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State Of Legal Blogs

A commentary on the state of legal blogs reports, "Whatever you call them, legal-oriented weblogs are thriving and their collective impact on the legal world is likely to reverberate." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


The Authoritative PERM Resource

THE PERM BOOK has over 900 Pages of information. Every purchaser of THE PERM BOOK receives the most up-to-date PERM book in print because included with THE PERM BOOK purchase, are all the published issues of PQ: The PERM Quarterly (currently, this means the first and second issues). For more info on THE PERM BOOK, and to order, please see here. For the fax version, see here.


Terrorists Strike Pakistan: Changed Country Conditions And Filing A Motion To Reopen Or BIA Remand. A Practice Advisory
Christopher W. Helt, Esq. writes "The following article is a summary of up-to-date information in Pakistan and what should be included should your Pakistani client decide to file a motion to reopen or BIA motion to remand at this time, based on the current country conditions as they now exist there."

Bloggings: November 1, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries from his blog.


CRS Report On Border Surveillance
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated version of its report on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to surveil the US international border.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
San Diego, CA - Larrabee / Mehlman / Albi / Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm has openings for senior associate attorneys and associate attorneys. Both positions require experience in labor certs, NIV categories (senior position requires experience in all NIV categories), AOS and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions in high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Sr. Associate Attorney - must have 5+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs. Experience should include managing support staff. Associate Attorney - must have 2 yrs. business immigration experience. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required for both positions. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. CA bar membership a plus. Send resume with salary expectations to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New York City - Mount Sinai Medical Center seeks senior immigration specialist. Manage case files, prepare and process non-immigrant, employment-based immigrant petitions, and processing permanent residence applications. You will use Immigration Tracker software and have knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures. Good writing and analytical skills required. Requires positive attitude + effective communication skills. Applicants must have strong work ethic and demonstrate initiative, as well willingness to work as team-player. Fast paced office with high case volume. Excellent opportunity to learn all areas of immigration law for a dedicated professional. College degree and 3+ years immigration experience required. No lawyers please. For complete details and to apply online, visit The Mount Sinai Careers website (Requisition # 07-47803).

Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli, a nationally-renowned expert with an outstanding breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise, is available to provide immigration- related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. He consults 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 and litigation. Offices in CA & NY. Services: worldwide. To discuss how he can consult on your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or


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Honors And Awards
Nelsy Gomez was honored as a "Shaker" at the Greater Southwest of Houston Chamber of Commerce's "Movers and Shakers" luncheon on October 24, 2007. The luncheon honors women who have been in their career 5 years or less and are moving upward in their profession as well as make an impact on their community. Nelsy has been involved in several immigration forums pro bono and is also a member of the board of directors for HISPA. Nelsy currently practices immigration law at Coane and Associates in Houston.


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 agree wholeheartedly with Robert Gittelson's letter (10/31/07 ID). The Governor of New York was acting within the States' police powers of regulating the health and safety of the people residing within the state. If the state refuses to issue driver's licenses to a huge segment of the population- then the state loses the ability to control who is driving. The need to drive in this country does not go away with the absence of a drivers license. This way, the state can ensure that all drivers have passed an exam, the state can make sure that the drivers carry insurance, and therefore the state can adequately protect the rest of its residents. A driver's license can have a notation that the holder is ineligible to vote, and there are ways to make sure that the license is tied to continued insurance coverage. I can't fault the undocumented person who drives without a license because he can't get one and who therefore also is without insurance coverage- that would be like complaining that the person I've locked up in debtor's prison isn't paying me back. Both sides of my family date back to the 1600's in this country, family members have fought in all kinds of conflicts including the "One of Northern Aggression" (sic), and I understand that there are no guarantees of anything- just the blessed opportunity to achieve or fail, to strive or sit, or to complain or do. I have earned 3 degrees in a constant effort to improve myself and make myself a more competitive wage earner in a competitive world. At the age of 50 it stinks to have more student loans, but I also know you can make excuses or you can make money, but you can't make both.

Rebecca Black, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's (10/31/07 comment), gracias for the information and links. I will pass it on to others online.

Peter S. Lopez

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