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Immigration Daily November 10, 2006
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Immigration On The Agenda

A Newsweek story on immigration says "After Nov. 7, it will make enormous political sense for all sides to come together [on the immigration issue]." For the full story, see here.

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:


Law Firm PR And Speaking Engagements: How To Get Them
Paramjit Mahli writes "Like it or not, speaking engagements are a very important component of a public relations plan of any law firm intent on growth."


CRS Report On UN Convention Against Torture
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated report on the UN Convention Against Torture providing an overview of US implementation policy concerning the removal of aliens.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - The American Council on International Personnel seeks detail-oriented professional to assist with its Membership and J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs. Membership responsibilities include new member registration, database maintenance, invoicing and member communications. Exchange Visitor responsibilities include review of program applications, meticulous database entry, recordkeeping, and filing. Must be willing to provide admin support as necessary. Full-time position. Flexible work hours but must be available to respond to urgent matters outside of normal business hours. Limited travel may be required. Ideal candidate has: experience administering J-1 visa exchange program or knowledge of immigration law (strongly preferred); knowledge of SEVIS (strongly preferred); excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently; familiarity with FileMaker Pro a plus; US citizenship or permanent residency (requirement of EVP regulations). Send cover letter, resume + salary expectations to

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 17, 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.

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: 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, or email:


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Immigration Documentary - San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area KQED 9 and is pleased to premiere "Immigrant Voices - American Stories" on Friday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m., an original 30-minute documentary examining the growing political awareness and power of eight immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The film takes a look at how and why they decided to get involved in their communities, as well as the obstacles they faced in becoming civically and politically active.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
In the recent election, several anti-immigration luminaries were trounced. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) lost his seat running on a staunch "seal the border" theory. Similarly, one of the original "minutemen"- Randy Graf - lost badly to moderate Democrat Gabrielle Giffords. John Hostettler (R-IN), Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, considered a strictly enforcement-only supporter, lost with only 39% of the vote. Going forward, it seems that the requisite elements may exist for the passage of a truly useful immigration reform bill that will address not only border security issues, but that will also focus on the need for immediate increases in the number of visas, as well as a workable guest-worker program and a realistic path for the millions of people who are currently in the US with no lawful immigration status, and worse, no hope of any future lawful status. A recent Pew Center poll found voters preferred the Senate approach over the House position, 55% to 41%. The President has consistently spoken in favor of complete reform as opposed to his own party's enforcement-only approach. It seems clear that some form of immigration legislation will be brought back in both the Senate and the House - and it will be up to the Democrats and Republican moderates to jointly fashion a bill that addresses these issues. The election results will impact the 2008 Presidential race. Christopher Dorval, co-chair of, said yesterday about the Republicans, "The party not only didn't win, but it has once again failed to expand its base. The Democrats have an opportunity to seize the moment, enact comprehensive immigration legislation that is supported by the mainstream voters of both parties, and reap a windfall with Latino voters going into 2008." In other words, the Republican's mid-term election calculation could in fact be more costly than they could ever have imagined. Or, "It's not about amnesty, stupid."

David J. Hart, Esq.
Miami, FL

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

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