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Immigration Daily October 27, 2008
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B2s And NY Primary Residence Are Incompatible reports "Bianca Jagger and other foreign nationals who are in the United States on tourist visas cannot meet New York City's "primary residence" requirement entitling them to rent-stabilized apartments, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday." For the full story, see here.

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New 2008-2009 Edition For Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.


Immigrants Of The Day: Khaled Hosseini of Afghanistan, Dr. Nina L. Khrushcheva of Soviet Union, and John Houseman of Hungary
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of October 23, 2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.

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DHS Secretary Chertoff On Visa Waiver Program
During a roundtable with reporters from select visa waiver program countries, DHS Chertoff said, "For tourists who are going to be using the program, they must register online with the Electronic System of Travel Authorization."


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP seeks an experienced paralegal to assist in case management and preparation of a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, PERM applications and Adjustment of Status applications. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP is one of the nation's largest law firms, with 335 attorneys in eight offices with experience in more than 45 practice areas, and represents clients in a full range of corporate, transaction and litigation matters. For more information see: Please send resume with salary requirement to Lisa K. Lange at:

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.

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Immigration Still A 'Political Hot Potato' In Arizona
While some of Arizona's key political races this year are dominated by illegal immigration, the issue has virtually disappeared from the presidential campaigns and debates.

New Civitan Club Plans To Teach Immigrants English
Aguilar said the nation needs a birth of new community groups similar to the Knights of Columbus, which started in the late 1800s as a mutual benefit society that served the immigrant Italian community.

Obama And Mccain Were Once Allies On Immigration Reform
Although they were on the same page two years ago, as the 2008 election approaches, distinctions between the two candidates on the issue have become more pronounced.

The Immigration Elephant
Now in this time of national crisis, when economic peril looms large, both candidates should have been asked pointed questions on their intentions to reshape America's immigration policy.


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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:
While it is unfortunate and significant that no entry enthusiast expressed concern that: "in 1972, a mere 70 immigration lawyers has grown to over 8,000 immigration lawyers today", (10/23/08 ID letter by JR), the D. Murray yesterday's clarification letter of "umbrage" is appreciated, with the stand against birthright citizenship, illegal and employer amnesty and undeserved benefits. The reason for his (10/22/08 ID) letter's inclusion was the criticism: "it is a travesty that US Consulates around the world deny Visitor Visas to the parents of US permanent residents and citizens on the basis that they believe they will not return to their home country" and calling for more US jobs for non-citizens. As yesterday's ID Comment: "Counterfeit Border Cards" and the failed 1986 Amnesty have shown, even the best intended laws or policies are almost always abused, adding to the millions of new entrants. In view of these "realities of life", the letter of S. McElroy's 10/21/08 ID letter calling for "No more immigrants" is no more a "myopic and simplistic solution to US immigration woes" than the comments of "those of us who have been tuned to the immigration system for decades". Indeed, it is the advocasy of the latter that has greatly contributed to the present problems. Until birthright citizenship and cheap pathways to citizenship and entry are ended and US entry laws are enforced and tracked as well as video rental stores do their films, most citizens will continue to equate any liberalization as adding to the entry flood we already have, and that would include: "legislation legalizing temporary employment". It is strict enforcement and entry limitation that will make US a better country, not an easy one.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
It is fascinating that the "braceros period that is being paid only for the period of 1942 to 1946." Braceros I believed did not stop until 1962 and some as far as 1976. So those are not being compensated and I cannot see why not since most of the Braceros of the period may be deceased. Welcome to the real world.

Gladys C. Farris

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