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Immigration Daily June 7, 2006
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Implanted Microchips To Track Immigrants

According to a Houston Chronicle news report, "A tiny microchip implanted just under the skin offers the best tamper-proof identity system for immigrant guest workers, says the head of a Florida-based company that has already implanted millions of the identity chips in household pets and livestock." For the full story, see here.

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Mid-Year Update In Immigration Law Practice - Family Immigration And Removal

The curriculum for the June 8, 2006 phone seminar on Family Immigration And Removal Issues is as follows:

  • Non-immigrant visa options for family members: what visa options are available? What are the criteria?
  • Immigrant visas: What's the impact of overstay and/or unauthorized employment? What criminal issues lead to denial? What waivers are available? When is adjustment possible during a removal process?
  • Removal Issues: Is cancellation of removal a good solution? What are the issues connected to Mandatory Detention? Is voluntary removal a good solution?
  • Inadmissibility vs. Removability: What's the significance of inadmissibility and removability? What are the remedies for inadmissibility and removability?
  • Legislative Update: what impact may legislation have on family immigration?
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 7th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: version:

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Ending The Dishonesty: The Way Forward On Border Control And Patriotic Immigration
Newt Gingrich writes "There has been a breakdown of will on the part of America’s leaders to control our borders and ensure that new immigrants learn to be American."


Supremes Reject FAIR's RICO Argument
In Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Williams et al, No. 05-465, (Sup. Ct. Jun. 5, 2006), the court in a per curiam decision dismissed the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted, and remanded the case to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for further consideration in light of Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp, No. 04-433, (Sup. Ct. Jun. 5, 2006).

USCIS Issues Latest H-1B Advanced Degree Cap Count
USCIS issued the latest cap count as of June 2, 2006, for the H-1B advanced degree exemption.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Bi-lingual Spanish/English also a plus although not required. 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 and cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Paparelli & Partners LLP, a leading immigration law firm with an established national practice, located in Irvine, CA and New York, NY, has an immediate opening for an experienced Immigration Paralegal at our Irvine office. Work under supervision of attys to serve multinational companies and high-achiever individuals in both employment-based and family-based immigration-related matters. Use computer software extensively (research databases, ProLaw, immigration case mgmt software, etc), and become immersed in cutting-edge immigration projects. Must have 1+ years U.S. immigration experience, be multi-talented, a multi-tasker, detail oriented, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well on a team, love challenges, be willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record and character, have a paralegal certificate or be otherwise qualified as a paralegal under CA. To pursue this exciting opportunity, email resume to Chris McCoy at We invite you to stop by our booth at the AILA Conference in San Antonio. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Paparelli & Partners LLP, a leading immigration law firm with an established nat'l practice, located in Irvine, CA and New York, NY, has an immediate opening for an experienced Immigration Lawyer at either of our bi-costal offices. The position will involve legal services on behalf of multinational companies and high-achiever individuals to perform the full range of immigration legal services for employment-based and family-based immigration clients. Use computer software extensively (research databases, ProLaw, etc), and become immersed in cutting-edge immigration law issues. This job is for you if you are a multi-talented, multi-tasker, detail oriented, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well as part of a team, love challenges, are willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record, are admitted to practice law in CA or another state, and have up to three years of U.S. immigration law experience. To pursue this exciting opportunity, fax resume + cover letter to Chris McCoy at 949-955-5599 or e-mail her at We will be exhibiting at the AILA Conference in San Antonio and invite you to stop by our booth. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The world’s #1 vacation destination – Walt Disney World - is just as magical behind the scenes as it is for the millions of guests who visit each year. It's no wonder that over 56,000 people are proud to call themselves Walt Disney World Cast Members. We are seeking an Immigration Representative to support a high volume immigration department at Walt Disney World Company. The position involves extensive interaction with all levels of employees, management and government agencies and offers a tremendous learning opportunity with multiple challenges. The Minimum Qualifications are Immigration Paralegal Certification or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business; Demonstrated strong case management experience; Computer proficiency within Windows environment; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Effective presentation skills; Strong partnering and problem solving skills; Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; Ability to handle confidential information; and Willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new software applications. We also prefer: Minimum 2 years experience with EB NIVs; Proven familiarity with H, J, L, O, P; Demonstrated experience with Exchange Visitor Program and knowledge of SEVIS; Proven knowledge of I-9s; Proven multi-lingual abilities. To apply, visit and submit your resume. This posting will be viewable from June 5-17, 2006 only. If you have issues posting for this position, please contact us at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Paul Hastings, a major global law firm, seeks an Immigration Attorney for our Atlanta, GA office. The successful candidate will have 2 to 4 years experience in business immigration law, will be highly motivated and will possess excellent writing and communication skills with a desire to work in a team atmosphere. The current opening is in Atlanta, GA but future positions in other locations are possible. Excellent academic credentials and prior experience are required. Please submit a detailed resume with your pertinent experience and salary requirements to Lisa C. Clark: via email or via fax at 404.685.5082

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks an immigration paralegal for its Newark, NJ office. Must have minimum five years experience preparing non-immigrant and immigrant business visas (H1B, L1, TN, E1, E2, O1, etc), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. PERM experience is a plus. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton via email

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Stone & Grzegorek LLP, a Los Angeles-based immigration law boutique, seeks a Senior Immigration Attorney (a partner-track position). The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience in immigration law practice; excellent writing and advocacy skills; management potential; and success as a team player. Join a team of 5 immigration attorneys and a dedicated support staff, and work with interesting clients on challenging cases in a pleasant, collegial environment in our downtown Los Angeles office. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Resumes will be held in strict confidence, please send to

Position Sought: Per Diem
NY/NJ metro area - Experienced immigration specialist/case manager seeks business immigration per diem or contract work. Possess 9+ years experience managing Fortune 500 immigration dept with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Can provide wide range of immigration support services to immigration attys and orgs. Services include, but not limited, to: preparation of all IV and NIV docs and support letters (B-1, H-1, J-1, L-1, TN-1, O-1, PERM and PR) and submittals to appropriate state and federal agencies. Interface with employees, senior mgmt and HR to discuss immigration matters. Provide education, training, direction and assistance to foreign nationals, recruiters, generalists and mgrs within the company. Draft and implement business immigration policies and procedures. Resume & references available upon request. Call 845-709-7612 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Maggio & Kattar, a nationally recognized Washington, D.C. immigration law firm, seeks exceptional business immigration paralegals with varying degrees of business immigration experience. Excellent work environment, salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, a statement of interest and salary requirements to: or fax (202) 483-6801. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Garces & Grabler, a full-service law firm, seeks licensed associate attorney with at least 1-3 years experience in all areas of immigration law, including business immigration (handling full range of diverse non immigrant and immigrant matters), family cases, AOS interviews, court appearances for removal/deportation and consular processing. Position is based in Newark, NJ location. Must be willing to travel. Must have excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills, be bilingual and literate in Spanish/Portuguese, and demonstrate ability to be a team player. Please e-mail detailed resume regarding your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to Robert Piskadlo: or fax: 973-848-1601.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prestigious immigration law firm, with LA, SF, & NY branches, seeks associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA location. At least 2 yrs experience in all areas of immigration law, including family and employment based cases, court appearances for removal/deportation, and consular processing. Occasional travel outside LA area. Send resume, salary requirements, + writing sample by (Fax) 818-543-5802 or (Email) to: Office Manager

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Of Counsel - New Hampshire
The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Ron Abramson has joined the firm as of counsel. Working in the corporate law group, he will focus on matters involving immigration and international trade. Ronald L. Abramson, Esq., McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., 900 Elm Street, 10th Floor, P.O. Box 326, Manchester, NH 03105-0326 USA. Main: 603.625.6464. Direct: 603.628.1289. Fax: 603.625.5650.


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:
Scrap the H-1B visa? S. Salike's letter must be kidding (06/06/06 ID). The H1B is one of the only ways to draw really talented labor into our country to help with innovation and professional skills actually lacking in our country. We need the brain power and as long as it will come, our (US) position as an innovator and developer of produsts will continue. When we have to rely only on the skill of home-grown talent, we will all feel the lack. By the way, this is nothing new, the list of inventions and innovations that have been brought to this country by foreign-born people is amazingly long. Please try to avoid the desire to "scrap" entire visa programs because a few abuses. This always happens in all programs. Some abuses and misdirections occur. We are imperfect people dealing witrh imperfect laws in an imperfect world.

B. Heid

Dear Editor:
S. Salike's letter (06/06/06 ID) makes several wild allegations but fails to shore them up with any facts. The claim that "most H-1B visa's are used by India and China...and very few (are) used by other countries" is incorrect. In 2003, 27.8% were issued to persons from India and 10.6% to China, well under half of all H-1B visas issued. [Source CRS May 2005 report on Immigration: Legislative Issues on Nonimmigrant Professional Specialty (H-1B) Workers]. Regardless, the country of origin has little to do with purported 'connections' in the industry and is simple economics, a concept S. Salike seems unfamiliar with. Both countries invested heavily in technical education, eschewing the American trend of declining science and engineering degrees that started here in the late 1980's. As a contrast, the only fields in the US with an increasing number of earned degrees in the 1990s have been psychology and biological sciences. [Source NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2000]. The result is that India and China are well placed to supply American companies demand for engineering skills, especially in computing and civil engineering. The allegation that "rate of unemployment in the US is increasing day by day" is also untrue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows unemployment rates have been trending downwards since 2003. Historically the US has had very strong employment numbers for over a decade compared to any first world country. [Source bls website] Finally, the claim that H-1B workers are being forced to work in employers households and pay some percentage of their salary to a middleman is hardly credible. Does anyone seriously believe that Indian and Chinese engineers are paying for the privilege of scrubbing bathrooms and cooking meals for their employers on the weekends? Letter writers should back up their assertions with some references.

A reader

Dear Editor:
The S.2611 bill recently passed by the Senate is truly offensive to all law abiding American people and is also a terrible shock to the persons who have been waiting overseas for a very long time for immigration visa numbers to come to join their families in the US. Really, it is highly unbelievable that the Senate will reward the law breakers by passing this bill and making them straight eligible to apply for citizenship. This bill is totally contradiction with IIRAIRA 1996. Following this Act tens of thousand of persons who had overstayed or entered illegally, left the US in the belief that they would re-enter in a legal status after meeting some requirements established by the Act. But, the present passed Senate bill does not seem to have embraced them. Now, the persons who left the US are repenting that they should not have left the US. They never thought that the Senate would pass such a bill that would not force the illegals to leave the country. In his statements of April 24, May 17 and June 1, 2006 about comprehensive immigration reform, President Bush has repeatedly said that " they (the illegals) will have to wait in line behind those who played by the rules and followed the law." But, the present passed bill does not appear to have accepted the President's above strong view. Therefore, it is the hope of the American people that President will not put his signature on this bill by exercising his veto.

S. Salike

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