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Immigration Daily July 18, 2005
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Deadline Is Tuesday, July 19th

The deadline to sign up for the second phone session of Gregory Siskind's healthcare seminar is Tuesday, July 19th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, see:
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Nurse Immigration Seminar On July 21st

The July 21st session of our healthcare telephonic seminar series will focus on nurses. The curriculum is as follows:

  • 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)
The speakers will be Sylvia Boecker, Sherry Neal and Bill Stock, with Greg Siskind leading the discussion. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 19th. For more info including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and to register, please see: (Fax version:


American Doors Aren't Closed
Abdul R. Sheikh writes "We won't have to wait 20 years to get the full effect of how American culture and history has changed. I think it is already in plain view."


Policy Report From Congressional Research Service
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on US immigration policy on permanent admissions updating an earlier February 18, 2004 version.


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 and strongly supports workplace diversity.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking a senior level associate with a minimum of five years of business immigration experience for our San Francisco office. We are looking for someone who can have an immediate impact, and who can act as a liaison with some of our larger clients in the immigrant visa practice. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume environment, and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. The ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills are a must. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to or by fax to 415.217.4426. No phone calls please.

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: or by fax: 212-695-3008.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast-paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ yrs' of business immigration experience handling full range of diverse nonimmig. and immig. matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter & resume to

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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:
I just wanted to congratulate the brilliance of the police force in New Hampshire who thought of the criminal trespass as a means to an end in stopping illegal immigration (see 7/14/05 ID comment).


Dear Editor:
Is it true that the Mexican government is paying the legal bills in the illegal alien against criminal trespass charge in New Hampshire (7/14/05 ID comment)? If this is the case, although permissible, I find it to be an outrageous act on the part of the Mexican government. Our neighbor to the south is essentially paying for its own citizens to remain illegally in this country and further violate US and/or state law. I would venture to say that a one way plane ticket back to Mexico would cost the cash-strapped Mexican government less and, more importantly, not promote the law breaking of its citizens abroad. While there may be flaws in proving the actual offense of criminal trespass, this case is a direct result of not attempting to contruct secure and impregnable borders.


Dear Editor:
Recent Immigration Daily editorial comments have certainly sparked a heated debate from readers, or should I say indignant response?, since it seems, most commenters appear to agree that U.S. immigration laws should be enforced, and evidence little sympathy for giving law breakers a break. I was particularly drawn to AILA member Michael E. Piston, Esq.'s statement (7/15/05 ID), "AILA, as an organization, needs to demand, that the government allocate sufficient resources to enforce the laws which exist today.", and goes on to say " ... AILA will become increasingly irrelevant to the immigration debate - a whining, carping voice for immigrants unwilling to concede that immigrants have responsibilities as well as privileges, increasingly ignored by anyone who is interested in solving the immigration problem on any grounds other than simply "open borders"". Hey, right on, Mr. Piston ... I have seen AILA for the "whining, carping voice for illegal immigrants" that they are, and on that basis discontinued my AILA membership two years ago, weary of paying $500 a year in dues to an organization whose motivating philosophy practically ignores the needs of their membership of immigration lawyers, who continue to suffer disrespect and second-class citizen status vis-a-vis the procedural attitudes of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. In effect, as the voice for immigration lawyers, AILA is impotent, choosing instead, like the editorial trend increasingly appearing in Immigration Daily, to support illegals. As Michael Piston's letter wisely comments, "Face reality my friends. Or reality will deface you." Sadly, reality dictates that the day has passed where America can, with a broad brush stroke, realistically apply the compassionate philosophy of Emma Lazarus's poem, "The New Colossus", " ... Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ... "

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

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