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Immigration Daily August 9, 2007
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Attorney Fee Rule Challenge

AILF is considering filing a lawsuit against DOL to challenge regulations issued on May 17, 2007 which prohibit employees or potential employees from paying labor cert expenses, including attorneys' fees. To date, there has been insufficient interest from potential plaintiffs. Attorneys with clients, either employers or employees, who can be potential plaintiffs in the lawsuit can contact AILF Legal Action Center for more information.

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Supporting Prosecution Of Perpetrators Of Genocide Can Be A "Political Opinion" Leading To Asylum, Rules An Immigration Judge In Arlington, Virginia
David Cleveland writes "In making credibility determinations, the IJ may consider inconsistencies and falsehoods, even if they do not go "to the heart of" the asylum claim."

Bloggings: August 9, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries from his blog.


DOL Publishes Fraud Email Address
The ETA published an email address for reports of non-compliance with the labor certification program in accordance with the Federal Rule published notice dated August 2, 2007. For the DOL ETA alert, see here. For the Federal Register notice, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Francisco, CA - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for a Project Director for a newly-created Immigration Advocates Network (IAN). IAN is a collaboration of immigrants' rights organizations whose goal is to create an integrated national legal and advocacy support network to increase access to justice for low income immigrants. The Project Director is responsible for overall management of the project, including strategic direction and project planning and sustainability. This position will also oversee project staff (initially a Project Coordinator position located in NYC) and report to senior CLINIC staff and the IAN Working Group. For more details, see here. Interested applicants should submit resume, references, + writing sample by August 30, 2007 to Juakeita Norman at No telephone calls. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Largest suburban MD law firm seeks proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney immigration law experience, including Emp.-Based IV (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), Family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. Work with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Excellent salary/benefits package. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Fl., Rockville, MD 20852-2743. Fax (301) 230-2891.

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.

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

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


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Immigration Event
CIS Ombudsman is pleased to announce that the following teleconferences will be held in August: "USCIS District/Field Offices" - Thursday, 8/16, 1:30 - 2:30 pm EDT. "USCIS Service Centers" - Thursday, 8/16, 3-4 pm EDT. Share your comments, suggestions, and issues of concern. RSVP specifying which call you would like to join. Please indicate how you learned about the program as well as the city + state from which you are calling. Participants will receive an email with the call-in information.


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 Bill Glen's letter's cheap and uncalled for shot at the ethics of the legal profession (08/08/07 ID), I would respond by saying, when one puts a gun and a badge on a lawyer and give he or she the power of life or death in the split second it takes to pull a trigger of a 9mm handgun, then the ethical standards of border patrol agents and lawyers may be compared. If anything, immigration lawyers help people to have better lives, within the confines of the law. I have never heard of an immigration lawyer shooting one of his clients at the border.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I apologize for the typographical error in my (08/08/07 ID) letter, which inadvertently began with the words "A oped" instead of "An oped". I had tried to contact ID the day before the letter appeared to make the correction, but evidently my message was not received in time.

Roger Algase, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Two things regarding the dope dealing Thai kept in jail: derivative citizenship cases are long and involved, many hinging on proving periods of residence within the US (see 08/08/07 ID comment). They can be real tough even for the best intended investigator. What can you expect from an ICE Agency comprised of ex-Customs folk trained to interrogate boxes and bags?

Tim Houghaling

Dear Editor:
Robert Yang's letter (08/08/07 ID) appears to contradict previous letters to the Editor. It seems that his letter acknowledges that "illegal immigrants" are breaking the law by being in this country, else he would not use this term to refer to these individuals. However, we don't "make" illegal immigrants into criminals, they "made" themselves criminals by coming into this country illegally. According to rule of law, anyone who is in this country illegally is a criminal. This is simple logic. What is it about the word "illegal" that one doesn't understand? One freely use this word, yet it seems one don't understand its meaning. What is a criminal? How do you differentiate criminals? If I steal a package of gum from the local convenience store, what am I? A criminal. If I rob a bank, what am I? A criminal. If I break into your house, what am I? A criminal. If I break into your country, what am I? A criminal ... On the other hand, I haven't heard of "illegal automated machines", "illegal robots", or "illegal computers" in the context of companies who have replaced human beings with the same - this is most definitely an invalid analogy.

Steve Landess
Austin, TX

Dear Editor:
Responding to Robert Yang's letter (08/08/07 ID), I'd like to know how does one know most of these illegal children are bright? Will be good citizens? We have millions of children who are bright and citizens, but their education is infringed upon by over crowding, teachers who have to use more time on non-english speaking children and our children have dreams too. The difference being that citizen children have a constitutional right to education, by we taxpayers, who pay their way. It is disingenuous to say most illegal alien pay taxes, the underground income flow is in the trillions (no taxes paid on this money, billions are sent home out of this enocomy). While Americans are criticised for wanting a lawful nation, what is it about the word illegal that hypocrites don't understand. "We must reform our welfare system so it won't be abused " (Yang)This is true, the changes need to be that illegal aliens, who don't contribute can''t get welfare, food stamps, low housing, tax rebates, free healthcare and childcare etc. These are benefits americans are hard-pressed to qualify for. Last couple of years the buzz words "children, low-income and education" doesn't mean American citizens.The change in family services to Children and Family services shows how this government is using children to give our tax money to illegal aliens. Its time children are under family where they belong and under the responsibility of parents. Why is it that the illegal aliens come here only for a job and wind up a drain on all our systems? To say otherwise is disingenuous.Our own families and senior citizens need help but don't fit under prograns for Hispanic/minority equality.

Karmeea Adamas

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