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Immigration Daily January 21, 2005
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Hs, Ls, Js, Retrogression, And PERM

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First Class Letters Seize Attention, Generate Ongoing Interactions
Trey Ryder writes "In these days of electronic communication, lawyers often overlook one of the most powerful methods of contact: first class mail."

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Commission, Not Conviction, Necessary To Negate Good Moral Character
In Jean-Baptiste v. Ashcroft, No. 04-10144 (11th Cir. Jan. 4, 2005), the court said that a naturalized citizen who committed certain unlawful acts during the statutory period prior to taking the oath of allegiance but for which he was indicted, arrested, and convicted after naturalization stood to lose his US citizenship for lack of good moral character.

Nunc Pro Tunc Is Appropriate Remedy For Those Erroneously Denied 212(c) Relief
In Edwards v. INS, No. 03-2292, 03-2104 (2nd Cir. Dec. 17, 2005), the court said that the equitable remedy of nunc pro tunc was appropriate for aliens who were erroneously denied the opportunity to apply for 212(c) relief.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, a nationally-recognized, five-attorney firm in Los Angeles, is offering career opportunities to two business immigration paralegals. Our firm represents a mix of corporations, business and computer professionals, physicians, nurses, champion skateboarders and even some major Hollywood movie stars. We are looking for paralegals with a minimum of two years business immigration experience (H, L, O and Labor Certification). You must have excellent writing and speaking skills, be self-motivated, friendly and a team player. Our salaries are competitive and our benefits package is second to none. E-mail your resume to Alison Walters:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Ronald W. Freeman, P.C. is an employment-based immigration law firm located in downtown New York City with a diverse corporate client base. We are looking for an attorney with at least 3 years of employment-based immigration experience to join our firm. Must have significant experience in nonimmigrant/immigrant business visas and labor certification. Strong communication (written & verbal) and case management skills required. Must be willing to participate in practice development efforts. Please email resume & salary requirements in confidence to

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

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP, the leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, seeks a senior associate attorney. Must have 3 to 5 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Experience must include direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs including labor certifications, all nonimmigrant categories, adjustment of status and consular processing 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 place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Membership in CA bar a plus. Send your resume + salary expectations by email (only) with subject: Senior Immigration Attorney to

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:

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 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: 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: 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:

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

Dear Editor:
I am interested in placing a professional announcement for our new office. Could you please forward me a couple of examples for formatting purposes?

Ofelia L. Calderon
Calderon & Derwin, PLC

Editor's Note: For examples of previous new office announcements, please see past issues of Immigration Daily in our archives. We look forward to receiving your announcement.

Dear Editor:
Why is it when you go to a USCIS interview, they are so quick to tell you no when you have so much evidence with respect to an asylum interview. My stepson and his wife are an example. They now live in America and would very much like to stay here, for when he returns to the Ukraine he will tried as a whistle blower as he had caught some of his superiors officers taking weapons and ammunition and selling them to another third world country for simple money. What I find amazing is that the interviewer had no idea in the world that my stepson would be put in prison and his his political indifference to what was going in the Ukraine. I cannot help but think that USCIS people are the most cold calculated people I have every met in my life and there sole mission in life is to cause as much problems as they can in this life. Now we wait for an asylum immigration judge to say yes or no to my stepsons' asylum request and in that time my wife has filed her n-400 application for citizenship which they say will take from 3 to 6 months at the least to resolve.

Terry L Bryant
Kennewick, Washington

Dear Editor:
I could not agree more with E. Worden's comments (1/20/05 ID). If someone is taking the time to express their views on a very important subject like immigration they should be heard no matter which side of the fence they are on. It seems to me that Immigration Daily primarily caters to lawyers who make their living by heavily lobbying for no borders at the expense of our national security while others, such as myself, would like to halt illegal immigration altogether and punish the employers who hire these people. Once this is done things will change for the better in my most humble opinion.

O. Sanchez

Dear Editor:
In a recent letter from GH (1/20/05 ID), he mentioned that illegal alien children who do not get the opportunity to go to college will either become delinquents and promote crime, or will become productive citizens which in turn will create a more powerful society. Unfortunately, as most open door immigration supporters do, he failed to mention a third option which has gained the support of the majority of Americans today, which is to deport everyone who is here illegally rather than reward them.



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