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Immigration Daily August 15, 2006
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Immigration Acquisition

According to a news report, "Littler Mendelson is adding to its global corporate migration practice with the acquisition of Baker Law, a San Jose-based business immigration firm with two attorneys and 10 staffers." For the full story, see here.

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Deadline Is August 15th For PERM Practice Here And Now

The curriculum for the Aug 17th phone session is as follows:

  • 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
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 15th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


First PERM BALCA Decision
Careen B. Shannon discusses the salient issues raised by the first PERM BALCA decision, In the Matter of HealthAmerica, No. 2006-PER-01 (BALCA, Jul. 18, 2006).


Text of HR 4722, Sex Offender Act
We present the immigration-related provisions (Title IV) of the enrolled version of H.R. 4722, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - Maupin Taylor, P.A., an established multi-specialty corporate law firm with offices in Raleigh, RTP and Wilmington, N.C. seeks immigration attorney to head immigration practice in Raleigh office. 5+ years' experience in business immigration and naturalization law, with excellent writing, communication and organization skills, and an exceptional client service approach. NC Bar preferred. Spanish language skills helpful. Competitive compensation and excellent benefits offered in a pleasant office environment. Please send resume in confidence to Anne Webster, Director of Administration and Recruiting, by email: or mail: P.O. Drawer 19764, Raleigh, NC 27619-9764.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto, Canada - Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm allied with Ernst & Young in Canada seeks (2) associate lawyers - one for our U.S. immigration team and the other for our Canadian immigration team - to join our firm of 11 lawyers and 16 law clerks. Demonstrate understanding of Canadian/US business immigration law and effectively apply knowledge. Prepare applications for Canadian/US employment authorizations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters. Manage staff. US associate requirements- law degree + US bar admission. 2-4yrs of post-bar business immigration experience. Canadian associate requirements - LL.B. + Canadian bar admission. 3-6yrs of post-bar business immigration experience. Broad exposure to Canadian immigration law. Both positions require excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Dual Canadian-U.S. bar admission is plus. Relocation pkg available depending upon applicant. To apply, send resume to Thomas Byun, Egan LLP,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sarasota, FL - Anthony Olson, P.A., an immigration law firm specializing in employment- and family-based immigration law, seeks immigration attorney. Seeks applicant with preferably 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience with an emphasis on labor certs., EB-1's, H's, L's, and P's. Experience in deportation defense is a plus. Friendly and flexible working conditions with competitive benefits package. Ideal candidate is conscientious, self-motivated, people- and goal-oriented team player. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Tony by fax: 941-362-7107 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pasadena, CA - Reeves & Associates (R&A), practicing immigration law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century, with 65 plus employees in 4 offices. One of the largest full-service US immigration law firms is seeking another supervising paralegal due to continuing growth. Excellent opportunity for qualified candidates with supervisory experience and minimum 5 years experience as business immigration paralegal. Will consider applicants with 5+ years of well-rounded immigration experience. R&A offers continuing legal training, very competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) with matching dollars, fully paid medical, dental and vision plan, LT disability policy, plus a yearly bonus, all in a very friendly environment. Applications confidential. Please send resume, cover letter + salary history by email: or fax: (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Valley Stream, NY - Greenberger & Guttikonda, PLLC represents individuals, families and businesses across the US and abroad in immigration matters (NIV - H, L, E, TN, etc; Labor Certs; IV - EB 1/2/3, etc; family) and seeks associate. Candidate must possess demonstrated interest in business immigration. Ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and exhibit highest intellect, writing ability, problem solving skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please send resume + writing sample to Olga Petrova, Office Manager at

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. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing , communication & case management skills. Very competitive compensation pkg offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to

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: 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, or email:


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Immigration Book
The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again By Michael Barone. Regnery Publishing, Inc., 340 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 1596980265, $11.02.


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:
Lila Sljivar's letter (08/14/06 ID) is correct in pointing out that most immigration violations are civil, rather than criminal offenses, but her letter goes too far when it compares breaking the immigration laws to speeding violations. This just plays into the hands of the immigration restrictionists. However, if either the Senate or the House immigration bill becomes law, then all immigration violations, even technical ones which are indeed more like traffic violations, will become criminal offenses. As Ms. Sljivar's letter points out, this could have devastating consequences for immigration law enforcement because every "illegal alien" would have the right to the full range of constitutional criminal protections. KO's letter (08/14/06 ID) is just another attempt to scapegoat all immigrants for the terror plots of Islamic jihadists. We will never be safe from the terrorist threat if we tie up all our law enforcement resources trying to catch illegal Mexican busboys and farm workers while the people who really want to hurt this country remain undetected. Yet many of our restrictionist friends appear to be more concerned with imaginary threats to our "culture" from Spanish speaking immigrants than with the real threats to our safety from Middle Eastern terrorists.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
In reply to Ms. Sljivar's letter (All references are to 8/14/06 ID), perhaps the public believes that entry violations are crimes from Title 8, Section 1325 U.S.C. under the penalty provisions for alien violators where various criminal sanctions including jail time are specified. Ethnic enthusiast Alannbert Millendez's letter and S. 2611 both attempt to create a new criteria of mild "hoops" to jump through in lieu of existing sanctions and deportation before allowing for citizenship which certainly is amnesty if existing law is not followed. An alien who is "J-walking or overspeeding" is not offered a milder penalty and citizenship, nor are citizens normally given any break. Tamar Jacoby's article puts a lot of stock in polls when, again, existing law is clear. Aristide Zolberg's informative article describes how the general trend of entry history for US has been from more open to more restrictive but that there have always been restrictionist concerns. As KO's letter rightly points out, this is even more urgent since 9/11. This would indicate that HB 4437 is the proper course, not S. 2611. The latter duplicates the failed provisions and promises of 1986 which resulted in more illegals today than then, and they said then, we would have no more illegals. Today's problems are excessive entry and population numbers, with increased concerns about crime, water, energy, land, food production, environment, clean air and quality of life issues as the limitstogrowth website describes. Another amnesty is like raising the debt limit again when the root problem is too much spending. Excessive legal and illegal migration only increase our problems when we need to reduce both.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
In response to Ms. Lila Sljivar's letter (08/14/06 ID), an act that is punishable by law is a crime. Crime is a general word; thus it includes violation, wrongdoing, misconduct, misdemeanor, felony etc. Therefore, an act that violates a law is a crime. The immigration laws may be civil laws, but INS also may seek criminal prosecution as mentioned in the Form I-130, and DS-230 Part II. Responding to Alannbert Millendez's letter (08/14/06 ID), S.2611 may not be an 'amnesty' in legal terms, but as S. Salike's letter states, its spirit indicates to legalize illegals presently staying in the US. It is sure that if S.2611 becomes law, it invites further waves of illegal immigration.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X