ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page

Advanced search

Immigration Daily


Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board



Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation


CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW


Chinese Immig. Daily


Connect to us

Make us Homepage


Immigration Daily

The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of free

Immigration LLC.

Immigration Daily July 11, 2007
Previous Issues
The unmatched news resource for legal professionals. Free! Join 17,000+ readers


Sending USCIS Flowers

In reaction to VB Gate, Immigration Voice is sending flowers en masse to USCIS Director Gonzalez, with the following message,

"Kindly do not return our I-485 petitions in July and honor the original DOS visa bulletin [ first-name last-name ] - An employment based immigrant."
USCIS Director Gonzalez, aware of the coming flowers, has announced that they will be forwarded to service members recuperating at local hospitals. For details, including how you can participate, see here.

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


Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work which is now being shipped:

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
  • Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
  • Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
  • Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
  • Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
  • Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In Removal Proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions
  • Chapter 8: Judicial Review
  • CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and forms from USCIS and EOIR, Key BIA and Federal Court cases, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


A More Perfect Union: A National Citizenship Plan
Jeff Chenoweth and Laura Burdick of CLINIC write "The time for a national citizenship program has arrived. US political leaders must decide whether to continue the status quo, laissez-faire approach to naturalization or to implement an immigrant integration initiative that actively promotes citizenship."


Letter To DOL Requests Clarification On Attorney Fee Rule
In a letter to DOL Secretary Chao, the Law Offices of Rajiv Khanna sent a letter requesting clarification on two unresolved issues related to the amendments to 20 CFR 656 (courtesy of Rajiv S. Khanna).


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Premier Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of advanced immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and techncial skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Primary responsibility will be management + oversight of the national green card sponsorship program for the Deloitte U.S. entities. Focus is on technical aspects of managing the program which requires a high level of communication, managing all program changes and their impacts, identification of trends and oversight of case workflow and resources involved in all aspects of the process from start to finish. Day-to-day responsibilities include case review, individual case strategy development, + managing overall internal compliance details including posting and recruitment requirements. Qualifications: specialized knowledge in immigration law and paralegal experience or related (4 -7 yrs. relevant experience); strong project management skills to lead special projects as required by senior mgmt; excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to manage process effectively and efficiently; excellent analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to communicate effectively with multi-national employees. Send resumes to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Kent, WA, a Seattle suburb - Hanis Greaney Prothero, PLLC seeks to hire a full-time immigration paralegal. Paralegal will support attorneys with the processing and management of a high volume caseload of all types of immigration petitions. The position requires substantial direct client interaction. Successful candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants should have minimum 2+ years experience as an immigration paralegal and must speak, read, and write Spanish fluently. We provide a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards and offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Washington, DC and San Francisco offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP are currently looking for paralegals to work directly with the Immigration Practice Group. Qualified candidates must be able to work under minimal supervision. The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our immigration paralegals to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Qualified candidates must have at least two years of business immigration experience in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant categories. Candidates must possess strong organizational, research and writing skills. Knowledge of PC applications and flexibility to work overtime are required. An undergraduate degree from accredited university is required. EOE. M/F/D/V. Please apply online via the career link of the Morgan Lewis website,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS 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 two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to All submissions must be received by close of business July 16, 2007. GS14-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0007 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Charlotte, NC - Moore & Van Allen PLLC, a large business immigration practice seeks experienced immigration paralegal. Four-year degree is required. Candidate must be well-organized; have strong writing, communication and computer skills with strong attention to detail; and have the ability to work independently on multiple tasks. Prior employment-based immigration experience in a practice is preferred. Candidate should also have experience working with Fortune 500 clientele and international executives. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience with an attractive benefits package. Relocation assistance may be offered to the right candidate. Interested candidates, send resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Charlotte, NC - Moore & Van Allen PLLC, a large southeastern law firm seeks legal assistant. This full-time position requires an organized self-starter who is able to prioritize assignments while supporting several attorneys and paralegals. Prior experience as a legal secretary and an interest in internationally related immigration activities as well as a 4-year degree preferred. Must have excellent MS Office and typing skills. Send resume for consideration to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC mid-town law firm seeks paralegal with immigration experience preparing I-485 applications. This is a temp position. Send resume to: Melanie Smith, Employment Manager,, fax 716-819-4669.

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

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.


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Associate- Houston, TX
Coane & Associates is pleased to announce that Jack Nichols has re-joined the firm as of Monday, July 2, 2007. Mr. Nichols specializes in "T" visas and litigation. 713-850-0066 or 786-457-VISA (8472).


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:
In response to David Cooper's letter's criticisms (07/09/07 ID) of Greg Berk's letter (07/06/07 ID), it is a pity that before unnecessarily and unprofessionally ridiculing Mr. Berk's inference that perhaps the government should be sued over the July Visa Bulletin fiasco, calling the idea "patently absurd", that Mr. Cooper's letter did not have the opportunity to read Immigration Daily's editorial of 07/09/2007, entitled "Mother's Milk", which is directly on point and cogently validates Mr. Berk's letter's hypothesis. These two government agencies, DOL and CIS, have played a cruel and humorless joke on US employers and patiently-waiting immigrant candidates. All the while, their cohort, the US Congress, sits idly by, wrangling over issues like border fences and amnesty for illegals, as though those were the real important issues in arena of immigration reform, all the while totally ignoring other pressing issues of more importance: (1) increasing the archaic quotas on immigration to address 21st century real-world numbers; (2) meeting the needs of US employers in the 21st century by the creation of a streamlined temporary worker program; (3) adequately funding CIS so they can perform their adjudications tasks with modern equipment and sufficient number of trained staff; (4) enforcing current law regarding employer sanctions; and (5) instituting strict penalties for both illegals and visa-overstays, making it impossible for lawbreakers to obtain any immigration benefits whatsoever; and (6) vowing never again to have an amnesty where those illegal in the US can demand immigration rights as a reward for breaking the law. The legal process should come as first priority, and it should be well-conceived and well-administered. Am I asking too much?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Richard E. Baer's letter (07/10/07 ID) decries the "merciless loss of human life" at the Mexican border. I agree. The question is why, as a nation, do we not only tolerate, but encourage this terrible loss of life among people who come here, in most cases, in order to survive and to enable their families to do so? A possible answer, I believe, is that outright hatred of Mexican and Central American immigrants has become endemic in this country, for no other reason than the fact that they have brown skins and no opportunity to come here legally. Hate always leads to deaths among the target population, one way or another. In this case it is leading to deaths at the border and to deaths in immigration detention centers from inadequate medical attention, not to mention the death of immigrant hopes, the death of immigrant family unity, and, above all, the death of America's moral standing and ideals as a nation of tolerance and compassion.

Roger Algase, Esq.

Dear Editor:
We should look more closely at the immigration policies of other countries and copy a few of their practices. My late father's last wife was from Mexico (and stepdaughter). After marriage he brought eight of her siblings and both parents from the interior to Tijuana. He built them a house and their lives were greatly improved. There I learned the hard way a non citizen was subject to jail for even asking to work. There I learned the hard way it is a crime to be involved in even a minor traffic accident. Show me any person (white skinned, even speaking English) who is not legal and I will do my best to deport them as soon as possible. (1) Put a stop to abusing the Fourteenth Amendment. Foreign babies born to foreigners on U.S. soil are foreigners (2) A felony charge for illegal entry is not cruel punishment. It is only to enable swifter deportation (3) A felony charge and conviction is appropriate for employers who employ an illegal alien (4) Pay the home country a tuition fee to imprison persons convicted of crimes in the USA (5) Deport illegal aliens to their home town, but deduct that cost from any monies (aid) going to the home country. (6) Declare a immigration reduction on the immigration quota of any home country in some proportion the quantity of illegal aliens from that home country.

Peter Griswold

An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2007 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.

Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X