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Immigration Daily May 8, 2008
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Vigilantes At ICE

In recent months, ICE enforcement against the undocumented increased sharply - notable ICE raids include: Universal Industrial Sales, Inc. in Utah (February), Micro Solutions Enterprises in California (February), Resort in Virginia (April), and the Pilgrim's Pride Raids in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, and West Virginia (April). ICE has also made numerous unpublicized raids, several of them warrantless (and of doubtful legality). During these ICE raids, unlawful detentions of children, mentally ill individuals, and even US Citizens have occurred. Congress's concern about the ongoing ICE raids prompted the House Immigration Subcommittee to hold a hearing on February 13, 2008 entitled "Problems with ICE interrogation, detention, and removal procedures", testimony at the hearing highlights numerous systemic abuses plaguing ICE.

Essentially, ICE seems determined to try out the anti-immigrationists's pet "attrition thru enforcement" theory (aka mass deportation), not that it will ever work. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Congress created the huge 15,000+ employee agency that is ICE, with full support from the US public, primarily to ensure that another 9/11 did not happen ever again. Hounding busboys and gardeners is not ICE's core mission, something Congress would do well to remind ICE about, perhaps during the FY 2009 appropriations bill. By squandering away valuable national security resources on harassing the undocumented, ICE appears ready to accept full responsibility for the next terrorist attack on US soil. Al Qaeda is our enemy, Mexican workers are not, something apparently not clear to those at ICE.

So far, the Office of Professional Responsibility at ICE has proven incompetent and/or powerless to stop the crisis of abuses at ICE. We believe that Congress should appoint an independent ombudsman with a roving brief and significant authority to ensure that ICE remains on target, and does not frivolously jeapordize our national security in chasing dishwashers. There already exists a CIS Ombudsman, and Congress could just roll-in ICE oversight responsibilities into that office, or create a parallel ICE Ombudsman office with similar reporting responsibilities. Occasional oversight is not enough, systemic abuse must be met by systemic change, we urge Congress to consider an independent ombudsman for ICE.

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


The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.


J Waivers In-Depth
Suzanne B. Seltzer, et al. share citations from this recently concluded seminar series.

Bloggings: May 08, 2008
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries to his blog.

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USCIS Issues Press Release And Fact Sheet On Revised Guidance On CSPA
USCIS issued a press release and a fact sheet on its revised guidance on the applicability of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). For the press release, see here. For the Fact Sheet, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Washington, DC - Immigration Law Group PC, fast-paced 5 lawyer boutique immigration law firm in downtown DC (K Street area) seeks 2 legal assistants. 1 year prior immigration experience required. Interesting clientele, friendly, casual work atmosphere, no timesheets, competitive salary and benefits (401k w/ employer match, health insurance, etc.) Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, highly organized and good communicators. Please email your resume, cover letter and salary reqs. to: No calls please. EOE.

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.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S. has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr. application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: information media and communications, education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services, management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee visa, please email Melany Hamner:

PERM Services
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Applicants for Citizenship Take To the Courts to Force Action

Employment verification days are numbered


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Immigration Event - Fresno, CA
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fresno is pleased to announce "Family-Based Immigration Law Training", June 16 -17, 2008. This intensive two-day training will review common and complex issues in family-based immigration law. Space is limited. More information available online at The deadline for registration is June 6th. For more information, call Chris Ozaki at (415) 394-9371. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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 response to Roger Algase, Esq. letter (05/07/08 ID): The U.S. had Mexicans in the 1940's. There was and is no prejudice. Its the illegal part. Robert Yang's letter (05/07/08 ID) said "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." Maybe our land we fought for and suffered for it our land. The money gone, you gone. All you're here for is our money. God said "Thou shalt not steal" Good government is an extention of God. Legal immigration is good government, illegal immigration is not God's idea of good government. This is Mr. Yang's letter's old standby using all men are created equal. It doesn't mean you steal what belongs to another. the solution is to send your families home, work as an overseas worker, a quest, under the care of your employer who houses you, pays your medical. What these employers want is cheap labor and let the u.s. citizen pay your medical and you kids education. That is called stealing.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
The letter of David Murray (6/6/08 ID) is right on with: "the world is not America's problem", "it does not matter who came first" or "whether there is or is not racial motivation" in the immigration discussion. These are: "tiresome and irrelevant at this point in time". Those who dwell upon such are myopic or devious in the attempt to shame others as "racists", "hateful" and "mean" in order to gain ground for their agenda. While this has worked to some degree in the past, most can see the deficiencies today. The R. Algase letter's (6/7/08 ID) analysis of the defeat of CIR due to racial "prejudice" is wrong unless one considers favoring the Rule of Law as prejudiced. The R. Yang letter (6/7/08 ID) mistakenly believes "compassion" requires US to allow worldwide entry. It does not, and is just another ploy to manipulate emotions. The RY letter also falls short in portraying globalists as benign businessmen in filling customers needs with "quality made in China" products. Would this include the defective steel, tainted fish and toys with lead, etc. we have seen? Also, a new book: "Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making", written by a leading globalist luminary, and reviewed at, provides a blueprint for how elitists plan, impose a system of global governance, eliminate national sovereignty as well as borders and how they will deal with resisters. This NWO plan to reduce most of us to serfs as in Orwell's 1984 is well underway and those who assist them out of naivete or complicity only hastens the day that our decreasing freedoms will completely be gone.

Jim Roberts

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