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Hidden Victims: Evaluating Protections For Undocumented Victims Of Human Trafficking
Alexandra Webber and David Shirk for the Immigration Policy Center write "The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 represents an important shift in immigration law because it provides protections that previously were unavailable to undocumented victims of trafficking, who were often misidentified as criminals and deported based on their unlawful presence in the US."


News

USCIS Issues TPS Reminder To Honduran And Nicaraguan Nationals
USCIS issued a reminder to Hondurans and Nicaraguans eligible to file a re-registration application for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by the closing date of June 1, 2006.

USCIS Closes TSC Katrina Post Office Box
USCIS announced that the closing of sthe Katrina Post Office Box at the Texas Service Center.

USCIS Memo Amends Guidance On Posthumous Immigration Benefits
Acting Director, Domestic Operations, Michael Aytes, issued guidance providing revised instructions on the processing of Forms I-360 and I-485 filed for the purpose of seeking posthumous immigration benefits, and guidance on how to interpret the statutory requirement "died as a result of injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by combat," as found in Public Law 108-136.

USCIS Releases Latest H Cap Count
USCIS released the latest H cap count for Fiscal Year 2007 as of April 24, 2006.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sidley Austin LLP, a global law firm, seeks a staff attorney for its downtown Chicago office. The ideal candidate has 2-3 years or more experience in business immigration, with excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Timothy Payne at tpayne@sidley.com. Expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Manulkin, Glaser, and Bennett, a full-service Southern California immigration law firm seeks a full-time immigration attorney for its Orange County, CA offices. Experience in removal proceedings and business applications, including L, H, R, and E visas required. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. We seek effective communications skills and an ability to learn quickly. Send cover letter and resume to mgblaw@mgblaw.com. No phone inquiries please.

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 submit cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Office of Richard M. Costa, a Boston immigration law firm with predominantly professional/academic clientele, seeks candidate with 2-5 years of immigration experience to rapidly assume significant responsibility for employment and family based I-485 caseload. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and capable of juggling multiple priorities simultaneously. Competitive salary and benefits include full health insurance and normal work hours of 9am-5pm M-F. Apply in confidence with resume + cover letter to Richard M. Costa: Richard@rcosta.com using subject line: Immigration Paralegal.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, Financial District - Weaver, Schlenger & Mazel seeks an immigration paralegal. We are a small, fast-paced, friendly immigration law firm with an emphasis on employment and family-based petitions. Qualifications: Experience with employment-based petitions (at least one year); strong writing skills a must; bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Required: computer savvy; strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks; excellent oral communication and organizational skills; self-motivated. Responsibilities: assist with preparation and filing of immigration petitions; generate correspondence to clients and government agencies; schedule attorney/client consultations; communicate with clients via e-mail and telephone; some administrative duties. To apply, send cover letter + resume to: reception@weaver-schlenger.com.

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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:
Happy Anniversary (05/02/06 ID comment). We've enjoyed all your publications. Keep up the good work.

Kolette C. Kresses-Piasecki, Esq.
North Tonwanda, NY

Dear Editor:
Congratulations on your anniversary, you've done a great job (05/02/06 ID comment).

Beverly Conroy

Dear Editor:
Congratulations on Immigration Daily's sixth birthday (05/02/06 ID comment). You are doing an outstanding job in the wonderful world of immigration. Great luck to all of you for many more years of highly informative and educative service.

Arun Vakil
Mumbai, India

Dear Editor:
Really a happy happy birthday, Immigration Daily is really a six yrs old baby, but for your guide, you are an mature guide. Thank you for being a guide in this critical immigration issue (05/02/06 ID comment). For articles, books, texts and all ILW.COM publishes helps us a lot. Please keep growing in the same way as you've been doing it.

mwa2

Dear Editor:
We all congratulate Immigration Daily for your excellent service to our community and continued best wishes in the coming years (05/02/06 ID comment).

Marie J. Castle

Dear Editor:
I was reading in the latest issue of Immigration Law Today (Vol. 25, No.2, March/April, 2006) that the white supremacist Pioneer Fund has funded FAIR to the tune of $1.2 million since FAIR's inception. Why am I not surprised?

BM

Dear Editor:
It seems that illegal aliens are threatening that the US economy will collapse if they stop going to work. They are also advocating that we will not get potatoes, tomatoes etc. at the price what we are getting now if they do not work. It may be accepted that they are working on low wages, but in return they are enjoying the other benefits such as free education to their children, medical treatments at the general hospitals etc. Congress is discussing guest workers program under the comprehensive immigration reform bill, and if we actually need agricultural or unskilled workers very badly for our agriculture and menial jobs, we can get them from South and South East Asia. Millions of people from South and South East Asia specially Cambodia, Laos Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, the Philippines and Thailand are working in Gulf countries, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan under temporary worker program. They are working in the Gulf countries for about $300 - $350 per month, and not a single worker is reported to have overstayed in these countries. Workers from these countries are also well known for agricultural work, and they have a very keen interest to work in the US. It is high time that the US should deport the illegal aliens now, and invite the workers from these countries under the Guest Workers Program. The workers from these countries are ready to work on far lower wages than the wages Mexican illegals are working at present.

S. Salike


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