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Immigration Daily January 19, 2006
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Rep. Tancredo On Tour

Rep. Tancredo kicked off a nationwide tour as a possible Republican candidate for the 2008 presidency to call attention to his anti-immigration platform which includes building 700 miles of fence along the US-Mexico border, deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants, and an end to birthright citizenship. For the full San Antonio Express-News story, see here.

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Immigration Books

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


Aging Out In An Age Of Retrogression: Is There Any Relief For Derivative Children Of Employment-Based Immigrants?
James D. Eiss, Esq. and Danielle Rizzo write "The CSPA formula fails to protect children from aging out because the amount of time for which an I-140 petition remains pending is much shorter than the amount of time for which a visa number will remain unavailable."


USCIS Memo Extends Validity Of I-693 Medical Certifications
USCIS released a memo temporarily extending the validity of civil surgeon endorsements on Form I-693 for certain adjustment of status applicants.

USCIS Says FY 2006 H-1B Cap Is Reached
USCIS announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions that qualify for the exemption from the H-1B numerical limitations for foreign workers with a U.S.-earned masters or higher degree.


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:

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Dear Editor:
In response to Sebastian's letter (01/18/06 ID), what my letter said was that long-term labor shortages do not exist. Given enough time, the market for labor adjusts just like the market for goods. Workers get the education or skills needed in industries experiencing shortages, attracted by rising wages. Iimmigration is a long-term response to a short-term problem. Guest worker programs and immigration subvert market mechanisms by discouraging American workers from going into immigrant-heavy fields, perpetuating "shortages". Sebastian's letter states that "wages cannot rise indefinitely", but what cheap labor advocates believe is that wages should decrease indefinitely, by admitting an endless stream of workers. In regard to our "meager" growth rate, the US population is expected to reach 300 million people this fall. At what population size should the US say "enough"? The nonpartisan Population Reference Bureau (WSJ, 8/23/05) states that the US has fertility rates high enough to keep the size of its work force relatively constant as the population ages, portending prosperity. "Immigration has contributed to the pool of workers in the US. But if immigrants were removed from the picture, the fertility rate still would have remained steady, largely because the baby boomers themselves produced a population boomlet." As for the link between outsourcing and H1-B, "The presence of guest workers in the US on H-1B and L-1 visas has accelerated the offshore outsourcing of high-tech work and jobs," according to Dr. Ron Hira, IEEE-USA Research and Development Policy Committee Chair in June testimony before the House Committee on Small Business. The trend has increased the "movement of work offshore as temporary workers in management positions outsource work to overseas colleagues, and as temporary workers who have returned home use their knowledge and connections in the U.S. market to competitively bid for outsourced work."

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
The theory described again in Mr. Alexander's letter to the Editor (01/17/06 ID) is incorrect; ie, "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." Apply it to seasonal agriculture and it becomes obvious why its incorrect. Cutting down on available basic labor in the U.S. is just another way of sponsoring the off-shoring of jobs. Dave Anderson he has pushed several times before; ie, "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." Apply it to seasonal agriculture and it becomes obvious why its incorrect. Cutting down on available basic labor in the U.S. is just another way of sponsoring the off-shoring of jobs.

Dave Anderson

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