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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases - Now Shipping

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work which is now being shipped:

  • Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability; Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal; Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
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7 Quick, Cheap And Easy Steps To New Clients
Trey Ryder writes "Often, all you need to attract a few new clients is the opportunity to speak to a group of qualified prospects at a seminar. Here are seven quick, cheap and easy steps."

Can We Tell Those Huddled Masses To Scram? Immigration And The Constitution
Becky Akers for the Foundation for Economic Education writes "Immigration has pitted Americans against one another for over a century now."

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USCIS Announces Changes To Guatemalan Adoptions
USCIS announced that all intercountry adoptions initiated in Guatemala on or after Dec. 31, 2007 are subject to new requirements to comply with the Hague Convention and the new legislation passed by the Guatamalan Congress.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW seeks a transactional immigration attorney to join our downtown Chicago team and help deliver legal advice and counsel to our clients who include companies, individuals, colleges and universities. JD required with 2+ years experience working as an attorney in immigration law. For a detailed job description, see here. We proved a relaxed work environment and offer competitive compensation plans and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K and stock purchase programs. If you're interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail your resume and salary requirements to with the title Attorney in the subject line. Relocation assistance to Chicago is not provided. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks attorney who wants to transfer at own expense to work as an Associate Counsel in the National Security & Records Verification Law Division (NSRVLD). Attorney will serve as legal advisor to USCIS NSRVLD leadership and will report to the Chief of the Division. Ability to acquire Top Secret clearance, good judgment, strong legal research and writing skills and the ability to work with others within tight deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0002 at Submit a resume + writing sample (max. 5 pps), a list of 3+ references, + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Anthony Gentry, Chief of the NSRVLD, at Must be received by close of business Friday, February 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Rockland County, NY - Law office seeks paralegal with 5+ years experience in family-based immigration (should have familiarity with removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, AOS interviews, and consular processing). Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills required. Significant client contact. Manage caseload with a great deal of independence. Fluency in Spanish desired. Full and/or part time available. E-mail resume, specifying related experience, salary requirements, + writing sample to All submissions will remain confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Dupont Circle, DC - Fast-paced, dynamic nationally recognized, immigration law firm seeking motivated, detail-oriented individuals for business immigration paralegal positions. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience a plus, but not necessary. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

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

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Honors and Awards- 2008 Illinois Rising Stars
AzulaySeiden Law Group is proud to announce that the following attorneys were named to the 2008 Illinois Rising Stars list: Linda M. Babich, Member, Kathryn E. Reeves, Managing Attorney of the Florida Office, Sara M. Collins, Ellen N. Kassis; Roland C. Lara, and Shannon M. Shepherd.


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:
Daniel Stein's letter to the Editor, FAIR's president, states "FAIR bashing has become a surrogate tactic for those pushing mass amnesty bills." Given the fact that nobody is pushing such bills except in the fantasies of FAIR and other anti-immigrant groups, Mr. Stein's comment seems, if anything, to validate the SPLC's allegations. His letter then went on to state that "..... there (sic) case against FAIR hardly deals with FAIR as an organization at all." To the contrary, the case deals, specifically and in detail, with FAIR as a racist, nativist organization. I invite FAIR to offer a detailed rebuttal of the SPLC's specific allegations instead of just criticizing the SPLC while denying nothing.

Sid Lachter, Esq.

Dear Editor:
In the situation where a paralegal ad requires "experience in family-based immigration (should have familiarity with removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, AOS interviews, sand consular processing)", I wonder how a paralegal is going to gain "familiarity with AOS interviews" when only attorneys can attend adjustment of status interviews? Are things different in New York than in San Francisco?

Susanna I. Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
After reading Daniel Stein's letter to the Editor (01/31/08 ID), I'm reminded of the saying, "He can dish it out, but he just can't take it." Far from being purveyors of "trash material", I believe that the SPLC is known for their investigative analysis of hate groups. As to Mr. Stein's letter's assertion that, "FAIR bashing," it seems, has become a surrogate tactic for those pushing mass amnesty bills," it is FAIR's "immigrant bashing" that is at the root of this controversy. While FAIR is an acronym for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a more accurate description would be Federation for American Immigration Restriction. It is precisely "those pushing mass amnesty bills" that are the real CIR advocates. In truth, the overwhelming majority of those supporting CIR are advocating a fair and balanced reform, requiring both enforcement of our nations immigration laws, and rigorous but fair pathway toward eventual citizenship for many but not all of the undocumented. It's oddly fascinating that FAIR would rather see continued outsourcing of American jobs then allow any of those jobs to be filled by an immigrant, legal or not. [see this excerpt from their website], "Very little immigration is of skilled personnel. Besides, it is precisely because of advances in global communications that we do not have to allow people to move to the US to take advantage of their talents and benefit from their contributions." I take heart in the fact that only one of FAIR's choice of presidential candidates is left with any chance at all of winning, that being Mitt Romney. Romney's candidacy is on life support, so it's looking more and more like we'll have a President that will support CIR. Sorry, but sometimes life just isn't fair. In this case, I say amen.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
The officials in the USCIS should regret for the Name Check mess they designed. This dark hole has ruined tens of thousands legal immigrants' lives. When victims complain, the USCIS usually blames the FBI for the delay. Then FBI says they don't have resources to do the check timely. Although Secretary Chertoff indicated they would clear the backlog in 6 months and Congress appropriated extra $20,000,000 last December, the victims haven't seen any improvement on this matter to date. Therefore, the nature of the name check delay is not resources problem, nor a national security necessity (Note: FBI spokesman Paul Bresson stated that delays in the background checks do not pose a national security risk. Sept. 3, 2007, Cong. Q., 2007 WLNR 17564416.), it is an outcome of inefficiency and irresponsibility. This infinite delay and arbitrary negligence of legal immigrants' basic rights will deeply impact this nation if it is not resolved soon.


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