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Immigration Daily February 18, 2005
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Immigration And Social Security

Immigration Daily's longstanding position that increased levels of immigration is economically good for America was reaffirmed with the release of the first study linking immigration to the Social Security deficit. According to the National Foundation for American Policy report, an additional 264,000 immigrants a year (33% increase) of legal immigration over the next 75 years would reduce the Social Security deficit by 10%. According to the study, immigrants typically arrive near the start of their working years and may contribute to the system for up to four decades before receiving any benefits. As this study concludes, legalization would expand our tax base in a significant and meaningful way. Millions of undocumented currently live and work in the US who would gladly contribute to Uncle Sam's coffers. We have but to welcome these hardworking immigrants into our polity and tax base just as their American friends and employers have already made them part of our society.

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


Focus

PERM Books Hot Off The Press

ILW.COM is proud to present books on PERM, incorporating both reference material and analyses.

Fully-Indexed PERM Rule. This is a free soft-bound supplement to 20/22/28 CFR Plus, a part of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This book includes: (a) A comprehensive and easy-to-use 12 page topical index to the PERM Rule by P.J. Patel, author of Patel's Immigration Law Library; (b) 10 Key Questions on PERM by Gary Endelman; (c) The PERM World: A Temporary Answer to a Permanent Immigration Problem by David Nachman; and (d) DOL Memorandum: Technical Instructions Regarding Unprocessed Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Cases. This free soft-bound supplement is hot off the press and ready for shipment now! For more info on this essential reference resource, and to order, see here.

THE PERM BOOK - Labor Certification by Joel Stewart. This book is a detailed, in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the PERM rule by noted labor certification expert Joel Stewart, and will include additional essays by Gary Endelman and other distinguished attorneys. This book is being written for labor certification practitioners, and is not intended to decorate shelves, it will instead be a practical reference tool that we anticipate will be frequently consulted in preparing cases under the new PERM regime. Orders for this book will be shipped according to the principle first ordered, first shipped (the expected publication date is March 2005). For more info, and to order, see here.


Article

Taxation Advantages And Challenges For Visiting US Researchers Receiving Grants
Martin Levine and Natalie Berman write "Have you ever got an immediate and short answer to a question about taxation of a foreign national? If your answer is yes, you are one of the very few lucky ones."


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News

CRS Report On National Standards for Drivers' Licenses, Social Security Cards, and Birth Certificates
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act 2004 and the issue of national standards for drivers' licenses, security cards, and birth certificates.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Moore & Van Allen, a general business and litigation firm with 240 lawyers in three offices, is one of the largest firms in North Carolina. We have an opportunity for a qualified individual to join our Charlotte office as an entry-level immigration paralegal. Full-time entry level paralegal position requires 1-2 years corporate immigration experience, excellent technical skills and attention to detail. Successful candidate will be integrated into a large corporate immigration team. Overtime required as needed. We offer a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits. Send resume in confidence to Candy Komornik at: candykomornik@mvalaw.com or by fax: (704) 339-5906.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reeves and Associates, one of the largest, oldest and most respected immigration firms in California seeks highly motivated and hard-working immigration attorney admitted to the CA bar with 5+ years immigration experience for its Pasadena, CA office. Ideal candidate should have extensive experience in immigration law (family, business, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and deportation/removal), exceptional writing and editorial ability, case management skills and ability to supervise and coach support staff. Applicant needs to be detail oriented, highly organized, have people and case management skills, exceptional client service approach and be able to multi-task and manage a challenging and varied workload. R&A has an experienced support staff, state of the art technology and unsurpassed growth and learning potential, all in a very congenial environment. Submit resume with cover letter + salary history to Robert Reeves: officeadmin@rreeves.com or fax to (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Established boutique law firm in New York City seeks an experienced paralegal who desires to work from home, part-time. We specialize in O-1 and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1, L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an organized fashion. We communicate via emails and couriers. The candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month. The candidate must have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this position. We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two references to: daniel@danielaharoni.com.

Consular Processing Services
Embassy Connection, LLC, a US based firm with a global network of in-country professionals is available to assist with NIV and IV processing worldwide. We schedule interview appointments, pay visa application fees, communicate any changes of local policies, help gather country-specific supporting documents, and provide on-the-ground comprehensive support in virtually every country. We offer simple fee structure and flexible billing options. Visit http://www.embassyconnection.com or call 1-888-476-2195 to learn more.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner in Long Beach, CA, seeks an associate attorney with 2+ years deportation/removal immigration experience in a high volume, fast paced environment. Experience in the following is required: written motions to reopen, opening briefs to the BIA and other appellate agencies; Immigration Court experience (both master and individual hearings); familiarity with cancellation of removal, AOS, asylum, and CAT applications.; familiarity with law on aggravated felonies. Should know how to do bond redetermination hearings. Candidates must: make court appearances, handle large caseload with multiple deadlines, work hard, possess excellent research and writing skills. Duties include drafting points and authorities, briefs, appellate motions, appeals, attorney cover letters, etc. Must be aggressive and thrive in deadline driven environment. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Send resume + cover letter to: Brian D. Lerner at attorney@eimmigration.org.

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
What procedures can be recommended to force the IRS to take away FAIR's tax status? (see 2/17/05 ID comment)

Fred Ford

Dear Editor:
I am glad to see that Immigration Daily has raised the issue on regulation of foreign attorneys (2/17/04 ID comment). I'm not an attorney myself, and am curious as to how immigration attorneys will respond to a threat to their livelihood from trade in personal services, i.e. immigration. Some countries view requirements such as passing our state bars to be a non-tariff barrier to trade in services. However, I believe it would be remiss of our new US Trade Representative, whoever it might be, to treat services any differently than we do goods. For goods, we require that they pass certain inspections or meet certain conditions for the health and well-being of the American consumer. But just who will protect the US consumer from the services of a poor foreign lawyer (or doctor, or accountant)? These have the potential to harm us as severely as automobiles or drugs, which are heavily regulated by the federal government. Are we going to create another federal bureaucracy to evaluate the qualifications of foreign service providers and license them? And, how on earth will they judge an applicants' knowledge of state laws? We have only to look at the misrepresentation by "notarios" of themselves as lawyers to see that the field of services is ripe for abuse. Are we to hope for many more activist states' attorneys general such as Eliott Spitzer to protect us when the federal government can't, or won't?

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Do you have a copy of the latest USCIS press release discussing the additional 20,000 H-1B visas for this fiscal year for Master's or higher from a U.S. Institution which can be filed starting March 8, 2005. I am a long-time subscriber to Immigration Daily.

Susan Randell

Editor's Note: Try using our advanced search feature to find the item of interest. For example, a search with the terms "master's or higher" results in one of the search results providing information on the higher education carve-out (see 12/10/04 ID issue).

Dear Editor:
The Real ID Act that has just passed the House and will soon become law is the beginning of the end of the free ride for illegal aliens.

Chucky


comingsNgoings

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

New Associate
Ferman Law is pleased to announce Vicki K. Anderson has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Anderson is a 2002 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar. Ferman Law is a London-based U.S. and British immigration law firm, which has a very active consular processing practice. Ms. Anderson can be contacted at Ferman Law, 27 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QN, United Kingdom; Tel: 011 44 20 7499 5702.


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