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Family Ties And Immigration

ILW.COM is pleased to announce our latest telephonic immigration law seminar, the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 28: Is Marriage the solution to your client's immigration problem

  • Prior marriages and prior applications
  • Issues if there is prior removal/deportation proceedings
  • What was basis of divorce
  • Should they get married or come as a fianc
  • Pitfalls what to watch out for
  • What if they are not living together?
  • I-864, Who can be a sponsor or co-sponsor
  • What about the I-751, getting the denial reviewed,filing a second I-751
  • Ethical problems representing husband and wife
SECOND Phone Session on July 19: Applying for relatives other than the spouse
  • Children and stepchildren
  • Marriage of the unmarried child
  • How does CSPA help
  • Illegitimate children proving the relationship
  • Adopted children
  • Bringing the family from abroad initial processing or following to join
  • What happens if the petitioner dies
  • Avoiding non-criminal grounds of inadmissibility
  • How to waive grounds of inadmissibility
THIRD Phone Session on August 9: Obtaining permanent residence in spite of a conviction
  • Effect of aggravated felony conviction
  • What is a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Disclosure of conviction, effect of expungement
  • What is the petty offence exception
  • What about drug convictions, Where do you live
  • Obtaining a 212(h) waiver
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 27th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Bloggings: June 21, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries from his blog.


President Bush Remarks On Immigration Reform
During a talk before the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, President Bush shared this thoughts on immigration reform.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Cutting-edge law firm seeks paralegal with 3+ years of substantial experience in the US employment-based immigration processes, including drafting and preparing labor certifications, H1B, E and L visas. Experience with family based, naturalization and mandamus a plus. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: Debra Villegas at or fax at (954) 527-8663.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) seeks a dynamic and dedicated leader for its next Executive Director for the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs (ORIA). Oversee, evaluate, and manage practices and new initiatives regarding refugees and immigrants and limited English-speaking individuals; consult with and train program areas in aspects of determining eligibility of applicants for public benefits; provide community education to external organizations; collaborate with other gov't agencies regarding immigrant issues; represent HRA at immigration-related and language access meetings. Guide HRA's interpretation and translation activities and determine scope for contracted language services; oversee the procurement process; monitor contracts; and supervise subordinate staff. Requirements: 4-year degree from an accredited college + 4 years of professional experience, including 18 mos. of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a law or master's degree in related field. NYC residency required within 90 days of employment. Salary Range: $56,158 - 119,833. Comprehensive benefits package offered. Send resume to: Donald Shire at or 180 Water Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10038. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Service Center Counsel, Texas Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing legal advice to TSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division, at All submissions must be received by close of business June 22, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0006 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks experienced immigration attorneys. The successful attorney candidate is expected to possess 2-5 years experience in employment-based immigration law. Tindall & Foster, P.C. has been practicing immigration law since 1973 and has organized sub-specialty practice areas in employment-based, investor, outbound, litigation, waivers, consular and employer Sanctions. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. Resumes may also be accepted for future positions in the Houston Office as well. Please visit and for more information. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to No calls please.

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New Partner - NYC, NJ
Lubiner & Schmidt is pleased to announce that associate Alan J. Pollack has become a partner in the firm. Lubiner & Schmidt maintains offices in Cranford, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ and New York City. 1-888-Visa-Law (1-888-847-2529).


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:
Mr. Everroad, Jr.'s letter to the Editor (06/20/07 ID) stated, "I would like someone to explain to me why every person and or company in the US who aids and abets in the criminal activity of the illegal immigrant by just being in the US should not be charged under Title 8 of the US Code and prosecuted as a criminal themselves." Unless one is prepared to investigate and reliably confirm the lawful immigration status of every employee of every business and restaurant patronized by oneself or one's family, I would suggest that everyone start by turning themselves in for prosecution as a co-conspitrator or accessory after the fact. No fair using DHS databases, however, since even the government acknowledges that they contain numerous errors.

Robert Gard, Esq.
Chicago, IL

Dear Editor:
What's wrong with US citizens and legal residents helping other human beings that happened to be "illegal" immigrants. Human beings will never be illegal humans just because they want to survive, pursue happiness, prosperity and trade their skills and product for better wages anywhere in this planet. Those who keep scapegoating "illegal" immigrants must look at their ancestors first. If they moved here and there for survival whether they lived during the stone age, dark ages or whatever, I bet they moved here and there to find the best opportunities to survive. If hiring an illegal Mexican is a crime, what if I move my business to Mexico and China and hire them there. Should it be a crime for businesses to outsource jobs too? If job outsourcing should be a crime as well, so what about US consumers who force these companies to outsource the jobs since they love to pay less for more, should we treat them as crimininals? Should we make companies that fire Americans and replace them with robots as criminals as well? Ones may call me a globalist or whatever, but the truth is I am a realist. I know I live in a competitive world and I will never ask my representatives to be my baby sitter and baby sit me. Period. To anti immigration crowd that dream USA and Americans can take anything for granted, without facing this competitive life and world, stop whining, wake up and grow up please.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
A primary negative connotation that is stigmatizing CIR, is that it is a "compromise" solution to the problems that it addresses. A more beneficial way of looking at the legislation would be to consider it as an "integration of approaches", that as a whole, is greater then the sum of it's parts. While a compromise might be the only way to solve complex issues in a political reality, it tends to leave both sides feeling unfulfilled. On the other hand, when the world's greatest legislative body puts their collective brainpower to solve difficult problems though largely bipartisan discourse, the result can be a series of well thought out measures that, in total, comprehensively integrates a divergence of approaches into the best overall solution. Our democracy might not be perfect, but it is the best political system in the recorded history of our civilization. Perhaps we ought to cut ourselves some slack, and give this rare bipartisan approach to solving a difficult societal problem a chance to succeed. Each "side" of this debate should ultimately look at this negotiation as an opportunity to integrate a variety of approaches and philosophies that will best serve to solve the problem as a whole beneficently, and not look at petty grievances as losses or disappointments. Each of the politicians involved in this debate achieved individual success by working hard to get elected to one of the highest offices in the country. Now they should work together to achieve national success by constructing and passing meaningful bipartisan legislation that will serve our country well. In the end, everyone should consider that the final legislation is not just a "compromise", or not just a "bargain". It is an "integration" of the best ideas, and as such, is the best possible overall national solution to a national problem.

Robert Gittelson

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