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Immigration Daily March 26, 2004
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Editor's Comments

Various Items

Today's issue of Immigration Daily has various items of interest. President Bush spoke on his immigration reform initiative, we carry a particularly large number and variety of classifieds ads today, in addition to our usual features. Please scroll down to find the items of interest to you, and click on the links to get the original material.


ILW.COM Focus

E-Mail Etiquette For Lawyers - Free Workshop For Immigration Attorneys

Carol L. Schlein, Esq. will discuss E-Mail Ettiquette For Lawyers in our telephonic workshop on April 1st.

About the speaker:

  • Carol L. Schlein, Esq. is an attorney and president of Law Office Systems, Inc., a training and consulting firm specializing in the automation needs of law firms and small businesses in Northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.
  • Carol was recently honored as the “Legal Technology Consultant of the Year 2003" by The Technolawyer Inc. The Technolawyer is the largest legal technology online discussion service in the U.S. with more than 9000 subscribers.
  • Ms. Schlein has been a contributing author for many books published by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Ms. Schlein is a frequent lecturer on topics of law office automation for the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and other organizations.

Immigration Daily Articles by Carol Schlein:

This 45-minute long free workshop for immigration lawyers will be on Thursday, April 1st (1.15pm to 2pm ET). This telephonic workshop is only offered to members in good standing of ILW.COM's directory of immigration lawyers, and is free of charge. Requests for registration should be sent to webmaster@ilw.com.


Featured Article

Tech War Stories: Oh, the Goofs I've Seen And Other Tales Of Woe
Carol L. Schlein, Esq. writes "As a legal technology consultant working mostly with solo, small- and medium-sized law firms, I have seen many counterproductive steps taken in the name of moving a firm forward. Hopefully, by sharing some of these errors, I can spare your firm the same, often costly, gaffes." The author is the Featured Speaker at ILW.COM's telephonic workshop on April 1st. For more information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2004,0325-directory.shtm.


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Immigration Law News

President Bush Says When Immigration System Is Broke, Reform Is Needed
During remarks by the President to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Bush said, "When the [immigration law] system is broke, we need to reform it."

DOS Spokesman Responds To China's Objections To US-VISIT And Delay Of Biometric Requirement For Visa Waiver Program
During a Department of State briefing, DOS Spokesman responded to queries on China's objections to US-VISIT fingerprinting program and the possible delay of biometric passport requirements for the Visa Waiver program.

USCIS Issues Reminder To Obtain Advance Parole Before Traveling Aboard
The USCIS issued a travel advisory reminding individuals that advance parole be submitted to the USCIS (Form I-131) before traveling abroad.

Guest Worker Residency Legislation Is Gaining Momentum
The Los Angeles Times reports "Now that President Bush's immigration reform plan seems dead for this year, a less ambitious proposal to offer about 500,000 undocumented farmworkers legal residency is taking on a life of its own."

CBP Commissioner Says There's No Correlation Between Increased Border Crossings And President Bush's Immigration Reform Initiative
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports "In a recent interview, Robert Bonner, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, disputed allegations by Border Patrol union officials that increasing numbers of border crossers have been citing Bush's plan as a reason for coming."


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Classifieds

Labor Certification Advertising
A free service to you. LegalAd Services places your labor certifications, nationally in the newspapers, trade journals, and and all required print publications. We also place your labor certifications on the web. LegalAd Services does this free for you; as an advertising agency we receive a discount from the placing media, so your cost is the same, no additional out-of-pocket expenditures. We help write, place, follow the tearsheets, eliminating a great deal of the administrative hassle that is involved in running your labor certification and it costs you nothing additional to use the service. A win-win. Please contact us today, we are here to help. LegalAd Services 1-866-460-7006 or email LegalAd@comcast.net.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Bernard P. Wolfsdorf seek to hire an associate attorney with 1-2 years experience in immigration for its Pacific Palisades, CA 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 and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Applicants should submit resume + cover letter to T.L. Loke Walsh: fax (310) 573-5093; or email tloke@wolfsdorf.com.

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.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Anthony Olson, P.A., http://www.immigrationvisausa.com, an immigration law firm in Sarasota, FL, specializing in employment and family immigration law seeks an experienced immigration attorney. Applicants should have 2+ years employment-based immigration experience (particularly with labor certs, EB-1's, Hs, L's, O/P's) and foreign language skills (particularly Spanish or German). We offer friendly and flexible working conditions + competitive benefits package. Applicants must be conscientious, self-reliant, detail-oriented, and well-organized. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Tony Olson by fax: 941-362-7107 or email: tony@immigrationvisausa.com.

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.

Labor Certification Advertising
Do you place labor certification advertisements on behalf of your clients? USADWEB, LLC is the premier ad agency designed with the immigration attorney's needs in mind. Our job is to make your job easier. Our knowledgeable staff has experience with all types of recruitment media including newspapers, journals, Internet, college recruitment and more. We will provide you with expert guidance on placing advertisements and the lowest costs available from any publication. We offer one stop service and accountability for the entire advertisement recruitment effort. Our job is done only when we have mailed your client's tearsheet or affidavit to you. You can leave the worrying to us. Reduction in Recruitment (RIR) Advertisements: We will help you establish a recruitment pattern that is acceptable to the Department of Labor (DOL). Simply describe your advertisement needs to us, and we will work hard to satisfy those needs. We offer a wide range of services and bring to the table expert knowledge in DOL compliant advertisement. We work with you to help assure your certifications. Have you been asked to re-advertise based on industry layoffs? With only 35 days to respond to the DOL, you need tearsheets quickly. We make these situations simple and easy for you by providing prompt, efficient service and aggressive follow-up with publications to help ensure you get what you need to complete your case in timely fashion. Regular Labor Certification (RLC) Advertisements: Labor issues are constantly changing. With layoffs prevalent in many industries, many attorneys are turning to the regular labor certification process once more. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in reviewing SWA (SESA) advertising instructions and placing advertisements. We will proofread your advertisements and place them promptly in the next available publication as SWA instructed. Give us a chance to handle your clients' recruitment needs. We will impress you! Please visit our website at: http://www.USadWEB.com. For more information, please contact us via email at: howard@usadweb.com or call us at 1-866 USADWEB (1-866 872-3932).

We carry advertisements for Help Wanted: Attorney, Help Wanted: Paralegal, Help Wanted: Other, Positions Sought, Products & Services Offered, etc.
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For a listing of current immigration events please click here
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Kindly send us the Website address of Homeland Security Act to access and read.

Sudhir Shah

Editor's Note: Use our advanced search engine to find your desired item. Submit the following search term "text of Homeland Security Act" (within Immigration Daily, sorted by date, natural language search). The search result that you're looking for appears as HR 5005.

Dear Editor:
Effective April 15, 2004, requests to expedite applications and petitions will only be accepted at the Texas Service Center's new fax number 214-962-2632. Attached is the notice from the Texas Service Center.

Paul Parsons
Chair State Bar Of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration & Nationality


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