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Immigration Daily March 29, 2006
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McCain Kennedy Reported To Senate Floor

The New York Times reports "With Republicans deeply divided, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to legalize the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants and ultimately to grant them citizenship, provided that they hold jobs, pass criminal background checks, learn English and pay fines and back taxes." For the full story, see here.

As we have stated before, we believe there exists a filibuster proof majority for McCain Kennedy on the Senate floor. It is likely that now the stage is set for a conference between the Sensenbrenner bill and McCain Kennedy. It is difficult to see how these two bills can be reconciled. Most likely, a conference report will not be issued and immigration reform will die for 2006. If it does die, it will be testament to the parliamentary skills of Rep. Lamar Smith who would have then successfully torpedoed a wildly popular Senate measure. It appears that Hurricane Katrina not only created political difficulties for the President, it also caused the immigration reform momentum of summer 2005 to dissipate sufficiently to permit Rep. Smith to prevail. Read Immigration Daily to keep on top of the latest Hill news.

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Announcing THE PERM WORKSHOP - San Antonio, June 21st

ILW.COM is pleased to announce THE PERM WORKSHOP - a full day hands-on discussion on PERM matters to be held in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, June 21st. For more info, please see:


Open Immigration
Harry Binswanger writes "Entry into the U.S. should ultimately be free for any foreigner, with the exception of criminals, would-be terrorists, and those carrying infectious diseases."


White House Issues Immigration Fact Sheet
The White House issued a fact sheet on comprehensive immigration reform.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Law Offices of Darren B. Silver, a medium sized, well established law firm in Los Angeles, CA seeks full time, long term paralegals. Experience must be in business/employment petitions, such as H's, L's, p's and E's. Forward detailed resume regarding your specific experience. Ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience, is hard working, self-motivating, organized and enjoys a pleasant team work environment. Ability to speak Korean is a plus. E-mail resumes to Hiring Partner at: or fax to: 213-384-8285.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prestigious Immigration Law Firm, with LA, SF, and NY branches, seeks associate attorney for its Los Angeles office. At least 2 yrs experience in all areas of immigration law, including family and employment based cases, court appearances for removal/deportation, and consular processing. Occasional travel outside LA area. Fax or e-mail resume, salary requirements, + writing sample to Office Manager at (818) 543-5802 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI - Established immigration law practice seeks associate with at least 1-2 years of experience in H-1B, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-3, TN. Attend AOS interviews. Must have good writing skills. Benefits include health insurance. Salary commensurate with experience. Send your resume + writing sample to: Jeffrey A. Weisberg at or fax to (248) 932-1909. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius seeks two immigration paralegals to assist with a wide variety of immigration matters, including: H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2, labor certs, and AOS/consular processing applications; outbound visa processing to support outbound visa programs; excellent written/oral communication skills; fluency in either Japanese or Chinese required. Ideal candidate is results-oriented individual who works well under pressure, and can prioritize and balance competing demands. Minimum of 2, no more than 5 years business immigration experience required. Bachelor's degree preferred; paralegal certificate or appropriate signed declaration from an active member of CA bar required. EOE. Apply at

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 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 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:

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:

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 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

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


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Event - Healthcare Workers
Hammond Law Group is pleased to announce a Symposium on International Recruitment of Healthcare Workers on Friday, May 5th, 2006. The Symposium is open to the public. The Symposium will take place at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC. Registration Deadline: April 15, 2006. Cost: Free (includes networking session + lunch). To register, visit:

Editor's Note: During our experimental period, we invite you to send in free event notices open to the public. We continue to accept professional announcements (office moves, career changes) submissions. Send CnG announcements to:


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I attended the ILW.COM PERM workshop in December. At the workshop, you mentioned that the CO want attorneys to submit Motions to Reconsider for minor technical denials. In addition, this was confirmed by the notes from the AILA - DOL/ETA meeting in November 2005 and the January 10 issue of immigration daily. However, in Immigration Daily in the last couple of months, I recall seeing an article or comment that the MTR option was not available. Can someone clarify what is going on with PERM MTRs for technical issues? We have a MTR pending and am wondering whether to abandon it and re-start.

Daniel M. Pringle, Esq., McCandlish Holton, P.C.
Richmond, VA

Editor's note: DOL is apparently distinguishing between two kinds of MTRs. Those that result from a flaw in DOL's PERM system, for example, the software glitch concerning the notice requirement for household workers, are resolved favorably through the MTR process. However, if minor typographical errors by the employer or agent caused a PERM denial, DOL is taking the position that "harmless error" should be argued at BALCA.

Dear Editor:
I think the majority of immigrants have woken up against the unfair reform. The federal goverment should compromise with the sleeping giant, but I just want to mention when the time comes to vote, everybody should remember which political party was in charge in all the political branches.


Dear Editor:
I think the view expressed in Ferreira's letter (03/24/06 ID) on the emigration from Mexico to US is false and it is full with prejudices. There is, of course, a historical perspective on the relationships of subordination of Mexico to US, but it doesn't mean that Mexicans believe that something of that country is our maybe some people could think that, but are the less. First, emigration to US is economic, because in Mexico the problems of poverty, low incomes, etc., are historical and structural issues. Emigration is not a matter of simple pleasure. There is also, a historical trend in emigration, after states and communities have built knots and roads for more than one century to that country. There is a mixture of motivations to emigrate to US. The strong of American economy and a market that offers jobs, difficult, but better paid, play an important role. It is not true that "we have the right" to a piece of the American dream. And what the Mexican media publishes doesn't reflect what people believe on the emigration to US. That is not true for Mexico.

Carlos Tapia

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