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Immigration Daily May 31, 2005
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Deadline For "New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc." Is Tuesday, May 31st

The deadline to sign up for "New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc." is Tuesday, May 31st. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.pdf.)

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New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc.

The curriculum for "New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc." is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 2: Doctor's Issues

  • Physicians - Update for 2005: Conrad 30 flexibility slots, Specialists in Federal and Conrad 30 programs, H-1B Cap issues in waiver cases, AC21 Yates memo and the impact on physician cases, Transferring during the three year period - no longer a slam dunk.
  • The Grey Areas: National interest waivers (when does the clock start, specialists v. primary care, will the J-1 letter suffice, etc.), The cap exemption (is it doctor-specific or position-specific; strategies for H-1B residents and fellows seeking employment with non-exempt employers), Can the J-1 three year service requirement be met in visa categories other than an H-1B?, VA Hospital waivers (does 5/8 time count as full-time work?; can transfers between VA hospitals and HPSA facilities work?)
  • Alternative visa categories for doctors - (Es, Os, TNs, etc.)

SECOND Phone Session on July 21: Nurses

  • EB-3 Retrogression: Impact of 50,000 additional numbers, Mechanics of implementing the new law
  • Immigration Reform proposals: The H-5A non-immigrant visa, Additional borrowing from unused EB-3 numbers, Doubling of EB numbers
  • Alternative visa strategies for nurses: H-1C, H-1B, TN, Fs and Js, H-3s
THIRD Phone Session on August 11: Other Health Care Professionals/The VisaScreen Process
  • Beyond nurses and doctors: Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors, PTs, OTs, and other therapists, Medical technologists
  • The VisaScreen Process: A primer on the IIRAIRA requirements, The new VisaScreen regs, Who can issue certificates and how to get certified, Practical tips
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 31st. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.pdf.)


Article

BIA Upholds Validity Of Marriage Where One Spouse Is Transsexual
Victoria Neilson writes "Significantly, the BIA has reaffirmed the longstanding rule that if a marriage is valid in the state in which it is entered into, it should be recognized for immigration purposes."


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News

CRS Report On Border and Transportation Security
The Congressional Research Service issued a report entitled: Border and Transportation Security: The Complexity of the Challenge.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Law Office of Robert L. Lewis, Immigrant Defense Group is accepting applications for immigration attys (entry and experienced). We excel at deportation defense, including asylum, international human rights defenses, discretionary relief, naturalization and family-based immigration. Successful candidate should expect frequent client contact and court appearances; drafting of client narrative declarations, research news and NGO reports to corroborate claims. Must be admitted to a State Bar, have some training or experience in immigration law, good writing skills, strong computer skills, and be highly organized. Spanish or Portuguese fluency a strong plus. First year salary $65 - $85K, depending on training, language skills and immigration experience. Standard health insurance and vacation benefits, plus fee sharing and bonuses. Sunny, high-tech office in historic landmark building at Oakland City Center, 15 minute BART ride to downtown SF/local immigration courts. Submit resume + cover letter to JobOpenings@ImmigrantDefense.com. All inquiries treated in absolute confidence. State language skills and immigration experience, if any, with specificity in your cover letter. Please, no calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Position available with Pederson Immigration Group, P.C., an established top boutique firm with national and international client base in Washington, DC. Unique positions for the right persons who can initiate independent action when necessary, can exercise sound judgment and assume responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a great team handling sophisticated and challenging immigration matters. Opportunity to travel to consular posts. Experience with H-1B petitions, labor certifications, J-1 physician waivers and consular processing preferred. 3-5 years experience in the immigration field and computer literacy required. Friendly place to work. Excellent compensation package. If interested please forward in confidence your resume, references and compensation history to Jan Pederson at: janmpederson@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Laner Muchin in Chicago, IL, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms has potential openings for experienced immigration attorneys in the near future. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. Laner Muchin provides opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; we have highly competitive salaries and benefits; we have an informal unpretentious office atmosphere; and we can demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. These positions require excellent academic credentials, 2-4 years substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. The ideal candidate must be client-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. For consideration, please e-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Laner Muchin in Chicago, IL, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms has potential openings for full-time immigration paralegals in the near future. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. The ideal candidates must have at least one year of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree preferred. Spanish and/or other foreign language a plus. Competitive compensation package and excellent benefits offered. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC law firm seeking experienced paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration. Experience in all NIV and IV cases and labor certification desired. Please send resume by email at: resumes_recruiting@yahoo.com or fax resume to (212) 935-7892, Attention: Immigration Department.

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comingsNgoings

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

New Partner
Roberta Freedman, formerly of Pederson & Freedman, has joined the Washington, DC office of Duane Morris, LLP as a partner in their national Immigration Group. The Head of the Duane Morris national Immigration Group is Denyse Sabagh, who currently serves as the General Counsel of AILA. Duane Morris LLP, 1667 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-1608. Phone: 202.776.7804. Fax: 202.776.7801.


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
I must note at the outset that this e-mail reflects my own views, not that of my agency. The Real ID act doesn't "purport" to eliminate habeas review. It does, in fact, eliminate it (5/27/05 ID comment). In St. Cyr, the Supreme Court said there would be no constitutional problem with eliminating habeas review of removal orders, so long as some form of judicial review is available. In what way is the right to petition the court of appeals for review of a final order, and to raise in that proceeding any constitutional or statutory claim that the order is not lawful, not adequate?

Michael J. Sheridan
Helena, MT

Dear Editor:
I'm tired of letters like those from Liz Fautsch (5/25/05 ID) blaming U.S. immigration laws for the plight of those who purposely enter this country illegally. In response to a reasonable suggestion that those who enter illegally should return to their home countries and re-enter through the proper legal channels, she writes, "how would a country like Mexico or El Salvador, already beset by the sorts of economic problems that cause emigration in the first place, deal with a mass influx of their compatriots, who will need jobs and social services, while communities in their poorest regions lose out on the sizeable sums these same individuals used to remit from abroad?" We have to deal with these same people entering illegally and then "need[ing] jobs and social services" at the expense of our lower-skilled workers. And is it our problem that these countries depend on fraudulently obtained money from abroad? We ought to be charging Mexico, etc. for all of the burdens they cost us in educating, incarcerating and otherwise serving these illegal nationals. That would completely wipe out the amount of any remittances nationals send to these countries.

Katelyn Giovino
Bedford, MA

Dear Editor:
There are a lot of illegal persons that already have the future right to immigrate to this country (5/25/05 Article). For example, there are brothers and sisters of US citizens that have waited long for adjustment, as well as sons and daughters of residents and US citizens over 21 years old that could be easily identified by BCIS and be granted something like a quick TPS, be fingerprinted, resolving a great percentage of our illegal population.

Elena Rivas


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