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Immigration Daily October 9, 2008
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A Three-Point Manifesto For Chief Legal Officers And Outside Counsel
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "This article will help avoid assorted immigration nastiness from ruining an otherwise stellar legal career."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of September 29, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

The U.S. Banking Debacle Of The 1980s: A Lesson In Government Mismanagement
George G. Kaufman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "The major source of both the instability in the U.S. banking system in the 1980s that resulted in the exceptionally large number of bank and S&L failures and the associated large losses was not the private sector but the public or government sector."

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DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: June 2007
We carry The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation's June 2007 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.


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.

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EB-5 Investor Program
There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300 acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The developers and general partners have extensive experience in high profile developments. The Project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card". The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring investments at the reduced $500,000 level. Visit for more information or contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete contact us section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed subscription agreement for consideration.


More Than 300 Arrested In Immigration Sweep
More than 300 suspected illegal immigrants were arrested Tuesday morning at a chicken processing plant near Greenville, S.C. - the latest in a stepped-up federal enforcement effort that has resulted in the deportation of thousands of illegal workers in recent months.

Noriega Attacks Cornyn On Immigration Reform
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega on Monday said Republican incumbent John Cornyn is an "obstructionist" on immigration reform who wants to have it "both ways" for political purposes.

The Immigration Debate: I'm An Illegal Alien
If the America you're talking about hates immigrants and wants to close borders, then maybe I don't really love it.

Guilty Plea In Political-Asylum Scam
The mastermind of a $3 million scam, in which more than 380 bogus political-asylum applications were filed between January 2003 and March 2007, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy, fraud and money-laundering charges in federal district court.


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New Offices - New York, NY
The Law Offices of Jan Allen Reiner is pleased to announce that on October 27th, 2008, it will be moving to 291 Broadway, Suite 1407, New York NY. 10007; tel. (212) 925-1919; fax (212) 941-5975.


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:
It's amazing to me how quick Americans are apt to judge foreigners or "aliens" as being the worst group of people living in the U.S. and particularly have no qualms about speaking against Latino immigrants - bashing them when they use supposed "derogatory" terms as gringo or some other made-up name. I don't think it's right for anyone of any race to put each other down using names on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed or gender. Irish Immigrants were unwelcomed ironically by their own race- regardless of ethnicity. And the cycle continues as over the past 20-something years Latinos, being the greater number of Immigrants now, are dealing with it again. Gringo is not "highly derogatory"- as David D. Murray's letter (10/08/08 ID) put it. As a matter of fact, it's such a wide-spread made-up word that there hardly is a true origin to it. Some believe it came out of the Mexican-American War as a description of military uniform or in another variation is its association as an outburst others say it came out of the Spanish word for Greek, "griego", often referring to someone "foreign" or one who lives in a land that does not speak the native tongue. If that is true, I guess Americans would be calling every Immigrant a "gringo". There have been so many names used to put others down throughout the centuries, none of it makes it right on either side. American Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans and Anglo Americans all have been able to stand up against such badger, why can't the Latinos? Why is it okay for Americans to bash them - God forbid to anyone else?

Triad, NC

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