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Immigration Daily October 23, 2008
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Push Pull Saga

The latest Ruben Navarette editorial says "What a brilliant system we've concocted. Except for that minor glitch where it achieves the opposite of what we set out to accomplish." For the editorial, see here.

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Right To Impartial Immigration Judge - Judge Improperly Acting As Prosecutor - Due Process
Norton Tooby and Joseph Justin Rollin write "Immigration counsel can argue that reversal of a removal order is required when an immigration judge plays an improper prosecutorial role in the proceedings."

War And Liberty In American History
Wesley Allen Riddle for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "It is partly because this nation has so flagrantly abandoned the Constitution of original intent that we face the current crisis."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of October 15, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog. To submit an Article for consideration, write to


Supreme Court Grants Cert On Identity Issue
The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Flores-Figueroa, v. US, (08-108) to address the question, "Whether, to prove aggravated identity theft under 18 U.S.C. 1028A(a)(1), the Government must show that the defendant knew that the means of identification he used belonged to another person."

USCIS Publishes Revised Stakeholder QA
USCIS released a revised version of its questions and answers from its September 30, 2008 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration paralegal. This position will handle employment-based immigration matters for universities, hospitals, research organizations and corporations. Our firm provides paralegals with a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards. Excellent academic credentials at a minimum of a Bachelor's degree level; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; and computer literacy required for this position. Successful paralegal candidates should have 1-3 years of employment-based immigration experience. Fax resume and salary history/requirements to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
El Paso, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel. Responsibilities include providing on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security, and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar (any jusrisdiction) and have 2+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0012 at Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample to: Must be received by close of business Friday, October 24, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, Georgia (Midtown/Buckhead) - Boutique international corporate firm seeks experienced (5-10 years) attorney to maintain the firm's immigration practice. This of counsel position will primarily focus on investment and employment based visas for the firm's corporate clients, as well as some LPR and naturalization. Must have sustainable book of business, be willing to promote firm's practice, and familiarity with dual citizenship and expatriation. Please send CV to:

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Air Passenger Screening Program To Launch In 2009
A long-delayed government program designed to more accurately prescreen the names of airline passengers against terror watch lists is expected to launch early next year.

Learning From The Grim Bracero Experience
A valid argument can be made that manual laborers from outside of the country will be necessary to sustain some sectors of the economy.

NY Food Delivery Workers Awarded $4.6M In Back Pay
A federal judge ordered a payday on Tuesday for three dozen immigrant delivery workers who toiled for years at New York City restaurants without proper wages.

Survey: Immigration Reform A Priority For Latino Protestant Voters
Now, Latino Protestants are likely to be swing voters again, favoring Barack Obama over John McCain by a 17-point margin, which researchers attribute to anti-immigration rhetoric from the right.


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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:
The letters of 10/22/08 ID could be Exhibit A in the case for restrictive, enforced entry policies. The J. Daniel letter foolishly believes any person born anywhere in the world should be able to be U.S. President and debunks our Constitution for it's wise provision. If any change is needed, it should include all positions in government and require that the parents be natural born as well. The letters of R. Algase and D. Murray call for more liberal laws to allow even more entrants than the millions who have recently arrived. The letter of L. Fernandez calls US "immigrant haters" with over 10% of Mexico now living here and ignoring that the latter has much more restrictive entry laws. These views distort the problem and thus the solution by advocating more entry when most Americans view excessive entry as the problem. The exact S. McElroy quote was: "No more immigrants" (10/21/08-ID), not "No immigrants" as the RA letter typically misleads. The more realistic recent Frosty Wooldridge article: "The Open Borders Network" at the newswithviews website discusses some of citizens frustrations such as "Pressing 1 for English", classrooms taken over by Spanish speaking children while their mothers birth more children at taxpayer expense, $436 billion annually for illegal alien migrants across 12 federal agencies and that in 1972, a mere 70 immigration lawyers has grown to over 8,000 immigration lawyers today.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Referring to the letters from Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY, and Marcia F. Kupferberg (10/22/08 ID), I would strongly request to the people who dislike immigration to read the article in the Immigration Daily of October 22, 2008 posted by Andrea Nill for the Immigration Policy Center. It clarifies the misunderstanding about immigrants and benefits from the state.


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