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Immigration Daily March 26, 2007
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National Medal Of Honor Day

March 25, 2007 is National Medal of Honor Day. The national holiday seeks to recognize the heroism and sacrifice of the nation's Medal of Honor recipients. Many people may not be aware that immigrants are disproportionately represented among the 3,425 identified Medal of Honor recipients (for the Medal of Honor Roll by state, see here). In fact, immigrants have long contributed to our nation's homeland security throughout history. The US continues to this day to justly reward immigrants (even those who have committed violations of immigration law) by granting those who have honorably served in the Armed Services naturalization.

"Fighting Crime: A Workshop for Immigration Lawyers", walk-in registrations are welcome.

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


Focus

Robert C. Divine And R. Blake Chisam 2006-2007 Edition

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam 2006-2007 Edition is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. This new up-to-date reference work is shipping now! For more info, see here.


Article

Current Immigration Highlights - March 2007
Alan Lee, Esq. discusses select timely immigration topics, including: Immigration Judge Chase, proposed USCIS fee hikes, FBI name checks, DREAM, and derivative asylees.

Jailing Kids Is Wrong
Daniel M. Kowalski, Esq. writes "We've been putting kids in immigration jail for decades. When will we stop? Now would be a good time."

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News

CRS On Immigration-Related Detention
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on the currrent legislative issues surrounding detention of aliens.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Iselin, NJ - Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, a prominent global immigration law firm. We have openings for entry-level assistant paralegals as well as paralegals with 2 + years of corporate employment immigration experience. The ideal candidate is an integral member of our team, working closely with attorneys and paralegals on all aspects of corporate employment immigration. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. College degree (BS or BA), MS Word and Windows 2000 required. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. Please submit resume and writing sample to: ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown NYC - Immigration law firm seeks experienced associate attorney to represent individuals before the US Immigration Courts, attend adjustment of status, Stokes, and naturalization interviews. Good research and writing skills needed as individual will gather supporting evidence; prepare affidavits, write briefs, memorandums of law, motions to reopen/remand/reconsider, and federal court briefs. Minimum 2-3 years of related experience desired. Prepare asylum applications, conduct research, interview clients, and witnesses in preparation for hearings. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Salary based on experience. Submit your resume + cover letter to: Brandstar22@aol.com. All submissions will remain confidential.

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 TCOHIRE@gtlaw.com. 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. 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.

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: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. 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 http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Book
New to North America: Writing by US Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren Edited by Abby Bogomolny. Burning Bush Publications, 376 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 0965066568, $19.77. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0965066568/.


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:
Responding to Mr. Utterback's letter (03/26/07 ID), Immigration Daily commented on USCIS raising fees on legal immigrants, we're not talking about illegal immigrants here. It's legal immigrants trying to be US citizens by legal ways by according our immigration laws. It's a legit concern also for US citizens trying to sponsor their relatives legally because USCIS keeps rising the fees, without any guarantee of decent and prompt service. One must understand, there's no guarantee that Americans don't have to face competition globally. Whether foreigners come here to work legally or not, or US Fortune 500 including Bill Gates can easily move their businesses to overseas to get smarter and willing workers who will do for much less for greater profit and competitiveness than hiring us. One may insist to be cry babies asking their politicians to impose immigration and trade restrictions. It's fine, USA is a sovereign nation that create its own laws and policies. We may put duties and import taxes on made in China, and Chinese can also stop buying our US Treasuries debt notes and sink the US dollar value and also tax everything made in USA coming into China. Trade wars create real wars. If we're happy to deport 15 millions people, will we be happy to see and pay steep increase in their groceries and restaurant bills as the logical consequences? If everything in Walmart must be made in the USA and by $30/hour Americans, I suggest nobody should complain to pay 3-10 times more as the result. Let free trade and market work, or we should suffer because we let special interests to get our tax dollars because they can't compete in the real businesses.

Robert Yang


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