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Immigration Daily February 23, 2007
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Various Items

Today's Immigration Daily issue features various items of interest, including an article on how the increased CIS fees will affect cash flow at law-firms (with three options for handling the problems), a CRS reports on visa issuances, many help wanted ads for attorney and paralegal positions throughout the country and 3 letters to the Editor. Please scroll down to find the item of interest to you.

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


Focus

PERM In 2007: Post-Filing Issues Including I-140 Issues

The curriculum for the Thursday, Mar 1st phone session is as follows:

  • I-140 issues (including EB2 with B+5)
  • Audit issues: the record so far
  • Motions to Reconsider: what works, what does not work
  • Alternatives to MTRs
  • Document retention
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2007.pdf.


Article

Proposed CIS Fees May Also Test Lawyers' Own Financial Abilities
David M. Morris writes "For solo practitioners and small firms, the new rates will test the common practice of advancing filing fees for their clients."


News

CRS Report On Visa Issuances
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated report on Visa Issuances: Policy, Issues, and Legislation


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, seeks experienced immigration attorney with significant employment-based immigration experience, including PERM labor certifications. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. We provide opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; have highly competitive salaries and benefits; informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. Position requires excellent academic credentials, 3+ years substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Ideal candidate must be client-service focused and thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. Only qualified candidates will be considered. E-mail cover letter + resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Chinese, Korean, Japanese and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Iselin, NJ - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks associates, with 3+ years of business immigration experience and an interest in Global and International Immigration and Case Management, to work in its International Operations. Candidates must have experience representing multinational corporations (US and foreign), specialized workers and individuals. Must be ambitious and capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. Outstanding academic credentials, superlative communication and writing skills are a prerequisite. Multilingual preferred. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, + writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

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: levine@visa-usa.com.

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 doug.cohen@mathworks.com.

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 immjobs@yahoo.com.

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: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Credential Evaluation
Career Consulting International, offers credential evaluation of your non-US degree. Fast service at low prices. Mention Immigration Daily to receive 3-day rush service at no extra cost (reg. price $70, rush service $70 = savings of $70). H1B and I-140 specialists. Evaluations of 4 year degrees (72hr. rush service) only $70.00. Also 3 year degrees combined with PGD, second degrees, or work experience. Pay online. Toll-free fax/phone numbers. Our clients say it better than we do: "I don't know what to say but you changed my life. In a place that others failed you came and with your evaluation... I just got approved to my I-140." "I'd like to thank you for your services in evaluating my educational documents. You helped me in a difficult situation and through extensive research you were able to get results that other, "bigger" agencies were unable to achieve". Click here to see more testimonials. Free consultation. Call today toll free: 1.800.771.4723


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.

New Shareholder - Arizona
Sandra Sheridan has been elected Shareholder of Littler Mendelson, P.C. Sandra practices in the firm's Corporate Global Migration Practice Group and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


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:
The tone of righteous indignation over illegal immigration in Mr. Prchal's letter (ID 02/22/07) reminds me a bit of of the indignation of the good citizens of Salem, Massachusetts over the presence of witches in their midst. I would suggest that people who are not shocked by the deplorable conditions in which people are held in our immigration prison camps, cut off from access to counsel or the outside world, or by the atmosphere of terror in immigrant communities caused by the shameful pandering to anti-immigrant prejudice behind increased workplace raids, or by the other abuses against both illegal and legal immigrants described in the New York Times editorial, might be better candidates for therapy than those who speak out against the inhuman treatment which many immigrants are subjected to by government officials who lack the courage to stand up against popular prejudice. Those from Eastern Europe should know as well as anyone else what this can lead to. Denying basic legal and human rights to members of unpopular groups of people, such as darker-skinned, Spanish-speaking illegal immigrants, is the surest way to create precedents for undermining the rights of all of us, including all letter-writers to Immigration Daily.

Roger Algase, Esq
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
It disgusts me, when many anti immigrationists here complained about welfare abuse by illegal immigrants yet nobody say anything about cost of war in Iraq and its rampant corruption and nobody say anything about corporate and special interests welfare and also abuses by lazy US citizens. When many complained about USA has no more space and can't afford the pollution caused by additional population but forget that it's rich Americans who pollute this planet, we use 25 % of world energy and yet we only 5 % of world population. And we're the biggest polluter in the world as well and yet stubbornly refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol. I don't think those poor "amigos" can afford living in McMansions, driving SUVs, playing golf or flying in private jets. I would like to remind letter-writers like Mr. Utterback et al., being white or whatever color of our skins but without best skills, talents and education is useless. If foreigners can't still our jobs whether they come here or US businesses move over there, robots, machines and computers can and will do. We got self check in machines in the hotels and airports, vending machines and many more coming in the near future. So better learn new skills and let's start with how to spell English words correctly first.

robert yang

Dear Editor:
This is regarding a letter by David Murray, Esq., of Newport Beach, CA (ID 02/12/07) commenting on an article I wrote entitled, "The Big Lie You've Been Told About Immigration Referrals" (ID 02/09/07). What surprises me is not that even with his 28 years of immigration experience, Mr. Murray's letter advocates only two methods to market for immigration cases. But what I found amazing is that his letter actually advocates there are only two "very effective" methods ... and sarcastically dismisses other proven ways. I have volumes of testimonials and documented success stories of how creative, astute and marketing-savvy attorneys have used a myriad of methods (mine and those of others) to ultimately outsmart, outearn and outmarket many of their competitors. It doesn't take a genius IQ, it just takes a willingness to learn. As far as laughing at a portion of my article - I assume Mr. Murray found it amusing. But the fact is, Mr. Murray still advocates only two marketing methods that work, while my clients and seminar attendees know of dozens. But make no mistake, they're laughing, too. All the way to the bank.

Nader Anise, Esq.


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


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