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No Economy Talk Here

According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution news story, "The issue of illegal immigration [on the Presidential campaign front], .. may soon see a revival effort." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Deadline Is Tuesday, April 1st For Advanced EB-5 Practice

Tuesday, April 1st is the deadline for the April 3rd phone session of "Investors And Entrepreneurs: Immigration Options", the curriculum is as follows:

  • Recurring Problem Issues with the I-526 Petition: Proving the Required Capital is "At Risk", Identifying a TEA, Source of Capital and Job Creation
  • Designation of Regional Centers: Procedure and Timing, What is Required in the Proposal and USCIS Oversight and Compliance
  • Preparing for Problems with the Petition for Removal of Conditions: Shortfall of Capital, Shortfall of Employment, Required Proof in Regional Center Based Petitions, Alternative Immigration Solutions and Litigation
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 1st. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Litigation Challenging USCIS FOIA Processing
Kip Evan Steinberg "has filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Of California challenging the procedures employed by USCIS to implement the Freedom of Information Act."

Twisting Economics Against Immigrants
P. Gardner Goldsmith writes "But apart from these practical, day-to-day considerations, and separate from the debate over whether immigrants are a net gain or loss to the coffers of the federal government, there is a larger, timeless issue that lies at the heart of the anti-immigrationist assertions."

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USCIS Memo On Withholding Of Adjudication Of Cases
USCIS Deputy Director Scharfen issued a USCIS memo instructing adjudicators regarding the withholding of adjudication of certain categories of cases involving association with, or provision of material support to certain terrorist organizations.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
North Broward, FL - Full and part-time positions available for busy, established immigration law practice. Applicant will manage caseload with a large degree of independence. Will have client contact and work with custom case management system. Applicant should be self motivated and have good writing, communication and organization skills. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in both family & employment based visa & green card application package preparation. Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel a necessity. Please send resume detailing experience and full or part time preference to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. seeks attorney with 5+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to or fax: 732-745-1249. All submissions will remain confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has immediate opening for 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 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, send cover letter + resume to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on US immigration law issues. Applicants must possess JD degree from ABA accredited law school, be an active bar member, and have 3+ year post JD experience. For full details, enter COU-CIS-2008-0005 here. Applications must be received by 5pm ET, April 14, 2008. Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples. Submit to: Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of ALD: indicating in email subject header: Experienced Attorney Position, ALD, at USCIS.

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,

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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Immigration Book
Uncertain Identity: International Migration since 1945 By W. M. Spellman. Reaktion Books, 272 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1861893647, $24.95.


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:
Jim Roberts's letter's assertions, (3/28/08 ID), assertions are precisely that type of short-sighted stubbornness that has prevented fair-minded patriots from being solving this problem that will benefit the US, and all the hard-working, law abiding people that reside here. Yes, I called "illegals" law abiding, because other than their illegal entry, the ones that will be able to stay under CIR will have to be tax paying and law abiding. The fact that CIR would benefit the foreigners already here is happily coincidental to why we really need CIR. CIR is good and necessary for our countrys ability to compete against world competition in business and in arms. It is only at the expense of those who dont like foreigners. At least some of the "responsibility for hardships of illegals" should be borne by the US itself. It certainly isnt their fault that we need them, which clearly we do, since even with millions of undocumented workers employed in the US, our unemployment rate has been at or near historic lows for almost a decade. Furthermore, since Mr. Roberts's letter keeps harping that Im in the manufacturing business, (and yes, I did mean another US state). The fact that Im legally contributing to our economy, and have been helping thousands of people - citizen and non-citizen - over the lifetime of my career to pay their bills and put food on their tables should give me some measure of credibility in this debate. I always make every effort to produce the goods domestically. Dont assume for a minute that this has been easy. In fact, your letter makes the case, even though it wrongly assumed that I was strictly an importer, when it stated "workers who would be illegal here would still be performing beneficial, low-wage work."

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
Well the time has finally come for all US employers to file their H-1B visa applications to try to bring in cheap foreign labor at the expense of qualified and available American workers. The silver lining at least is the 65,000 cap has not been raised despite the cries from the private business sector and the lawyers that facilitate this un-American travesty.


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