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Immigration Daily April 7, 2008
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Journalist Of The Year

The Columbia Journalism Review conducted an interview with Dianne Solis of The Dallas Morning News, honored as print journalist of the year for her reporting on immigration issues. For the interview, see here.

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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
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
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Poll: Voters Unaware Of Candidates' Immigration Positions McCain Supporters Farthest Off The Mark
Mark Krikorian for Center For Immigration Studies writes "A new poll using neutral language finds that primary and caucus voters have little knowledge of candidates immigration positions."

Spotlight On The Foreign Born Of Pakistani Origin In The US
Jeanne Batalova and Uriah Ferruccio write "Of all Pakistani-origin foreign born, more than a quarter entered the United States in 2000 or later."

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Aytes Memo On U Nonimmigrant Status
USCIS Associate Director Aytes issued a memo on the eligibility for "U" nonimmigrant status.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
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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.

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New Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Stone & Grzegorek of Los Angeles, California is pleased to announce that Andrew Hoye has joined the firm. Mr. Hoye was with the US State Department for over thirteen years as a foreign service officer, serving at US embassies in Mexico, the UK, Malaysia and Ireland, as well as with the State Department's Visa Office in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hoye is a graduate of UCLA Law School and Dartmouth College., (tel) 213-627-8997, (fax) 213-627-8998.


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:
Responding to Allen C. Ladd's letter (04/07/08 ID) concerning shoddy treatment of detainees, I would like to mention the situation of a detainee who, to my personal knowledge, had always been here legally, but who was convicted of a minor crime which, though not ruled serious enough to merit any jail sentence, was nevertheless considered an aggravated felony under the immigration laws. The person concerned had a one way ticket in hand to depart the US immediately after sentencing. Nevertheless, the person was arrested by ICE and remains in immigration detention almost a month later without any assurance of a date to be deported, despite having a final order from an immigration judge, all necessary travel documents and baggage which has long since been sent back. It seems that once someone is locked up, ICE is in no hurry to move on the case, no matter how ready the person is to be deported. What is the point of a senselessly cruel law which provides mandatory detention even for people who are willing and eager to leave the country, and pose no conceivable danger to the public, and then lets them languish in detention until some bureaucrat finally gets around to putting them on a plane? The only purpose, it seems, is to show hostility to all immigrants unfortunate enough to run afoul of the law for any reason, no matter how harmless the person involved may be. The above case must be typical of thousands of others. I can already imagine the gloating letters to the effect that no amount of mistreatment is too much for "invaders" who "come here to commit crimes". One should consider that, once fundamental fairness is denied to immigrants, it's not a big step to deprive American citizens of their most basic rights as well.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
IRJ's letter (4/4/08 ID) wins the fuzzy thinking award of the week. All of the illogical outcomes mentioned would have been possible had we followed the pre-1965 entry formula since then of limited, selected entry numbers with secured borders. But, the reality since that fiasco, that we have to deal with is the huge numbers, come one - come all, both legal and illegal entry which has caused a myriad of problems including the out of proportion Latino entry numbers. The solution to huge number problems is not more of the same which all of the benefits mentioned would bring. Many persons are fond of ice cream. However, if not prudent and restrictive, one could wind up quite obese. The solution at this point is not to gorge on more ic, but to restrict, reduce or impose a moratorium on ic until such time a more responsible policy could be resumed. Even so, the latter could not be considered anti-ic, just a rational approach to resolve a problem by responsible restriction. The numbers of the European entrants are not the problem nor have they made threats of Reconquista and made progress towards that. How can such a reasonable, restrictive position be called a lie or advocates "liars", bigots or anti-immigrant (See Comment: 4/2/08 ID)? Also, see JR's 3/18/08 ID letter. What is beyond irresponsible, is to represent that more "guest workers" are needed or at some point they will return on their own. When someone works on one's house, does one normally adopt them? What is needed are government policies that don't sell out citizens and business interests to stifle their greed, stop shifting costs of cheap labor to taxpayers and to pay a livable wage to Americans.

Jim Roberts

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