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Immigration Daily May 21, 2007
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Erratum

The April 23, 2007 Federal Register issue published notice that DHS changed the name of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the name of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Immigration Daily used the new nomenclature prior to the Federal Register March 31, 2007 effective date. We made an error in using the new names before they were formally effective.

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


Focus

PERM With Joel Stewart

We are pleased to announce a tele-seminar with Joel Stewart on PERM matters. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on May 24: How to Prepare Form 9089 like an Expert!

  • Discussion of the new substitution rule
  • Understanding the O*Net
  • DOT or SOC?
  • SVP: Education, Experience & Training
  • Job Zone Levels
  • Normal v. Special Requirements
  • Job Descriptions
  • Notice Requirements
  • Basic Recruitment Procedures
  • Schedule A & Special Handling
SECOND Phone Session on June 21: How to PERM Proof Your Case
  • Measuring and Managing Dates & Times
  • Professional Recruitment Tips
  • Controlling Prevailing Wage Determinations
  • Avoiding Restrictive Requirements
  • Proving Business Necessity
  • Advanced Filing Techniques
  • Update on the Magic Language
  • Avoiding Common Errors on Form 9089
  • Preparing for 2nd Preferenc
THIRD Phone Session on July 12: Post-Filing Issues In PERM
  • Alternative Prevailing Wage Determinations
  • Rebutting, Tweaking & Appealing PWD's
  • How to Respond to an Audit
  • Motions to Reconsider & Harmless Error
  • Remands from the CO
  • Final Determinations
  • How to Write and Effective Appeal
  • Review of BALCA Decisions
  • Federal Court Litigation
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 22nd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2007.pdf.


Article

Summary Of Senate Immigration Compromise
Greg Siskind provides a summary of the Senate immigration compromise.

Bureaucracy Encounter Form
Charles Curley and Claire Wolfe have created a "Bureaucracy Encounter Form" that bureacrats must complete so that government officials experience the bureacratic hurdles faced by individuals when dealing with government organizations.


News

White House Releases Fact Sheet On Immigration Reform
The White House published a fact sheet on immigration reform and border security.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - A 30 attorney law firm seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: Min. 1-3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: Min. 4 years of immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for both positions. Please email your resume + cover letter (please indicate position sought in subject header) explaining interest in the position to: recruitment@chgoimmlaw.com. This is a blind listing.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, T and U visas, special immigrant juvenile petitions and the Convention Against Torture. A background in public international refugee and asylum law, and an understanding of US immigration law and practice, are helpful. Strong legal research and writing skills, and the ability to complete assignments with short deadlines, are essential. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-JD experience. For detailed information, including how to apply by mail, type CIS-COU-2007-0004 in the keyword search here. Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to Ronald.Whitney@dhs.gov. Deadline is close of business on Friday, June 8, 2007. The position is at the GS-13-GS-15 level and is open until filled. No relocation expenses.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
South San Francisco, CA - Younossi Law has openings for full-time paralegals with 1-3 years and 2-5 years of business immigration law experience. We value team work, exceptional client service and foster an environment which allows for maximum professional growth through education, recognition, and innovation. The successful candidate must have substantial experience in a wide variety of employment-based immigration processes, have excellent people skills, be highly motivated, creative, process focused, detail oriented, and computer savvy. We offer excellent benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, send your resume to: Younossi-law@younossi-law.com.

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 + references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Internationally renowned boutique Wall Street law firm seeks several full time immigration attorneys for its NYC office. 2 years minimum experience required in business, family, asylum, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and immigration litigation involving MTRs, the BIA, the EOIR, PTRs and stays in the Circuit Courts. Foreign language skills are a plus. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Send your resume in confidence to Recruitment Coordinator: info@manchanda-law.com. No telephone calls or faxes please. We will contact you if your skills match our requirements.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Solo Practitioner in Springfield, NJ with diverse practice is looking for a NJ licensed Associate fluent in Russian language. Immigration practice experience is a plus. Good benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume to Isabella Mayzel, Esq. at Bella@advokatBella.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Robert W. Yarra, A Professional Law Corporation, Fresno, CA, has an immediate opening for a licensed associate attorney bilingual in English and Spanish. The ideal candidate will have 3 plus years experience in all areas of immigration law, including Removal/Deportation Defense, Family and Business Immigration Law. In addition to courtroom experience, excellent writing skills are required, as this position includes appellate work. Recent law school grads with a demonstrated interest in immigration law also considered. We offer a competitive salary, our benefits package includes 401(k), medical, dental and vision plans. Expedited partnership track considered. Fresno is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, close to Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. Housing is affordable, cost of living adds to a great community for raising a family. Please mail resume and writing samples to: Office Manager, 1250 Fulton Mall, Suite 202, Fresno, CA 93721 or e-mail Robert W. Yarra at: info@RWYarra.com.

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 - Harlingen, TX
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) present "Immigration Skills Training". June 4-5, 2007. This two-day training will focus on improving skills in client interviewing, legal research, and legal writing. The deadline to sign-up is May 25, 2007. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
I know that Mr. Yang's letter's excellent point (see 5/14/07 ID) about not sponsoring relatives when one is too poor to support them was challenged by those pointing to required affidavits of support for sponsoring family members. The affidavits look impressive, but is any reader aware of anyone being held to account for failing to provide such support? I've even met people who "discharged" their support obligations by turning their relatives over to local Catholic and Jewish relief organizations. If that disgraceful state of affairs has changed, by all means, please let me, and the readers know. I'd love it if my impression turned out to be wrong because dated, or even an urban legend, but I am not so confident.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
The "Grand Bargain" reportedly agreed to by Senate leaders and the White House is more like a fools bargain, from the pro-immigration standpoint. The only thing it would accomplish would be to bring about more repression, walls, penalties, fines and imprisonment in exchange for pie-in-the-sky legalization when the government finally certifies that the repression is working, something that Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo will make sure never happens. If immigration supporters in the Senate and White House want to turn to jelly in the face of rising anti-immigrant bigotry, that is their business. But they have a lot of nerve trying to pass this "Grand Bargain" off as a pro-immigrant measure, when it is the exact opposite. I don't think that the immigrant communities will let themselves be fooled by this. Neither should those of us who hold ourselves out to be immigration advocates.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Some may want to invite the people at the backlog processing center to post there resumes for September. Most of those workers were hired as temporary contract workers and they will be out of work when the backlog processing center closes (see 05/18/07 ID comment).

Michelle Skole, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Everyone equally furious over the Senate's recent compromise to grant amnesty to 15-20 million illegal aliens need to contact their representatives and express their opposition to this travesty of justice to all who comply with the rule of law. This compromise will face huge opposition but only if we act together. I promise I will do my part so please express your outrage and let your voice be heard or the invasion will begin.

KO

Dear Editor:
The "Grand Bargain" that the bi-partisan group of Senators has come up with has left all sides unhappy with the proposed compromise. Hopefully this will be a starting point and if the Senate passes its bill and has to conference it with the bill that the House may pass, the final result will be a different animal altogether. There will have to be give and take on both sides for any immigration legislation to get to the President's desk for signature. No law will please everyone. Perhaps the bill with the greatest chance of passage is the one that has all sides complaining, that's how Congress can tell they haven't left anybody out of the equation.

BM

Dear Editor:
These new proposals, ie the New Immigration Deal of 2007, do not take into account the un-documented residents, many of whom are HIV infected and accessing Medicaid, and other much needed medication to help us cope with the HIV virus. Plus, if we are supposed to pay $13,000 US dollars (as indicated in these proposals). Where are we going to get that money from, if we are unable to work legally, and is solely dependent on public assistance and housing facilities from the city and state? These are the concerns that I feel must be addressed urgently, and clarified in any future amendments to the current proposals that are on the table, by advocates and the US House representatives alike.

Derryck S. Griffith
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
KO's letter (05/17/07 ID) supports an immigration system which would let in only "the best and the brightest". With all due respect to all of our forebears, how many of us native born US citizens would be here if there had been such a policy in effect when our parents, grandparents or ancestors came to America?

Semakweli


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