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Immigration Daily July 2, 2009
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Adjustment Of Status Interview After Decades
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "But assuming in the extreme case that it takes a few decades, say 40 years, let's contemplate a scenario where one of our firm's clients requires representation at the Adjustment of Status interview in 2049."

Can We Tell Those Huddled Masses To Scram? Immigration And The Constitution
Becky Akers for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "Immigration has pitted Americans against one another for over a century now."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "Thomas Friedman has a great op-ed piece in today's NY TImes that emphasizes that the US is going to have to innovate like crazy if we're going to emerge from this recession on top."

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CIS Ombudsman Releases 2009 Annual Report
The CIS Ombudsman releasedits 2009 annual report, the sixth Annual Report since the office was established in 2003.

Attorney General Holder Appoints New Chief Immigration Judge
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the appointment of Brian M. O'Leary as the Executive Office for Immigration Review's Chief Immigration Judge.

DOL Releases H2B FAQs For Entertainers
The Department of Labor released FAQs implementing final H-2B Regulations for temporary labor certifications in the entertainment industry.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Murthy Law Firm is seeking immigration attorneys with at least three years of experience in business immigration law, with or without litigation experience. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have the ability to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will join over a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required, as well as experience dealing with complex immigration law cases. Litigation experience a plus. Interested candidates may visit for details regarding the unique benefits of working at the Murthy Law Firm. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to All communication will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and abilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Final interviews of candidates are at our office in Owings Mills, MD, a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks associate with 2+ years of experience in litigation before administrative tribunals. Good writing skills. Send resume to Must be fluent in Korean. Salary commensurate to experience. Good benefits.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks immigration legal assistant with 2+ years of experience in business immigration law. Send resume to Must be fluent in Korean. Salary commensurate to experience. Good benefits.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

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Building Coalition On Immigration Steeped In Political Calculations
Without the votes in Congress for comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama has no choice but to try to build a bipartisan coalition.

California Is Closer To Ending Illegal "Anchor Baby" Births
Californians are one step closer to ending the Anchor Baby births by illegals throughout the state.

Harris, Newsom Duck On Immigration
Kamala Harris, [the San Francisco district attorney] and [Mayor Gavin] Newsom ought to be defending the Sanctuary Laws, not running away from them.

American Apparel Employees Found to Lack Work Authorization
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement believes that about one-third of American Apparel Inc.'s Los Angeles work force isn't eligible to work in the country.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
Council on Foreign Relations invites you to attend U.S. Immigration Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force', 9:0010:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006. RSVP: or call Thomas Bowman at 202.509.8445.


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Dear Editor:
There is no better argument for immigration reform than stories like Luis Colorado's, which show how law-abiding immigrants are disadvantaged by playing by the rules and obeying our laws (06/30/09 ID). The law becomes contemptible when it begins to make more sense to cheat than to follow the laws. Immigration should be clearer and simpler. When that happens, it will, as a natural byproduct, become more just, easier and more palatable too.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

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