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Immigration Daily September 10, 2008
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Rejected Birth Certificates

The Washington Post reports "The State Department is denying passports to people born in southern Texas near the border with Mexico if they were delivered by midwives, citing a history of birth certificate forgeries there for Mexican-born children dating to the 1960s, according to U.S. officials." For the full story, see here.

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Who Pays? Foreign Students Do Not Help With The Balance Of Payments
David North for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "As we will show, this myth has been lovingly nourished by the Institute of International Education for decades, using a whole series of dubious statistical practices."

Immigrants Of The Day: Colonel Tom Parker (Netherlands), Alex Trebek (Canada), and Andrew Carnegie (Scotland)
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

John A. Pugsley for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "On the surface, the governments regulation of business appears to be a genuine attempt at consumer protection."

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USCIS Havana Offices Closed
USCIS announced that its Havana field office will remain closed until Wednesday as a result of Hurricane Ike.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Visa & Immigration Manager to manage and administer the visa and immigration work for firm's expatriate and international business travelers. Manage firm's external immigration providers, ensure all expatriates and business travelers are in compliance with host countries' immigration laws, manage firm's International Travel Compliance (ITC) policy. Oversee and monitor ITC hotline call volume and provide appropriate consultation or resolution as needed. Stay current on emerging legislation and assess its impact on firm business. Responsible for monitoring volume and review costs of outsourced arrangements. Oversee work and supervise a team of 5. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years immigration experience, global immigration preferred. Experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, excellent customer service, conflict management, organizational and supervisory skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and timing, flexibility, good judgment and analytical skills. For a detailed job description and to apply online, enter SEC00016 see here or email resume + cover letter to

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

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;

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Effort On Immigration Courts Faulted
A two-year-old Bush administration effort to improve the nation's backlogged immigration courts has not adequately increased oversight of immigration judges, tightened the appeals process or consistently sought funding for new judges, according to a report.

Immigration Here For A Better Life
People still come to America for the same reasons. America was then, and still is the land of opportunity

Push Harder: Immigration Flows
While we have been busy building walls and increasing local enforcement of our immigration statutes by raiding meatpacking plants, we have not done anything about the push factors which drive people to migrate in the first place.

Hazleton's Anti-Illegal Immigrant Law Back In Court
Panel of judges to hear case four days before Nov. 4 election in which mayor is running for Congress.


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Honors And Awards - Rising Star
Dayzad Law Offices, PC is pleased to announce that Navid Dayzad was selected for a second year as a "Rising Star" - among the top 2 % of the outstanding, emerging lawyers in Southern California. Super Lawyers magazine published a personal article about Navid and his clients.


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:
Americas Immigration System is Not Broken, (ID 8/09/08) is simply an ignorant, far right wing, propaganda piece authored by John Lillpop. The articlecalls anyone who believes in a comprehensive solution to our immigration troubles, "Open borders enemies of America, intent on transforming this nation into a third world cesspool." His Article goes on to state ,"Tragically for American citizens, Tequila snake oil, (his term for CIR), is palatable to Democrats who can no longer win elections without getting votes from uneducated illegal aliens." Actually, the last time that I checked, illegal aliens didnt actually have the legal authority to vote. His articlegoes on to blather that, "Existing immigration laws will work perfectly fine, provided such laws are enforced, a fact that is confirmed daily in states like Oklahoma where rigid enforcement is forcing large numbers of illegal aliens to self-deport." Actually, the recent push from ICE to get undocumented aliens to self deport was dropped after only six or so people took the government up on their offer. Conversely, I suspect that any migration of undocumented aliens out of Oklahoma, has simply led to the re-settlement of these aliens into other, less intolerant states that recognize their inherent value. Clearly,the articleis completely out of touch with the reality of this issue. Of course, securing the border is important, butif we were to "round up and deport all illegal aliens, (anyone see a problem in doing that?), and also cut off all aid to Mexico, it would devastate our closest ally, who just happens to be one of our largest trading partners. America should be doing everything in its power to right our financial ship, not disable it.We need serious and well though out solutions to our immigration problems, and articles like this one detract and distract us from that goal.

Robert Gittelson

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