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Events, Newsletters, And Announcements

We are pleased to offer our readers a way to share your professional news with the Immigration Daily community. comingsNgoings is a Immigration Daily section that features announcements, including:

  • New Office, New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Obituaries (we view this as a professional announcement)
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Focus

Joseph Curran, Greg Siskind And Sherry Neal

Joseph Curran and Greg Siskind will speak at the July 13th phone session on Business Immigration Issues (Sherry Neal will lead the discussion). The curriculum is as follows:

  • Reports from some of the busiest Consulates in East Asia
  • Consular Processing: Inadmissibility- what are the grounds of inadmissibility for non-immigrant visas? What are the grounds of inadmissibility for immigrant visas?, Waivers- what are the criteria for waivers of inadmissibility for non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas? How to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility, Dealing with Delays- Is it possible to expedite an appointment? Is it possible to speed up the security clearance processing? How to handle age-out cases?
  • Schedule A cases: Is it possible to expedite processing to avoid retrogression? What if the healthcare worker doesn't have a healthcare certificate at the time of the interview? What if the work location has changed since the approval of the I-140 petition?
  • H-2B and Other Essential Workers: which occupations qualify? How to prove "temporary" need? How to deal with the quota?
  • Late Breaking Hot Topics including H-1B Cap Update
  • Legislative Update: what impact may legislation have on consular procedures and processing times and other business immigration issues?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 11th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2006.pdf

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


Article

Nine Marketing Keys To Your Best Year Ever
Dustin Cole writes "Marketing doesn't have to be expensive, difficult or complex, and it can be done successfully in a highly ethical, respectful manner."


News

Aytes Memo On Affidavit Of Support
USCIS Acting Director for Domestic Operations Aytes issued a memo consolidating policy regarding USCIS Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.

USCIS Adopts Matter Of Buschini
USCIS Acting Deputy Director Divine adopted Matter of Buschini, an AAO decision as binding guidance on the type of documentation that must be submitted in order to establish Cuban citizenship for purposes of adjustment of status.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Quarles & Brady seeks attorney with 1-3 years of business immigration law experience for our Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin offices. We are a national law firm, providing immigration services for 30+ years, with offices in Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Requirements: experience in range of business immigration matters; ability to provide exceptional client service; and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills. Collegial environment and competitive salary and benefits. Submit resume, cover letter, transcripts and at least two writing samples (substantive support letters or significant memos) to: Michelle Bigler, Manager, Attorney Recruiting, Quarles & Brady LLP at legalrecruiting-MKE@quarles.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
San Francisco, CA - Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years practicing business immigration law. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume to careers@usabal.com or fax 415-217-4426.

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.

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.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Offices - Lawrence, KS
Lauren E. Reinhold is pleased to announce the opening of her private law practice specializing in immigration law and nonresident alien taxation. Lauren E. Reinhold, Attorney at Law, 1046 New Hampshire St., Ste. 51, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. (785) 842-3222. Fax: (785) 842-3222. Reinhold@1040nh.com. www.immigrationandtax.com


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 Moussa's (7/6/06 ID) letter, in order to give birth to a child here, the mother originally entered the U.S.A. either with: (1) immigrant visa, legally to stay forever; (2) non-immigrant visa, legally to stay only a short time for a specific purpose; or (3) illegally, no visa. If by #1, the mother of the child already has lawful permanent resident status. If by #2, a non-immigrant visa, the mother was supposed to return to her home country after completing the purpose of her nonimmigrant visa. She wasn't supposed to give birth here and overstay. If by #3, the mother came here illegally and gave birth after her arrival, maybe hoping to gain benefits through the birth. Just because a USC child cannot petition for the mother until the child reaches 21yrs. of age doesn't mean that a child is expected to live without its mother for 21 years. The mother is expected to return with the child to the home country unless she qualifies through another way of gaining lawful status. That doesn't have to be marriage, it could be any other program through which she is eligible. And as for the question about the unmarried foreign mother of a foreign-born U.S. citizen child, how would that be possible? If the father is the USC, the embassy will want to see that the child is the legitimate offspring of a married couple. Otherwise an out of wedlock foreign-born child of a foreign mother will not be registered as a USC born abroad. Immigration laws don't force a woman to come here; they don't force a woman to have a baby out of wedlock; they don't force a woman to stay; and they don't force a mother to leave her child behind. These are choices that people make.

Judy Resnick, Esq.
Far Rockaway, NY

Dear Editor:
Re: Mr. Moussa's letter (07/06/06 ID). What doesn't make sense is that we offer birthright citizenship to babies born here to illegal aliens and people here on nonimmigrant visas. This produces the anomaly Mr. Moussa's letter notes, and the incentive for would-be parents to abuse our immigration laws in order to get immigration rights through their anchor babies. Korean travel companies even offer tours to the US for pregnant women specifically so that they can give birth here and eventually get immigration rights. I myself had a Lebanese student in the U.A.E. who did this for the births of his two sons. This abuse of our laws and our hospitality is the reason that we've decided not to grant residency to parents of children born here based on the fact of the birth alone. No, children cannot or should not live without their mothers, but then, there is no requirement that a U.S. citizen be raised in the U.S. either.

Ali Alexander


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