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BIB Daily

Immigration law professionals have another resource that they may wish to consider to keep abreast of immigration law issues. Lexis and Benders Immigration Bulletin have launched a new, free daily website, Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition. Immigration Daily congratulates Daniel Kowalski on the launch of BIB Daily. As the unmatched resource for immigration law professionals, trust Immigration Daily to alert you to any tools which may be helpful to your practice.

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


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Immigration Books

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


Article

A Citizen's Guide On Using The Freedom Of Information Act And The Privacy Act of 1974 To Request Government Records
The House Committee On Government Reform writes "Before enactment of the FOIA in 1966, the burden was on the individual to establish a right to examine these government records."


News

CRS Report On Asylum Seekers
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated report on US immigration policy on asylum seekers.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Madison, WI - Quarles & Brady, a large, multi-office, national law firm is looking for an experienced paralegal to join its team to handle business immigration matters for fast-paced, expanding practice. Ideal candidate will have Bachelor's and experience with H, L, TN and PERM (NIW, or, and O-1 a big plus). Good benefits, stability, and pay in a supportive, relaxed, and professional environment, not to mention one of the most livable cities in America. Send resume, references, and writing sample to Donna Hurd, Office Administrator at dhurd@quarles.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Chicago office of Sidley Austin, a global law firm, seeks a legal assistant/paralegal for the Immigration practice. A Bachelors degree and 4+ years experience with US business immigration is required for this position. A legal assistant certificate from an ABA-accredited institution is desirable. The candidate must also have superior analytical, writing and communication skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Submit letter of interest and resume to: hrch@sidley.com or fax to (312) 456-4175.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious Glendale, CA law firm seeks immigration paralegal with at least 3 years solid experience in family and employment based petitions, and deportation/removal defense. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Filipino language a plus. Must be authorized to work in the US. Friendly, collegial office environment. Send resume to Michael J. Garfinkel: paralegal@garfinkel.com or fax to: (818) 543-5802.

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.

Case Management Technology
With INSZoom, you can rest assured that you have the most secure, simple and strategic software and support services available on the market. Our state-of-the art product helps US immigration law firms build efficiency, accuracy and transparency through a single, comprehensive software. We offer 600+ Forms and many advanced features to provide you with an all-in-one case management system solution. Let your clients update their profile information, check their case status, maintain compliance, and generate numerous reports, all via a secure online system. INSZoom's leading edge technology is backed by a friendly, responsive and multi-lingual customer support team. We will configure INSZoom to your workflow for maximium results. INSZoom's technical team works diligently to ensure that the technology works for you - every time! INSZoom is available in 2 versions: Install in your own office or host on INSZoom secure servers. Contact us for a free guided tour today at 925-244-0600 or info@inszoom.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.

Editor In Chief
Bender's Immigration Bulletin and LexisNexis are pleased to announce that Daniel M. Kowalski will also now be Editor-in-Chief of the new website/publication, Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition.


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:
Thank you Immigration Daily for your comment (2/16/06 ID). It is as Immigration Daily says another example of the attitude that to many of us are tolerating through inaction and should not.

Joan Mathieu

Dear Editor:
It is the prime duty of the US government to see to the betterment and welfare of its citizens and to protect their job as well. But, due to prevalence of H-1B program in the Immigration law the USCs and LPRs' jobs are being taken away, and thus they are made unemployed. Now the creation of H-1B visa has proved a curse to the USCs and LPRs. The USCs and LPRs are struggling very hard to get a job, but the foreign workers are getting jobs in the US very easily. The rate of unemployment in the US is increasing day by day, but on the other hand, foreign workers are coming to the US to work. When the application for H-1B visa is filed by the employer, the USCIS does not seem so serious to look into the application as to why the job that is being given to the foreign worker, is not made available to the USC or LPR. Hundreds of thousand of US citizens and legal permanent residents who have engineering, MBA, computer science degrees are getting distressed and depressed in not getting jobs suitable to their qualifications. They are working as bartenders, waiters, cab-drivers etc. now. This is a great misfortune for them. The employers are also mainly recruiting H-1B workers by using "bodyshops". Additionally, the employers are not compelled to recruit the US workers or show that the US workers are unavailable before seeking H-1B workers. Furthermore, the DOL also does not seem to have deeply investigated any H-1B abuses or seriously asked the employers as to why the job was not made available to the USC or LPR. In view of the fact that USCs and LPRs have been suffering from being unemployed the US government should immediately abolish H-1B program.

S. Salike


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