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Immigration Daily April 20, 2006
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Small Business On Immigration

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the largest trade association exclusively representing small businesses (over 600,000 small businesses throughout the country). NFIB recently released the results of its member survey on immigration. Almost 66% of survey respondents were small business owners with 9 or fewer employers, only 1 out of 5 respondents have hired an immigrant in the past 5 years. Undocumented immigration is viewed as a serious problem by 90% of survey respondents with 90% also agreeing that immigration needs to be a high priority for both the President and Congress. Guest worker programs were favored 3:1 by respondents. Interestingly, while a large plurality of survey respondents were in favor of increasing enforcement activities to reduce undocumented immigration, a similar large plurality were not willing to pay additional taxes to fund the very enforcement activities they support. For the news release on the survey results, see here. Overall, American small business, which is going to be the principal enforcer of all the various immigration reform proposals that are in the air, appears to have little inkling of what's in store for them. They seem to have the same kind of contradictory feelings towards immigration as the general public. And American small business's knowledge on economic matters appears no better than the general public either. Pro-immigration advocates have their work cut out for them to educate American small business on this important topic.

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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:


We Have Ringside Seats To A Twelve-Round Fight: Remembering Special Registration
Christopher W. Helt, Esq. writes "As immigration lawyers, we all have ringside seats to Americas War on Terrorism. The parallels with pugilism are apt."


DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: February 2005
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the February issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.

USCIS Publishes Final Rule On Special Visas For Broadcasters
USCIS published notice of a final rule, effective May 18, 2006, for special immigrant visas for fourth preference employment-based broadcasters.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious Glendale law office 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. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. For qualified applicants, send resume to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Great opportunity for mid-level immigration attorney for New York office of major global consulting firm. Job responsiblities include handling US immigration law issues involving non-immigrant visas for US firm members, managing relationships with external legal counsel and individual foreign nationals within the firm. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstratad ability to be a team player. Compensation is competitive and benefits are excellent. Please send resume and writing sample to

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:

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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 like Maria's idea (4/19/06 ID) to post "the faces of those Minute Men" on bulletin boards, "so people will know who they are." However, following this logic, the faces of the illegal aliens need to be on that same bulletin board ... so people will know who they are.

David D. Murray, Esq.

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David J. Hart, Esq.

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