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Immigration Daily December 1, 2008
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Immigrants Necessary For Your House

The Congressional Budget Office recently released a Background Paper on The Outlook for Housing Starts, 2009 to 2012 which shows the positive impact of immigrants on the real estate sector of the economy. The report says "Over the past 25 years, the annual change in the number of households due to population growth has trended neither upward nor downward, as a rise in net immigration has offset a decline in the natural increase of the adult population." In other words, without the immigration inflow that we have seen in the past quarter century, the state of real estate values in the US right now would be even gloomier than it is. The report goes on to say "Higher immigration than expected would boost household formation, adding to housing starts, whereas lower immigration would reduce the number of starts." Congress should seriously consider increasing immigration in light of the recent sharp decline in real estate values across the country.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, For the fax order form, see here.


Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli offers the latest from his blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Albert Pujols of Dominican Republic, Jesus Manuel Cordova of Mexico, and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa of Mexico
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these notable immigrants.

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Correspondence From DHS On E-Verify
DHS corresponded with an attorney regarding use of E-Verify by financial institutions issuing U.S. Savings bonds under a federal contract (courtesy of David Nachman).


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., the largest suburban MD law firm, seeks a proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including employment-Based IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (including E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. Position includes supervision of paralegal and administrative staff. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package. Work with an experienced team of professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, 11921 Rockville Pike, Third Floor, Rockville, MD 20852-2743, Fax (301) 230-2891, e-mail:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Jessica Dominguez: Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

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.

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The Bible says care for the stranger
Long Island, NY, Newsday says ""The so-called 'illegals' are so not because they wish to defy the law; but, because the law does not provide them with any channels to regularize their status in our country - which needs their labor: They are not breaking the law, the law is breaking them," Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Fla., has said."

Virginia may be easing tough immigration stance
The Lynchburg, VA, News and Advance says "In 2007, a Washington Post poll found that 9 percent of likely voters in Virginia, and 17 percent in Northern Virginia, considered immigration the most important issue facing the state. But this year only 1 percent of likely voters surveyed listed immigration as a top issue."

Woman sentenced for violating immigration laws
KMSB TV in Tuscon, AZ, says "A 44-year old Sierra Vista woman has been sentenced to two months in prison and one year of house arrest after pleading guilty to harboring illegal aliens for profit, and knowingly hiring at least 10 illegal aliens within a 12-month period. Carol Hill was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and complete 500 hours of community service."

Immigration reformers expect legalization
A blog posting on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says "Immigration reformers are giving thanks this season for the election results, which they think improve prospects next year for comprehensive legislation that includes legalizing millions of undocumented foreigners."


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New Vice President, Programs
The Migration Policy Institute announces that Donald M. Kerwin Jr., longtime executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), recently joined the Migration Policy Institute as vice president for programs. Kerwin spent nearly 15 years as executive director of CLINIC, which supports a national network of 173 charitable legal programs for immigrants. During his tenure, CLINIC coordinated the nation's largest political asylum, detainee services, immigration appeals and naturalization programs. In his new role, Kerwin will be responsible for all MPI programs while continuing in his role as a frequent media commentator. Contact: Michelle Mittelstadt 202-266-1910


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 have some very good news for Jim Ihlenfeld. Ive read his concerns, as expressed in his letter, (ID 11/26/08), and he neednt worry, as his concerns are completely unfounded. For example, he asks, What will the cost, to American taxpayers, to give cheap citizenship ("amnesty" to all by those paying for it) to all 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants? As it turns out, the tax revenues received from and because of the undocumented immigrants in this country are far exceeded by the tax revenues that they generate for our country! Isnt that great! It turns out that 85% of eminent economists have all concluded that undocumented immigrants generate more revenue than they consume in social services, (74%), or the same amount, (11%). Therefore, in answer to his question, How will our kids pay for this? They can't. Again, he neednt worry, because they wont have to. More to the point, it is precisely because of the urgently needed additional immigrants that we will be legalizing and the additional millions that we will be allowing to legally immigrate, that his children will be able to count on social security being solvent when his children retire later this century. I just wish that Mr. Ihlenfeld would have asked his questions sooner. He would have eased his mind a long time ago. You see, this myth, (as well as many other myths), that has been widely circulated by opponents of immigration reform, in an effort to deceive people like Mr. Ihlenfeld, has done a great disservice to our country. Im just glad that I was here to help this gentleman.

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
Immigration "amnesty" doesn't come cheap, there will be substantial fines, security and background checks, learning English requirement, good moral and character requirements and all these associated fees will off course be out of their own pockets not tax payers'.It's a common sense to require all the beneficiaries not to ask for any public welfare in any kinds and not to mention the very long wait to apply for a real "greencard" later after all those other folks who follow the laws to immigrate here legally get their permanent residency first. Immigration "amnesty" is actually much cheaper and actually bring a lot cash in form of fines and new taxes from the new legalized will be workers instead of treating them as criminals and jailing them and feeding them at cost of about $ 95 a day per person plus the plane tickets to go back to their home countries. We don't need other baseless accusations, political dramas to resolve our broken immigration system but real common sense and urgency of now. We can't waste billions dollar on systems that fail. Worksite enforcement is the way to ensure our immigration laws are truly followed not expensive walls, not xenophobia but we must remember that in the globalized world even the most xenophobic nations can't really protect their whining citizens from global competition.

robert yang

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