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Korean Military Service Laws And Implications For U.S. Immigration Laws
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DOS Announces Visa Extension For Chinese B1, B2 Visitors
The Department of State announced that beginning January 15, 2005, eligible Chinese nationals who wish to visit the US temporarily for business (B-1) or tourism (B-2) will be issued visas that are valid for 12 months and multiple entries, extended from the previous 6-month maximum validity.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP, the leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, seeks an associate attorney. Must have 1 to 2 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Experience must include the preparation of labor certifications, nonimmigrant petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing applications as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. A great work place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Membership in CA bar a plus. Send your resume + salary expectations by email (only) with subject: Immigration Attorney to hr@larrabee.com.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Fakhoury Law Group, PLLC based in Troy, Michigan has an immediate opening for a paralegal with 2+ years of immigration law experience, particularly labor certifications and I-140s. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and excellent work environment. Please email resume + salary requirements to Rami Fakhoury: rami@employmentimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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 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
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: attorney@immigrationonline.com 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@yahoo.com. All resumes will kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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: immjobsnow@hotmail.com. All resumes will be kept in strict confidence. EOE.

Help Wanted: Law Firm Administrator
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez, a rapidly expanding law practice seeks an experienced law firm administrator/office manager. The position is based in San Fernando Valley, CA. Must be able to speak/read/write Spanish. Position requires 2 years as law firm administrator/office manager with bookkeeping/accounting responsibilities and experience using QuickBooks. Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills. Ability to work independently or in a team is required. We offer a compensation package including salary + bonus with benefits. We work in a collegial and friendly office setting. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to Javier Dominguez by fax: 818-988-6998 or email: abogadalatina@aol.com.

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

Dear Editor:
I wonder how well it would go over if the legal profession were outsourced? I'm sure there are some facets of immigration law that can be done offshore? Can't be just IP?

E Worden

Dear Editor:
While I am certain Guillermo Hernandez's (01/11/05 ID) heart is in the right place, he must understand what we "old timers" have discovered by observing immigration trends over the past thirty years. We tried an amnesty in 1986. It didn't work - there are more illegals in the US today than there were in 1986, despite the employer sanctions that accompanied the passage of that amnesty legislation. In fact, the first question from illegals who did not qualify for the amnesty in 1986 was "when will the next amnesty be?". The 1986 Amnesty Program clogged both the immigration system and the federal courts for twenty years. While some illegals do pay taxes, using phony social security numbers, but don't file tax returns like legal residents and citizens must, Mr. Hernandez grouses about them not being able to collect refunds, as though we law abiding citizens should somehow take umbrage to the sacrifices of the illegals. Hogwash. President Bush's plan may, as Mr. Hernandez states ". . . make it easier for foreign workers to come and work", but they will not "return to their homes", as Mr. Hernandez suggests in the first part of his letter. The last part of his letter is correct, however, wherein he flip-flops and states, ". . . immigrants are already here and have no intention of returning to their homes." You can't have it both ways. The proposed Bush Guest Worker Program solving any problems is a myth. It will only serve as an immigration magnet and legitimize breaking the law in years to come. Disrespect for the law diminishes us all. We must ask, and require, foreigners, as well as citizens, to respect the laws of our nation. If you disagree with a law, work to change it, but don't violate it.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA


comingsNgoings

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

New Appointment
The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in partnership with AILA is pleased to announce The National Center for Refugee And Immigrant Children, a new center established with a two-year $500,000 grant from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It will be overseen by USCRI Director of Policy Analysis and Research Gregory Chen, who spent five years as an attorney representing unaccompanied children in San Francisco. To be launched this spring, the Center will help hundreds of immigrant children obtain lawyers free of charge for their immigration proceedings.


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