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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
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A Bird In the Hand: Focus On Keeping Your Existing Clients Happy
Paramjit Mahli writes "The estimated cost of bringing in new clients is five times that of retaining and managing current clients."

Bloggings: February 29, 2008
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries to his firm's blog.

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USCIS Issues Updated FBI Name Check QA
USCIS released an updated Q&A on FBI name checks.

EOIR Issues Immigration Court Practice Manual
The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued the Immigration Court Practice Manual, effective April 1, 2008.


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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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New Offices - Hawthorne, NJ
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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 think he is a total disgrace to CNN (see 02/28/08 ID comment). His obvious racist barrage time and again on immigrants cannot and should not be tolerated.Shame on those that help him perpetuate hatred in our society.

George T. Ramani, Esq.
Miami, FL

Dear Editor:
I am glad to see that Lou Dobbs is finally being revealed for what he is: a modern-era McCarthy disguised as a news reporter (see 02/28/08 ID comment). I hope that Immigration Daily and other responsible immigration groups do more to expose this kind of hatemonger. What Dobbs says does not only influence the debate on 'illegal' immigrants. His rhetoric has apparently found audience with the public and with Congress and is why, I think, the chances of getting a new H-1B this year is about as good as playing roulette in Vegas. This hurts the US economy.

Malcolm Goeschl, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
So let me get this straight (see 02/28/08 ID comment). The ADL is going to go after someone who pointed out the obvious and said it on the air which is that the ADL is apparently for illegal immigration which is against the law in case you did not know. So who exactly are the hateful racists here? You are choosing to enlist people to persecute a spokesperson for the majority of people in this country and because you don't like what he is saying you would like to silence him? The ADL. Immigration Daily and the NCLR are advocating the dissolution of the Firstd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States with their attacks on what they define as "hate speech". Who exactly gets to define what is hateful exactly? Hmmm? Is it the person or group who does not like what is being said? Isn't that also called fascism? Isn't that also espousing a dictatorship where those who do not agree with us should be silenced? What country exactly do you think you live in? You have no idea who you are messing with here. The people of this country are very ready for the second Boston Tea Party and you are pushing them ever closer with this kind of hateful campaign. We stand behind Lou Dobbs and we are the majority in this country. It is a very slippery slope you are creating and you just better think about crossing that Rubicon and what that implies to you and yours as well regarding freedom of speech.

Ruth Miller

Dear Editor:
It would not be surprising if, as he is apparently accused of having done, Lou Dobbs is going anti-Semitic (see 02/28/08 ID comment). Whenever hatemongers appear, no matter whom they begin by attacking, it is only a matter of time before they get around to the all-time favorite. As some of my letters have mentioned before, it is amazing that there have been no boycotts to date of Lou Dobbs and his advertisers by the Latino communities, especially since CNN has a Spanish-speaking channel (on which, we can be sure, Luiz Dobbs will never be seen). Rob Sanchez's letter calls CEO Jack Welch "Neutron Jack" for allegedly vaporizing US jobs in favor of immigrants (see 02/28/08 ID). But what about "Neutron Lou", the scourge of Latino and Asian immigrants, and now, it seems, Jews as well? Or, for that matter, what about the tired old, stale anti-immigrant rant against "plutocrat" employers in Mr. Sanchez' "neutron letter"?

Roger Algase, Esq.

Dear Editor:
The AJC, LaRaza and other like groups, via their mandate to various networks, should provide a steady stream of clients to attorneys representing clients who sue for having their right to free speech suppressed (see 02/28/08 ID comment). Perhaps some of the attorneys specializing in immigration law should consider boning up on constitutional law.

K. M. Appell

Dear Editor:
ID's comment (02/28/08) states that Lou Dobbs' latest tirade against the Anti-Defamation League may be his death knell because he is now "taking on the Jewish community". Of course, the alleged influence of the "Jewish lobby" has always been one of the hoariest anti-Semitic canards of all time. If, indeed, Dobbs is now adding anti-semitism to his aresenal of hate, ID is right to oppose him. But it should not, through careless and inadvertent language such as the above, mistakenly give the impression that it is imitating him at the same time. An explanation and/or apology would be in order.


Editor's note: As our headline states "Dobbs Goes Beyond Immigrants". We would have said the same had Mr. Dobbs taken on the Evangelical community or the Black community or any significant community in America.

Dear Editor:
I'm Hispanic, I came to the US as a legal immigrant, I'm a proud naturalized US citizen and I deeply resent the ADL putting me on the same level as illegal aliens, who are lawbreakers and who sneaked into this country against the will of the American people (see 02/28/08 ID comment). While the ADL began as a worthy organization in 1913, it has now degenerated as a shill for private interests that benefit from the new form of slavery brought by illegal immigration and thus, it also shills for lawlessness. Since when is it considered hate speech to speak up against lawlessness? The ADL seeks to silence free speech because it threatens its agenda that protects big business' profit from illegal immigration's taxpayer-lsubsidized cheap labor. The ADL is not only a joke, but an embarrassment to not only Jewish Americans but to all Americans.

Haydee Pavia
Laguna Woods, CA

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