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Immigration Daily July 29, 2004
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Editor's Comments

Immigration Swamps Circuit Courts

Circuit courts are sinking under the weight of immigration appeals. The BIA's affirmance without opinion procedure has resulted in a fast clearing of the BIA's backlog. Without commenting on the quality of the BIA's review, one fact is clear: more immigration cases are headed for the Circuit courts. Circuit courts are accustomed to a well-developed record and typically receive a case that has been fully developed in agency proceedings including agency appellate review, followed by a district court record and decision. The bulk of the immigration cases they now receive have merely the IJ's proceedings record, with no BIA or district court addition to the record and consequent filtering of the issues. We doubt if reviewing raw transcripts of immigration court proceedings is the best use of the Circuit courts' time. In the 9th Circuit, in particular, immigration cases account for almost half of the Circuit court's docket and the 2nd Circuit is not too far behind. This sorry state of affairs affects the administration of justice for all matters before the Circuits not merely immigration matters. The federal Circuit courts are under siege. Congress should fashion an appropriate solution and bring relief to the Circuit courts before things get much worse.


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Featured Article

Waiver Of The Visa Screen Certification For Qualified TN Healthcare Workers: A Disappointing Surprise Or A Surprising Disappointment?
Zlata A. Dikaya, Esq. writes "On July 26, 2004 the Visa Screen certification requirement is waived for TN healthcare workers who were employed in a TN status before September 23, 2003 and held a valid license from a US jurisdiction."


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Immigration Law News

9th Circuit Amends Disbarment Order
In Gadda v. Ashcroft, No. 02-15113 (9th Cir. filed Apr. 1, 2004, amended Jul. 20, 2004), the court issued an amended order which said that the clients of the attorney Respondent who was ordered to file notices of withdrawal would be informed that they could either obtain new counsel or notify the court that they wished to proceed pro se or request that the court appoint counsel for them. The court on its own motion recalled the mandate of its original April 1, 2004 order disbarring the attorney from the practice of law before the 9th Circuit, and issued the mandate on July 20, 2004.

Chief Immigration Judge On Immigration Proceedings For Alien Children
Chief Immigration Judge Creppy responds to a letter by several NGOs and advocates re: Edgar Chacoy and policies and procedures for handling alien children in immigration proceedings. (courtesy of Christoper Nugent, Holland & Knight LLP)

Naturalization Exam Gets Overhaul
The New York Times reports "In an effort to improve the quality and fairness of the citizenship test taken every year by hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the government is overhauling the naturalization exam."


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, a Prof Law Corp. seeks an experienced paralegal for its South Bay, Southern CA (Torrance) office. Ideal candidates should have a bachelor's degree, experience with all aspects of business immigration, including all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications, adjustment of status and consular processing, and nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Submit resume + cover letter to Michele A. Buchanan, Esq. at: MBuchanan@wolfsdorf.com. Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, P.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, a prestigious Glendale, CA law office seeks an immigration paralegal with 2+ years solid experience in family, employment-based petitions, and deportation\removal defense. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Filipino language is a plus. Send resume to the attention of Millie by fax: (818) 543-5802 or email: paralegal@gurfinkel.com.

Help Wanted: Exchange Visitor Programs Manager
The American Council on International Personnel, Inc., (ACIP) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to facilitating the international movement of personnel. ACIP seeks an experienced professional to manage our two Exchange Visitor Programs in the Washington, DC office and is the primary contact for our J-1 visa and Canadian internship programs. Responsibilities include: responding to program inquiries; timely applications processing; frequent communication with ACIP member participants; liaise with DOS and Consular officials; SEVIS compliance; annual report preparation; file maintenance; and, continual process improvement. Adherence to all applicable laws and regulations is required. Our ideal candidate has: experience administering a J visa exchange program, including SEVIS; excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently. Must be a US citizen or LPR. This is a FT position. Work hours are flexible but must be available to respond to urgent client matters outside of normal business hours. Limited travel may be required. Email resume, cover letter and salary req. to dcreception@acip.com. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ellis & Ged, PA, a fast-growing immigration law office in Boca Raton, FL, seeks an experienced immigration paralegal. Minimum 2+ years experience, with strong writing skills and emphasis in employment-based immigration. Bachelor's degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent work environment. Must be detail-oriented, well-organized and computer proficient. Please submit resume to Richard Hujber by email: richardh@ellisandged.com or fax: (561) 241-0812.

J-1 Training Visa Sponsor
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 training visa with Aiesec United States. At Aiesec, we provide an unparalleled commitment to customer service, offering 24 to 48 hour turnaround on approved J-1 training visa applications, free consultation on potential training programs and a wealth of information about J-1 training visa regulations. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in several locations across the country. Our J-1 training visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: Information Media and Communications, Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services, Management, Business, Commerce and Finance, The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations, Public Administration and Law. You can learn more about Aiesec and the J-1 training visa at http://evp.aiesecus.org or by calling Jim Kelly at (212) 757-3774 ext.222.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Bratter Krieger LLP, a full service immigration law firm located in Miami Beach, FL seeks experienced paralegals to join its winning team. Paralegals must have minimum 2+ years experience in all business (NIVs-E, H, L, and O/P's) and family immigrant visa categories; EB-1 experience preferred. Bilingual language skills are required. Bratter Krieger LLP offers an excellent working environment plus a competitive benefits package. Applicants should be organized and motivated. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Matthew Krieger by fax: (305) 695-4398 or email: matt@bkvisa.com.

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Letters to the Editor

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com.

Dear Editor:
I am appalled by the prejudiced sentiments expressed in Mr. Krikorian's opinion piece on the folly of the visa lottery. The lottery is bad because it's bringing in brown and black people, who are apparently not only corrupt but also likely to be terrorists due to their religion. It is bad because it isn't promoting the immigration of white people. Certainly sounds like 'gratuitous profiling' to me, despite the author's two paltry examples to the contrary. I like the lottery because it offers a chance to people without relatives here to help them, who don't already have a foot in the door here. If I were going to change it, I would require proficiency in English and a more advanced set of skills or education. Certainly, the new immigrants should be those who can hit the ground running. I think that there are plenty of Bangladeshis, Nigerians, Egyptians and others who would make great contributors to our society if they won the diversity lottery. This opportunity should remain available.

Lisa M. Jacobs


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