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Immigration Daily September 25, 2008
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Outline: Appeals To The Board Of Immigration Appeals And The US Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit
Cyrus D. Mehta writes " This outline will be useful to readers who need a quick reference for filing appeals of asylum decisions to the Board of Immigration Appeals or to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of September 17, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Professor Lan Cao of Vietnam, Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis of Ukraine, and Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda of Mexico
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS Extends TPS For El Salvador Nationals
USCIS announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador through Sep. 9, 2010.

ICE Announces Increase In SEVP Fees
ICE published a final rule establishing a new fee structure for certain schools and international students and exchange visitors within the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, and CAT. Strong legal research and writing skills, and ability to complete assignments with short deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0010 at Submit a resume (or Optional Application for Federal Employment, OF-612) + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Ron Whitney, Refugee and Asylum Law Division Chief at Must be received by close of business Friday, October 3, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. law firm seeks associate with 3+ years of experience in employment and family-based immigration law. Excellent salary/benefits. This is a blind ad posting. Qualified candidates, send resume to:

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:

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Ellis Island Strives To Tell More Complete Immigration Story
For 62 years, millions of immigrants passed through the corridors of Ellis Island on their way to becoming Americans. Their journeys, however, are only part of the story.

Hispanic Communities Tilt Toward Obama As They Look Beyond Immigration
With the presidential election only six weeks away, this community, which is divided into Latino and Anglo neighborhoods, looks to be split on their choices overall. That may be a troubling sign for Sen. John McCain.

One Way To Control Illegal Immigration
We've discovered something more effective than a wall and workplace raids at discouraging illegal immigrants from trying to enter the U.S. and encouraging those already here to leave - a bad economy.

U.S. Census Survey Finds More Of California's Immigrants Are Joining The Mainstream
California's immigrants are more assimilated, with greater proportions reporting last year that they became US citizens and the majority of Spanish speakers now saying they speak English very well, a sharp rise from 2000, according to US census data released today.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
Democracy in the Age of New Media: A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate sponsored by the Brookings Institution, 2-4 pm, Thursday, September 25, 2008. Rotunda Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.


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Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letters seem to blame "illegals" for things like the suffering economy, the collapse of financial houses, mismanaged Fanny Mae & Freddy Mac, the failure of social security and the health care crisis (09/24/08 ID). How about the Iraq War and the gas crisis? The truth is, "illegals" is a buzzword for Mexicans. Everyone knows that. Roger Algase's letter had the courage to call it like it is, and then is criticized for it. In fact, many people unfamiliar with immigration issues tend to believe the term "illegal Mexican" is all one word, like "damn Yankee." Jim Roberts' recent letter (09/24/08 ID) alludes to illegals being the cause of American jobs being "exported". Outsourcing is not related to immigration, but is a purely economic factor, and quite the reverse, with large law firms outsourcing legal work to India, high tech firms outsourcing tech support to phone banks in India and the Philippines and American Airlines data processing for decades sent to the Dominican Republic. Yet, immigration restrictionists would prevent foreign workers from coming to the US to take those jobs, even at prevailing wages. Go figure. America is a free market economy and although government controls are a necessary evil, restrictionism fails because it turns a blind eye to reality. The reality is that Americans will not stoop to pick strawberries, will not mow lawns and will not heft a shovel in the hot desert heat of the Border States and welfare moms in New York or Chicago will not drive cabs, wait tables or clean hotel rooms. Thank goodness for illegals or the US economy would grind to a halt. But wait. Why must they be illegal? Why not pass immigration reform that will address the needs of employers and the reality of life? Or else, put the welfare moms to work.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Our nation is bankrupt not because of illegal immigrants but our reckless corrupt government engaging in multi hundred billions dollar wars paid by borrowed money that we never had. And we let greed and fraud rule in the Wall Street, and now as the economy bubles are bursting taxpayers are going to pay at least $ 700 billions. We can't have a government nor politicians who don't understand the principles of economy and think that they can print out money as much as they want to without fear of inflation and devaluation of our dollar. The most important question we all must ask Barack Obama and McCain, how they will end welfare handouts both to the lazy poor and to the millionaire special interests, what is their plan to repay our national debt and balance our budget and go back to fiscal sanity. Talking about illegal immigration, we can't criminalize people who want to work for less. It's called competition. Nothing wrong with it. Immigrants don't come here, jobs are outsource easily. Nothing we can do. Stop whining.

Robert Yang

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