Today's Immigration Daily features many items of interest, including: three USCIS announcements, four classifieds, and three letters to the Editor. See below for any or all items.
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USCIS Issues Rebranded I-9 Form, No Substantive Changes
USCIS issued an updated I-9 form to eliminate outdated references. Aside from replacing outdated references to the Department of Justice and the former INS with references to DHS and its components, the current edition of Form I-9 is the same as the 11/21/91 edition.
USCIS Implements New L-1 Provisions
USCIS announced the implementation of new provisions to the L-1 temporary worker program, commonly known as intracompany transferees, as mandated by L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2004.
USCIS Clarifies Filing Fees For H-1B1 Free Trade Nonimmigrants
USCIS announced that employers of H-1B1 Free Trade nonimmigrants from Chile and Singapore must file fees required by the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004.
DOS Adds Exception To Inadmissibility Ground For Unlawful Alien Voters
The Department of State promulgated an interim rule with request for comments adding an exception to the ground of inadmissibility, INA 212(a)(10)(D), for aliens who voted in violation of US law to comply with the provisions of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.
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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
International Faculty Advisor (IFA) will facilitate hiring and retention of UVA int'l faculty and staff - this is a FT, twelve-month position in Charlottesville, VA. Must have: Master's degree with previous experience in immigration law, or J.D. with some int'l background. Demonstrated experience working in cross-cultural context, awareness of cultural contrasts and linguistic difficulties. Multi-task and meet critical deadlines. Attention to detail. Work under pressure with high level of discretion. Exceptional analytical, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills with ability to negotiate among competing and conflicting interests. Work both independently and cooperatively as part of team. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Preferred skills: Experience advising and counseling others on immigration matters. Full knowledge of 8CFR & 20CFR as they affect H-1B, O-1, TN and future permanent resident employees. Duties: advise prospective and current int'l employees on immigration matters; train and consult staff members who hire foreign nationals; review non-immigrant applications and file H-1B, O-1 and TNs; prepare non-immigrant cases (Form I-129) including securing: prevailing wage determinations, certified Labor Condition Applications from DOL; and immigrant cases (I-140). Review begins 7/1/05 until position is filled. Candidates should apply, including with their cover letter a complete statement of qualifications, full resume of education and relevant experiences, and names of (5) references with current tel # + email address in confidence to Carolyn Laquatra at: CL4A@Virginia.edu.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York-based Immigration Law Firm with heavy entertainment based practice seeking paralegal experienced in Non-immigrant visa matters including O & P Visas, H & L Visas. Minimum 3 years experience required. High-pressure position with great potential for the right individual. Submit your resume to Jeffrey Gabel by email at: Jgabel@law-immigration.com or by fax: 212-695-3008.
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There are no letters to the Editor for the 6/22/05 issue. Normally when there is none you itemize it. What happened to the letters?
Editor's Note: An abbreviated version of Immigration Daily appeared for the issues: 6/21/05 thru 6/27/05 because we were attending AILA's annual conference in Salt Lake City (see 6/23/05 ID comment). We return to our usual full coverage beginning with today's issue.
I appreciate that Immigration Daily readers take the time to read my letters to the Editor, and to thoughtfully comment on them. The letters from both MS (6/21/05 ID) and Ben (6/21/05 ID) make good points about the possibility of identity theft and the vulnerability of all internet and credit card transactions, which, while someday I believe will become the norm, is still in its fledgling stages - a sort of "Model T" of the electronic world yet to come. However, in addressing only the mechanical aspects of confidential information sharing, both their letters to the Editor have missed the thrust of my concern regarding the outsourcing of legal support services. Lawyers have uniquely regulated ethical responsibilities to their clients, whether or not we feel they are necessary, advisable, or archaic anachronisms that should be abolished, or at least updated to fit the modern times. My question is whether this type of outsourcing is ethical, as well as whether lawyers would be held professionally culpable for any security breach traced to an outsourcing company. (Aha. The difficulty of traceability rears its head in favor of my argument.) Under present ethics law, I believe a lawyer would be held culpable, just as they may be held vicariously liable for any breach by their employees under the theory of "failing to adequately supervise". I believe it may be difficult for an attorney to draft sufficient exculpatory or acknowledgement type language in an attorney-client retainer agreement that would be satisfactory to the attorney, and at the same time meet the standard an ethics committee might impose on the attorney retrospectively. Sadly, no lawyer took up the gauntlet to disagree with me here. Can someone make a case for the other side of the ethics coin?
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
We received another PERM approval on June 20, 2005. This one was filed on June 6th, 2005. The case was approved on June 13th, 2005. Perhaps our clients will quickly get used to living in the PERM world. We applaud the DOL for its implementation of this electronic filing system.
David H. Nachman, Esq.
Nachman & Associates, P.C.
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