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Immigration Daily November 29, 2005
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DHS Lowest In Morale

According to an Office of Personnel Mangement 2004 survey, the Department of Homeland Security ranked lowest in employee morale. The department finished in the top half of the 30 departments and agencies on only one question. More than 56 percent strongly agreed with the statement "The work I do is important." Indeed, fewer than one-quarter of DHS employees said they knew for sure "how my work relates to the agency's goals and priorities." For the full Federal Human Capital Survey 2004, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Nov. 29th For Removal Issues

The curriculum for the December 1st phone session on Removal Issues is as follows:

  • Tips for Representing Immigrants in Removal Proceedings
  • Burden of Proof Issues
  • Recent Developments in 212(c) caselaw
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Reinstatement of Removal
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, November 29th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Favorable Federal Court Ruling On EB-3 Equivalency Degree Issue
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "When a foreign national holds a degree from a foreign country, it must be established that he or she has an equivalency of a US bachelor's degree in the context of an H-1B nonimmigrant visa petition and an employment-based immigrant visa petition."


USCIS Notice On Temporary Help For Students Affected By Hurricane Katrina
The USCIS published a Federal Register notice on the suspension of certain regulatory requirements for a specific group of F-1 nonimmigrant students who were enrolled in academic institutions located in areas that have been adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington State University, International Programs seeks Immigration Compliance Specialist. Administrative professional, permanent, 12 month, full time position to provide relevant support services to foreign faculty and scholars in achieving legal status in the United States; promote intercultural understanding and knowledge about Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and Department of Labor; assist University departments in hiring qualified foreign faculty and staff. Required: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years professional experience hiring foreign faculty/staff. Master's or JD degree may be substituted for up to 1 year of required experience. Preferred: Knowledge of U.S. government regulations affecting international faculty/scholars (DHS, USCIS, DOL, CBP, DOS). Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse clientele. Five years professional experience hiring foreign faculty/staff. Experience with PR sponsorship, H-1B1, J-1, TN, B-1, and 0-1 status. Overseas experience and/or fluency in a second language. Demonstrated computer skills/experience with databases and electronic reporting systems (ACCESS, FSAtlas, i1440) and with development/production of electronic publications and websites. Salary is competitive with full benefits package. Screening of applications will begin on January 3, 2006. Submit a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation which include reference name, address, phone, and e-mail to: Mary Weitz, Clerical Manager Immigration Compliance Specialist Search PO Box 645121 / Bryan Hall 206 Pullman, WA 99164-5121. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens and is an EEO/AA Employer and Educator. Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Human Rights Initiative (HRI) seeks a Legal Director. Based in Dallas, TX, HRI is dedicated to protecting international human rights to those who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI offers free representation to indigent asylum-seekers, unaccompanied immigrant children, and immigrant families who are victims of domestic violence or violent crimes through pro bono legal professionals. Candidate must be passionate advocate of HRI's mission who will cultivate strong ties between HRI and its stakeholders. Job Responsibilities: oversee all immigration legal activities; supervise legal staff; participate in intakes and case evaluation; approve case submissions; assist in hearings; maintain/develop pro bono program; advise pro bono attys; serve as resource on relevant law/policy; represent HRI in legal community; participate in agency development. Education/Experience: JD degree; licensed in any state; 5 yrs. immigration law exp. with emphasis in asylum, VAWA, and trafficking; court experience; management/team environment experience; excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; passion for human rights. For complete job description, visit: Email resume + salary req. to Cannon Flowers:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Well-respected business immigration practice located in North Potomac, MD with 20+ years experience is now expanding. Seeks committed, energetic attorney with strong client interface skills, meticulous attention to detail, superior writing ability and uncompromising professional ethics. Outstanding professional development and growth opportunity. Small, casual, flexible and collegial office. Contact Denise Hammond at:

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I have been receiving Immigration Daily for quite some time now. I find it very very informative. In fact the newsletter plus ILW.COM website is all I need to follow US immigration affairs. One question though, where do I get the editor's response to a question dated Sept 2, 2005 by a reader named Michael Glah concerning H2R classification? I need some enlightenment myself.

Fransiscus Mutidjo, Finance Officer, International Seabed Authority
Kingston, Jamaica

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