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Immigration Daily April 15, 2008
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One Mexican American View

A recent Reuben Navarratte Jr. editorial says, "Anyone who thinks there is no racism in this [immigration] debate should read my e-mail. You'd find that readers say things to me they'd probably never say to a columnist who wasn't Latino." For the full editorial, see here.

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


Deadline Is Tuesday, April 15th For Solving PERM Practice Problems

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a 3-part telephone seminar series "Solving PERM Practice Problems", the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 17th: Managing a PERM Labor Certification Program in Unique Circumstances

  • Reductions in Force-when and how to file; disqualification of U.S. workers; documentation to secure in advance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions-impact on PERM filings; documentation to secure in advance; successor-in-interest
  • Roving Employees, Multiple Job Sites, Off-Site Employees-recruitment, disqualification of U.S. workers, and filing
SECOND Phone Session on May 15th: Audit Preparation & Response
  • Normal Requirements
  • What affect will travel have on the AOS application?
  • Employee gained experience while working with the employer
  • Business Necessity Arguments & Documentation for
    • Exceeding SVP
    • Foreign Language
    • Special Requirements
  • Demonstrating that skills could not be acquired during a reasonable period of on-the-job training
THIRD Phone Session on June 6th: Evaluation & Disqualification of U.S. Workers
  • Basic Elements & Time Frames of a Good Faith Recruitment Campaign
  • Disqualification of U.S. Workers-failure to meet experience requirement, education requirement, special requirements
  • Proving the employer meant it when agreeing to accept any suitable combination of education, training, and work experience
  • Demonstrating that skills could not be acquired during a reasonable period of on-the-job training
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 15th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Consular Corner: April 2008
Liam Schwartz presents the latest news from Consuls the world over.

Thoughts On Freedom-Absorbing Immigrants
Donald J. Boudreaux writes "America should re-open its borders to immigrants."

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DHS And DOS Publishes Western Hemisphere Travel Final Rule
DHS and DOS published notice in the Federal Register of the Western Hemisphere Travel Institute final rule, effective June 1, 2009.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dupont Circle, DC - Fast-paced, dynamic nationally recognized, immigration law firm seeks motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required. Experience with PERM desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: John Nahajzer. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - David Wolfe Leopold & Associates seeks associate with 2-4 years of employment-based immigration law experience. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills essential. E-mail resume (with specific experience) and writing sample to: Daurielle Horowitz:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA - Littler Global seeks associate with 5-7 years of employment-based immigration law experience. Candidate should possess excellent academic credentials and should have experience working in high-volume, fast paced environment. If you are interested in applying for this position, submit resume online at Littler Careers > Laterals > How to Apply. Please reference Littler Global in application. We offer generous benefits package to all full-time employees. EOE. No telephone calls please. No recruiters, principals only.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
downtown San Francisco, CA - Do you love training clients? Are you great at project management and enjoy working directly with clients? Looking for a change? ImmigrationTracker, the premier immigration management software provider, seeks a training and implementation specialist. We offer an energetic team-oriented work environment and comprehensive benefits package. You will provide customized project planning, implementation and training to new Tracker clients, while ensuring clear communications and consistently exceeding customer service expectations. Experience working in/with law firms, strong project managers, strong customer service, training and presentation skills, technical aptitude with PCs and industry related software, and commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Effective written and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills, and ability to work both independently and as team member are essential. Willingness and ability to travel required. US work authorization required. No third parties and contractors. Email resume to No phone calls, please.

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:

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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New Attorney - London, UK
Gudeon & McFadden (, based in London and practicing exclusively US immigration and nationality law, is pleased to announce the addition of an associate attorney. Steven D. Heller is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and has practiced immigration law since 1992, in the private sector in the US and for the US Government in both the US and the UK. The author of numerous published works and co-author of US Citizenship for Dummies, Steven advises both corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of immigration matters including all aspects of temporary and permanent visas.


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:
In light of Mr. Algase's letter (04/14/08 ID), I do feel obliged to point out that for much of the period of restrictionist immgration policy the letter decries, immigration from Latin America was unlimited. It was only after the once-promising economies of that region continued to underperform that the the pressure for massive flows of non-English speaking manual laborers really picked up. I doubt there would be much opposition to even Mexican immigration if Latin American immigration continued to consist largely of entrepreneurs, intellectuals and middle-class exiles from the latest progressive pipe-dream. Our working and potentially working classes ought not be further marginalized in order to make up for Mexico's idiotic nationalizations, violent public sector unions, endemic corruption and government enforced monopolies. We can logically have our pick of the most productive immigrants from the entire world. As an added bonus, if we pick them from across the globe, they will be far more easily assimilated as homogenous ghettoes (in this case barrios) will be far harder to create. We ought to excercise that option.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
A New York Times article in the April 12 issue chronicles the travails of persons denied citizenship and thrown into deportation because they run afoul of highly technical immigration statutes. Applicants for naturalization can be denied and deported if they fail the good moral character standard because of a conviction of certain crimes, or if they give false testimony to gain immigration benefits. The article, a tear jerking criticism of the American immigration system, chronicles Dr. Pedro Servano a 25-year permanent resident with four US citizen children. He married his wife in the Philippines before they immigrated to the US, each through 1st preference family based petitions filed by their respective US citizen mothers. Because 1st preference family (unmarried adult son/daughter of USC) was many years quicker than 4th preference family (married adult son/daughter of USC), the Servanos, like many Filipinos, hid the fact of their Philippines marriage and immigrated as 1st preference. Twenty-five years later, upon application for US citizenship, a wide-awake CIS adjudications officer noticed the pre-entry Philippines marriage and his 1st preference visa, rather than the years slower 4th preference on which he and his wife should have entered. Servano is now in deportation proceedings, charged with visa fraud. What is amazing is that the NY Times article claims this is a shock to him. Now theres the predictable hue and cry from their small Pennsylvania community, where Dr. Servano is a respected physician, berating the immigration law in favor of this scofflaw, who is fighting deportation on humanitarian grounds. The moral of the story: dont lie in immigration matters, and in all instances, hire a good lawyer to prepare your naturalization application, or to advise not filing if something in your past puts you in a Servano situation.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Welcome to how INS is doing their job (see headlines 04/14/08 ID). How is the illegality going to diminished if the final action is denial and separation of the family?

Gladys C. Farris

Dear Editor:
It's very interesting to read all the pro and contra of immigration issues, particularly written by Mr. Algase (04/14/08 ID). I see so much truth in his letters and also see so much double standard and hypocrisy in others' letters who disagree with him. The simplest question is will anybody who support any draconian immigration laws today will support the same laws applied to their ancestors in the past. The only way to end this debate is by admitting that all human beings are created equal and with dignity and rights to seek happiness, better lives and opportunities. The only way to preserve Americans' jobs is by investing on our education. 50% of US students in the cities drop out. And many Americans didn't even know the capital of their own state, many are dumb, ignorant and yet arrogant. How can we expect to compete with Chinese, Indians, Russians, Europeans etc. in the global stage? Even we close the border and have zero immigrants coming in, it wouldn't guarantee security of Americans' jobs. Jobs, capitals etc. are "liquid" and they can move to anywhere that is more attractive, lucrative and more competitive. It's time for vote and change. Change from an expensive war monger leadership who bankrupt this country into a smarter one who cares about this country and us, the Americans.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
ID's links to CIS Ombudsman's Q&As (see 04/15/08 ID) only provided the questions, but not the answers. Please email me the answers or post them.

Peter Paget

Editor's note: The items incorrectly stated that the answers were included. Corresponding answers have not yet been released by the CIS Ombudsman's Office. We will post the corresponding answers once it becomes available.

Dear Editor:
While the Roger Algase letter (4/14/08 ID) is correct that the US pre-1965 entry policies were, "heavily skewed toward Northern Europe", it does not equate to a "white supremacist view" or racism. The primary intent was to limit numbers and it was natural and their free right to do so in an approximate mix of the populace of the day. Most nations pursue a similar policy today. For the letter or anyone to claim they have no bias towards whites while rabidly pursuing a goal of, "giving immigrants from all over the world an equal chance at the American dream, regardless of race or national origin" is duplicity, both in logic and in observed actions. In March 2008, the world's population zoomed past 6.6 billion and with present unprecedented rates, will reach nearly 9 billion by the year 2050. Even a portion of these coming will change the unique experiment that was American liberty into just another third world country and whites a minority which is in process. Is there any wonder why citizens don't trust any form of CIR that schemes to legalize the millions of illegals and bring millions more after the 1965 and 1986 failed promises. Our infrastructures and environment cannot continue to take in such large entry numbers. To do so results in the destruction of America which seems to be what some marxists wish. To secure America, we need to drastically limit and select entry, abolish the visa waiver program and sanctuary cities, prevent birth citizenship, track and remove visa overstayers, deport illegals physically and by attrition of benefits, fully secure the borders, make illegal presence a felony, reduce spending, honor the Constitution and to have foreign and domestic policies that favor US citizens, not Iraq and others.

Jim Roberts

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