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Immigration Daily June 20, 2008
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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

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.


Networking Makes Attorneys Less Risk-Adverse
Paramjit L. Mahli writes "Like fine wine, networks may take years to mature, but the rewards and opportunities that will arise will be fulfilling."

Bloggings: June 20, 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


DOS Publishes Interim Final Rule On Au Pairs
DOS published an interim final rule that revises its regulations regarding Au Pairs. This rule is effective 30 days from July 21, 2008.

Committee Issues Report On Border Security
The Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee issued a report "Secure Borders and Open Doors: Presserving Our Welcome To The World In An Age Of Terrorissm".


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

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


Immigration Raids Lead U.S. To A Moral, Legal Crisis
The courts must be vigilant in protecting the rights of workers and their families and insist on stricter constitutional guarantees when criminal charges are involved.

Dems Raise Stakes On Immigration
Going into November's elections, House and Senate Democrats are outbidding the White House on spending for immigration enforcement, with a special emphasis on deporting people convicted of major drug offenses and violent crimes.


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New Partner
The Law Offices Of Richard M. Costa is pleased to announce that Laurie B. Riccio has become a partner of the firm. The firm will continue the practice of immigration law under the new name of Costa & Riccio, LLP, 18 Tremont Street, Suite 601, Boston, MA 02108, (617) 742-4444.


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 join Robert Gittelson in condemning the basic premise of Jim Roberts' letter (06/18/08 ID). The idea that one is either on the side of Americans or the side of immigrants is just as false as the "Protocols" and "Aztlan" hate propaganda touted in some of Mr. Roberts' previous letters. It is not only false, it is illogical. America is immigrants and immigrants are America. Mr. Roberts' letter is also raising a red herring by accusing immigration advocates of wanting to open America up to all of the world's seven billion or so people. Few if any people have suggested doing this. What immigration advocates are asking for are fairer, more flexible and tolerant laws and procedures that will give people who are contributing to our economy, both skilled and unskilled, legal and illegal, who have close family ties, or who who are legitimate asylum seekers, a more level playing field to enable them to stay here and become productive members of our society, without constantly moving the goalposts or driving them out of the country through inhumane and self-defeating "attrition". This was always our policy when most immigrants were white. Is this too much to ask now that most immigrants are not?

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
No, the letter of R. Gittelson (6/19/08 ID) will not be "confused with acquiescence" with a rational, limited, selective and enforced entry policy which is what America needs, not CIR amnesty which was tried in 1986 with the result of 20 to 25 million more illegals waiting for the next amnesty when by devious design, the promised border enforcement and employer sanctions failed to materialize. The RG letter can believe all of the liberal designer polls printed by a liberal press it wishes, but the American people have stopped CIR in it's many forms and will do so again with a rapidly growing movement that will defeat the narrow, greedy interests of the invaders, profiteers and Globalists. It is this latter trifecta that is: "factually and morally reprehensible" and needs to be condemned and repudiated for it's assault against America. William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration recent article: "The Proof is In -- Majority of Americans Oppose CIR Amnesty" says: "the truth is a majority of American reject changing the current laws to allow illegal aliens to stay in the US" and that 35 states passed more than 1,100 bills in 2008 to deny benefits to illegals to promote self deportation. Contrary to the assertion of J. Fitzgerald's leter (6/19/08 ID), my letter made no mention of " what Jesus might do in regard to migrants in our midst", only the fact that: "The teachings of Jesus apply to personal behavior". But yes, Jesus seems to be "a fan of Attrition through Enforcement" by honoring the law that would not allow mercy to rob justice in supreme sacrifice to save sinners who believed. It's not a simplistic matter of not liking people or "criminalizing work" -- it's a matter of sustaining our society, honoring the Law and our nation's sovereignty.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Regarding Janet Fitzgerald's letter (06/19/08 ID): Jim Roberts's letter (06/18/08 ID) reflects the beliefs of most Americans. The law of the land has already stated that the illegals are illegal. They have already made laws that should be obeyed. To regress our laws, means a collapse of public confidence, a system of lawlessness. The american is to date, the greatest people on earth having done more than any other country in freeing people, shedding blood for demoracy. America has done more to spread the gospel and humanitarian aid than any other country and those the letter helps have done nothing other than care for their own selfs. The letter's entire presentation is full of flaws of logical, law abiding, patriotic, sentiments. The letter cares not about America, Americans who worked righteously to create the freedoms it so abuses. God forbid that His entire Holy scriptures are scorned and misquoted. Under the letter's premise, we should have felt sorry for Adolf Hitler and Japans concept of taking over the earth and ruling the earth with Satan. Our own elected leaders take a solemn oath to uphold the U.S. constitution. The general populaton must decide if they want lawlessness, corruption, a distribution of income based on robbery of those who work hard to sufer. If the letter prevails in its philosophy, the land will be full of lawlessness, robbery. A complete breakdown of social values and morality must follow. No law enforcement, police officers quitting because of unjust disputes, no one knowing what is right and what is wrong. No one having a reason to work for a living for fear it will be taken away and given to those that are not. Thats where we are now, one works and another comes in and takes the fruits of ones labors.

David Utterback

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