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Immigration Daily July 11, 2005
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The deadline to sign up for the final phone session of Ron Klasko's PERM seminar is Tuesday, July 12th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:

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Immigration Books from ILW.COM

ILW.COM is pleased to feature the following distinguished works of scholarship:


The Real Story Behind The New E-3 Visa
Gary Endelman writes "How did the E-3 come about? Why is Australia so favored? Our expert gumshoes, Messrs. Mailman and Yale-Loehr, know right where to look."


DOL Reassigns Functions Related To Labor Certs
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor published a Federal Register notice on the reassignment of functions related to labor certifications for temporary and permanent employment of immigrant and nonimmigrant aliens in the US.

DOS Cable On New Interview Requirements
Secretary Rice issued a cable on the new interview requirements for non-immigrant visa applicants in accordance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

DHS Publishes Federal Register Announcement On EAD Extension For TPS Hondurans And Nicaraguans
The USCIS published in the Federal Register notice extending the validity of EADs issued to Honduran or Nicaraguan nationals under the extension of the TPS designations from July 5, 2005 until October 5, 2005.


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: 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 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:

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

Dear Editor:
Mr. Dahl letter's (7/8/05 ID) use of the phrase "hate-mongering neo-Nazi" to describe those who disagree with him on immigration is to show him to be what he claims we are. Religious fervor apparently takes the place of reason and rationality for him. Faith can't be reasoned with. The two are of themselves contradictory. That's fine if you're leading a congregation, but not if you're leading a country. Taken to extremes, we find faith behind the actions of such groups as this morning's London terrorists. We find faith as an ostensible reason for our attack on Iraq. We find faith, genuine or as an excuse, behind many of the wars in the world. Faith, taken to extremes, leads to the very hatred and intolerance Mr. Dahl's letter accuses us of.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to R.L. Ranger's letter (7/8/05 ID), whether a supreme being exists or not, there were no borders at all a long long time ago. Everybody had the freedom and rights to survive and seek a better life and opportunity. What justify anybody to restrict others to seek the same survival and oportunity here? Only recently, politicians have created borders and unfair trade barriers to protect the selfish interests of those within the border from competition overseas while taking advantage of poor nations by exploiting their resources and cheap labor. If you live in the Third World, living on less than US $ 1 a day, war and famine wouldn't you also risk your life too to jump the border to seek better life and opportunity ? USA is a nation of immigrants, no single ethnic group can claim their exclusive right that their culture symbolize "true" American culture and require others to be "assimilated" to be accepted as Americans here. E Pluribus Unum, we're different but one as Americans. We will always be like that, we should be proud of it and we energize and celebrate it.

Richard Sugiharto

Dear Editor:
Who is Robert Divine? (see 7/7/05 ID comment)

Paul Allen

Editor's Note: Robert Divine serves as the Principal Legal Advisor to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2004, Mr. Divine was with the immigration group at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz.

Dear Editor:
I note that recently two classified ads have run in Immigration Daily that seems to ask for an immigration practitioner and state "JD preferred." Last time I checked, to practice law you needed the JD. Am I wrong? They both came from a university. Do you screen these ads for this issue? Just slightly concerned.


Editor's Note: To the best of our knowledge, all states require a license to practice law for the position of practicing lawyer. However, such license does not necessarily require a J.D. in many states. Immigration Daily carries ads for three kinds of help wanted positions, not just one: Immigration Paralegal, Immigration Attorney, and Immigration Professional. Each of these is regulated in different degree by the different states.

Dear Editor:
You may be interested to know that U.S. Government, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Dept. of Health and Human Services(DHHS) have recently issued new guidelines on when to begin treatment of HIV positives with antiretrovirals. This is a 180 degree reversal from their earlier recommendations (due to which 450,000 Americans have been taking the toxic antiretrovirals up until now). Many HIV (antibody) positive people have been told-up until now-that they must take these toxic drugs. Those seeking HIV waivers for immigration visas may be given erroneous information, namely, that they must-in all cases of HIV positive status-take these toxic drugs to qualify for a waiver. Not true anymore, according to DHHS and NIH.

Harrell Graham

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