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Immigration Daily April 13, 2006
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Info On TRAC

Immigration Daily readers may want to take note of The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The non-partisan center's revamped website provides extensive information about criminal and administrative enforcement of the immigration law including data that the government largely does not make public. To visit the site, see here.

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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:


Winning Asylum, Withholding And CAT Cases Based On Sexual Orientation, Transgender Identity, And/Or HIV-Positive Status
Victoria Nielson and Elissa Steglich provide the third edition of this handbook for use by pro bono attorneys and immigration attorneys working on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV asylum cases.


CRS On Immigration Related Border Security Legislation
The Congressional Research Service released a report on the main legislative issues facing the 109th Congress relating to the movement of people across the border, both at POE and illegally across the US international land border.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Immigration attorney seeks experienced immigration paralegals for its Paterson, NJ office. 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. Excellent benefits including medical, dental. Friendly office environment. Send your resume to Melinda Basaran at:, or fax 973-345-6888.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, a prominent business immigration law firm. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) and will be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Candidate will have extensive client contact and will utilize case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process with the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. College degree, MS Word, and Windows 2000 required. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and growth opportunities. All qualified candidates interested in working in our Dallas, TX office, please send resume + writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 5+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and technical skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to Steven Weinberg:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Houston, TX - The Law Office of Judith G. Cooper, P.C. seeks senior level associates with 5+ years' experience in business immigration law. Applicants must have prior work experience in H1B and nonimmigrant options as well as an in-depth understanding of immigrant processing procedures. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced practice with advanced practice tools and a state-of-the-art proactive case management system developed in house. We expect the attorney to supervise legal assistants and support staff and work with our IT development staff to continue improving our systems. Good writing and analytical skills required. Our location is adjacent to the famous Galleria shopping center in Houston. Family friendly and collegial atmosphere. Send resume + cover letter to Chuck Cooper at or fax (713) 622-8078. All communication will be treated in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years practicing business immigration law for our San Francisco, CA and McLean, VA 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, 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 resume or fax 415-217-4426.

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 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:

Offshore Services For Law Firms
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendering, clerical & archival. Quantum Technologies, Inc. is a sister company to Adnet Advertising Agency, the worldwide leader in immigration advertising services for over a decade. Headquartered in New York City, Quantum provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. contact Johaina Mumtaz at or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.


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New Associate
Nachman & Associates, P.C., with offices located in New York City and Upper Saddle River, NJ, is pleased to announce that Véronique Malka Nasser, B.C.L., LL.B. is joining the firm as a foreign legal consultant. She has a unique specialty in international child abduction matters relating to the "Hague Convention". Nachman & Associates, P.C. at 201.236.9998 (ext. 106) or by e-mail at or


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:
Responding to 04/12/06 ID comment, so, what else is new? Perhaps the GAO or OIG may want to consider commissioning a study about the extent to which Mexican Wildlife (Raccoons, Rats, Bears, Snakes, etc.) displace "opportunities" for American Wildlife (Raccoons, Rats, Bears, Snakes, etc.).

David H. Nachman, Esq., Nachman & Associates, P.C.
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Dear Editor:
The pro-immigration rallies are having a great effect on the immigration issue. Fear and self-interest motivate most politicians. Compassion, fairness and understanding do not. The second wave of rallies where marchers carried mostly American flags (rather than foreign ones) and signs that read: "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote" (rather than "We Are Not Criminals") were an improvement over the first rallies. The tone of the rallies showed that there will be consequences for lawmakers who voice opposition to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Republicans are terrified of losing the Hispanic vote, period. American-born Republicans will not vote Democrat on the immigration issue because: (1) immigration is not the first priority for most Americans, and (2) Democrats would be more liberal on immigration. The best case scenario would be if foreign-born US citizens (of which I will be one by November), pay close attention to their Congressmen’s views on immigration, turn out in droves to vote the xenophobes out of office, and wait until early 2007 for a logical, hopefully democratic Congress to come up with sensible immigration reform. Until then, I agree with ILW.COM that even if the Senate passes a comprehensive bill, when it gets to conference, the mean-spirited House will kill or try to delay indefinitely any legalization of the undocumented workers.


Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily's comments (04/11/06 ID) blaming Senate Minority leader Harry Reid for failure to pass a compromise immigration bill last week are naive. With Republican opponents ready to offer more than 30 amendments, obviously intended to gut the bill, there was little choice other than to try to cut off debate, if the bill was to have any chance of passage. At the very worst, Senator Reid may have shown bad judgment in terms of strategy, but it is a big stretch to jump to the conclusion that he wanted immigration reform to fail in order to further his own ambitions. Immigration Daily should leave that sort of hatchet job up to Fox news and Lou Dobbs, who can do it much better.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
After reading the Time Magazine article referred to in ID's comment 4/11/06 entitled, "Senate Democratic Leader Blocks Comprehensive Immigration Reform", I believe that ID has misrepresented, or at least misinformed, on the balanced reporting I found in the Time article. In fact, it also points, correctly, to Frist's part in this fiasco.

Francisco A. Espinoza

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