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Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

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

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
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  • Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
  • Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
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Immigration Law In The Ninth Circuit: Selected Topics
Cheri L. Ho et. al provide an overview of immigration law in the 9th Circuit.

Bloggings: February 7, 2008
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries to his blog.

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DOS On New Passport Schedule
The Department of State released its new fee schedule for passport services, effective February 1, 2008.

DHS On H2A Program
The DHS released fact sheets on the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program and DHS proposed changes to improve H-2A temporary agricultural program. For the H2A fact sheet, see here. For the proposed DHS changes, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan - The Office of Alan Lee, Esq. seeks bright, ambitious, extremely hard-working attorney for small collegial office. Excellent opportunity to be the sole associate in the firm where you will handle appearances at CIS and courts and cases that are/may become difficult. Right candidate writes well, is detailed, does his/her homework on cases, and has experience in various aspects of immigration law. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. E-mail resume to

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.

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Immigration Law Certificate
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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:
In response to Linda Cogill's letter's request for information about nurse visas (02/06/08 ID), I would simply recommend the counsel of a qualified immigration lawyer. Why is it the public is so stymied about legal matters, including immigration? They call a plumber for plumbing questions, an electrician for electrical questions, they go to a car dealership to buy a car, but for legal advice ... they want it for free over the internet. While the internet is a great source for information on an array of subjects, immigration, and especially nurse visas is too complex an area to venture forth into the land of cyberspace. There is no substitute for experience with not only the law, but the regulations, policies and procedures. You won't find that on the internet, or anywhere short of competent immigration counsel.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
It was with great interest that I read Frank Bubb's article (2/5/08 ID Article). Perhaps it was not entirely coincidental that my own article, The International Implications of Immigration Reform: Keeping Latin American Communism at Bay, was running on IW at the same time (see 2/5/08 IW). Mr. Bubb's article differs significantly from my own, in that he delves into the Milton Friedmanesque free market principals expounded by Reagan back in the '80's, and hypothesizes about how those principals would affect third world economies if fully implemented into our trade and immigration policies. I can agree with many, although not all, of Mr. Bliss's theories. For example, Bubb argues in his article that, "Free trade would give Third World governments the incentive to liberalize their economies." We should, in a macro economic sense, formulate trade policies that would be geared toward long-term growth and stability in that region. We differ on the topic of "open borders", in that I feel that a policy of open borders wouldn't work for our country. While Mr. Bubb makes a persuasive argument for open borders, I can only speak from my own personal experience of traveling to several Third World nations. On trips to the Third World, literally everybody that I met in those countries, with the only exceptions being large landholders, business owners, and high ranking government officials, pleaded with me to please help them immigrate to the US. I fear that if we ever opened up our borders, we would be inundated with refugees from all over the world. Still, I am very grateful to ID for forwarding this argument, and exposing this important issue to the public, so that we can look at all angles of our immigration debate, including those that are both foreign and domestic.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
I do not recall seeing anything in ID about the New Michigan Law refusing licenses to legal temporary NIV holders. Does anyone have any lobbying efforts to report on this matter?

Elizabeth B. Chavez
Houston, TX

Editor's note: Please see our comment in the January 25, 2008 issue on this matter.

Dear Editor:
The lady, I'm sorry but I did not catch her name, representing La Raza Unida, did a good job on Lou Dobbs the evening of Feb 4, 2008 on CNN. She was prepared with researched date and visual stats that had Lou Dobbs getting might red in the face. He attempted, as usual, to appear like a friend of illegal aliens, or undocumented people from Mexico, but the ladies's info put him on their side in giving them a forum to spout their hateful pronouncements against all Latinos. Hurrah for her.

Emilio Decker Jr.

Dear Editor:
May someone tell me what mandate it was that a full, legalized resident, who made some mistakes as a youth and got convicted and due to this was deported under the Clinton admisnistration, was and what Hillary Clinton, may do for the Hispanic commmunity such as an 80 year old grandmother whose cracking voice I have to hear each time I call from an internet cafe? Will there ever be justice for those as I who yes committed a crime yet whose prison record fully will show that one rehabilitated himself, has lived over 5 years in his country and is evidence of a changed life and all he seeks is to legally enter, not immigrate to attend to his loved one. Will there ever be justice for us?

Oscar Rene Vazquez
Cd Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

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