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Immigration Daily May 4, 2007
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Bar Opinions On Outsourcing

A recent National Law Journal article discusses recent opinions by the The Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the San Diego County Bar Association providing guidelines for outsourcing. As the immigration bar grows and becomes ever more specialized, this issue will continue to increase in importance.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, May 8th For I-140 Tips And Resolving Benefits Problems: National Benefits Center, CIS Ombudsman, AAO/BIA

The curriculum for the May 10th phone session I-140 Tips And Resolving Benefits Problems: National Benefits Center, CIS Ombudsman, & AAO/BIA is as follows:

  • Recent AAO Decisions & Issues
  • Update on NBC Processing and Common Problems
  • The CIS Ombudsman's Role & Recent Activities
  • Recent BIA Decision on CSPA
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 8th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2007.shtm.(Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2007.pdf.


Article

San Diego Bar Opinion: Legal Outsourcing And Offshoring
Mark Ross writes "The legal outsourcing phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down and I’m sure we can expect to receive more of the same from other State Bar Associations over the coming months."


News

CRS Report On Immigration Reform
The Congressional Research Service provided a report "Immigration Reform: Brief Synthesis of Issue"


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Memphis, TN - National immigration law firm Siskind Susser Bland, P.C., a cutting edge, entrepreneurial practice representing many of the world’s best known companies and individuals, is seeking motivated, experienced employment immigration lawyers in its headquarters office. We are hiring mid-level associates (two to five years experience) as well as senior attorneys (five+ years experience). Candidates should possess outstanding academic credentials and writing skills. Excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send resumes to gsiskind@visalaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has two full time paralegal openings: (1) experienced US immigration paralegal and (1) entry-level global immigration paralegal. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. The ideal experienced US paralegal candidate must have 1+ years of substantial experience in a wide variety of US employment-based immigration processes. Also, an entry-level opportunity is available for global immigration paralegal to manage non-US visa case matters. Mandarin fluency required for this position. For both positions, successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter + resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com, specifying either the experienced paralegal or entry global paralegal position. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dupont Circle, Washington D.C. - Maggio & Kattar, a nationally recognized, full-service immigration law firm seeks an experienced and exceptionally capable business immigration attorney to join our dynamic and fun-to work at firm. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Send resumes to the attention of Jim Alexander at: jobs@maggio-kattar.com.

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 Stephen.Bell@dhs.gov. 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: msmith@hodgsonruss.com.

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 mlhr@mintz.com.

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: mmolina@fragomen.com. 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 www.maggio-kattar.com. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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 - New York
"You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato": A Right-Left Conversation about Immigrant Integration and Assimilation; 8:30–11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2007, The University Club, One West 54th Street, New York, NY, http://www.manhattan-institute.org/events/mi_05-15-07.htm . Agenda: Introductory Remarks (Tamar Jacoby, Manhattan Institute), Keynote Address (Henry G. Cisneros, CityView), Panel Discussion (John Fonte, Hudson Institute, Philip Kasinitz, City University of New York, Noah Pickus, Duke University, Margie McHugh, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy). RSVP: http://www.manhattan-institute.org/events/mi_05-15-07.htm Contact: Taisha Camacho at (212) 599-7000 or tcamacho@manhattan-institute.org


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:
Semakweli's statement (ID 05/02/2007), "If we don't grant some kind of 'amnesty' ... then the only alternative is arrest, imprisonment and deportation for millions of illegal immigrants", infers that there are only two solutions to America's illegal immigration problem - deportation or amnesty. There are probably several other solutions, one being prospective severe and well-enforced employer sanctions that will bring employers into compliance with present immigration laws that make it illegal to hire an undocumented worker, coupled with a temporary worker program by which employers can expeditiously obtain needed foreign labor. We would need to selectively suspend the Bar to Admissibility for these people and waive employer sanctions against employers who previously violated the law. Yes, the details are complex, but Law and Regulations relating to the enforcement of illegal employment should be held separate from issues of "border security". Law and Regulations should be carefully and realistically drafted, taking into consideration the actual status of America's labor markets, without setting artificial quotas and cut-off dates on the numbers of legal foreign workers. I doubt President Bush and his Advisors have motivation (aside from political gain) as to how to resolve America's illegal employment problem. The proof is that in the many years of the Bush/Clinton/Reagan Administrations there has been no concerted effort by the US government to enforce present immigration laws against employers who hire undocumented workers. I have heard no cogent proposal for immigration reform come from any past Administration - until lately, after the issue has become a hot political topic and a presidential election looms large. Instead of action, we hear only nonsensical buzz-words and rhetoric - the type of words that are designed to win the hearts and minds of all of the people, without saying anything meaningful.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA


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