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Michael Bander And Gary Endelman

Michael Bander and Gary Endelman will be on the first panel of "Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Update". The discussion will be led by Donna Scarlatelli. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 28th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2006.pdf


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Deadline Is June 28th For Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Update

The curriculum for Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Update is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 29, 2006:

  • Overview sources of US Citizenship: Vesting, Naturalization, Evidence of Citizenship, Loss of Citizenship
  • Why is citizenship important? Full protection of the law, no issues on admissibility, sponsorship of family, franchisement of population, protection from removal
  • The question our clients all have: Dual Nationality: Possible or Not? The USCIS will advise them "NO"
  • Birth in the US: Who is a citizen at Birth (the 14th amendment, territories, "under the jurisdiction," nationals v. citizens and is there a difference?)

SECOND Phone Session on July 20, 2006:

  • Citizenship through birth outside of the US to USC parent or parents: general principles and your research tools
  • How does one derive US citizenship and conditions precedent and subsequent
  • How to read and use the chart
  • Establishing and documenting the claim and the definitions of Residence and Physical presence
  • Continuing validity of prior acts of Congress
  • The Child Citizenship Act as the last Act of Congress

THIRD Phone Session on August 10, 2006:

  • Naturalization and its requirements: age, LPR status, state residency, continuous residence, physical presence, and Preserving residence for naturalization purposes
  • Definitions and standards: criminal convictions and post conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period
  • Risks of making application: grounds for removal
  • The English language requirement, the "civics" exam and the Oath of Allegiance
  • Failure of the Agency to Act, Denials and Appeals
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 28th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2006.shtm . (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2006.pdf


Article

Dropping Out: Immigrant Entry And Native Exit From The Labor Market, 2000-2005
Steven A. Camarota writes "Advocates of legalizing illegal aliens and increasing legal immigration argue that there are no Americans to fill low-wage jobs that require relatively little education."


News

USCIS Issues Latest H-1B Advanced Degree Cap Count
USCIS issued the latest cap count for H-1B advanced degree exemption, as of June 23, 2006.

White House On Increased Immigration Worksite Enforcement
The White House issued a fact sheet on the Bush's Administration strong worksite enforcement efforts.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Upper Saddle River, NJ - Business immigration law firm has several openings for experienced immigration paralegals for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have solid experience in business immigration law, including preparation of O-1, TN, L-1, H-1B, R-1 petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Experience with I-9 audits and training and employment verification process. Labor and employment experience a plus. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Must have excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking is a must, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience required for Juniors and 3-5 years required for Seniors. Qualified candidates, send cover letter + resume and salary requirements in confidence to: david_nachman@visaserve.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious Glendale, CA law firm 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. Qualified applicants, send resume to: paralegal@gurfinkel.com. Fax: (818) 543-5802.

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

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seeking an Immigration Attorney with 4+ years of business immigration experience with heavy emphasis on labor certifications for our South San Francisco, CA office. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. We offer a competitive salary w/ benefits. Please send resume + cover letter to HR at ksalvador@litwinlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Alston & Bird LLP seeks immigration paralegal for its NYC, NY office. Requirements: minimum 1+ year experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing; naturalization; detailed knowledge of INS, DOL and DOS procedures; bachelors degree; excellent organizational and computers skills. Fluency in foreign language helpful but not required. We offer a high level of responsibility and variety of challenging assignments. Work one-on-one with attorneys. Our paralegal program is supported by a Paralegal Advisory Committee that meets monthly to plan continuing education programs; organize monthly/quarterly informational lunches; plan annual Paralegals Retreat; and schedule get-togethers. We want the top echelon to join our fast-growing NYC office. We offer comprehensive technical + professional development training, cutting-edge technology, excellent benefits, competitive salaries. Qualified applicants send resume + cover letter to: pamela.lewis@alston.com.

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: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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 at: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

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: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. 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 http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Event
SevA Legal Foundation is pleased to announce Citizenship Day 2006, held in Fremont, CA- Saturday, July 1, 2006 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Family Resource Center (39155 Liberty Street, Suite H800, Fremont, CA, 94538). Anu Peshawaria and her non-profit organization, SevA, is hosting Citizenship Day for the immigrant community to learn about the laws and procedures of getting their citizenship the right way. To learn more, call 510-299-1907 or 1-866-586-6297. The free forum will be open to the general public and members from communities all over the Bay Area are invited to attend.


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:
Responding to Mr. Algase's letter (06/27/06 ID), I recognize that illegal immigration is worldwide, and not just a Mexican problem, as his letter alludes, and in fact in a recent Pew Research Center poll it is estimated that about 43% of the illegals presently in the US are visa overstays from all over the world. Mr. Algase's letter seems to take the position that protecting America's borders from illegal acts is unimportant and brands anyone who has respect for the enforcement of immigration law a racist. I'm no racist, and I am certainly not anti-immigrant, and I take offense at Mr. Algase's insinuation that because he and I may disagree on an the basic issue of a blanket amnesty, that I must therefore be a racist. I believe in the rule of law and I believe America's immigration laws should be changed to reflect the 21st century and its problems. America needs foreign workers, be they Mexicans, Indians, Patagonians, Chinese or Brits. And it sorely needs laws that adequately address how American employers can legally bring in foreign workers, both white collar and blue. But America cannot tolerate lawlessness, whether the perpetrators are white skinned, brown, black or yellow, for lawlessness begets anarchy. While, as Mr. Algase's letter points out, US immigration history is fraught with regrettable negative racial overtones, I would hope that the current immigration debate would have nothing to do with what his letter terms "racial justice", but instead would hope that it be concerned more with solving the security and social problems that face America in today's turbulent times. The devil is in the details of how to do what is best for America, not to unfairly brand people as racist because their views on how to solve problems may differ from our own.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The Roger Algase letter (6/27/06 ID) raises the question whether his comment, "I'm not qualified to discuss that issue", should be restricted to the "imperial ambitions" of the US as he stated. It is sheer folly to attempt to justify entry policy today based upon parameters of the past. See 2nd letter to the Editor (6/16/06 ID) or to state that, "Today's anti-immigrant movement is motivated by this same spirit of bigotry and intolerance, this time directed mainly toward Latinos". That's like saying an advocate of speed limits to bring order and safety to the highways has a bias against speed or travel by auto. The US laws against illegal entry do not mention Latinos. If Latinos are the primary violators of these laws, that is where the enforcement needs to be directed. And contrary to Mr. Algase's comment about the "basic freedoms" of immigrants, "Immigration is not a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution to everyone and anyone in the world who wishes to come to the US. It is a privilege granted by the people of the US to those whom we choose to admit" - Barbara Jordan, August 12, 1995. The foregoing does not preclude any criteria of selectivity deemed desirable. ID's "Supremes on Removal" Comment and article (06/27/06 ID) reaffirms this. The Heritage Foundation recently estimated the number of family members that would seek American citizenship, after the illegal foreigners are given amnesty under S. 2611 as high as 150 million which is clearly excessive. While the Globalists and special interests may thrill at such numbers, most Americans do not and it's not "anti-immigrant" to say so. However, it is demagogism to make the accusation.

R.L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
It is Mr. Algase's letter (06/27/06 ID) that is taking an extremely revisionist view of history. While it's certainly true that the US has excluded a number of different ethnic and racial groups at various points in its history, it's also true that many members of these same groups were welcomed to the US. My own Arab ancestors were among those who were subject to quotas, proving that they could support themselves or had sponsors who could, and required to pass health examinations. Mr. Algase's letter also forgets that at the time period in question, one did not need even a high school education to earn a decent living. Try that today. Nor was there the welfare state that we have today. Apparently, Mr. Algase's letter supports the belief that it is the responsibility of the US to welcome any and all to this country, regardless of what is best for our own interests, because of the sins of our ancestors. To my way of thinking, providing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, and guest worker programs which harm the living standards of our own present day citizens are not in the best interest of Americans, no matter what their color or national origin.

Ali Alexander


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