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Immigration Daily July 31, 2007
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My Ancestors Were Legal

A NJ Star Ledger editorial says, "First of all, for hundreds of years, as immigrants poured in by the hundreds of thousands from the 1600s to the early 1900s, there were simply no federal immigration laws to break ... Once Congress put immigration quotas in place to keep out less desirable Eastern and Southern Europeans in 1921, they began sneaking in by the thousands ... Clearly, if everyone's grandparents said they immigrated legally, someone's grandparents were lying." For the full editorial, see here.

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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.


Arizona Adopts Nation's Strictest Workplace Law To Assure Employees Are Authorized To Work
Bonnie K. Gibson and Michael J. Lehet write "On July 2, 2007, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed into law House Bill 2779, the "Legal Arizona Workers Act," and, in so doing, imposed significant new obligations on all Arizona employers."


USCIS Issues VB Gate FAQs #2
USCIS FAQs #2 related to EB adjustments filed under the July Visa Bulletin.

USCIS On New Fees, Effective July 30th
USCIS reminded the public that all filings submitted on or after July 30, 2007 via the electronic filing system must be submitted with payment of the new fees.

USCIS Reinstates Prepaid Mailer Use
USCIS issued a press release reinstating the practice of utilizing prepaid mailers as an alternate method of delivering notices and documents to the public. For the updated release, see here. For the original mailer press release, see here.

TPS Deadline For Honduran and Nicaraguan Nationals Is July 30th
USCIS issued a final TPS reminder to Honduran and Nicaraguan nationals eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to file a re-registration application for TPS by the closing date of July 30, 2007.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for its Adjudications Law Division. The attorney will serve as an advisor to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to US immigration laws. The selected attorneys will be primarily responsible for providing legal analysis and advice on matters relating to the USCIS Employment Eligibility Verification program and the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. For detailed information, including how to apply by mail, type COU-CIS-2007-0008 in the keyword search here. Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to Claudia Salem: Applicants must possess a JD degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience. The position is at the GS-13-GS-15 level. No relocation expenses. Applications must be received by the closing date/time of 5:00 pm Eastern Time on August 1, 2007.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Buffalo, NY - The University at Buffalo, State University of New York seeks applicants for the position of Director, Immigration Services. The person hired will manage the preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, Outstanding Professor/Researcher petitions, PERM (regular and special handling) certifications, and Adjustment of Status applications on behalf of the University. He/she will also advise the university community on relevant immigration regulations, and serve as the Responsible Officer for its J-1 program. A JD degree and 3 or more years of directly related experience required. SEVIS experience preferred. Salary range: $70,000 - 95,000 per yr. For more details, see here. All applications must be submitted via by August 22, 2007. The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney for our business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid experience Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Canidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a "go-getter" with the ability to bring in business. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having completed 16,000+ cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC - Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration cases, seeks paralegal with 2+ years of medical or business immigration experience. Prepare non-immigrant and immigrant petitions, PERM, Family based cases. Substantial interaction with clients. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Polished, reliable & meticulous individual needed to join fast-paced business immigration team in small firm in Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro. Position offers broad responsibility to work extensively with clients on interesting immigrant and nonimmigrant cases. Requirements include: 2+ yrs exp., excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Friendly environment and competitive salary. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O'Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Encino, CA - Immediate opening for junior immigration attorney in collegial, fast-paced immigration law boutique. Prior experience and fluency in Spanish preferred. Competitive benefits package (salary, 401K, health insurance) offered. Send resume to or fax at 866-451-2015.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Immigration law firm, with strong reputation, seeks bi-lingual (Eng/Span) paralegal with 2+ years experience in immigration law setting. Firm specializes in deportation defense, VAWA, federal court work and family and employment immigration. Ideal candidate should have knowledge of immigration court litigation, legal research, document creation and submission. Candidate should be computer savvy, with word processing skills (Word or WP), accurate data entry skills and calendaring. Knowledge of Time Matters a plus. This is a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume (MS word or pdf)+ salary requirements to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Expanding 45-person business immigration practice within general practice law firm seeks paralegal(s) with 2 - 5 years of business immigration experience to assist attorneys involved in full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. We offer a competitive compensation arrangement and a collegial work environment. Please submit resume, cover letter, + writing sample by email to: Dannielle M. Parker,

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration senior paralegal position with managerial responsibilities. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required, including labor certification and basic understanding of most nonimmigrant visa types. Excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: No calls please.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli and Lory Rosenberg - two nationally-renowned experts with an unrivaled breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise - provide immigration-related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. They consult on employment-based immigration, job portability, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy, waivers of ineligibility, asylum, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, litigation, relief from removal and appeals. Offices in CA, NY & MD; Services: worldwide. To discuss how we can assist your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or


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"From All Points: America's Immigrant West, 1870s-1952" By Elliott Robert Barkan. Indiana University Press, 598 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 025334851X, $30.36.


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:
ID should not be a place for people to express incorrect opinion when the law is stated, especially when they are not lawyers. S. Accarino's letter (07/24/07 ID) states, "The children born here are not citizens according to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 which requires one parent to be an American citizen." This is a totally incorrect statement, and is contrary to law, and the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 does not say this. In fact, all babies born on US soil are US citizens, no matter what immigration status their parents are in, citizen, permanent resident, nonimmigrant or illegal. Then, to compound S. Accarino's letter, S. Salike's letter claims, " ... children born here whose both parents are holding F1 visa, are found to have been issued American passports to travel to foreign countries with their parents. Not only this, the children born here to H-1B visa holders are also issued American passports. Therefore, it is very important that either Congress abrogate this Act or USCIS stop issuing US passport to the children born here whose one of their parents is not an American citizen." In fact, the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 defines what foreign-born children are entitled to US citizenship and does not address those born in the US, who are, and always have been granted automatic US citizenship. Thus, S. Accarino and S. Salike's letters are both wrong and have done a disservice to ID readers by compounding misinformation. The practice of immigration law should be left to qualified immigration lawyers and further shows why immigration lawyers earn their fees when they advise clients on the law - immigration law is complex and multifaceted and has nothing to do with the emotional debate over amnesty discussed by Lou Dobbs, who is not an immigration lawyer, but an entertainer.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
A minor clarification to Gary Endelman's letter (07/26/07 ID), the current fees for I-765 and I-131 applications remain in effect only for employment-based adjustment of status applications that are filed pursuant to Visa Bulletin number 107 (not "for all adjustment of status applications filed between July 17- August 17, 2007" as his letter indicates). Fees for all other I-765 and I-131 applications are as announced in the Federal Register.

Greg Christian, District 7 (Virginia & Washington, DC) Director, USCIS

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