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Immigration Daily February 14, 2006
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Comment

ICE Continues OSHA Ruse

According to a New York Times report, ICE refused to rule out the use of impersonating OSHA officials to lure undocumented workers, despite objections by the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (for the full story, see here). Homeland security is an transcendently important objective, no doubt. However, this bait and switch ploy isn't likely to capture anyone related to terrorism, instead it will inevitably lead to some dishwashers, cooks, and gardeners. If ICE's main objective is to catch al Qaeda terrorists, it should focus all of its resources appropriately and let any undocumented dishwashers and cooks found on military bases alone. For those who think that the undocumented have no business being on military bases and other sensitive national defense installations, we draw their attention to the fact that the undocumented have frequented served honorably in combat and that the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon is replete with a disproportionately higher number of immigrants.

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


Focus

Deadline For "Latest in Nurse Immigration (In Cooperation With CGFNS)" Is Tuesday, Feb. 14th

Attorneys seeking retrogression relief for their practices, should note that Schedule A is more than nurses - it includes Physical Therapists. The second session of "Latest in Nurse Immigration (In Cooperation With CGFNS)" will cover Physical Therapists, and MTs (Medical Technologists and Medical Technicians), and other non-nurse healthcare occupations. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 14th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2006.pdf.)


Article

Special Registration And Marriage Based Adjustment: How Can My Husband Register Under NSEERS?
Elizabeth T. Reichard writes "I have come to learn from my own experience and the experience of other attorneys that efforts to register an applicant at ICE either before he files his adjustment application or after it has been filed are largely unsuccessful."


News

USCIS Memo Extends Authority Denying I-751 To USCIS Service Center Directors
The USCIS issued a memorandum dated January 31, 2005 to delegate to the USCIS Service Center Directors the authority to deny an I-751, "Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence" where the Service Center Director is satisfied that the marriage is for the purpose of evading US immigration laws. Currently, this authority resides solely with the USCIS District Directors.

DOL Invites Comment On Amendment To Proposed PERM Rule
The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments on proposed measures to purportedly reduce incentives and opportunities for fraud and abuse related to the permanent employment of aliens in the US.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, a prominent global immigration law firm. The ideal candidate will work on site at a client in McLean, Virginia and must have 3-6 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. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and great benefits. Please submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Alaina Shneiderovsky: Ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Microsoft has immediate opportunity for an experienced immigration paralegal to join the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department in Redmond, WA. Duties: prepare and file nonimmigrant/immigrant petitions including extension of stay applications, amended petitions, change of status applications, port of entry applications, adjustment applications, family-based petitions, etc..; respond to client inquiries; prepare visa packets and employment verification letters; manage caseload and monitor expiration dates. Update I-9s. Maintain and update internal immigration database on client specific matters. Minimum of 2-3 years immigration paralegal experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; exceptional organizational skills; effective teaming and partnering skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Desktop applications. Bachelor's degree preferred. Competitive salary, excellent benefits including relocation, if applicable, and casual yet dynamic workplace. If you want to work on a team of world class immigration professionals and take your career to the next level, come join us. Submit resume in Word format to Kristen at LCAres@microsoft.com. Indicate job code N145-152847 in subject line. Microsoft is an EOE and strongly supports workplace diversity.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
13-person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant & immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Very competitive compensation package offered. Law firm located in midtown Manhattan. Please submit cover letter + resume to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Walt Disney World Company seeks a full-time immigration representative to support a high volume immigration department based in Lake Buena Vista, FL - Orlando area. Extensive interaction with all levels of employees, management and gov't agencies. Position offers tremendous learning opportunity with multiple challenges. Required skills/experience: immigration paralegal certification or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business; demonstrated strong case management experience; computer proficiency within Windows environment; strong written + verbal communication skills; effective presentation skills; strong partnering and problem solving skills; excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information; willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new software applications. Desired skills/experience: minimum 2 yrs+ experience with employment-based non-immigrant visas; proven familiarity with H/J/L/O/P visas; knowledge of Exchange Visitor Program, SEVIS, I-9 requirements; multi-lingual abilities. To apply for this position (Immigration Representative, X102674), visit disneycareers.com and submit your resume. Disney is an EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Columbus, Ohio law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is seeking a paralegal with 2+ yrs. experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant categories, including labor certs. Opportunity to play a key role in supporting a mature and expanding practice. Bachelor's degree and ABA certificate preferred. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, organizational and computer skills. Good benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume by mail to Donna Prehm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, P.O. Box 1008, Columbus, Ohio 43216, by fax at 614-719-4913, or by e-mail to dfprehm@vssp.com.

Immigration Law Conference
The 29th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy "Future Shock: Perspectives on Comprehensive Immigration Reform" will be held on March 13-14, 2006 in NYC. Presented by the Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law (ILW.COM is the media sponsor for this event). The conference will offer an insider's look at the policy and politics in the growing debate on comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration professionals, gov't officials, HR professionals, and non-profits should not miss the chance to hear noted experts speak on topics such as border control, prospects for a guest worker program, internal worksite enforcement, and many other business, family, and asylum issues. Opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international event. Participants are eligible for up to 9.5 credit hrs. Discounts are available for students, nonprofits and government employees. For more info, see here.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

Texas Board Certification
San Juana Barraza Putnicki was designated Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. San Juana is a sole practitioner dedicated to practicing Immigration law exclusively at 202 E. Locust St., San Antonio, Texas 78212. Tel: 210-212-6700. Fax: 210-249-0116.


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:
I was just reading the latest Immigration Daily comment (02/10/06 ID) and was curious what ID meant by a "waiver" allowing her to re-enter with an O-1 visa.

Rakhel Speyer Milstein, Esq., Assadi & Marks, LLP
New York, NY

Editor's note: While we don't claim expertise in this area of immigration law, the Miami Herald referenced in our 2/10/06 comment, refers to a waiver of some sort and the attorney for the alien involved in his letter (02/10/06 ID) also made mention of a waiver of some kind.


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