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Immigration Daily March 31, 2006
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Comment

How To Lobby

The anti-immigration movement is known for its organized efforts to lobby on the Hill. An anti-immigration website offers simple and effective tips for phone calls and office visits which would be just as effective when used by those who are pro-immigration. We encourage Immigration Daily readers to take action using the handy tips provided to communicate a pro-immigration message to your Senator. There is no reason why we cannot adopt the proven techniques from the other side.

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


Focus

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: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/june2006PERM.shtm


Article

Characteristics of The Asian Born In The US
David Dixon of the Migration Policy Institute writes " Today, the Asian born are the country's second largest foreign-born population by world region of birth behind those from Latin America."


News

Letter From Judge Posner On Rep. Specter's Judicial Review Provisions
In a letter addressed to Rep. Specter, 7th Circuit Federal Judge Posner expresses his views of the judicial review provisions in Rep. Specter's proposed bill (courtesy of Richard A. Posner).

DHS Announces TPS Extension For Nationals Of Honduras And Nicaragua
The DHS announced a 1-year temporary protected status extension to nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua. For the DHS press release, see here. For the Honduras TPS Q&A, see here. For the Nicaragua TPS Q&A, see here.

ICE States "OSHA Stings" Will End
ICE in a letter to the United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) states that ICE's use of ruses involving health and safety programs for the purpose of immigration enforcement will be discontinued (courtesy of Jill Cashen of UFCW).


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reeves & Associates, one of the largest and oldest immigration firms in California, with offices in Pasadena, San Francisco, Manila and Las Vegas, seeks an immigration attorney for its Pasadena office. Ideal candidate should have one or more years experience in business immigration, exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. R&A offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, vision, long term disability, Bar and CLE reimbursements, 401K retirement plan with matching dollars, commissions plus a yearly bonus. We have an experienced support staff, state of the art technology and extensive immigration library and resources. Excellent opportunity for career advancement. Send cover letter, resume, + salary history to hr@rreeves.com or fax (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Prestigious Glendale law firm seeks immigration paralegal with at least 1 year 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. Qualified applicants send resume to: paralegal@gurfinkel.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Cella & Associates, LLC, a prominent immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration paralegals for its Clifton and Cliffside Park, New Jersey offices. Ideal candidate must have experience working in an immigration law firm; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. E-mail your resume to JaysonDiMaria@cella-associates.com.

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: info@darrensilver.com 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 attorney@gurfinkel.com.

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 jeff@gowda.com 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 www.morganlewis.com.

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.

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comingsNgoings

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

Event - Immigration Debate
The George Washington University Law School announces "Where to Draw the Line: Discussing Issues from the Current Immigration Debate". Monday, April 3, 2006, 4 p.m. Jacob Burns Moot Court Room (L101). 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. This event is free and open to the public, with a Q&A session following the debate. http://www.law.gwu.edu/News/News+Stories/2006_Immigration_Debate.htm.


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 ID's latest comment (03/30/06 ID), ID reaffirmed your opinion that comprehensive reform will die in conference in 2006. I am inclined to agree with ID especially since this is an election year. I was hoping someone could clarify something for me; if the comprehensive reform bill dies in conference what happens next? Do the House and Senate bills need to be reintroduced in the next session of congress and jump through all the hoops again (i.e., go through the committee, get revoted on, etc.) or do they go straight to conference?

Dave

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 3/30/06 comment, the whole world is laughing at us. We can't implement our laws on illegal immigrants. We can't enforce our borders as defined by our laws. The infiltration through the backdoors are not only hispanics - even the terrorists could go through there and others. Is there no stop to this? I pity those who are enforcers of our laws - when the lawmakers can't make up their minds. Now we're making illegal immigrants legal with amnesty again. We've been the laughing stock - let's join forces and get politicians playing on our emotions out of where they can't make decisions because obviously they're ruled by their own power-seeking games. Our politicians are playing their games and are hampering legal immigrants from coming in.

lcr
Fayetteville, NC

Dear Editor:
Can Immigration Daily please advise if the immigration bill in Senate will likely involve elimination of DV Lottery? The House version had inclusion of elimination of lottery but the Senate bill does not. What is the process for reconciling both bills and what chances are for DV Lottery to be cancelled? (see 03/31/06 ID comment).

Lee Smith

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's 3/30/06 comment, let's just keep praying, calling, e-mailing, pushing, yelling, screaming, marching...whatever it takes...to get this legislation passed. Where is a 'pro-immigration' Lou Dobbs when you need one?

Pam
Crittenden, KY

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily's opinion of the immigration bill dying out is it for totality or for the illegal immigrants? (see 03/30/06 ID). What about the faith of the educated, legal immigrants?

Kinjal Desai

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily's comment (03/29/06) carried news quoting the New York Times that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to legalize the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, and in the mean time ID also carried another news that the White House issued a fact sheet on comprehensive immigration reform. To legalize the illegals, can it be surely taken into account as "Amnesty". But in the White House fact sheet, the President has clearly said that he firmly opposes amnesty asserting that "granting amnesty unfairly allows those who break the law to jump ahead of people who play by the rules and wait in the citizenship line. Amnesty would also encourage future waves of illegal immigration." If the law breakers are legalized, it will be unfair and unjust to those who have been patiently waiting outside the country for a decade for the availability immigrant visa number to come to the US legally. Therefore, it will be highly fair and just if the Congress makes a law that allows to clear all the backlogs of family based petitions before the illegal immigrants are legalized.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
This country has many immigrants from all over the world following the "American Dream." US is the land of opportunities, of freedom, and the right to pursuit of happiness. When the first pilgrims came to America, they immigrated with the hope of finding freedom of expression and religion, and now the "pilgrims" are illegal aliens. They make up for most of the jobs that do not want to be worked by a legal person. They are breaking the law by entering illegally into the US, but they are making up for most of it, because illegal aliens do not qualify for any government benefit such as welfare or now known as "cash assistance," therefore the illegal alien will not cause this country an economic burden. On the contrary they are expected to pay their taxes legally. Immigration reform should take place to put a remedy to the illegal aliens already living in the US whom are contributing to the economy by being allowed to work and pay taxes. I have heard people express that most illegal aliens are in this country to take away the jobs of US Citizens, but the fact is that most US Citizens would not dream of working for less than the minimum wage in agriculture, for example. If a regular US Citizen were to work picking tomatoes or oranges under such conditions, an orange itself would probably cost $3.00 or $10/pd. a pound for tomatoes. The fast food industry would collapse because a Mcdonalds hamburger = $15.00. This country was first settled by the native Americans and English settlers came later as immigrants. Congress should pass a bill that remedies the current immigration reform, and with the newly established DHS stronger measures should continue to take effect for those whom want to cross the border illegally.

Claudia Felix Trejo
Dover, FL


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