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Getting Paid reports "Law firms are notorious in terms of waiting until the end of the year to concentrate on collecting receivables," he said. "Many law firms have gotten better at this in recent years. It's still a problem for many." For the full story, see here.

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Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, For the fax order form, see here.


Normalizing Migration
Patricia S. Mann writes "Beyond Borders positions itself a bit above this embattled fray that we are immersed in as immigration lawyers."

Bloggings on PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of August 26, 2008 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

Immigrants Of The Week: John Kenneth Galbraith (Canada), Madeline Albright (Czech Republic), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austria)
Kevin R. Johnson honors the immigrants of this week.

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USCIS Reminds Customers To Use Correct I-765 Form
USCIS reminded its customers to use the correct version of the Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) dated 05/27/08.

DOS Final Rule On Unlawful Voters
The Department of State adopted as final, effective August 26, 2008, the Department interim rule which amended the regulations concerning visa ineligibility for aliens who vote unlawfully.

USCIS Expands Direct Mail Program
USCIS is expanding its Direct Mail Program to include Form I-800, and Form I-800A, effective September 25, 2008.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - An AmLaw 100, international law firm with 450+ attorneys in eight offices seeks senior immigration paralegal. Position reports to immigration section manager. Provide support to the immigration section, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, and PERM cases. Extensive communication with government agencies and clients. Supervise and mentor junior paralegals. Assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years business immigration experience required. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Conveniently located across from Grand Central Station. Please send resumes + cover letters to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Multiple locations - Williams Mullen seeks business immigration mid-level associate to join our ten-member global visa practice. Successful candidate will advise on strategic choices and manage client relations in all immigration areas. Prepare and review NIV, IV filings; handle RFEs; and prepare updates for client newsletters and email alerts. Associate will assist with immigration compliance issues (I-9s, E-Verify, etc.) and will have heavy involvement with PERM filings, EB-1/NIW petitions and foreign work visa applications. Successful candidate will work on in-bound and out-bound projects. Requirements include superb communication, analytical skills, judgment and writing abilities. Our firm is equipped with state-of-the art, web-based software and ample paralegal capacity, which enables our associate to take on meaningful and challenging assignments. Moderate amount of portable business required, as well as proven ability to market and develop business and client contacts. For full details, including job locations, see here. Highly competitive salary + benefits offered. Qualified applicants, send resume to: 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.

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;


Attorney For Man Acquitted In Terror Case Wants Immigration Judge To Halt Deportation
A lawyer for the only acquitted member of the so-called Liberty City Seven urged an immigration judge Monday to block the government from deporting him to Haiti based on the same terrorism-related charges.

Immigration Reform Faces New President
Congress can adopt comprehensive immigration reform in the first year of a new president's administration, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said Monday.

The Difference Between "Maverick" and "Moderate"
One of the most frequently cited examples of John McCain's centrist tendencies is his position on the failed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007.

Immigration Lawyers' Misconduct Targeted In Federal Proposal
The Bush administration has quietly proposed to overhaul the disciplinary process for lawyers practicing in the nation's immigration courts, aiming to weed out abusive and incompetent ones.


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Immigration Book
"Exile Cultures, Misplaced Identities" Edited by Paul Allatson and Jo McCormack. Rodopi, 320 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 9042024062, $96.00.


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:
Regarding ID's 08/25/08 comment, of course, Scheduled Departure failed. Few law violaters turn themselves in. Jim Hayes of ICE agrees with Restrictionists that: "the only way to solve the problem of immigrants staying in the U.S. after being ordered to leave is through enforcement". The letters of R. Algase and S. Lachter (8/26/08 ID) do not have much to say. The RA letter would have US believe that the Boy Scouts or the Rotary Club are bigots and prejudicial by not being more inclusive rather than exercising their free choices. Pres. Coolidge in 1923 made clear that his motivations and standard regarding entry should be: "limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship". In that day and society their decisions were rational, not racist. If the RA letter and History labels this the latter, then it should be rewritten. What is a: "disservice to ID readers" is to "distort" every rational view or policy into a racial motive because of real prejudice against traditional America including whites. But, the SL letter got one thing right. Today is a different situation with the March PEW Report noting the USA will add 138 million people by 2050 to 438 million if present trends continue, mostly from immigration. It is not racist, but responsible and rational to advocate seriously reduced entry numbers as relief from the excess from the 1965 and 1986 law fiascos which changed the limited numbers of the 1924 law which the RA letter attacked on the flawed principle of egalitarianism. With reference to the R. Gittelson letter (08/25/08 ID), I would like to assert that: "As someone who does have experience running a business in this economy" for over 40 years that I have never hired illegals.

Jim Roberts

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