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Immigration Daily February 7, 2005
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Ron Klasko, Roxie Bacon, Jonathan Adams On PERM

Noted legal luminaries Jonathan Adams, Roxie Bacon, Ron Klasko and Angelo Paparelli will speak on PERM at ILW.COM's seminar on February 10th. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Form-Filling Formulae: Answering Logical (and Ontological) On-Line Questions.
  • Can I Get a Witness? How PERM Changes Supervised Recruitment
  • Audit Proofing Your PERM Cases: The Science and Art of Responding to DOL Investigations
  • Handle Me Special and Slip Me in Your Schedule (A): PERM's Impact on Professors, Physical Therapists, Nurses and Exceptional Ability Aliens
  • Pay or Don't Play: Attorney Fees and "Truly Open" Jobs
  • Riffing on RIFs: After PERM, Will Lay-Offs Scuttle Your Case?
  • You Don't Own Me! How Alien Investors and Stockholders Fared under PERM?
  • No More Second Bites: The Death of Remands and Other Changes to BALCA Procedures
  • Much More than a Potted Plant! Strategic Lawyering under PERM
For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2004.pdf.) The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 8th. Don't delay, sign up today!

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


Focus

Monday Feb 7th Is Deadline!

Monday, February 7th is the deadline to sign up for the Feb 9th session of "Running With The Bulls In Immigration Pamplona". This session will discuss Retrogression, US Visit, recent Cases, and the Tsunami. The detailed curriculum is as follows:

Tsunami-Related Immigration Relief

  • What are the best strategies and tactics for securing parole or petitioning for minor children, extending nonimmigrant stay, changing status, and gaining other immigration benefits for citizens or residents of Tsunami-affected countries (Burma, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Thailand)?
  • What special stay or removal procedures are available to citizens of Sri Lanka and Maldives because of the tsunami-inflicted damage?
Immigration Judicial Decisions and Strategies You Can Use Today
  • How do you preserve the record on appeal (even if you have no plans to litigate on behalf of your clients)?
  • What are most vulnerable interpretations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Administrative Appeals Office and how can you best attack them?
  • How can you create a litigation template to attack unlawful USCIS, DOL or DOS regulations using the Administrative Procedures Act and rules of statutory construction without exhausting administrative remedies?
  • Which successful cases can you use as models for challenging unlawful agency practices and policies?
  • How can you establish that the INA jurisdiction-stripping provisions of IIRIRA do not apply to your client's case?
US Visit Implementation and NSEERS Detritus
  • How does US Visit work and when will it be fully operational?
  • When will "Kiosk-Compliance" suffice for US Visit exit confirmation?
  • Will your client be forgiven for failure to register departure or surrender the I-94 card?
  • How does the ghost of NSEERS still haunt aliens seeking nonimmigrant visas, nonimmigrant extensions, changes and adjustment of status?
  • What techniques can be used to overcome past failures of NSEERS compliance?
Priority Date Retrogression and Extensions of Extraordinary Extensions of Nonimmigrant Status
  • What is the impact of the Yates' retrogression memo and the new restrictions on concurrent filing?
  • How can your client gain maximum benefit from the "other" 7th-year-plus H-1B extension for per-country quota unavailability?
  • What are the best ways of recapturing H-1B or L-1 time in order to bridge the gap between the maximum period of nonimmigrant stay and a slow-moving priority date?
  • How can you avoid your client's departure from the United States despite the backlog in priority dates?
  • How can you gain the benefit of earlier priority dates in prior-filed employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions by using priority-date transfer procedures?
  • What are the most advantageous ways of shifting between or among nonimmigrant visa categories while you await forward movement in priority dates?
  • What ethical issues arise and what legitimate techniques work in traversing between the employment-based second and third preference categories?
The deadline to register is Monday, February 7th. 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

Asylum Resource Series: Azerbaijan
USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center offers asylum information on Azerbaijan.


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News

Yates Memo On Victims Of Trafficking And Violence Protection Act
William Yates, Associate Director of Operations, USCIS, issued a memo clarifying the classes of applicants eligible for naturalization under Section 319 of the INA, as amended by the Victims Violence Protection Act of 2000.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small mid-town NYC Immigration law firm seeks an enthusiastic, ambitious, multi-tasker, team player with strong writing and verbal skills and experience and interest in immigration law who will "hit the ground running" to handle day-to-day operations, that includes administrative and legal functions. Candidate must be detail-oriented, manage case load independently, possess good organizational and computer skills and is tech savvy. We offer a competitive salary, casual environment, flex/full time and a chance to play a key role in an expanding practice. Send resume + salary requirements in confidence to Virginia Fling: patbarvir@yahoo.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Law Offices of Darren B. Silver, a medium sized established law firm in Los Angeles, CA seeks full time paralegals. Experience must be in business/employment petitions, such as H's, L's and E's. Please forward detailed resume regarding your specific experience. Ideal candidate will have two years of experience, is hard working, self-motivating, organized and enjoys a pleasant team work environment. E-mail resumes to Darren Silver at: info@darrensilver.com or fax to: 213-384-8285.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Kapoor & Associates, a boutique immigration law firm with offices in mid-town Atlanta and downtown Orlando, is looking for an immigration paralegal for our Atlanta office. We are a high-paced firm with a diverse mix of corporate and individual clients handling all types of employment-and family-based immigration cases. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of employment-based immigration experience. But most importantly, s/he will have a true passion for helping our clients achieve their dreams in the US. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please forward your resume to Romy Kapoor romy@kapoorlaw.com for consideration.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Quan, Burdette & Perez, P.C., a leading immigration law firm in Houston, Texas seeks an associate attorney with 3+ years business immigration practice in a high volume, fast paced environment. Experience must include preparation of non-immigrant visa petitions, labor certification applications, EB-1 and NIW petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing. Strong communication skills and case management skills required. E-mail your resume with subject: Immigration Attorney Position to: personnel@quanlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak and Stewart, P.C. has immediate openings for paralegals for our high-volume business immigration practice in our Raleigh, North Carolina office. Our firm is one of the nation's largest labor, employment and immigration law firms. Located in twenty-one offices across the country, we represent more than half of the nation's Fortune 50 companies. We are seeking paralegals with previous business immigration experience (H, L, TN, I-140, I-485) to join our dynamic and growing group. Your responsibilities will include both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. Previous labor certification experience and a Bachelor's degree are preferred; strong attention to detail and excellent writing and communication skills are essential. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a great environment. Please send resume and cover letter to: immigrationjobs@ogletreedeakins.com.

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.

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
I always appreciate Gary Endelman's insights and writings. In his article "Somethin's Gotta Give" (2/2/05 ID), however, I am concerned by the references to a 7th H-1b year representing the end of the line, that 8th year and beyond are unavailable. He wrote of hopes for a CIS band-aid allowing 7th or 8th years. Am I missing the point, is he indicating that CIS now exercises discretion before even granting a 7th year extension? AC21 section 106 allows for exceeding the 6-year limitation in H-1b status, to be granted in one-year increments until a final decision is reached on PR. This seems clearly to authorize 7th year, 8th year and more, and not merely at CIS discretion. Can anyone help resolve this?

Eli Maroko

Dear Editor:
Why are illegal workers a target and not the real culprits, the employers? Employers who call themselves the citizens of this country and go defiantly breaking the law by doing what they are not supposed to do i.e. hire foreigners without work visa or authorization and continue to do so despite the fact that such employees beg to apply for legal paper work. Greedy employers do not see it as an imperative need but a favor. Is the whole world aware of this malpractice including the big offices and officers. Isn't time to take them head-on rather than make the others suffer? No one can force themselves into our houses unless we open our doors be it front door, back door or loopholes that we choose to not to fill.

Kalpna Sharma


comingsNgoings

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Career Move
Brian G. Becker has recently joined the Law Offices of Charles S. Serfaty, P.A. in Hollywood, Florida. Mr. Becker will continue his practice in immigration and corporate law. He can be reached at phone:(954) 894-9449 or fax:(954) 962-1664.


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