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Immigration Daily January 20, 2004
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Today's Immigration Daily has various items of interest. Our Featured Article today, "Highlights And Lowlights Of 2003" by Alan Lee, Esq. provides a look back at this past year's immigration noteworthy events. DOJ issued a press release on the guilty plea of a foreign service officer. We also feature a BALCA case involving a labor certification denial for a specialty sushi chef. In addition, there are two classified ads, and two letters to the Editor. Please scroll down to find the item or items of interest to you.


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Featured Article

Highlights And Lowlights Of 2003
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "Looking back to 2003, we can begin to assess many of the more important immigration related events and non-events which had important effects or will have importance in the future in the field of immigration."

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Immigration Law News

Foreign Service Officer Pleads Guilty To False Statements Of Entry Visas
A foreign service officer assigned to the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea pled guilty to a charge stemming from false statements made to the US.

CO Is Not Required To Investigate Employer's Second Reason For Rejecting Alien
In the Matter of Shogun Enterprises, Inc., No. 2004-INA-294 (BALCA, Jan. 9, 2004), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that "because the CO had already determined that the original reason for Alien's rejection was unlawful and Employer failed to rebut this finding, the CO was not required to investigage Employer's second reason for rejecting Alien" for the position of specialty sushi chef.

President Bush's Immigration Reform Initiative Saves Republican Party
A New York Post op-ed by Dick Morris says "By taking the lead in extending the benefits of legal protections to more than 10 million illegal immigrants now living in the US, Bush has taken a bold and dramatic step to avert the extinction of his own party."

Foreign Nurses Face Administrative Hurdles To Obtaining US Jobs
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports "The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools expects to take in $15 million this year from more than 56,000 nurses worldwide ... But some nurses, nurse recruiters, immigration experts and hospitals say the company has delayed or fumbled the applications of an unknown number of qualified immigrants."

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Help Wanted: Attorneys and Paralegals
The Law Offices of Bernard P. Wolfsdorf seek to hire experienced paralegals for its South Bay, CA (Torrance) office and New York, NY offices. Bachelor's degree required for paralegal positions. The firm also seeks to hire associate attorneys with 1-2 years experience in immigration for its Pacific Palisades office. Ideal candidates should have experience with all aspects of business immigration. Responsibilities include: preparation of all types of immigrant visa 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). Will manage caseloads with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Applicants should submit resume + cover letter to specific desired location - South Bay applicants: fax Michele Buchanan at (310) 540-3147 or e-mail; New York applicants: fax Frieda Wong at (212) 899-5041 or e-mail Attorney applicants: fax T.L. Loke Walsh at (310) 573-5093 or email

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
The following highlights from the E-filing Standards for Immigration Group (ESIG) meeting with USCIS on January 9th was submitted on behalf of ESIG.

Doug Miles,
On Behalf of ESIG

Dear Editor:
The recent announcement by the President to give 8 million people legal status for whatever time period is another sort of reward for all those who intentionaly break the law of this great country. This announcement seems to be poltically motivated for certain short term gains. Although I agree that illegals workers have made their contribution to the economy by performing certain jobs. But the President or Congresss are not taking any pains for all those who are interested to come here legally under certain family categories. The backlog in this category stands as long as for a life time for them to join their relatives. The cap has been not raised for a long time for this catagory. The F4 category for India and Phillipines is the worst and I believe that they will never be able to come join their brothers and sisters in their life span. If given a chance, these people can fulfill all jobs Americans are not willing to perform, currently performed by illegals. All those who have applied to immigrate thru proper legal channels have been denied justice. Justice delayed is justice denied.

V. Gupta

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