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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:


Observations On Immigrant Visa Processing For Aliens Of Extraordinary Ability At The Vermont Service Center
Lisa M. Jacobs, Esq. writes "Until last fall, the UCIS Vermont Service Center had been relatively consistent in its handling of these petitions."


CRS Report On Diversity Visa Lottery
The Congressional Research Service released a report on the diversity visa lottery.


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.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
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Honors & Awards
Immigration attorney Samuel W. Asbury was awarded a Diploma and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA. Mr. Asbury was one of seven Navy Reserve Officers out of 300 graduates in the Department of Distance Education (DDE) Class of 2005. The DDE program took two years to complete and included two two-week sessions in residence at the Army War College. His current job in the Navy Reserve is in support of J44 (Logistics, Engineering, Security Assistance) at U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu. Asbury Law Offices, 21459 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030.


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:
In response to Mr. Alexander letter's honest view of our society and the demands of caring for those hated and despised illegal aliens, I appreciate his belated candid response to my letter (8/8/05 ID). You see, the claim to be interested in humanity and to wear the stripes of an anti-immigrant are inconsistent. We do need orderly immigration. Gulags and the new Berlin Wall are not yet supported by the great majority here. Using the Lou Dobbs 'invasion' dialogue fans the flames of individuals who are likely to be poorly informed or xenophobic at best. Killing of some poor working immigrant in dire need of health care, who broke the law at some time during their existence on this earth, for a crime long ago committed, serves neither a moral nor a public objective. Hatred of others is nothing new, and something that remains far too plentiful on this planet. The immigrants are not going away. They line up and take their chances with death in the desert, irrespective of Minutemen and generous Gringos who will gladly hire them for slave wages and inhuman conditions if they survive the crossing. There are now and will forever be injustices. Immigrant bashing is no code of honor. Do not attempt to claim a moral mandate when you attack poor working immigrants who may, or may not have broken the law. Mr. Alexander's letter most often assume that all Mexicans are here illegally. Mr. Alexander's letter assumes that anyone who entered without inspection is an illegal alien. Mr. Alexander's letter appears to indicate that he is poorly informed, and should spend time in the trenches with real immigrants doing the work that so many of us Americans either cannot or will not perform. I am sorry, but I make no apologies for being on the side of immigrants.

Bill Bennett, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Gregory Christian, Deputy Director of the USCIS Nebraska Service Center has corrected me regarding my error (7/28/05 ID) when I said, "Although employer sanctions for I-9 violations have been the law since 1986, the sad fact is that employer sanctions are not presently being enforced by CIS (their own admission) . . ." Mr. Christian informs me that in fact ICE, not USCIS, is responsible for administering the employer sanctions program. Sorry, I apologize for making this error, and I stand corrected. But how do we tell the players apart in this tri-parte reincarnation of the former INS, now a three-headed beast instead of a one-headed monster, unless we have program? The solution may be that when we think adjudication, we think "CIS" (Citizenship & Immigration Services). When we think enforcement, we think "ICE" (Immigration & Customs Enforcement). And when we think of border protection, we think "CBP" (Customs & Border Protection), or (tongue in check) the Minute Men, as the case may be. Whichever agency of DHS it is that is responsible for the enforcement of employer sanctions, all I know is, the law is not being enforced. Nowhere is this more evident than in my neighborhood in the city of Orange, California, where every morning at least a couple hundred illegal aliens (and the number grows monthly) stand, or sit, conspicuously and unashamedly, out on the street corners of East Chapman Avenue, waiting to be picked up by construction contractors, or anyone else needing cheap, under-the-table, no taxes paid, day labor. Now, I can't fault the aliens. For the most part, they are good, hardworking people. We put the carrot out there. They come. American employers blatantly break the law. Nobody gets caught. That's life. Welcome to America.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
When making a Web search, I have found out that the PDF file with all the details of my INS court case is freely available on ILW.COM. I wonder if I have any privacy protection regarding the case.

Name Withheld

Editor's Note: See Comment above.

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