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Immigration Daily November 23, 2004
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Comment

Omnibus Appropriations And 9/11

The FY 2005 omnibus bill appropriations was passed by the House and Senate with various immigration-related provisions, notably the advanced degree exemption to the H-1B cap (see below for legislative text of Conference Report) - the bill now awaits the President's signature before it becomes law. Despite White House support, House Republicans blocked the 9/11 bill. There may still be one last opportunity to have 9/11 bill pass, during the two days in early December when Congress reconvenes. Immigration Daily will keep you informed of developments.

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


Focus

E-Mail Etiquette For Lawyers - Free Workshop For Immigration Attorneys

Carol L. Schlein, Esq. will discuss E-Mail Ettiquette For Lawyers in our telephonic workshop on November 30th.

About the speaker:

  • Carol L. Schlein, Esq. is an attorney and president of Law Office Systems, Inc., a training and consulting firm specializing in the automation needs of law firms and small businesses in Northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.
  • Carol was recently honored as the “Legal Technology Consultant of the Year 2003" by The Technolawyer Inc. The Technolawyer is the largest legal technology online discussion service in the U.S. with more than 9000 subscribers.
  • Ms. Schlein has been a contributing author for many books published by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Ms. Schlein is a frequent lecturer on topics of law office automation for the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and other organizations.

Immigration Daily Articles by Carol Schlein:

This 45-minute long free workshop for immigration lawyers will be on Tuesday, November 30th (2pm to 2:45pm ET). This telephonic workshop is only offered to members in good standing of ILW.COM's directory of immigration lawyers, and is free of charge. Requests for registration should be sent to webmaster@ilw.com.


Article

Changes In Foreign Labor Certification Processing
Olivia Thuma writes "It is clear that there is going to be an imminent sea change in the processing of foreign labor certification applications."


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News

Legislative Text Of Conference Report To Omnibus Appropriations FY 2005
Here is the legislative text of the conference report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 4818).


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity to join our dynamic team in the law and corporate affairs department in Redmond, Washington. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills are required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience managing legal staff and proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus. Microsoft offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and casual workplace environment. Please submit your response in Word format to resume@microsoft.com. Please indicate job code N145-122703 in the subject line. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
For over 45 years, Jackson Lewis LLP, a national employment and labor law firm has been exclusively representing management. Jackson Lewis seeks an immigration attorney in its Miami office for its immigration practice group. 7-10 years experience in employment based immigration law preferred. Candidate must have excellent communication (verbal + written skills) and case management experience. Send resume and writing sample in confidence to Judi Sebastian by fax: 305-373-9966 or e-mail: sebastij@jacksonlewis.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC, a premier management labor and employment firm with 13 offices nationwide and approximately 100 attorneys, seeks immigration attorney with 5+ years experience to join our immigration practice. The position is based in our Atlanta, GA office. Candidate must have strong knowledge of business immigration law, including full range of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and labor certifications. The position requires excellent analytical, writing, and case management skills. Candidate must be highly motivated and detail oriented. Position involves extensive client contact. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should send resumes in confidence to: attorneyrecruiting@constangy.com.

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
I totally agree with the opinions of Chucky which are published on Nov.22, 2004, and I highly appalaud Chucky's views.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
I, and I imagine other immigration lawyers who are totally confounded by the upcoming PERM, have one burning question. Should we file Labor Certifications with the state employment agencies now in order to, as you said in your recent editorial, "get in under the wire before PERM is published", or should we wait for PERM? Can any immigration lawyer out there please clarify this important procedural issue in a nutshell?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I saw the letter in Immigration Daily from the 3rd year law student who is looking for the previous legislation dealing with H-1b's. The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (Pub. L. No. 105-227, 112 Stat. 4978 (div. C, title IV) and the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (Pub. L. No. 106-313, 114 Stat. 1312) both increased the H-1b cap and provided other H-1b provisions.

Sherry Neal, Esq.
Hammond Law Group


comingsNgoings

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

New Appointment
The National Immigration Forum is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Maria Kelley to the position of Deputy Director, overseeing all of the Forum's programmatic and operational activities. Ms. Kelley formerly oversaw only programmatic activities. The National Immigration Forum is a national, non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy organization that seeks to embrace and extend America's tradition as a nation of immigrants.


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