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Immigration Daily October 28, 2008
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Hazleton News

The Pennslyvania Republican Herald reports "A federal appeal for a 2006 case that put Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta in the spotlight will be held five days before he faces U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski in their race for Congress." For the full story, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Oct 28th For Helping Educational Institutions With Their Immigration Issues

Tuesday, Oct 28th is the deadline for the Oct 30th phone session of "Back To School: Immigration Issues for Students and Universities". The curriculum is as follows:

  • SEVIS - history and update for today - What a DSO and lawyer must know now
  • Understanding H-1 exemptions - collaborations between universities and the private sector
  • Issues Transitioning from student to professor (J-1 waivers, alternatives to H-1B)
  • Special Handling PERM applications; When regular labor certification process applies;
  • Difficult EB-1s and NIWs (From F, J or M direct to Immigrant - when, why, how; considerations whether to PERM after all)
  • Can a non-resident alien be a resident for tuition?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 28th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The EB-5 Pilot Program Extension: Post Mortem
Carolyn S. Lee writes "Domestic EB-5 regional centers, along with foreign immigrant investors, breathed a collective sigh of relief two weeks ago when Congress extended the EB-5 regional center pilot program."

Housing Market Fiasco And American Retirements Not Helped By Republican Administration's Immigration Raids Terrorizing Illegal Immigrant Potential Homebuyers
Alan Lee writes "Do you know why I'm not voting for the Republicans this year? It's because of their failure to connect the dots."

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DHS Secretary Chertoff On No Match Rule
During remarks on the no-match rule, DHS Secretary Chertoff said, "Once the rule is in effect, it is going to give a very clear roadmap to businesses that receive no-match letters."

DHS Privacy Office Issues Annual Report To Congress
The DHS Privacy Office issued its 4th Annual Report to Congress, which included privacy impact assessments on immigration-related verification systems.


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.

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:

Border And Consular Assistance
For visa application processing at US-Canada border or at US Consulate in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and/or Quebec, please contact Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP. Mr. Leamy is a Montreal-based AILA member with more than 15 years experience in U.S. immigration law. Ogilvy Renault s Business Immigration team will accompany your client and provide representation at border/consular posts. We have wide-ranging expertise with border/consular issues including all TN visas, L visas and waiver of inadmissibility cases. For more information: Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP; Montreal, QC; (514) 847-6103;


Obama Woos Latinos, Attacks McCain On Immigration
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, working to win over Latino voters in New Mexico, attacked Republican rival John McCain's record and argued that his rival can't be trusted to overhaul U.S. immigration laws.

What Happened To Illegal Immigration?
Once upon a time in a land far, far, away ... illegal Immigration was a serious problem and the legal citizens of that land were up in arms about it. Then the issue disappeared. What happened? Methinks the media happened.

Trade Agreements Crucial To The Immigration Puzzle
For many Latin American nations, not just Mexico, immigration is the single most important issue in their relations with the U.S.

U.S. Investigation Finds Fraud In H-1B Visa Applications
A federal investigation has found significant problems in a controversial program granting temporary visas to skilled foreign workers.


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Honors And Awards - Rising Stars
Maged Rost congratulates partner Kristina Rost on being selected by Law and Politics for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super LawyersRising Stars Edition 2008.


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:
I read with interest letters of October 21st and 22nd about Romanians being denied visas to the US (and the news that President Bush was encouraging Romania to, among other nations, speedy process to visa-waiver status). The reason for one such category of denial is simple. The Department of Labor. Immigrants coming to assist family members with child-care or duties around the home are presumed to be "taking jobs away" from Americans by providing said care to their grandkids or helping their children manage (or even treat) a serious illness or jump start a demanding career. Often, those jobs are purely notional, as the family cannot afford hiring someone for them or would shift to lower-paying jobs that would allow the family's breadwinner/s to perform them - nevertheless, that is the reason for them. Medicare rules function similarly in disallowing children who contributed nearly round the clock care for aged parents informally any consideration if they do not charge and often disallowing attempts to charge for their services as well. As much as Mr. Algase's letter might decry such policies, that brand comes mostly from his own side of the aisle and will get worse as the regulatory state expands, no matter it's protestations of touchy-feely compassion. And yes, if anyone is wondering, I too think legal entry should be a lot easier, and not just for parents of US citizens or legal residents. If legal entry were easier, the incentive to come illegally would be a lot lower and the immigrant pool would not so strongly and perversely favor the least skilled immigrants who have relatively little to lose from failed entry or entry followed by deportation.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's comment (10/24/08 ID), it is so sad that our nation thinks that because we are so advanced in technology there is no advancement in the second, third and fourth nations countries. No matter how poor a nations is the people have minds wants with needs and the needs is what makes them developed their ingenious plans and ideas. What we need is look and sort of admired their zest to obtain their goals. Motivate that country to recognized their ingenuity and employ him/her in a good manner.

Gladys C. Farris

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