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Immigration Daily March 21, 2007
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Blogs On ILW.COM

We are pleased to announce two new blogs on ILW.COM. Distinguished practitioners Greg Siskind and Joel Stewart respectively will blog their thoughts and comments matters of current interest to the immigration bar. The blog format offers you the opportunity to exchange ideas with two leading attorneys in immigration law. To visit, Joel Stewart's blog, see here. To visit, Greg Siskind's blog, see here.

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


Focus

Save $100 Deadline Is March 22nd For Nuts And Bolts Of The Immigration Process With Robert Divine

Save $100 deadline is Thursday, Mar 22nd! This all-day, (8:30 am to 5 pm), comprehensive workshop will be conducted in New York City on Thursday, March 29, 2007. Considerable time will be devoted to back and forth and the seating is limited to the first 50 registrants to give participants ample opportunity to have their critical questions answered. The price of the workshop includes a sit-down lunch, continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Also, included as material is the Immigration Practice 2006-2007 ($225 Value). The workshop outline is as follows:

9:00am-10:30am: Session 1:Don't Get Lost in the USCIS Mix

  • Where and how to file with USCIS, including premium
  • When receipts are delayed or never come, or cases are lost
  • New change of address mechanics and considerations
  • When circumstances change after filing or approval
  • Correcting erroneous documents
10:45am-12:15pm: Session 2: When the USCIS game gets local: Adjustment and Natz
  • RFEs, EADs, ASCs, and background checks
  • Dealing with past sins about documents, misrepresentation, or arrests
  • Approval, stamps and cards
  • Rescission, reopening, revocation and denaturalization
12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch Program: Includes Lunch and Presentation

1:45pm-3:15pm: Session 3: When the USCIS game gets local: Adjustment and Natz

  • RFEs, EADs, ASCs, and background checks
  • Dealing with past sins about documents, misrepresentation, or arrests
  • Approval, stamps and cards
  • Rescission, reopening, revocation and denaturalization
Session 4: Some head scratching interpretations
  • INA 245(c), (i) and (k)
  • H-1B cap counting and exemptions
  • Factor-based petitions (extraordinary ability, exceptional ability, national interest, etc.)
  • Unlawful presence, maintenance of status, etc.
  • Temporary position
To register and for more info on the speakers, location, materials and testimonials, visit: Online http://www.ilw.com/workshops/march2007process.shtm.
Fax form http://www.ilw.com/workshops/march2007process.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today!


Article

Real-ID: Costs And Benefits
Bruce Schneier writes "Some thought we would all be safer -- ­from terrorism, from crime, even from inconvenience -- ­if we had a better ID card."

To submit an article for consideration in Immigration Daily, contact: editor@ilw.com.


News

CRS On Mexico-US Issues
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated version of its report examining Congressional issues on the bilateral relationship between Mexico-US.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Grand Central Area, NYC - Hodgson Russ LLP, a 225-plus lawyer firm with offices in Buffalo, New York City, Albany, Boca Raton and Toronto seeks an associate attorney for our Immigration Group in NYC. Our group represents multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, scientists and specialized workers. We seek an attorney with experience counseling U.S. and foreign employers. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of business immigration experience. www.hodgsonruss.com. Please send cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mariely Downey, Attorney Employment Manager: mdowney@hodgsonruss.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Memphis, TN - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital seeks an Immigration Specialist in HR (job #16205). The Immigration Specialist in HR operates under the supervision of the Director of Employment and Immigration Services to provide immigration support, advice and information to all areas of Jude. Provides assistance to customers during and after regular business hours and/or on weekends, as needed. Completes and processes all required immigration forms, work visa applications, and related documents as directed to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations regarding employment and/or training of international workers, students and visitors. Coordinates and assists with engagement and utilization of external legal counsel for preparation and execution of work visas, permanent residency applications and other related immigration matters. Ensures record-keeping, tracking and public access of information is in compliance with federal and institutional requirements. Successful candidate will have: associate's degree in paralegal studies or paralegal certification, (3) years of employment-based immigration experience (e.g. J1, H1B visas, PERM applications), employment-based immigration experience within legal and/or academic setting preferred, experience with an electronic immigration tracking system preferred. Excellent salary + benefits package. Qualified applicants may apply online at www.stjude.org/jobs.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., a full-service business law firm has an opening for full-time Immigration Paralegal to join our Firm's Immigration Practice Group. The qualified applicant will be detail oriented and have 2 + years of experience in Immigration Law with strong technical skills. Experience with H1B and PERM required. Experience with religious workers, healthcare workers, and multinational transferees a plus. On-line case management experience preferred and strong computer skills required. BA/BS degree and a paralegal degree or certificate from an ABA/AafPE accredited program is preferred. We offer a business casual work environment with a competitive benefit and compensation package with medical, dental, life, disability coverage, 401k, parking stipend and much more. Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is an internationally recognized, Missouri-based law firm located in St. Louis. E-mail or send your cover letter and resume to hr@greensfelder.com. Attn: S. Allen, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., 10 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Murthy Law Firm, located in Owings Mills, a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland, welcomes resumes from attorneys with 7-10 years' experience in business immigration law. With a staff of over 50, we are able to tailor the position to your interests and strengths, so that you augment our team of 12 attorneys, who manage departments and other legal areas. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. Applicants must have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the various immigration procedures and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills required. We utilize our website and our proprietary case-management system to provide the highest quality of service to our clients. As a boutique practice, we're able to maintain the personal connection to our clients that they have come to expect and on which our reputation is built. Salary + benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EOE. Resume and cover letter should be emailed to: hr@murthy.com, with Attorney Position in the subject line. Your communication will be treated in confidence.

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, http://www.amlife.us.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why we have a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. INSZoom's case management system is customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company and now employs 70 engineers and 11 sales and support staff. INSZoom is the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email mailto:info@inszoom.com.


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 - Washington, DC
The Migration Policy Institute is hosting The New Age of Mobility: Managing Migration Locally, Nationally, and Internationally. March 21, 2007. 10:30 am - 5:15 pm, followed by a reception. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC. Top experts and senior officials from the US and abroad will discuss migration trends and issues shaping societies. Please visit MPI’s website for a full agenda and information on the event. At a reception following the event, awards will be given to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Susan V. Berresford, and Rita Süssmuth. Admission is free, but a RSVP is required. Please email events@migrationpolicy.org.

Immigration Event - El Paso, TX
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) & Catholic Charities of Dallas, Immigration and Legal Services present "Bars and Waivers: How to Prepare Waivers to Overcome Grounds of Inadmissibility". March 26-27, 2007. This training will review common grounds of inadmissibility, including health, crimes, fraud, smuggling, and prior immigration violations, and provide guidance on preparing and documenting waiver applications. The deadline to sign-up is February 19, 2007. Registration is limited. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. 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:
Illegal immigrants don't pay the "fees" to USCIS, they're legal immigrants who pay for USCIS sloppy service and USCIS keeps raising these ridiculous fees without any guarantee of improved service such as satisfaction guaranteed or money back promise. Mr. Utterback's letter's remarks (03/20/07 ID) are foolish, bigoted and disgraceful. USCIS must streamline all procedures, end red tapes and redundancies. USCIS must give exact time and guarantee of how long the petitions will be considered and answered and also what kind of compensation for its customers when it's not happening. Family based petitions must be based on skills, age, language ability and adaptability and how the US citizen/legal resident sponsors are willing to provide welfare guarantee from their own pockets if their relatives can't work and support themselves here. I don't think ones that have poor credit scores, living in debt and welfare assistant should be able to sponsor their parents or siblings to come here to live on welfare as well. This is not right and this is foolish. Family reunification doesn't mean ones can sponsor their relatives while they and their relatives can collect welfare money together here. If they can't afford it, unfortunately they can't hope bringing them here, period.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Rsponding to Guillermo Kuhl's letter (03/20/07 ID), undocumented workers is a myth, and there is a couple of myths about them. Illegal aliens is a fact, and there many facts about them. What is it about this does his letter not understand? Legal citizens listen and applaud those radio stations. I wish letters to Editor in Immigration Daily were easier to find and click.

Peter Griswold
Los Angeles, CA

Editor's note: The letters to the Editor were moved to bottom of Immigration Daily based on feedback from Immigration Daily readers. You can go directly to our letters section with one-click on our homepage.


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


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