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Immigration Daily December 13, 2005
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Security Versus Benefits

According to the Washington Times, restricted access to security database tools has impeded USCIS' ability to complete security checks resulting in instances where applications are adjudicated with incomplete background checks. While national security is an underlying goal of all federal agencies (such as OSHA, EEOC, FDA, etc.), USCIS's main mission is the efficient and speedy administration of immigration benefits. USCIS is not a national security agency and to judge them against security standards is as unfair as judging OSHA, EEOC, FDA, etc. as if counter-terrorism was their primary mission. It is this inappropriate standard which is in part responsible for the inability of USCIS to deliver quick service to those entitled immigration benefits under the law.

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PERM: An Up To The Minute Course
Joel Stewart, et al. provide materials for this recent seminar.


CRS Report On Immunities Under US Law
The Congressional Research Service issued a report describing the privileges and immunities generally owed to foreign diplomatic, consular, and international organization personnel under US law, including immigration-related provisions.


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

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New Offices - San Antonio, TX
San Juana Barraza Putnicki is pleased and proud to announce the opening of The Law Office of San Juana Barraza Putnicki, located at 202 E. Locust Street, San Antonio, Texas 78212. (Ph) 210.212.6700. (Fax) 210.249.0116. San Juana will continue her dedication to practicing immigration law exclusively.


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