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Immigration Daily August 16, 2007
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Mayor Bloomberg Understands Immigration Benefits

NYC Mayor Bloomberg in response to Presidential candidate Romney comments on NYC as a sanctuary city was quoted as saying, "Immigration is what's kept us alive and thriving. It keeps adding to our language and our culture and our cuisines and our religion. I can't think of any laboratory that shows better why you need a stream of immigrants than New York City." For the full story, 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.


I-140 Tips And Resolving Benefits Problems
Romulo E. Guevara, et al. provide the citations for the recently concluded seminar.

Bloggings: August 16, 2007
Greg Siskind shares recent entries from his blog.


DHS Publishes No Match Letter Final Rule
DHS published a final rule in the Federal Register, effective September 14, 2007, providing safe-harbor procedures for employers who receive a no-match letter.

EOIR On Unaccompanied Alien Children In Immigration Proceedings
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a news release on unaccompanied alien children in immigration proceedings.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks an immigration attorney for an opening in its growing Corporate Immigration Practice Group. Applicant must have broad experience in business related immigration law. Minimum of 3 years experience, superior communication and writing skills. Highly competitive compensation. Fifteen minute train ride from NYC. Please send resumes to Angela

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.

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Immigration Event
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) presents "9th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference And Tour of The Consulate". November 13-15, 2007. This two and a half-day seminar will provide detailed information on the most important aspects of family-based immigration, including: eligibility to immigrate based on family relation, consular processing, adjustment of status, 245(i) eligibility, Child Status Protection Act, grounds of inadmissibility, consequences of unlawful presence, filing effective waiver applications, and the affidavit of support requirements. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. Deadline is October 31, 2007. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
This is in response to all the letters insisting that illegal ought to be criminal in all cases. The words criminal and illegal are often synonyms but often are not. For example, it is illegal to drive with a busted tail-light, even if one is unaware of the tail-light's status. My clients often get bowed up over a bill they think they ought not pay, even if it is sometimes illegal furor them not to do so. These are all illegal acts. Should they always be criminal? While legalistic distinctions predictably, and with some justification, raise the hackles of non-lawyers, we lawyers are not Satanic, and our natural guild-like tendencies are not always damaging to the Republic. We generally deal with disputes or potential disputes all the live-long day, and we see plenty of instances where illegal behavior is not criminal. Yes, identity fraud is not a victimless crime and yes it is illegal, but someone who files the wrong paperwork with ICE shouldn't be treated as a criminal if he acted in good faith, or if he had been promised by his boss that the company would take care of his immigration paperwork. The immigration bureaucracy is a mess, and accidental illegal and unwilling status happens all the time as a result. If the system were clearer, simpler, and friendlier to those trying to play by the rules, perhaps fewer genuine scofflaws would be streaming across the border. After all, people who come in trying to do the right thing are less likely to be gang-members and other assorted scofflaws decried by various letter-writers, though, honestly, they may well be more likely to be terrorists, as terrorists often need a legal pretext to be here to avoid disruptive police rousting and such and are thus willing to put up with the daunting hassle of immigrating legally.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
"[I]mmigrants are charged 7,000 times more than terrorists", ID asserted (see 08/07/07 ID comment). What proof in the pudding? I'm glad that only 12 terrorists were placed in removal proceedings in FY 2004-2006 because that means the number of alleged terrorists is still relatively low. The number of terrorists or alleged terrorists in the general population is a very small minority compared to the number of undocumented, EWIs (entry without inspections), or visa overstayers being removed in the Immigration Courts. ID seems to wish that the ratio of regular immigration violators to the ratio of terrorists is 1:1 or even 10:1, or 700,000 or 70,000 terrorists running around the US wishing to blow us up. Good Heavens. An example will suffice. Since most of terrorists being charged are from Islamic countries, let's use the Islamic population worldwide, which is about 1 billion rounded off. How many of those are alleged terrorists? While there are various estimates, let's just say 10,000, which may be already too high of a number. That means that only 1 out of 100,000 persons is a terrorist. Assuming that all these terrorists are in the U.S., then DHS should be deporting only 7 terrorists (700,000 divided by 100,000). But they were deporting 12, or almost twice as much as what they should be. A complete opposite result to what ID is complaining about. This is elementary statistics but ID seems to have skipped that lesson. In such a public forum, ID time after time makes its opinions look immature (e.g., calling people "racists" after the defeat of the recent CIR bill and then being slammed by the flood of emails from its readers in the July 2nd issue).

Mike D.

Dear Editor:
Responding to Robert Gittelson"s letter (08/10/07 ID), if the contributions of illegals is many times the cost of the services they use, we wouldn't have hospitals closing, schools busting at the seems, less services for citizens, the necessity of towns and services being merged, taxpayers being taxed outrageously and states/towns with economic burdens that threatens the quality of life for our families. We work and try to make a better life for our children and they for their children and this crisis of 20+ million of illegal aliens is and has been a unfair detriment.In fact, some small towns are finding more services needed for more people with no additional receipts being realized. The only one recieving "a positive cash flow " from the trillions of dollars of underground employment income, is the countries the money is being sent back to by the illegal aliens. The US government should deduct from any and all forms of financial assistance given and/or add the cost to such loans of offending governments, the expenses incurred due to the illegal aliens entry into the US, capture, return and/or imprisonment. The burden and responsibility should be put where it belongs, we aren't responsible for everyone in the world's dreams or support. "What is particularly frustrating and ironic", I find is, that people can illegally come in to this country,( which is country of laws with a constitution) break the laws, commit crimes,economically burden a country by deception,deceit and because its citizens want law and order, they are called names, endure phyiscal abuse and threats, increase in crime, watch these people and their supporters marching in the streets demanding rights that aren't their's and the elected government ignores the will of the people and the oath they took to enforce laws as written.

Karmeea Adamas

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