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Immigration Daily January 17, 2006
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To Annoy Is Illegal

According to a CNET news report, a new federal law prohibits anyone from using the Internet "without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy." Yes, you read that right, "annoy". By this standard, most people with email are violating the law. Congress appears to have forgotten that we have a First Amendment, a disease Congress gets from time to time. For the full story on the new 'annoy law', see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Deadline For Tele-Seminar With Angelo Paparelli Is Tuesday, Jan. 17th

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: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2005.pdf.)


Article

Major Shifts In Immigration Adjudications Locations And In Affidavits Of Support
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "Tectonic plates appear to be shifting within USCIS field offices in the adjudication of cases."


News

CRS Report On Selected Judge Alito Immigration Opinions
The Congressional Research Service released a report discussing notable majority and dissenting opinions written by Judge Alito relating to immigration.


Classifieds

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: aolivos-kah@immigrateusa.com. 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 LCARES@microsoft.com. 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: globallaw2005@yahoo.com.

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 mkatsman@rrksatlaw.com.

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: Mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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: Ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.com.

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 roxanamuro@jessicadominguez.us.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

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Submit Your Announcement
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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Kennedy's letter (1/13/06 ID), no one was suggesting "setting" wages, a la minimum wage, but reducing the labor supply in order to let wages rise. There's no such thing as long term "shortages" in the labor market, only jobs for which wages offered are not high enough. Higher wages aren't inflationary unless they are unaccompanied by productivity increases. In fact, we have been enjoying rising productivity but wages have not kept up. Second, the US doesn't have Japan's problem of stagnation. The US birthrate is above replacement level, and would be even without immigration. Even if it weren't, you can't avoid the fact that uneducated immigrants from Third World countries typically have larger families than Americans as a whole, placing an increased burden on the taxpayer for the support of their families. At the same time, unskilled workers, working for low wages, receive an amount disproportionate to their contributions from Social Security when they retire. Mr. Kennedy's letter also ignores the fact that countries such as Mexico and China are actually aging faster than the US, and are seeing a hollowing out of their working populations as able-bodied young workers flee to the US. Third, immigration, particularly of H1-B and guest workers makes it easier for companies to outsource business, thereby eroding our tax base. Also, the off-the-books payments to illegal aliens result in payment of fewer taxes that are owed, and create a climate in which other businesses to compete, must also use illegal labor or go out of business. Mr. Kennedy's letter also overstates the value of immigrants to the US economy. Even accepting the figure of $20 billion which some view as the "net value" of immigrants, that figure is less than half of one percent of our $12 trillion economy.

Ali Alexander


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