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Immigration Daily April 30, 2007
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Southwest Courts Swamped

According to the Associated Press, "Immigration-related felony cases are swamping federal courts along the Southwest border, forcing judges to handle hundreds more cases than their peers elsewhere." For the full story, see here.

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Pushing The Anti-Immigration Agenda Further Right
Tom Barry writes "Although the firebrand politician from an affluent Denver suburb hasn't managed to make restrictionism the core principle of U.S. immigration policy, he and other nativists in Congress have over the past several years shifted the immigration debate toward their terms national security, cultural unity, and border controlat the national, state, and local levels."

Principles For An Immigration Policy To Strengthen And Expand The American Middle Class
Amy M. Traub and Amy Taylor for the Drum Major Institute For Public Policy write "An immigration policy that serves the fundamental interests of middle-class Americans must take two realities into account: immigrants' economic contributions make them indispensable to our nations middle class, and, at the same time, a lack of effective rights in the workplace for undocumented immigrants undermines the ability of all working people in America to secure and maintain jobs that provide a middle-class standard of living."


CRS On Effect Of Immigration On US Workers
The Congressional Research Service reports that a recent analysis that built upon the economy-wide approach estimated that immigration has not reduced the wages of native-born workers with more education and experience.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC mid-town office of upstate NYS firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal with 2 years experience in immigration law required, including preparation and filing of business visas (H-1B, L, E), petitions and permanent residency applications. Strong computer, communication and writing skills are required, including proficiency with Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook software and the ability to perform Internet research and use Lexis or Westlaw. Qualified applicants, submit resume to: Melanie Smith:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B and L-1 visa petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Experience with family-based immigration cases is also helpful. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three year's experience are required. Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional career advancement opportunities available for you in the Chicago office of this prominent global immigration law firm. Candidate will work as part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff assisting multinational companies primarily with their U.S. immigration requirements. The job involves extensive client contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with Immigration experience should apply via email to Maribelle Molina: Job Requirements: - 2+ years business immigration experience, including experience with PERM, - BA/BS degree required - MS Word and Windows 2000 required, - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, - Ability to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth. opportunities. Only candidates with Immigration experience should apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - 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: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks an immigration paralegal. Qualified candidates will have at least two years experience counseling a variety of large and small employers on immigration matters, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, I-140s and 485s, and E-1, E-2, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be computer literate, demonstrate good accuracy, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and provide superior client service in a fast-paced, high-volume, case-processing environment. Bachelors degree required. Professional, service-oriented, team players are encouraged to apply by e-mailing a cover letter + resume to Amber James: EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for senior associate attorneys and associate attorneys. Both positions require experience in labor certs, NIV categories (senior position requires experience in all NIV categories), AOS and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions in high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Sr. Associate Attorney - must have 5+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs. Experience should include managing support staff. Associate Attorney - must have 2 yrs. business immigration experience. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required for both positions. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. CA bar membership a plus. Send resume with salary expectations to: Include "Immigration Attorney" in subject header.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for experienced paralegals. Must have 2 yrs experience in business immigration law. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Send resume to: Include "Immigration Paralegal" in subject header.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, CA - Immigration law firm seeks UK qualified solicitor for Toronto-based global practice focused exclusively on corporate clients. Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to advise on, prepare and file UK corporate immigration matters (work permits, HSMP, sole representative) as well as an interest in working with foreign legal counsel to manage files in other jurisdictions. Please submit your resume via email to Lonnie Wellman: or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Sydney, Australia - Unique opportunity to join Fragomen US Consular Practice based in one of the world's most beautiful cities. Prepare nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, arrange consular appointments, and manage inquiries and referrals. Position involves extensive client contact and use of case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases. Ideal candidate has expertise in business immigration, experience managing high volume caseload, and ability to be part of team, supervise others, and work independently. College degree, MS Word, Excel, and Windows 2000 required. If eligible, Australian work visa available but sorry, no relocation package. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lauren Levin:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Union City, NJ - Busy law firm practicing family law, immigration law, and municipal law, seeks recently admitted law graduates. Fluency (speaking + writing) in English and Spanish is a must. Candidates must excel in writing and verbal skills. Must be a people person. Salary depending on experience. Competitive benefits package offered. Please send resume to Micaela M. Alvarez, Esq. by fax: (201) 867-4100 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique business immigration law firm seeks two attorneys. One attorney will handle complex PERM applications, and one attorney will specialize in EB-1 and O-1 petitions. Each attorney will have responsibilities in other areas as well, but will be primarily responsible for their specialty. The attorneys must be self-starters with excellent managerial, writing and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates will have graduated in the top 1/3 of their class and have 2-5 years experience in their respective area. Salary DOE. Please fax resume and cover letter to: M. Cohen at (212) 818-0625 or email:

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.

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Immigration Event - Greenville, SC
Illegal Immigration & Terrorism. Saturday, April 28, 2007, 3:00 pm. Furman University, Watkins Room, 3300 Poinsette Ave. Greenville, SC 29613. Contact Dean Allen (864) 561-0758 or e-mail


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 want to comment on jhf of Bailyville ME's letter (04/27/07 ID) and in particular his/her letter's harangue on immigration lawyers and in particular his comment that "the vast majority of Americans" want to end illegal immigration and are opposed to any form of amnesty. Believe it or not, immigration lawyers are also Americans. Many immigration lawyers do not believe in illegal immigration and many immigration lawyers do not want another amnesty. We learned from the last one. And many immigration lawyers would like to see the law enforced fairly. We immigration lawyers represent our clients' interests. Not all of immigration focuses on deportation issues. In fact, the large majority of most immigration lawyer's income comes from legal immigration. What we as a nation of laws needs to do is to address the rule of law, identify where it is broken, and remedy the problem, rather than making the debate one of "us against you" and bandying about criticisms of lawyers. Concerning jhf of Bailyville's comment that ID be more balanced in their reporting, I have been stating that of ID for years, to no avail. ID seems to thrive on controversy. Controversy sells newspapers - that's the first rule of journalism.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
With regard to Ali Alexander's recent letter's proposal (04/26/07 ID) to legalize children while deporting their parents, we need to modernize our immigration laws to recognize that we are part of a greater North American, if not Western Hemisphere, area, and that this area includes southern neighbors which have desperate people trying to flee poverty, very much as the Irish did during the potato famine in the 19th century, and as many other immigrant groups have done since. Those who argue that these earlier immigrants were welcome because they came here legally are rewriting history. There were more than enough nativists who would not have flinched at the thought of tearing parents apart from their children in order to discourage unwanted Italian, Jewish, Irish, Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian immigrants from coming here, and who indeed tried and sometimes succeeded in doing that or even worse, as in the case of the Chinese exclusion laws and the infamous national origins quotas of the 1924 Immigration Act. America does not need exclusionist 19th and 20th century thinking in the 21st century. We live in a diverse world, and America's population will continue to reflect this fact no matter how many immigrant families the restrictionsts among us try to break up.

Sheng Li

Dear Editor:
As the 2008 Presidential campaign kicked off in South Carolina last night with a debate amongst the Democratic candidates it was evident that the war on Iraq, tax cuts for the middle class, health care reform and education were going to be the focus. You can add stopping illegal immigration to the list. Nowhere does amnesty fit in and the recent polls show a strong 80% of Americans want something done to stop further illegal immigration. The window is closing on what the open border lobby wants in Congress and this time it will be locked.


Dear Editor:
America belongs to Americans. Paying for bus trips does not entitle you to take away the brotherhood of Americans, whose forefathers remains lie in innumerable national cemetaries. They fought for freedom, heritage, the American dream. How do you make commentary on the soverignity of the American people. Milions of immigrants await for decades to enter the U.S. legally. They go to school, get educated, wait patiently for a nation with ethics, honesty, fairness. They suffer, families working hard to put one thru school so someone can have a better life. But, as illigals climb, run, swim into the US against the will of the citizenship, all fairness, all ethics, all values turn sour and as illigals remain, the light of the world, whose light has protected the world, given hope, this light will fade into being a third world country. No more hope, no more American dream, no more a standard to the world of Gods sword against evil, against Satan and his followers. It is the American soldier that has given protection to the world against tyranny, and Americans cannot urinate on the national cemetaries for those who gave all for their heritage, freedom. Once that is destroyed America wil never be great again, and America will turn into a poor, 3rd world country, and the world will be filled with tyranny, evil, and the will of Satan and his filthy angels.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
In response to Barbara Cook's letter (04/27/07 ID), where her letter states that she is a Numbersusa member, claims that her group should be referred to as an "anti-illegal immigrant" group, but not "anti-immigrant" group, I would ask her to take a good look at the Numbersusa website. At the bottom of the homepage is this statement "Those who need to refer to NumbersUSA Action with a short, descriptive modifier should call it an "immigration-reduction organization." Need I say more? If she or anyone else needs more proof that this group is anti-immigrant, there are numerous statements by Roy Beck, President, such as "I revealed some of my conclusions about skilled immigration in response to a previous question. It isn't a win-win situation for the Third World countries for us to take some of their brightest kids who might have helped find solutions to the suffocating poverty of their own countrymen." Why Mr. Beck only talks about Third World countries in reference to skilled immigrants is telling. Not just anti-immigrant, but also racist.


Dear Editor:
It is clear that the anti-immigrant forces are a vocal minority (04/26/07 ID comment). Bravo to Immigration Daily for posting a photo on Wednesday that illustrates the point. Anti-immigrants pretend that most Americans feel the way they do but the data doesn't support their rhetoric. I urge ID readers who believe that the undocumented should be given an opportunity for earned legalization to contact their congressional representatives. If members of congress hear only from the "vocal minority" of their constituents, it will be hard for them to vote for passage of a bill that would address the issue of immigration in a fair and meaningful way. By the way, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken last weekend found that 78% of respondents feel people now in the country illegally should be given a chance at citizenship. That's where the US people truly stand on the issue.


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