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Immigration Daily January 5, 2006
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RICO Lawsuit Settled

Fruit company executives at Zirkle agreed to pay $1.3M to settle out of a court a RICO lawsuit alleging that undocumented workers were hired in order to keep wages low. This is the first time that a large scale employer-based RICO lawsuit has been settled. With FAIR receiving 1/3 of the settlement in attorneys fees, expect to see a spate of RICO-based lawsuits against other large employers with deep pockets. The Supreme Court is expected to resolve this issue when it hears a similiar RICO-based case involving Employer Mohawk Industries. The issue involves whether a company and its agents, in performing corporate duties, can be considered a racketeering enterprise under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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Immigration Books

ILW.COM is pleased to feature the following distinguished works of scholarship:


Chart Of Physician Licensing Requirements By State And State 30 Physician Waiver Chart
Gregory Siskind provides two handy reference charts.


CRS Updates Report On US Permanent Admissions
The Congressional Research Service released a revised version of this report, providing an update of immigration-related issues in the 109th Congress.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic team in the Law and Corporate Affairs department in Redmond, WA. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills are required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience managing legal staff and proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and casual workplace environment. Submit resume in Word format to Kristen at Indicate job code N145-149557 in subject line. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Senior Immigration Attorney (Manhattan) for 10+ person, fast-paced, leading business immigration firm. Must have 7+ years experience with full range of complex business immigration cases in NIV and IV matters as well as family-based & naturalization. Must have in-depth knowledge of laws & procedures, excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to manage a large case load, work independently and supervise & train associates and staff. Seeking dedicated professional willing to make a commitment who can work well under the pressures of a busy immigration law firm. Partnership track potential for right person. Competitive compensation package offered. Submit cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and employment references to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Immigration and real estate boutique firm in Aventura, FL with diverse international clientele seeks immigration attorney. Must have 3-5 yrs exp. in business immigration including L / H / E / O / P / TN visas / I-140's and PERM labor certs. We offer excellent benefits, a collegiate atmosphere and unlimited growth potential. Bilingual and Florida licensed attorney preferred. Please send resume and salary reqs. to Mark Katsman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Bilingual Spanish/English also a plus (not required). Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Comprehensive compensation package offered. Email resume & cover letter to Marcia Needleman:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP's offices in Iselin, New Jersey. Ideal candidate must have 2 + years of exp. in business immigration, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. College degree, MS Word and Windows 2000 required. The Firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. We are conveniently located minutes from the train station and are approximately a 40 minute train ride from Manhattan on NJ Transit. Send resume, writing sample + salary requirements to Alaina Shneiderovsky:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Full-time position for bilingual immigration attorney to join a growing firm of two attorneys and staff based in Sherman Oaks, CA. Minimum one year experience. Must speak Spanish and English fluently. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must possess excellent research and writing skills and will be handling complex immigration litigation defense at the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Please send resume and writing sample to

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New Partner - Seattle, WA
Cowan & Miller, P.S. of Seattle, Washington, is pleased to announce that Kevin Lederman has become a named partner of our firm which will be renamed the Law Offices of Cowan, Miller & Lederman. Kevin's substantial expertise and dedication to US immigration law continues our tradition of providing high-quality immigration legal services to business and individuals in the Northwest and beyond. The new Law Offices of Cowan, Miller & Lederman look forward to serving you in 2006. 1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza, Suite 3330, Seattle, Washington 98154. Ph: 206-340-1033. Fax: 206-624-0394.


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:
I read with pleasure Gary Endelmans latest article (01/04/06 ID article) on the state of immigration reform in this country. As one who has for a long time advocated a fresh approach, I really appreciated the article's lucid assessment of the reality of the political process, but more so the articles prodding to a more sensible approach to the complex problem that lies ahead of us. I agree that we must find common ground if we are to move forward. I disagree with so many immigration advocates who see enforcement as a taboo. I honestly think that a vibrant cross-border labor market would be good for America. These positions used to be seen as belonging to the different camps of pro- or anti- immigrationists, but maybe it is time to move out of old encampments and reevaluate all possibilities for immigration reform, breaking free of any clichs. I am happy to see that, if I read it correctly, an authoritative voice as Mr. Endelman's advocates a similar approach.

Giuseppe Scagliarini, Esq.
Newport, RI

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