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Immigration Daily January 13, 2006
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House Majority Leader Vacancy

Rep. John A. Boehner and Rep. Roy Blunt are vying for the House Majority Leader vacancy left by Rep. Tom DeLay, with the Washington Times reporting that immigration is emerging as one of the key differences between the two conservative Republicans. Mr. Blunt, the acting House majority leader has sided with the anti-immagrationists several times whereas Mr. Boehner was amongst the few Republicans voting against the Sensenbrenner bill. Although the latest counting has Rep. Blunt with a narrow lead over Rep. Boehner, neither candidate appears to have the requisite 116 votes needed to claim victory. For the full Washington Times news story, see here. For a current tally, see here.

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Tele-Seminar With Angelo Paparelli

Angelo Paparelli will lead the discussion on current business immigration topics with several distinguished practitioners on January 19th. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 17th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Off-Campus Employment
Paula Singer, Esq. writes "Under immigration rules and procedures, foreign students are authorized to work on the campus of the institution that they are authorized to attend."


USCIS Provides Latest H Cap Count
USCIS releases its latest H cap count [changed Ed. 01/12/06 ]


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 Andréa 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

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruitment
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Dear Editor:
In response to the recent ID editorial (01/13/06 ID comment), thanks to Alberto Gonzales, for being concerned about the Immigration Courts and BIA and their rude treatment of immigrants. If only Secretary Chertoff would do the same to stop the arrogant incivility practiced by a much too large group of CIS employees (I do not deal with ICE and have had good experiences with CBP so I'll limit my comment to CIS). There are many fine CIS employees, but still too many bad ones.

Victoria L. Block, Esq.
New Bern, NC

Dear Editor:
In response to Ali Alexander's letter to the editor (1/12/06 ID), and to many others, the benefits flowing to average Americans from immigration are significant. Firstly, immigration avoids structural inflation and therefore actual inflation. In other words, if we simply raise the wages of unskilled workers in crummy jobs, then their wages will be too close to, or possible overlap, the wages of their supervisors who will then want a raise to account for their higher station in life, and the supervisors manager will want a raise to account for his higher station in life, etc... These higher wages will be translated into less purchasing power which will be detrimental to all the people in the US. In other words, the lowly paid unskilled workers allow mid-level workers to have more purchasing power and also benefit the companies that employ the mid-level workers by keeping them from having to give raises to their employees. Secondly, immigrants help us avoid the problems of, for instance, Japan which has a very restrictionist view of immigration. More affluent people have fewer children and a declining birth rate following a population boom is a recipe for disaster where the young will be unable to support the old. America does not have this problem because of immigration. Thirdly, by increasing the productivity of the companies they work for, immigrants, legal or not, increase the value of our tax base. Remember that the term "paddywagon" refers to the idea that all Irish are criminals and "Irish twins" refers to the high number of children Irish immigrants used to have. But nobody today would disagree that we are all better off because of those immigrants. Xenophobia and lack of understanding is not a new phenomenon - don't be a part of it. Educate yourself.

David Kennedy

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