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Immigration Daily April 23, 2004
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Editor's Comments

Immigration Benefit Fees Are Absurd

USCIS released a chart summarizing the history of immigration benefit fees from 1985 to the present (for item, see below). If immigration is good for the US, it is to the benefit of the US taxpayer to bear the expense. If, on the other hand, immigration is bad for the US, then immigration (including immigration benefits fees) should not exist. In each scenario, immigration processing fees do not make sense.


ILW.COM Focus

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
*Special Note On Session Three*
In order to receive an immigration benefit based on an offer of employment in a health care profession, a foreign national must be sure to comply with all requirements in the state of intended employment in order to be eligible for a license to practice their profession. Because licensing issues can cause problems and delays in obtaining immigration benefits, immigration attorneys counseling foreign nationals in the health care professions need to be aware not only of the requirements for licensing of various occupations in each state, but also of the concerns that licensing authorities have with foreign-educated health care workers. We expect this session to involve speakers from state licensing boards, who will review issues in licensing of foreign-educated health care workers and help practitioners avoid common pitfalls in licensing of foreign nationals that turn into major issues in immigration cases.

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: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2004.pdf.)


Featured Article

Ten Tips To The Top Of The Search Engines
Jill Whalen writes " Having a Web site that gets found in Google and the other engines isn't hard to do, but it can be difficult to know where to begin."


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Immigration Law News

USCIS Immigration Fee History
The USCIS released a chart chronicling USCIS's filing fee history, from 1985 to present.

OIL Immigration Litigation Bulletin: August/September 2003
The Office of Litigation of the Department of Justice released the August/September 2003 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.

DOS And DHS Support Visa Waiver Extension
Government Executive Magazine reports "Lawmakers expressed their support Wednesday for giving more than two dozen countries additional time to comply with a new US immigration law, but indicated they may not grant as much leeway as the Bush administration wants."


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorneys
Jackson & Hertogs, based in San Francisco, CA, seeks experienced associates to work in multifaceted roles on a wide range of both nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Successful candidates must be highly accountable individuals who take initiative and consistently deliver exceptional client service. Ideal candidates should possess the following: JD and licensed to practice law in the US; 2-5 years experience in employment-based immigration law; strong legal research and writing skills; highly motivated and detail oriented; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email applications and immigration database/forms software. Prefer experience with ARIA software. For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to Jennifer Wadhwa, Human Resources by mail at: Jackson & Hertogs, 170 Columbus Avenue, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133 or email at: hr@jackson-hertogs.com.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Immigration Lawyer (midtown NYC) - 14 person fast-paced, leading immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration lawyer with minimum of 5+ yrs' exp. in varied business visa practice: H, L, E, O, labor certifications, EB1-1 etc... Must have in depth-knowledge of laws & procedures, excellent writing, communication & organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to manage a large case load and to work independently. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter & resume to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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 careers@goellaw.com, or fax to 301-313-0445.

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).

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 www.usc.edu/jobs (submit reference Req. #15453 under Search/Apply). AA/EOE.

Case Management Technology
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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 May 2004). For more information or to reserve your pre-publication advance copies see here.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
National Immigration Forum issued the following press release.

Douglas Rivlin, Director Of Communication
National Immigration Forum


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