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Immigration Daily January 26, 2005
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Greg Siskind And Other Distinguished Speakers

Greg Siskind, who played a key leadership role in enabling the enactment of the J visa relief last month, will speak on J visas in our seminar next week. Joining him will be a number of distinguished practitioners including Angelo Paparelli, Atessa Chehrazi, Steven A. Clark, Edward R. Litwin, and Allan Wernick (other speakers to be announced), who will speak on recent developments in immigration law. The deadline to register is Thursday, January 27th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.pdf.)

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Focus

Deadline Is Thursday, January 27th For Hs, Ls, Js, Retrogression, And PERM

Recent developments in Hs, Ls, Js etc due to recent legislation will be discussed in ILW.COM's latest seminar (for example, the new 4-tier prevailing wage system). Also discussed will be recent regulatory and policy developments including the PERM rule and Retrogression's effects. This seminar features Angelo Paparelli, Atessa Chehrazi, Steven A. Clark, Edward R. Litwin, Gregory Siskind, and Allan Wernick as speakers (more speakers will be announced). The deadline to register is Thursday, January 27th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.pdf.)


Article

Power And Potential: The Growing Electoral Clout Of New Citizens
Rob Paral for The Immigration Policy Center writes "Immigrants and groups in which immigrants are a large percentage of the population, such as Latinos and Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a growing portion of the US electorate."


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News

Yates Memo On Good Moral Character And VAWA
William Yates, Associate Director of CIS Operations issued a memo and supporting attachments to inform USCIS adjudicators at the Vermont Service Center of the change in the law concerning determinations of good moral character made in connection with VAWA-based self-petitions (Forms I-360). For the memo, see here. For Attachment 1, see here. For Attachment 2, see here.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking attorneys with a minimum of three years of business immigration experience for our San Francisco Office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills are expected. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to careers@usabal.com or by fax to 415-391-1642.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
David J. Hart, PA, a well established boutique firm with a diverse client base, based in downtown Miami, FL, seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) attorney. Candidates must have at least 3 years experience in business immigration including nonimmigrant/immigrant visas and Labor Certifications. E-mail resume to Marcella Nishi-Page: mnishipage@immigrateusa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, a medium-sized labor, employment and immigration law firm seeks an experienced full-time immigration paralegal for its high volume, fast-paced corporate immigration practice in Roseland, NJ. Must have 2+ years of experience in the preparation of employment-related USCIS/DOL filings (all components, including supporting statements), such as non-immigrant employment petitions (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, etc.), immigrant visa applications (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and permanent residency applications), foreign residency waiver applications and J-1 practical training applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication (oral + written), organizational and computer skills. Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent) required. Foreign language a plus. Send your resume + cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and financial requirements in strict confidence to Alexandra Carvalho at : recruit@gghlaw.com or fax: 973-992-9125. EOE.

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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: awalters@shusterman.com.

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 jobposting@rwfpc.com.

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.

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 hr@larrabee.com.

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.

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Stacie Hackel (1/24/2005 ID) raised the age old question "where are the entry level positions?". There just are not many "entry level" positions available, because the learning curve is just too great, and no law firm can afford to pay a trainee for the few years it takes to acquire the skills necessary to assume the full-responsibility positions law firms are advertising. Over my 26 years practicing immigration law, I have mentored several would-be immigration lawyers. Most gave up and never practiced immigration law, opting for a less challenging area of practice, while some today have thriving solo immigration practices. Back in 1980, for several years law-change moved at a snail's pace, and processing times were reasonably short and uncomplicated. All that has changed dramatically. New practitioners need to know ten times the law, regulation, policy, and procedure, as when I began. I do not minimize this daunting challenge, nor do I envy any new lawyer who is bold enough to venture headlong into immigration law in 2005. It can be done but it will take a huge personal commitment to the practice area, with the expectation of little financial remuneration for the first several years. My advice for wanna-be immigration practitioners, beg, borrow (don't steal), and begin a general law practice of your own - drunk driving, simple divorces, lemon law cases, and legal aid referrals can pay the bills while you're learning immigration law. Work very, very hard. Read a lot. Remember that "law school" really never ends. Don't expect to get rich. Go to seminars and bar association functions, develop a relationship with a lawyer-mentor, learn immigration law one small case at a time. Then, after a few years, perhaps you will be qualified to answer some Immigration Daily ads that advertise for experienced immigration lawyers.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
President Bush's proposal of legalizing about 10 million illegal undocumented people appears to be a reward to all those who broke the law of land what ever sort of contribution they have made to this country. If America will not secure its borders to check this kind of inflow of people, this process will remain continue for years to come and we have to give another amnesty after a gap of almost every 20 years or so. Secondly, we are depriving all those law abiding people who are already stuck up in heavy backlogs of INS resulting in long separations from their loved ones living apart in other countries.

Paul

Dear Editor:
Please remove [email address omitted] from your records. That person has not been with Angelica Nurseries, Inc. for more than two years.

Carl

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