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Immigration Daily May 15, 2007
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Undocumented Status In Evidence

According to a news story, "A jury that will decide the back wages claim of a Brazilian nanny will not be allowed to hear that her allegedly stingy boss is a dominatrix." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Deadline Is Tuesday, May 15th For Complex Issues With The H

The curriculum for the telephone seminar on May 17th: "Beat The Cap And Fix The Law: All About the H - Complex issues with the H" is as follows (MCLE credit approved for TX, CA. MCLE Credit for IL has been applied for):

  • Problematic occupations: Market Analyst, etc
  • Credential evaluations: NSC on degree equivalency, etc
  • Special considerations for H1B dependents
  • Speculative Employment
  • Itinerary for consultants
  • Up-to-the-minute Legislative update: Items to be announced before the seminar
  • Up-to-the-minute USCIS update: Items to be announced before the seminar
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 15th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: version:


The International Prisoner Transfer Program
Paula Wolff writes "Although the International Prisoner Transfer Program has been in existence since 1976, it remains a program about which most federal prosecutors have scant knowledge or understanding."


CRS On English As Second Language
The Congressional Research Service issued a report discussing the legal background and analysis of legislation in the 110th Congress.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Internationally renowned boutique Wall Street law firm seeks several full time immigration attorneys for its NYC office. 2 years minimum experience required in business, family, asylum, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and immigration litigation involving MTRs, the BIA, the EOIR, PTRs and stays in the Circuit Courts. Foreign language skills are a plus. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Send your resume in confidence to Recruitment Coordinator: No telephone calls or faxes please. We will contact you if your skills match our requirements.

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:

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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Mergers And Acquisitions - California
Allen Choi & Do, LLP, Rose Rix Kaplan & White, LLP and the Law Office of Helga Carson have merged to form Rose Carson Kaplan Choi & White, LLP. Our offices are located at 399 Sherman Avenue, Suite 8, Palo Alto, California 94306 and 4299 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 202, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Please visit us at our new website,


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:
The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, does not have any faults, alleged or otherwise, when it comes to immigration reform and the defense of immigrants. The Irish Voice newspaper printed a photo of our Mayor wearing a "Legalize the Irish" t-shirt at a rally we had here in early February this year. San Francisco has a long tradition of being a "Sanctuary City" and in April 2006, Mayor Gavin Newsom was publicly quoted as saying If people think we were defiant on the gay marriage issue, they havent seen defiance in relation to whether the City would comply with the draconian measures proposed in H.R. 4437. The Nazis were famous for blindly following orders, whether they were moral or broken, and it is clear that it is the Mayor of San Francisco who is thinking outside the box rather than blindly accepting our immoral and broken immigration laws which do not recognize the labor produced by workers without authorization who are keeping this country afloat, growing our economy, and paying into the social security system with their taxes taken out of their unauthorized paychecks. Mr. Dobbs on the other hand appears quite content with a system which allows no new workers even when the Department of Labor itself says that unemployment less than 5% is the equivalent of full employment and that is where the US is today (see 05/14/07 ID comment). Who exactly does Mr. Dobbs think is going to pay for his social security retirement with the US birth rate at record lows?

Susanna Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
Although a regular listener to Dobb's, I have no specific knowledge of this event; however, I agree with Dobbs that the illegal alien situation is out of control (see 05/14/07 ID comment).

Andrew M. Parish, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
Lou Dobbs is possibly this country's no. 1 anti-illegal immigration propagandist, and his daily vitriolic allegations bear little relationship to reality (see 05/14/07 ID comment). Now it turns out that in his mind, propaganda is any opinion different from his. He has it exactly backward. Although I like CNN and watch it a lot, the fact that it values ratings more than journalistic ethics is disturbing to me. At least there is comfort in knowing that according to a recent USA Today Gallup poll, 78% of the population favors a guest worker program. That leaves Dobbs as a loud, persistent but ineffective spokesman for a 22% minority.

Sid Lachter, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Contrary to Robert Yang's letter (5/14/07 ID), the US does require minimum income requirements for sponsors, affidavits of support, and ineligibility of legal immigrants for welfare for 5 years. Take at look at USCIS's website, Form I-864P for the requirements (125% of the poverty level for family size, including the sponsored immigrant and any other immigrants sponsored, except for 100% of the poverty level for US servicemembers sponsoring spouses and minor children). Look at Form I-864, the Affidavit of Support, and its instructions, for the legal binding commitment enforceable in a court of law made by sponsors. The railing against "chain immigration" as an invidious term for family immigration is just restrictionist propaganda to support their goal of fewer immigrants. The worst thing about the current family immigration system is how backed up all the quota categories are, which is visible to anyone who wants to check the monthly State Department Visa Bulletin (found every month on ILW.COM). The second-worst thing about the current family immigration system is that parents of US citizens are not eligible to bring their minor children with them, but must petition for them after they arrive and wait for either naturalization or their place in the quota line (backed up 5 years) to become current.

Eleanor Kaplan Adams, Esq.

Dear Editor:
ID's comment (05/04/07 ID) pointed out that Lou Dobbs had called the mayor of San Francisco a "Nazi" and that he hadn't offered an apology. Looks like a double standard to me; ID and those of a like mind feel free to call Lou and the rest of us who oppose illegal immigration and wish to reduce legal immigration "racists", "anti-immigrationists" (as they did in their comments), xenophobes, etc. I listen to Lou Dobbs faithfully, as I am now, and have never heard him say that he's opposed to legal immigration. I don't know whether or not the mayor is a "Nazi", but ID should refrain from inaccurate labels if they find them offensive.

Baileyville, ME

Dear Editor:
I would like you to know that the day I heard about [the Lou Dobbs] incident (see 05/14/07 ID comment), I immediately sent an email to CNN asking them to fire him. Never heard even a word back (see 05/14/07 ID comment).

Catherine M. Kiely

Dear Editor:
In my opinion the statements that people make, especially the statements that produce the most emotional reactions, are merely projections-- projections that are reflected from the speaker and from the reactive society (see 05/14/07 ID comment). Mr Dobbs is fully aware that to compare an organization's support of 'illegal aliens and -or-immigrants would produce exactly the reaction that it did. That reaction is outrage and is rooted in the realization that Hitler's Nazism was an avatar that could be triggered at any given time to exploit fear by displacing the real issue at hand- human beings currently labeled 'immigrants' and 'illegals that are being treated in a way that is reminiscent of the Nazism. The truth of the matter is America is not the only country with 'immigrants' at the borders. Immigrants are not the problem. The problem has everything to do with money and absolutely nothing to do with terrorism. The truth is, Americans like Lou Dobbs fuel the terror propaganda that is currently legitimizing the public resurfacing of the KKK. In the mean time immigrants have become chattel in the minds of the Dobbs Clan and his 'house slaves'. An apology should be given by Dobbs, not his representatives. This is called personal responsibility. Writers seem to be afraid to isolate the real forces behind Dobbs' words. The actual problems are not being addressed, but rather masked as an immigration crisis. Does anyone feel uncomfortable knowing that the 'New Revised Patriot Act' is not readable by the public because it is considered a violation of national security? Is the entire public considered to be a national threat? This question and its answers are much more about the reality of the state of America than the problems at the borders. Nazism? Who does Dobbs represent?

Constance A.

Dear Editor:
Don't hold your breath until you hear from Dobbs or from CNN (see 05/14/07 ID comment). I have taken them to task several times with nothing from them. They have a screening policy when you log on - did you notice? - they ask if you are positive or negative. If you are in the last group I think the system dumps you statement even before it is read. Last week a reporter took him to task in a personal interview over his statement about leprosy and his statement that is being brought in my immigrants. You remember that one - 7,000 cases in 3 years was his statement and the reporter told him that wasn't true - that here hasn't been 30 cases in 30 years. Dobbs response was that it has to be true because he put it on the air - he said we never make statements that aren't true. That is the way he is - now he has rode immigrants' backs to where he is. what can you say if the network won't do anything about it?

Morris R. Roberts

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