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Immigration Daily December 1, 2005
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Holiday Hiring

This is the ideal time to advertise job openings if you are an employer looking to hire the best and brightest. Many people, particularly those already employed and who are not actively seeking a job, have the time during the holidays to reflect on their employment situation. As the New Year approaches, such individuals are open to new ideas and employment opportunities. If you want reach this audience, now is the ideal time. To place an ILW.COM classified, see here.

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


Focus

PERM On Broadway!

The location of the full-day PERM workshop on Wednesday, December 7th has been finalized: it will be at Holiday Inn Martinique On Broadway, 49 West 32nd Street (32nd and Broadway), New York, NY 10001. Here are the highlights of this location for those who are considering attending:

*** For those coming from outside the NorthEast:
The hotel is located on 32nd and Broadway, in mid-town Manhattan (the commercial and retail district of NYC is in mid-town whereas down-town Manhattan is mostly the financial district), two blocks from Macy's HQ store, two blocks from the Empire State Building, and conveniently located to many other Manhattan business, shopping and fun spots. This particular hotel is on one of the safest blocks in mid-town, and is not as expensive as some others in mid-town (we have a limited number of rooms reserved at a discount rate).

*** For those coming by Amtrak (anywhere from DC to Boston):
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station, you can come to NYC for a day trip (possibly by Metroliner) and avoid the expense of a night's stay.

*** For those coming from New Jersey:
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station (NJ Transit) and across the street from the PATH Station.

*** For those coming from Long Island:
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station/LIRR.

*** For those coming from Connecticut/upstate NY:
The hotel is a 15-minute walk (or a 5-minute cab ride) from Grand Central Terminal.

*** For those coming from Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island:
The hotel is right atop the 34th Street Herald Square station served by the B, D, F, N, Q, R, V and W lines (the 1, 2 and 3 lines are just a block away, and the 6 line is 3 blocks away).

To register on-line, please see http://www.ilw.com/workshops/december2005perm.shtm. To register by mail/fax, please see http://www.ilw.com/workshops/december2005perm.pdf


Article

U-Visa Class Action Lawsuit Filed
Peter A. Schey of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law Foundation writes "Despite knowing for nearly five years that they were required to afford crime victims a path to legal status, the Defendants have unlawfully refused and failed to implement the U visa provisions of the Violence Protection Act."


News

ICE Arrests 44 In Marriage Fraud Scam
ICE announced in a press released that a total of 44 individuals, many of them based in Orange County, CA's Little Saigon, have been indicted for their roles in an elaborate scheme to obtain fraudulent immigrant visas for hundreds of Chinese and Vietnamese nationals based on sham marriages to US citizens.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small Wall Street (downtown NYC) immigration practice seeks paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Candidates should also have working knowledge of family-based applications and naturalization petitions. Must have BA degree as well as excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills. Competitive salary/benefits. Individual will have opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Excellent learning opportunity for person with hands-on and can-do attitude. Submit resume + cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: immigparalegal05@yahoo.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Experienced immigration attorney to work in Manhattan-based 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 and writing sample to salewislegal@aol.com

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: www.hrionline.org. Email resume + salary req. to Cannon Flowers: employment@hrionline.org.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruitment
Computerworld is the best no-hassle solution for meeting PERM requirements. Place your 2nd IT recruitment ad in print in the IT Careers section, or online at www.Computerworldcareers.com. If you choose to use both methods, you will receive 50% off the online job posting rate. In addition, our staff will tend to your needs from ad layout and design to immediately sending tear sheets once the ad is published. Call today to place your labor certification ad in print and online. Call 1-800-762-2977 or email your ad to itcproduction@itcareers.net.


comingsNgoings

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Submit Your Announcement
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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:
Ms. Jacoby's article entitled, "Border Battles" (11/30/05 ID article) is pretty selective in reporting the results of the Mahattan Institute's poll of likely Republican voters. The article did not mention that of the 72 percent who were highly disposed toward the legalization program described in their survey, 32 percent favored it primarily because of its enforcement provisions, while 17 percent favored it because of tougher penalties. 26 percent supported it because of the temporary work permit, while only 17 percent supported the path to citizenship. Of the 21 percent who opposed the program, 32 percent did so because of its path to citizenship, while an additional 25 percent most disliked the temporary work permit.

Ali Alexander


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