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Immigration Daily October 20, 2006
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CLINIC Explains: I864, CSPA, Crimes

The upcoming telephonic seminar with CLINIC will cover the latest developments with Affidavits of Support, the CSPA and Crimes. The detailed curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Oct 26, 2006: New Affidavit of Support Rules and their Effect on Your Practice

  • Counting household size
  • Measuring household income
  • Proving income with tax returns and other documents
  • Change in asset requirements
  • Joint sponsors
  • Exemptions from the affidavit of support due to social security earnings or CCA
  • Common pitfalls in completing the new forms
SECOND Phone Session on Nov 9, 2006: Understanding the Child Status Protection Act
  • Preserving child status for immediate relatives
  • Preserving child status for sons and daughters of LPRs
  • Preserving child status for derivatives in family and employment-based cases
  • Retention of priority date for derivatives who age out
  • Effective date and possible retroactive effect
  • Effect of naturalization
THIRD Phone Session on Dec 7, 2006: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

  • Bullets to be Announced

The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 25th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2006.pdf.


Article

Immigration Monthly: October 2006
This month's Featured Article, "The Semantics Game: Illegal Immigrant Vs. Illegal Alien - Defined And Conquered" is by David D. Murray, Esq.


News

ICE Issues Updated F/M School User Training Manual
ICE issued the 5.4 F/M School User Training Manual which includes new functionality for correction requests.

USCIS Issues Holiday Travel Reminder
USCIS urges applicants needing a travel document to file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document before the end of October 2006. USCIS anticipates an unusually high volume of requests for advance parole and other travel documents this winter, given the occurrence of three major religious observances - Christmas, Hanukkah, and Hajj during the month of December.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel seeks attorney to work as Associate Counsel in the National Security & Records Verification Law Division (NSRVLD) at USCIS Headquarters. Provide legal advice and consultation in discussions with heads of USCIS units, and will work with USCIS managers to improve security check and fraud detection processes. Assist in coordination of legal issues involving national security, criminal and fraud matters with other agencies and will also provide litigation support in cases before the Federal courts. Experience in immigration-related criminal and national security legal issues preferred. Submit resume, writing sample (max. 5pps.) + cover letter discussing work experience regarding immigration-related criminal and national security issues to: Julia Doig Wilcox, NSRVLD Chief, at Julia.Wilcox@dhs.gov (attachments in MS Word or Adobe PDF format). All submissions must be received by close of business Friday, November 3, 2006. Position is at the GS-13 through GS-15 ($77,353-$139,774) levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement offered. For more info., see here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Los Angeles, CA - Expanding immigration law firm seeks experienced full-time immigration attorneys. Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in employment and family immigration law, including various IVs and NIVs. Fluency in written and spoken Korean & English required. Strong organizational, writing, research, and communication skills essential. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Youngok S. Kim by fax: 213-381-5790 or email: info@kimyoungoklaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., a 30 attorney firm, seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: At least 1 to 3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: At least 4 years of immigration experience, including case management. Fluency in Spanish is preferred for both positions. Please email your resume and cover letter explaining interest in the position to: rfernandez@hsplegal.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Deputy Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region, to be located in one of 3 USCIS District Offices: Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles (relocation expenses not available). Applicants must possess J.D. degree, be an active member of any state bar, and have at least 5 years of post J.D. experience. Submit a cover letter that demonstrates the specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them for the position. Preference is given to applicants with immigration experience, management experience, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. Applicant should list references, which may be verified, but letters of recommendation not necessary. Applicants must also submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send to James.Butcher@dhs.gov (all attached documents must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format). All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, October 21, 2006. The position is at the GS-15 level and is open until filled. For more info., see here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New York, NY - AIESEC seeks an individual knowledgeable in J visa administration or immigration law that is interested in working with a mission-driven, entrepreneurial organization that is growing rapidly. Applications for the Responsible Officer for AIESEC US, Inc.'s J Exchange Program position are due 10/18/06. Interviews will be conducted 10/18/06-1/24/06. Start Date: ASAP. Interested applicants, please submit CV or US style resume and completed application. For more information, including the application requirements, see here. If you have any questions about the role or AIESEC US, please feel free to email at paulf@aiesecus.org or call at (212) 757-3774 x241.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP a global immigration law firm. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of business immigration experience and will be able to work in a high-volume case processing environment. Candidate will have extensive client contact and will utilize case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. College degree, MS Word, and Windows 2000 required. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. All qualified candidates, please send resume and salary history to kiulo@fragomen.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown Manhattan, NY- New York Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration matters. http://www.perlitsh.com. Seeking an associate with a minimum of two years experience in immigration law, including preparing and filing O-1, EB1, H-1B, PERM and family based cases. Must have strong research, writing, communication skills and the ability to supervise others. New York State bar license required. E-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: rochellen@perlitsh.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA - Littler Mendelson's Global Corporate Migration Group ("Littler Global") is a multicultural, transnational, full - service corporate migration law practice providing migration solutions for global companies around the world. Seeks associate with 3-7 years of immigration law experience. Candidate should possess excellent academic credentials and should have substantial business immigration experience. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume online. Please reference Littler Global in your application. We offer a generous benefits package to all full-time employees. Littler Global is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. No telephone calls please. No Recruiters-principals only.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Busy immigration law firm located outside Philadelphia, PA is looking for an experienced immigration paralegal to join its team. Able to multi-task with great attention to detail and strong work ethic. A minimum of 1-2 years experience in immigration law required, including preparation and filing of business visas petitions and permanent residency applications. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, communication skills, and computer skills. Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: graham@piverlaw.com.

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.

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.


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Immigration Event - Cherry Hill, NJ
Immigration & Criminal Law: Navigating The Minefield. Sat., Oct. 28, 2006, 9:00 AM to12:30 PM, Clarion Hotel, Cherry Hill. Robert Frank, Esq. leads panel to discuss the immigration consequences that can result from a criminal conviction, including what can be done proactively to assist clients, and how to navigate the immigration minefield in order to achieve favorable results for clients involved in criminal matters. http://www.njicle.com/seminar.aspx?sid=136. Presented by the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. www.njicle.com. 732-214-8500. ILW.COM is a media sponsor for this event.


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:
We read a lot in ID Letters to the Editor about various people's opinion on illegal immigration. These opinions reflect attitudes ranging from anti-immigrationists, restrictionists, pro-immigration, pro-immigration but anti-illegal immigration, to those who would let anyone in, so long as they are poor. We all express opinions and we sometimes state facts. Sometimes the facts are supported by reality and are verifiable, and sometimes those facts are nothing more than figments of the writer's imagination, distorted to make a point. A New York Times (NYT) article (10/19/06) by Eduardo Porter, entitled "Flow of Immigrantsí Money to Latin America Surges" claims that according to a study, sponsored by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the 47-nation Inter-American Development Bank, remittances from the US to Latin America this year will total more than $45 billion - 51% higher than they were two years ago. Of course much of this cash, earned in, but now leaving the US to be spent elsewhere, comes from the millions of illegal aliens. The article claims that about 3/4 of Latino immigrants who were surveyed send money home regularly, up from some 60% in a similar 2004 survey. Immigrationists are motivated by understanding and compassion on one end to fear and hatred on the other end of the spectrum, running the gambit of human emotional justification for a cause in which they believe. But emotion, or even passion for a cause will not solve problems. This eye opening NYT article should give pause for reflection by all concerned with rampant illegal immigration. There's no doubt that illegal immigration is wreaking havoc on the economy of the US. America needs workers and America needs a viable program to allow employers to lawfully employ foreign workers, but America, even a companionate America, does not need anarchy and lawlessness.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
In response to Ali Alexander's letter (10/19/06 ID) I would offer the following rebuttal: In speaking of the "control" maintained by local government over universities and colleges, I was speaking directly to Salike's contention concerning the need for a greater number of seats available in US nursing programs to meet the nursing shortage. Money allocated by State and local governments to public universities and colleges for administrative costs directly bears upon the number of students a school is able to admit. How scholarship and loan money effects enrollment is another argument altogether. As for Mr. Alexander's letter's argument that "the federal government funds thousands more residencies at hospitals than there are U.S. medical school graduates, if supply and demand were allowed to work, medical schools would increase the number of slots to meet that demand. Instead, hospitals seek doctors overseas because federal government money providing for the residencies seems to put the cart before the horse. The 'supply' represents residencies, not medical students, these being the individuals who create the demand for residencies, for which, as Mr. Alexander's letter points out, there is a surplus supply. In order to 'clear the market', the surplus supply of residencies goes to foreign medical graduates. How does one deal with this excess supply? which Mr. Alexander's letter rightly posits is not being met by sufficient demand from domestic medical graduates, "because the opportunity cost of pursuing a graduate education is simply not enough to lure Americans from regular employment." Why is there an insufficient demand on the part of US medical students for the residencies available? either Americans simply don't want them, or there is not enough money available to State and local governments to create admitting classes of sufficient size to produce a graduate population that would 'clear the market' domestically.

Jordan R. Silk


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