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Immigration Daily January 6, 2006
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Today's Immigration Daily issue features a 6th Circuit case on retroactivity of 212(i) waivers, 7 help wanted ads, and 3 letters to the Editor. Scroll to find the item(s) of interest to you.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Jan 10th For PERM Nuts & Bolts: The Latest Tips For Practitioners

The curriculum for the Jan 12th phone session on PERM is as follows:

  • BEC Update
  • PERM Processing Times
  • EB-2 vs. EB-3
  • Substitutions at CIS and at the BECs
  • Audits and Denials
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 10th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Warning: Attractive Brochures Often Fail To Persuade
Trey Ryder writes "If you are fortunate enough to have your prospective client's attention, you want to deliver your marketing message - a complete, competent and persuasive marketing message."


6th Circuit Says 1996 Amendments To 212i Waiver Does Not Have Retroactive Effect
In Patel v. Gonzales, No. 04-3829 (6th Cir. Dec. 30, 2005), the court, joining the 4th and 9th Circuits, said that the 1996 elimination of the the 212(i) waiver for parents of US citizens, did not have a retroactive effect.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Miami, FL. Boutique immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with H's, L's E's and permanent residency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish, both spoken and written. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. Fax resumes to 305-577-0095 or email Andra Olivos-Kah: No phone calls please.

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

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email:

New Associate - Edina, MN
Ms. Penni Frank has joined the Webber Law Firm, LLC, as an Associate Attorney. Ms. Frank is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and Bethel University . Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Frank clerked for a judge in Brainerd, Minnesota. Webber Law Firm, LLC represents employers and individuals throughout the country on U.S. visa matters. 100 Edina Industrial Blvd., #230, Edina, MN 55439.


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 "After the Fall: Making Sense out of Sensenbrenner" (01/04/05 ID article). It was very thoughtful. The American Dream for legal immigrants has literally become just a dream. I'm one of those immigrants who are struggling to make America my home. I was born and raised in India and came here legally as a skilled worker on H-1B visa. Recently, Congress eliminated the pro-immigration provisions from bill S. 1932. These measures could have helped hundreds of thousands of Indians and Chinese tech workers gain permanent residence status, something that gives them right to live here without being dependent on visas, but is also an important step to permanent settlement, citizenship and getting their roots deeper in the workforce and the community. Hi-tech industry workers on work visas deserve because it helps us with peace of mind and permanent residency, but it would also reward skilled labor for waiting in line for immigration and playing by the rules, paying taxes and adding value to competitiveness of America's skilled workforce. The noise machine on the right wing conservative side and the left leaning liberal side always seem to be contending on that issue. In that noise, what gets ignored is "legal immigration reform". It should be Congress's priority to handle legal immigration reform first and make fair rules and laws for people who play by the rules and are legally employed and then spend time legislating measures and relief for people who have entered and are working illegally. I would love to hear from anyone suggestion on how we can make a difference in the current anti-immigration environment and channel our efforts to convince the Congress to pass measure that would help legal immigrants achieve what they deserve a quick and easy path to permanent residency and citizenship.

Sunil Joshi
Immigration Voice

Dear Editor:
Immigration attorney Gary Endelman shows that he is a very sore loser in "After The Fall: Making Sense Out Of Sensenbrenner" (see 1/04/05 ID article). It's quite amusing to read his article's whining about the first loss the cheap-labor-lobby has had in a very long time. His article serves as testimony to the thinking process that many self-serving immigration lawyers will resort to in order to justify their profession, which is nothing less than using our legal system to run a legal coyote business. Hopefully H.R. 4437 and the torching of the Senate's vile attempts to slip H-1B and green card increases into the Omnibus Spending Bill will inspire more Americans to demand that our country stop its self-destructive open-border policies. Immigration attorneys have caused untold miseries for Americans who have lost jobs to the "guest workers" that he helped to import into this country.

Rob Sanchez
Job Destruction newsletter

Dear Editor:
I am retiring from the USCIS Resource Information Center (RIC). The information provided in ID is very valuable for the RIC's work and my colleagues look forward to continuing to receive it. Many thanks for your assistance and all the good work Immigration Daily is doing.

Sarah Meselson

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