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Border Hires

According to a United Press International news story, "It costs nearly $200,000 to recruit, bring on and train each of the 6,000 new border patrol agents now being hired by US Customs and Border Patrol." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here.


Article

Disaster Planning After The Apocalypse
Edward Poll offers some basics to help you prepare for the worst case scenario.


News

CRS On Immigration-Related Detention
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on current legislative issues related to immigration related detention.


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 Paralegal
Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks an immigration paralegal for its Newark, NJ and New York offices. Must have a minimum three to five years experience preparing non-immigrant and immigrant business visas (H1B, L1, TN, E1, E2, O1, RIR/PERM, etc), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton: ahoughton@proskauer.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Steptoe & Johnson LLP, an international law firm, seeks an immigration paralegal. Successful candidate has demonstrated experience with business and family immigration practices. We prefer candidates with strong academic credentials, excellent personal qualities, relevant experience in business & family immigration and the ability to work independently and supervise others. We encourage any qualified candidate to apply directly by sending a cover letter & resume to: careers@steptoe.com or fax: 202-261-0627. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Reina & Associates is the largest immigration law firm in North Texas. The Firm currently consists of ten full time attorneys in addition to the two positions available. Job description: Perform initial consultations with clients; represent clients before immigration court and CIS; manage heavy case load; oversee paralegals and other administrative staff; complete legal research; draft legal briefs; and complete and review immigration forms. Emphasis in family base immigration and deportation defense. Requirements: JD degree from an ABA accredited law school or a LLM and must be admitted to practice law in the US. 1-2 years immigration law experience or training preferred. Candidates must be resourceful, intelligent, and able to multitask in a fast paced environment. Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package offered. Please email resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to Maria Maldonado: jobs@rlpconline.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, has immediate openings for experienced global visa associates in its San Francisco and Dallas offices. This position presents an exciting opportunity to join the global visa department of a rapidly growing firm. We are seeking someone to participate in the development and execution of our global visa team, as well as the expansion of our client base. We offer a one-stop, comprehensive solution with centralized tracking and global compliance assurance. We have the most up to date technology available, with on-line tracking and management of visa requirements, and cutting edge global immigration services. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to work well with all levels of personnel. A minimum of five years experience in corporate immigration, with a strong focus on the global visa market. Email resume + cover letter to careers@usabal.com or fax to 415.217.4426. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Steptoe & Johnson LLP seeks associate for its business immigration law practice. Ideal candidate has extensive and substantive experience in dealing with clients and supervising paralegals and has substantive knowledge about business immigration. We are an international law firm with 8 offices in 3 countries and more than 450 attorneys worldwide. We encourage any candidate with strong academic credentials, relevant experience in business immigration, and excellent personal qualities to apply directly by sending cover letter, resume, + law school transcript (a copy of your academic record is required) to: Rosemary Kelly Morgan, Director of Attorney Services and Recruiting, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1795, Fax: 202-828-3661, legal_recruiting@steptoe.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Manhattan - Bretz & Coven, LLP, is an AV-rated, full-service immigration firm with a national reputation. Renowned for providing high quality service, the firm has also distinguished itself through federal litigation that has led to significant changes in immigration law. We seek an associate eager to work in a fast-paced, cutting-edge environment that is committed to excellence in delivering legal services. We offer services in all areas of immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, family- and employment- based immigration, citizenship, asylum, deportation defense, and federal litigation. Qualified candidates should have minimum two years of experience in immigration law practice. Please send resume, salary requirements & writing sample to: jobs@bretzlaw.com.

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 - The Law Office of Barbara J. Brandes seeks experienced associate 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, memoranda of law, motions to reopen/remand/reconsider, and federal court briefs. Prepare asylum applications, conduct research, interview clients, and witnesses in preparation for hearings. Minimum 2-3 years of related experience desired. Great opportunity for self-starter to work on wide variety of immigration law cases with seasoned practitioner. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Competitive compensation package offered including health insurance and SEP. Salary based on experience. Submit your resume + cover letter to Barbara J. Brandes: Brandstar22@aol.com. All submissions remain confidential.

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

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 - Philadelphia, PA
Wed, April 18, 2007 - Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/MRS present "Victims Of Human Trafficking Immigration Law Training", a course for legal advocates providing services to victims of human trafficking. Location: Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 222 North 17th St., Philadelphia, PA. This is a free event. No advance registration required. 9:00-4:30pm, registration opens at 8:30am.


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:
Any one making less than 50K per year will back me on the fact that the Hispanic illegal immigrants are here to survive and support their families. Alot go astray and fall in the pitfalls of America as also many hard working sacrificing eventualy great members of our culture and country. These people have risked alot for this dream and they just whant a chance to prove that they are worth it to us. I know who they are; for living in a mixed Haitian and Hispanic community where the Haitians will always be Haitians and the Hispanic will fight their own contry to protect our way of living. Anyone making more than 50K/yr ... who is your gardener..how much does he get paid, not how much you pay. This is the issue (problem). I've been a host of this country for more than 20 yrs and I respect it But I am still a Canadian where we can decide real democracy.

Richard Squires

Dear Editor:
There are two ways of looking at the fact that the H-1B visas for the coming year were used up on the first day of application. One of them is from the perspective of KO's letter (04/05/07 ID), namely that of increased job opportunities for Americans. I wonder if a future KO letter might be able to provide any statistics or facts showing how many American workers would actually be able to get jobs which might have otherwise gone to H-1B workers, particularly jobs which require foreign language skills, knowledge of foreign markets and international business, or ability in science and engineering skills which all but the most biased observers seem to agree are not the strong point of America's educational system. The other way of looking at the shortage of H-1B visas is that it is just one more symptom of an epidemic which is sweeping through this country, caused by the virus of nationalism and xenophobia, and that skilled foreign workers steal jobs from an endless pool of qualified Americans, without any actual evidence that this is taking place, accompanied by implications that anyone who tries to get a visa for a qualified foreigner is an "open borders" advocate, are part of a fever which periodically afflicts this country, creating the delusion that we must slam the gates shut against people different from ourselves in order to preserve America's demographic health.

Semakweli

Dear Editor:
Family immigration except for minor children and spouses will create massive chained immigration. I understand that ones would love to sponsor their parents and siblings to immigrate here, but the problem is who will support them if they can't work or adapt themselves here? We're not going to let poor US citizens or residents who hardly able to support themselves to sponsor their parents and siblings to come and later collect welfare as well. We must encourage good, healthy, young, educated/skilled immigrants to contribute into our economy and well beings. Unless those US citizen/resident sponsors are willing to sign at least 5 years affidavit of support for their sponsored relatives and prove their excellent financial shape and credit record, they may not sponsor their relatives to come here. Skills and merits based immigration system makes more sense than never ending family chained immigration system. Yes, we must support family unity, but unfortanely we don't support family unity at others' expenses.

Robert Yang


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