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Immigration Daily July 12, 2006
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Comment

Deport Rep. Hostettler

What part of "illegal" does Rep. Hostettler not understand? According to Congressional Quarterly, in April 2004, Rep. John Hostettler (the chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee) was detained for carrying a loaded firearm inside an airport. He called the incident a "stupid mistake," explaining that he had carried the gun while traveling through his district during a congressional recess and forgot it was in his bag. Hostettler pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed deadly weapon and received a 60-day suspended sentence. Rep. Hostettler's own actions appear to contradict his hardline no-holds-barred enforcement approach towards immigration. Although he excuses his breaking of the law as a mistake, his actions indicate that some laws are OK to break and others are not. Perhaps Rep. Hostettler should reflect on whether undocumented aliens or our nation's broken immigration system is at fault.

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


Focus

PERM Practice Here And Now

ILW.COM is pleased to bring you "PERM Practice Here And Now", a 3-part telephone seminar on the latest in PERM practice. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Jul 27, 2006:

  • Refiling and Duplicate Filings
  • Definition of Employer: Domestic and Foreign
  • Types of Employers: Corporations, Individuals, Associations, Partnerships
  • Corporate Identity: FEIN, NAICS, & Documentation of Business
  • Responsibilities of Parties: Employer, Contact Person, Agents, Attorneys, and Alien
  • Prevailing Wage Strategies: Preparation of Requests at SWA, Defining Skill Levels, Using the OES Analysis, SVP and O*Net Criteria
  • Wage Offers and Wage Ranges
  • Roving Workers and Moving Worksites

SECOND Phone Session on Aug 17, 2006:

  • Minimum Requirements
  • Planning for 2nd or 3rd Preference
  • Alternate Requirement Options
  • Understanding Related Occupations
  • What Happened to Training?
  • Details Required for Job Duties
  • H-12: Are Requirements are Normal in the US
  • Foreign Languages
  • Special Skills
  • Combination of Occupations
  • Offering the Job to a Specific Alien
  • Live-In vs. Live-Out Requirements
  • Special Handling for College or University Teachers

THIRD Phone Session on Sep 10, 2006:

  • Ins and Outs of SWA Job Orders
  • Tips on Sunday Ads
  • Recruitment Options for Professionals
  • Notice Requirements & Layoffs
  • Alien Data, Current Address & INS Status
  • Proving Alien Qualifications on 9089: Education, Training and Work Experience
  • Documenting Special Requirements & Licenses
  • How & When to Use the Magic Language
  • Who Has to Sign the 9089 and When?
  • Employer Declarations
  • What to Do After Filing!
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 25th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2006.pdf


Article

The Moral Physics Of Immigration
Dan Kowalski writes "Not everyone is flocking to our shores and borders, despite what Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo say. The fact is that 98 percent of the world’s people are "stayers," content (more or less) to live and die where they were born."


News

Fifth Circuit Says 8 CFR 245.1(c)(8) Is Under Attorney General's Discretion, Creates Significant Circuit Split On Succar
In Momin v. Gonzales, No. 05-60119 (5th Cir. Apr. 24, 2006), the court agreed with the 3rd, 8th, and 11th Circuits and said that 8 CFR 245.1(c)(8) was a valid exercise of the Attorney General's discretion under 8 USC 1255(a) and that the Attorney General did not act arbitrarily, capriciously, or manifestly contrary to the statute in opting to decline to exercise his discretion favorably for parolees that were subject to removal proceedings.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Corporate/immigration Legal Assistant - Moore & Van Allen PLLC has an exciting opportunity in business immigration law with a large, full service law firm in Charlotte, NC. Prior immigration experience not required. However, candidate must have interest in working with large business immigration practice with multinational clientele. Candidate must be well-organized and have strong attention to detail. Candidates fluent in Standard Mandarin and/or Standard Cantonese preferred. Preference also given for candidates with experience working with clients in China, Singapore, or Japan. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Attractive benefits package offered. Relocation assistance may be provided to the right candidate. Please submit letter, resume and salary requirements to Stephen Hader Esq.: shader@mvalaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Charlotte, NC - Large business immigration practice seeks experienced immigration paralegal. Undergraduate degree required. Candidate must be well-organized; have strong writing, communication, and computer skills; have strong attention to detail; and have ability to work independently on multiple tasks. Prior employment-based immigration experience preferred. Candidate should also have experience working with Fortune 500 clientele and international executives. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience with an attractive benefits pkg. Relocation assistance may be offered to right candidate. Submit cover letter, resume + salary requirements to Steve Hader Esq.: shader@mvalaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Phoenix, AZ area - Join a team that works hard in a relaxing, collegial atmosphere. Employment-based firm with Fortune 500 clients seeks a full-time paralegal. Must have at least two years employment immigration experience including H-1B, L-1, TN and labor certification. Physician J-1 waiver and NIW experience a plus. Must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, technology and people skills. College degree preferred. Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, long and short term disability and retirement benefits. Arizona offers year-round hiking, camping, boating, professional sports and the Grand Canyon. Email cover letter with resume + salary requirements to Theresa Talbert: ttalbert@breljelaw.com.

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.

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.

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.


comingsNgoings

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New Offices - Silver Spring, MD
The MoraisNeufville Law Firm has now moved from Baltimore to Silver Spring, MD. Edward D. Neufville, along with his legal support team, seeks to build upon MoraisNeufville's success in representing clients in immigration matters. Our services include representation in immigration and appellate litigation nonimmigrant visas, business immigration, family based immigration, and client accompaniment services for attorneys whose clients have matters before immigration officers in Baltimore, MD and the DC area. Please note our new address: MoraisNeufville Law Firm, LLC, World Building, 8121 Georgia Avenue, Ste. 502, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.


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:
While we have very different views on the number of immigrants this country can absorb, I agree with Ali Alexander's letter's comments (07/10/06 ID) that this issue is one for legitimate discussion and I respect his letter's approach. However, R.L. Ranger's letter (07/10/06 ID), while full of "ad hominem" (or "ad feminam"?) attacks on Linda Chavez's affiliations and Latino heritage, does not actually provide much in the way of particulars about why her arguments on any of the points she mentions are wrong. While I am not an economist, and did not claim that Lina Chavez has a monopoly on the truth, I am glad to see that Mr. Ranger's letter agrees that she at least makes an 'attempt' to be fair." It is difficult to say the same about Congressmen Tom Tancredo and J.D. Hayworth. These two, in my opinion, are authorities about Latino immigration only in the same sense that former Alabama Governor George Wallace and and former Mississippi Senator James Eastland were "authorities" about the African-American civil rights movement. As for Miguel Michael D's letter (07/10/06 ID), even if I were a believer in zero immigration levels, I would still be shocked and outraged at the views in his letter, which are so far beyond racist that they do not deserve to be dignified with any further comment.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Re: Ms. Shaw's (07/10/06 ID) letter. And while we're "thanking" the illegal aliens for being so kind as to work for low wages, should we also thank them for accepting the education for their kids that our tax dollars pay for and the "free" medical care provided to them? For the increased welfare burden that we members of the middle class have, because our own native poor now find it harder to get decent jobs that will get them off welfare? I believe laborers should be paid what their work is worth, even if that means the consumer has to pay more for the product. As it is, those of us who don't eat apples, or use the products and services Ms. Shaw mentions, are subsidizing not only illegal aliens and their employers, but the consumers of those goods and services.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Responding to David D. Murray's letter (07/07/06 ID), why is it that people on this subject call it immigration? The correct term is illegal aliens, reaction from many Americans is because they either over-stayed their visas or crossed our borders illegally, use fraudulent documents of which many Americans are finding their id's and ss#'s stolen and used (making their lives hell, smuggling of humans and drugs., gangs and gang wars, We as Americans have every right and protection under the constitution of our Country to be protected from all this felonious activities chaos, mayhem and people who jumped ahead of people waiting to come here legally. The President says they will go to the back of the line…where is that line? I would bet millions of foreigners would pay a thousand dollars to get in that line..

S.Courter


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