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Immigration Daily February 4, 2008
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How To Lose Votes

A National Immigration Forum analysis of a recent CNN poll states "So pandering to the deportation-only crowd, in which Gov. Romney, Gov. Huckabee, and Sen. Thompson have all engaged in to varying degrees over the past several weeks, doesn't seem to deliver a win, even in a Republican primary." To read in full, see here.

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New 2008-2009 Edition For Robert C. Divine

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here. Note: The 2007-2008 is completely sold out. This announcement is for the new 2008-2009 edition which will be shipped out hot off the presses when available. Don't delay, order today!


Making Ethics Really Matter
Michael Maggio writes "AILA's leaders, at every level of the organization, are doing more than ever to focus on the importance of ethics in the practice of immigration law. AILA's leadership, as well as this author, however, can and must do more if ethics is to really matter to AILA's membership."

Immigration Is Not Black And White
Tamar Jacoby writes "The majority of voters the 60 percent in the middle are ambivalent and uncertain, undeniably anxious about the influx but also prepared to come to terms pragmatically with the 12 million illegal immigrants in the country."

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USCIS Announces Special H-1B Cap Exempt Unit At CSC
(USCIS) announced that, effective January 30, 2008, USCIS will employ a special unit dedicated to processing these types of H-1B cap exempt petitions at the USCIS California Service Center.


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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New Offices - Cleveland, OH
Philip Eichorn is pleased to announce the opening of Philip Eichorn Co., LPA on February 1, 2008. Philip Eichorn Co. will focus its primary area of practice in immigration law with a concentration in deportation/removal defense. Philip Eichorn Co., LPA looks forward to servicing immigration courts throughout the country and in specific Cleveland, Cincinnati, Las Vegas and Charlotte (when it opens). Fifth Third Center, 600 Superior Ave. East, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. (Ph) 216.970.4324, (Fax) 216.916.4437.


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 with the letters of Sid Lachter and Robert Gittelson (02/01/08 ID) to the effect that if FAIR wants to rebut the detailed, specific and apparently well documented charges about its associations with white supremacists in the SPLC article (see 01/30/08 ID), FAIR is free to do so. Dan Stein's letter (01/31/08 ID) doesn't even come close. Meanwhile, everyone who cares about this issue should read the SPLC article and make an independent judgement. I was intrigued, however, by one item on the FAIR website, dealing with the hot button issue of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. In a blurb entitled "Unlicensed to Kill" FAIR states, quite reasonably, that approximately 20% of all car accidents nationwide involve a driver who is without a valid license. Therefore, one would think that FAIR members would be rushing to the phones to demand that illegal immigrants be given driver's licenses in order to cut down the accident rate, which is exactly what New York Governor Spitzer was trying to do. Perhaps FAIR. might want to encourage its members to get out and support similar state driver's license initiatives, so that all of us can feel safer on the road.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Is FAIR a racist organization? No, in the sense that it does not burn crosses on front lawns. Yes, in the sense that it blames immigrants, legal and illegal, who just happen to be overwhelmingly Latino and Asian, for every problem in America, and spreading untruths such as that Mexican immigrants want to "take back" the Southwest, that they are criminals, cannot assimilate, won't learn English, are too lazy to work, and on and on. Since Latinos (along with African-Americans) are among the main victims of predatory lending in the subprime mortgage scandal and many are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure, there would be fewer Latino front lawns to burn crosses on anyway, so it makes more sense, from the racist point of view, to use more sophisticated 21st century techniques, such as calling for mass deportations and a moratorium on legal immigration, both of which are core FAIR objectives.


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