Today's issue of Immigration Daily features, inter alia, a USCIS announcement of a new travel document, a BALCA case, 2 classifieds including a Help Wanted, a Letter, and an announcement of a new immigration practice in Philadelphia. Please scroll down to find the item(s) of interest to you and click on the link(s) to get the original(s).
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The Visa Waiver Program
Gregory Siskind presents an update on the Visa Waiver Program.
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Immigration Law News
Congressional Statements On S. 1685
Representatives Udall (R-CO) and Bereuter (R-NE) spoke on S. 1685, the bill extending and expanding the employment eligibility verification program and also extending the investor visa program.
US Workers Cannot Be Rejected On Basis Of Career Objectives
In the Matter of Sun Garden Manor, No. 2003-INA-3 (BALCA, Nov. 17, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that "a suspicion that the position offered does not match the long term career objectives of an applicant does not establish lawful grounds for rejection."
New Re-Entry Document
USCIS announced the production of a new travel document for LPRs, refugees and asylees.
Dechert Immigration Group Becomes Klasko, Rulon, Stock, Seltzer LLP
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports "Dechert LLP of Philadelphia is spinning off its immigration law group into a new law firm called Klasko, Rulon, Stock, Seltzer LLP."
Americans Don't Want Farm Jobs
The Boston Globe reports on a guest worker bill for Farm Workers and quotes an attorney for the Washington Farm Bureau "Some people tell us that if you would just pay $20 to $30 an hour you could get workers. That's not our experience [...] Our experience is that this work is really hard and it takes skill to do it."
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petitions, labor certifications (RIR and traditional), adjustment of status
and consular processing applications, and preparation of all types of
nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Paralegal will manage caseload with large degree of independence,
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Letters to the Editor
The attached press release higlights AILF's
Immigrant Acheivement Awards in New York on December 8, 2003.
Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq.
New York, New York
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