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Immigration Daily October 7, 2005
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DOL DHS Secretaries To Testify

Immigration Daily has learned that a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Comprehensive Immigration Reform II" has been scheduled for October 18th with both DOL Secretary Chao and DHS Secretary Chertoff to testify. It is a concrete sign of forward movement and reaffirms that immigration reform is indeed on President Bush's agenda. Immigration reform is now within sight, with House and Senate floor action expected before Thanksgiving. We look forward to a comprehensive immigration reform package perhaps one blending Cornyn-Kyl with McCain-Kennedy. Despite what you may hear to the contrary, the votes for large scale immigration reform exist in Congress and only slight prodding from the President is necessary to see this critical reform enacted. This is surely welcome news to a bar besieged by retrogression amongst many other severe challenges. Even if advocacy is not ordinarily on your agenda, this may be a good time to put a little effort to ensure that immigration success stories remain in the media forefront to counter the expected ferocious barrage from the anti-immigrationists.

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


Focus

PERM: An Up To The Minute Course

The October 13th phone session of "PERM: An Up To The Minute Course" will cover the following topics:

  • Professionals: Additional recruitment requirements
  • Recruitment Procedures: Resumes, Interviews, Results
  • Issues likely to result in Audits
  • Supervised Recruitment/Denials/Refiling
  • Nuances from Balca
  • Review of Civil and Criminal Labor Certification Cases

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 11th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2005.pdf.)


Article

5 Ways To Make Your Client Feel Important
Trey Ryder writes "Often, clients change law firms because of what they perceive to be rudeness or the feeling of indifference by their lawyers."


News

OALJ Says Sponsoring Employee For Green Card Creates Bias
In the Matter of Wings Digital Corporation, No. 2004-LCA-00030 (OALJ, Mar. 21, 2005), the Office of Administrative Judges said that the situation where an employee in an LCA investigation who testified that the Employer was sponsoring him to obtain a green card was one that "undoubtedly creates bias" and awarded $78,597.25 in back pay to various employees.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Well established Midtown New York City firm has opening for attorney with experience in immigration related litigation. Firm has a large nonimmigrant practice and represents corporate and individual clients in all aspects of the immigration process. Individual will concentrate on litigation side of practice but will also be involved in nonimmigrant appeal work and I-9 review. Candidate should have 2 to 5 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume + cover letter in confidence to: Steven Weinberg: sweinberg@wwgw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Experienced immigration attorney to work in legal department of global consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have substantial experience dealing with all issues relating to foreign nationals working in US, including regulatory filings and HR counseling. Attorney will report to Senior Immigration counsel and must be a team player with excellent written and oral communication skills. Compensation is competitive, excellent benefits. Submit resume to Sharon Lewis at: salewislegal@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company comprised of A&W, KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell - seeks an I-9 Specialist. Primarily responsible for supervising the proper completion of I-9 Forms in the restaurants, inputting I-9 information into database and tracking expiration dates of work authorizations and visas. This position is based in Irvine, CA. Reviews all I-9 forms for compliance with federal law; inputs I-9 information into PeopleSoft and escalates any concerns to Legal Compliance Specialist. Acts as consultant to field managers regarding immigration related issues. Requirements: High school graduate, AA or Bachelor's Degree preferred; Must have Immigration experience; ability to manage multiple tasks effectively with minimal supervision; Proven customer service skills along with excellent communication skills; telephone skills must include the ability to understand and determine a resolution in a fast-paced environment; must be able to maintain confidentiality; team-oriented; ability to understand, interpret, and apply extensive laws and governmental regulations relating to immigration and employment; experience with Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet navigation; Experience with PeopleSoft HR applications and HelpDesk tools; Bilingual is a plus. To learn more, including how to apply, see here: http://www.yumcareers.com/. (Job ID: I-9 Specialist, HR).

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, D.C. - Krupin O'Brien LLC seeks experienced paralegal to support immigration practice. We seek candidates with strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills. We are looking for an experienced immigration paralegal with the ability to prioritize, organize and communicate effectively, and has the flexibility to work overtime. Paralegal will work directly with lawyers and staff in a professional environment. Must be proficient in MS Office. Email resume and cover letter to Evie Baskin: evb@krupinobrien.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 Lal Varghese, PLLC have moved to our own office building in Las Colinas. Effective October 1, 2005, our new address will be located at: 1111 Kinwest Parkway, Suite 120, Las Colinas, Irving, Texas 75063-3409. Main: 972-788-0777, Direct: 972-788-1555. Fax: 972-556-1109.


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:
From what I have read about Ms. Harriet Miers so far (see 10/06/05 ID comment), I get the impression that she has never sat on the judicial bench as a presiding judge in any court of law. Her law practice was primarily that of a legal corporate counsel, advisor to the President of the USA, and confidant to George W. Bush. She has also been a close friend to the Bushes for several years . Is she qualified to hold that permanent position as judge on the US Supreme Court? According to those who claim to know what qualifies someone to hold that position, there are several views/reasons espoused on why she does not qualify. (1) She has no history of a presiding judge in any court of law in The USA (2) No one is certain about her views (if any), on "The Roe vs Wade" Law (3) She seems to give the impression of being very conservative. And in the current political climate of conservatism, the fear of having yet another hard core conservative judge on The Supreme Court is very real indeed. These are just some of the fears/concerns that I personally have, which I think is shared by several Liberal minded, and free thinkers in this country. Until Ms. Miers makes a public statement, or is interviewed as per procedure, by a Congressional Committee prior to her appointment. One would hope that she makes a public statement on these issues to the American people.

Derryck
New York City

Dear Editor:
All those "prayers" to shut down the border are based on nothing but fear of competition. If your selfish "prayers" were granted, you might need to pray that US businesses won't outsource your jobs instead to overseas because they can afford to pay your $ 20+ an hour job plus those perks and benefits with so-so output and productivity from you. You might need to pray also that the prices won't go up so much, so you can still enjoy affordable meals, services and lifestyles like you enjoy now. Politicians should care more about investing US tax $ on Americans' empowerment to win the global competition, not sending those money to Iraq and waste it on costly wars for nothing. Americans should earn the best compensation because we got the best education and skills compared to others in this planet, not based on our passports as Americans. You should pray and thank your god, that there were no restrictionist politicians with selfish constituents who care about themselves at your ancestors' time when they immigrated here to escape extreme poverty, wars, famine, persecution in their "third world" homeland, so that you enjoy freedom, prosperity and opportunity in this blessed land.

Richard Sugiharto


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