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Article

Immigration Monthly: August 2006
Immigration Monthly features an article by Miriam Bustamante Riedmiller, Esq. entitled, "One Hundred Years Of Filipino Immigration To The US And The Guest Worker Program.


News

USCIS Issues Latest FY 2007 H-2B Cap Count
USCIS issued the latest H-2B cap count for Fiscal Year 2007.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, a global immigration law firm seeks an immigration paralegal with 2+ years of corporate immigration experience for both our New York and New Jersey locations. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a high volume case processing environment and will prepare labor certification (PERM) applications. Candidate will have extensive client contact and will utilize case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. BA/BS degree and experience with Windows 2000 required. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and growth opportunities. Candidates interested in both the NJ and NY offices please submit resume and salary requirements to kiulo@fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature, conscientious and detail-oriented experienced attorney (minimum 2 years experience). Must have experience in handling both family and business immigration cases, preferably in a small firm environment. Must have excellent research and English writing skills. Candidates with Spanish language proficiency will be considered first. We prefer applicants who are already local to the Washington, DC area. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature, conscientious and detail-oriented senior paralegal (minimum 5 years experience in an immigration firm). Must have experience in handling both family and business immigration cases, preferably in a small firm environment. Must have excellent research and English writing skills. Candidates with Spanish language proficiency will be considered first. We prefer applicants who are already local to the Washington, DC area. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Merrill R. Cohen & Associates, PC, a boutique business immigration law firm in Midtown Manhattan seeks experienced lawyer to manage own caseload, primarily consisting of EB1, EB2, PERM, O-1, E-1 and L-1A petitions, with some motions/appeals and family-based work. The Associate will have a great deal of client contact. From time-to-time, he or she will represent clients at Section 245 and EOIR hearings. Our diverse clientele includes research hospitals, small and large businesses, as well as professionals in a wide variety of fields, including actors, musicians and athletes. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and organized, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Minimum 3 years experience. Salary DOE + benefits. Please email resume, cover letter + references to: mbailey@cohenlawfirm.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. 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 + cover letter in MS Word format to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

PERM Services
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.

Back Office Services
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/calendaring, clerical & archival. Adnet Services, Inc. http://www.adnetservices-nyc.com. Headquartered in New York City, Adnet Services 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.mumtaz@adnetservices-nyc.com or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.


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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:
R.L. Ranger's letter (08/29/06 ID) misquotes my (08/28/06) ID letter. My letter did not say that white "influence" was bad, but only white "supremacy". Is it racist to oppose white supremacy? His letter also calls for a return to the status quo ante the 1965 immigration law. I am not sure what that means. Does it mean that the green cards and/or US citizenship of more than 30 million immigrants who came here legally in the past forty years, as well as of their children and grandchildren, should be revoked and all of the above people deported? Or does it simply mean that the immigration quotas of the 1924 law, which were based on the ethnic/racial mix of the US population in 1890, a time when Americans were overwhelmingly of Northern European origin, should be brought back now in the 21st century? But why do those restrictionists who happen to share Mr Ranger's views want to stop at the year 1890? Why don't they just turn the clock back to the time of the Dred Scott decision, which held that only white people could be US citizens? However, regardless of which year or century some restrictionists might wish to turn the clock back to, I agree with Mr. Ranger's letter's comment that H.R. 4437, with its draconian measures that would create a climate of terror in immigrant communities throughout this country, would be a step in that direction.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
While H-1's are not necessarily "near and dear" to me, as Anthony BC's letter suggests (08/29/06 ID), I have filed many in the routine of my law practice, and yes, I do not want to see them taken away, and no I am not concerned that they displace American workers. I agree with Eugene Flynn's letter (ID 08/29/06) that, "The free market worked well from 1952-1990 when the first H-1 caps were imposed." Anthony BC's letter queries how is it possible for me to have 28yrs. of experience in H-1B visas. Well, the pre-1990 H visa and the H-1B are similar creatures, that's how. I know the history of the H visa category very well, having been involved in all the H visa debates in the 1980's. Now described as a "specialty occupation", prior to 1990 the H visa was called a "professional occupation" visa - a straight "H-1" visa found at INA section 101(a)(15)(h), which was distinguished from the now defunct H-1A visa for registered nurses. Notwithstanding Eugene Flynn's letter's assertion (ID 08/29/2006) that in 1990 the H visa was "split into H-1A and H-1B", the H-1A was actually repealed by P.L. 106-95, effective in 1990, and before being repealed, applied to registered nurses - see INA section 101(a)(15)(h)). It was the H-2 category that in 1990 was split into the "A" agricultural workers, and the "B" other temporary workers categories. Other than that, his letter portrayed very accurately the history and the reality of the H-1B visa category. Disbelievers would do well to re-read Mr. Flynn's analysis of the H-1B and if there are any reliable statistics to prove his analysis wrong, please point it out, so we can all share the knowledge, rather than simply the restrictionist rhetoric.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
The egalitarian beliefs of Roger Algase's letters (RAL's) including 8/29/06 ID certainly do amount to "social engineering", "...in order to achieve diversity", which his letter first denies and then proclaims. They are in fact, a revolutionary tactic whereby traditional social and cultural entities are attacked and changed. The ACLU uses such strategies constantly in attacking America's religious heritage. If the Boy Scouts want to join in promoting certain values, is it not their freedom to do so without others forcing their standards upon them? If a country is established with certain Constitutional values that they believe are superior, not equal, to others, and invite entry to those it chooses, what's the problem? It is the RAL's that seem to be stuck in the pre-1965 era, seeing racism everywhere and advocating that, "people from all over the world" should come here. Today, racism is not so much the problem as excessive entry numbers, legal and illegal, straining our carrying capacity, resources, budgets and infrastructure. It is disingenuous to characterize this numbers problem to one of bigotry. Anyone who states they are for reasonable entry policies, but will not support existing and needed enforcement measures and reduced numbers, is not credible, and is not working for the betterment of America, rather it's dissolution, as the demise of Rome and other overly diverse societies attests.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Responding to OBOH's question, (8/29/06 ID), this is expected to take place in the near future since we are negotiating with employers to protect our positions (most of them have agreed, since the immigration process is an equal burden on them.

MB


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