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Immigration Daily October 23, 2006
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Comment

Repatriation Fails, US Frees Former Nazi Guard

According to a Washington Post news story, "An 81-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard was freed this week from a Michigan jail after U.S. officials failed to find a country that would take him in a deportation proceeding." For the full story, see here.

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Focus

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 And The Letter Of The Law
Tom C. Rawlings writes "Illegal immigration is a federal issue, right? Why should a juvenile court judge be concerned?"

The Impact Of New Immigrants On Young Native-Born Workers, 2000-2005
Andrew Sum, Paul Harrington, and Ishwar Khatiwada for The Center For Immigration Studies write "Our findings indicate that young native-born workers are being displaced in the labor market by the arrival of new immigrants."


News

USCIS Notifies Of Case Transfers For Certain Cuban Adjustment Act Applications
USCIS announced beginning July 1, 2005, the USCIS National Benefits Center transferred certain Cuban Adjustment Act Applications (Form I-485), that do not require an interview to the California Service Center for processing.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
North Yonkers, NY - Avoid the commute to NYC. Growing solo practitioner, with offices located near mass transportation, seeks bi-lingual (Spanish) paralegal with 1+ years experience. Experience with family based, naturalization, labor certifications, and professional visas. Ideal candidate is detail oriented and organized with excellent typing, writing and communication skills. Salary negotiable based on experience. Congenial office environment. E-mail resume with cover letter to Donald London: Londonlaw@verizon.net.

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
Small boutique firm in West Los Angeles seeking full time immigration assistant/paralegal. The individual will assist attorneys in the preparation of visa packages, non immigrant and immigrant petition applications and some office administration. Experience with family based, business, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized and conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Proficiency in languages other than English a plus. Submit resume + salary requirements to rebecca@rebeccaholt.com. Please indicate in subject line: Immigration Assistant position.

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.

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: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. 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 http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


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.

New Offices - Marshalltown, IA
Antunez de Mayolo Law Office is pleased to announce the opening of its second office, serving the Des Moines/Marshalltown area, at: Antunez de Mayolo Law Office, 10 W Main St., 2nd Floor, Marshalltown, IA 50158. Phone (Toll Free): 1-866-266-2023 Fax (319) 266-5031. Our headquarters remains at: 315 W2nd St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613, Phone (319) 266-4529, Fax (319) 266-5031. http://www.lawyers.com/mantunezdemayolo/index.jsp.

Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
Language Skills, Education, and Religion in Korean Immigration to the US. Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Conference Room 115, Institute of the Americas, Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building, University of California, San Diego. http://www.ccis-ucsd.org/Programs/seminar.htm


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:
Mr. Silk's (10/20/06 ID) letter states: 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. If this country truly needs doctors or nurses, then it should and could be offering aid to Americans to make this possible, perhaps through the expansion of programs which forgive indebtedness in return for service in underserved areas. Mr. Silk's letter asks why there is insufficient demand for residencies by American students. There is insufficient demand because the number of slots in US medical schools is limited. The number of American applicants for residencies is a direct function of the number of US medical school graduates. If there is such a desperate need for doctors in this country, then why are US medical schools not expanding the number of slots for medical students? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, these have remained more or less constant for the past decade, with accepted applicants at 17,317 in 1994-1995, 17,542 in 2003-2004, and 17,662 in 2004-2005 for roughly a two percent increase over the decade. Readers may also be interested to know that the Association of American Medical Colleges in June 2006 recommended that enrollment in U.S. medical schools be increased by 30 percent by 2015, for an additional 5,000 new M.D. students annually. Not a particularly large increase when you consider what has happened to the size of our population in that same decade, and that our population is also aging with a concomitant need for more care.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
I am writing in response to David Murray's letter (10/20/06 ID) which talked about immigrants that send money home to there native countries. What is the big deal? They still pay rent, food , travel expenses, and most importantly they work for thier money. Who are we as a country or even as individuals to say what someone who has made a days wages, to tell them what to do with it? Outside of paying my taxes, no one can make me spend here in this country. Look at the billions of people pouring money into Canada for thier lower drug prices? No one in their right mind can make them obtain their pharmaceuticals here. Why should this be any different for any one else. We are a humane society or so I thought.

Kim Bilyou

Dear Editor:
The remittance sent home by illegal immigrants will be beneficial to their families and countries (responding to Murray's 10/20/06 ID letter). It spurs growth, enhance the quality of life there and less likely for the rest to immigrate to the USA. It opens opportunity for the families there to open their own businesses by money sent by their immigrant relatives. The debate about immigration here, nothing but selfish protectionism and entitlement. Those who hate those "illegal" amigos and even higher level and skilled immigrants are afraid of their job security. I would like to remind these folks, that there's no one to guarantee their job security, as the world becomes increasingly competitive and integrated, the advance of technology makes it possible for jobs to be performed remotely by others for less. Let's talk about tele surgery, tele consulting, tele commuting and other tele etc. There is no guarantee also that "the almighty" US dollar will remain as strong global reserve and currency and not subject to severe devaluation because of our growing debt and deficit. For these folks, I would like to say, sorry no guarantee for anything just because we're Americans. Walls, mine field, closed border, lawmakers won't stop us from global competition and we should never ask for any entitlement just because we hold the blue passport with an eagle on it.

Robert Yang


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