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Immigration Daily March 22, 2006
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Immigration And National Security

A nation's economy is what provides financial resources to support its national security. Choke off the economy in the interests of security and the upshot is that the economic force fueling national security is sunk. Immigration is a vital part of the US economy. Those who seek to stifle and close off immigration in the US in the name of national security will eventually end up weakening national security since reducing immigration will weaken our country's economy. We believe that this point deserves more attention than it has gotten, and we thank Don Kerwin of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. for spotlighting this issue at the March 13-14th CMS conference in NYC.

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

Abolish The H-1B; Green Cards For US Graduates Instead
Roy Lawson "After years of addressing the problem of H-1B visas, it is time to push for an entirely different approach."


News

President Bush Speaks On Immigration Reform
During a press conference in Cleveland, OH, President Bush in response to a query on immigration reform said, "Let me give you some broad principles on immigration reform as I see them."


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The internationally reputed Murthy Law Firm seeks senior level associates with 5+ years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast paced with high volume work that lends itself to varied creative solutions within the framework of the law. Applicants must have prior work experience in H1B and nonimmigrant options as well as an in-depth understanding of immigrant processing procedures. We have created a fully customized, sophisticated case-management system and expect the attorney to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. Work is in beautiful, scenic Owings Mills, Maryland, convenient to rural settings and to the culture of Baltimore city. We offer a family friendly and collegial atmosphere. Please email resume and cover letter to Kim Rutherford at hr@murthy.com or fax 410-356-4140. All communication will be treated in confidence.

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, labor certs, experience in PERM. Pension benefits; competitive salary. Please fax response to 312-357-0328 or email lawfirm@thorelli.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. 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. The Firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. Send resume, writing sample and salary requirements (indicate Maclean, VA when applying) to Alaina Shneiderovsky: Ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.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. Fragomen 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 (indicate Iselin, NJ position when applying) to Alaina Shneiderovsky: Ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.com.

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 gsiskind@visalaw.com.

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 mkelkenb@hodgsonruss.com.

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 sladik@jenkens.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 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 careers@usabal.com 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 www.btlaw.com. Submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Debby Usher at: debby.usher@btlaw.com.

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comingsNgoings

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

New Offices - Chicago, IL
The Law Office of Farah M. Jean-Simon has moved. The new address is: 1105 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 203 Chicago, Illinois 60622. Phone: 312-738-2529. Fax: 312-738-2243.


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:
Responding to your recent comment (03/21/06 ID), what? Mexico should "shoulder some of the risk in Iraq"? Nice quid pro quo here: help support an illegal and immoral war/occupation and maybe we’ll toss you a few immigration-related bones? I hope Immigration Daily did not mean to say this.

James Jensen, Esq., Slowik & Robinson, LLC
Columbus, OH

Dear Editor:
I am surprised that Immigration Daily can so casually advise Mexico to join a war it opposes in order to get a more favorable immigration policy (see 3/21/06 ID comment). Isn't that in the category of selling your soul? We're talking about killing people, not relaxing trade policy or something like that.

John Moncrief, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID's comment on Mexico (see 3/21/06 ID). Please refrain from confusing "friends" even "fairweather friends" with allies. No country is a friend. The US is not a friend to any other country. We have allies. Our relationship with other countries is based on our own national interests, not the national interests of other countries. Mexico is not a friend; it is an ally. Similarly the UAE is not a friend; it is an ally. Whether that status as ally will continue for the rest of the century is unknown. I know of no reason why Mexico should feel constrained to support our Iraq policy because it is our policy. If Mexico feels that it has a national interest for sending troops to Iraq, it might well do so. If Mexico feels it has no national interest for sending troops to Iraq, it should not do so. I see no linkage between the immigration concerns between the US and Mexico and the US Iraq policy.

Paul Good, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily is way off base suggesting that Mexico should show "friendship" by committing troops to Iraq (see 3/21/06 ID comment). What ID is suggesting is that they surrender their better than 150 year old policy of non intervention in the affairs of other nations. Many US citizens do not support the military, are they "unfriendly" to the US or exercising their right to express their opinion? So that should not be the test. The test should be - what is Mexico doing and going to do to improve the situation in Mexico so that Mexicans don't have to seek economic opportunity in the US or elsewhere. If they need help, they should set aside their "national-macho" facade and ask for it, then we can discuss with them economic ideas that will have to have as a base "stop the corruption" that would damn to failure any economic development program.

Patrick Osio

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 3/17/06 comment, I have a prediction about two things: the political outcome of the November election and the immigration law passed in 2006. Republicans are at just about at their wits' end with the so-called "conservative" leaders they think are representing them. Here's an overview: $200 billion wasted on an ironic and destabilizing war; a botched emergency response to Katrina; a silly friend of the President nominated to the Supreme Court (Ms. Myers); a deal with a hostile Arab nation to give them control of our nations' ports; an estimated 500,000 illegal aliens entering the southern border every year; military-clad Mexican narcotics dealers driving freely across the border and threatening our Texas sheriffs. After all this, you may ask, what more could the Republicans do to infuriate their "base?" I'll tell you what: it's any kind of amnesty or guest worker plan. For Republicans, it literally boils down now to this one issue. If they fail to pass a super strong border bill or if they pass an amnesty or guest worker plan of any kind, you can say hello to the new Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November.

Robert Bettes
El Paso, TX


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