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July 8, 2009


1.* Comment: Improve Readability
2.* Focus: Citizenship for Beginners
3.* Articles:
*** (a) Risky Business - Some Thoughts On Legal Malpractice
*** Insurance by Ed Poll
*** (b) Immigrant Of The Week: Charles Simonyi by Greg Siskind
4.* News:
*** (a) DOJ Immigration Litgation Bulletin: November 2007
5.* Classifieds:
*** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
*** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
*** (c) Immigration Law Certificate
*** (d) Case Management Technology
6.* Headlines:
*** (a) City, County Hope To Boost Goodyear Project With Foreign
*** Investment
*** (b) Immigration Docket All Tied Up In Knots
*** (c) Official: Farms To Get Help
*** (d) A Crash Course In Rending Red Tape
7.* ComingsNGoings:
*** (a) New Partner - Long Beach, CA
8.* Letters From:
*** (a) Rita Dave, Esq.
*** (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
*** (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
*** (d) Robert Yang


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*Citizenship for Beginners

The curriculum for the July 8th phone session of "Citizenship for
Beginners" is as follows:
++ Naturalization requirements: LPR status, state residency,
continuous residence, physical presence, and preserving residence
for naturalization purposes, document, intent, 4-year rule
++Definitions and standards: Criminal convictions, post
conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period,
expungements, motions to unseal, coram nobis
++Risks of making application: Grounds for removal
++N-336 the necessary evil
++Going to court for background check delays not hard

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(a) Risky Business - Some Thoughts On Legal Malpractice Insurance

Ed Poll writes "investigates these recent trends in malpractice
insurance and provides preventative measures you may take to
avoid malpractice."

(b) Immigrant Of The Week: Charles Simonyi

Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select

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4.* NEWS

(a) DOJ Immigration Litgation Bulletin: November 2007

We carry The Department of Justice Office of Litigation's
November 2007 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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(b) 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
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supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and
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few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

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graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-
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the status of immigrants in the US, including family and
employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is
designed for individuals working in law firms, companies,
government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they
interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a
regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
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information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
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6.* Headlines

(a) City, County Hope To Boost Goodyear Project With Foreign

Summit County is believed to be the first jurisdiction in Ohio
that has been desginated by the US DHS as a "Regional Center"
that will provide incentives to international investors, the city
and county said in a news release."

(b) Immigration Docket All Tied Up In Knots

But a busy calendar alone isn't necessarily enough reason to deny
a continuance, the 9th Circuit reasoned.

(c) Official: Farms To Get Help

John Young, of Goffstown, heads the New England Apple Council and
has watched Congress move to give his members relief for its
noncitizen workers only to have it tied up in a national, failed
bill that offered amnesty to illegal aliens.

(d) A Crash Course In Rending Red Tape

Forget about the parting of the Red Sea. Sister Joanna O'Meara is
getting a crash course in the parting o red tape.

For links to the above stories see here:
7.* ComingsNGoings

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(a) New Partner - Long Beach, CA
Garg & Associates, PC (formerly Smith & Garg, PC) is pleased to
announce that John C. Valdez has been promoted to Managing
Partner.* Garg & Associates is a full-service law firm with three
offices in two states, Texas and California.* Mr. Valdez will
manage our Long Beach, California office. Telephone:
562.590.7300. Telecopier: 562.264.1051. www.smithgarg.com.

Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com* (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
The attention that is now being given to the unfortunately
untimely death of Mr. Tanveer Ahmad, seems to suggest that this
was an isolated incident (07/07/09 ID). Such is not the case. For
those of us that have been involved in Immigration detention
issues know first hand that lack of care, abuse, neglect are in
fact the norm.* When something like this comes to light then due
care and attention are given - for the moment - thereafter the
status quo resumes.* There is absolutely no accountability.
Eight years after having been involved in detention issues I am
sad to say that we are still discussing the same issues over and
Rita Dave, Esq.

(b) Dear Editor:
I had promised to be silent for a while, but I cannot overlook J.
E. Smith's letter's distorted attempt to imply that Martin Luther
King and one of his lawyers, Clarence B. Jones, would have in any
way supported the ''blame the victim" anti-immigrant ranting in
Mr. Smith's July 7 letter. I worked for Mr. Jones for a few years
in the early 1960's after graduating from law school, and I had
the privilege of playing a small role in drafting some court
papers for a lawsuit to which Dr. King, whom Mr. Jones
represented, was a party. Clarence Jones, whom I worked with
every day, and Martin Luther King (whom I never met or had any
direct contact with) were passionately against racial
discrimination in all its forms and, while I never heard about
any discussion of immigration one way or another while I was
working for Mr. Jones, it would be absurd (for lack of a stronger
word) to claim that either he or Dr. King would have supported
the current attempts to make Latino, Asian, African and Caribbean
immigrants scapegoats for America's current problems and targets
of its current prejudices. Certainly, they supported changing the
law, not breaking it. But, if Martin Luther King were still
alive, I believe that he would oppose the heavy handed,
"enforcement only" anti-immigrant policies of today's white
supremacists with the same intensity that he opposed the
segregation laws of his time. If he were making another "I Have a
Dream" speech today, I am sure that it would be one in support of
legalization for illegal immigrants and a much fairer and more
open system for legal immigration.
Roger Algase, Esq.* New York, NY

(c) Dear Editor:
Sorry, I ain't buyin' it . . . (Luis Nevada letter 07/07/09 ID).
The letter claims he has been on an F-1 for fourteen years. The
letter claims he has two master's degrees. It claims two
companies have "tried to hire me and applied for my green card."
It claims he speaks "three languages and have a broad range of
experience in various Latin American countries working for an
international consultancy company ranked among the 500
international top companies worldwide." The letter claims he had
been "working in Europe for almost ten years." Evidently, Mr.
Nevada must be a guy in his sixties to have that type of
experience behind him. And still a student? Peter Pan graduated
at an earlier age. But I wonder. Fourteen years on an F-1 Student
Visa. Evidently, either Mr. Nevada is very rich, or he has been
working in the US. I also wonder why, with his brilliant
education and background, he could not find a job and get an H-1B
visa? How can one have two failed Labor Certifications? In thirty
years of filing them I have only had one Labor Certification
denied. And, why still a student? And what has he ever done to
make the US a better place to live? "Ask not what your country
can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - John F.
Kennedy, January 20, 1961. Mr. Nevada's letter takes the same
position as Mr. Colorado's (07/03/09 ID), that he will go to
Canada, because he feels unwelcome in the US. I'll be the first
to bid him goodbye.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA

(d) Dear Editor:
Any foreigners as long as 1. they're self sufficient, 2. of good
moral characters, 3. believe and accept in whole in our
democratic and secular system, 4. posses minimum skills or
education level required here, 5. not asking for any kind of
welfare assistance and become public burden, 6. of good health
and productive age, 7. being proficient in speaking, reading and
writing English proven by TOEFL test conducted out of their own
pockets, they should be granted authorization of temporary legal
residents to stay in the US for 6 years and after that they can
apply for permanent residency upon meeting certain objective
criteria such as home ownership, minimum net worth, taxes paid
and other positive contribution to this country, then 5 more
years to get US citizenship. We have no rights whatsoever to deny
the rights of foreigners to seek out jobs in the US nor foreign
nations should deny the most fundamental right of human beings
including us as Americans to access their job market. Re : Mr.
Murray's and Mr. Smith's letters on ID 7/6/09 ID, mentioning
about rule of laws, nation of laws and obeying the laws, come
again what kind of laws? Should one never question any laws that
unfairly restrict their rights to advance themselves and be equal
just because those laws were designed for the purpose of
protectionism? Or say none on laws that treat people of colors,
ethnic and faith minorities and women as second class pariah
citizens? Or holier than thou laws that ban same sex marriage but
ignore sex outside marriage and divorces supported by some
hypocrite religious fundamentalists who love to cherry pick
verses on their Holy Books for convenient and discriminate the
rights of others?
Robert Yang
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