation defense. We are seeking an admitted attorney experienced with: (1) immigration court; (2) adjustment of status and naturalization interviews; (3) brief and motion practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Court; and (4) federal court. Qualified applicants only. Submit resume, writing sample, and cover letter (include salary requirements) to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
NYC, NY - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks an associate with 1-3 years of business immigration experience to represent multinational corporations, specialized workers and individuals. Candidate must have experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must have outstanding academic credentials, superior writing skills and be ambitious and capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Houston, TX - Immigration practice seeks a legal assistant with experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing, including labor certification applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written, organizational and computer skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree plus 2 years experience required. Please fax or e-mail resume & writing sample to 713-888-0812 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks associate with 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience, including PERM. Candidates should also have knowledge of family-based and naturalization matters. Must have excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. Competitive salary/benefits. Submit resume and cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sydney, Australia - Fragomen Consular Practice seeks experienced associate attorney to manage expanding US immigration consular practice. Primary responsibilities include: (1) oversee preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant consular submissions, (2) consult with clients regarding general US immigration law and procedure, appropriate visa category, potential inadmissibility to the US or eligibility for waiver of inadmissibility, and (3) liaise with US consular staff and Fragomen colleagues. Position involves extensive client contact and use of internal case management and billing system to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Ideal candidates have 3-5+ years business immigration legal experience managing high volume caseload. Superior academic credentials, excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript + writing sample to: Jacqueline V. Guynn, Esq. Recruiting Manager: EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, seeks experienced immigration attorney with significant employment-based immigration experience. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. We provide opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; have highly competitive salaries and benefits; informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. Position requires excellent academic credentials, 3+ years' substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Ideal candidate must be client-service focused and thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. E-mail cover letter + resume to We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz needs immigration paralegals (for Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, & Washington, D.C. offices) to assist lawyers, work with diverse clientele and use sophisticated computer systems to prepare, track and manage immigration applications. Requires detail oriented, highly organized individual having bachelor's degree, experience with complex process management in automated environment, commitment to customer service, and clear verbal and written English skills. Experience as paralegal, experience with immigration procedures, and other language fluency preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/D/V. Send resume to Lynn Schuster specifying desired location. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks three mid-level associates to join its research and policy group in its New York and Washington, DC offices. The NY position requires 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, a proven track record as writer on immigration issues, and the ability to work under pressure. The DC positions require 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, policy analysis background, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of legislative and regulatory process. Experience on Capitol Hill, in an immigration agency, or with an advocacy/policy organization a strong plus. Superior academic credentials, excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to: Jacqueline V. Guynn, Esq. Recruiting Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, 99 Wood Avenue South, 10th Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830.

Case Management Technology
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Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


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Honors And Awards - Dallas, TX
Liz Cedillo-Pereira, a partner at Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo based in Dallas, Texas, has become Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Cedillo-Pereira & Cedillo, PLLC. 2600 State Street, Dallas, Texas 75204. Tel: 214.740.1628. Fax: 214.740.1630.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
What next (see 01/16/07 ID comment). Some immigration attorneys in downtown Austin decided to boycott Starbucks to "stand by " the poor undocumented Mexicans ( just because their wives and staff are from downtown Mexico) I wonder if they are going to march and hold banners to protect the "pizzas for pesos", and I also wonder if they're going to accept pesos for their excellent representation ( so they think) in front of the Service and the EOIR. I am just wondering.

Concerned Citizen

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