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Immigration Daily August 17, 2007
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The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
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For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.


Law Library Of Congress Global Legal Monitor: Immigration And Nationality Law
Rubens Medina of the Law Library Of Congress tracks recent immigration-related legal developments around the world.


DOS Promulgates Amendment To Expedited Passport Processing
The Department of State published notice of an amendment to expedited passport processing, effective August 16, 2007. This interim final rule changes the definition of "expedited passport processing'' from the 3-business day period to a number of business days as may be published from time to time on the Department's Web site,

DOS Releases September Visa Bulletin
The Department of State issued the September Visa Bulletin.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Morristown, NJ - The Law Office of Susan Scheer, an immigration law firm with an inter-state client base, seeks highly motivated attorney with 2+ years of business immigration law experience, family immigration law, and immigration court matters. Ideal candidate excels in a fast paced environment with attention to detail, commitment to client service, and strong written and oral communication skills. Conversational ability in Spanish required. Email or fax resume + writing sample to Julia Pierce, Office Manager or (973) 984-8490.

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.

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New Attorney - Memphis, TN
Siskind Susser Bland is pleased to announce that Elaine Witty has joined its Memphis, TN offices as a senior attorney. Elaine Witty was formerly the in-house immigration attorney for the City of New York. Tel: 800-343-4890.


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:
With all this talk about whether or not illegal aliens contribute more than they take from society, one must not lose sight of the difference between legal and illegal immigration (see 0816/07 ID comment). For many reasons, America needs immigration - legal immigration, good - illegal immigration, bad. But America does not need lawbreakers and scofflaws, whether they are border jumpers, or overstays, or US employers. America has many illegals because over the last 20 years, the governmental agency that was charged with enforcing immigration laws have let the nation down. Government agency rivalries and inability to communicate and share information added to the problem and Congress did not allocate sufficient financial resources to allow the immigration service to effectively do its job in adjudications or enforcement. For the past twenty years of unchecked illegal immigration, US employers, large and small, have knowingly hired undocumented workers, knowing that the chances of being caught were slim, and knowing further that if caught, the penalties were not severe. It is the old "risk vs. benefit" thing on which corporations thrive - just look at Mattel and their toy recall fiasco. This being a democracy, every American shares the blame for the immigration mess. The question now is, what are we going to do about it? Now that ICE is in an enforcement mode, they are criticized - go figure. When Mayor Bloomberg recently said of immigrants, "Boy, let 'em come," I assume he meant legal immigrants; the type of immigrants that create the greatness of the nation and contribute to its success legally. But certainly, if New York is a sanctuary for illegal aliens, as Mitt Romney suggests, perhaps he has a point and perhaps his ideas will be incorporated into her administration's policies, after Hillary is elected president.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Karmeea Adamas's letter to the Editor (08/16/07 ID) once again assumes that well-researched facts are wrong because they contradict her personal opinions. That is not a legally or logically defensible position. Her letter also cites a litany of alleged economic woes that either do not exist or that is grossly exaggerated. Worse yet, Adamas's letter portrays all illegal aliens as criminals even though crime statistics show that illegal aliens are more law-abiding than the population as a whole. Nobody likes the current situation, but we are only entitled to our own opinions, not to our own facts.

Sid Lachter, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Our bridges are collapsing, schools are crumbling, 40 millions + Americans have no health insurance, our hospitals and ERs are closing, it's because of our war monger government and politicians who love to meddling on other countries businesses and spend money on wars that bring us nothing and not in our best interests. The cost of war in Iraq alone may exceed 1 trillion dollar and our yearly military budget is about USD 500 billion (half trillion dollar) and bigger than 10 other nations military budget combined. Illegal immigrants have paid at least USD 7 billions into SS tax alone, not to mention into sales taxes and other taxes. Ms. Adamas's letter (08/16/07 ID) wants them to fully participate to pay their fair share, "amnesty" is the way for them to pay taxes, they will get real ID, SSNs and work permits to do so. We refuse to give them papers, how comes they pay taxes then? Yes, they send money back there, so give them legal status then, so they can open businesses here, buy houses here and hire Americans here and benefit this country even more. The question is wouldn't us given them a chance to do so? Please write your Congressmen that you want your tax dollars well spent on Americans interests, infrastructures and welfare. We can't throw more billions of dollar on Iraqis who are busy to hate and annihilate each others because their sectarian rivalries. They need to learn about tolerance, unity, compassion and the most important thing to separate between mosque and state and be civilized and enlightened first then perhaps we can help them later.

Robert Yang

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