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Immigration Daily March 16, 2004
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Editor's Comments

Leo, Ono, Law ... In Immigration?

What do LEO, ONO, LAW have in common? Nope, we're not referring to Hollywood celebrities. If you guessed that they're all immigration acronyms, you're right. Not satisfied with an alphabet soup of visa categories....the madness extends to acronyms as well. For the entire list of immigration acronyms from USCIS, see below.


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  • Fear-Factor: Managing Employer and Alien Expectations
  • Re-Arranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic?: Regional Processing and Backlog Reduction
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Featured Article

Gay Marriage And Immigration
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Assuming that more and more states recognize gay marriages, what impact would this trend have on US immigration law?"


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Immigration Law News

Immigration Acronyms From USCIS
USCIS offers a glossary of immigration acronyms.

No Jurisdiction Under 28 USC 2241 To Review Discretionary Determinations
In Bakhtriger v. Elwood, No. 02-4134 (3rd Cir. Mar. 10, 2004), the court, in an issue of first impression for the 3rd Circuit, said that there was no jurisdiction under the habeas statute, 28 USC 2241, to review discretionary determinations or factual findings of the BIA.

30 Hours Are Not Required To Prepare For 10 Hours Of Tutoring
In the Matter of Eva V. Rus-Biason, No. 2003-INA-27 (BALCA, Feb. 25, 2004), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that it concurred with the CO's conclusion that it was unreasonable to accept that 30 hours of a work week were needed to prepare to tutor a child for 10 hours a week.

US Shifts Strategy, Seeks 400,000 Undocumented Sought For Removal
The Miami Herald reports "Federal immigration officials, in a significant strategy shift that is sending shudders through immigrant communities, are for the first time aggressively tracking down foreign nationals who have been ordered deported but who have managed to evade capture."

Texas Attorney General Is Making Elimination Of Phony Notarios His Mission
The San Antonio Express-News reports "Since taking office 15 months ago, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been on a mission, using a law enacted in 2001 to go after predators who take immigrants' money in exchange for exaggerated, phony promises of quick legalization."


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Help Wanted: Experienced Paralegals And Support Staff
Bratter Krieger LLP, a full service immigration law firm located in Miami Beach, FL seeks experienced paralegals and support staff to join its winning team. Paralegals must have minimum 2+ years experience in all business (NIVs-E, H, L, and O/P's) and family immigrant visa categories; EB-1 experience preferred. Bilingual skills are required (fluency in Spanish or Portuguese). Bratter Krieger LLP offers an excellent working environment plus a competitive benefits package. Applicants should be organized and motivated. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Michael Work by fax: (305) 695-4398 or email: mwork@bkvisa.com.

Help Wanted: Legal Assistants
Leading immigration law firm, Tindall & Foster P.C., seeks qualified legal assistant applicants for its Texas offices in Austin and Houston. Positions require a university degree, strong writing skills, and Word, Outlook, Excel and Access proficiency. Foreign language fluency and immigration experience preferred. Training provided. Nonsmokers desired. We offer a competitive salary + benefits package (incl. paid parking). Austin applicants: Email resume to Robert Loughran at: rloughran@tindallfoster.com. Houston aplicants: Email resume to Kathryn Vidal at: kvidal@tindallfoster.com. Alternatively, resumes can be mailed to Personnel, 600 Travis Street, Suite 2800, Houston, TX 77002 (please indicate desired location). No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Specialist And Entry-Level Paralegal
Greenberg Traurig, a large international law firm, has openings in its Tysons Corner, VA office for 2 positions: an experienced immigration specialist and an entry-level paralegal. Both positions require a Bachelors degree and a minimum 2+ yrs of experience in the immigration field. The experienced immigration specialist should have previous experience managing caseloads with a high degree of independence. Both positions require strong organizational, written, computer and verbal skills. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Excellent benefits and compensation package offered. Send resume + cover letter, including salary requirements by (fax) 703-714-8378 or (email) tcohire@gtlaw.com. Please state the position (experienced or entry-level position) that you are applying for.

Immigration Law Books
Reserve your 2004 copies now. No immigration attorney should be without a complete, up-to-date reference library for all his/her primary resource needs. The 2004 edition of The Whole Act INA, provides annotations, footnotes, editorial notes, updated Topical Index with a separate Index of Appendices, and 49 Appendices, to help both novice and experienced practitioners alike efficiently navigate the complex labryinth of immigration statutes. The 2004 edition of regulations in 2 volumes (both immigration regulations 8 CFR and all immigration-related regulations of the DOL, DOS, and DOJ) includes the latest changes in the regulations + handy and most detailed Topical Indices for each. The 2004 edition of Patel's Citations, covering the history and treatment of all reported administrative precedent decisions under immigration and nationality law, keeps you abreast of the status and standing of all such immigration citations (e.g., reversed, affirmed, modified, followed or not followed, criticized, distinguished, etc.). This entire reference library consisting of the Act, Regulations, and Citations, is an indispensable reference tool that you will reach for day after day. Reserve your 2004 editions now. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you're not satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you can request a full refund - no questions asked. The 2004 editions will arrive hot off the presses (target publication March 2004). For more information or to reserve your pre-publication advance copies see here.

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