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Deadline Is Tuesday, October 18th - USCIS Service Centers: Current Benefits Issues

The deadline to sign up for the next session of "USCIS Service Centers: Current Benefits Issues" is Tuesday, October 18th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2005.pdf.)


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The E-3 Visa Category
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "The E-3 visa is similar to the H-1B visa, although unlike in the case of the latter, it is not necessary to file a petition with the USCIS."


News

DHS Promulgates Fraud Civil Remedy, $5,500 Per False Claim To DHS
The DHS promulgated an interim final rule establishing an administrative remedy against anyone who makes a false Claim or written Statement to any of certain Federal agencies, including the DHS.

USCIS Memo On Remedial Measures Related To Hurricanes Katrina And Rita
The USCIS issued a memo on immigration-related measures resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
A Chicago law firm with a large immigration practice, including business, family-based and removal defense, seeks attorney with 2+ years experience practicing immigration law. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language preferred. Send resume to: immlawchicago@yahoo.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Hop on the Express Train to career growth in immigration law. Paparelli & Partners LLP - a nationally renowned immigration firm with a focus on sophisticated business immigration clients and matters - seeks experienced immigration lawyers in the firm's New York City and Irvine, California offices. The ideal candidates are detail-oriented, team players who excel in oral and written communication. Good moral character and bar license (any state) are required. The open positions involve work on a full range of employment-based and family-based cases and the opportunity to work on cutting-edge immigration law issues. The candidates must show a track record of embracing new technology since computer software is used extensively (research databases, Internet, MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, ProLaw, PowerPoint, VOIP, etc.) Send resume + cover letter to Chris McCoy at (fax) 949-955-5599 or e-mail her at cim@entertheusa.com. No phone calls please.

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; Must have a college degree, and 1-2 years of immigration experience; Must have excellent computer skills; Multi-linguals preferred. Competitive salary/benefits. Send resume with salary history to Romy Kapoor: employment@kapoorlaw.com.

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.

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

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New Firm
Donna Scarlatelli has left the partnership of Bander & Scarlatelli, P.A. in Miami and has opened her own firm of Scarlatelli, P.A. in Sarasota, Florida. 777 S. Palm Avenue, Suite 8, Sarasota, FL 34236. Ph: 941-917-0066 Fax: 941-917-0058. The firm's practice is exclusively dedicated to US immigration and nationality law.


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:
It appears that Charles Grutman's letter (10/17/2005 ID) is missing the point of my letter (10/14/2005 ID). After the failed Amnesty of 1986, including, and especially, the unenforced employer sanctions provisions of that law, it's time the US legislature once and for all shut the door on illegal immigration. The previous "wink and a nod" system of tolerating illegal immigration must come to an end because it is quickly creating an ever increasing under-class in the US. Any decent legislation should include a no-nonsense enforcement and penalty policy, and if it takes throwing upper-class housewives who employ illegal nannies in jail, then so be it ... they can't steal a loaf of bread in the supermarket, and they can't hire an illegal nanny, and why? Because they are both against the law, and we are a nation of laws. Of course, along with the inevitable Amnesty, and accompanying employer sanctions, must come a workable solution to providing seasonal agricultural workers and other needed workers on a part-time basis. This should come simply as a temporary employment opportunity, without the promise of permanent residence, simply offering the opportunity of decent wages and living conditions to fill the needs of American employers on a seasonal or part-time basis. Legislators must realistically reform the legal immigration system, and pass laws that match employers' real world needs, rather than pandering to paranoid anti-immigration lobbyists. It's a package, and the right hand of the aisle and the left hand of the aisle must put aside political expedience and work together to make it happen. Properly executed, my simple suggestion, woven into comprehensive immigration reform, would positively impact farmers, although "upper class" housewives might just need to learn to use a vacuum cleaner, or perhaps hire a welfare recipient to do the work.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
In response to "How To Be An Illegal Alien In New York City" (10/14/05 ID article), most of what the author says is very true. I have experienced some of those things myself. However, everyone's experience as an undocumented immigrant is very different. Especially the non-English speaking immigrants. If you are white, the chances for economic progress, minimum immigration hassles, and room & board, is far more than those of persons of color. The marriage arrangement that she indicated as an option, is slightly exaggerated. Marriage to an American citizen is another way to get a green card, but you must shack-up or live together, under the same roof, with all bills paid in your names together, for three years at least, before the illegal person, can apply for a green card from USCIS. So it is not all roses and daffodils.

Derryck

Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Murray's letter (10/14/04 ID) which states, "Immigration lawyers do not write or enforce the laws. That's up to government." This statement is either disingenuous or dishonest. It's lobbyists, often lawyers, who are drafting the legislation that gets enacted, or at the very least lobbying for certain causes. AILA itself engages in lobbying efforts, part of which I happened to see this morning on another immigration website.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to Immigration Daily's comment (10/13/05 ID), some say produce prices will skyrocket once the US decides to clamp down on illegal aliens and their employers since so many illegal aliens work in the agricultural industry. If it means I have to pay an extra dollar for my salad so be it or I'll just do without so long as there are no new amnesty handouts.

Chucky

Dear Editor:
The U.S. Government should wake up from its lethargy and do something. It should either support a far-reaching immigration reform, or overtly embrace the restrictionist agenda. Keeping this status quo only helps some amoral employers satiate their appetite for slave labor in clear violation of the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. One option would be to actually enforce economic sanctions against employers hiring undocumented employees, hitting them where it hurts. In addition, eligibility to apply for legal employment-based immigration ideally would be limited to the number of people that will actually get their applications processed within a year. Otherwise, it condones the creation of a "de facto" indentured servitude scheme of both legal alien employees stuck in immigration limbo and undocumented slaves. Conversely, the Government could promote a deep transformation of immigrant and non-immigrant employment into a market-driven system. In any case, if inaction continues, I hope someone takes the lead and challenges this situation on Thirteenth Amendment grounds.

Sebastian


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