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Immigration Daily August 5, 2005
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History Of Indian Software

Software professionals from India are an important part of the current wave of immigration to the United States, a wave that Immigration Daily is proud to cover. Many of those who read Immigration Daily have assisted tens if not hundreds of Indian software professionals with their immigration papers, either temporary or permanent. It would thus be of more than passing interest to examine the earliest beginnings of Indian software. We note with pride that the Indian software industry was founded by an American company - IBM - in the 1960s. As the software industry around the globe becomes increasingly integrated, it is clear that the US and India are the two giants that will shape its future for many years to come. To examine therefore the earliest congruence of these two countries in software is a matter of some historical interest. We carry today an article by one of the earliest software professionals in India, now long retired, who writes about the 1960s in Indian software. We hope that this article proves to be of interest to our readers.

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


Focus

Seminar On Other Health Care Professionals/The VisaScreen Process On August 11th

  • Beyond nurses and doctors (Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors, PTs, OTs, and other therapists, Medical technologists)
  • The VisaScreen Process (A primer on the IIRAIRA requirements, The new VisaScreen regs, Who can issue certificates and how to get certified, Practical tips)
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 9th. For more info including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and to register, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.shtm (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.pdf)


Article

Dawn Of Computer Age In India
Suresh Udani writes "Today, India is known for its highly skilled technology workforce and often mentioned as a threat to the US, particularly during the current offshoring debate. In fact, not so long ago, India existed with no computers."


News

EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The EOIR released its latest disciplinary actions, two attorneys immediately suspended, one received a final order.

USCIS Reminder That E-filing Remains Option For I-90 Applicants
The USCIS issued a reminder that E-filing remained an option for I-90 applicants.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Morley Surin & Griffin, an immigration law firm based in Philadelphia, PA seeks intelligent, hard-working experienced immigration paralegal for full-time position. At least 1-2 years experience required in all aspects of immigration law (business, family, court removal proceedings). Bilingual ability preferred but not required. Benefits (100% employee health insurance, employer-matching 401(k), etc.), vacation, personal days, etc. Salary commensurate with experience. Family-friendly and collegial atmosphere. Send resume to Elizabeth Surin:surin@msgimmigration.com.

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.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

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

New Offices
The Law Offices of Mark A. Urbanski is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Washington, D.C. Devoting its practice exclusively to Immigration Law, the Law Offices of Mark A. Urbanski will continue to concentrate on business immigration matters, including the hiring of foreign workers, international transfer of employees, investor visas, green cards in all employment-based categories, international medical graduates, nurses and foreign students. Law Offices of Mark A. Urbanski, 2011 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20006. Tel.: 202-210-9000. Mark A. Urbanski is a member of the New York bar and numerous Federal Courts.


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:
I wish I could say I was surprised to read the ignorant responses to Immigration Daily's editorial correctly taking Congressman Tancredo to task for shooting off his mouth yet again (8/01/05 ID). How Immigration Daily readers could agree with Mr. Tancredo that destroying the holy sites of a religious -- thus infuriating the entire Muslim population of the globe -- would be a proper response to the actions of a small portion of that population. This would be like bombing the US Capitol to avenge the Kansas City bomber's extreme "Americanism." To track down and punish terrorists, we absolutely must have on our side the huge majority of Muslims who hate extremists as much as we do: moderates who have seen the fundamentalists at work in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt (and, since we invaded, in Iraq) know them to be hate-filled zealots. However, moderates will not support us unless they know we are not the enemies of Islam, but of those who want to hijack Islam for political power. Idiots like Mr. Tancredo just feed the extremist PR machine. Thank you for taking a stand on this important issue.

David Wright


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