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Immigration Daily March 17, 2006
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Nothing In 2006

Immigration is in the spotlight on the Hill as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatens to produce narrow immigration reform legislation, along the lines of the Sensenbrenner bill, by the end of the month if the Senate Judiciary committee does not report an immigration bill to the floor on time. Sen. Frist who is vying for the Republican nomination for the 2008 Presidential election is attempting to bolster his conservative Republican base by this maneuver. We believe that even if Sen. Frist introduces anti-immigrant legislation through Senate parliamentary procedures, he will likely not succeed. It is our belief that a filibuster proof majority exists for McCain-Kennedy in the Senate and that the Senate will likely pass a bill strongly deriving from the original McCain-Kennedy bill. What this implies is that the conference of the Senate with the Sensenbrenner bill will not just be contentious but unproductive. It appears that the interests of both sides at this time lie in doing nothing.

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The Internal Revenue Code And The Foreign National Three Fundamental Mistakes
George J. Hayduk, Esq. writes "The Internal Revenue Code can apply to transactions occurring years, even decades, prior to becoming a US Tax Resident, many poorly advised aliens miss the tax planning opportunities present here."


DOL Announces 2006 Adverse Effect Wage Rates
The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL announced the 2006 AEWRS for employers seeking to employ temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant alien workers to perform agricultural labor or services (H-2A workers) or logging (H-2 logging workers).


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Siskind Susser, one of America's largest and best known immigration firms, is seeking experienced business and employment immigration paralegals in its Memphis headquarters office. Booming Memphis, Tennessee is one of America's most affordable and liveable cities. Candidates should have 3+ years experience and be strong writers. Siskind Susser was recently rated by Chambers and Partners as one of the top 15 immigration practices in the US based on our cutting edge use of technology and our strong reputations in the healthcare and entertainment immigration sectors. Evenings and weekends are rarely required, but we have a productivity bonus program that rewards people who voluntarily seek extra work. Benefits include health, cafeteria, retirement. Salary negotiable. Send resume to Greg Siskind at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Hodgson Russ LLP seeks associates with five years progressively more responsible business immigration experience to join our Eastside Manhattan office (steps from Grand Central Terminal). The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work independently, have worked on a wide range of business immigration matters, and have excellent communication skills. Send your resume and cover letter to Mary Kelkenberg at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Small, collegial Loop law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 2+ years experience in employment-based immigration: H-1B, L-1, E-1/2. Proven experience in labor certs and PERM are a must. Pension benefits; competitive salary. Please fax response to 312-357-0328 or email No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Jenkens & Gilchrist, a large national law firm, currently has an opening in the Dallas office for a paralegal with 4-5 years of experience in immigration law. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree, a paralegal certificate and experience in all facets of business immigration, including H and L nonimmigrant visa petitions, standard and PERM labor certification filings, I-140 visa petitions in all preference categories, consular processing and adjustment of status. Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. Non-exempt position, hours: 8:30am-5:30pm. Must be flexible for overtime. Will not relocate/local residents only. Send resume to Steve Ladik at

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 and Virginia Offices. 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 or by fax to 415-217-4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
One of the Midwest's largest law firms has an immediate opportunity for an experienced paralegal to join its Immigration Department in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate must possess: at least 3 years of experience in business immigration and consulate visa processing; excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional organization skills; effective teaming skills; self-motivation; and, the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Visit Submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Debby Usher at:

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:

EB5 Investor Program
A profit and a green card is a powerful proposition for your immigration clients. American Life Inc. (ALI) administers the oldest active INS-approved EB-5 Regional Center in 1996 and is based in Seattle. A $525,000 cash investment in an ALI real estate limited partnership via the EB-5 Regional Center program offers speedy conditional green card approval, typically in less than 1 year; avoids quota backlogs; and grants your clients the freedom to live anywhere in the US without being tied to a job/business. ALI's investors include immigrant applicants, pension funds and private investors. ALI distributes profits monthly. Since 2003, ALI has 125+ approved I-526 applications, with 30+ investors having already received their conditional green cards. If you are an attorney interested in learning more about ALI's Regional Center Investment program for your immigration clients, call Mark Ivener, American Life's exclusive marketing representative for AILA at 1-866-767-1800. Generous promotional incentives are available to AILA attorneys for the referral of qualified investors. Mark Ivener has 35 years experience in immigration law and has represented numerous EB-5 Regional Center clients. Meet Mark Ivener and Jo Hwang, ALI Marketing Director at AILA's Annual Conference in San Antonio. Visit to learn more.


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Dear Editor:
While I sympathize with the plight of Mr. Bossler and his wife (see 03/16/06 ID), since they are apparently trying to do things "the right way", the difficulties with her immigration are largely because of illegal aliens and our previous amnesties. In 1986, it was expected that there were less than one million illegal aliens. Almost 3 million legalized. The 1986 and subsequent mini-amnesties have allowed amnestied illegal aliens to sponsor relatives, including parents and siblings, for legal immigration, clogging our already dysfunctional immigration system. Legalization also contributed to the increase in illegal immigration by providing networks and assistance for illegal aliens, to the point that we now have anywhere from 8-20 million illegal aliens. These same illegal aliens are the ones now occupying our Congress's time in seeking resolutions, and diverting immigration resources from Mr. Bossler's case. One would do well to pray that Congress does not legalize the millions of illegal aliens here with yet another amnesty, or "guest worker" program.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to R.L. Ranger's letter (03/16/06 ID), there are many people here who entered this country legally, worked very hard, have paid all taxes and social socurity but are now undocumented due to the incompetency of the INS.


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