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Immigration Daily November 9, 2006
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Election Sets Stage For Exciting Times Ahead

The capture of the House (and probably the Senate, too) by the Democratic Party fulfills many dreams for the pro-immigrationists. Perhaps the best news of all is that Mr. Tancredo's caucus has been decimated, losing as many as 20 of its members (see article below by Greg Siskind). The loss of these stalwart anti-immigrationists certainly makes the stance of even the new Republican caucus less harsh on immigration than before.

Democratic advocates of comprehensive immigration legislation won many contests yesterday:

  • Arizona: In House races, Ms. Giffords beat pro-vigilante candidate Randy Graf by a convincing margin, and Mr. Mitchell defeated extremist incumbent J. D. Hayworth.
  • Colorado: Elected were Mr. Ritter for Governor and Mr. Perlmutter to the House.
  • Pennsylvania: Mr. Casey defeated immigration extremist Rick Santorum in the Senate race by a thumping margin.
Showing that Republicans can win with a pro-immigration message, Mr. Schwarzenegger was handily re-elected as Governor of the deep-blue state of California in the midst of the Democratic wave.

But the best news of all comes from NumbersUSA, the staunchly anti-immigration (not anti-immigrant) organization which is a loud voice on the Hill arguing for a Fortress America. Quotes from a message intended to shore up the falling spirits of its anti-immigrationist supporters speak for themselves:

" ... Nearly everything about our cause got more difficult. We lost a lot of really good allies, and a few true champions ... We have been thrown into even more of a defensive mode than before ... Rather than weakening Pres. Bush's resolve and ability to enact horrible expansions of immigration and rewards for illegal immigration, the Republicans' loss of the House seems to have emboldened the President. The White House already sees a silver lining in having caused Republicans to lose control of the House: It was the House Republicans who blocked Pres. Bush's immigration plans. White House aides were saying through the late evening that one good thing for the President is that, without a Republican majority, Pres. Bush may be able to push through his massive foreign labor importation plan with Democratic Speaker Pelosi's help. You could almost hear the glee in those White House reports that Republican Hastert will no longer be in the Speaker's chair."

So, is comprehensive immigration legislation in the bag? In "Immigration and the 110th Congress" (see article below) Greg Siskind believes that it is likely (some, however, are not so sure). We believe that for the long-suffering immigrant community, some relief may be at hand.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Technology Immigration: Update From The Trenches

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar "Technology Immigration: Update From The Trenches". The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Nov 16, 2006: Issues Affecting All Technology Employers

  • H1 Cap issues
    • Changing H employers
    • Changes in H employer
  • Alternatives to the unavailable H including:
    • O1
    • B1
    • TN and specialized H1s (Chile & Singapore) and E3 (Australia)
  • Coping with immigrant visa delays
    • Changing from L1B to L1A
    • Change from L1 to H1B
    • Extensions of stay (recapture time out of US)
  • Changes in employment during wait for permanent residence.
  • Changes in employer during wait. Change in corporate structure. Employment change by employee.
SECOND Phone Session on Dec 14, 2006: Issues Important to H1-B Dependant Employers
  • H1 dependency issues
    • Exemptions
  • L1Bs Special requirements as to control and specialized knowledge
  • Change of work site and change of employer
  • Permanent residence-work in more than one location
  • Portability requirements for delayed applications for permanent residence
THIRD Phone Session on Jan 11, 2006: Issues Important to Larger Employers
  • I-9 compliance
  • Centralized vs decentralized control
  • Corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, successor in interest concept
  • Lay off of US workers
  • portability within company
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, November 15th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Immigration And The 110th Congress
Greg Siskind writes "Expect comprehensive immigration reform legislation to be re-introduced early in the next Congress. The legislation could move quickly since Democrats will be able to get the bills easily passed in friendlier subcommittees and enough pro-immigration Republicans should sign on to easily pass the bills."


EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Cases Can Be Premium Processed
USCIS announced the addition of EB-1 Aliens with Extraordinary Ability to its Premium Processing Service.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Philadelphia, PA - Deloitte Services LP is looking for an Immigration Specialist to support the internal immigration program for the Deloitte U.S. firms. The job responsibilities involve interface with the applicant, senior management and field HR staff on various facets of technical immigration matters. The position will communicate and interface with outside counsel for all outsourced non-immigrant and immigrant cases to ensure efficient and timely case filing processes. A candidate must have 3-5 years of relevant experience in immigration law and and preferably experience as a paralegal or as an attorney in this area of law. Strong project management skills are preferred to lead special projects as required by senior management. Critical to the success of this role is excellent customer service and communication skills. Please submit interest to For more information, key in ref. code # E07PHIMGRCJ029-IMM at Deloitte Careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP seeks assistant paralegal (AP). Entry-level position, for someone with 1+ yrs of previous immigration experience, preferably involving IT consulting clients. AP will assist in case processing (forms, support letters, firm correspondence) under direct supervision. The AP will also have client contact under specific instruction or direct supervision. The AP will: prepare and review H-1B and L-1 petitions, prepare responses to USCIS requests for evidence, learn and use case management systems. Emphasis on efficiency, speed, and accuracy of processes and details, handling a high-volume caseload with demanding production deadlines. The job approach requires: working as team member, consistent and dependable work product quality, self-motivation and flexibility in work assignments as prioritized. Send cover letter + resume (Word/Adobe formats only) to Robert F. McCafferty, Office and HR Manager at or fax to (202) 371-2898. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Oakland, CA - The Law Offices of Chung N. Phang is a recognized immigration law firm that focuses on asylum, deportation defense, and general business immigration. Our clientele draws mainly from Chinese and Southeast national origins. We seek a full time bilingual (Chinese and English) immigration legal secretary with one year plus experience to assist attorneys in the preparation of asylum application, non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing. The ideal candidate has the ability to produce high volume of accurate work product in a fast paced environment. Candidate must also possess strong verbal, written, computer literacy, communication and case management skills. We offer a competitive salary + benefits package. Email resume with salary history/requirements to: or fax: (510) 986-5486.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Midtown Manhattan, NY - ILW.COM seeks immediate full-time admin associate. Unique opportunity to work in fast growing small law publishing company which operates one of the most important immigration law websites in the world. ILW.COM team-members enjoy informal small-company environment with casual dress code policy. Competitive salary. Provide excellent professional customer service (phone, email and mail) to our customers who are immigration attorneys, performing basic web design and internet communications (will train), and handling general office work. Hours are 9-6pm (includes 1 hour lunch). Must have: solid communication skills, both speaking and writing, basic internet and computer skills (MS Word and Internet Explorer), detail-oriented and able to work independently. Right candidate can multi-task and thrives in challenging, intense deadline-oriented environment. Experience preferred. Send resume to No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Natick, MA - The MathWorks, the leading developer and supplier of software for technical computing and model-based design, seeks immigration specialist to oversee immigration programs. Primary responsibilities include: working closely with petitioners, management and outside counsel, manage all immigration applications and visas within Company policies/practices and INS regulations. Advise management on immigration/visa issues. Work with outside law firms to manage preparation and timely filing of all immigration cases. Develop training programs for foreign nationals, managers and HR staff. Maintain and develop internal systems and Company policies and practices. Set strategy and solutions for complex business immigration related issues. Participate in variety of recruiting related programs (relocation, college recruiting, and temps/contractors). Successful candidate will have: proficiency in Microsoft Windows products, 3 years of relevant work experience, strong knowledge of immigration law and overall immigration practices, experience managing immigration practices including H-1Bs, F-1s, green cards, etc. Send resume to Doug Cohen:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Los Angeles, CA - immigration law firm seeks an immigration legal assistant/paralegal. Individual will assist in preparation of visa packages, non-immigrant and immigrant petition applications and general office administration. Candidate should have Bachelor's degree and (2) two years experience in business immigration and PERM. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication, and case management skills. Submit resume to: or fax to 213-830-9930. Website:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lincoln area, NE - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Service Center Counsel at the Nebraska Service Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice to Nebraska Service Center personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one year of post J.D. experience. Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, + writing sample. Send to: Reid Tilson at All submissions must be received by close of business Friday, November 77, 2006. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: CIS-COU-2006-0015 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
West Los Angeles-15 person leading immigration law firm seeks legal assistant/paralegal. Candidate should have 1+ years of immigration experience. Will be trained to prepare primarily L & E visas. Must have excellent writing, typing, case management and communication skills. BA Degree preferred. Also, must be detailed oriented, organized, conscientious and care about clients. If you are interested in working in a very congenial atmosphere and meet the stated requirements, please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to Mark Ivener at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Maggio & Kattar, a nationally recognized Washington, D.C. immigration law firm, seeks exceptional Business Immigration Paralegal with minimum two years business immigration experience. Must have excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. Excellent work environment, salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, statement of interest and salary requirements to or fax (202) 483-6801. No calls please.

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New Attorney
Elliot Pishko Morgan, PA of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is pleased to announce the addition of Helen Parsonage to the firm. A native of London, England, Ms. Parsonage graduated summa cum laude from the Evening Program of North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she was a member of the board of editors of the Law Journal. In addition to Immigration Law, Ms Parsonage will practice in the areas of Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, and Criminal Defense.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X

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