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Immigration Daily November 15, 2006
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Comment

Passport As ID

According to a Rocky Mountain News story, "Federal officials say they're baffled by Colorado's new edict that a U.S. passport alone is insufficient proof of identity to get a Colorado driver's license." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Deadline Is Nov. 15th For 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: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2006.pdf.


Article

Secure Fence Act Of 2006: One More Infringement On Freedom
David D. Murray, Esq. writes "I am scared by the text of the Secure Fence Act of 2006, recently signed into law by president George W. Bush."


News

CRS On Immigration In 109th Congress
The Congressional Research Service released an updated report dated November 7, 2006 on immigration legislation and issues in the 109th Congress.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Naples, FL - Blanco & Pelier, P.A. is an established, intimate law firm seeking a full-time legal secretary with one to two years immigration experience in the areas of family, asylum, natz, removal, appeal, immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Experience in business visas is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate is bi-lingual in Spanish and English, articulate, an independent worker with excellent attention to details, possesses good writing skills and presents a professional image. A college degree or equivalent education is preferable but not mandatory. We are more interested in a candidate's abilities, reliability, work ethic and integrity. If you think this description fits you and would like to work in a relaxed but professional environment, e-mail a detailed and verifiable resume to: paullawson23@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Busy immigration law firm seeks Immigration Specialist. This position involves no client contact. We want you to prepare the case for us. You will communicate with our existing staff members who will provide intakes/info/docs and you will prepare both non-immigrant and immigrant cases. We want you to write and prepare the supporting Memo of Law or Brief as well as necessary forms, scan them back to us (final work product reviewed by firm attorneys in accordance with legal ethical standards). You will be paid on a contract basis. 3-5 years relevant experience required in immigration law as paralegal or attorney in this area of law. Projects will include, E2's, L1's/L2's, H1B's, (and RFE's as necessary), MTR's for asylum cases, EB-5's and the occasional O Visa. We want great writers/researchers. Interested candidates can be located anywhere since work is performed remotely. Send cover letter, resume + sample of your most recent cases to immigrationjob@yahoo.com (Word/Adobe formats only).

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 jobs@acip.com.

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 cojohnson@deloitte.com. 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 rmccafferty@fragomen.com 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: trinhphang@aol.com 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 editor@ilw.com. 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: Doug.Cohen@mathworks.com.

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: ARoxas@LindaLau.net or fax to 213-830-9930. Website: www.LindaLau.net.

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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.

Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
"What You Should Know About Workplace Enforcement and Immigration" will feature nationally prominent speakers and focus on U.S. employers and their role in immigration compliance. November 20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Northwestern University School of Law, Thorne Auditorium, Arthur Rubloff Building, 375 E. Chicago, IL. For more information and registration, see here. Cosponsors: The Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter and The Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Law Foundation. ILW.COM is pleased to be 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:
Thank you for including in "Comings and Goings" mention of the Legal Times' recognition of my practice (11/14/06 ID). As I said in my email in response to Immigration Daily's request for news and announcements, I was one of 10 immigration lawyers in Washington to be recognized by the LegalTimes. The others were Eleanor Pelta, Mike Maggio, Andrew Greenberg, Liz Stern, Jan Pederson, Denyse Sabagh, Jose Pertierra, Paul Virtue and Laura Reiff, and I am humbled to be in their company. Laura ultimately was named as the leading immigration lawyer in the area, for good reason.

Denise C. Hammond, Esq.
Washington, D.C.

Dear Editor:
Now that the Democrats have taken control of both the House and the Senate, and the President as well as the Democrats seem to want comprehensive immigration reform, it seems that its passage would be a sure thing. However, in the arena of politics, we should all have learned not to count our chickens before they hatch. Anti-immigrants continue to push forward with their opposition to CIR as many proponents of CIR state that it's a sure thing. While watching the pre-election coverage on CNN, when asked to predict the outcome, many Democrats refused to do so but said "I'd rather be us than them" referring to the Republicans. So it is with comprehensive immigration reform, is it guaranteed? Of course not. But at this stage of the game and as one who supports CIR, I'd rather be us than them.

BM

Dear Editor:
What kind of justice people can immigrate to the USA just because they have relatives here? Family based immigration creates never ending chained immigration explosion while overwhelming our welfare system. We must abolish family based immigration for good except for spouses and minor children of US citizens and legal residents. US citizens and residents may sponsor their parents to visit on long term social visit visa as long as they're willing to sign affidavit of support and financially able to cover their parents expenses especially medical coverage. US citizens' and residents' siblings must demonstrate their merits and skill to be eligible to immigrate here by going through investment or skill based immigration program. We need a market based guest worker program. Jobs for Americans first, then nobody apply will go to guest workers who will go back to their countries after certain time or adjust status to permanent residency if they qualify certain higher requirements or open their own businesses.

Robert Yang


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


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