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Immigration Daily February 25, 2005
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REAL ID May Not Be All Bad

The foreboding by many of the anti-immigration REAL ID bill may be unwarranted. Rep. Sensenbrenner's insistence that immigration be given top billing in the 109th Congress will likely provide the opportunity for Senators Craig and McCain to insist on guestworker and legalization reform at the same time. Thus, the final act will likely include both enforcement and benefits. Thanks to Rep. Sensenbrenner's unwitting aid, the mood is ripe for fundamental immigration reform. While relief on the benefits side is welcome news for the long suffering immigration law community, the price paid thanks to the ill-advised efforts of Rep. Sensenbrenner will be that our country will be saddled with a National ID card. So, REAL ID is bad policy but not necessarily bad immigration policy since its enactment would virtually assure a conjoined enactment of serious benefit relief.

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Telephonic PERM Session

The March 3rd session of "Running With The Bulls In Immigration Pamplona" will be devoted to PERM issues. The discussion will be led by noted immigration practitioner Angelo Paparelli. A detailed agenda will be posted soon. The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 1st. For more info, please see: (Fax version:


Tax Treaty Benefits For Foreign Students
Paula N. Singer, Esq. write "Tax treaty benefits for foreign students vary considerably depending upon when the treaties became effective."

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Fact Sheet On Micronesia And Marshall Islands
USCIS released a fact sheet on the status of the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

President Bush On Improved Visa Policy For Slovakians
During remarks with Slovakian Prime Minister Dzurinda, President Bush said, "...the Slovakian people should see a different visa policy coming out of the United States because we've now got a road map that we both must work on."

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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: 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: 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:

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 or call 1-888-476-2195 to learn more.

Foreign Credential Evaluations And Translations
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50 Educational Evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience and position evaluations. See here for a complete list of prices and turn-around times. Additionally, AETS provides certified translations in over 100 languages, with translators that are specialists in over 80 fields. For a copy of the application for credential evaluation and translation services, contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:

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Dear Editor:
Most of the illegal aliens now residing in the US had valid visas when they entered. Later, they overstayed and became illegal. Our universities and colleges can also play great roles to control from becoming illegal if they apply some strict rules to those who apply for student visa. At present, there are some universities the requirements of which for admission are so easy and simple that foreign students with lower marks in their Bachelor's degree are easily getting admission to MBA program. For example, I know of a university in Ohio which does not require GMAT for admission to MBA program whereas most of the U.S. universities require it. In addition, the foreign students who have scored just 525 in TOEFL can get easily admission to it whereas minimum 550 score is required in all the other universities. Most of all the students presently taking MBA program at this university are from foreign countries. Consequently, these students may not be able to continue their studies and later become illegals as their status fails to be valid. Therefore, some stern requirements for admission to universities and colleges are to be made fulfilled so that only good and intelligent students are admitted, and thus save the aliens from becoming illegal in the US. Furthermore, it is also advised that the US Consulate deny visas to those who have not taken GMAT or GRE for admission to Master's level program.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
I'd like to know who you polled (immigration lawyers and illegal immigrants?) - because I know no one who wants to give amnesty to illegal immigrants (see 2/11/05 ID comment).



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