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Immigration Daily September 5, 2006
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Wave American

Organizers have announced plans to march in Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. and across the nation to highlight the need for comprehensive immigration reform (to find an event near you, see here). We encourage immigrants - undocumented and otherwise - who have joined the American labor force to proudly wave the American flag at rallies nationwide to emphasize the overwhelming positive contributions of immigrants to the US.

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


Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm.


Article

Quick Reference Chart And Annotations For Determining Immigration Consequences Of Selected Arizona Offenses
Katherine Brady et. al of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center write "The Chart analyzes adverse immigration consequences that flow from conviction of selected Arizona offenses, and suggests how to avoid the consequences."


News

Chicago USCIS Moves To New Location
The Chicago District Office of USCIS announced the move to a new location on August 25, 2006.


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.


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.

Honor/Award - Woman Owned Business
Elaine Morley, Immigration Attorney and CEO of Lookout Services Inc., has received official certification of Lookout as a "Woman Owned Business". Lookout Services is a Houston based company that provides workforce compliance software and support for some of the nation's largest employers. www.lookoutservices.net. Lookout Services, Inc. One East Greenway Plaza, Suite 325, Houston, Texas 77046. Ph: 888-522-6704. Fax: 713-839-7249.


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:
Attorney Algase's letter (09/01/06 ID) inferred a racial animus in the H-1B regulation. His argument included the following statements: "I cannot understand why there is such frantic opposition to raising, or, yes, removing the H-1B caps ... the furious restrictionist opposition to the H-1B program". Having enforced labor certification visa fraud over the years, I would dispute his claims that fraud is minuscule. On the other hand, AILA and business interests control all the lobbying, plying wine and contributions. The H1-B has not to my knowledge been the source of such excess to gather public redicule or even much press. "Big Labor" is not any more, besides I doubt they care as demonstrated by their enthusiastic recruitment of illegal aliens as members to the detriment of unemployed citizen workers. What then is the source of the "frantic" and "furious restrictionist" opposition to the visa caps? Perhaps it is "much ado about nothing"?

Tim Houghtaling

Dear Editor:
The Robert Yang letter (8/31/06 ID, all) continues to show remarkable assimilation with frequent references to "our" country. Only recently the complaint was the onerous procedure to citizenship. However, the same corporate greed that is selling out the higher labor cost nations now will do the same to the present lower cost ethnic groups the moment they can find even lower costs from robots, clones, space aliens or whatever. The reason we have a 300,000 million population now, instead of a more manageable and selective 200,000 to 250,000 million is because of such advocates as Roger Algase's letter (RAL) in "removing the H-1B caps" and other lax enforcement and liberal entry policies considering only business profits rather than citizen's interests. In his letter's jihad against white supremacy, RAL's are oblivious to the real numbers, dilution, crime, overcrowding, disease, social unrest, budget and assimilation problems today that affect US in every way. RAL's continually points out supposed racism in others, but fails to see he truly exhibits it with his fervent advocacy for entry of non-whites. The same interests that brought the US the 1996 amnesty fraud are trying to duplicate that fiasco with the various shamnesty schemes that have come forth including guest workers, H-1B or other "temporary" workers who never leave, with only token enforcement and tolerating illegals, even rewarding them. Limiting entry, securing borders, deporting illegals, enforcing existing laws, removing alien benefits, sanction employer hiring of illegals, enlisting local police in identifying illegals, removing alien birth citizenship, defeating NWO Globalism and supporting America is the program to diligently pursue.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Responding to Roger Algase, Esq.'s letter (08/31/06 ID) which stated, "Therefore, the realistic adoption of the "dual intent" doctrine in 1990, as well as the subsequent changes which allow H-1B extension past the six -year limit for green card applicants, are necessary if we believe that hard-working, educated, skilled foreign workers who usually speak English fluently, and who frequently have valuable skills which are useful for our economy, are a benefit to this country." I would like to see further elaboration on this paragraph by Mr. Algase.

OBOH

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