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Immigration Daily January 18, 2008
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Anti Immigration Myths

An editorial by Andres Oppenheimer debunks the following five commonly held assumptions by anti-immigrationists:

  1. "We are only against illegal immigration. Undocumented immigrants should get in line for visas."
  2. "Anti-immigration advocates are not anti-Hispanic."
  3. "We are a nation of laws, and the law says you have to enter the country legally."
  4. "Building a border fence will solve the problem."
  5. Those of us who criticize anti-immigration groups are "amnesty" and "open borders" supporters.

To read in full, see here.

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



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Honorarium Payments To J-1 Exchange Visitors
Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes " ... higher education institutions and non-profit or governmental research entities may make honorarium payments to foreign national visitors only in B-1/VWB or B-2/VWT immigration status for "usual academic activities."

The Benefits Of Immigration
Donald J. Boudreaux for the Foundation for Economic Education writes "Government should not redistribute income to immigrants, but neither should government prevent immigration."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to


CRS Updated Report On Border Searches
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on border searches under the Fourth Amendment.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Des Moines, IA - Well-established law firm seeks an organized, team-oriented immigration attorney with three or more years' experience. Experience to include removal, waivers, and family-based cases. Business immigration experience and fluency in a foreign language a plus. Send cover letter + resume to Barb Hardy, Davis Brown Law Firm, 666 Walnut St., Suite 2500, Des Moines, IA 50309 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. with seven offices seeks attorney with 5-10+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to be team player. Candidates with bilingual spanish language skills desired. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to or fax: (732) 745-1249. All submissions will remain in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks senior level immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in senior level capacity with an immigration law firm, law department or corporate immigration function. Manages caseload with a large degree of independence. May manage a team of one or more legal support staff. Serves as team resource for client and office procedures. Communicates regularly with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues. Candidates will have experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree (B.S. or B.A.) and excellent writing skills required. Competitive salary + excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume + writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Epstein Becker seeks paralegal with minimum 5 years business immigration experience, including PERM and all NIV and employment-based IV cases. Must be self-starter with ability to communicate with employers and foreign nationals; bachelor's or equivalent required. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Submit cover letter + resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown NYC- Prominent Immigration law firm seeks experienced associate attorney to: interview, prepare, and represent clients/detainees before the US Immigration Courts; Adjustment of Status/Stokes/Naturalization interviews. Research and gather supporting evidence. Prepare affidavits, asylum, waiver, applications. Draft memoranda of law, motions to reopen/remand/reconsider, immigration and federal court briefs. Must have strong work ethic; excellent research, analytical, writing and computer skills. Must be organized, able to work under pressure, and independently, under supervision of experienced attorney. 2 or more years immigration litigation experience desired. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Salary based on experience. Submit resume, writing sample, + cover letter to: All submissions will remain confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
London, UK - Have you always wanted to work in England? Hodkinson Law Group, a U.S. immigration law firm based in London, is looking for an experienced business immigration legal assistant to provide professional services to our clients. Become a part of our friendly team and enjoy a great working environment. We are looking for a university graduate with 2-4 years of business immigration paralegal/legal assistant experience who has excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work autonomously. Please email resume, cover letter, + salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Feeling undervalued? Goel & Anderson, LLC, seeks experienced business immigration paralegals to provide professional services to its clientele, composed of Fortune 1000 corporations and leading multinational firms. Our compensation and benefits package is commensurate with top-tier law firms, with no billable hour requirement. We offer family-friendly work hours (with little/no OT required), attorneys who are easy to work with, business-casual dress policy, fully paid health/dental/vision insurance premiums, 401(K) plan with generous match, free parking, and occasional additional perks (this year, our entire staff, along with spouses/significant others, was treated to a paid vacation at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas). Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of experience as a business immigration paralegal with a top tier law firm or in-house corporate immigration team, coupled with undergraduate degree, excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to work independently. Please apply with resume, cover letter, + salary req. to or fax to (703) 796-9232. All submissions kept confidential. No phone calls please.

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New Offices - St. Paul, MN
Ferman Law, located in London, United Kingdom, announces the opening of its new office, Ferman Law, PLLC, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ferman Law, PLLC provides business, investor and family immigration services. In addition to these same services, the London office provides services in U.S. corporate and commercial law, U.S. tax law and international estate administration. 5671 Geneva Avenue North, P.O. Box 9008, St. Paul, MN 55109. 651-209-3269. [Ed. address corrected 1/18/08]


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 am sure that Jim Roberts' letter (1/17/08 ID) is based on a genuine belief that Mexican immigrants have a plan to take over the US. Up to a half century or so ago, there were many Americans who really thought that Jews were part of an "international Zionist conspiracy" to dominate America, as I mentioned in my July 16 letter. Unfortunately, there are still some Americans who believe in this lunacy today. After World War I, millions of people in America sincerely believed that all Italian immigrants were anarchists, mafia members, or both, and at the turn of the last century,.many Americans subscribed to the fantasy that this country risked being submerged in a tide of "unassimilable" Chinese immigrants. The "Know Nothing" movement in the mid-nineteenth century had plenty of "proof" that all Irish immigrants were drunks and criminals, and Benjamin Franklin, no doubt, believed his own tirades against German - speaking immigrants. Mr. Roberts' letters' are based on a long history, but not that of Mexico or the American Southwest.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
In re Roger Algase's letter's assertion of 1/16/08 that demands a southern border wall in the absence of a northern one is racist, I point to the differential in crime statistics, especially violent crime statistics and per capita income in the two nations. Then there is the relative differential in percentage of legal versus illegal border crossings on the two borders which is further highlighted by being in inverse proportion to the length of each. Further I point out to the differential in English language skills between the two nations. English language competency being one of those allegedly "racist" cultural differences that make Americans seem to prefer allegedly white Dravidians from Bangalore to allegedly non-white immigrants from Montevideo. For the record, I am not just saying that because I still happen to hold a Canadian passport. I hold that because having a Canadian passport sometimes gets me treated better by Latin Americans than my American one. I suppose that's one of those "cultural differences" Mr. Algase's letter keeps trying to deny.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
May I suggest that U.S. immigration law and executive policy follow the Australians? How's about letting common sense prevail for once?

John Abram

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