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Immigration Daily November 7, 2008
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Florida Hall Of Shame

The New York Times reports "An obscure ballot initiative in Florida intended to end a legacy of bias against Asian-Americans was defeated Tuesday, apparently because voters incorrectly assumed it would prevent illegal immigrants from owning property." For the full story, see here.

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Relief From Removal: A Definitive Manual For Winning Cases

The following is the table of contents for this definitive work which is now being shipped:

  • Chapters: Removal proceedings; Grounds of deportability; Grounds of inadmissibility; Contesting removability; Adjustment of status; Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability in Removal proceedings; Section 212(c) and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum, Withholding of Removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary departure; Naturalization as a defense to Removal; Administrative review of Removal Orders; Judicial review of Removal Orders
  • 23 Appendices include: Sample cover letter and instructions for requesting a FBI criminal record check; Sample Motion to Suppress; Sample Motion to Dismiss; Sample Brief in Support of Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings; Sample Motion to Terminate to Proceed on an Application for Naturalization Pursuant to 8 CFR 1239.2; Sample Notice of Appeal from a decision of an Immigration Judge; Sample Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief to BIA
  • CD-ROM has 600+ important documents including: key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS/ICE memos and DOS cables, forms from USCIS & EOIR, relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR & 42 CFR, significant statutory provisions from the INA, 18 USC & 28 USC, Links to informative internet resources, etc.
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Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of October 18, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Marina Belotserkovsky of Russia, Oliver Smithies of United Kingdom, and Mary O'Connell of Ireland
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS On 2008 Accomplishments
USCIS issued a press release describing key accomplishments for the year.

DHS Secretary Chertoff On ICE Assistant Secretary Myers Resignation
DHS Secretary Chertoff in remarking on her departure said, "Assistant Secretary Julie Myers has announced that she will depart the department on Nov. 15."


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Experienced immigration paralegal to work remotely drafting mostly non-immigrant visa petitions (O, L, E, H) and some EB-1, PERM & AOS status applications for small firm. Excellent references essential. Email resume to

EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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:


On Obama, Race and the End of the Southern Strategy
Today the nation is having a big conversation about this change - whether it understands it or not - through our ongoing debate over immigration.

Days After Leak About Obamas Aunt, Immigration Chief Julie Myers Announces Resignation
Myers's resignation comes just days after a federal law enforcment official told the AP that Barack Obama's aunt was living in the United States illegally.

Hazleton Mayor Pins Congressional Defeat On Obama
Nationally prominent because of his stand against illegal immigration, the Hazleton mayor was viewed as one of the GOP's best hopes for picking up a House seat.

Court Hears Asylum Case of Ex-Guard From Eritrea
The question before the Supreme Court was whether that seemingly categorical persecutor bar should include an exception for conduct performed under duress.


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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:
ID was probably rushing to get today's issue published after a long night watching the election returns (11/06/08 ID comment). The comment about immigrants as parents of a U.S. President is interesting. The headline is misleading and on its face, incorrect. U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section I A U.S. President must be a natural born citizen, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

Elaine C. Schneider, Esq.
Minneapolis, MN

Editor's note: To call as an immigrant, the child of an immigrant, is correct common usage, though that is not the correct legal usage.

Dear Editor:
What will happen with immigration under the newly elected administration is anyone's guess (11/06/08 ID comment). It is now time for us, as lawyers and Americans, to look to the future and together, as a unified nation, work to clean up the mess in which America, and the world, finds itself in right now. Internally, all Americans must, as Barack Obama has asked us, "reach across the aisle" and leave bipartisan wrangling behind. Barack Obama's election offers most non-Americans a sense that the imperial power capable of doing such good and such harm the country that, they complain, preached justice but tortured its captives, launched a disastrous war in Iraq, turned its back on the environment and greedily dragged the world into economic chaos saw the errors of its ways over the past eight years and has now shifted course. International skeptics believe that American policy is deeply institutionalized and that if Mr. Obama tries to shift it, "they" the media, the corporate robber barons, the hidden powers will box him in or even kill him. Perhaps they see him as another John F. Kennedy and we can hope that he will be; that Camelot will return to the White House and whisk us away to better times. As for me, I'm preparing myself for the fact that peace and happiness are not going to suddenly break out. But I do have hope for the future secure in the fact that we won't have George Bush to kick around any more, nor he us. Thank God for miracles.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
President-Elect Obama (typing those words gives me great pleasure, by the way) is not an immigrant (11/06/08 ID comment). He could not have run for the presidency if he was. He is a U.S. citizen by birth even though his father was not an American.

Sidney N. Lachter, Esq.
Tucson, AZ

Editor's note: To call as an immigrant, the child of an immigrant, is correct common usage, though that is not the correct legal usage.

Dear Editor:
The internet has quoted some smart people who foolishly misinterpreted my letter to ID. From memory I will try to restate the highlights of my March 2007 letter. The Mexican government or any investment group would finance the prison construction. The primary inmates would be Mexican nationals who have been convicted in U.S. courts. The prison facility would benefit the economy, employment and inmate families. The prison might even have an upgraded separate holding area for deportees.

Peter Griswold

Dear Editor:
Has any native American (red indies) become President in the US before (11/16/08 ID comment)? Was George Washington a Native American? I do believe only descendants of immigrant had ruled USA. United States Of America is a dominated land of immigrants,the 'Red Indies' are the minorities of the land.


Dear Editor:
What expectations did you have if John McCain, Tom Tancredo, Mit Romney, Chuck Baldwin,or Ron Paul, etc., had been elected as President? (11/16/08 ID comment). All hopes aside, for any sudden, last-minute, disqualification, and impeachment, etc. What do you expect, want or infer, from President Barack Obama? When or how soon should these expectations be realized? How should President Barack Obama, accomplish these goals? What help can you provide? Go ahead and be realistic or bizzare. Dish out your hopes, dreams, wishes, fears, and nightmares.

Border Raven

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