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NOLA And Immigration Law Services

Immigration Daily has received 10 job offers from law firms throughout the country for attorneys/paralegals affected by Katrina. In one case, the job offer included subsidized housing. All these offers have been sent to Greg Siskind (who is coordinating the bar's relief effort for immigration law firms who were affected by Katrina) who in turn has passed these on to each law firm affected. Our offer to carry free "position sought" ads for Katrina victims also remains open, please send these to webmaster@ilw.com. ILW.COM has also arranged for a copy of P.J. Patel's INA - The Whole Act, and 20/22/28 CFR to be sent to each law firm affected by Katrina. We encourage the immigration bar to ensure that immigration law services remain available to the Port of New Orleans to help speed its recovery, which is vital to the US economy (and the world's economy). Our information-and-services economy remains dependent on the old-fashioned goods economy - over 99% of these goods are carried by rail and water (not roads). The entire water and rail transportation system of the US uses the port of New Orleans as a fulcrum - and realities of geography dictate that there is no substitute for this port. The human face of the disaster tugs at our heart-strings, but the critical place of New Orleans in our economy will tug at our purse-strings if we don't get that port (and above all, its workforce) back on its feet.

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Inside Amnesty
Bill Dahl presents verse about "amnesty".


News

SEVIS provides information for students and schools affected by Katrina
SEVIS (ICE) provided information for schools and students affected by Hurricane Katrina. For an FAQ for F/M Nonimmigrant Students Impacted by Hurricane Katrina, see here. For an FAQ for DHS Certified Schools Impacted by Hurricane Katrina, see here.


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. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail-oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. We offer a competitive compensation package and congenial office atmosphere. Email resume and cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast-paced leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of business immigration experience handling full range of nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume and cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com. No calls please.

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: griffin@msgimmigration.com.

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: resumes@cyrusmehta.com.

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 careers@usabal.com 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: employment@kapoorlaw.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.

Submit Your Announcement
If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com. comingsNgoings announcements is a free service.


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 have been a self-employed attorney since 1987. Last year, on behalf of a family with whom my wife and I are friends, I filed an I-130 Petition. Since the petitioner's income was too low to effectively sponsor her beneficiary father, my wife and I submitted a joint affidavit of support. Recently, I received a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC), requesting proof that I am currently self-employed. Now, I have been the attorney of record in this case since 2004; the NVC letter is directed to my law office; the joint affidavit of support that my wife and I submitted on behalf of this family is backed up by income tax returns that clearly show, in their Schedule C's, that I am self-employed; and yet NVC is asking for further proof! Believe it or not, one kind of proof NVC suggests is a business letter on my own stationery. I thought the situation was so Kafkaesque that humor seemed to be the only feasible response. I sent NVC a humorous letter in response.

Oscar Jaeger, Esq.
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dear Editor:
Your PDF files will not open. Are you using a version that is only available to owners of a specific version? or are you using a generic version that will allow others to read what is in the PDF.

William R Cline Jr

Editor's Note: All versions of Adobe Acrobat reader 4.0 and above should work in attempting to read the pdf files created by us. However, in the case of pdf files we obtain from other sources (e.g. DHS), some features in the documents may not be readable unless you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat reader. The files should open regardless. You may want to try again after re-booting your computer. The most likely problem is that the file is very large and may take some time to open.

Dear Editor:
The Congressional Budget Office is estimating that 400,000 jobs have been lost because of Katrina. That's 400,000 Americans thrown onto the job market at once. It's hard to see the justification for amnesty and guest worker programs when that many people have been thrown out of work.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
It is really upsettting when I read this article about the comment about pro-immigration groups planning to do by pushing for an amnesty for illegal aliens based on the immediate need for cheap labor, we should stop judgeing and united in this time of saddness and pray for our country to continue to be a place where we all could say god bless america for freadom. which thats' the reason people come here.

Joe Ortiz


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