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Immigration Daily September 23, 2008
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Are Democrats Practicing Revisionist History

A Reuben Navarette editorial says, "Led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats were able to please the unions and deny a Republican president a huge legislative victory, all the while making it look as if the opposing party was to blame for the [immigration reform] debacle." For the full editorial, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, September 23rd For Audit Proofing the PERM Application

Tuesday, September 23rd is the registration deadline for the Thursday, September 25th phone session of "PERM With Joel Stewart" featuring many distinguished speakers. The curriculum is as follows:

  • New 9089 Form: Step by Step
  • Restrictive Requirements
  • Audit Proofing a Perm Case
  • Schedule A Health Workers, Exceptional Aliens & Artists
  • Special Recruitment for College & University Procedures
  • Prohibition on Payments to Attorneys
  • Current Ethical Issues in Recruitment Process
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 23rd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


October Visa Numbers Open With A Thud: Action Needed Now To Pass Visa Efficiency And E-Verify Extension Act of 2008
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "The Department of State's Visa Office outlook as expressed in the October visa bulletin is not very encouraging at this time for fast future movement of dates."

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DHS Office Of Immigration Statistics Releases Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population: 2007
The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics released a report providing estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population residing in the US as of January 2007 for periods of entry and leading countries of birth and states of residence.

DHS Office Of Immigration Statistics Releases Data On Nonimmigrant Admissions
The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics released data on nonimmigrant admissions by class, country, and other characteristics for fiscal year 2007.

DHS Office Of Immigration Statistics Releases Nonimmigrant Admissions to the US: 2007
The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics released a report examining the number and characteristics of nonimmigrant admissions in fiscal year 2007.

CIS Ombudsman On EAD Processing Delays
CIS Ombudsman released information on how to deal with EAD applications pending more than 90 days.

USCIS Says Religious Workers Category To Expire Oct 1st
USCIS reminds its customers that authorization for the non-minister special immigrant religious worker program will expire on Oct. 1, 2008.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, D.C. - Boutique immigration firm seeks senior business immigration paralegal. Small, friendly environment with no billable hours requirements. Bachelor's degree required and 5 + years of business immigration experience preferred. Must be proficient in preparation of PERM cases, H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 petitions, adjustment applications and consular processing. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but must have excellent English writing skills. Must be comfortable with extensive client contact and have the ability to multitask effectively. Compensation commensurate with experience and skill level. Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with state-of-the-art case management system. Applicant must have excellent writing, communication and organization skills. Potential for assignment in firm's Bergen County, NJ office. Please send resume to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York - Troutman Sanders LLP, an international law firm, seeks immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate possesses: four-year degree plus a paralegal certificate (ABA-approved preferred); 2+ years of business immigration experience; ability to read, write, and speak Korean preferred; knowledge of preparing H, L, O, E non-immigrant visas, I-140 petitions and adjustment of status applications; experience with multi-national corporations, start-up companies and PERM applications; must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative, strong client relations skills and be a quick learner by relating individual tasks to the "big picture" issue in complex business transactions. If interested, please visit to apply online.

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:

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.

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Candidates Wage Fight In Spanish
The immigration debate has flared up again in the presidential campaign, but you wouldn't know it unless you pay attention to Spanish media.

Tuition And Illegal Immigrants
Last week, however, a state appellate court ruled that California was violating Congress' intention of barring illegal immigrants from a benefit reserved for legal residents.

Debunking The Crime Myth About Migrants
While many Americans took time on Sept. 11 to remember those who were lost in the terrorist attacks seven years ago, a few gathered in Washington, D.C., for the latest event in their favorite sport: illegal-immigrant bashing.

Immigration Not New, But Is A Growing Trend
Many Hispanics often say they do not understand why Americans find their trek to the US any different from the migration of Germans, Irish, Japanese and other ethnicities to America in the early 1900s.


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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 did not think that it would take very long before there would be a letter by Jim Roberts (09/22/08 ID) explaining that the Wall Street bankers whose complex financial manipulations have brought the US economy to its knees are really Latino immigrants in disguise. As the economy gets worse, we can expect a lot more of this kind of scapegoating. Fortunately we will always have Jim Roberts' letters to protect us from the likes of Hermanos Lehman, Murillo Lynch, and Alianza Immigrante Grande (AIG).

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
The conclusions jumped to by Jim Roberts letter (ID 9/22/08), could not be more incorrect. His letter is of the opinion that "the whole housing debacle was begun by relaxing loan requirements and making them available to illegals." This absurd stretch and inaccurate notion only scapegoats our financial difficulties onto the backs of the undocumented. Just because they are easy targets, does not make them factually at fault. In fact, his letter's assertion that "the problem as is excessive, runaway, unregulated (or unenforced) immigration and exporting jobs," simply underscores the degree to which his letter is out of touch with reality. The truth is that the millions of employed undocumented aliens have propped up our economy through the fact that they generally perform complimentary jobs that increase the wages of working American citizens by 4%. Their presence in the workforce has led to subsidiary job creation, not retraction. Their productivity has in all respects caused a lessening of exportation of U.S. jobs, the exact opposite of the erroneous conclusion of the Roberts letter. On the other hand, should CIR be enacted, the sudden legalization of millions of potential homebuyers could very well stop the bleeding in the housing sector, which is a simple hypothesis that has eluded the enforcement-only crowd.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
ID's Sept 22nd 'Comment' entitled "Natural Born Citizen" bemoans the legal environment of those challenging the citizenship status of Senator McCain. I would offer, in interests of fairness and full discussion, ID might have noted how many of your brother en face similar challenges to their efforts yet remain busy at work challenging the citizenship status of lots of candidates including Senator Obama. A few links and fair discussion appear in Perhaps ID ought find other crusades, like true awakening of Congress to levels of fraud now and under amnesty schemes and true and desperate need of trained workers possessing valid visas.

Tim Houghtaling
Lexington, SC

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