What's In A Name?
ICE recently tried to change its name from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to US Investigation and Criminal Enforcement (news item appears below). ICE's organizational mission is to provide investigation and criminal enforcement support to its sister agencies (Transportation Security Agency, Customs and Border Protection, etc.) within the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security, the largest part of the DHS. However, as recent news of round-ups of the undocumented in Southern California attests, ICE seems to believe its mission is that of hounding the undocumented using criminal investigation techniques. ICE should not lose sight of its primary mission: to help protect our homeland by hunting terrorists, it should leave dishwashers, cooks, and gardeners alone.
Removal Seminar Moderated By Lory Rosenberg
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Avoid Banishment: What Every Immigration Criminal Defense Counsel Should Know
Brian Conry, Esq. discusses "general immigration law basics that criminal defense counsel is required to know in order to protect this client from surprise, eternal banishment."
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Immigration Law News
TPS For Montserrat Nationals Ends February 27, 2005
The DHS announced the conclusion of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Montserrat and a six month extension of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) until February 27, 2005. For the press release, see here. For the Federal Register notice, see here.
Proper Venue For Passport Fraud Is Place Of False Statement, Not Site Of Processing
In Salinas v. Ashcroft, No. 03-2376 (1st Cir. Jun. 28, 2004), the court said that the plain language of 18 USC 1542 made passport fraud a point-in-time offense, which could be prosecuted at the place of the false statement but not at the some different place where the government, unbeknownst to the Defendant, had opted to process that application.
ICE Attempt To Change Name Fails
Government Executive reports "[A] months-long effort by ICE officials to change the name to U.S. Investigations and Criminal Enforcement, a title they felt more aptly described the range of missions carried out by the agency, which is the investigative arm of the Homeland Security Department [ended]."
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Case Management Technology
INS-Experts Inc. is an eCommerce provider of US Immigration solutions globally. The company offers a web based solution for popular
USCIS applications and forms through its website: www.INS-Experts.com. INS Experts is now offering its application preparation solutions to Immigration consultants/ professionals, as well as related organizations at discounted prices. Partnership opportunities are also available for manufacturers/ distributors of US Immigration related products and services. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Mr. Puneet S Parmar, Director of Business Development INS Experts Inc., 12280 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Suite 116, Saratoga, CA 95070. Phone: 408-517-4212, Email: Puneet.Parmar@insexperts.com.
Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Are you an expert in immigration law? Do you have high energy? Are you process oriented and extremely organized? If yes, Microsoft has an opportunity for you in Redmond, WA. We are seeking an immigration attorney to take on a new position within our immigration team. Key responsibilities include: I-9 compliance and J visa issues; Ensure regulatory compliance; Implement internal controls and review existing processes; Possible travel to Microsoft sites to conduct I-9 compliance trainings; Due diligence reviews and analysis to M&A teams; Secure legal work authorization in the US for individuals on temporary/permanent basis. Desired qualifications include: 5+ years of solid business immigration experience, ability to effectively lead and motivate others, excellent writing skills, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus, BA/BS and JD required. Submit resume in word format to email@example.com and please indicate job code N145-115057 in the subject line.
Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Business Immigration Attorney with 4-6 years related experience sought for the mid-town NY, NY office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP. Must possess excellent analytical and client service capabilities, and be familiar with all immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories. Please fax or email your resume + writing sample to Rick D'Aversa at 212-891-7566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Do you have a passion for writing? Do you find using technology to enhance business communication satisfying? Are
you an expert in Immigration Law? If yes, Microsoft has an opportunity for you in Redmond, WA. We are seeking an Immigration Attorney to take on a new and challenging position within our Immigration team. Key responsibilities include: Enhance and maintain the internal immigration Web site delivering and maintaining content of great quality and customer value; Create and implement a strategic plan for the Web site that will assist in achieving the groups business goals and satisfy customer needs; Prepare internal client updates; Legal research and preparation of legal documents; Exercise your extensive immigration knowledge to help others secure
legal work authorization in the US on a temporary and permanent basis. Desired qualifications include: 5+ years of solid business immigration experience, Excellent writing and editing skills with an emphasis on writing, immigration content for a variety of audiences, Demonstrated ability to manage legal staff, Proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus, BA/BS and JD required. Please submit your resume in word format to email@example.com. Please indicate job code N145-114972 in the subject line.
Help Wanted: International Legal Coordinator
International Legal Coordinator (multiple openings) - Bachelor's degree in Law, International Studies/Relations, or languages.
Requires 2 years' experience in preparation of business and work visa petitions and applications. Experience must include visas for foreign countries with diverse immigration systems. To apply, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include reference name: HR/IMM. No Phone Calls Please. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 600 Peachtree Street, Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30308
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,
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