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Immigration Daily February 5, 2008
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American Of The Year

The Dallas Morning News nominated the "illegal immigrant" as its 2007 Texan of the Year (for the full story, see here). While the nominations prompted an outcry from its readers, resulting in a follow-up response from the Dallas Morning News, Immigration Daily cannot say that it is surprised by the Dallas Morning News nomination. Immigration is big news.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, February 5th For ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What every employer needs to know

Tuesday, Feb 5th is the deadline for the Feb 7th phone session in our seminar series "Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics". The curriculum for the Feb 7th phone session is as follows:

  • The New I-9 form and reduced documents
  • How has the No-match litigation and the government's response affected employer's "constructive knowledge"
  • How should employers/workers respond to a mistaken no match triggered by basic pilot or Social Security
  • What are the recent investigations and charges is OSC involved in?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 5th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Adjustment Of Status: A 360 Degree View
Cyrus D. Mehta, et al. shares the citations from this recently concluded seminar series.

Fighting Communism With Free Trade And Open Immigration
Frank W. Bubb for the Foundation for Economic Education writes "And, after decades during which this nation of immigrants viewed immigration as distinctly unpleasant, the idea of open borders is once again starting to become a living issue."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to


CRS On Immigration Fraud
The Congressional Research Service released a report discussing the policies, investigations, and issues related to immigration fraud.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Midtown Manhattan, NYC - ILW.COM seeks full-time administrative associate. We offer a unique opportunity to work in a fast growing small law publishing company which operates one of the most important immigration law websites in the world. ILW.COM team-members enjoy an informal small-company environment with a casual dress code policy. Competitive salary offered. The job involves performing basic html and internet communications, book production, and handling general office work (training provided for all tasks). Hours are 9am-6pm (includes 1 hour lunch). The right candidate must have basic internet and computer skills (MS Word and Internet Explorer). Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. Ability to multi-task and thrive in deadline-oriented environment. Send resume to No calls please.

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.

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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Immigration Event - NY, NY
Feb.7th, NYC, Hilton Hotel - LawScribe is pleased to host LegalTech's offshore legal outsourcing track sessions. This track will explore how legal departments set up and manage outsourcing relationships using case studies from panel experts sharing their experiences in developing successful legal outsourcing processes. Learn the reality of the current offshore legal outsourcing market, who's involved and how much/what type of legal work is currently being performed offshore. Unable to attend but interested in learning more about offshore legal outsourcing? Visit LawScribe on Feb 5-7th - Booth 316, level 1 - or contact Mark Ross. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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:
The letter to the Editor penned by Semakweli is not written by Roger Algase, whose opponents are always racists and so forth, but I would caution from going too far into the racial analysis of subprime lending, which is the direction in which it seemed to be headed in his (02/04/08 ID) letter to the Editor. I am happy to sue actual predatory lenders and fraudsters of all sites, but I caution that racial analyses of sub-prime lending tend to veer between accusations of redlining one year and predatory lending the next, depending on the general economic climate and the claims that lenders are racist are made mostly by the same people in each circumstance. Perhaps this is one area where race and immigrant status analysis might better be left out of the equation? After all, one could (and I do) plausibly argue that recent immigrants are more likely to default because they settled in California, New York and Florida and that they have fewer sources of family support to fall back on in this country if they over-extend themselves. Immigration status, ethnicity and race all matter, but so do other factors, and if all one has is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail after a while. Lots of people besides FAIR want to halt immigration, including many unionized workers of all races and a large subset of the environmentalist community which ludicrously thinks the USA is crowded (see former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm -D, for one who actually got himself elected back in the day). Those who would restrict legal immigration are wrong for a whole host of reasons, and neither race nor 'exploitative capitalism' are necessarily one of them.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
I am constantly reading articles in newspapers, websites etc. about the shortage of nursing staff in the USA. Yet I have spent quite some time trying to find "help" in obtaining information on a Visa for international nurses. There seems to be very little help around for this, especially on the web. Does anyone have any suggestions for us as to where to start looking?

Linda Cogill

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