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Immigration Domain For Sale
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An Immigration Roundup
Jose Latour provides a roundup of recent immigration events.
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Immigration Law News
7th Circuit Encourages Government To Establish Arrangement For Timely Execution Of Stays Issued After Normal Business Hours
In Dimitrov v. Ashcroft, No. 03-2166 (7th Cir. May 24, 2004), in a case involving a stay issued after normal business hours, the court said that the government's willingness to adopt a system where email notification was used to notify the court that the Justice Department received notice of the after-hours stay was a constructive response to its order to show cause why the DOJ should not be sanctioned for its failure to timely execute a stay order issued by the 7th Circuit.
USCIS Announces I-90 Pilot Project Launch In Los Angeles
The USCIS announced the launch of the I-90 pilot project in Los Angeles that will reduce the wait time to replace or renew a permanent resident card or green card from a year to less than a week.
DHS Announces Accenture Wins USVISIT Contract
The DHS announced the selection of Accenture LLP to serve as the Prime Contractor for US-VISIT to help strengthen security at America's borders and modernize the border management process.
Visa Delays Cost US Businesses Estimated $31 Billon
The Los Angeles Times reports "Tighter border controls and visa delays have cost US firms tens of billions of dollars in lost contracts and added expenses, particularly in fast-growing new markets in China and other developing countries, according to a study to be released today."
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Help Wanted: Experienced Paralegal
INSZoom, a pioneer in immigration software solutions, seeks an experienced Paralegal as Customer Care Executive for our office in San Ramon, CA. You should be well versed with preparation of different types of employment and family based petitions using an automated tool. A natural presenter, you will take ownership of product training and customer support functions. Responsibilities include: onsite and telephonic training of INSZoom applications, configuring knowledgebase; and resolution of difficulties faced by clients in using the software. Gaining customer feedback to enable improvement in the product will be an important aspect of this job. Preference will be given to candidates with INSZoom experience. If you meet the above qualifications and are excited with the prospect of working with INSZoom, please send your detailed profile + salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Experienced Attorney
INSZoom, an immigration software solutions provider that grew 300% last year, seeks an experienced Attorney as Product Specialist for its US Immigration Edition. Innovation has made us a leader today, and you will help maintain INSZoom in the frontrunner position with your deep understanding of legal regulations, processes, workflow and bottlenecks in the U.S. immigration law practice. A natural leader, you will take ownership of strategic product planning & continuously strive to enrich INSZoom's user experience. Responsibilities include: keeping pace with ever-changing immigration regulations, envisaging and planning tomorrows product needs, participating in industry events to promote INSZoom and gain customer feedback. If you are a
responsible and committed self-starter who loves to work with technology/systems, you are the Attorney we are looking for. This position will be based in San Ramon, CA. Preference will be given to candidates with INSZoom experience. To be part of our growing family, please send your detailed profile + salary expectations to email@example.com.
Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Small Wall Street immigration practice seeks paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of experience with employment-based immigration. Candidates should also have working knowledge of family-based applications and naturalization petitions. Must have BA degree as well as excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills. Salary based on experience. Submit resume + cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fast-paced, nationally recognized immigration law firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals. Immigration experience desirable, strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills required. Spanish fluency a plus. Great oppty for individuals interested in challenging, exciting work dealing with int'l clientele and legal field, with career advancement possibilities. Competitive salary/benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Send resume, writing sample, salary requirements + references to Amal Talhame at: Maggio Kattar, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Ste. 775, Washington, DC 20036 or email@example.com. No calls please.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 215-222-8454, x.242. Or visit http://www.cgfns.org/cgfns/newsandevents/specialevents.html
Case Management Technology
ImmigrationWorks is the solution to all your immigration case management problems. ImmigrationWorks is an integrated solution that includes all immigration forms and case management features and allows your immigration firm to automate the entire documentation process. Available in either Internet version (ASP Model) or Intranet (in-house) version, ImmigrationWorks provides a secure environment and the ability to network multiple offices remotely. ImmigrationWorks is a web-based immigration case management solution providing 24/7 secure direct access to cases anywhere with an internet connection. Our solution can be used for all your clients, regardless of whether your case volume is large or small. Best of all, our easy to use, intuitive interface requires minimum training. For more information, contact us at: 1-800-350-4727, Sales@ImmigrationWorks.com, or visit our website at http://www.immigrationworks.com.
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Letters to the Editor
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My ex-husband is from South Africa. His conditional green card was based on our marriage. We were divorced and he petitioned, on his own, to have the conditions removed. He had to go to the INS in Memphis, Tennessee (he resides in Arkansas). After this interview he was sent a letter stating that his petition was "denied".
He went to see an attorney in Arkansas, paid him $200 to write a letter to INS and lo and behold approximately one month later he received a letter stating that he now had permanent residency. One week later he received his perm. residency card.
It was our understanding that the decision of the INS courts (Memphis) could not be appealed or changed. If this is true, how did one small letter that took approximately 5 minutes to write, get his "denial" changed? What would an attorney write, especially having not ever known my ex-husband or myself, to have received such an turnabout decision?
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