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Immigration Daily January 12, 2005
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Sheela Murthy writes "This year, it is difficult to think of a "happy" new year for 2005 - with so much sadness and tragedy surrounding us."

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Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity in 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 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
The Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra based in Fairfax County, Virginia seeks an attorney interested in long term stable employment, with 2+ years experience in employment-based immigrant categories, specifically labor certs. Opportunity to play a key role in supporting a mature and expanding practice. Must be detail-oriented with excellent case management, organizational and computer skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume with career goals and financial requirements to Rakesh Mehrotra by email: or by fax: 703-918-6356.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
10+ person, fast-paced, leading business immigration law firm based in NYC seeks senior immigration attorney. Must have 7+ years experience with full range of complex business immigration cases in NIV and IV matters as well as family-based & naturalization. Must have in-depth knowledge of laws & procedures, excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to manage a large, complex case load, work independently and supervise & train associates and staff. Seeking a dedicated professional willing to make a commitment who can work well under the pressures of a busy immigration law firm. Partnership track potential for the right person. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter, resume, university and law school transcripts and employment references to : globallaw2005, All resumes will kept confidential.

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Mid and Senior level Immigration Paralegals with strong interpersonal skills are sought by a busy and growing corporate immigration law firm in downtown New York City. Top $$. Candidates with over 18 months of immigration law experience consisting H-1B/L-1/E-2 and RIR based Labor Certifications should apply by sending a resume to Keshab Seadie: All resumes will be kept in strict confidence. EOE.

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Dear Editor:
In response to the comment made by "jhoran" on 01/10/05's ID issue. I'd just like to tell Mr. Jhoran to open his eyes. Mr. Bush does not need to "open the flood gates" for more immigrants to come; immigration is happening with or without reform. President Bush's plan will make it easier for foreign workers to come and work, but they will return to their homes instead of staying here. One of the things that most people don't realize is that these workers even though working illegally, they still pay their taxes, and therefore the government has more income. What's more, because of their illegal status they cannot claim tax returns in which case the government keeps all that money. So it's not true that illegal immigration is costing to most people except the rich. Now, how exactly is immigration destroying families in this country? Most immigrants come from countries where family values are placed way higher than we usually do here in the U.S. Mr. jhoran's comments sound very xenophobic, but he is failing to realize that immigrants are already here and have no intention of returning to their homes. I think it would be better to try to legalize them like the President is suggesting, so that they can actually work legally, have insurance, avoid underpaying for jobs, etc. It's easy to blame the immigrants for all the problems the country is experiencing, but the truth is, the benefits outweigh by far the problems created.

Guillermo Hernandez
Catlett & Stodola, PLC

Dear Editor:
Mr. Robert Bettes referred to NumbersUSA as a "grassroots" organization (1/11/05 ID); I wonder how he describes the Pioneer Fund and its ties to the Tanton network?

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

Dear Editor:
I must come to the defense of Chucky who has been indiscriminately attacked by Mr. Lachter's letter (1/11/05 ID). I believe that everyone's opionion on immigration should be given equal weight. Although I am not a consitutional expert, I do believe there is a little something called freedom of speech that makes me right. It is unfortunate that Mr. Lachter's letter, who apparently earns a living as an immigration lawyer who supports an open door immigration policy despite its damage to the US worker and our national security, he chooses to disparage those that have an opposing view. I personally oppose rewarding any illegal alien with any job or amnesty but I guess Mr. Lachter will consider me unqualifed to voice my opinion as well.

O. Sanchez


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