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Immigration Daily March 8, 2007
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AOS Sponsors Sued

According to a Hartford Courant news story, "The state Department of Social Services is suing [] about 300 other people in Connecticut because they were sponsors of immigrants who received public support. A provision in the 1996 federal Welfare Reform Act makes sponsors legally liable for the public assistance immigrants receive." For the full story, see here.

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The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here.


Recent Developments In Criminal Immigration Law - December 2006
Norton Tooby and Joseph Justin Rollin provide a summary of select criminal immigration law cases that readers may find of interest.


DHS Publishes Material Support Waiver Regulations
DHS published notice of determination in the Federal Register regarding waiver of material support for Karenni National Progressive Party, Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army, Mustangs, Alzados, Kayan New Land Party, Arakan Liberation Party, Chin National League for Democracy, Chin National Front/Chin National Army.

Aytes Memo On Conrad 30 State Program Extension
Michael Aytes USCIS Associate Director of Domestic Operations issued a memo notifying USCIS officers that the Conrad State 30 Program has been extended until June 1, 2008 (the program was set to expire on June, 1, 2006).

ICE Announces Indictment Of Two Immigration Attorneys For Visa Fraud
ICE issued a press release on the indictment of two attorneys on charges of filing fraudulent employment visa applications on behalf of foreign nationals, including some of the law firm's own workers.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Houston, TX (Galleria area) - Law office of Judith G. Cooper, P.C. seeks legal assistant with experience in all aspects of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant law. Candidate should have excellent computer, writing, case management and interpersonal skills. Send resume to Administrator by fax: (713)-622-8078 or e-mail

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to All submissions must be received by close of business Tuesday, March, 6, 2007. GS14-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: CIS-COU-2007-0002 at

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, including PERM labor certifications. 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. 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. Only qualified candidates will be considered. 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
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Chinese, Korean, Japanese and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Back Office Services
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendaring, clerical & archival. Adnet Services, Inc. Headquartered in New York City, Adnet Services provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. Contact Johaina Mumtaz at or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Offices - Fremont, CA
Anu Peshawaria is pleased to announce that effective March 5, 2007, Immigration & Business Services, Inc. is moving to a new location. Old office: 38211 Eggers Common, Fremont, CA 94536. New Office: 46560 Fremont Blvd. Suite #205 Fremont, CA 94538. Please note that our telephone number which is (510) 713-9499 will continue to work but our new telephone numbers are: (510) 353-0102, (510) 353-0103, (510) 353-0104, (510) 353-0105.

Immigration Event - San Francisco, CA
Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments, March 19-20, 2007, San Francisco. This conference focuses on strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team and provides a better understanding of the immigration processes related to internationally recruited nurses. Co-sponsored by the American Nurses Association and the International Centre on Nurse Migration. For details, see here. For the registration form, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
I don't believe my letters to the Editor have ever thrown down the proverbial gauntlet, but I have disagreed with Bruce Hake's letter's use of religion as a justification for a stance on a legal, social and political issue. In response to Mr. Hake's recent tirade (03/06/07 ID), I do not believe it serves the good of the immigration debate to use words like, "David Murray's letter's latest fulminations," or the use of such hyperbole as, "And I don't care what Murray's letter states on the subject. I certainly don't need a florid lecture from anyone on American roots. My family came to this continent in the 1600s." (03/06/07 ID). While each American is justified in allowing his or her religious believes to influence and shape their personal opinions,the area of public debate should not be a bully-pulpit for the expression of religious views, but that the debate should squarely focus on the issues, without the need to further a religious point of view. In the future, I would hope that the immigration debate in ID will thrive on an intellectual plane, devoid of emotion, bigotry, hurling insults, such as calling others involved in the debate "dishonest" or "un-American", or claiming that immigration creates "a corresponding bulge ... in attorney's wallets" (03/02/07 ID), or Honza Prchal's letter's snide and cruel remark denigrating Roger Algase's letter, "I suppose letters to the editor are cheaper than therapy (02/22/07 ID), or other unkind and callous remarks that serve no public good whatsoever, but are solely aimed at chastisement of an individual or a group of individuals, rather than disagreement with an idea and a constructive criticism thereof.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
With regard to Peter Griswold's letter's proposal (03/06/07 ID) to outsource US immigration prisons to Mexico, what an ingenious use of the maquiladora system. But will that really go far enough to discourage illegal immigration? Here are a couple of suggestions that might do the trick more effectively. One would be to expand "renditions", so that all illegal immigrants would go into black holes or secret prisons, never to be heard from again. Another might be to incarcerate the whole population of Mexico. Serves them right anyway for trying to feed their families and seeking a better life in the land of the free and the home (at least for the time being, until Halliburton is awarded the requisite no-bid Mexican construction contract) of the immigration jail.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X