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Immigration Daily March 10, 2006
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Senator Clinton On Immigration

Senator Clinton recently spoke out against House Republicans accusing them of trying to create a "police state" to round up illegal immigrants, and marks a sort-of reversal on her approach on immigration policy. For the full Washington Post story, see here.

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


Focus

Recruitment In PERM

The curriculum for the March 16th PERM seminar is as follows:

  • 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

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 14th. 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

Monuments, Manifest Destiny, And Mexico
Michael Dear writes "Though lacking the glamour of war or the grandeur of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the boundary survey is one of the greatest events in U.S. political history and remains deeply present in our contemporary lives."


News

IJ's Removal From Bench For Discriminatory Remarks Is Upheld
In Levinsky v. Department of Justice, NY-0752-03-0329-I-1 (MSPB, Sept. 9, 2006), the Merit System Protection Board said that "as an official responsible for ruling on matters affecting the lives of aliens, the Defendant had a special obligation to avoid giving the impression that his decisions could be influenced by the aliens' nationalities. His remarks linking members of certain nationalities to certain crimes and other undesirable conduct could reasonably be construed as manifesting ethnic bias."


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
AIESEC has an immediate NYC opening for a visa program manager position. Responsible for all aspects of Exchange Visitor Program (EVP+). The EVP+ program rapidly provides immigration attorneys and corporations with a fast, high quality J-1 sponsorship alternative. Work with 100+ immigration attys and company HR reps to sponsor individuals on J-1 training visa. The manager reviews and sponsors hundreds of individual applications on J-1 training programs. Must have customer relationship management skills and experience; motivated self-starter, with excellent follow-through skills, who can work independently; exceptional communication, organization, and analytical abilities; legal or immigration background, experience and knowledge a plus. Business hours are 10-6pm, some wkends on as needed basis. Medical, dental offered, salary negotiable, DOE. Send resume + cover letter to Christopher White: chrisw@aiesecus.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Well established Midtown New York City firm has an opening for an attorney with experience in immigration related litigation, including handling defense of aliens before Immigration Court, the BIA and the US Courts of Appeals. The firm represents corporate and individual clients in all aspects of the immigration process. Individual will concentrate on litigation side of practice but will also be involved in non-immigrant appeal work and brief writing. Candidates should have 3 to 5 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume + cover letter stating salary requirements and a circuit court writing sample in confidence to Steven Weinberg: sweinberg@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC- 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 3+ years of business immigration experience handling full range of diverse nonimmigration & immigration matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter & resume to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three years practicing business immigration law, for our San Francisco Office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to careers@usabal.com or by fax to 415-217-4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Tysons Corner, VA location for entry-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 6 months-1 year of experience preparing nonimmigrant work-related visas (e.g., H-1B visas). Associates Degree or equivalent is required. Must be very organized, detail oriented and able to work independently. Must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to tcohire@gtlaw.com. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice in Austin, Texas is seeking an experienced immigration attorney. The successful candidate is expected to possess 2-5 years experience in employment based immigration law. Exposure to comparative international law or non-US immigration law is a preferred qualification. Tindall & Foster, P.C. has been practicing immigration law since 1973. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. Please visit www.tindallfoster.com and www.Austin360.com for more information. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to hr@tindallfoster.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at this prominent global immigration law firm in Iselin, NJ. The 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. Submit resume, writing sample, + salary requirements to Alaina Shneiderovsky: Ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Tucson, AZ - Wolf & Sultan P.C., an AV-rated firm seeks business immigration paralegal with experience preparing TN, H, L and PERM cases. Friendly, relaxed small firm environment. Excellent drafting/communication skills required. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume to Tarik Sultan: sultan@azimm.com or fax to (520) 882-2929.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
AmLaw 200 law firm based in Chicago, IL requires the temporary services of a senior paralegal for a six month period. The candidate must have at least five years of business immigration experience, including extensive experience with the new PERM system (PERM experience and knowledge is a requirement); EB-1, 2 and 3 matters; and experience with H, L, E and O visas. Minimum requirements include at least a bachelor's degree, and excellent English writing, research and communication skills. Send cover letter and resume to: Gina L. Grunloh, Vedder, Price, Kaufman, & Kammholz, P.C. at ggrunloh@vedderprice.com.

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 23-14, 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

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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. Lee's letter (03/09/06 ID), first, how do illegal aliens "donate" money to state and local economies, much less $27 billion? Particularly when the underground economy in California alone is estimated at roughly $28 billion? Second, as for the employment projections, two advocates of cheap labor are predicting labor shortages. Are we surprised? Third, SSI to which Mr. Lee's letter referred to is not the same thing as Social Security (This is quite possibly a mistake a number of ID readers will make. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes) and is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income with meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.) Social Security payments to noncitizens are not proscribed by the 1996 Act. Next, let's look at the DOL figures, and at what the actual jobs situation has been since 2000. A recent column by Paul Craig Roberts, a noted economist and former Reagan cabinet member, says, "How many new jobs have been created over the past five years and one month? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest revisions, a total of 1,054,000 net new private sector jobs were created over the past 61 months (January 2001 through January 2006). Add the total net government jobs created over the period for a total net job creation of 2,093,000 jobs over the past 61 months. That figure is 7,057,000 jobs short of keeping up with population growth". We are already more than half way through the period Mr. Lee's letter quotes, and are nowhere near creating 33 million jobs overall much less 33 million low-skilled ones. Put not your trust in DOL projections.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Mr Alexander's letter (03/09/06 ID) makes some excellent points about agriculture. No business "deserves" to stay in business and we could, indeed import more agricultural products. Agriculture is the US's number 2 export classification behind technology so surely there is some room to cut down on production - which is, by the way what would happen if the ag/subsidy system is retooled. We have a surplus in everything from mohair to honey to rice to cotton. All of which, by the way, are subsidized products. All of which are influenced by immigration from Mexico and south. The US gov't has made the decision to pursue a cheap food policy and they have done well. Overproduction is the best way to have cheap food. Low cost labor (either hired or raised (farm kids)) is part of the equation. Another reason that the US has this cheap food policy is to support rural America (many towns depend completely on the local ag economy) so that money is available in rural areas and people stay rather than migrate to the cities for work (see any non-subsidized country for an example) and the third reason for subsidies is national security. Food is a good thing to provide for your populace. Alll of these things require labor and to maintain them, low cost labor.

B. Heid


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