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Immigration Daily September 2, 2008
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Labor Day

Labor Day has traditionally celebrated the contributions of the American worker. Sadly, this year's Labor Day holiday is observed amid the largest worksite enforcement raids in history. From Postville, Iowa to Laurel, Mississippi, the ICE raids have turned small towns upside down and do not contribute to solving the underlying problem. It is clear that lawful means do not exist for employers to hire willing workers. Our immigration system is in desperate need of repair and we urge Congress and the next Administration to work together to bring sorely needed relief.

Editor's note: Immigration Daily subscribers were inadvertently sent call-in instructions for Thursday, August 28th's ILW.COM's "Family Matters" seminar. This information should have been sent only to registered partipants. If you received this email, please disregard. We regret the error.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Sep 2nd For Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts

Tuesday, Sep 2nd is the deadline for the Sep 4th phone session of "Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts" (discussion leader: Lory Rosenberg). The curriculum is as follows:

  • ICE raids, employer/employee rights, ethical issues
  • Suppression of evidence, statements, hearing rights
  • Aggravated identity theft, other charges
  • Preservation of petitions, applications, re-entry issues
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Sep 2nd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: . (Fax version:


A Victim Of Domestic Violence Is Granted Asylum
David L. Cleveland writes "The motives of a persecutor may change over time. An applicant may be a member of different social groups at different times."

The Failure Of American Public Education
John Hood for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "Public education is itself a failure. Why shouldnt individual students follow its example?"

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USCIS Temporarily Closes Offices Affected By Gustav
USCIS announced that it is preparing to temporarily close offices, if necessary, along the Gulf of Mexico coastline in the projected path of Tropical Storm Gustav.

USCIS Monthly: August 2008
USCIS Office of Communications released the August 2008 issue of its monthly publication.

ICE Announces Felony Charges Against Shipley Do-Nut
ICE issued a press release announcing the filing of federal charges against Shipley Do-Nut Flour and Supply Company Inc. and Shipley Properties Inc. (Shipley Do-Nut), the company's president and three former and current managers.


Position Sought
Southeast Michigan - Experienced and goal-oriented immigration paralegal seeks part-time or full-time employment. Possess 4+ years experience in law firm environment. Responsibilities included, but not limited to preparation and filing of most non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN and B-1. Preparation and filing of family-based cases (asylum, I-589, I-601, PERM, I-140, and AOS cases). Maintained accurate and updated Outlook calendar for attorneys/paralegals, handled correspondences and confidential information, managed bank accounts, payroll and created invoices/statements using QuickBooks. Reference materials and applications used: AILA Monthly, Kurzban's and immigration law websites. Possess strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks accurately and simultaneously. Fluent in Romanian language. Resume and reference available upon request. Email:

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.

Case Management Technology
What do Robert Banta, Ron Gotcher, Angelo Paparelli, Wolfsdorf Law Group and dozens of others have in common? They tried our online competitors but switched to ImmigrationTracker. With easy screens, reliable immigration content, helpful US-based support teams -- Tracker has what you need, including the only proven choice of in-office or web-based product lines. Even our prices make us a better value. Contact us today to see why everyone is switching. Reserve your private demo: Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email

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;


Immigration Raids Cripple Small Towns
"They've 'Postvilled' again," said Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federal translator who witnessed the second-biggest immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, in May when 389 were arrested at a kosher meat processing plant.

AG Defends Immigration Law
The Oklahoma attorney general's office has filed a brief with the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals defending Oklahoma's tough anti-illegal immigration law.

DNC: Marchers Demand Immigration Reform
Despite rumors that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers would provide security, about 2,000 immigrant-rights protesters marched through Denver on Thursday morning.

San Francisco Gives Teen Drug Suspect To Immigration
A San Francisco court's ruling that a 14-year-old drug suspect from Honduras should be considered an abandoned youth - entitled to shelter rather than deportation - was thwarted Wednesday when the city turned him over to federal immigration authorities.


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New Appointment - Immigration Judges
Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that three new immigration judges were sworn in on August 15, 2008. Chief Immigration Judge David L. Neal administered the oath of office to Irene C. Feldman and Richard A. Phelps who will serve at the Eloy, Ariz., Immigration Court and Crimilda Guilloty who will serve at the Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Immigration Court.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X