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Offense And Defense

Immigration Daily's longstanding position about catching al Queda terrorists is to take a pro-active offensive approach, as the only way to ensure our nation's security. It appears that former Secretary of State George P. Schultz is in agreement with us. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, on the topic of global terrorism, Mr. Schultz recently stated "... The law-enforcement mentality is not going to do the job for us. You have to have a war mentality. You have to have an offense and defense; you have to be active about it." For the full WSJ interview, see here.

Every job needs the right tools. The right tools to go after al Queda are DOS and DOD, not the other goverment departments, who can play at best a suppporting role. Those who argue, particularly at DHS, that the first action to secure our country should be defensive, and that immigration benefits processing should take second seat to security, are wrong in that their course of action would lose us the war. Further, we suspect that many of these proponents of defense are using national security as a fig leaf to cover their base anti-immigration sentiments. We offer Mr. Schultz's opinion that law enforcement does not national security make against them.

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


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Conservative Put Themselves In An Immigration Pickle
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "The Republican conservatives in Congress overplayed their hand in passing a House bill making felons of all undocumented immigrants, and their hand is now caught in the proverbial cookie jar by the vast numbers of such and their supporters who have risen up to oppose the conservative measure."


News

Undocumented Aliens Are Eligible For Labor Law Claims In NY
In Balbuena et. al v. IDR Realty LLC et al., No. 19, NY Int. 23 (Feb. 21, 2006), in a case involving an undocumented alien injured at a work site as a result of state labor law violations, the New York Court of Appeals said that "in the absence of proof that Plaintiffs tendered false work authorization documents to obtain employment, that IRCA does not bar maintenance of a claim for lost wages by an undocumented alien."


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC - 13 person immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other application a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (FDBL) seeks to hire an experienced paralegal for its Washington D.C. office. FDBL offers a career position requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidate has 2+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration and will have the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. Responsibilities include: preparation of all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications (PERM), adjustment of status and consular processing applications, and preparation of all types of nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, and TNs). Paralegal will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as team resource. Comprehensive compensation pkg. Fax resume + cover letter to Allison Bettridge, HR/Office Manager, at 202-371-2898. For addtl info, please contact Ms. Bettridge at 202-223-5515. FDBL is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
New York, NY - Full-time and part-time positions available at a boutique business immigration law firm in Midtown. We enjoy a diverse practice with a lot of client contact. Candidates must be detail-oriented, organized, self-starters, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Positions available for those with 1-2 years experience, and 2-5 years experience. Salary DOE. Fax resume + cover letter in confidence to: M. Bailey at (212) 818-0625 or email: mbailey@cohenlawfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington DC - Amnesty Intl (AI) seeks a Director for its Refugee Program. Duties: develop dynamic strategies to promote int'l human rights law and standards pertaining to refugees/asylum-seekers/other forcibly displaced persons; develops responses & actions on important policy questions, promotes AI's positions with Congress and federal agencies, and analyzes emerging areas of law; produces reports & activities for AIUSA's members concerning US asylum/refugee policy and works with AIUSA's membership structures to promote needed changes in US policy; maintain AI's standing among coalition partners. The AIUSA Refugee Program works in coordination with other AI national sections. Bachelor's degree required (advanced degree preferred) and 7+ years of professionally related work experience on refugee/asylum issues. Excellent knowledge of int'l legal standards related to asylum/refugee status. Excellent writing and analytical skills. Knowledge of int'l refugee issues and experience working with int'l refugee protection agencies highly desirable. For more info, see here. Send resume + cover letter to humanresources@aiusa.org or fax 202-546-7142. No calls please. EOE. Position open until filled.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC based Immigration Law Firm, Keshab Raj Seadie, P.C., needs experienced paralegal. Immigration paralegal responsible for about 100 open files (50% PERM labor certs, 50% other non-immigrant visa applications). Job duties include preparing: non-immigrant visa applications, family sponsored adjustment of status, employment-based immigration applications; processing consulate processing; and assisting attorneys in removal/deportation proceedings. Must have at least 2 years of solid experience with positive references. Other requisites include: computer literacy, excellent oral/written communication skills, great organizational skills; attention to detail; self-motivated and professional in attire, demeanor and workmanship; Excellent people skills. Fluency in Japanese or Chinese helpful. Please include salary requirements when submitting your resume to immjobsnow@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Lichtman, Trister & Ross, an eight attorney firm, seeks an associate with 2+ years immigration law experience to join its immigration group comprised of two attorneys and two legal assistants. Located in Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle in a collegial environment, the practice consists primarily of business immigration with some family cases and adjustment of status interviews. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are essential. Competitive salary and benefits are offered. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Elliott Lichtman, elichtman@ltsrlaw.com.

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.

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 Johaina@quantum-usa.com or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.


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Immigration Training - NY, NY
https://www.nycbar.org/CLE/show_course.php?cnameid=1213. The NYC Bar is pleased to announce "Labor Certification: Fundamentals & Best Practice Under The New PERM System To Benefit Your Client & Your Immigration Practice". 5/10-5/11 6-9 pm at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. PERM is the most comprehensive change in the DOL's labor certification procedures in 30 years. This two-day seminar features faculty from the Academy of Business Immigration Lawyers and is intended for both seasoned practitioners and less experienced attorneys. CLE offered. To register, call (212) 382-6663/6662. For details and to register, see here. ILW.COM is a media event sponsor.


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

Cyril Charles
Hyderabad, India


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