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Immigration Daily March 23, 2007
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Here Comes The House

According to a Los Angeles Times news story, "Reps. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) [] unveiled broad legislation that would also create a new worker program, stiffen worker verification procedures and overhaul the visa system to reduce waiting times for legal immigrants." For the full story, see here.

The bill gives hope and acknowledges the American public's frustration with our broken immigration system and will increase pressure on the Senate to flesh out S.9, currently a placeholder. In order to solve the immigration crisis, there is widespread agreement that there must be both increased benefits and increased enforcement. The sticking point remains what to do with the 10 million undocumented. To date, discussion on the impasse has been behind closed doors. Perhaps the time has come to move the discussion to the Floor of the two chambers, and here's why. The recent flurry of subpoenas concerning US attorneys is a foreshadowing of the acrimony that will gradually envelope Washington D.C. and will bring legislative activity to gridlock. If immigration reform is to move, the earlier the start, and the harder the push, the greater the likelihood of this Congress going down in history as the immigration Congress. The ultimate Act that results is bound to be messy and trying to clean it up behind closed doors is a strategy whose time may have passed.

Reminder: Deadline Is 3/23 For "Solving Complex Immigration Challenges While Super-Charging Your Career and Your Law Firm".

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The PERM Workshop: Early Bird Deadline Is March 30th

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a $200 discount for The PERM Workshop, details as follows:

  • Save: $200 of the regular $999 price if you register by March 30th
  • Where and When: Houston, Texas: Friday, April 13th - 8:30am-5pm at The Double Tree, 400 Dallas Street, Houston TX
  • Who: The speakers will be Joel Stewart and others to be announced
  • What: The price of the workshop includes a sit-down lunch, continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Also included as materials are THE PERM BOOK, and the June 2006 and September 2006 editions of PQ:The PERM Quarterly. (The materials alone are a $600 value!)
  • Benefits: This workshop is designed for a small limited audience and is interactive, and involves a full-day immersion into PERM matters. This workshop has received great testimonials from previous attendees.

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Annual Planning Guide For Professionals
Mark Maraia offers a 60-minute planning guide for professionals.

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EOIR Announces New Chief IJ
The Executive Office for Immigration Review Director Kevin D. Rooney announced today that he has appointed David L. Neal as EOIR's Chief Immigration Judge.

DOS Says Consular Offices Abroad Are Accepting I-130s
The Department of State issued a media note indicating that, effective immediately, consular posts abroad will accept petitions for immediate relative immigrant classification from American citizens who are resident in their consular districts, including members of the armed forces, as well as true emergency cases, such as life and death or health and safety, and others determined to be in the national interest.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Tysons Corner, VA - Greenberg Traurig has openings for business immigration paralegals with the following levels of experience preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas: junior (6 mos.-1 yr), mid-level (1-4 yrs) and senior (5+ yrs). Associates degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent work experience required for junior positions. Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required for mid-level and senior positions. Ideal candidate must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. Must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. If you'd like to work in an environment that consists of heavy client contact, high volume, fast-paced with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law, then we want to hear from you. We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume + cover letter with salary requirements to EOE.

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. Please send cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mariely Downey, Attorney Employment Manager:

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

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 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:, with Attorney Position in the subject line. Your communication will be treated in confidence.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


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Immigration Event - NYC, NY
The Center for Professional Values & Practice invites you to a discussion with Professor Hiroshi Motomura: Are Immigrants Really "Americans in Waiting"?, with commentary by Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq. Monday, March 26, 2007, 7pm, Wellington Conference Room, New York Law School, 47 Worth Street, New York, NY. Advance registration appreciated. Register online at Co-sponsored by The Center for Professional Values and Practice and The Justice Action Center as part of Immigration Awareness Month.


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:
Robert Yang's letter's comments says illigals immigrants are legal immigrants (03/22/07 ID). Also, the blood of our forefathers are not foolish, bigoted and disgraceful. They fought for what they believed in, ideals, ethics, and their fellow citizens. Our family lost most of the young men, who fought for America, not illigals. American citizenship is not a commodity depending on your skills, of which illigals are basically unskilled. It's not a matter of affordability. Given time, one will find sponsors of big business will also dispel those who want higher wages. 45% of Americans want illigals deported and thats rightful law and order. Illigals should be given opportunity as overseas workers, who earn $250 a month, their families at home, the worker works on a 3 years contract thru an agency and never be an American citizen. Millions of legal applicants have been pushed aside for those breaking into our country. This issue wil not fade away. The 11.5 - 14 million illigals that have broken into our country will make the US a third world country. The very formula big business used to import illigals for short term profits, when put into mathematical formula, would be the same formula in making the US a third world country. Its a no win situation. The 300 million USC will not have their country invaded. Once big businesses formula is applied to all fortune 500 companies, which it is near, then the whole system backs up. Thats happening now. It will not work. Henry Ford, Rockefeller, the Mellon Family thought they owned the US in the 1930's. American citizens were a part of the government in the 1950's and then big business crushed labor until now its 12% of the work force. In the end big money does not own America.

David Utterback

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