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Immigration Daily September 20, 2004
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Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, September 21st

Tuesday, September 21st is the deadline to register for "Sanctuary! Stratagems To Winning In Asylum Practice" - a three part (90 min each) telephonic seminar on cutting-edge issues in asylum law. The panelists include distinguished experts on asylum: Joseph A. Vail, Mark S. Davidson, Regina Germain, Nancy Kelly, Kirsten Schlenger, Mark Von Sternberg, Lynn Susser and Virgil Wiebe. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2004.pdf.)


Focus

Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart

The curriculum for "Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 30th: Current issues including Backlog Reduction Centers
  • National and Regional Backlogs
  • Doctrine of Backlog Reduction: Myth or Reality?
  • Analysis of the Backlog Reduction Rule
  • Telephonic Tour of Philadelphia and Dallas Centers
  • Major Current Issues in Labor Cert Processing
  • Practice Pointers: Recruitment and Documentary Requirements
SECOND Phone Session on October 21st: Appellate issues
  • General Characteristics of Notice of Findings and Final Determinations
  • Reconsideration of Final Determinations
  • Appeal of Final Determinations to BALCA
  • Federal Court litigation: formulating a Strategy that works for clients
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Challenging The Regs
THIRD Phone Session on November 4th: PERM issues
  • Implementation of PERM
  • Simultaneous Processing, Withdrawals, Priority Dates, & Substitutions
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of PERM
  • Practical Tips on Processing PERM
  • DOL Audits - what can Employers expect
  • Role of SWA in PERM, Backlog Reduction, and other Pipeline Cases
The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 28th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2004.pdf.)


Article

Asylum Resource Series: Russian Federation and Ukraine
USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center offers asylum information on Russian Federation and Ukraine.


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News

9th Circuit Says 241(a)(5), 245(i), And 212(a) Should Harmonize With One Another
In Perez v. Ashcroft, No. 02-73294 (9th Cir. Aug. 13, 2004), the court said that the statutory provisions in 241(a)(5), 245(i), and 212(a) should be read to harmonize with one another, rather than allowing 241(a)(5) to render the other provisions totally or partially meaningless.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Office of Helga M. Carson, an established immigration firm in Palo Alto, California, is seeking an Associate Attorney with a minimum of one year experience in business immigration law. Applicants should be well organized and motivated. Excellent working environment and competitive benefits. For information about the firm, visit www.imm-law.com. Email resume to Karen Chow-Gregory at kchowgregory@imm-law.com or fax to (650) 326-9881.

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Fast-paced, nationally recognized, Washington, D.C. immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented paralegals for challenging and exciting work in a congenial, supportive work environment. Immigration experience, strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills required. Competitive salary/benefits and career advancement possibilities. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Send resume, writing sample, salary requirements + references to Amal Talhame at: atalhame@maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

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: 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

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
I have to say that I am pleased that someone, besides me, thinks that some of ILW.COM's editorial comments are over the top. I was beyond shocked to read the comment on 9/15 "...they have no proposals short of turning America into a Gestapo state where the undocumented would be shot on sight." I very much appreciated the three responses on 9/16. The comment by Timothy Redmond regarding "caring so little for the topic that you can't even be bothered to make a legitimate argument supporting your position" was especially timely. Ali Alexander and I have both made the argument that another amnesty will do nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and will, in fact, only encourage it. This is well documented by the failure of the 1986 amnesty. Our case is further supported by the surge in illegals trying to get into the US after President Bush floated his "guest worker" proposal. You can't argue with facts, and the fact is, amnesty is not the answer to illegal immigration, enforcement is. Unless I have missed it, no one has come up with an argument that disputes what we have said. I also believe Asa Hutchinson is out of touch with "real Americans" if he truly believes they would not support massive deportation of those who break the law. He needs to get out of Washington and move among the small towns and cities and actually talk to people who are being displaced by those who are willing to work for next to nothing. We need strict enforcement of our current immigration law and aggressive prosecution of employers who hire illegal aliens.

LL

Dear Editor:
A friend of mine has 25 years of consular work experience employed with the US Embassy. This man has had a long-standing career in the US government. He is looking for job in the same field of immigration. He applied for so many jobs with staffing companies and Immigration Law firms, but has received no responses for the last four years. How can he get a job in his field of experience?

Ahmed Najmi

Editor's Note: Placing a Position sought ad in Immigration Daily may help your friend.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or less at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

New Attorney
Ms. Dawn Dobbs, with 15 years of immigration law experience, has joined Ford & Associates. Ford & Associates is located at: 404 James Robertson Parkway, Parkway Towers, Suite 1801, Nashville, Tennessee. Phone: 615-244-3601. Fax: 615-244-3659.


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