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Immigration Daily May 1, 2007
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Rule 14 On May 14

The Chicago Tribune reports, "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised a Senate debate on immigration in the last two weeks of May. But if no agreement is reached soon, Reid may invoke "Rule 14" on the immigration legislation -- bypassing the traditional Judiciary Committee approval process and bringing the matter straight to the floor -- if it appears there is enough accord on the bill to do so."

Discussions on immigration reform in the last two weeks of May will undoubtedly focus on interior enforcement and at greater levels than ever witnessed in our country. An Orange County Register news story illustrates how Basic Pilot's id program was unable to verify Rep. Lofgren's own new immigration counsel - a naturalized Korean-American. If Basic Pilot doesn't work for Congress, how does Congress expect it to work nationwide? A recent Washington Post commentary cautions against Congress's falling for the nonsense spouted by bigots. We urge the Senate to deliver the immigration benefits that our country desperately needs.

The PERM Workshop, Los Angeles: $100 Deadline Is April 30th.

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Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order,


Visa Number Movement Expected For India And China
Sheela Murthy and Aron A. Finkelstein write "...[W]e expect some movement for India and China as early as the June or July 2007 Visa Bulletin."


President Bush On Immigration
During a radio address, President Bush said, "So I support comprehensive immigration reform that will allow us to secure our borders and enforce our laws, keep us competitive in the global economy, and resolve the status of those already here - without amnesty, and without animosity."

Masters H Quota Almost Gone
USCIS released its latest H-1B advance degree cap count as of April 26, 2007.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of Western Regional Counsel. Directly oversee and supervise the performance of the eight (8) associate regional counsel located throughout the Western Region along with the deputy western regional counsel. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five (5) years of post J.D. experience. They must submit a cover letter that demonstrates the specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them for the position. Preference is given to applicants with immigration experience, management experience, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For detailed information, type CIS-COU-2007-0003 in the keyword search here. The applicant should list references, which may be verified, but letters of recommendation are not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume and a writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Submissions can be either e-mailed (all attached documents must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, May 11, 2007. The position is at the GS-15 level and is open until filled. No relocation expenses.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC mid-town office of upstate NYS firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal with 2 years experience in immigration law required, including preparation and filing of business visas (H-1B, L, E), petitions and permanent residency applications. Strong computer, communication and writing skills are required, including proficiency with Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook software and the ability to perform Internet research and use Lexis or Westlaw. Qualified applicants, submit resume to: Melanie Smith:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B and L-1 visa petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Experience with family-based immigration cases is also helpful. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three year's experience are required. Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional career advancement opportunities available for you in the Chicago office of this prominent global immigration law firm. Candidate will work as part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff assisting multinational companies primarily with their U.S. immigration requirements. The job involves extensive client contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with Immigration experience should apply via email to Maribelle Molina: Job Requirements: - 2+ years business immigration experience, including experience with PERM, - BA/BS degree required - MS Word and Windows 2000 required, - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, - Ability to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth. opportunities. Only candidates with Immigration experience should apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks an immigration paralegal. Qualified candidates will have at least two years experience counseling a variety of large and small employers on immigration matters, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, I-140s and 485s, and E-1, E-2, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be computer literate, demonstrate good accuracy, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and provide superior client service in a fast-paced, high-volume, case-processing environment. Bachelors degree required. Professional, service-oriented, team players are encouraged to apply by e-mailing a cover letter + resume to Amber James: EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for senior associate attorneys and associate attorneys. Both positions require experience in labor certs, NIV categories (senior position requires experience in all NIV categories), AOS and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions in high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Sr. Associate Attorney - must have 5+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs. Experience should include managing support staff. Associate Attorney - must have 2 yrs. business immigration experience. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required for both positions. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. CA bar membership a plus. Send resume with salary expectations to: Include "Immigration Attorney" in subject header.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for experienced paralegals. Must have 2 yrs experience in business immigration law. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Send resume to: Include "Immigration Paralegal" in subject header.

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: 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:

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:

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:

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New Offices - New York, NY
The Law Office of Alejandro Filippa, Esq. is pleased to announce the location of its new offices: 234 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 216, New York, NY 10001. (212) 847-7211, effective May 1, 2007.


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:
I would like to express my congratulations, appreciation and support for Sheng Li's letter's eloquent defense of tolerance, humanity and common sense in our immigration policies (04/30/07 ID). That letter's devastating critique of a proposal in a recent letter of Ali Alexander's (which I cannot believe was meant seriously) to break up the families of "illegal" immigrants by granting legalization to their children, while forcing their parents to leave the US for up to ten years, expresses my views so accurately that I could not have stated them better if I had written the letter myself.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
MB's letter misses the point of Roy Beck's statement in his otherwise spot on letter to the editor (04/30/07 ID). Mr. Beck is not per se a racist because of the statement (I don't know the man, maybe he is), but he is using the term "third world" the way most people use it. As a synonym for "desperately poor rat hole" and covers decidedly lily-white countries like the Ukraine or Georgia. Technically, First World was the US and the traditional European colonial powers and their allies and dependencies, the Second World was the Communist revolutionary states and the Third World was non-aligned states, like Switzerland or Ethiopia. No one uses it that way anymore. A better attack upon Roy Beck's statement lamenting brain drain is that if Third World countries made better use of their human capital instead of seeing it as one more thing to steal by policy or corruption, they would no longer be part of the Third World and their best and brightest wouldn't want to leave so very desperately. In other words, while many Germans come here for better opportunities, the numbers fail to compare to the numbers of Cubans, Indonesians or Yemenis who would like to come here and the German government does not make a policy of complaining that it's best and brightest leave, because it actually attracts net immigrant in-flows.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
I do not agree with Mr. Utterbeck's letter of 4/30/07. But if things will be as his letter assumes, I suggest that people like him find another country to call home than to live amongst such heathens. However, before they leave, I hope they learn that the correct spelling of illegals.

Robert Hollander Esq.

Dear Editor:
I'd like to apologize for my poorly crafted comments and for generalizing (04/30/07 ID). I "generally" agree with Mr. Murray's letters to the Editor and realize his letters take a realistic position on immigration. I inadvertently lumped Mr. Murray's viewpoints in with the majority of immigration lawyers who "generally" seem to support any kind of immigration - legal or illegal - judging from the comments in this forum. I'd be very pleased to learn that a majority of immigration lawyers support the enforcement of our immigration laws, including the laws against entering or being in this country illegally.

Baileyville, ME

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