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Immigration Daily August 13, 2004
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  • Intellectually challenging area of immigration law
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Featured Article

The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2003
Luke J. Larsen, in a report published by the US Census Bureau, describes in detail various characteristics of the foreign-born population in the US.


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Immigration Law News

Foreign Terrorist Organization Fact Sheet
The Office of Counterterrorism of the Department of State issued a fact sheet on foreign terrorist organizations in accordance with section 219 of the INA.

DHS Expedites Removal Of Non-Mexican Undocumented While Extending Mexican Visitors Stays
The Washington Times reports "The [DHS] yesterday said it will expedite the removal of non-Mexican illegal aliens from the US, while allowing "legitimate" Mexican visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days instead of the current 72-hour limit."


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Classifieds

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 careers@usabal.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 mbowen@srgpe.com.

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: attorney@gurfinkel.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 hr@jackson-hertogs.com.

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: mdowning@cgfns.org, (ph) 215-222-8454, x.242, or visit http://www.cgfns.org/cgfns/newsandevents/specialevents.html

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Letters to the Editor

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

Dear Editor:
It appears that some of the responses to the Immigration Daily editorial advocating the elimination of some family-based categories are merely playing the same old tired song, advocating the same-old broken system. We have a newly created CIS, noticeably progressing under the leadership of Edward Aguirre, now we need an Immigration Act to match. My previous letter advocates an overhaul of our broken system, the development of a coherent and workable guest worker program, the easing of restrictions on H-1 employment categories, and the elimination of family-based categories that are not immediate relatives and in place of those archaic quota preference categories, assuring that spouses and minor children of US citizens and permanent resident aliens are guaranteed prompt immigration benefits. There is simply no rational basis for denying spouses and children of US citizens and LPRs immediate immigration rights. Likewise for asylees and refugees, no matter where in the world they may be. But there is no rational basis for immigrating entire extended families of brothers and sisters, elderly mothers and fathers, and adult children and their families, just to adhere to some out-dated and ill conceived quota system that was designed in the 1950's. Think out of the box - think new Immigration Act - not a band-aid patch on the current broken system like the SOLVE Act. It's time to learn from our mistakes. It's time to just say "No" to illegal immigration, and to call for the end of an immigration system that everyone agrees is not working in the best interests of the US.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA


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