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Immigration Daily February 28, 2008
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Dobbs Goes Beyond Immigrants

CNN's Lou Dobbs latest racist behavior resulted in his calling the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) "a joke" and labeling the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as "absolute advocate group[] for open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens". His latest actions attack the ADL, an organization founded in 1913 to "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all" and go beyond his usual rantings against pro-immigrationists. Mr. Dobb's latest tirade against the ADL could be his death knell since he has taken on America's Jewish community. In response, the American Jewish Committee press release denounced media's recent treatment of immigrants, including Mr. Dobbs's show. It is Mr. Dobbs who is a joke, not ADL.

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The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.


Consular Corner: February 2008
Liam Schwartz, Esq. presents the latest news from Consuls the world over.

Bloggings: February 28, 2008
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries to his blog.

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ETA Releases FY 2007 PERM Disclosure Data
The ETA Office of Foreign Labor Certification released its official FY 2007 public disclosure data covering cases processed under the Permanent Labor Certification Program.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prominent Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 1 to 2 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with latest case management system. Applicant should have good writing, communication and organization skills. Competitive compensation package. Please send resumes to

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 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 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 fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree and excellent writing skills required. Competitive salary + excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director for Visa Services. This position is an administrative and professional faculty appointment and will report directly to the Associate Provost for International Affairs and work in a small, collegial non-student visa office. This newly created position will demand in depth knowledge and leadership to develop a comprehensive non-student permanent residency (PR) visa program that will help move Virginia Tech towards its goal of being recognized as a world-class research institution by facilitating recruitment of outstanding international researchers and professors. Salary up to $60,000 commensurate with experience and salary history; excellent benefits also provided. For a detailed job description and application process please refer to:, posting #080001. Review of applications will begin on 3/15/2008; however, applications may be received until a candidate is appointed. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL and Washington, DC - Baker & McKenzie, the world's leading global law firm seeks business immigration paralegals for both locations. Duties include: Preparation of business immigration visa petitions, labor certification applications, and permanent residency applications. Knowledge and skills required: candidates must clearly understand the immigration process; must be detail-oriented; excellent verbal and written skills; must be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment; team player. Education and experience required: 2+ years employment based immigration experience and bachelor's degree. Paralegal certificate preferred. Qualified applicants encouraged to apply online or send resume to (Chicago) or (Washington DC). Relocation expenses not offered. No phone calls or recruiters please. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an EOE and member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - The Church World Service, a progressive non-profit social service organization established in 1960 seeks staff immigration attorney. Responsibilities include: ensure adequate representation for clients in all immigration matters; conduct intake interview with clients; prepare clients for court appearances and/or USCIS interviews; represent clients in removal proceedings, attend master calendar hearings and individual hearings, draft and file appropriate pleadings and motions to preserve interests of clients. Full job description at: Candidate should have knowledge of immigration law. JD degree and admission to a State Bar, FL preferred. Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred. Send resume by fax: 574-266-0087 or

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PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


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New Offices - New York, NY
Valentini Law Offices, PLLC is pleased to announce that we have moved to a new location in downtown Manhattan. Valentini Law Offices exclusively and proudly practice both family and employment based immigration law. Our particular area of expertise lies in K1 Fiancee Visas and Adjustments of Status based on marriage to US citizens. Our new address is: 61 Broadway, Suite 2505, New York, NY 10006. The contact information remains: Tel: 212-213-8275; Fax: 212-213-8203;


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:
Today I faxed a letter to Mr. Michael Aytes, Associate Director of USCIS Domestic Operations. I urged him to generate a memo that I believe would strengthen the memo he issued on February 4, 2008, whereby he made mandatory the approval of adjustment of status applications whenever the request made by USCIS to the FBI for a name check of the applicant has been pending for more than 180 days and name clearance is the only obstacle to an otherwise approvable application. I urged Mr. Aytes to follow up by instituting a new policy whereby USCIS personnel that intake and review applications and thereby become responsible for generating the name or names that wind up being submitted to the FBI for checking are directed to routinely check their own reading of any handwritten adjustment application forms against the official typed documents that are required to be submitted in support of those applications. This simple precaution, I stated, would help to prevent the the generation of misspelled names by USCIS, the only effect of which is to unduly delay (thankfully, no longer indefinitely) the FBI name clearance process. I concluded by adding that this new policy would be applicable to any other USCIS applications that involve an FBI name check, such as applications for naturalization.

Oscar Jaeger
Brooklyn, NY

Dear Editor:
I'm a high school debater this year we are debating immigration policy. My case is open immigration and Immigration Daily has some awesome Immigration articles. Thanks so much.


Dear Editor:
During the 1980s the CEO of GE Jack Welch was nicknamed "Neutron Jack" because like a neutron bomb he systematically eliminated employees while leaving buildings intact. He was CEO and Chairman between the years 1981-2001. Welch was the toast of Wall Street because he was willing to sacrifice employees for short term profit. Lots of investors got rich from Neutron Jack's bloodletting at GE. Welch retired with a net worth of $720,000,000. Unfortunately instead of going away to sail yachts, or do whatever else retired robber barons do, he and his wife seem to have a new mission -- immigration. It's a mission based on greed to lower labor costs for the rich plutocrats who run this country. In that Businessweek article, "Immigration: A Reality Check", Jack Welch lumps day laborers, who are mostly illegal aliens, and high-tech workers, who are mostly here on H-1B visas, into the same category. To him they are nothing but wage earners. The Welchs are pushing hard for amnesty and for increasing the numbers of green cards and temporary work visas. Their activism may seem to be altruistic but it's actually a thinly veiled attempt to use immigration to exploit global labor pools. Neutron Jack understands that unrestricted immigration means more gold in his pocket because companies like GE will use immigrants to cut labor costs. Labor arbitrage caused by immigrants flooding into the United States allows plutocrats like the Welchs to reap more profits on the backs of American workers who are forced to accept lower salaries and benefits to do more work. What they are doing is a very misanthropic form of class warfare.

Rob Sanchez

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