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Immigration Daily November 5, 2004
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Comment

Ashcroft Will Resign

According to a report from Law.com (and also from other news sources), Attorney General Ashcroft "is likely to leave his post before the start of President Bush's second term". Mr. Ashcroft is apparently exhausted from his leadership role after 9/11. Mr. Ashcroft's departure, should it come to pass, will likely have many reverberations for the immigration law community. Two prominent names mentioned as replacements are former NY Mayor Rudy Guiliani and White House General Counsel Alberto Gonzales. Appointing a pro-immigration Republican as Attorney General may be the first step towards sweeping immigration reform next year. Immigration Daily will keep you on top of events.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Unraveling The Mysteries In Adjustment Of Status

The detailed curriculum for "Unraveling The Mysteries In Adjustment Of Status" is as follows:

SECOND Phone Session on November 10th:

I. EMPLOYMENT-BASED ADJUSTMENTS

  • Deciding between Adjustment vs. Consular processing
  • Reasons why to favor adjusting
  • Reasons why to favor Consular
  • Designating choice on I-140 - locked-in?
  • Prospect of visa number backlogs again
II. PORTABILITY & CONCURRENT FILING ISSUES

  • INA 204 (j) & the Yates Memo
  • When to notify CIS of the change in jobs
  • Gap in employment between jobs
  • What is "same or similar" ?
  • Cut in pay at new job?
  • New employer's ability to pay?
  • Firstland case
  • Portability & concurrent filing - impact of the Fujie Ohata memo dated 3/31/04
  • Portability and consular processing

THIRD Phone Session on December 2nd:

I. EAD & TRAVEL ISSUES DURING ADJUSTMENT

  • EAD extensions - timing
  • Maintaining nonimmigrant status
  • Advance Parole (General Rule) - 8 CFR 245.2(a)(4)(ii)(A) & (B)
  • Renewing Adv. Parole & Travel Limitations
  • Timing for Adv. Parole extensions
  • Exception for H-1B & L-1s and their dependents - 8 CFR 245.2(a)(4)(ii)(C)
  • May 25, 2000 memo on the rules for H-1Bs & L-1s
  • Common scenarios
  • Advance Parole & portability cases
The deadline to register is Tuesday, November 9th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2004.pdf.)


Article

Catching Clients In Your Web (Site)
Edd M. Schillay writes "I can't stress that point enough: hire somebody qualified to design and maintain your website. What you don't know CAN hurt you."


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News

9th Circuit Releases Asylum Outline
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released its updated asylum immigration outline.


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Classifieds

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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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Sen. Daschle and Sen. Hagel indeed have an immigration reform bill, but it isn't the SOLVE Act, which was introduced by Sen. Kennedy and Reps. Gutierrez and Menendez.

Douglas G. Rivlin, Director of Communication
National Immigration Forum

Editor's Note: We were in error. Thanks for pointing it out.

Dear Editor:
I am attorney involved in a number of issues relevant to immigrants but not necessarily immigration law. For example I have an article published on the tax consequences of foreign pensions and social security for immigrants who wish to retire here. I can write on a number of related topics. Any interest?

George Hayduk

Editor's Note: We generally welcome articles in Immigration Daily on areas of immigration law. However, we do occasionally feature articles that would be interest to our readers even though the article is not per se immigration law-related. Your article may fall within this category. We encourage you to submit your article for consideration - send to editor@ilw.com. After the article has been read and reviewed, you will contacted. We look forward to your submission.


comingsNgoings

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

comingsNgoings To Date
comingsNgoings was launched in late summer. So far, we have received announcements for the following: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner. If you have a professional announcement (not limited to the above), that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com.


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