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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.
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How To Build Your Law Practice With Dignity
Trey Ryder writes "These 16 steps can attract new clients, increase referrals, strengthen client loyalty and build your image as an authority without selling."

Bloggings On Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of July 18, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

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EOIR Memo On Processing Defective Filings At Immigration Courts
Mark Pasierb, Chief Clerk of the Immigration Court, published a memo on the processing of defective filings at the immigration courts.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Weaver Schlenger & Mazel, a nationally respected immigration law firm, seeks senior immigration paralegal. 4+ years of employment based immigration experience and excellent verbal, written and organizational skills required. Collegial atmosphere, 401k, health and dental. Opportunity to work directly with partners and train junior paralegal staff on sophisticated corporate and research institution cases. Send cover letter and resume to: or fax to: (415) 395-9372. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Washington, DC - Maggio & Kattar, P.C. , a fast-paced nationally recognized immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals for entry-level paralegal positions. Strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills a must. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Send: resume, writing sample, salary history and references to:, reference: Paralegal position.

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:


Immigration: A Top Issue In Every State
States are taking a myriad of approaches to address their growing immigrant populations.

New Trends And Mutual Benefits In Our Aging Society
These stories differ in their answers to three crucial questions: whether immigrants to the United States are assimilating into American society, whether they are progressing economically over time, and how important immigrants are to the U.S. economy.


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Immigration Book
"Four Generations of Nortenos: New Research from the Cradle of Mexican Migration" by Wayne A. Cornelius (Editor), David Fitzgerald (Editor), Scott Borger (Editor), Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 250 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 0980056004, $24.50


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'm not an attorney - I'm what you call a 'restrictionist' and an infrequent letter writer to your publication. I often agree with with Mr. Murray's letters, sometimes agree with Mr. Utterback's letters, less often agree with Mr. Roberts' letters, and rarely if ever agree with any of Mr. Yang's letters. I had a hearty belly laugh today when I read Mr. Murray's letter complaining about the quality of the aforementioned authors' letters, followed by letters from all three...

Steve Landess
Austin, Texas

Dear Editor:
Regarding Jim Roberts' letter (07/24/08 ID): Thank you for your ability to see the realities of this illegal immigration hoax. Mr. Murray's letter (07/24/08 ID) tires of hearing truth, preferring a crutch system like alcoholics who want a web site dedicated to using each other for a wheelchair, feeling secure with a sympathy club fostering basically lies. They need each others support in deflecting the truth. And I truly appreciate Mr. Yang's letter (07/24/08 ID) as I believe it never answers the question as to what is going to happen to the millions of working Americans, young people who have little to look forwards to with a country that offers nothing but taking the jobs overseas to India, China, Columbia. Then too we have 80% of U.S. citizens who have all their money extracted from their home equity, their retirement plans and they will work until they drop. The question again and again is, in the face of u.s. taxpayers dollars supporting non citizens welfare, education, hospitals filing bankruptcy, and basically the tax base being eradicated that gives illegals jobs, also robbing the very tax base of the funds that school their children, their trips to the emergency rooms, who is going to pick up the tax tab when the tax base is gone. I appreciate Mr. Yang's letter's hard line and it has shown me the fallacy of the whole situation. Again and again I ask, whose going to make up the tax base for all these services your illegals suck up on, and how is it when your illegal children along with millions of American citizens cannot find work, because the jobs are all located in India, Mexico, China are you going to have the society you envision. That's impossible. All we're doing (collectively) is becoming a third world country.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
In reference to ID's comment (7/24/08 ID) and D. Murrays letter (7/24/08 ID), the former states that: "business will be at the table when immigration benefits are negotiated". Apparently, the proverbial "smoke filled back room" where deals are made has no room or interest in hearing the views of the citizen whose country it is. Why is it that so many immigration attorney's want to squelch the voice of the citizen? I think we know the answer. To better secure special benefits for themselves at citizen's expense. So DM's elitist letter is tired of hearing about God and from citizens. That is exactly what is needed in this debate, to the chagrin of the special interests. It would appear that God tires of us as well: "If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God" ( I Cor. 3:18-20). The letter would no doubt call Paul Revere an alarmist using "scare tactics" and would prefer the exclusive use of the "bully pulpit" for it's frequent "personal opinions" which are rarely "documented". Frankly, this topic is too important to be left to those with: "direct experience in the field of immigration law" as their views are too narrow and self-serving. If there is anyone that is "tired", it is the owners of this nation who are weary of being left out of the debate which affects their lives in every way. What utter, petty arrogance to write: "quiet your keyboard". The words of Mencken are appropriate: "No country or people can be free and ignorant at the same time". If the DM letter has found nothing, "constructive, humorous or intellectual" in recent letters, it clearly is in the latter category.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (7/24/08 ID) accused my letter of being pro global corporations and globalists' interests, which is absolutely not true. Talking about the "bottom lines", who don't look for best deals anyway here? I doubt any restrictionists are willing to pay 2-3 times extra just to buy made in USA products compared the similar ones made in others but much cheaper. Everyone is looking for bargain, even the restrictionists themselves, otherwise they're just being hypocrite and in self denial about it. We're growing to be more into self service society, because we want it anyway to save few bucks, in air travel, lodging etc, businesses are only fulfilling what we want and ask for, we want cheaper price so book anything and do the "paperwork" ourselves over the internet or automated kiosks and vending machines. I wrote my letters without any pun intended, they're only wake up alarm and my apology that I wrote so much inconvenient truth but the truth that offend many here. So far we always take things for granted just because we're born as Americans, and so far we have been so selfish by denying the rights of others to survive and seek better life and happiness but not for ourselves and our immigrant ancestors in the past, and yet we dare to preach about faiths etc, which is quite contradictory. I have made my points clear. Competition is here to exist and stay, be it locally or globally. Losers that don't like it are welcome to exile themselves or shoot themselves for good, once again no pun intended.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
It is time that the 12-20 million illegal aliens come out of the shadows. I suggest that first they are located then detained then deported. They have overburdened our health care and education system while ignoring the rule of law and demanding amnesty in our streets while waving foreign flags. Most don't learn English and even less care to wait their turn for a piece of the American dream. I will personally hold the door for them at the border.


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