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Immigration Daily December 5, 2005
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All-Day PERM Workshop In NYC

ILW.COM is pleased to bring you an all-day PERM event. The location is 32nd and Broadway in New York City. The speakers include Joel Stewart, Angelo Paparelli, and several other distinguished practitioners shortly to be announced. A detailed curriculum will be posted shortly. The topics will include absolutely everything that is currently important in obtaining PERM benefits for applicants (that's why this is an ALL-DAY event). The size of the class is strictly limited to ensure that every participant can interact with the speakers for issues of importance in the participant's PERM practice. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version, please see:

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New Seminar With Angelo Paparelli

ILW.COM is pleased to present a new 3-part cutting-edge telephonic seminar series with Angelo Paparelli. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Rise, Peak, And Decline: Trends In US Immigration 1992-2004
Jeffrey S. Passel and Roberto Suro for the Pew Hispanic Center write "... both the increases and decreases in migration flows over the past 15 years coincided with sharp changes in the U.S. economy."


USCIS Releases Latest H Cap Count
USCIS published the most recent H-cap count.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three years practicing business immigration law, for our San Francisco office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to or by fax to 415.217.4426.

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.: 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

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:

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New Associate - Phoenix, AZ
Littler Mendelson Bacon & Dear PLLC is pleased to announce that Romulo E. Guevara, Esq. has joined the Phoenix office. He can be reached at 3003 North Central Avenue, Suite 700, Phoenix, AZ 85012. (Ph) 1-602-240-6855. (Fax) 1-602-257-0600.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
The CRS report featured on 12/2/05 ID appears incorrect. This is the S2R report not one on immigration legislation. Could you provide the link to the immigration

Lisa Roney

Editor's Note: Thanks to our reader for pointing out our error, it has been corrected.

Dear Editor:
I wonder why among the strict immigration enforcers, such as R. L. Ranger's letter (12/02/05 ID), nobody cheers going after the employers. It definitely makes more sense than spending $8 billion of my tax dollars on a mythical fence or hiring low-skilled unmotivated workers to chase people at the border. A waste of money on a demagogic plan based on unproven security assumptions. It will be more big government that does not deliver, as we have seen in the recent past. By going after the infringing employers the government will collect money through fines, create economic incentives for unauthorized worker to return to their countries and open new positions for those with work authorizations, all at the same time. Isn't this a win-win situation? Perhaps they just want the scare mongering show off but they overlook the guilt of the employer in their communities that enslave unauthorized workers and subject legal foreign workers to involuntary servitude conditions through the flawed employer-dependent system.

Washington, DC

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