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Immigration Daily September 10, 2007
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Today's issue of Immigration Daily features many items of interest including articles by former Rep. Barr and Mr. Ewing for the Immigration Policy Center, a CRS report on alien students, many help wanted ads for attorneys and paralegals, and 8 letters to the Editor. Please scroll down for the item(s) of interest to you.

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Immigration Belongs At The Federal Level
Bob Barr writes "Local governments in Georgia and other states would be well-served to review [federal Judge James] Munley's extensively researched, 206-page order ... It should serve as a cautionary light to local politicians anointing themselves federal government surrogate enforcers."

Missing The Target: Anti-Immigrant Ordinances Backfire
Walter A. Ewing for the Immigration Policy Center writes "Tancredo is also a testament to the fact that even the grandchildren of immigrants sometimes react with fear rather than reason when faced with large numbers of new immigrants."


CRS Report On Unauthorized Alien Students
The Congressional Research Service released a report on "Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis".


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD (minutes from downtown Baltimore) - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3-5 years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates work both as members of a team and as team leaders. Will join a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. Right candidate brings in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and is expected to supervise paralegals. Good writing and analytical skills required. Candidates invited to familiarize themselves with Forward resume + cover letter to with "Attorney Search Sept 2007" in subject line. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EEO.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Manhattan - Leading New York City immigration law firm requires intelligent and creative associate to focus on business immigration cases, and also occasionally handle family immigration, consular and citizenship matters. Ideal candidate has 2+ years relevant experience emphasizing H-1Bs, Ls, PERM and compliance matters (LCAs, PERM audit file and I-9s). Requirements: NY bar admittance, function as team player in fast-paced environment, take charge of complex and diverse cases and write updates for firm's website. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate a passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. Outstanding opportunity for attorney to grow in expanding and interesting practice. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package offered. Apply in confidence to: Attn: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq at or fax to (212) 425-3282.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with latest case management system. Applicant should have good writing, communication and organization skills. Competitive compensation package. Please send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Immigration law firm with national practice seeks associate with at least 1 year of experience handling business-related immigration law matters. Experience in IT & healthcare immigration cases preferred. Desired candidate posesses excellent people skills and strong writing ability. E-mail resume, writing sample, + salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, H's, L's, E's, and reidency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resumes to 305-577-0095 or by email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, H's, L's, E's, and residency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resumes to 305-577-0095 or by email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Tarrytown, NY - Small, dynamic law firm with a national practice seeks immigration associate with 1-2 yrs. exp. in all aspects of business-based immigration including PERM applications; nonimmigrant visa petitions, consular processing, etc. State-of-the-art computers and software. Bring your emerging practice and grow with us. Reply by email only please to

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Free Chicago Event For Employers
Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC (in conjunction with ILW.COM) presents a forum: "Immigration in the Workplace: What You & Your Employees Should Know" - Thursday, October 18, 2007 9am-1pm, Chicago, IL. The events of this past spring and summer have dramatically changed the face of immigration policy. Now is the time to learn how to prepare and respond to these changes and to increased enforcement. For more information see here:


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:
I must confess that I am a little surprised that nobody has mentioned that the STRIVE act, (H.R. 1645), had a hearing yesterday. It was a fairly major hearing by the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. The committee is Chaired by Zoe Lufgren, a former Immigration attorney. To say that this hearing flew way under the national radar is certainly an understatement. The fact is that this legislation is, in fact, moving forward, albiet at a snails pace. It's been a while since I read the bill, co-sponsored by Reps Gutierrez of Illinois and Flake of Arizona, but if memory serves, this was a thoughtful alternative to the Senate version that was defeated back in July. This immigration reform bill had a rather balanced, enforcement first approach to solving our nation's immigration problems. It stopped short of making illegal presence a capitol offense, so I'm certain that the far right wing minority will deride this as another "amnesty" bill, and an apoplectic Lou Dobbs and his draconian minions will goose step toward Washington in protest of this "travesty against the rule of law". Therefore I support it whole-heartedly. In any event, it seems that if your readers that do support immigration reform want the only chance for meaningful reform in the next 2 years to have a chance at success, then I suggest that we start organizing support for this legislation immediately. Dobbs and his people will certainly start their "Chicken Little" act again. Let us learn from recent history. If we want this bill to have a fair hearing and a fair vote, we need people and organizations from BOTH sides of the debate to be heard this time, or once again, an immigration reform measure will surely go down in flames.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
17 years working in pay tax on home in U. S.A end got deported is this ok for you ? for my is not et all,after all this years far from wife,and 2children still have my family thank-you God.

mihai capatina

Dear Editor:
Robert Gittelson"s letter (ID 08/10/07) says "The actual contribution of the illegal immigrant workforce, both direct and indirect, on our tax revenue is many times the cost of he services that they receive back from the government." If this were true, 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. 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 Federal 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, 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, 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

Dear Editor:
With regard to retired Border Patrol agent, Mr. Woods (ID 09/07/07), I have to wonder where his ancestors came from. Was it Cork or Kerry in Ireland where my clients who are surnamed Woods came from? Unless he is descended from Native Americans, he should thank God that there were no U.S. immigration laws back then or he would not be an American today. No one disagrees that we are a nation of laws, however the problem is that the laws today are broken and need to be fixed. When the current laws only allow 5,000 unskilled workers for the entire nation, it is no wonder that many unskilled workers end up coming here "illegally". When Mr. Woods and all of us baby-boomers end up in a nursing home or being attended to at home by a home health care aide (most likely an illegal alien) we will wish the 5,000 quota had been increased so that unskilled workers would be allowed to immigrate legally. Right now under US law, it is nearly impossible for a registered nurse to come here either temporarily or permanently. Does that make any sense given our aging population? The laws are broken and they need to be fixed, what part of that do people not understand?

Susanna I. Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
Are you suggesting that the KKK will infiltrate ICE and CBP (ID 09/07/07)? If so, you have way too much time on your hands. Yet, rest assured; I strongly doubt that any member of the KKK would be smart enough to pass the entrance exam and physical required for federal law enforcement work let alone the background investigation.

Richard M. Wilner, Esq., Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC
Cerritos, California

Dear Editor:
It's quite funny to accuse Mexicans for "invading" USA, while infact USA annexed parts of Mexico in the past. And those brown Mexicans actually have relationship by blood to their native brothers and sisters in the USA, it was the white colonialist descendants who feel they are the "true owners" of the land write down the imaginary political border and create immigration laws to separate them. Nobody is invading anybody here. Mexicans come here for jobs, not war. Germans need not to "invade" France today, since they can work, live and move to France legally, because of European Union treaties. The effort of defending the imaginary apartheid line named border is completely silly and waste of money and time. Jobs can easily be outsourced or automated, while many nations trying to merge and abolish many barriers to encourage freer trades, boost tourism and economy, we're dreaming as if we live in Lala land, and pretend we don't have to face the real life. This is pathetic.

robert yang

Dear Editor:
E.G. Woods, USBP, Retired wrote, "Anyone that will lie to you will steal from you" (ID 09/07/07). How true, but we still keep electing them to office, don't we.

Robert R. Gard, Esq, Law offices of Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC
Chicago, IL

Dear Editor:
I Just saw the CRS Report On Federal Taxation Of Aliens Working In US (ID 08/31/07). Shouldn't this has stated country of tax residencey vs home country in first paragragh?

Roy Sheldon

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