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Nurse Immigration (In cooperation with CGFNS)

The curriculum for "Nurse Immigration (In cooperation with CGFNS)" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 18th: DOL Issues, USCIS Issues

  • Dealing with Retrogression of EB3 numbers for India, China and the Phillippines (likely to happen in Jan 2005)
  • Dealing with delays at USCIS and NVC
  • Arbitrary requirements by USCIS
  • Impact of DOL Transitional Guidance and PERM on Nursing occupations
SECOND Phone Session on December 13th: State Licensure Issues
  • Variations of state licensure of internationally-educated registered nurses
  • Obtaining social security numbers
  • Canadian nurse licensed by endorsement without NCLEX-RN
  • License by endorsement state-to-state
THIRD Phone Session on January 13th: VisaScreen Issues, Consular Processing Issues
  • Elements needed to obtain the VisaScreen Certificate
  • Qualifications for a 212(r) Certified Statement
  • Qualifications for the Streamline Process
  • Provisional considerations for the Canadian Trade NAFTA registered nurse
  • Current issues in Consular Processing of Nurses
The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 17th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2004.pdf.)


Article

ACLU Revised Interested Persons Memo Opposing The Anti-Immigrant Court-Stripping Provisions In The House Leadership Bill To Implement Recommendations Of The 9-11 Commission
Timothy H. Edgar of the ACLU writes "Clearly, these restrictions are not mere technical corrections to the immigration statutes to streamline court review."


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Statutory Right To Counsel Is Violated Where Entire Law Firm Is Disqualified From Representation
In Baltazar-Alcazar v. Ashcroft, No. 02-73363 (9th Cir. Oct. 21, 2004), the court said that predicating a waiver on the summary disqualification of an entire law firm violated the statutory right to counsel of choice. The court also said that the notion of banning an entire law firm from representing a Petitioner, without providing either the attorney or the petitioner a hearing or opportunity to be heard on the exclusion, was extraordinary.

Honduras And Nicaragua TPS Filing Location Changes
The USCIS announced that the filing location for TPS extension to July 5, 2006 has changed. Applicants should not submit applications to USCIS Service Centers and instead should file the re-registration application package at the USCIS Chicago Lockbox.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a large international law firm, is seeking an experienced Paralegal to work directly with the Immigration Practice Group in our Washington DC office. Candidates must have at least two years of business immigration experience in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant categories. Candidate must possess strong organizational, research and writing skills. Knowledge of PC applications and flexibility to work overtime are required. An undergraduate degree is required. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our Immigration Paralegals to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Please email: rmckinney@morganlewis.com or fax: 202-739-3001 your resume to Robin McKinney. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fast-paced, nationally recognized immigration law firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented associate. Immigration experience, strong organizational, research, writing & interpersonal skills required. Spanish fluency a plus. Great opportunity for individuals interested in challenging, exciting work. Competitive salary/benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Send resume, writing sample, salary requirements + references to Amal Talhame at: Maggio Kattar, 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Ste. 775, Washington, DC 20036 or atalhame@maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Levine & Associates, an immigration firm in the Ballston Section of Northern, Virginia seeks self-motivated, independent and productive paralegal with 3+ years of relevant experience. Salary based on experience and ability. Fluency in Spanish is desired but not essential. Practice involves family-based and employment-based petitions. Paralegal will have oppportunity to work under supervision of two attorneys, including the senior partner. Collegial, open office with a professional "family" atmosphere. Benefits include: free parking, medical insurance participation, and 16 days off per year. Ideal position for the clerically accurate, people-oriented, intelligent individual. Flexibility a must. Fax resume to Aaron Passon at: 703-527-4473.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Do you want to join a winning team? Are you energized by challenging opportunities in immigration law? If so, read on: Paparelli & Partners LLP, an internationally prominent, well-established West Coast immigration law firm with a focus on employment-based immigration seeks an experienced immigration attorney who is a self-starter and a team player for its new Manhattan office opening in January 2005. The successful candidate has (1) 3+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration (family-based immigration, deportation-defense and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions all a plus), (2) excellent writing, communication, technology and people skills; (3) NY state bar membership; (4) verifiable references and high ethical standards; (5) a track record in motivating, managing and leading immigration paralegals; (6) proven talents in marketing and business origination; (7) a passion for immigration law and for helping people; and (8) a desire to work with a diverse and top quality team who mirror excellence in client service and dedication to advancing the field of immigration law. If you have a drive to succeed and meet our requirements, then send your resume and letter describing your interest, qualifications, financial requirements and career goals in strict confidence to cim@entertheusa.com.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, a Prof Law Corp. seeks experienced paralegal for its South Bay, Southern CA (Torrance) office. Ideal candidates should have 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 and cover letter to Ms. Michele A. Buchanan, Esq. at MBuchanan@wolfsdorf.com. Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, P.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

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Dear Editor:
In response to Healy's comment "that [a few months ago] the Visa Office advised the E visa officer in Seoul not to refuse E visas to Korean employees of the company, at least, not on the nationality ground." That was true several months ago. Right now, the Visa Office has established an interim measure of granting 1 year E visas and then has requested applicable companies to change to other visas. Several months is a long time for consular practice. I myself did not have any problems until two months ago.

Young Noh

Dear Editor:
Based on the class action suit filed charging that DHS offices nationwide were consistently rejecting and delaying lawful permanent residents' requests for documentation of their LPR status, the indifference of our immigration system towards those that are playing by the rules are huge. They want us to believe that under these circumstances, the want to be immigrants should wait in line to come to our Land of Free and Home of the Brave.

J. Schuman
NY

Dear Editor:
The following requirements for non-citizen mexican residents to acquire a Florida drivers license has been formalized as follows: (1) a current passport, or any US drivers license used to validate identity of applicant. (2) a copy of an approved I-797,or any other form of US/state government issued id. needed for proof of legal presence in the US. (3) if the priority date on the I-797 is more than 2 years old, check the internet for confirmation that the approved application is still current and in process.. print out a copy for presentation with the approved I-797. (4) if the above requirements are met, then a request for a renewed or original drivers license or identification card can be processed. I believe this is a great step forward in simplifying and clarifying the rules, for both the applicants, and the personnel at the motor vehicle offices.

Al Moser, farmworkers ministry volunteer
Cresent City, FL

Dear Editor:
This past Sunday there was an article in the Washington Post discussing the budget shortfall in ICE. Apparently there is some in-fighting between branches of the former INS and ICE is coming up short. I read Immigration Daily everyday and find the reporting on the Circuit Court cases very helpful in our practice.

Lynn Neugebauer


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