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CRS Immigration Resource Guide

The Information Research Division of the Congressional Research Service published a guide to internet sources on US immigration law. The handy resource guide includes US government websites, legal websites (ILW.COM included), and immigration organization websites. For the item, see below.

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


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Immigration Books from ILW.COM

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L-1 Visa Reform Act Of 2004 Is Effective
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Given the increased mobility of workers to deliver services from any part of the world over the internet, it is no longer necessary for an overseas entity to set up a large centralized office in the US."


News

CRS Report On Guide To Immigration Sources
The Congressional Research Service released a report identifying selected websites covering information on US immigration law.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Bi-lingual Spanish/English also a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume & cover letter in MS Word format to : Mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a Los Angeles non-profit that focuses its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities. The Center initiates and conducts major class action litigation, often involving constitutional law issues. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects. The Center seeks a Supervising Attorney (SA) for its Voces Unidas Project which provides essential social and legal services to abused Mexican national survivors of domestic violence. The SA will oversee development and implementation of a national training program on rights of immigrant survivors of domestic violence living in the US, as well as provide technical support and assistance to pro bono attorneys. The SA will also represent abused women, men, and children with Special Immigrant Juvenile, VAWA, and U-Visa petitions. Salary: Negotiable. Availability: Immediate. No calls please. Send your resume + cover letter in Word format (no WP documents) to both Peter Schey, Executive Director, at pschey@centerforhumanrights.org and Carlos Holguin, General Counsel, at crholguin@centerforhumanrights.org. Applicants must: be admitted to the CA Bar, have 3+ years experience preparing one of the following:(SIJ petitions, VAWA self-petitions, or U-Visas), bilingual in Spanish and English, have strong research & writing skills, have Lexis training and experience. Applicants should have demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Phoenix-based general practice law firm, Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite, seeks associate with 3-5 years of experience handling full range of business-related nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Please send resume, transcript and writing sample to mausdemore@rcalaw.com in Word format. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, a 365-attorney law firm, is seeking a junior to mid-level staff attorney with experience in the area of business and employment-related immigration. The position requires excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing, case management, and communication skills, and 2 or more years experience with employment-related nonimmigrant visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Qualified candidates may respond in confidence (preferably by e-mail) to: Bobbi Shoemaker, Recruiting Coordinator, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, 52 E. Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43216, (614) 464-6285, fax (614) 719-4960, bjshoemaker@vssp.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
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comingsNgoings

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

New Offices
Attorney Joan Larson/The Larson Law Firm, P.C., formerly of Houston, TX, has relocated to Charlotte, NC. The new office is: Larson Law Firm, 5105-B Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Tel: 704-567-5755, Fax: 704-567-5574.


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:
There seems to be a problem when communicating to some attorneys via the internet, its either reluctancy, lack of trust and not believing in what one has passed forward,its either they disregard the information completely or take it for granted which is very hurting especially when its coming from reallife situation. i do not wish to accuse them of that,but let them develop a system whereby they can put their trust in and stop taking for granted communicated information.

Alexander

Dear Editor:
The US has remained a beacon of hope for individuals of all nations under varying circumstances to land here safely, and in many cases to take advantage of legal immigration while present. The mother of the Salvadoran who died of cancer chose not to remain and returned home to her life and family there. I recall another case where the Honorable Judge Roy J. Daniel found that my client appeared to him to be 'tanned and healthy' after suffering a near fatal electrocution and hence deported his wife back to El Salvador after her years of legal parole to attend to her husband's health here in the USA. We welcome athletes from all nations who 'defect' here, particularly from communist countries like Cuba, with open arms. Of course, Olympic divers from the USSR like Djavadian were treated quite differently from the former members of the Soviet Red Army Hockey Team who received both swift approvals and Stanley Cup wins in Detroit. Is the question one of hypocrisy or of humanity? Should we lock the doors to all including your fiancee, your daughter-in-law, your Chinese orphan adopted daughter, or only to your undocumented tree trimmer who suffers a near fatal electrocution while trimming your trees? We as a nation have lost our soul. We have permitted terrorism to blind us to humanity, allowing some leaders and reactionaries to justify nearly any action in the name of security. These actions do neither guarantee nor assure your safety. We should be a nation of principles. We are certainly strong enough, rich enough and secure enough to make room in certain extreme cases to take mercy on an occasional basis to someone in grave need. Making our borders into the new Berlin Wall, complete with machine gun turrets and massive removal gulags, will certainly snuff out the beacon that once led to the USA and will proclaim the ascendance of our new soul to the entire world.

Bill Bennett
Newport Beach, CA


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