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Immigration Daily April 18, 2006
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Many DOS Speakers

Many DOS speakers will be among the distinguished faculty in the upcoming 3-part telephone seminar series "Whats New In Consular Processing: NIVs, IVs And Waivers" The speakers for this series are:

  • Discussion Leader: Jan Pederson
  • Distinguished Practitioners: Avi Friedman, Silvia Graves, Evan Green, Gerald P. Seipp
  • DOS Faculty (confirmed): David Donahue, Andrew Kotval, Michael Schimmel, Robert J. Settje, Gary Sheaffer, Robert W. Thomas, James Thompson, Jeffrey Tunis
  • CBP Faculty: John Klow
  • DOS Faculty (invited): Santiago Burciaga, Angela Colyvas, Benjamin Ousley, Edward Ramotowski, William E. Shea

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 25th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Two Bows In The B Visa Quiver: B Visas Based On Medical Treatment And A Jones Act Claim
Hector A. Chichoni and Rebekah J. Poston write " A client who simultaneously seeks to apply for a US visa to obtain medical treatment and to pursue a Jones Act claim may enjoy particular advantage in qualifying for a B visa."


DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: November/December 2004
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the November/December issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.

CRS On Criminalizing Unlawful Presence
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on the issues raised by criminalizing unlawful presence.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at this prominent global immigration law firm. The ideal candidate will work on site at a client in McLean, VA 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. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and great benefits. Please submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to:

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.

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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Dear Editor:
This is in response to ID's 4/11/06 comment quoting Time Magazine and blaming Senator Harry Reid for the failure of the compromise immigration reform bill. Nothing could be further from the truth. What Senator Reid tried to do is protect and preserve the hard work that created the compromise bill, prevent it from being whittled away by a flood of enforcement amendments offered by Senate Republicans, and insure that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee would be included in the conference committee, so that the bill could not be further torn apart in negotiations with the enforcement-only House. Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy, though authors of a much better immigration bill, were not acting in the immigrants' interests this time. Much though I deplore the mischaracterization of the Senate debate, the truth is that the Hagel-Martinez compromise bill is no utopia to immigrants, legal or otherwise. To characterize it as a major breakthrough is disingenuous. Hidden within it were provisions to retroactively expand the definition of an aggravated felony to include, for example, "harboring" an undocumented immigrant, including one's spouse or child, and to make it easier for the government to prove the existence of an aggravated felony. If these provisions were to become effective, many legal immigrants would be deported forever for minor offenses committed years ago, and many of the undocumented would automatically be ineligible for the "earned legalization" program. We have a long way to go before a decent, fair immigration bill is on the table.

Nora Privitera, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
San Francisco, CA

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