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Immigration Daily August 8, 2005
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Deadline Is Tuesday, August 9th

The seminar on "Other Health Care Professionals/The VisaScreen Process" will cover:

  • 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: (Fax version:

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Immigration Books from ILW.COM

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


American Names: Declaring Independence
Marian L. Smith writes "American name change stories tend to be apocryphal, that is, they developed later to explain events shrouded in the mist of time."


USCIS Announces New Address Change Procedures For ABC Class Members
USCIS notified class members of American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh (ABC) that the ABC Project Post Office box in Washington, D.C will close. The change will take effect on October 4, 2005. For the Federal Register notice, see here. For the USCIS notice, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) is a professional organization dedicated to facilitating international movement of personnel and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. ACIP seeks a full-time program assistant to assist in the administration of our two J-1 exchange visitor programs and our legislative advocacy program. The program assistant will assist with administration of ACIP's two Exchange Visitor Programs in its Washington, D.C. office and assist the organization's Legislative Advocacy Program with immigration news releases in its weekly Alerts and Bulletins publications. Exchange Visitor Programs responsibilities include: responding to program inquiries; timely processing of program applications; document preparation; communication with program participants and US host employers; SEVIS compliance assurance; file maintenance; and miscellaneous administrative duties. Legislative Advocacy Program responsibilities include: reading immigration related news releases daily; pinpointing key issues in daily immigration news; ability to clearly and concisely convey those issues to our employer members in writing; and ability and willingness to work closely with an editor. Salary based on experience. Ideal candidate has: experience administering J visa exchange program; SEVIS knowledge; excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently. Strong writer desired, capable of reading numerous policy and law related news releases on a weekly basis, with ability to deduce key issues and produce quick turnaround. Familiarity with U.S. immigration law and policy is a plus. Any federal government, U.S. House or Senate background also a plus. Must be a USC or legal permanent resident to act as ARO (alternate responsible officer) for SEVIS program. Email resume in MS Word format, cover letter + salary req. to Darra Klein: by August 26, 2005. No phone calls please.

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

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 :

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 and Carlos Holguin, General Counsel, at 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 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,

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
Are you getting RFE's? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) evaluations are consistently accepted by USCIS because evaluations are completed by PhD Professors from 4 universities with expertise in most major academic fields. AETS provides position evaluations + work experience evaluations completed by PhD university professors with the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS provides competitive industry rates. e.g. ($50 - educational evaluations) ($200 - position/work experience evaluations). For a list of prices and turn-around times, see: AETS provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators in 80+ fields. To receive a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, contact AETS at (786) 276-8190,,, or fax documents to (786) 524-0448 or (786) 524-3300.


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New Offices
Korenberg Abramowitz Raj & Mathi (P) Ltd, a global immigration services company, have joined hands to start this company in Chennai, India, in association with Korenberg Abramowitz Feldun, a Southern California-based firm practicing immigration law for the past 25 years. Our presence in London, U.K helps us to facilitate the Home Office procedures for our clients under one roof. Although our current focus is in the complete spectrum of visas for U.S and U.K we have equipped ourselves to support our clients in consular processing for all countries. We have modeled our business around the central tenet of integrity and ethics.


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. Bennett's letter asks, "Should we lock the doors to all...?" (8/04/05 ID) No. Nor should we open the doors to all. Given that, we need criteria to decide who should be allowed to enter and become part of our society, for that's what immigration is about, becoming part of a society. Most if not all of the unfortunate people Mr. Bennett mentions chose to enter our country or remain here illegally unilaterally. They didn't come through the door, they came through a window. That they and many others are still here despite their illegal status, receiving expensive treatments such as dialysis, or remaining in hospital beds, attests to Americans' humanity in spite of the lack of respect shown to us and to our immigration laws. Are Americans to do without medical care while it's offered to illegal aliens? Are we to welcome illegal aliens such as Jessica Santillan, whose family brought her to this country illegally specifically for the transplants she so tragically received—and which might have prolonged the lives of Americans or legal residents? How many Jessicas are there worldwide? If Mr. Bennett feels so strongly about humanitarian efforts, then I would suggest he work with organizations that raise private donations for the care of illegal aliens or sponsor people in Ms. Santillan's position for legal admittance to the US, for if we are not to be overwhelmed and bankrupted by the misery of the world, controls are necessary.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
I guess Immigration Daily has chosen to post only those who totally hate Congressman Tancredo's remarks (8/01/05 ID). Immigration Daily, like most of your unknowing readers, fail to recognize that there may be a small but recognizable possibility that in one circumstance. It would be, as I stated in my previous letter (7/29/05 ID), if the Saudi government were a known supporter of the terrorists who launched the nuclear attack on the US, a right for the US to strike back in like kind. Otherwise, I would agree that his remarks are out of line. However, we should not dismiss what seems crazy in post 9/11 times. Terrorism is not a crime and it is not war. It falls into that netherworld in between were rules are continually evolving in International Law. Think twice about total condemnation of what might appear to be crazy.

William B. Ramsey

Dear Editor:
Rather than waste my time with the rants of Congressman Tancredo (8/01/05 ID), there is a much greater issue at hand to address. We have to decide if we want to secure our borders, protect the American worker and eliminate illegal immigration by supporting the Cornyn-Kyl bill or give a free pass to all who evaded INS capture and support the Kennedy-McCain bill. You know where I stand.


Dear Editor:
There's a very interesting article in Fortune Magazine entitled "Is America the World's 97-lb. Weakling?" regarding the need to ease immigration policies to compete in the new global economy.

Michael Walker, President
Townsend Immigration Group

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