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Immigration Daily May 2, 2008
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Happy Birthday

Today's issue marks Immigration Daily's 9th year of continuous daily publication. We thank our readers, both new and old, for helping us reach this milestone. Since our readers have chimed in(see 2/11/08 ID comment), effective today, the email version of Immigration Daily will sport a shorter date with all months abbreviated to three letters and the year omitted. We look forward to serving the immigration law community for many many years to come.

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Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, For the fax order form, see here.


Recovering From Disaster: How To Plan For Business Continuity
Ed Poll writes "The real question is: What are you doing right now to plan for and recover from a minor or major interruption that could seriously disrupt your law firm's operations, or even put you out of business?"

Bloggings: May 02, 2008
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries to his firm's blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to


USCIS Modifies Form I-693
USCIS announced that it has revised Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Philadelphia, PA - Established immigration firm seeks attorney with minimum 3-5 years of corporate business immigration experience. Experience should include full range of employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant categories. Experience supervising paralegal staff and managing corporate immigration accounts strongly preferred. Excellent legal writing, organizational and case management skills required. Please submit resume, cover letter and relevant, substantive legal writing samples (i.e.: RFE responses, explanatory letters to clients, analytical case planning memos, etc.) to Lawrence Rudnick:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Detroit, MI - Clark Hill PLC seeks experienced immigration associate. Qualified candidate will have 2+ two years business immigration law experience with filings for H Visas, L Visas, E Visas, PERM cases and green cards. Working knowledge of immigration case management system is preferred. Excellent written communication and strong interpersonal skills required. Email resume, cover letter, writing sample, + law school transcript to Martha Mackinnon: EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an attorney for the position of Associate Counsel in the National Security & Records Verification Law Division (NSRVLD). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice and consultation in discussions with the heads of USCIS units, working with USCIS managers in a continuing effort to improve the security check and fraud detection processes, assisting in the coordination of legal issues involving national security, criminal and fraud matters with other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and providing litigation support in cases before the Federal courts. Experience in immigration-related criminal and national security legal issues preferred. Must be able to hold and maintain a Top Secret clearance. For full details enter COU-CIS-2008-0006 here. Applicants must submit (1) resume, (2) writing sample (5 pps. max), (3) references, (4) cover letter to All submissions must be received by close of business Wednesday, April 30, 2008. GS-13-15, position open until filled. No reimbursement expenses offered.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan - Alan Lee, Esq., ( seeks a bright, ambitious, extremely hard-working attorney as sole associate, who writes well, is detailed, does the homework on cases, & has experience in various aspects of immigration law. You will handle appearances at CIS and courts and cases that are/may become difficult. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Salary not necessarily commensurate with workload, but good opportunities down the road. E-mail resume to

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J-1 Visa Program
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Citizenship Lesson From the Top

El Paso Border Chief Urges Congress To Fix Immigration


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Honors And Awards - 20008 Angel Award
Lunas & Rampton is pleased to announce that partners David Lunas and Jennifer Rampton were honored by California Lawyer Magazine with the 2008 Angel Award for their pro bono work at the immigration clinic in Oakland's Centro Legal de la Raza. The editors of California Lawyer selected Lunas and Rampton based on its own reporting and from nominations submitted by nonprofit organizations statewide, as this is an award for which individuals cannot apply. Lunas & Rampton, 381 Bush Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94104. Tel: (415) 398-5484. Fax: (415) 362-1305.


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:
Roger Algase's letter's May 1 attack again shows how bad rhetoric can undermine either an excellent point or his. Nothing is added to his letter's argument by repeatedly calling Jim Robert's letter's views "irrational", "mean spirited", and motivated by "dislike". Allowing those who flout the stupid immigration laws we do have to flood in merely perpetuates the laws we have, as people resist anything that could conceivably relax the law and the law remains too silly to consistently enforce, thus condemning those on whose behalf Mr. Algase's letter purports to advocate to permanent subservient status, in need of the intervention of enlightened helping professionals. Immigration reform is complicated in the details but simple in the principles needed to solve it's inequities. Raise the costs of illegal entry, lower the costs of legal entry, and come up with some system the public supports to pick and choose among legal entrants - some combination of fostering our overseas interests, maintaining cultural continuity, fostering economic dynamism, fostering cultural dynamism, ensuring a healthy level of population growth, screening those coming in against undesirable qualities like violence and communicable disease, making the law easy to enforce/administer and directly enhancing the fisc. Demonizing anyone who focuses too much on one aspect rather than others adds heat but not light.

Honza Prchal, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (5/1/08 ID) provides a revealing explanation of why his previous letters argued that it is allegedly so urgent to limit the "invasion" (translation: legal as well as illegal immigration) by Mexicans. According to his letter, this is because "illegal aliens" (translation: Latinos) are the "#1" rapists, murderers and other violent criminals. This is exactly what anti-immigrant racists were saying about the Irish in 1858, the Chinese in 1908, and the Italians in 1918, to mention only a few examples. Mr. Roberts' letter is merely the latest in a long, if not particularly distinguished, tradition.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Jim Robert's letter (05/01/08 ID) claims that, "In LA, the #1 group wanted for murder are illegal aliens, not legal minorities. Warrants issued for murder, rape, robbery, DUIs, grand theft auto and burglary, are also lead by illegal aliens." His letter also claims that, "Most sunbelt cities share these statistics with L.A." As a 38-year California resident, these claims to not surprise me, but to add credibility to these claims, I would request that the source of his letter's statistics be provided, so the rest of us may verify them. Without a credible, unbiased source, the claims are worthless to the immigration debate. Here in Orange County, California, just south of Los Angeles, former Sheriff Mike Carona was a proponent of local action by police agencies in enforcing and carrying out immigration law. While he was no Joe Arpaio, it is no surprise some local Latino groups adamantly opposed Sheriff Corona. In his many years as sheriff, Mike Carona saw a large percentage of illegals come through his jail, located in Santa Ana, California and he cooperated fully with ICE regarding immigration holds and deportation. He even participated in an outstanding debate with Garden Grove, California, Chief of Police, Joe Polisar, held last year by the Anti-Defamation League on the topic of local policing of immigration issues. Whatever his shortcomings, Mike Carona was a dedicated law enforcement officer, and a great Sheriff, and served the people of Orange County well.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The Urban and Rural Planners annual meeting in LV are predicting that the nation's population could more than triple to 1 billion as early as 2100. If the US seems too crowded now, imagine future generations like in NY or China. What kind of a future nation will we have? Restrictionists responsibly call for limited and enforced policies that will best preserve freedom. Others are working to bring even more numbers (see 5/1/08 ID letters of Shorkey and Becker). Entry requirements aren't supposed to be easy. From the same date, Algase's and Yang's letters continue to misconstrue the correct solution which is limited entry as mean/racism/hate and fear of competition/no authority, respectively, when it is objectively a matter of numbers. I wonder if when receiving a speeding ticket, that the letters of RA or RY would use such absurd and faulty excuses as: That's hateful and racist or, "Under what morality and legality these illegal European settlers may impose artificial political borders [boundaries] on these Native people lands today? And under what morality and justification that they may justify their ancestors coming here to find freedom, better life and opportunities and ironically their future descendants have become so selfish and ignorance that they want to punish other people to do the same". RY's letter both condems and seeks the US experience, and forgets that Mexico only "owned" the Southwest 27 years before they sold it to US in 1848. Previous to Mexican independence in 1821, they were a colony of Spain for centuries and then paid nothing for it. What is the morality of taking land without compensation and even worse, taking land back that you have sold? And no, work is not criminal (ID Comment 4/29/08), but illegal entry, presence and excessive immigration are.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Are you able to change the format of "Immigration Daily From ILW.COM" which is sent to me each day be e-mail or is there a way that I can change it ? It is all just in " text " format. I would like it to be the same as the format that appears when I log onto ILW.COM.

Richard K. Coffin

Editor's note: The Immigration Daily email version is available in text version only at this time.

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