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Immigration Daily March 24, 2008
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Lewis And Clark

College Campus News reports "While thousands of college students will spend their spring break at the beach, a group of students taking an immigration history course, US-Mexico Borderlands, will be exploring the migration route between the two countries, documenting Oaxacan immigration to Oregon. For the full story, see here.

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Immigration And Individual Rights
Craig Biddle writes "But does a foreigner have a right to move to America? And should America welcome him? Yes, he does - and yes, she should."

Migrants: Globalization's Junk Mail?
Laura Carlsen of the IRC Americas Program writes "The titles that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attaches to its operations reveal a great deal about the logic behind current US immigration policy."

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USCIS Revises I-130 Filing Instructions
USCIS announced that effective immediately, all petitioners filing stand-alone Form I-130s must file their petitions with the Chicago Lockbox instead of a USCIS Service Center.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
USCIS is currently hiring for Applications Adjudicators, applications accepted through Wednesday, April 2, 2008. We seek to fill several hundred entry-level Applications Adjudicator positions at the GS-5/7/9 grade levels in the following locations: Dallas, Texas; Lincoln, Nebraska; St. Albans, Vermont; Laguna Nigel, California; and Lees Summit, Missouri. As an Applications Adjudicator, you may plan and conduct independent research concerning eligibility and entitlement of persons seeking benefits, review case documentation to determine legal sufficiency and make recommendations, and perform preliminary fact-finding and initiate further action where information indicates fraud has been detected and review and making determinations on cases. For more information about USCIS career opportunities and how to apply, see here. Please reference Vacancy ID # FCIP-177028. Interested applicants are encouraged to act fast. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Madison, WI - Quarles & Brady LLP seeks attorney with 2-4 years experience practicing business immigration law. Quarles & Brady, a national law firm with offices in Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Illinois, has been providing immigration services for over 30 years. Experience in range of business immigration matters, ability to provide exceptional client service, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We offer collegial environment and competitive salary and benefits. Submit resume, cover letter, transcripts and at least two writing samples of a substantive support letter or a significant memo to: Michelle Bigler, Manager of Legal Recruiting, Quarles & Brady LLP,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Charlotte, NC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Charlotte, NC field office and other field offices on immigration benefits related matters including adjudications involving issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree from ABA accredited law school, be an active bar member, and have 1+ year post JD experience practicing law. Preference will be given to applicants with immigration experience, experience in federal court litigation and strong writing skills. For full details, enter COU-CIS-2008-0003 here. Applicants must submit (1) resume, (2) writing sample (10 pps. max), (3) references (4) cover letter. Send to: All submissions must be received by close of business Monday, March 24, 2008. GS-13-15, position open until filled. No reimbursement expenses offered.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years experience required. Qualified candidates please send cover letter + resume to EOE.

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New Offices And Firm Name Change - Miami, FL
The Law Offices of Emilio F. Martinez, P.A. has moved and changed its name. Our new information is: Martinez & Sordo, P.A., 9350 South Dixie Highway, 10th Floor, Miami FL 33156. 305-670-6767. 305-670-7065 (fax).


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:
Honza Prchal's letter (03/21/08 ID) states that "one can prefer European immigration without being racist per se". How?

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
I find it interesting that ID begins its short treatise by declaring those opposed to its view to be "liars" (see 03/19/08 ID). ID fails to discriminate between the many and varied opinions of those opposed to illegal immigration. ID simply refer to them as anti- immigrationists. The penalty for late payers of taxes ID attributes more kindness to the IRS than reality would allow. Seizing funds, property, jail time, double fines, public humiliation are examples of a make-good mechanism. Is ID suggesting we use the same kind treatment for dealing with illegals? The courts have said "a malum in se offense is naturally evil as adjudged by the sense of a civilized community," (Washington v. Anderson). Who are we, or ID to declare that illegal immigration rule of law thoughts or statements are immoral? How did we go from illegal to immoral in such a short time? Even if an offense is malum prohibitum, are you suggesting it is not wrong only because a "statute" makes it so? Seems like wrong is wrong no matter what side one takes. So to go from proclaiming something a lie then adding immorality makes a good recipe for stirring up hate mongering by declaring the anti-immigrationist recipe not a cake but Racism. Ah, the eternal solution for anything people want others to hate, play the race card. Since you would have the reader believe that everyone targeted by the "antis" is the wrong race I am curious about all the "legal" immigrants that I mentioned above. What is their collective race characteristic in your mind? we have a program for legalization, it's not a good one or the best, but it's on the books and some play by the rules and others dont.

David W. Nations Sr.

Dear Editor:
This link (see 03/20/08 ID comment) was put into the latest ID I received for an article on the Washington Post website. It seems that the article is no longer available. Does ID have the article saved?


Editor's note: The link has been updated on our website. The link was correct at the time of publication. It looks like the news site changed it later.

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