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Immigration Daily February 17, 2006
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Various Items

Today's Immigration Daily features various items of interest including an article on lawyers' marketing strengths and weaknesses, changes to the USCIS Adjudicator's Field Manual on Schedule A petitions, 7 help wanted ads and 5 letters. Please scroll down to find the item(s) of interest to you.

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


Focus

Curriculum For PERM Seminar

The curriculum for our forthcoming PERM seminar is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Feb 23, 2006:

  • Mechanics of Filing
  • Important PERM Definitions in Regulations
  • Preparation of 9089 - Inconsistencies and Contradictions
  • Filing Checklists -- Employer, Alien, Job Duties
  • O*Net and Prevailing Wage
  • Applications to Qualify for 2nd Preference

SECOND Phone Session on March 16, 2006:

  • Details in Ads and Recruitment
  • Recruitment Strategy
  • Notice, Posting & SWA's
  • Regular and Professional Ads & Options
  • Special Handling & Schedule A
  • Review of Resumes
  • Legal Rejection of US Workers
  • Employer Recruitment Reports

THIRD Phone Session on April 13, 2006:

  • Audit Proofing & Audits
  • Recently Emerging Issues
  • Restrictive Requirements
  • Good Faith Requirements
  • Impact of BALCA on PERM
  • Reconsideration and Appeals

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 21st. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/february2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/february2006.pdf.)


Article

21 Ways To Overcome Competitive Weaknesses And Increase Your Credibility
Trey Ryder writes "All lawyers have marketing strengths and weaknesses. You erase many weaknesses when you provide facts and third-party opinions that verify the depth of your knowledge, skill, judgment and experience -- and the quality of services you provide to your clients."


News

Schedule A Changes To USCIS Adjudicators Field Manual
USCIS issued a 10-page revision of its Adjudicator's Field Manual, the changes affect Schedule A cases.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., a premier Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and technical skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to Steven Weinberg at sweinberg@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Senior immigration attorney (NYC) 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. Partnership track potential for the right person. Competitive compensation package offered. Submit cover letter, resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman: Mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fast-paced nationally recognized, Washington D.C.-based (DuPont Circle) immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience a plus, but not required. Great oppty. For individuals interested in challenging, exciting work dealing with international clientele with excellent career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Email resume, salary requirements, & references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Aaron McCommons. No calls please.

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.

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.

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.

Submit Your Announcement
If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner, that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com. comingsNgoings announcements is a free service.


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:
The link for the CRS report in Immigration Daily's 02/16/06 issue is wrong.

Eugene J. Flynn, Esq.
Dallas, TX

Editor's Note: Thanks for pointing out our error, which we have now corrected.

Dear Editor:
The link under section 4 is about refugees and refugee resettlement, not state and local enforcement of immigration laws. (ID 02/16/06) Could you provide the correct link?

Kiril Glavev

Editor's Note: The link has now been corrected, you can access the correct link through our archives.

Dear Editor:
Your comment on the pregnant woman ill-treated by agents (ID 2/16/06), prompts this letter. I don't agree with using some of the tactics officials do use, however, if this woman was caught entering the USA with the sole purpose of having her children born here in order to be US citizens, then she must suffer the consequence. I am a legal immigrant, still waiting for basic labor cert. for 5 years already, in the interim doing everything "by the book". Quite frankly, I find your, and your contributors to the website, sympathy and empathy with illegal immigrants very concerning. "Illegal" means breaking the law, and illegals should not expect any mercy for their wrong doing. How about everyone in this system spend more effort on sorting out law abiding immigrants first and getting the house in order, before showing so much concern for the ones breaking the laws. They should have to wait years for any mercy. I for one have no sympathy for any woes that befall illegal immigrants.

Linda Cogill

Dear Editor:
It is a sad situation and a personal tragedy for the woman who was poorly handled by the ICE officials resulting in miscarriage (ID 2/16/06). What was the point of the jab at Pro-Life Republicans all about? Do you have a personal issue with people like me who feel the great compassion for the unborn AND undocumented aliens? If you wish to slam all individuals who feel that the Republican party best represents their values and mores or all individuals who understand that life is precious from conception whether "wanted" or not, then be open about it and rant on that subject rather than issue cheap shots from the cheap seats while exploiting the tragedy of a mishandled woman by injecting some strange invective about Republicans and Pro-Life convictions. Thanks for all you do. You have a great e-publication!

Brent Heid

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID's comment (ID 2/16/06), "For many in the Republican party who claim to be pro-life, this is an opportunity to test whether their concern for the unborn extends to the undocumented," I find this remark infantile and outrageous. What happened to this woman and her unborn children was tragic, and you use it as an excuse to sound like a tabloid. I'm disgusted. I look to your newsletter for important updates in the area of immigration law. Stick to reporting facts. If you want to be subjective, start a blog.

Chris Moca
Boston University


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