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Immigration Daily July 8, 2005
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CIS Ombudsman Report 2005

The 2005 annual CIS Ombudsman Report details the activities for the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman from June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005. The 53-page report details nine issues identified as constituting pervasive and serious problems faced by CIS, makes recommendations, provides an update on pilot programs, and outlines upcoming FY 2006 goals. For the entire report, see below.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Steven A. Clark, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Allen Kaye, Edward Litwin, Linda Rose, William A. Stock

The speakers for our current telephonic seminar on PERM are Steven A. Clark, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Allen Kaye, Edward Litwin, Linda Rose, and William A. Stock. The discussion is led by H. Ronald Klasko. The deadline to sign up for the next phone session is Tuesday, July 12th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2005.pdf.)


Article

Design Your Client Agreement As A Legal And Marketing Document
Trey Ryder writes "Don't underestimate the importance of your agreement as both a legal and marketing document."


News

CIS Ombudsman Annual Report 2005
The USCIS released its 2005 Annual Report of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman which summarizes the activities of the Office of the Ombudsman from June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The State University of New York at Buffalo's Office of International Education seeks applications for the position of Director, Immigration Services. Job duties include managing preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, and EB-1 outstanding professor/researcher petitions, EB-2 special handling labor certifications, adjustment of status applications, and consulting on complex J issues. Master's degree + 3 years of related work experience required. JD preferred. Advanced knowledge of J and employment-based immigration regulations also required. For details see: http://ubbusiness.buffalo.edu/ubb/cfm/jobs/. Salary range: $62,000-$77,000. Send resume + cover letter to: Mr. John J. Wood, Search Committee Chair at: State University of New York at Buffalo, Office of International Education, 411 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, or by e-mail to vpinted@buffalo.edu. Include posting #P-5051 in submission. Must be received by July 27, 2005 for consideration. The University at Buffalo is an equal oppportunity/affirmative action employer, and we especially welcome applications from or nominations of candidates from underrepresented groups.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
McNamara Koenig & McCarthy, PC (MK&M), a Boston-area law firm with an established business immigration practice, seeks accomplished paralegal with 2+ years experience to join its 7 person team. Busy, collegial firm on Route 128 in Wellesley, dedicated to quality and client service. The Immigration Law Group of MK&M focuses on employment-based immigration, particularly serving the healthcare, technology, financial, and education sectors. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to Julie Sears: jds@mkmlegal.com.

Offshore Services For Law Firms
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Case Management Technology
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comingsNgoings

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

New Intern
Wilner & O'Reilly is pleased to announce that Patema Mokaves has joined the firm as a summer intern. Ms. Mokaves, a graduate of UCLA is finishing her studies at Whittier Law School. She is fluent in Thai. Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC, 18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 700, Cerritos, California 90703. Telephone: 562.467.8988. Facsimile: 562.467.8989.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Hallelujah. Robert Divine is divine. He's smart, kind, able, etc. (see 7/7/05 ID comment).

Aetna Thompson

Dear Editor:
Mr. Kashani's letter (7/07/05 ID) seems to be implying that legal permanent residents are "second class citizens". Legal permanent residents are not only not second class citizens, they are not citizens of the U.S. at all. They are residents of the U.S. who may become citizens, if and when they choose to pledge allegiance to it.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
The Wh(y) Amnesty? poem by Bill Dahl (7/6/05 ID) displays a highly selective compassion in favor of illegals and tries to compare amnesty to religious forgiveness. But, even a Supreme Being cannot allow mercy to rob justice with forgiveness alone. To reward illegals with amnesties or in other ways who deliberately and arrogantly crowd to the front of the line of those patiently waiting to enter legally or who can't come at all with fiat forgiveness is unjust, unearned and only encourages more of the same disruptive behavior. The sanction of deportation is required to bring order, justice and discipline to immigration policy as well as the need for reduced numbers of legal admissions. This would display rare compassion for American citizens and respect for their rights and concerns.   Immigration policy cannot be based upon idealistic poems, novels, inscriptions or other such unrealistic fantasy or religious belief. Are US citizens now expected to sacrifice our goals, concerns, safety and lifestyles as well as tax money to the teeming masses of the world?   If so, the American dream has become a nightmare and the golden door a prison gate. Those who are unable to place America's security, concerns and needs above those of foreigners are just another argument against the many illusory, promised benefits of migration. What becomes of American heritage and culture if our future is an unassimilated polyglot of people? Trying to crowd so many other cultures here seems to be diluting what Americans have laboriously achieved from the dregs of historical oppression. There is much more at stake than "the plight of the illegal". As has just been celebrated on July 4th, our Founding Father's primary concern was the plight of freedom.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Below please find the reader feedback I routinely receive from the hate-mongering neo-nazis that continue to inhabit the soul of this nation. This response is to my Poem that was recently published in Immigration Daily (7/06/05) "It is our home. No One opens their doors to any who would wish to come. Only those who are invited, screened and accepted. This is not anti-immigration, it is common sense, prudent and needed as a matter of security in this day of terrorism."

Bill Dahl
Irvine, CA

Dear Editor:
I suggest an ongoing column that reports the real world of immigration court. Contributors must remain anonymous. They are invited to report what exactly happens in court, from czarist judges to strategies in obtaining grants. Just an idea, and maybe prone to 'war story-ism' but those of us who are in the trenches need to feel that we are not alone.

Stephen Scott

Editor's Note: Mr. Scott's idea is intriguing and we invite correspondence from our readers on this issue.


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