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Immigration Daily May 6, 2005
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Goodies In Supplemental

While many bemoan the soon-to-pass Supplemental Appropriations (which includes REAL ID), all is not lost. H.R. 1268 provides an unexpected silver lining in the following three areas:

  • H2B relief - the numbers will be allocated equally between the first and latter half of the year so that H2B visas are available for employers staffing up for the summer. Further, returning H2Bs will be exempt from the H2B cap for FY 2005-2006.
  • E3 visa - a new quota of 10,500 visas will be available for nationals of Australia, with similiar conditions as the H-1B visa. This will effectively increase the H cap.
  • Quota increase for Schedule A - 50,000 employment-based visas will be made available for Schedule A Group I and II, including nurses, physical therapists
For the 188-page Conference Report, see below.

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Angela M. Bean, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Romulo E. Guevara

Angela M. Bean, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, and Romulo E. Guevara will be speakers at the "Current Topics In Family Immigration" seminar on May 12th. Larry Johnson will lead the discussion. The deadline to register is Tuesday, May 10th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The Ethics Of Practicing Law On The Internet: Advertising, Client Confidentiality And Avoiding The Unauthorized Practice Of Law
Cyrus Mehta and Elizabeth T. Reichard write "As law firms and lawyers become increasingly reliant on the internet, they must educate themselves about the ethical issues arising through use of the internet."

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Text Of Conference Report On H.R. 1268
We present the 188-page Conference Report on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief Act, 2005 (H. Rept. 109-72) including many immigration provisions.

DHS Federal Register Notice Of H-1B Visa Allocation
The Department of Homeland Security published its interim final rule on the allocation of additional H-1B visas.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 5+ yrs. of experience with business immigration applications, nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experienced with other application types (family, naturalization, etc.. is a plus). Ideal candidate must have BA degree, excellent organizational, case management and computer skills. Must have excellent English and Spanish verbal and written skills. Should have fully developed paralegal skills in this area including ability and desire to serve as a resource/trainer to junior paralegals. Working hrs 9-6pm or 9:30-6:30pm with 1 hr. lunch and overtime as needed. Competitive compensation package offered. Email cover letter + resume to Marcia Needleman:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Am Law 200 firm headquartered in Chicago has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic business immigration practice in our Chicago office. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 2-4 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience working with medical organizations, managing legal staff and proficiency with IRIS Pro technology a plus. Competitive salary, excellent benefits and a professional, collegial workplace environment offered. Vedder Price is an EOE and we strongly support diversity in the workplace. For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and transcript to Eileen Neis, Legal Recruitment Administrator by email: or mail: Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C., 222 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60601.

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 resume 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 Paralegal
Lane Powell PC, a general business and litigation firm with 170+ lawyers in five offices, seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual for immigration paralegal position in its Seattle office, focusing on business immigration. Strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills and 3 years business immigration experience are required. Experience with INSZoom is a plus. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Send resume, salary requirements, & references to Carol Van Buren at No calls please.

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Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

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Dear Editor:
I just had the most interesting client call of possibly my 19 years practicing immigration law, which might be a light-hearted respite for Immigration Daily readers. The call was from a women in Bogalusa, Louisiana, which is near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. The woman has never received a birth record from the hospital where her daughter was born in 1984. The year after her daughter was born, the hospital gave the woman a "To Whom It May Concern" letter confirming only her daughter's date of birth and that her daughter was born at the hospital. The hospital claims that it has no record that her daughter was born at the hospital, although the woman said that the same hospital has records of her own birth in 1968. The woman also said that she has requested her daughter's birth certificate from the Louisiana Department Health Vital Records Registry, but the registry responded that it does not have a record of the birth. The woman has had trouble over the years registering her daughter for school and college, and her daughter, who is now 22 years old, has never been able to get a driver's license. I interrupted the woman at that point to explain to her that I only practice immigration law and that I didn't think that I could help her with her issue. She said, "Well it's like my daughter's an alien or somethin', and I thought that you could help me." I tried to be serious as I explained that I only help aliens from other countries, and I suggested that she contact a family-law attorney. I thought that the woman was very creative in contacting an immigration attorney. Thankful that her daughter was not a petitioner for one of my family-based cases, I turned my amusement.....back to work.

Goldie C. Domingue, Esq.
Baton Rouge, LA

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