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Immigration Daily May 14, 2007
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Lou Dobbs Unrepentant After Crossing The Line

About two weeks ago, Lou Dobbs, the principal anti-immigrationist spokesman on national television, compared San Francisco's mayor to a Nazi. Responding to this, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society called on CNN to fire Mr. Dobbs. Whatever may or may not be the alleged faults of the mayor of San Francisco, we do not believe he has committed any offence grave enough to justify Mr. Dobbs's comparision. So far, CNN and Mr. Dobbs have not even issued a apology for Mr. Dobbs's ill-chosen words.

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PERM With Joel Stewart

We are pleased to announce a tele-seminar with Joel Stewart on PERM matters. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 22nd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Militarizing The Border
Frida Berrigan writes "In order to craft truly effective, humane and comprehensive immigration reform, the president is going to have to do a lot more than show up in his shirtsleeves once in a while. He has to learn that the border is not a war zone, Mexicans are not combatants, and military contractors are not the solution."

Borjas, Wages, And Immigration: The Complete Story
Bryan Caplan writes "I was quite surprised to discover the following table when I was flipping through Borjas' labor textbook ..."


PERM FAQ - Round 10
USDOL released the 10th round of PERM FAQs.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Solo Practitioner in Springfield, NJ with diverse practice is looking for a NJ licensed Associate fluent in Russian language. Immigration practice experience is a plus. Good benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume to Isabella Mayzel, Esq. at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Robert W. Yarra, A Professional Law Corporation, Fresno, CA, has an immediate opening for a licensed associate attorney bilingual in English and Spanish. The ideal candidate will have 3 plus years experience in all areas of immigration law, including Removal/Deportation Defense, Family and Business Immigration Law. In addition to courtroom experience, excellent writing skills are required, as this position includes appellate work. Recent law school grads with a demonstrated interest in immigration law also considered. We offer a competitive salary, our benefits package includes 401(k), medical, dental and vision plans. Expedited partnership track considered. Fresno is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, close to Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. Housing is affordable, cost of living adds to a great community for raising a family. Please mail resume and writing samples to: Office Manager, 1250 Fulton Mall, Suite 202, Fresno, CA 93721 or e-mail Robert W. Yarra at:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Memphis, TN - National immigration law firm Siskind Susser Bland, P.C., a cutting edge, entrepreneurial practice representing many of the world's best known companies and individuals, is seeking motivated, experienced employment immigration lawyers in its headquarters office. We are hiring mid-level associates (two to five years experience) as well as senior attorneys (five+ years experience). Candidates should possess outstanding academic credentials and writing skills. Excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has two full time paralegal openings: (1) experienced US immigration paralegal and (1) entry-level global immigration paralegal. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. The ideal experienced US paralegal candidate must have 1+ years of substantial experience in a wide variety of US employment-based immigration processes. Also, an entry-level opportunity is available for global immigration paralegal to manage non-US visa case matters. Mandarin fluency required for this position. For both positions, successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter + resume to, specifying either the experienced paralegal or entry global paralegal position. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dupont Circle, Washington D.C. - Maggio & Kattar, a nationally recognized, full-service immigration law firm seeks an experienced and exceptionally capable business immigration attorney to join our dynamic and fun-to work at firm. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Send resumes to the attention of Jim Alexander at:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of Western Regional Counsel. Directly oversee and supervise the performance of the eight (8) associate regional counsel located throughout the Western Region along with the deputy western regional counsel. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five (5) years of post J.D. experience. They must submit a cover letter that demonstrates the specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them for the position. Preference is given to applicants with immigration experience, management experience, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For detailed information, type CIS-COU-2007-0003 in the keyword search here. The applicant should list references, which may be verified, but letters of recommendation are not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume and a writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Submissions can be either e-mailed (all attached documents must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, May 11, 2007. The position is at the GS-15 level and is open until filled. No relocation expenses.

Case Management Technology
Judge an immigration management system (IMS) by: (1) what it empowers you to do (2) what its customers say (3) its track record. 1. What you can do - manage client relationships - optimize your operations - assemble documents automatically from a database - share calendars, notes, alerts, and reminders - work anytime, anywhere with Microsoft Office alongside your IMS and more. More, like tailoring an IMS to your needs. Others claim their packages are customizable, but you may need their technician plus hundreds of hours from your staff to get what Tracker gives you out-of-the-box. Mature yet flexible, Tracker lets you easily configure your ideal system. 2. What customers say - "Choosing ImmigrationTracker was a no brainer." -Steve Clark, Flynn & Clark "ImmigrationTracker is head and shoulders above the rest." - Bruce Larson, Mayo Clinic. 3. Track record - top law firms who license immigration management software, choose Tracker: 90% of practicing Past AILA Presidents, 86% of the 25 largest immigration firms (IndUS Business Journal, 2006), 75% percent of the AMLAW 200 (American Lawyer Media, 2006). Did others promise you the moon and deliver dusty cheese? Make up for lost time. Reserve your private Tracker demo. Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email


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New Office
Wilner & OReilly is proud to announce the relocation of our corporate headquarters to the Performing Arts Center in Cerritos, California at 17777 Center Court Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos CA 90703. Wilner & OReilly handles all types of immigration matters with particular emphasis in the sports, entertainment and business communities. For more information, visit us at


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.

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Dear Editor:
I believe that a hike of fees should be implemented but not at the rate it has been proposed and especially the penalty of $10,000. I assure you that the immigrant will get the money somehow but this will cause quite a strain for some families.

Gladys Farris

Dear Editor:
I support the right of any US citizens or residents to sponsor their parents to immigrate to the USA with one condition, they're willing to provide decent lodging, pay their living and health care expenses without taking up employment and seeking any kind of public welfare assistant. Family based immigration system creates never ending unfair chained immigration, that's why we have snowballing backlog on family based immigration petition. Those who are too poor or broke to feed themselves unfortunately should never ask to sponsor their parents to come here to collect welfare and become public burden. I could understand their feeling but they have to get real and fix their financial situation first before asking to bring their parents here. Many other countries such as Canada require the sponsor must make certain amount of income, not living on welfare and/or in bankruptcy and willing to sign an affidavit of support that they will guarantee their immigrant relatives' expenses, health care and lodging for at least 5 years. And many of their system favor skill based instead of just family based one. I completely agree with some of Mr. Utterback's points (ID 05/08/07). Those who won't be net contributors should not come here and enjoy the services at others' expenses.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Ned Markoff's letter (ID 05/11/07) says that boosting employment -based immigration without cutting family immigration is a win-win situation. I agree, and so would most people of good will who still believe that immigration is good for America. The danger in cutting family immigration in order to "make room" for more skilled workers is that the white supremacists and other immigration opponents would gladly collaborate in cutting family immigration, but would never go along with the other half of the deal. Therefore, cutting visas for one category in the hope of increasing visas for another is a fool's bargain, one that ID and other immigration advocates should be able to see through without much difficulty.

Roger Algase, Esq.,
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Regarding Dave Anderson's letter (ID 05/11/07), in fact, if a petitioner is successful in a Mandamus action, the federal court orders CIS to take action in that particular case. CIS has no choice but to promptly comply, or they will be in violation of the court's order. My question in my letter (ID 05/09/07) concerning the possible viability of massive Mandamus action was directed toward knowledgeable immigration lawyers. Mandamus is often the only relief available to get a government entity to take action. We bring Writs of Mandamus under INA 336(b) in delinquent naturalization cases all the time, but what if we filed for Mandamus in every delinquent immigration case? - FOIA requests, ever-on-going permanent residence applications, languishing I-824 applications, etc. - any government action that drags on and on for an unreasonable length of time and not because of visa quota backlogs. If Congress passes CIR, we can be assured the adjudications system will become even more clogged, and all the good work in cleaning up backlogs that CIS had done over the past few years will be down the toilet and we will be back to the fiasco of the 1980's and 1990's, when spousal petitions took two to three years in some jurisdictions. I am merely posing a question in hopes that an immigration lawyer will state his or her learned opinion on what they think would happen within the "system" if Mandamus were actually done in mass. Since AILA seems impotent in their representation of immigration lawyers, in favor of taking a pro-active lobbying stance for immigrant rights (perhaps they should call it the American Lawyer-Funded Immigrants Association) and since we will never receive assistance from Congress, perhaps Mandamus is the only tool we lawyers have.

David D. Murray, Esq.,
Newport Beach, CA

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