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USCIS Announces Direct Filing Under Bi-Specialization Initiative
USCIS announced direct filing instructions for Forms I-129 and I-539 under the Bi-Specialization initiative.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Houston, TX (Galleria area) - Law office of Judith G. Cooper, P.C. seeks legal assistant with experience in all aspects of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant law. Candidate should have excellent computer, writing, case management and interpersonal skills. Send resume to Administrator by fax: (713)-622-8078 or e-mail CCooper@immigration-visas.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. Please email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to James.Butcher@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business Tuesday, March, 6, 2007. GS14-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: CIS-COU-2007-0002 at USAJobs.com.

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.

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New Associate - Cincinnati, OH
Hammond Law Group is pleased to announce that John T. Rotterman has been hired as an Associate Attorney of the firm. John graduated from the Case Western Reserve School of Law in May of 2006 and served as a law clerk for HLG in 2005. John earned his Bachelor's degree from Miami University in 2002. John will focus his practice on business and healthcare immigration matters. www.hammondlawfirm.com.


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Dear Editor:
Responding to Stein's Article (02/05/07 ID), FAIR must have had to look long and hard to find three examples of guest worker programs approved by the 109th Congress that purport to evidence a gross disregard for the US worker. (1) under the H-1C program, up to 500 nurses per year may obtain temporary work visas if potential employers meet the detailed requirements for these visas, which include extensive recruitment requirements. In fact, nurses are one of the few occupations that the DOL exempts from the labor market test recognizing that US workers are generally unavailable. (2) The "Conrad 30" program extension for J-1 foreign medical graduates was also cited as a threat to US workers. Virtually all of these state programs require a potential employer to demonstrate extensive recruitment and inability to attract US physicians. (3) FAIR also cites the expansion of the P-1 visa option for athletes as being detrimental to the cause of the U.S. worker. Given that these athletes would have otherwise been able to enter the US on another type of work visa it is doubtful there will be unemployed masses of minor or major league athletes. The greatest leap of logic in Mr. Stein's Article's argument was taking an example of NYC's population problem and extrapolating it to the entire US. Although cities like NY may have population problems, the cities of rural America do too. Their problems, however, are declining populations. These examples cited by FAIR clearly show the faulty logic and fear mongering employed by that organization to advance its agenda of eliminating all immigration to the US. While FAIR's rhetoric plays well with those in the closed borders crowd, I am hopeful that those in Congress see that immigration is essential to our country and enact reasonable laws to facilitate more immigration.

Tony Weigel, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Kim Bilyou's letter is a classic example of chutzpah (02/27/07 ID). Her previous letter ridiculed some anti-immigration populist for his letter's lack of grammar and education, despite the grammatical errors in her letter (02/27/07 ID). Roger Algase's (2/28/07 ID) letter jumped chivalrously to the letter writer's defense and declared those of us who immigrated legally to be tools of the mythical military-industrial complex (Does one really think GM, Ford McDonnell Douglas and Grumman still arguable rule the nation as they did in Ike's time?). Miss Bilyou's (02/27/07 ID) letter then accused those who do not share her letter's disdain for those who evince populism in their policies of both churlishness "But beware they may correct your spelling and grammar here in lew [sic] of something real to say as they have me here." and irrelevance. I favor dramatically increased levels of immigration, but we should be as generous to Nicaraguans, Vietnamese, Indians, Russians, Nigerians, et cetera as we are to Mexicans. Bi-cultural (as opposed to multi-cultural) nations don't do so well, and by making it more practical for hordes of semi-literate Oaxacan peasants to come illegally than for skilled artisans and the highly educated, we risk creating a resident helot class, condemned to labor in permanently subservient status. Given the class warfare rhetoric expressed in Ms. Bilyou and Mr. Algase's letters, that may suit them fine, but having watched and lived through the toxic politics of ethnic division in Quebec and in the former nation of Czechoslovakia, I am not so keen as they to embark on this brave new journey.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Why Mexican government should accept ridiculous outsourcing offer from USA to detain its own citizens for being in the USA illegally? Mexicans do nothing wrong according Mexican laws and interests, they're in fact "heroes" since they send the remittance home in Mexico. It doesn't make sense to me to detain able bodied persons who can feed themselves and costs taxpayers at least about USD 99 per day per person in the jail. Jails in fact are "hotels" with free meals, gym, security guards and health care. Petty offenders must pay their debts into the society by doing social works, fines or compensating their victims of all of them. Instead of putting illegal immigrants into the jail, why not fining them, asking them to pay back taxes and promise no welfare for them, we made them pay their debt back to society because they broke our law. This is not an amnesty. This is a common sense. Our debate will never end, as long as US dollar is still sweet and strong. Americans must stop living and dreaming in the illusion, that fence may keep their living standards and salary high without ever realizing they live in a planet where competition is fierce and exist, mighty US dollar will stay that way, until someday we must learn that foreigners loose faith in USD and we struggle to balance our trade and budget deficits to keep USD afloat.

Robert Yang


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