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Immigration Daily February 20, 2007
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The I-9 Guru

Cynthia Lange, the I-9 guru, will lead the discussion in "ICE, I-9s, States' Employer Sanctions - What Every Immigration Lawyer Needs To Know" a 3-part telephonic seminar on recent enforcement trends in employment-based immigration. The speakers include Michael Aitken (of the Society for Human Resouces Management), Bruce Morrison (the country's premier immigration lobbyist), Gerri Ratliff (Chief of USCIS verification unit), Lynn Shotwell (from the American Council on International Personnel) - other speakers will be announced.

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 20th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:

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


Deadline Is Tues, Feb. 20th For ICE, I-9s, States' Employer Sanctions - What Every Immigration Lawyer Needs To Know

FIRST Phone Session on Feb 22: States pass independent versions of Employer Sanctions - What every immigration lawyer needs to know

  • Which states have passed Employer Sanctions legislation?
  • What requirements are states imposing on employers?
  • How can an employer comply with Colorado HR 1017 and 1034?
  • Is there subcontractor liability?
  • Are employees outside the state subject to the rules?
  • What role does Federal preemption play?
  • What is the Basic Pilot and how does an employer participate?
  • Does Basic Pilot subject employers to any potential increased liability?

SECOND Phone Session on Mar 8: What's new with I-9 verification: Advising clients in a tumultuous times

  • Best practices in completing and maintaining the I-9 form
  • What voluntary government programs can employers use and what are their pros and cons: Basic Pilot, IMAGE program,SSNVS?
  • How should a company deal with a SS mismatch letters in light of the proposed regulation?
  • How are employers using electronic signature and storage?
  • What Employer Sanctions legislation is on the horizon?

THIRD Phone Session on Apr 5: How to prepare for ICE raids and possible criminal prosecution

  • What rights do employers and employees have?
  • When is the right time to involve employment and criminal counsel?
  • Cooperating with government - how far to go?
  • How to handle workers you think are unauthorized
  • What are the company's potential penalties?
  • Lesson learned from the Swift & Company raid

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 20th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


BIA Decides CSPA Applies Retroactively
Charles Wheeler writes "Four and a half years after the Child Status Protection Act was enacted, the Board of Immigration Appeals has answered the open question regarding the law's retroactive application."


DOJ Announces Visa Fraud Conviction Of Immigration Attorney
The Department of Justice announced the conviction of a Houston immigration attorney of conspiracy and fraud arising from a scheme in which false and fraudulent documents were filed with visa applications to permit foreign nationals to enter and remain in the US.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney with 2 years+ of solid immigration experience in all phases of immigration practice emphasizing business needs such as H's, L's and labor certifications. Excellent compensation package and competitive benefits offered. Opportunity for partnership within two years of serving as an associate. Candidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a go-getter with the ability to bring in business. Ideal candidate is an individual imbued with professionalism and tempered with compassion. Interested candidates, send resume to Samuel Levine:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Natick, MA - The MathWorks is the leading developer and supplier of software for technical computing and Model-Based Design. Employing more than 1,400 people, The MathWorks was founded in 1984. The company has been profitable every year since its inception and is privately held. We are currently recruiting for an Immigration Specialist. The Immigration Specialisht will oversee our immigration programs and will have the oppportunity to participate in recruiting related programs. Successful candidate will have: proficiency in Microsoft Windows products, 3 yrs. of relevant work experience in immigration or human resources, strong knowledge of immigration law and overall immigration practices, experience managing immigration practices including H-1Bs, F-1s, green cards, etc. For job details (#4736-DC), see here. Interested applicants, send your resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lead business immigration paralegal wanted for Stamford, CT law firm. Salary commensurate with abilities. Full benefits offered, collegial environment. Must be fully versed in PERM and employment-based visa petitions. Send resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman:

EB-5 Investor Program
An investor green card with no quota backlog for your clients. A generous finders fee from American Life Inc. for you, if allowed in your state. One of the best-kept immigration secrets... a real estate limited partnership investment of $525,000 in the American Life EB-5 Investor Green Card program in the Seattle Regional Center gives your accredited investor clients speed and freedom. Speedy conditional green card approval, typically in about 1 year. Freedom to live anywhere in the U.S. without being tied to a job or business. No need for day-to-day management of an active business. Limited Partners have a policy making role. American Life Inc. manages over 25 properties - over 1,350,000 sq. ft. The oldest active Regional Center, projects range from $3 million to more than $20 million. Want to know more about the immigration benefits of American Life's EB-5 program? Call Mark Ivener at 1-866-767-1800 to answer your EB-5 immigration questions. With more than 30 years immigration law experience and five immigration law books to his credit, Mark Ivener is American Life's Immigration Consultant. For more information visit American Life's website,

Case Management Technology
At ImmigrationTracker our clients say it best: "Our criteria for choosing a solution were simple: I wanted an integrated system that was powerful but easy to use. The fact that many of my most respected colleagues use Tracker made the decision a no-brainer" Steve Clark, Managing Attorney, Flynn & Clark. While other vendors talk about bells and whistles, we talk about our track record: 13 Past AILA Presidents, 18 of the 25 largest immigration firms and thousands of immigration professionals who rely on ImmigrationTracker. While others talk about building and customizable systems, we partner with AILA's best attorneys and build it for you -- so you don't have to. If you have been promised the moon but have been left with cheese, give us a call and find out why more firms trust Tracker than anyone else. Call us for a free guided demo at 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email or visit us at


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: 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 Address - San Antonio, TX
The Law Office of San Juana Barraza Putnicki is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2007, the office has relocated to 5121 Crestway Drive, Suite 109, San Antonio, Texas. (P)210-650-4700, (F) 210-650-4705, (E) San Juana is Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and continues to be dedicated to the exclusive practice of Immigration & Mationality Law encompassing a broad spectrum of immigration matters: removal hearings, naturalization applications, family based immigration, and employment based immigration.

Immigration Event - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments, March 1-2, 2007, Ft. Lauderdale. This conference focuses on strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team and provides a better understanding of the immigration processes related to internationally recruited nurses. Co-sponsored by the American Nurses Association and the International Centre on Nurse Migration. For details, see here. For the registration form, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
What kind of "immigrant benefits" does Immigration Daily propose, what would they cost, and how would ID propose to pay for them? (02/16/07 ID comment).

Mike Wolf

Dear Editor:
It is hardly surprising Immigration Daily would push for benefits for millions of illegal alien "immigrants" when millions of legal indigenous people otherwise known as American citizens cannot afford to pay for health care (see 02/16/07 ID comment). Senior citizens cannot afford their medicine - they need to choose between food or medicine but yet Immigration Daily is worrying about "immigrants" when it is clear ID actually means illegal aliens. They are not here by the invitation of Americans and we want them to go home and let their own damn country take care of them. It is not our problem that their lives suck in Mexico. Quote: "Nero fiddled while Rome burned, we urge the Democratic majority not to follow in his footsteps while immigrants' lives continue to go up in hot air." I have news for Immigration Daily. Rome is burning but it's not because we are not taking care of illegal aliens. It is because they are here at all that Rome is burning. Millions upon millions of illegal aliens roaming our streets with a crime rate of 2.5 times that of a legal citizen. Your organization is treasonous against the US to want to give benefits to illegal aliens. They should get only one thing ...a bus ticket to Mexico City.

Deport illegals

Dear Editor:
Yes, I do feel that the immigration issue and the future of millions of immigrant have fallen to deaf ears. It seems to be all about politics now (02/16/07 ID comment). The Democrats are desperately trying to win the election in 2008 so I am assuming that they are refusing to let these poor immigrants dragged their rankings down. In fact, the President has mentioned the immigration talks once or twice in his speeches more than the democratic majority in all of Congress. It just shows that we need an authoritative stronghold in Congress and both parties (Dems and GOP) and the president have not shown it. Can someone please fix America?

Soalna A.

Dear Editor:
So much communication is devoted to nurses coming to America, illigals climbing over fences to enjoy the good life in America (see 02/16/07 ID comment). There's talk of George Bush and a guest worker program. The American public versus a this fortune 500 puppet, whose main concerns are to enhance his families ties with Saudi Arabia. So, let me get this straight. ID suggests saturating the country like everything's going to be okay. I'm standing up for the white Caucasian because it's right. Under a republic, minorities have rights, but this downgrading of especially the white male Caucasian has become absurd. When you steal our car we call the police, when you steal our country, there will be a response. NAFTA, outsourcing, in sourcing must come to a complete standstill when the lower middle class begins to rise up.

David Utterback

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

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