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April 29, 2009


1.  Comment: Recession Strategy
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Consular Processing For
3.  Articles:
    (a) Big Law - Reports Of Death May Be Somewhat Exaggerated by
    Mark Ross
    (b) The 2006 Swift Raids: Assessing The Impact Of Immigration
    Enforcement Actions At Six Facilities by Jerry Kammer for the
    Center for Immigration Studies
    (c) Immigrants Of The Week: Alejandro Mayorkas, and Leslie
    Nielsen by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Revises I90 Filing Instructions
    (b) USCIS Issues Flu Preparedness Information
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Translation Services
    (d) Expert Witness Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) It's Called Swine Flu, But Don't Blame The Pigs
    (b) Getting Beyond The A-Word On Immigration Reform
    (c) N.J. Supreme Court To Weigh High Bail For Illegal Aliens
    (d) Law Firms in Mexico City Ponder Swine Flu Precautions
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Offices - Troy, MI
8.  Letters From:


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Recession Strategy

The days where an attorney could hang up his/her own shingle and
practice immigration law are long gone. Over the past several
years, the field of immigration law has seen consolidation as
market pressures force larger law firms to merge and/or acquire
in order to become national in scope and better service a global
clientele. Solo practitioners also find that an "of counsel"
relationship with a law firm helps them broaden the array of
practice areas that they can offer their clients. It is
increasingly rare to find a general immigration law firm.
Instead, immigration law firms find themselves specializing in a
specific practice area: family, business, removal, etc. The
downturn in the economy has exacerbated the pain already felt in
the field. Successful practice of immigration law requires
attorneys to have good command of substantive immigration law as
well as marketing ability.

Marketing is a long term initiative, and can be compared to
planting a field. One hopes that the seeds you plant today will
bear fruit in the future. A garden must be tended to in good and
bad weather alike. Similiarly, marketing efforts need to be
undertaken in good times and bad. Despite the slowdown in
business that almost all areas of immigration law are
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your law firm increase its standing among the immigrant

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.

Today Is Deadline For Consular Processing For Beginners

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar
series with Discussion Leader Rami Fakhoury and speakers Kevin
Aiston, Steven Garmo, Joel S. Guberman, Angelo Paparelli, with
other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 29: Role of the State Department in
Visa Processing
++ Information gathering
++ New FISA law
++ Visa Waiver Program - eligibility, ESTA system
++ 9 FAM - ground of inadmissibility
++ Security Advisory Opinion (SAO)
++ Discussion of select consular posts
++ Hot topics update

SECOND Phone Session on May 27: Coordination between USCIS/ICE,
++ Investigations by Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service
++ Data mining process, profiling programs - H and L cases
++ Documents and Benefits Fraud Task Forces (DBFTF) and other
multiple agency task forces
++ Discussion of select consular posts
++ Hot topics update

THIRD Phone Session on June 24: Set Up of Consular Posts: Who's
Who Behind the Glass Wall, and How to Get Them to Work With You
++ Practical guide to risk factors and self-audits
++ Risk management profile - client, your firm, client counter-
++ What to expect at two dozen foreign consulates
++ Due diligence steps in your application
++ Discussion of select consular posts
++ Hot topics update

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(a) Big Law - Reports Of Death May Be Somewhat Exaggerated

Mark Ross writes "Although by no means in a state of denial as to
the seriousness of the current financial meltdown, I got the
distinct impression that he was firmly focused on the
opportunities available as a result of the crisis."

(b) The 2006 Swift Raids: Assessing The Impact Of Immigration
Enforcement Actions At Six Facilities

Jerry Kammer for the Center for Immigration Studies writes "The
raids at the six Swift plants provide a good case study of what
happens when illegal immigrant labor is removed from the

(c) Immigrants Of The Week: Alejandro Mayorkas, and Leslie

Greg Siskind celebrates the achievements of these select

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS Revises I90 Filing Instructions

USCIS announced that it will change filing location and filing
instructions for the Application to Replace Permanent Resident
Card (Form I-90). For the USCIS release, see here.
For the Federal Register notice, see here.

(b) USCIS Issues Flu Preparedness Information

USCIS issued information on swine flu preparedness.

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long time NYC practitioner seeks young lawyer as associate (or
not so young) with or without own practice to work with a view
towards parnership and sucession. I wish to work less now and
much less later but not retire completely. Harry DeMell (212)

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small Northern Virginia immigration law firm
seeks associate with 2+ years experience in Immigration Court/BIA
litigation. Good writing skills. Spanish speaking preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits. Send resume
to mailto:mlfernandez@mslaw.pro.

(c) Translation Services
Eurasia Translations, Inc. has been proud to serve immigration
attorneys and individuals since 1993 with the translation of
personal documents, academic credentials, criminal clearance
letters, etc. Our customers can rest assured that all of our
translations are prepared in accordance with USCIS requirements
and are accompanied by a notarized certificate of accuracy. For
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For a free quote, please complete
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(d) Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert
Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
(asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with very high success
rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see:
Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M.
Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of
International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
mailto:sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of
my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.
6.  Headlines

(a) It's Called Swine Flu, But Don't Blame The Pigs

The pigs may not be the lone target. At least one anti-illegal
immigration activist has dubbed the virus the "Mexican flu."

(b) Getting Beyond The A-Word On Immigration Reform

Screams of "amnesty" will be the first volley of an opposition
campaign from those whose prime motivation is irrational fear.

(c) N.J. Supreme Court To Weigh High Bail For Illegal Aliens

In a case that stems from Morris County, the state Supreme Court
is poised to hear arguments Tuesday in Trenton on how much impact
a deportation detainer can have on the setting of bail on
criminal charges against illegal immigrants.

(d) Law Firms in Mexico City Ponder Swine Flu Precautions

The masks were one of several precautions the office's 30 workers
have taken since Mexican government officials announced on
Thursday that a deadly strain of swine flu had hit the country.

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7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) New Offices - Troy, MI
Siegel & Gross PC is pleased to announce its relocation from its
previous office in Troy Michigan to the following new address:
800 N. Crooks, Clawson, MI 48017, Tel: (248) 439-1595, Fax (248)

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