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Immigration Daily May 30, 2007
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Con Artist Preys On Yale, Irish

According to a Hartford Courant news story, "Posing as a [Yale University] law professor with an expertise in immigration law, they say, [a con artist] has scammed hundreds of undocumented workers from Ireland into thinking he could secure them a green card - for a $5,000 fee." For the full story, see here.

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Farewell Old Friend: S. 1348 And The Demise of Employer-Sponsored Immigration
Gary Endelman writes "If you were not looking, you may have missed it, the closing of one era and the start of something utterly novel ... employer-sponsored immigration to the US may have ended."

Bloggings: May 30, 2007
Joel Stewart shares his latest blog entry discussing the prohibition of attorney fees in certain situations by DOL.


USCIS Fees Set To Skyrocket July 30th
USCIS announced a new fee schedule, effective on July 30, 2007, for immigration benefit applications and petitions. For the press release, see here. For the Q&A, see here. For the revised fee schedule, see here.

USCIS Aytes Memo On Processing Of I-90s For Aliens Posing National Security Concerns
USCIS Associate Director Domestic Operations Michael Aytes released a memo with respect to the processing of Form I-90s filed by aliens who pose national security or egregious public safety concerns.

USCIS Aytes Memo On Processing Of Applications For Aliens Posing National Security Concerns
USCIS Associate Director Domestic Operations Michael Aytes released a memo with respect to the processing of applications for ancillary benefits involving aliens who pose national security or egregious public safety concerns.

USCIS Announces TPS Extension For Honduran And Nicaraguan Nationals
USCIS announced the designation of Hondurans and Nicaraguans for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months to January 5, 2009, from its current expiration date of July 5, 2007. For the Honduran TPS Federal Register notice, see here. For the Nicaraguan TPS Federal Register notice, see here.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - A 30 attorney law firm seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: Min. 1-3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: Min. 4 years of immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for both positions. Please email your resume + cover letter (please indicate position sought in subject header) explaining interest in the position to: This is a blind listing.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, T and U visas, special immigrant juvenile petitions and the Convention Against Torture. A background in public international refugee and asylum law, and an understanding of US immigration law and practice, are helpful. Strong legal research and writing skills, and the ability to complete assignments with short deadlines, are essential. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-JD experience. For detailed information, including how to apply by mail, type CIS-COU-2007-0004 in the keyword search here. Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to Deadline is close of business on Friday, June 8, 2007. The position is at the GS-13-GS-15 level and is open until filled. No relocation expenses.

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:

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The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007 - Iselin, NJ
Lance Kaplan of Fragomen Del Ray Bernsen & Loewy LLP's Iselin, NJ office was awarded "The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007" honor.


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 copy of S.AMDT1150 to S.1348 (05/29/07 ID) is blank after page 62.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

Editor's note: Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The entire document is now available.

Dear Editor:
Thanks for optimistic analysis of the CIR legislative circus (05/29/07 ID comment). I do hope ID's points hold the day.

Gregory Wald, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
In re Drew Sieminski, Esq. of Oakland, California's letter to the editor (05/24/07 ID), wherein his letter laments the possible passing of family reunification in favor of skills as "exploitation of the most vulnerable", I beg to differ. Are the fancy schools we lawyers generally attended exploiting the vulnerable by excluding low performers? Skills and job success may not measure a person's real worth or the benefits he might bring to this country, but few would suggest that they are not at least as close an approximation as SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Tests) or LSAT (Law SATs) results. Besides, at least if everything works well with the Bill and it retains its general shape, which are separate issues, Americans with low educations get some protection from a flood of unregulated unskilled labour that, even worse, often works without the protection of minimum wage laws and the such because it is here illegally. The competition from the modified immigrant flow system will be felt much more by skilled workers and professionals from our own social class. Surely to the extent that the "exploitation" of people freely trading their labour and thought for a wage is bad, it is worse, or at least potentially for those whose intellectual input is smaller. Nevertheless, I suspect that the faulty premise that American generosity in letting any of us in at all is somehow exploitative can lead to all sorts of errors in judgment.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
President Bush has spoken out many times on CIR and always emphasized on border security. His recent press conference held at Rosen Garden reiterated that the CIR bill which is in Congress now will help us secure our borders. He seems to have thought that all 12 million illegals presently living in the US entered through border only. Actually, only 50% illegals came to the US through border and the remaining 50% who entered through different ports, have overstayed their visa. Neither his speech nor the present CIR bill addresses on illegals who have overstayed their visa. Additionally, the CIR proposes that parents of US citizens are to be capped to 40,000 only for permanent residency visa. But this is not fair and just. They should be given permanent residency as soon as the petitions on their behalf are approved. Similarly, spouses and children of green card holders (F2A) also should not be capped, but be issued green cards, once they are approved. We should take account of nuclear family policy. Furthermore, the creation of new parent visa proposed in the CIR for the parents of US citizens to visit their children for up to 100 days per year also appears to be highly unfair and unjust. Generally, a visitor visa is issued allowing six months' stay in the US. Therefore, parent visa also should be made valid for six months' stay.

S. Salike

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