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Mid-Year Update In Immigration Law Practice
Sherry L. Neal, et al. offer material from the recently concluded telephone seminar series.


News

GAO On Health Professional Shortage Areas
The General Accountability Office [corrected Ed. 10/27/06] released a report concluding that problems remain with the primary care shortage area designation system. The report referenced 30 instances of the term "J-1 visa".


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto, Canada - Global corporate immigration law firm seeks two US licensed attorneys with a minimum of two years experience practicing business immigration law, must have knowledge of both temporary work visas and permanent resident applications. Please submit your resume to Lonnie Wellman at: lwellman@gt-hrlaw.com or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Hodgson Russ LLP, a 225-plus lawyer firm with offices in Buffalo, New York City, Albany, Boca Raton and Toronto seeks an associate attorney for our NYC immigration group. We represent multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, scientists and specialized workers. We seek an attorney with experience counseling U.S. and foreign employers. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Please send cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mariely Downey: mdowney@hodgsonruss.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boutique immigration law firm located in beautiful downtown San Diego seeks immigration paralegal to handle employment-based immigration matters, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing. Excellent academic credentials with a minimum Bachelors degree; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; computer literacy; and 2-3 years of employment-based immigration experience required. Ideal candidate has ability to produce high volume of accurate work product in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must also be self-motivated and detail-oriented. We offer a competitive salary + benefits package. Email resume with salary history/requirements to Odette at: admin@malitzlaw.com. No phone calls, please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm is seeking experienced immigration paralegals for both the New Jersey and New York Offices. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of corporate based 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. Collge degree, MS Word, and Windows 2000 required. The Firm offers higly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. All qualified candidates interested in working in either our NJ or NY locations please send resume + salary history to kiulo@fragomen.com. EOE.

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 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.

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New Attorney - Chicago, IL
Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC (AHS), based in Chicago, is pleased to announce that Christine Crane has recently joined the firm. Phone: 312-832-9200. Email: info@ahslaw.com. Website: www.ahslaw.com.

New Merger - Fox Rothschild
Fox Rothschild is pleased to announce its merger with Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, P.C., the largest firm in New Jersey specializing in labor and employment law. This merger adds 53 lawyers to Fox Rothschild's existing team and sets the stage for national growth. The combined practice will continue under the name Fox Rothschild LLP. For more information, visit www.foxrothschild.com.


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:
With reference to David D. Murray's recent letters concerning overseas remittances by illegal immigrants (10/24/06, and my letter commenting on this issue (10/23/06 ID), the point of my letter was that any negative effect of these remittances on the US economy or balance of trade appeared to be exaggerated, and that it is not justified to single out immigrants, legal or otherwise, as mainly responsible for a complex economic problem, as Mr. Murray's letter appeared to do. The rest of my letter was not meant to refer to Mr. Murray's letters, but, as I specifically stated, to media figures and politicians who, unlike Mr. Murray, blame both legal and illegal immigrants for almost everything wrong in America. This reference was directed against the anti-immigrant ranting of people such as Tom Tancredo, J.D. Hayworth and Lou Dobbs; and against the fantasies of a Latino immigrant takeover expressed by Patrick Buchanan and Samuel Huntington, both of whose most recent books contain chilling echoes of early 20th century anti-Semitic ravings by people like Henry Ford and Father Coughlin, with Latinos substituted for Jews. Even more absurd notions can be found in a book called "The 50% American" by psychiatrist Stanley A. Renshon, which suggests that Latino immigrants cannot be loyal to America because of childhood influences, and in a recent op-ed by Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson warning that Latino and Asian immigrants might object to paying Social Security taxes. Mindless immigrant bashing by these and other public figures, not any of Mr. Murray's letters, was the object of my comments about finding a stick to beat a dog with.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Concerning all the variegated arguments that have been circulating around illegal immigration and the US labor market, I would like to pose a question to the ID letter readers/writers. Does anyone believe that America, throughout the next 50 years, will be able to maintain absolute federal control on the domestic labor market? This is to say, at what point will we have to give up the ghost and allow global market forces to determine our labor market, rather than attempting to ensure a perpetual stratification of labor for native born workers? If answering in the negative to my question/proposition, how? I think Ms. Bilyou's letter (10/25/06 ID) and mention of her sons raises a key point relative to this question. The demographics of native born American workers are simply leaning too far to the more skilled, more educated, more affluent, etc. to maintain this bar on our largest source of unskilled labor. At some point, the interests and capacity of the US labor market relative to the global economy will have to outweigh the interests of America's shrinking body of high school dropouts.

Jordan R. Silk

Dear Editor:
Ms. Bilyou and her sons as stated in her (10/24/06 ID) letter are indeed fortunate. However, I have two native-born Hispanic nephews who work blue collar jobs in the auto industry. One has worked as a janitor, as well. They are in direct competition for unskilled jobs with illegal aliens, remembering, of course, that most illegal aliens don't work in agriculture and leave it as quickly as they can. One would also do well to remember that not all illegal aliens are "unskilled". Many have entered this country legally, but have overstayed or are working illegally in jobs that Americans would do, such as the illegal working a $100,000 a year job for the city of Los Angeles. Can one be certain that Ms. Bilyou or her sons haven't lost jobs to any of these illegal aliens? Ms. Bilyou's letter also ignores the fact that many illegal aliens are murderers and rapists, and that the prescription for illegal aliens who don't commit other crimes is deportation, not imprisonment. As for Mr. Good's letter (10/24/06 ID), well, I, too, live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and the demand is largely for people with good educations and security clearances. Of course, this area also has very high income elites who probably do want cheap labor to tend their kids or mow their lawns, but why should middle class workers such as myself pay the freight for some bureaucrat earning upwards of $150,000? We're already being squeezed by having to compete for affordable housing and services with illegals

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
With reference to letters printed recently, stating how many jobs are available in the US. All the spouses of H1B visa holders (and by all accounts, H1B visa holders are well-educated, degreed people) can accompany a husband/wife to the US, but do not get issued a social security no, battle to get drivers licence because of that, and many other issues that leave them dangling in a vacuum in the US society for years (I personally have been a nobody for 6 years now). Odds are pretty good that many of these people (and I am one of them), also have a high level of education, worked in skilled professions in their home country, and could contribute greatly to the US economy if allowed. We are already here, so why not use our skills. You would probably get a lot more out of them than from most illegal immigrants. They also have to much as stake to seek work "illegally". I have said this before, what we pay in taxes, health insurance and school contributions, we are probably benefitting the US a lot more than the US is benefitting us right now.

Linda Cogill


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