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Immigration Daily September 19, 2007
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Immigration Rally Pics

These pictures were taken at Immigration Voice's Washington, DC rally held Tuesday, September 18th.

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Robert C. Divine And R. Blake Chisam

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Fairness Should Be An American Value, Too
Alan Ladd, Esq. writes "To begin this discussion, which illegal aliens are we talking about? I have in mind the ones I meet every day in my law office, accompanied by their neighbors, their employers and their American spouses."

Bloggings: September 19, 2007
Joel Stewart shares the recent entries from his blog.


DHS Publishes Interim Rule On U Visas With Request For Comments
DHS published notice in the Federal Register of an interim rule effective October 17, 2007, regarding a new classification for victims of criminal activity and eligibility for "U" nonimmigrant status, with request for comments.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW is the largest, most trusted, and fastest-growing online immigration services provider. VISANOW seeks a transactional immigration attorney to join our team and help deliver legal advice and counsel, while aiding in our goal to continue to expand and enhance the delivery of our services to our client base. JD required with 2+ years experience working as an attorney in immigration law. High fluency and expertise speaking and writing in both Spanish & English required. For a detailed job description, see here. We offer a very competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, disability, 401K and stock purchase programs (both featuring immediate eligibility). If you're interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail your resume and salary history to with the title Attorney in the subject line. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Milwaukee, WI - Prominent national business immigration law firm seeks a senior associate to provide management and oversight to its work flow and team development and act as point person to the Managing Partner on all case related activity in the firm. Milwaukee, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is the 25th largest city in the US. This is a great opportunity for an Attorney who wants to get off the billable grind and manage in a team environment for a quality boutique practice. The firm services a mix of high end corporate clients in a relaxed, professional environment. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. JD with 5 years experience in business immigration law required. Forward resume + cover letter to All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. This is a blind posting.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Progressive and quickly growing law firm seeks attorney interested in working in a business development capacity. Must have experience and a solid track record. Must be a self starter, motivated and capable of national or regional coverage. Competitve package, incredible benefits and tremendous incentives. Can work from any location. Interested candidates should send resume, salary history + references to Rami Fakhoury: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young's (E&Y) global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of E&Y's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. We seek an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Requirements: (1) law degree along with a US bar admittance (dual Canadian-US bar admittance would be asset) (2) 2-4 years post-call business immigration experience (3) broad exposure to US immigration law. (4) excellent managerial, organizational, + verbal/written communication skills. For more details, enter job #00EK9 or key word "business immigration lawyer" here. Send resumes directly to Thomas Byun, Recruiting Manager, E&Y Canada:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks another attorney for our growing business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid immigration law experience. Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Candidate 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 successfully 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 Professionals
Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks additional licensed outbound immigration attorneys with experience in foreign immigration to join our growing outbound immigration section. Ideal candidates possess 1-5 years of experience in employment-based immigration law, including experience in securing and coordinating work authorization in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions. T&F has been practicing immigration law since 1973. The Firm's thriving outbound practice is almost two decades old and specializes in providing corporate clients with expert services aimed at obtaining appropriate short and long term work visas for US and third-country expatriates in countries around the world. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to No calls please.

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New Principals - Chicago, IL
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, a Chicago Immigration Law Firm, is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2007, Derek Strain and Stephen Tarnoff have become principals of the firm. Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. 122 S. Michigan, #1800 Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-427-6163. Fax: 312-427-6513.


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:
Further to my comments of September 18 about the difficulties in obtaining her family's green cards described in Linda Cogill's letter of September 17, it is naive, to say the least, to blame delays in getting legal visas on illegal immigrants who are "jumping ahead of the line". The fact that there are people here illegally does not directly affect processing of legal visas or green cards, though one can argue that if the government continues, like Don Quixote (and I hope I am not offending anyone who might agree with David Utterback's letters if I refer to a character from Spanish literature) to tilt at the windmills of chasing after millions of Mexican and Central American busboys or farm workers, resources may be diverted away from processing green cards. However, the real reason that legal immigrants like Ms. Cogill have to wait so long is simple: There are not enough visas. Why not? Because the same people who want to throw out millions of illegal immigrants don't want to let any more legal ones in. If legal immigrants want faster green cards, they should be fighting against bigotry and pushing for more rational and humane immigration laws side by side with the illegal immigrants, instead of merely parroting anti-immigrant slogans put out by people who want to shut America's gates entirely.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I do believe Mr Algase's letter (09/18/07 ID) is missing the most important point I was trying to make with my previous letter (09/17/07 ID). There are so many legal immigrants waiting in line to enter America, but everyone, pro-immigrationists, the government, Immigration Daily, and all the attorneys etc, who regularly use ILW.COM to give their opinions, all seemed focused on one thing, and that is "fairness" for illegals. I would not be against it, but would it not be fair to take care of the other legal immigrants first. For every bit of favorable legislation in respect of illegals from Mexico and elsewhere, the legal immigrants get another kick in the teeth because our applications get pushed back time and time again due to the INS being overworked with illegal issues. If you want to be honest, let's face it, since it is not the easiest thing to enter America legally, legal immigrants are generally here because we can offer a service the US is in need of, and we are highly educated in our respective fields. Having those qualifications were the only way we got legal entry here in the first place. So let the illegals into the US if they are needed for jobs US citizens don't want. All I want is some of the same "sympathy" and consideration, not to be put on the backburner in favor of illegals.

Linda Cogill

Dear Editor:
It's very obvious that nativists love to manipulate numbers and statistics to exaggerate their claims and arguments. It's only 40 millions out of 300 millions Americans who don't have health insurance, so it's only about 13-15% of Americans not 46% like Mr. Utterback's letter (09/18/07 ID) indicated and I can bet many of these Americans still can afford to buy cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, subcribe to cables, cell phones etc. And also many nativists unfairly accuse "illegal" immigrants for environment degradation while actually those rich greedy Americans living at huge McMansions with swimming pools and driving gas guzzlers like Hummers and play golf as their leisure activities should be blamed the most for destroying this planet. Nativists love to scape goating illegal immigrants for stealing welfare while ignoring the facts about corporate welfare, government waste, corruption and reckless spending and costly endless wars that bring us nothing but bankruptcy and more enemies. It's time to be honest as Americans, if smarter Indians and Chinese taking our jobs, we need to learn harder on English proper spelling and grammar and also Math. 40 millions of uninsured Americans is equal about 13-15% of total US population not 46 %. I have no empathy on Americans who don't want to work and learn harder, trying empower themselves but feel they can take anything for granted. Let's leave them behind.

Robert Yang

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