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Immigration Daily September 8, 2005
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Katrina Sanctuary

Hurricane Katrina has also displaced the undocumented. According to an AP news item, Mexican President Vicente Fox encouraged people to seek help from emergency officials during a televised address Friday in both Spanish and English, saying that the Mexican government had reached an agreement with U.S. authorities and that "those who were not documented at the time will not be subject to any pressure or persecution whatsoever." Further, DHS announced that it will not bring sanction actions against employers for hiring individuals evacuated or displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina (see news item below). For the time being, Hurricane Katrina has created a sanctuary for the undocumented. We commend the government for adopting a compassionate approach to this disaster. The anti-immigrationists doubtless would want to use Katrina as an opportunity to deport the undocumented thus doubly victimizing those are already suffering. This reveals not just the fundamental heartlessness of the anti-immigrationists but even their basic anti-Americanism, their protest to the contrary notwithstanding.

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Two Bites At The Apple - DOL Poisons The Apple!
Lori S. Melton writes "DOL has been dancing around, tempting immigration practitioners for months with a delicious PERM apple and we were all ready to take not one but two bites at it." [corrected Ed. 9/08/05]


DHS Issues I-9 Announcement For Katrina Victims
DHS announced that it will not sanction employers for hiring victims of Hurricane Katrina who, at this time, are unable to provide documentation normally required under Section 274A of the INA.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Paralegal sought for small, full-service Philadelphia immigration firm with family-friendly atmosphere. Competency in Spanish required. Experience preferred but not necessary. We will train. Competitive salary + full benefits package, including: 100% employer-paid health insurance and 401K plan. Send resume to Thomas Griffin:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Leading New York City law firm, requires intelligent and creative associate to focus on business immigration matters, as well as handle family immigration, consular and citizenship matters. The ideal candidate would have up to two years of relevant immigration experience, be admitted to the NY bar, function as a team player in a fast-paced environment and be willing to take charge of complex and diverse cases. The qualified individual must also be self-motivated, possess excellent writing skills and have a passion for immigration law. Outstanding opportunity for an attorney to grow in an expanding and interesting practice. The salary is commensurate with experience and we also offer an excellent benefits package. Apply in confidence to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, has openings for experienced legal assistants in our San Francisco office. We are seeking individuals with 1-3 years law firm experience. Must be able to manage cases, work within strict timelines, have excellent customer service skills, and possess attention to detail. Email resume and cover letter to or fax to 415.217.4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Kapoor & Associates seeks paralegal/legal assistant for busy family- and employment-based immigration law firm located in Midtown Atlanta, GA; Duties include a little of everything, including preparation of immigration documents, case mgmt, and client liaison; Excellent opportunity to learn, grow and advance with expanding practice; Must have a college degree, and prefer someone with immigration experience; Must have excellent computer skills; Multi-linguals preferred. Competitive salary/benefits. Send resume with salary history to Romy Kapoor by e-mail:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
AIESEC is the world's premier international youth organization dedicated to increasing cultural understanding and cooperation through running an international work exchange program. AIESEC has an immediate opening for a visa program manager position based in New York City. The visa program manager is in charge of all aspects of Aiesec's Exchange Visitor Program (EVP+). The EVP+ program rapidly provides immigration attorneys and corporations with a fast, high quality J-1 sponsorship alternative, and is a key strategy helping to fuel the growth of our organization. He/she works with more than one hundred immigration attorneys and company HR representatives to sponsor individuals on the J-1 training visa. The manager reviews and sponsors hundreds of individual applications on J-1 training programs. start date: ASAP. Skills and Experience: customer relationship management skills and experience; must be a motivated self-starter, with excellent follow-through skills, who can work independently; exceptional communication, organization, and analytical abilities; legal or immigration industry background, experience and knowledge a plus. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Jim Kelly: No phone calls, please.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruitment
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New Offices
Effective September 6, 2005, the San Francisco office of Cooley Godward LLP will be relocating as follows: 101 California Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111-5800. Tel: 415-693-2000. Fax: 415-693-2222.


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:
Some of the illegal aliens who have overstayed their visa, are said to have filed petitions now for asylum after their many attempts failed to allow them to become legal permanent residents. It is reported that having been declared winners of a DV program, a few persons from a South Asian country applied for a green card but were not issued green cards on the grounds that they overstayed their visa. Now they have filed petitions for asylum saying that they are afflicted by Maoists in their country. Similarly, the F1 visa holders who became out of status or are on the way to be out of status, began to apply for asylum. These "economic migrants" are saying that they are victims of Maoist oppression, and thus are not in a position to return to their country. They are already here in the US before Maoist oppression actually began to spread. Now they are trying to abuse the Asylum program of the US. It is time that our USCIS officers should be on the alert to see that fraud and illegal aliens are not granted asylum status.

S. Salike

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