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Immigration Daily February 9, 2006
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Tancredo's Presidential Run

According to an Associated Press news story, "Rep. Tom Tancredo [] said he will step down as chairman of the group he started to push for immigration reform as he seeks to focus on his 2008 campaign for president and let others lead the cause" (for the full story, see here). Rep. Tancredo's presidential aspirations are unlikely to succeed, here's why.

The anti-immigrationists are the result of an alliance of convenience for people of various political viewpoints because of their agreement against immigration. The key leaders of the anti-immigration movement began as and remain environmentalists who are opposed to immigration because of their environmental views, i.e. fear of overpopulation (Malthusianism). Most of the followers of the anti-immigration movement are on the right and hold strong views on other issues, such as abortion. The Malthusian pro-abortion viewpoints of the anti-immigrationist leaders will and do conflict with the pro-life views of most of the right-wing anti-immigrationist rank and file. Rep. Tancredo's presidential aspirations will not likely go far as the chasm between these two different groups of anti-immigrationists widens due to the pressure of the presidential race. If the anti-immigrationist movement is to survive, there will likely be new leaders who will be pro-life, replacing the Malthusian environmentalists who founded and have led this movement to date.

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The Big Lie You've Been Told About Immigration Referrals
Nader Anise, Esq. writes "You may be overlooking a referral gold mine by focusing primarily on those closest to you. In fact, you may be missing the "hidden" source for multiple referrals."


DHS Releases BP Agent Ramos and Compean Investigation Transcript Records
The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security released a redacted version of the report of Investigation on Ignacio Ramos & Jose Compean, et al. under the Freedom of Information Act.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
NY, NY - The Law Offices Of Jan Allen Reiner, a law firm with impeccable reputation, seeks an immigration paralegal with 1+ years of experience in any and all areas of immigration. Candidate will work with some degree of independence, have extensive client contact, will have excellent written and verbal communication skills both in English and the Mandarin dialect of Chinese, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, the desire to provide a high level of customer satisfaction, and word-processing skills. While a candidate with some experience is preferred, we will also train the right candidate. Please submit resume to Please only those with permanent legal status in the US need apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Tyson's Corner, VA (Washington, DC) - Fast-paced growing immigration law firm seeks two experienced immigration paralegals. Experience in labor certs, NIV categories, AOS, and consular processing required. Experience with NIW, extraordinary ability a plus. Must have 2+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct case management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs and some familiarity with family based cases. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Westlaw, Lexis and AILA link research systems knowledge a plus. Benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Come and be a part of growing firm where your influence really counts. Send resume + salary expectations to Glendia Mondesir:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks paralegal with 2+ years of business immigration experience, including hands-on preparation of PERM applications. Must have Bachelor's degree as well as excellent writing, communication and case management skills. Opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Competitive salary/benefits. Submit resume and cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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EB-5 Investor Program
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New Partner - New York, NY
Alexis Axelrad was recently made a partner at the law firm of Barst & Mukamal LLP. A graduate of the University of Maryland (BA English) and New York Law School, Ms. Axelrad has been practicing immigration law for over nine years. She has served on a number of committees with AILA on both the national level and with the New York Chapter. Ms. Axelrad is a frequent writer and speaker on various immigration topics.


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:
Is it only me, or does it seem that there are mixed signals emanating from Washington on the immigration issue? A week after President Bush called on Congress in his State of the Union address to pass comprehensive immigration reform to fix the nations broken immigration system, the administration announces hefty increases in application fees for immigrants. USCIS Director Emilio T. Gonzales, defends the increase in fees by pointing to his agencys need to make up a $1 billion shortfall in revenues and states that he has no intention of asking Congress for more money. I wonder why. Is it because our nations legal immigration system is not worthy of taxpayer support? Does it serve the nations interests to make legal immigration and attainment of citizenship status a matter of strict economic ability to pay steep application fees? I, for one, think this is not what our great country is about. The US has always been a generous nation which has welcomed the immigrant, and we have greatly benefited from the contributions of immigrants. If the Bush administration is truly committed to comprehensive immigration reform, the place to start is by rolling back this offensive tax increase on the legal immigrant community.

Michael Friedberg, Esq.
Los Angeles, CA

Dear Editor:
The article by Elizabeth Reichard about preparing for marriage-based AOS cases (2/8/07 ID) is really excellent. Thanks again for providing the public service of publishing such gems.

Bruce A. Hake, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Did anyone else find it talking out of both sides of the face to be knowingly and fully embracing Union membership of illegal aliens drepressing the wage scale of US factories at the same time crying about flight of jobs to Mexico, SouthEast Asia, and now China? Those workers displace the same workers the illegal aliens at home displace in the US? I did. As a working life long union advocate and INS Agent, I attended a union organizing meeting in the early nineties. I all but got thrown out, no activelly encouraged to depart upon suggestion that having union advocating US citizen and LPR workers available to replace illegals removed from factories was a decent organizing plan. The attitudes of that day cried for a little concern for the Americans and LPR's at home. I, for one, disagree with Immigration Daily's comment (02/08/07 ID) "unfortunate" characterization of reported AFL/CIO return to fighting for jobs for those legally authorized to work here.

Tim Houghtaling

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