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Immigration Daily May 12, 2005
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Steven A. Clark, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Allen Kaye, Edward Litwin, George S. Newman, William A. Stock

The speakers for the upcoming seminar on PERM are Steven A. Clark, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Allen Kaye, Edward Litwin, George S. Newman, and William A. Stock. The discussion will be led by H. Ronald Klasko. The deadline to sign up Tuesday, May 17th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Navigating Through PERM And The Employment-Based Preferences
Cyrus Mehta writes "This retrogression will negate the beneficial impact that the new PERM program will bring to labor certification procedure, especially for people who are born in India, China and the Philippines and who fall under EB-3."

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CRS Report On Border and Transportation Security
The Congressional Research Service released a report entitled, "Border and Transportation Security: Possible New Directions and Policy Options".

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (Fragomen) seeks to hire an attorney for its Washington D.C. office. Our ideal candidate has 1-2 years experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration. This position requires strong writing and excellent verbal communication skills. Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills. Fragomen offers a comprehensive compensation package. Please send resume and writing sample in confidence to Allison Bettridge, Human Resources/Office Manager, FDB&L, 1212 New York Ave., NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005 or fax to 202-371-2898. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettridge at: 202-223-5515. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Hammond Law Group LLC with ten attorneys and 30 staff members is one of the ten largest full-scale business immigration law firms in the United States. The firm is headquartered in Cincinnati with satellite offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Seattle. We are currently seeking associates for our Cincinnati office. Our client base is wide ranging from Fortune 100 companies to progressive start-ups. Our clients represent a cross range of industries and include those from: information technology, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, financial services, private and public universities, pharmaceutical and scientific research institutions, manufacturing, engineering, telecommunications, and relocation. Applicants should have 1-3 years exp. in business immigration law. Applicants with healthcare immigration law experience (e.g. RNs, PTs, Pharmacists) are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resumes to:

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.

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New Offices
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new law office located in Clifton, New Jersey which will handle immigration cases as well as other matters. The office is opened by Anthony Van Zwaren, P.C.-Attorney at Law, Kendal Coleman, P.C-Attorney at Law, and Greyson Hannigan, Esq. Our offices are at 340 Clifton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Clifton, NJ 07011. Phone (973) 473-0112 Fax (973) 473-0211.


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Dear Editor:
I have been reading Immigration Daily since last year. As an immigrant and a civil litigation attorney I find ILW.COM very useful. I am very glad to know that many attorneys are willing to help the immigrant community. I would like to thank all the attorneys who practice in this field. Being an immigrant, I have personal knowledge of the feeling of each and every immigrant in this country. I know the struggle and the hardship of leaving your country and starting a new life in the 'land of freedom'. I also know the good feeling of obtaining your "greencard". I wish the best of luck to all immigration practitioners out there.

Shah Peerally, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
A NYS judge (Cubas v. Martinez, No. 112371/04 (Sup.Ct. NY, May 9, 2005)) decided that the Dept. of Motor Vehicles exceeded its authority last year by instituting a policy that requires "legal presence" in the United States for those seeking to renew or apply for a NY State drivers licenses. Acting State Supreme Court Karen S. Smith granted an injunction enjoining the DMV from "requiring or in any way imposing a legal presence requirement or any immigration status as a condition of a drivers' license" or renewal. "Judge Karen Smith got it right the state should not be in the business of acting as immigration police," said Cesar Perales, PRLDEF President and General Counsel. "This policy injured many people and she rightly decided that it was wrong and caused great harm to many hardworking New Yorkers." PRLDEF brought the suit on behalf of several clients who claimed they had been injured by the policies and practices of the DMV. The action sought to prohibit the DMV from allowing these practices which the plaintiffs maintained were illegal and discriminatory. This case has been awaited not only by the plaintiffs, who are both legal and undocumented immigrants, but also by thousands of employers in the entire state who count on immigrant workers as nannies, taxi drivers, construction workers and in a host of other occupations. The state had argued that proof of "legal presence" in the US was a valid and reasonable requirement. But Judge Smith said the DMV should not be in the business of checking the immigration status of those applying for drivers' licenses "The DMV cannot be an enforcer for the DHS. It simply lacks the expertise and, more importantly, it has not been empowered by the state legislature to carry out that function," she wrote in her ruling.

John Garcia, Communications Director, PRLDEF
New York, NY

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