Choices In The AILA Election
Often times AILA elections offer no effective choice to members and many AILA members find voting unfulfilling because of the lack of choice. Fortunately, this year is different. There is a choice of two candidates for one position in the Executive Committee and a choice of eleven candidates for seven positions of Director on the Board of Governors. Running for AILA Secretary are Robert P. Deasy and Bernard P. Wolfsdorf. Running for seven positions for Director are: T. Douglas Stump, Brian K. Bates, Royal F. Berg, Lory D. Rosenberg, Marc Van Der Hout, Heather N. Segal, Victor D. Nieblas Pradis, Marcia N. Needleman, Kathleen Moccio, Dagmar Butte, and Laura Lichter. Given the small number of people who cast their ballots, every vote makes a difference. We would like to urge all AILA members to cast their vote. Information about all candidates running is posted on AILA Infonet. Don't delay - vote today.
Roundtable With Department Of State Officials On Consular Processing Issues
The seminar series "Overcoming Hurdles In Consular Processing: Visa
Procedures, Security Checks & The TAL" features the following speakers:
The discussion includes:
- Department of State: Robyn Bishop (Mexico), Steve Fischel (Washington,
DC), Leslie Gerson (Canada), Gary Sheaffer (Canada)
- Attorneys: Avi Friedman, Sylvia Graves, Tien-Li Loke Walsh (Discussion
Leader), Sharon Mehlman, Roszel C. Thomsen (Export Control Attorney)
The deadline to register is Tuesday, May 11th. [ Ed. Note: Corrected 5/6/04 ]For more info, including
detailed curriculum, speaker bios,
and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2004.shtm. (Fax version:
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The Terrible Twos
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Immigration Law News
Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel Claim Is Moot Where Alien Fails To Inform Counsel Of Fear Of China's One-Child Policy
In Wang v. Ashcroft, No. 03-1212 (1st Cir. May 5, 2004), the court said that Petitioner's failure to inform his counsel that he feared returning to China because he and his wife wanted to have more children in the future, and he or she might be sterilized was a significant omission and that Petitioner's ineffective assistance of counsel claim proximately flowed from Petitioner's failure to inform his attorney rather than the quality of his attorney's representation.
CBP Says US Immigration Inspectors Will Screen Travelers At Foreign Airports
Government Executive Magazine reports CBP Commissioner Bonner saying "The government will send teams of inspectors to airports abroad to screen visitors coming to the US by plane."
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J-1 Training Visa Sponsor
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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
Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Reeves & Associates (R&A), one of the largest, oldest and most successful
full service immigration law firms in California seeks an Immigration Attorney
with 3+ years experience in business immigration for its Pasadena, CA office. R&A offers a career position in a fast-paced environment for the
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Help Wanted: Paralegal/Legal Assistant
14-person midtown-based NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ yrs of experience with business immigration
applications. Experience with other types of petitions - family, natz, etc is a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious and available to work OT on an as needed basis. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume & cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at: Mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.
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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Small quality immigration firm based in lower Manhattan seeks qualified immigration attorney with two-four (2-4) years experience, for key position. Candidates should be familiar with family-based immigration and have experience representing clients at adjustment of status, 751 and naturalization interviews. Good research skills required. Experience with employment based immigration, H/L visas helpful. Seeking a conscientious, well-organized person who can work independently in this
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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. For more information or to reserve your pre-publication advance copies see here.
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