Abolish Family Immigration?
With an estimated 10 million undocumented aliens living and working in the US, it is undisputed that our immigration laws are broken. Our current immigration laws unfortunately do not reflect the fact that most immigrants come to America to work. Any attempts to fix the current immigration system must address the reality that our country's immigration laws are mostly focused on family-based immigration. To align our current immigration laws with reality, family immigration numbers must be trimmed to make room for more employment-based immigration. Until our nation's immigration laws incorporate this reality, the number of undocumented will continue to grow and our immigration system will continue to be broken. It may be politically difficult to trim family quotas since waiting times are already very lengthy. It may be much easier politically to eliminate entire categories of family immigration rather than reduce quotas for those categories. Painful as this might be, we do not see any politically feasible way of legalizing the undocumented millions. Legalization would be not just a milestone in immigration law, it would be a major social, cultural, political event. To achieve legalization, creativity of the first magnitude will be required. The elimination of several categories of family immigration may be just the right creative solution to break the legalization logjam.
Deadline For I-751 Seminar Is Tuesday, August 10th
The deadline to sign up for the I-751 session of Family Immigration:
The Long Route From Love To Citizenship is Tuesday, August 10th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2004.shtm. (Fax version:
CBP Inspections At JFK
Thomas J. Shea, Esq. provides a recap of an AILA-sponsored CBP tour at JFK.
Keep on top of the latest in immigration law! Attend ILW.COM seminars! You can attend ILW.COM phone seminars from the convenience of your office! For more info on the seminars currently available, please click here: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/
Immigration Law News
Fish Roe Processors Receive H-2B Cap Exemption
The Department of Defense FY 2005 Appropriations Bill (H.R. 4613), including an exemption from the H-2B Visa cap to any alien employed (or who has received an offer of employment) as a fish roe processor, a fish roe technician, or a supervisor of fish roe processing, was signed into law by President Bush on August 5, 2004 (PL108-287).
President Bush Supports Increased Legalization For Mexicans
During remarks in Washington D.C., President Bush said, "And in order to solve the logjam for citizenship, Congress has got to raise the quotas on who can become a citizen. And I support raising the quotas on certain population groups, like the Mexican nationals, on who can become a citizen."
3rd Circuit Suggests Reform Of Asylum Process
Law.com reports "In a rare instance of the judiciary speaking directly to the other branches of government, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week urged Congress and the executive branch to remedy what it called a "disturbing trend" in which courts are forced to base decisions in immigration cases on "grossly out of date" information about world affairs."
Attorney listings on ILW.COM are searched 200,000 times/year! Each attorney listed is searched an average of once each day! Just one new client will pay for the entire year's fee! Click here for more info: http://www.ilw.com/membership/
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, seeks experienced attorneys with minimum 3+ years of solid business immigration experience for our San Francisco office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice with advanced practice tools and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills are expected. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Submit your cover letter, resume & writing sample to email@example.com or fax to 415-391-1642.
Help Wanted: Immigration Legal Assistant
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., Maryland's largest independent law firm outside of Baltimore city (75+ attorneys), seeks an immigration legal assistant. Experience desired in: employment-based IV (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), NIV (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1), family-based IV, naturalization, AOS, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. College degree and 1+ years of experience required. Ideal candidate possesses superior analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and immigration forms applications. Duties include heavy client contact, legal research, and immigration petitions. Work with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast-paced, collegial setting with large law firm resources. Excellent salary/benefits package offered. If you enjoy challenging work with direct client contact and are equally passionate about immigration law, we want to hear from you. Send resume to Maura Bowen, HR Manager by fax 301-230-2891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, an immigration law
firm, seeks an associate attorney for its Los Angeles office. Ideal candidate should have minimum 3+ years extensive
experience in all immigration law areas, including removal/deportation, AOS interviews, family and employment based petitions, and consular processing. Must be willing to travel outside Los Angeles area. Please send resume + salary requirements to Millie by fax: 818-543-5802 or email: email@example.com
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Jackson & Hertogs, based in San Francisco, CA, seeks experienced associates to work in multifaceted roles on a wide range of both
nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Successful candidates must be highly accountable individuals who take initiative and consistently deliver exceptional client service. Ideal candidates should possess the following: JD and licensed to practice law in the US; 2-5 years experience in employment-based immigration law; strong legal research and writing skills; highly motivated and detail oriented; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email applications and immigration database/forms software. ARIA software experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to Jennifer Wadhwa, Human Resources at: Jackson & Hertogs, 170 Columbus Avenue, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Immigration Law Conferences
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 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. 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. Upcoming session locations include: Miami, FL - Monday, Aug. 23, Philadelphia, PA- Monday, Aug.16, Seattle, WA - Monday, Sept. 27, New York, NY - Monday, Oct. 4, San Francisco, CA - Monday, Oct. 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, Nov. 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing at: email@example.com, (ph) 215-222-8454, x.242, or visit http://www.cgfns.org/cgfns/newsandevents/specialevents.html
We carry advertisements for Help Wanted: Attorney, Help Wanted: Paralegal, Help Wanted: Other, Positions Sought, Products & Services Offered, etc.
For information on advertising in the classifieds please click here
For a listing of current immigration events please click here
For services/products of use in your law practice please click here
Letters to the Editor
Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice.
Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a
qualified attorney. Send Correspondence and articles to email@example.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. Opinions expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM.