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Immigration Daily April 21, 2004
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National Poetry Month And Immigration

April is National Poetry Month. We are pleased to feature Lory Diana Rosenberg's inimitable immigration verses. The immigration bar is enriched by her lyrical talents and her annual sing-alongs at the AILA National Conference are events to remember. For the item, see below.


Healthcare Immigration Seminar

Healthcare immigration is probably the hottest area of immigration law practice today. Immigration attorneys confront three distinct sets of issues when advising healthcare industry clients.

  • NIV and IV issues affecting doctors
  • Issues affecting nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • State licensing issues for the health professions
(The last is particularly noteworthy for immigration attorneys, since immigration issues in this industry often turn on the peculiarities of various state licensing authorities.)

Our new seminar "Doctors, Nurses And Other Health Professionals: Current Immigration Issues" features distinguished practitioners Sylvia Boecker, Matthew S. Dunn, Elahe Najfabadi, Suzanne Seltzer, Greg Siskind as speakers with William A. Stock leading the discussion (other speakers to be announced, experts in state licensing matters will join the final session).

The seminar is offered by phone, so law offices around the country can participate. It is also a great training tool for the entire law firm staff (one registration covers everyone sharing a speakerphone). The seminar includes an in-depth Q&A period where you can pose questions regarding your cases to the distinguished practitioners on the panel.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 27th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:

Featured Article

Verses From Lory Diana Rosenberg
Lory Diana Rosenberg shares several poems with Immigration Daily readers.

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Immigration Law News

Military Oath Does Not Make A "National"
In Reyes-Alcarez v. Ashcroft, No. 02-71719 (9th Cir. Apr. 8, 2004), the court said that "The military oath, fairly read, promises allegiance (as well as obedience to the orders of superior officers and the Commander in Chief) for the duration of military service, rather than permanently. Furthermore, the military oath lacks a critical feature of the naturalization oath -the renunciation of foreign allegiances." The court found that the Petitioner therefore did not qualify as a "national" under the immigration statutes and regulations.

IJ's Failure To Advise Alien Of Right To Counsel Violates Due Process
In Tawadrus v. Ashcroft, No. 02-72349 (9th Cir. Apr. 15, 2004), the court said the Petitioner's due process rights were violated when the IJ neither advised him of the right to counsel at the time his attorney withdrew nor inquired whether Petitioner wished to waive this right.

DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: June 2003
The Department of Justice released the June 2003 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.

Local Police Enforcement Of Immigration Laws
A Christian Science Monitor op-ed says "The hunt for terrorists lurking in the US has started to break down an old and needless wall in law enforcement. These days, local and state police increasingly are helping federal agents locate or catch illegal aliens."

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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Levitt & Needleman P.C., a leading immigration law firm located in Midtown Manhattan, seeks an experienced immigration lawyer to join its 14-member team. Ideal candidate has 5+ yrs experience working in a varied business visa practice, and experience with: H, L, E, O, labor certifications, EB1-1. Must have in-depth knowledge of immigration laws & procedures, and possess excellent writing, communication & organizational skills. The ability to be detail-oriented, manage a large caseload and work independently is essential. We offer a competitive compensation package to the right candidate. Submit your cover letter + resume to Marcia Needleman at:

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegal
Goel & Associates, P.C. (G&A) , a leading business immigration law firm, seeks an experienced immigration paralegal to join its fast-paced corporate immigration practice located in Greenbelt, MD. Candidates must have at least one year of business immigration experience, ideally with H-1B, L-1, Labor Certification, and I-140/Adjustment of Status cases for clients in the high tech sector. A college degree, excellent communication and organizational skills, knowledge of PC applications, and the ability to work independently are required. We offer an outstanding work environment and an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a business-casual dress policy, health and dental insurance, 401(K), free parking, and more. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to, or fax to 301-313-0445.

Case Management Technology
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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegal
The University of Southern California (USC) seeks to hire a FT experienced immigration paralegal to assist academic, research and service units with the hiring of nonimmigrants for both temporary and career appointments. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should possess 2+ years experience in a private immigration practice or in an academic setting with immigration related experience. Applicants should have experience in: labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions including adjustment of status applications and consular processing, and nonimmigrant visa processing (O-1, H-1B, TN). Will manage large caseloads with high degree of independence, interact with USC departments and personnel on a regular basis, and serve as a resource for university faculty and staff. Candidates should also possess excellent writing and communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Immigrant Pro or related immigration software is required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Apply online at (submit reference Req. #15453 under Search/Apply). AA/EOE.

Immigration Law Conference
The Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law will present the 27th Annual National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy "Navigating Through the Immigration Labyrinth in Post-9/11 America" on May 25-26, 2004 in New York City. The conference will consist of presentations + Q&A sessions on a wide-range of immigration topics. Immigration professionals, government officials, HR professionals, and non-profit reps should not miss the chance to hear noted experts in the field speak. Participants will have the rare opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international event. Topics will include the transition to the DHS, including the impact of both policy and process, as well as an overview of business, family, and asylum issues facing the immigration law and policy community. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker line-up, and registration information, visit:

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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