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Immigration Daily October 6, 2008
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Candidates On Immigration

The Boston Pilot reports "Although they were on the same page two years ago, as the 2008 election approaches, distinctions between the two candidates on the [immigration] issue have become more pronounced." For the full story, see here.

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Deadline Is Monday October 6th For Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts

Monday October 6th is the deadline for the Wednesday October 8th phone session of "Raids, Removal and Review: ICE Enforcement and EOIR Issues Reach the Courts" with discussion leader Lory Rosenberg. The curriculum is as follows:

  • REAL ID standards in practice
  • Credibility and corroboration requirements
  • Removal and relief strategies
  • Jurisidiction in circuit court; due process claims
The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 6th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: . (Fax version:


Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of October 2, 2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Inbee Park of South Korea, Elizabeth Blackwell of England, and Brigadier General Robert L. "Bob" Cardenas of Mexico
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS EB5 Open Letter On Subscription Agreements
USCIS EB-5 Investor Program Office of Service Center Operations Adjudications Officer Joseph P. Whalen sent an open letter with instructions on how to take advance corrective action on subscription agreements that promise to return their investment if their I-829 is denied.

CIS Ombudsman Recommendations On EAD Processing Delays
The CIS Ombudsman published its recommendations on USCIS processing delays for employment authorization documents.

USCIS Fact Sheet On Military Naturalization
USCIS released fact sheets on overseas naturalization eligibility for certain children and spouses of US armed forces members. For the fact sheet on children of US armed forces members, see here. For the fact sheet on spouses of US armed forces members, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lincoln, NE- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney as Service Center Counsel at Nebraska Service Center. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice to NSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar by entry on duty date. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0011 at Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample to: W. Douglas Craig, Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division at Must be received by close of business Friday, October 10, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

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.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:

PERM Services
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Immigration Lockup Investigated
Federal authorities are taking a second look at security guards at the Northwest Detention Center, a privately run immigration lockup in Tacoma, after finding that some were hired without preliminary background checks, The Associated Press has learned.

McCain's Ads: From Uniting To Attacking In Record Time
Judging from the McCain campaign's TV advertising, it took them only about 30 minutes to get over the economic crisis their candidate contends should be uniting the country.

How Welcome Went Away
"The biggest mistake of the post 9/11 period," Edward Alden writes in "The Closing of the American Border," "is that immigration and terrorism have become intertwined to the point where it has become impossible to separate them, not only in the political debate but also in the actual policies being implemented."

Legal Immigration? Anybody?
One of the false pieties uttered by anti-immigration politicians is that they love immigrants.


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Immigration Event - New York, NY
Immigrants' List (IL) cordially invites you to a cocktail reception and an introduction to the congressional candidates that IL will support in the 2008 election. Monday, October 27, 2008, 6-8pm, Cognac Restaurant, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY. Hosted by: Ted Ruthizer, Marcia Needleman, Jan Brown,Ira Kurzban, David K. S. Kim,Cheryl David, Steve Klapisch, Suzette Brooks -Masters, Maxine Lee, Noemi Masliah, Sheldon Zelig Suggested Contribution Levels: Host:$500, Sponsor:$250, Friend:$100. Please RSVP to Joshua Gray at or (202) 939-8644. To learn more, see: ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media sponsor.


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:
The myopic analysis of the US/Mexico immigration situation expressed in the letter by Victor M. Gomez LLanos of Mazatlan, Mexico (10/03/08 ID), only reinforces the "sky is falling" rhetoric of the Jim Roberts letters' reference to groups such as Aztlan, with which I totally disagree. We all know the shortcomings of the US government with regard to broken treaties, most of all the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican/American war by its signing on February 28, 1848. Its provisions called for Mexico to cede 55% of its territory - present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Nevada and Utah - in exchange for fifteen million dollars in compensation for war-related damage to Mexican property. Other provisions stipulated the Texas border at the Rio Grande, in exchange for certain provisions of land ownership and citizenship, which the US promptly breached. Notwithstanding that broken treaty, the US is the US and Mexicans should move their mentality, and their own country, into the twenty-first century. The past is the past and Mexico has no claim to any territory, or any rights, in the United States of America. Right or wrong, to the victor go the spoils, so stop whining about what America has not done for Mexico and start asking what has Mexico not done for Mexico that keeps their country so poor, while their northern neighbors, the US and Canada, have become so prosperous. It is time for Mexicans to wake up and realize that the USA owes them nothing. It is time for Mexicans to understand that they must follow the law, not just jump the border with a sense of entitlement. And, it is time for Mexicans to stop referring to Americans using the highly derogatory term, "gringos." The sword cuts both ways.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
If the letter of D. Murray (10/1/08 ID) is looking for: "knee-jerk, irrational analysis of the immigration woes of America", it need look no further than the inane, lack of any substance letters of his own and that of R. Algase of 9/30/08 ID in response to my letter of 9/29/08 ID with the factual statistics of the Malkin article. Such illogical meanderings and typical RA letter namecalling adds nothing to the debate. But I suppose such are easier than addressing the facts. Murray's (10/1/08 ID) letter then attacks and misdates the thoughtful S.J. Hawk (09/30/08 ID) letter with the preposterous and myopic comment that immigration is not a matter of security and that illegal entry "has nothing to do with violations of the law after one is here". Tell that to the 9/11 victims whose perps took advantage of lax entry policies. Upon what basis does the letter think that deportations are authorized? While the letter comdems the "debacle as caused by the 1986 Amnesty", it proposes the same tired "solution" of more numbers and amnesty. Why does the letter assume that enforcement would be any better with CIR amnesty than it has been after 1986? We've all heard these phony promises before. With millions of illegals and foreign workers here now, why does the letter assume that we need millions more? Like the present bankster bailout, the letter joins the self-serving, never ending, profit-seeking demands of businesses at the expense of American sovereignty, citizens and taxpayers. How greedy can business-only profiteers get? Apparently, there is no limit or restriction that is acceptable regardless of the cost and effect upon citizens.

Jim Roberts

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