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Immigration Daily April 18, 2007
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Comment

Unauthorized Law Practice

According to a Law.com news story, "An unsuccessful lawsuit has thrown a light on the apparent failure of state and federal authorities to prevent [a Brazilian lawyer], who is based in Newark, N.J., from openly practicing [immigration] law in New Jersey." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Beat The Cap And Fix The Law: All About the H

ILW.COM is pleased to announce our latest telephone seminar: "Beat The Cap And Fix The Law: All About the H". The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 26: Beating the cap

  • H alternatives: E, L, P, O, B, J, etc
  • Exempt employers: the Texas case, etc (Concurrent Hs: part time, etc)
  • The Canadian alternative
  • Up-to-the-minute Legislative update: Skil, other H visa bills like Durbin/Grassley, etc
  • Up-to-the-minute USCIS update: lottery problems, duplicate filings, premium processing, etc
SECOND Phone Session on May 17: Complex issues with the H
  • Problematic occupations: Market Analyst, etc
  • Credential evaluations: NSC on degree equivalency, etc
  • Special considerations for H1B dependents
  • Speculative Employment
  • Itinerary for consultants
  • Up-to-the-minute Legislative update: Items to be announced before the seminar
  • Up-to-the-minute USCIS update: Items to be announced before the seminar
THIRD Phone Session on June 7: Strategic issues with the H
  • LCA enforcement issues
  • Work experience equivalency between I129 and I140
  • Prevailing wages relations between LC and LCA
  • Up-to-the-minute Legislative update: Items to be announced before the seminar
  • Up-to-the-minute USCIS update: Items to be announced before the seminar
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 24th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2007.shtm.(Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2007.pdf.


Article

The H-1B Lottery - What Do We Do Now?
David D. Murray, Esq. writes "... the question is, are there any H-1B trained adjudicators left at the California Service Center two years after they shifted the adjudication of all H-1B's to the Vermont Service Center... and if so, what other details did they have to pull them off to fill the gap?"


News

USCIS Final Rule On Removal Of Standardized Request For Evidence Processing Timeframe
USCIS published a final rule amending DHS regulations to provide flexibility to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in setting the time allowed to applicants and petitioners to respond to a Request for Evidence or to a Notice of Intent to Deny.

USCIS Final Rule On O, P Petitions
USCIS published a final rule, effective May 16, 2007, amending DHS regulations to permit petitioners to file O and P nonimmigrant petitions up to one year prior to the petitioner's need for the alien's services.

USCIS Announces H-1B Lottery Results
USCIS announced on April 12 that it conducted the computer-generated random selection process to determine which H-1B petitions, subject to the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for FY 2008, would continue to final processing.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, CA - Immigration law firm seeks UK qualified solicitor for Toronto-based global practice focused exclusively on corporate clients. Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to advise on, prepare and file UK corporate immigration matters (work permits, HSMP, sole representative) as well as an interest in working with foreign legal counsel to manage files in other jurisdictions. Please submit your resume via email to Lonnie Wellman: lwellman@gt-hrlaw.com or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Sydney, Australia - Unique opportunity to join Fragomen US Consular Practice based in one of the world's most beautiful cities. Prepare nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, arrange consular appointments, and manage inquiries and referrals. Position involves extensive client contact and use of case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases. Ideal candidate has expertise in business immigration, experience managing high volume caseload, and ability to be part of team, supervise others, and work independently. College degree, MS Word, Excel, and Windows 2000 required. If eligible, Australian work visa available but sorry, no relocation package. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lauren Levin: Llevin@fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Union City, NJ - Busy law firm practicing family law, immigration law, and municipal law, seeks recently admitted law graduates. Fluency (speaking + writing) in English and Spanish is a must. Candidates must excel in writing and verbal skills. Must be a people person. Salary depending on experience. Competitive benefits package offered. Please send resume to Micaela M. Alvarez, Esq. by fax: (201) 867-4100 or email: malvarez@micaelalaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique business immigration law firm seeks two attorneys. One attorney will handle complex PERM applications, and one attorney will specialize in EB-1 and O-1 petitions. Each attorney will have responsibilities in other areas as well, but will be primarily responsible for their specialty. The attorneys must be self-starters with excellent managerial, writing and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates will have graduated in the top 1/3 of their class and have 2-5 years experience in their respective area. Salary DOE. Please fax resume and cover letter to: M. Cohen at (212) 818-0625 or email: mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
7 person midtown NYC immigration law firm with offices in NY, LA, and Tokyo, seeks senior immigration paralegal. Minimum 3-5 yrs. experience preparing NIV and IV business visas (H1B, L1, E1, E2, O1, RIR/PERM, etc), experience in consular processing issues, generating and completing forms, assist in preparing petition letters, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. We are a unique firm in that we have a large Japanese clientele and we seek an individual with the ability to speak Japanese or at a minimum, specific interest in Japanese culture. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn from a close knit, professional group who takes great pride in their work, service, and in legal training, that offers full benefit and competitive compensation, e-mail resume + cover letter in word or acrobat format to David Sindell, Esq at sindell@sindelllaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney with 2 years+ of solid immigration experience in all phases of immigration practice emphasizing business needs such as H's, L's and labor certifications. Excellent compensation package and competitive benefits offered. Opportunity for partnership within two years of serving as an associate. Candidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a go-getter with the ability to bring in business. Ideal candidate is an individual imbued with professionalism and tempered with compassion. Interested candidates, send resume to Samuel Levine: levine@visa-usa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Lyndhurst, NJ - Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four professional accounting firms, seeks senior visa and immigration coordinator. Responsible for coordinating work permits/visas for Ernst & Young's expatriate population. Responsible for counseling international business travelers on what types of work is allowable under a business traveler visa and when a work permit/visa is required. Must keep up to date on emerging legislation. Education: bachelor's degree in related discipline or 4-6 years of business immigration work experience. Excellent compensation package offered. For job details, including how to apply online, please enter the search term "immigration" or "00BXN" in our US jobs search engine.

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 and 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
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.

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comingsNgoings

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New Offices - New Windsor, MD
Bruce A. Hake has moved his law office to: Bruce A. Hake, P.C., P.O. Box 540, New Windsor, MD 21776. Phone: 410-635-3337. Fax: 410-635-3133. Email remains as bruce@hake.com. New Windsor is in rural Carroll County, northwest of Baltimore.


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 Yff's letter (4/13/07 ID), the latest right-wing plan would sell immigrants leave passes to visit their relatives abroad, along with partial immunity from the occasional round of capricious deportations, for post-tax protection money ... Those who can't cough up would face intensified oppression ... more or less elective state of indentured servitude abroad .... It's clear that the CIR consensus building process has been hijacked ... shameless supremacist slimeballs that co-opted last year's S. 2611 into H.R. 4437 ... It's time to stop playing games with morality and decency ... any racist ready to go up in arms about amnesty has already done so over the last year and a half ... Americans in the great decent middle will know CIR was the right thing to do ... emerging from the shadows of oppression with full rights. Those, that is, who'll even notice the difference.

Peter Griswold

Dear Editor:
Further to Sid Lachter's letter (04/17/07 ID), I am constantly amazed and impressed at the beautiful English spoken by so many immigrants, including but not limited to those from countries with a strong Anglophone tradition, such as India, the Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria and elsewhere. Even many immigrants from places with no such history, such as China and Japan, speak English at a level that would put many Americans to shame, including those who rant about "English only" even as they butcher my language.

W. Shakespeare

Dear Editor:
I agree with Robert B's letter (04/12/07 ID), the oath of office of the president of the United States is to uphold the U.S. constitution and enforce the laws passed by Congress. Of the presidents secretarys is the INS, whose duty is to control immigration. For a U.S. president to encourage and support illigal immigration, is a violation of his oath of office. U.S. citizenship is not a pont of discussion, pointing out to U.S. citizens that we must compete, comprimise our sovergnity of our country. Its is not the duty of the president of the United States to not uphold the laws of the land. The acts of the deliberate breaking of the oath of office will not be forgotten. After the election in 2008, the actions of a U.S. president violating oath of office will become paramount. Never before in immigration issue , did a U.S. president violate oath of office. In time, if a serious violation of oath of office is not handled thru the courts, then there exists a more serious flaw with our goernment and that violation will alter the mechinisms of constitutional operation in a most negative result. Such actions do not insure the union will remain united. If the federal system does not work, then states may entertain quite legitimataly to dissolve the union. Individual states then may even limit the power of the federal system to the roles the federal system initially handled during its creation.

David Utterback


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