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Crimes And Immigration: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

The following is the table of contents for this book which is now being shipped:

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating A Criminal Case For Immigration Purposes
  • Chapter 2: Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility And Waivers
  • Chapter 3: Criminal Grounds Of Deportability
  • Chapter 4: Good Moral Character
  • Chapter 5: Detention And Removal Of Noncitizens Charged With Criminal Grounds Of Inadmissibility Or Deportability
  • Chapter 6: Applications For Relief From Removal For Criminal Aliens In Removal Proceedings
  • Chapter 7: Working With Criminal Defense Counsel And The Criminal Courts On The Structure And Amelioration Of Convictions
  • Chapter 8: Judicial Review
  • CD-ROM: Over 700 Critical Documents - Significant statutory provisions of 8 USC, 18 USC, and other public laws, Relevant regulatory sections and forms from USCIS and EOIR, Key BIA and Federal Court cases, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Consular Corner: June 2008
Liam Schwartz writes "Hope you enjoy the June quiz."

Bloggings: June 19, 2008
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries to his blog.

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USCIS Closing Tijuana And Hong Kong Offices
USCIS announced that it will be closing its Tijuana and Hong Kong field offices permanently. See the announcements here and here.


Border And Consular Assistance
For visa application processing at US-Canada border or at US Consulate in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and/or Quebec, please contact Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP. Mr. Leamy is a Montreal-based AILA member with more than 15 years experience in U.S. immigration law. Ogilvy Renault s Business Immigration team will accompany your client and provide representation at border/consular posts. We have wide-ranging expertise with border/consular issues including all TN visas, L visas and waiver of inadmissibility cases. For more information: Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP; Montreal, QC; (514) 847-6103;

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Inbound Visa & Immigration Coordinator who will be responsible for the firm's J-1 exchange training program. This process includes reviewing and assessing all incoming requests, ensuring all participants meet Department of State requirements, processing visa forms and fees, ensuring all proper documents are collected in each file, monitor all J-1 cases from start to finish, updating SEVIS system on a weekly basis, follow-up with J-1 participants on work location changes and address changes. Coordinate H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3 and green cards processes with outside immigration counsel, counsel international business travelers on work permit/visa requirements, assist HR/Recruiting community that involves immigration sponsorship, and assess impact emerging legislation on our business. Bachelor's degree, equivalent work experience, 2+ years of business immigration experience, international exposure & cultural awareness a plus, experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and sensitivity to timing, ability to work in a fast pace environment and support client-vendor relationships, good judgment and analytical skills. For more info and to apply online enter the job number 00IX6 here or email resume with cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Madison, WI - Quarles & Brady LLP, a national law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal assistant/paralegal. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and experience preparing H-1B, L-1, TN & Labor Certification cases. Additional experience a plus. Must have good writing skills, strong academic background, and appreciation for other cultures and peoples. Quarles & Brady LLP offers a competitive salary and benefit package, in a congenial work environment located in downtown Madison. For immediate, confidential consideration, please fax or email a cover letter including a resume to: Quarles & Brady LLP (414) 277-5239 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Levitt & Needleman, P.C., a 13 person midtown immigration law firm, seeks immigration paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization, and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, and conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication, and case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume and cover letter in MS Word format to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pittsburgh, PA - Fujitsu Consulting, an international IT services and consulting company, seeks an immigration paralegal for its in-house immigration department. The paralegal will participate in all aspects of the department's employment-based immigration practice. Candidates must be detail-oriented, possess solid writing skills, and be capable of working in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. A bachelor's or higher degree is required. Experience as an immigration paralegal is preferred, though not required. Salary is competitive. All qualified applicants are invited to apply. Please email your resume to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Bretz & Coven, LLP, a fast-paced Manhattan immigration law firm, seeks experienced paralegal able to speak English and at least one other foreign language (Hindi, Spanish, Creole French, etc.). Qualified candidates must have 2+ years of diverse immigration experience. The position requires heavy contact with clients. Requirements for this position include strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, interpersonal skills, team-mindedness, customer service skills, PC skills, ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time, and ability to work under pressure. Please e-mail your resume, salary requirements & writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lexington, KY - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, a large Kentucky law firm, seeks employment-based immigration paralegal/case manager. Position requires strong organizational, writing, communication, and computer skills. Experience preferred in H-1B, L-1, PERM, and I-140 cases. Spanish or Japanese language skills considered a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits. Great work environment. Please email your resume and salary requirements to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cerritos, CA - The Chugh Firm, a mid-size law firm, seeks business immigration attorney with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in employment-based immigration. Email resume to

Position Sought
Experienced immigration specialist seeks immigration contract work for immigration law firms on a telecommute basis. Possess 10+ years experience in law firm environment and corporate environment managing the immigration department with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Provides a wide range of immigration support services to immigration attorneys and organizations including, but not limited to: preparation of all IV and NIV documents and support letters (B, H, E, L, TN, O, P, PERM and PR), onsite I-9 and Public Access File auditing services to ensure corporate compliance with labor and immigration regulations, and coordinating visa applications requiring host-country filings. Resume, writing sample, and references available upon request. Email:

PERM Services
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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:


Study - Immigration Cases Crowd U.S. Courts
U.S. prosecutions of illegal immigrants are soaring so quickly that such cases are now dominating the federal courts, a study released this week said.

Raids Traumatizing Immigrant Children
A recent congressional hearing discussed the trauma imposed on children of undocumented immigrants during raids on their parent workplaces and in their neighborhoods.


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Immigration Book
"Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders" by Jason L. Riley, Gotham, USA, 256 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1592403492, $22.50


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Dear Editor:
I wish to go on record as condemning and repudiating the entire premise of Jim Roberts letter (6/18/08 ID). The letter starts by making a categorical and erroneous generalization when it states, "Of the four letters to the editor yesterday (6/17/08 ID), two were from the American citizens point of view and two were sympathetic or from the viewpoint of immigrants." The thesis could not be more misleading or incorrect. I am speaking specifically of the specious and factually inaccurate notion that American citizens are united or of one mind in their point of view regarding comprehensive immigration reform, and more specifically that the points of view that the letter assumes that American citizens have are, in fact, restrictionist. The facts, such as they are, tell an entirely different tale. Independent poll after poll have continually shown that the majority of American citizens favor a pathway toward citizenship, or at minimum some sort of legalization of the majority of the undocumented in this country. I am a proud American citizen, and the letters of Jim Roberts and other restrictionists of his letter's ilk, most certainly do not speak for me. I repudiate in the strongest possible terms the factually and morally reprehensible argument that the points of view of American citizens are or can possibly be construed to be unsympathetic to the viewpoint of immigrants, or any social, ethnic, or gender class. I've noticed that recently the letters and articles of restrictionists have begun to take for granted that most or all Americans feel as they do. We must stand vigilant against this dangerous and false premise, lest anyone fall prey to the false assumption that ones silence be in any way confused with acquiescence.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
Regarding Jim Roberts' letter's (06/18/08 ID) discussion of what Jesus might do in regard to migrants in our midst: Would jesus be a fan of "Attrition through Enforcement", and the creation of detention centers which are essentially prisons where "families can be together"? I'm rapidly tiring of folks who don't like other people, and are in favor of criminalizing work and survival. I loved the comments on the "questionable practice of birthright citizenship." Should everyone who is not of Native American descent be vetted through Citizen and Immigration services and let the bureaucrats decide who gets citizenship. birthright citizenship if the most fair way of getting citizenship, completely left to fate and luck. I don't want to be the one who decides who I can interact with. I love our nations diversity and these people, they enrich my life and inspire me. Why can't the restrictionist's build a fence around their own homes and stay there? They will not have to interact with the people they so clearly disdain. I prefer to spend my tax dollar on educating a young migrant child than hiring some ICE goon to lock them up. Eventually the migrant child will grow up and support himself, the ICE agent will be a drain on taxpayers with his salary and pension to the grave. I am suprised some Americans are not happy, or content with the leg up they have been given in life to be born in America. As for the beating the "rule of law drum", why is it that "Rule of Law" folks only want "some laws" enforced? In several States that dictate what intimate behavior is not allowed between consenting adults. Do we designate a "department of bedroom security" to arrest, detain and otherwise deal with these folks?

Janet Fitzgerald

Dear Editor:
Regarding Janet Fitzgerald's letter (06/18/08 ID): We had to leave the US because we cannot afford to educate illegals, pay their medical thru our medical charges which include those for illegals. All you people who believe in charity, forget you're not giving but you're giving other Americans assets. Under your premise all law enforcement should be eliminated. You betray Americans who fight for your right to break the law. You are traiters to the men in uniform that give their lives for the freedom of Americans. It is my decision what I give to the poor, not your prerogative to give my freedoms away to those who force us to pay their medical, education,use of our public infrastructures. You are stealing our freedom. Your noted catholic leader is not exempt from criminal prosecution and should be imprisoned for treason. Your noted catholic leader is not helping the Americans who are losing their livelihood, being pushed out of our country as they politically favor Latinos and discriminate against legitimate U.S. citizens. This is not humanitarian but political is favoring Latinos and causing great evil against Americans. No legal immigrants in American history we a burden expecting Americans to vacate their homeland by charging Americans to pay for illegals medical, education. All legal US immigrants paid their own way, not stealing from the hard working American. The bible has more to say about money than love. What a man earns is his, not yours to give. You are stealing, moving boundry lines, and expecting that GodIs a thief. Deuteronomy 8:18-20 ::18 Instead, remember that the Lord your God gives you the strength to make a living. 19-20 But I'm warning you--if you forget the Lord your God and worship other gods, the Lord will destroy you.

David Utterback

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