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Immigration Daily June 1, 2004
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Editor's Comments

Anti-Immigration Initiatives Lack Public Support

Anti-immigrationists have suffered a string of recent defeats. In California, the "Save Our State" initiative a.k.a. "Son of Proposition 187" fell more than 100,000 votes short of the needed votes to get on the November ballot. This rejection by California voters of an attempt to revive Proposition 187 spares the nation from reliving that unsavory episode. In Colorado, homebase of Rep. Tancredo, notorious for his opposition to immigration, an initiative to amend the state Constitution that would have made it unlawful to provide state services to undocumented immigrants was killed after it became clear that there would not be enough votes to get the initiative on the November ballot. In Arizona, the anti-immigrationists have not fared as badly. Three pro-immigration Republican members of Congress have been forced into primary battles against anti-immigration opponents. While what ultimately happens in Arizona remains to be seen, it is clear that the anti-immigrationists are successful only sporadically in getting public support for their stance, despite their loud proclaimations that they enjoy landslide levels of support among the American public. With the above background, the onus is on the pro-immigration lobbyists to deliver much-needed relief on the legislative front. While the larger issue of legalization may take time, the H-2B and H-1B cap are urgent matters that should be given priority treatment. Immigration Daily will keep our readers on top of happenings on the hill.


ILW.COM Focus

The Best Law Firm Websites

ILW.COM will host a free telephonic workshop on Thursday, June 3rd. This workshop is free for every immigration law firm regardless of whether they are customers of ILW.COM or not. The subject of the workshop is "The Top 7 Immigration Law Firm Websites - A Comparative Study". Topics will include:

  • Historical review of law firm websites
  • The old big 5 vs. the 2 newcomers
  • Content - does it really matter?
  • Usability compared
  • Traffic compared
  • What you can learn from the big 7 for your website
This 45-minute long free workshop for immigration lawyers will be on Thursday, June 3rd (1.15pm to 2pm ET). Registration is limited - don't delay. Requests for registration should be sent to webmaster@ilw.com.


Featured Article

Judge Rules Salary Withholding For H-1B Worker Is Not Discriminatory
Gregory Siskind discusses a recent OALJ (DOL) case concerning H-1B teachers.


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Immigration Law News

Nomination For Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
President Bush announced his intention to nominate Mr. William Sanchez, of Florida, to be Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices at the Department of Justice for a term of four-years. Mr. Sanchez currently serves as Senior Partner in the law firm of William J. Sanchez, P. A., specializing in immigration and international law.

Judge Says Fetus Is US Citizen Under Laci Peterson Law, Undocumented Mother Cannot Be Deported Until Delivery
The Sun-Herald of Biloxi, MS reports that a federal judge has stayed the deportation of a pregnant woman citing the "Laci Peterson law" that her unborn son is a US Citizen.


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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).

Immigration Law Conferences
CGFNS Hosts A Special Educational Initiative in Your Community - New U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Visa Regulations for Foreign Health Care Workers. As part of a major change in federal policy affecting hiring of foreign health care workers in the U.S., the DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to deliver patient care and provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. This timely educational initiative is designed to provide you with important information about the new rules and facilitate the process for foreign health care workers to obtain a visa certificate through the CGFNS/ICHP specially designed Visascreen™ program. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Session Locations include: Washington, D.C. - Monday, June 14th, Chicago, IL - Thursday, July 8th, Miami, FL - Monday, August 23rd, Philadelphia, PA- Monday, August 16th, Seattle, WA - Monday, September 27th, New York, NY - Monday, October 4th, San Francisco, CA - Monday, October 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, November 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing, email: mdowning@cgfns.org, telephone 215-222-8454, x.242. Or visit http://www.cgfns.org/cgfns/newsandevents/specialevents.html

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
Does your firm need a free initial consultation regarding an educational evaluation? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides free reviews of educational documentation. AETS will review the educational documentation submitted and call/email your firm to update you on the exact U.S. educational equivalency. AETS charges $50 for 10 business-day educational evaluation service, $70 for 5 business-day, $90 for 3 business-day, $100 for 24-Hours and $125 for a Same-Day turn-around. AETS also provides 'Expert Opinion' Work Experience and Position Evaluations completed by PhD university professors that start at $200 for 10 business-day service. For a complete list of their prices and turn-around times, please click here: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. In addition, AETS provides certified translations in over 100 languages, with translators that are specialists in over 80 fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit the website at http://www.aetsinternational.com or send AETS an email: info@aetsinternational.com.

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