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Immigration Daily May 7, 2008
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AILA Election

Pursuant to our recent comments on contested elections (see 04/24/08 ID and 04/25/08 ID), AILA Executive Committee Secretary nominated candidate Ruth Oh shares her platform with Immigration Daily readers. To view, 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.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


ERROR! Electronic Employment Verification Systems: What Will Happen When Citizens Have To Ask The Government For Permission To Work?
Michele Waslin of the Immigration Policy Center writes "If the government database isnt accurate, Americans will be denied employment and paychecks, at least temporarily, while they attempt to resolve the problem with the government agencies."

Bloggings: May 7, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions
USCIS published its responses to national stakeholder questions from its April 29, 2008 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Clearwater, FL - Law ofice of Joan Mathieu seeks experienced immigration attorney with 3+ year's experience practicing US immigration law, including employment, family and removal. Joan Mathieu, a solo practitioner and the owner of the firm, who has been a member of AILA and past chapter chair, has been practicing immigration exclusively at the profitable downtown Clearwater location for 12 years. She is opening a second office where she will work full time. The new attorney will handle all the firm's current and future clients at the Clearwater location. The position will be ideal for someone who has or had an immigration law firm and seeks to relocate to Florida to start again without all the work of establishing a new practice and the hassle of paying the bills. May also be ideal for associate in big firm who deals well with responsibility and who wants same. Please email resume to Phone number: (727)-462-8181

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.

EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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Few Details on Immigrants Who Died in Custody

Border Patrol Checks Bus Boarders


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - New York, NY
Miller Center of Public Affairs is pleased to present a debate on the proposed resolution: "Our national interests require a path to citizenship for the 12 million illegal immigrants presently here." on May 15. The participants will be Tamar Jacoby, Eliseo Medina, Vernon Briggs and Mark Krikorian. For more info see:


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:
I rarely disagree with anything in the always instructive, carefully thought out, eminently sensible and well documented letters of David D. Murray, whose views I greatly respect. This time, however, I must make a small exception. Mr. Murray's (05/06/08 ID) letter argues that we should forget about "philosophical" questions such as whether restrictionist feeling is related to racial animosity, and just concentrate on the practical matter of passing fair, reasonable and enforceable immigration laws. I agree. But the large numbers of Americans whose views on immigration are governed by racial stereotypes - Latino "invaders", "criminals" and "terrorists", Indian and Chinese H-1B "job stealers", etc., etc. - simply will not let us do that. Last year, we had CIR. Not by any means a perfect bill, but an attempt to do the right thing. It was buried under an avalanche of anti-minority immigrant feeling, epitomized by the slogan "No amnesty for illegals", which was, as Senator McCain accurately stated in a speech made before his sellout, just an updated version of anti-Irish Know-Nothing prejudice. As my (05/05/08 ID) letter mentioned, it is important to know something about immigration history.Of course, there are those who believe in the "End of History". There are also those who believe in the end of immigration.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
David Murray and I might disagree over what constitutes "effective, fair and workable immigration reform", but I wouldn't disagree with his letter's (05/06/08 ID) approach to solving the immigration problems. When I participated in union-management contract negotiations, we were taught that there's a process calling "interest-based problem solving". Basically, It involves doing what Mr. Murray's letter suggested. The "parties" to the immigration "debate" would put aside their egos, rhetoric, prejudices, etc., would concentrate on the problems (not on people or personalities), and would try to find a reasonable compromise. Decisions would be made by "consensus", not by majority vote. Unless and until each side is willing to "give a little" and as long as each "side" in the immigration debate tries to impose its will on the other, there can be no solution. I hope others will seriously consider Mr. Murray's letter's proposals.

John Frecker

Dear Editor:
Telling Mexicans, Philipinos, Haitians etc to go back to home countries to fix whatever wrong there, like telling the Pilgrims, the Irish, the Jews immigrants in the past to fight for their human rights in their respective native countries against their oppressors and corrup governments and also fixed whatever wrong there instead simply ran away to the land of the free and brave. Mr. Roberts' letter (05/06/08 ID) mentioned about the "globalists" pursuing profits, but wait a minute, global corporations are simply fulfilling their cheap customers who want quality products and services at lowest prices aren't they? Isn't it a little bit hypocrite to enjoy such great saving and quality of a made in China "sweat shop" toys or laptops while condemning US companies outsourcing jobs there? Mr. Roberts' letter also quoted the Bible about the Golden Rule, talking about Jesus compassion and examples, maybe it's time for all American "compassionate" conservatives to put their feet in Haitians' and Mexicans's shoes instead of preaching it loudly and do none about it. Laws that restrict other human rights' for survival are evil laws. If Dr. Martin Luther King didn't speak up against racist segregration laws, yes it would still be "illegal" for people of color to sit on "white only" section on public buses today.

Robert Yang

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