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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.


Attracting The Best And The Brightest: The Promise And Pitfalls Of A Skill-Based Immigration Policy
Kara Murphy for The Immigration Policy Center writes "Although some of the practices associated with a point-based immigration system might benefit the US economy, policymakers should be careful not to assume that such a system would be a panacea for the widespread dysfunction of US immigration policies."


CRS Report On VAWA
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on the recent developments, federal funding, and history of the Violence Against Women Act.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
South San Francisco, CA - Younossi Law has openings for full-time paralegals with 1-3 years and 2-5 years of business immigration law experience. We value team work, exceptional client service and foster an environment which allows for maximum professional growth through education, recognition, and innovation. The successful candidate must have substantial experience in a wide variety of employment-based immigration processes, have excellent people skills, be highly motivated, creative, process focused, detail oriented, and computer savvy. We offer excellent benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, send your resume to:

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 + references to: or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

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:

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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Honors And Awards - Corporate Immigration Law Firm Of The Year
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP has been named global Corporate Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2007 in the Who's Who Legal Awards. This is the third consecutive time the firm has been recognized in this way, having won the award every year since its inception in 2005.


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:
We often hear about the 'illegal immigrants' issue, but we never hear about those those who have entered the US on an E2 or L1 visa at great expense (legally), in good faith, (legally), who try to do everything (legally) by paying the necessary fees (legally), commission very expensive Immigration lawyers (legally), hire American employees (legally) and subsequently work their fingers to the bone (legally), to grow their business - even surviving 9/11 and other economic disasters - to a significantly substantial level - all the time simply by working hard and hoping for a better way of life - only to be advised that, after several years of commitment that their business is 'marginal' and they should just 'go back home' to the UK (or whatever country that currently has a 'reciprocal' agreement), and just give up on the past 10 years of their lives/commitment to their business, their loyal customers, and ultimately to the American economy. Most of us have dedicated thousands of dollars to making this commitment with a view to spending our lives here, and offering something worth having, which will improve quality of life. We are committed - and we love the USA. Somehow, this just doesn't seem to bear any resemblance to the original blueprint, which offered the opportunity to 'live the American Dream', so, where does this leave us?? Do we really have nothing to show for this commitment? If those who have entered illegally, and put nothing into the US economy are to be given the opportunity to stay here permanently, why should we, who have invested money, time and commitment into the economy not have the same opportunity? This does not seem fair. And my understanding is that America offers opportunity to anyone who wishes to be a part of it.

Cheryl Hillier

Dear Editor:
I would like to support the effort to remove Mr Dobbs from CNN where he has crossed the line of responsible and impartial journalism, where he advocates hates against immigrants, where he has invited KKK and white supremacy groups to his program. This is how hate in Germany started against Jews (see 05/14/07 ID comment). Mr Dobb's arguments sound familiar. Similar to the attacks made to Jews that escalated until deport them to concentration camps and exterminate a great deal of innocent people. All based in hate. Hate against other race. Hate against other people. Not so long ago, the biggest dictator on earth came to power driven by hate, Everything started little by little in Germany. Jews started to be blamed for everything. As stated by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) President Gideon Aronoff, "Dobbs has crossed the line between responsible television commentary and hate speech propaganda of his own. Keeping him on the air is essentially sanctioning by CNN, which is why we're asking CNN to remove Dobbs from his very public platform". The hate against Jews made Hitler to climb to his position. As a result of his ascent and silence and approval of the German population, the killings and destruction were countless. This is also what the Ku Kux Klan tried to do against African Americans in USA, luckily without success. The white supremacists, nazis, and the KKK are closely related. Perhaps unknowingly some people are helping them. Let's not make the mistake that Germans made with Hitler. Lets combine efforts to demand that Mr. Dobbs be removed from CNN.

Memo Garcia

Dear Editor:
I find it both ironic and disturbing that Lou Dobbs has taken it upon himself to be the lead propagandist for the right wing anti-immigrationalists (see 05/14/07 ID comment). If, in fact, Dobbs actually wrote his book "Exporting America", as he alleges to have done, or even if he actually read the book, (and was able to understand the premise of the book), then he, of all people, should have some understanding of the economics at play in our current immigration debate. If we are to stem the tide of jobs being exported to other countries due to those countries having cheaper labor, then we need to have available cheaper labor here at home in order to compete for business on a global scale. American companies don't want to export jobs because they like foreigners better then Americans, or because foreign workers are better workers then Americans. They export jobs to lower costs, partly to make more profit, and partly to be able to compete for their share of business against global competition. More laborers here, particularly inexpensive laborers, will allow U.S. companies to increase domestic production. That fact is good for everyone in the US, including the middle class, who Dobb's claims are under attack in the other book that he allegedly wrote, The war on the middle class. If Dobb's could only figure out how to put 2 + 2 together, he might realize that if there is a war on the middle class in this country, then he's acting moronically in shooting his own soldiers in the back.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
The coming Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill must also include those who have applied for political asylum and have pending cases at the moment, have applied and fought their cases but lost and out of luck and ordered to be deported, and those with granted witholding of removal/UN Convention Against Torture status to be able to adjust their status so they can be US citizens later on not living in limbo by being able to work and stay in the USA but not able to be US PR nor citizens later. It doesn't make any sense and justice to grant legal status to completely undocumented border jumper aliens but denying people who have spent money, tears and efforts to fight and be able to stay here legally but lost while these people have SS numbers, work permits, worked hard, paid their taxes due and be good neighbors in their community. Last year, Senate bill S. 2611 would exclude people with final order of deportation to benefit from the CIR. Please let your lawmakers to consider this issue and bring common sense and a little justice in this regard.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
I have spoken to quite a lot of my collegues about Dobbs, we do not think he is not at all respected by a large majority of intelligent Americans (see 05/14/07 ID comment). He has forgotten his past and has joined the likes of Sessions, Sensenbrenner, and Hasert and has once again spoken for the KKK. Dobbs and his bunch has shown us the the KKK.

Keith Singh

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