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Immigration Daily July 20, 2007
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Closed Border Advocates

Rep. Tancredo, self-described as anti-illegal immigration, recently introduced an immigration proposal. According to The Rocky Mountain News, Rep. Tancredo bill's top provisions include "reduc[ing] the number of legal immigrants to the US by two-thirds ..." Rep. Tancredo's label for himself does not appear to mesh with his actions since his introduced bill decimates legal immigration. Anti-immigrationists often call pro-immigrationists "open border advocates". A more apt term to describe Rep. Tancredo and others in his camp would be to call them "closed border advocates". Journalists should take care to not use the term "anti-illegal immigration" when describing anti-immigrationists. To do otherwise, is to become an accomplice in painting an inaccurate picture to their readers. The battle for reform begins with language.

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


Focus

Preparing The Asylum Case: Key Issues

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "Preparing The Asylum Case: Key Issues", the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on July 26: Harm And Motive

  • Economic harm
  • Emotional harm
  • Physical harm
  • Future harm
  • Harm not considered to be persecution
  • Internal relocation
  • Race, religion, political opinion, nationality as motives
  • Proving motive of the persecutor
SECOND Phone Session on August 16: Particular Social Groups And Bars To Asylum
  • My husband punched me
  • FGM
  • Recruitment by a gang
  • Juveniles
  • Other particular social groups
  • The one-year deadline
  • Firm resettlement
THIRD Phone Session on September 13: Preparing The Application
  • Persecutor of others
  • Material support
  • How to get letters from the old country
  • Country conditions information from where?
  • How to interrupt the Asylum Officer
  • FOIA?
  • Objections to DHS documents
  • Overcoming Dandan case
  • DHS attorney and IJ relations
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 24th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/july2007.pdf.


Article

Liberalization Of India's Legal Services Market And The Impact On The Legal Process Outsourcing Industry
Mark Ross writes "Out of all the sessions I attended over the course of the three day event by far and away the most thought provoking and certainly the one that sparked the most intense and combative question and answer session focused on the pros and cons of the opening up of the Indian legal services sector to foreign law firms."


News

ETA Issues Round One, H-2B Frequently Asked Questions
The Employment and Training Administration issued round one of the H-2B frequently asked questions.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Encino, CA - Immediate opening for junior immigration attorney in collegial, fast-paced immigration law boutique. Prior experience and fluency in Spanish preferred. Competitive benefits package (salary, 401K, health insurance) offered. Send resume to johnperry@johnperrylaw.com or fax at 866-451-2015.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Immigration law firm, with strong reputation, seeks bi-lingual (Eng/Span) paralegal with 2+ years experience in immigration law setting. Firm specializes in deportation defense, VAWA, federal court work and family and employment immigration. Ideal candidate should have knowledge of immigration court litigation, legal research, document creation and submission. Candidate should be computer savvy, with word processing skills (Word or WP), accurate data entry skills and calendaring. Knowledge of Time Matters a plus. This is a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume (MS word or pdf)+ salary requirements to: scipolla@weiszimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Expanding 45-person business immigration practice within general practice law firm seeks paralegal(s) with 2 - 5 years of business immigration experience to assist attorneys involved in full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. We offer a competitive compensation arrangement and a collegial work environment. Please submit resume, cover letter, + writing sample by email to: Dannielle M. Parker, dmparker@gibney.com. www.gibney.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration senior paralegal position with managerial responsibilities. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required, including labor certification and basic understanding of most nonimmigrant visa types. 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. No calls please.

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 Paralegals
Houston and Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster P.C., a leading immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal assistant applicants. Position requires a university degree, strong writing skills, and Word, Outlook, Excel and Access proficiency. Competitive salary and benefits. No calls please. Send resume via e-mail to hr@tindallfoster.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Premier Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of advanced immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and techncial skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to: resume@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Primary responsibility will be management + oversight of the national green card sponsorship program for the Deloitte U.S. entities. Focus is on technical aspects of managing the program which requires a high level of communication, managing all program changes and their impacts, identification of trends and oversight of case workflow and resources involved in all aspects of the process from start to finish. Day-to-day responsibilities include case review, individual case strategy development, + managing overall internal compliance details including posting and recruitment requirements. Qualifications: specialized knowledge in immigration law and paralegal experience or related (4 -7 yrs. relevant experience); strong project management skills to lead special projects as required by senior mgmt; excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to manage process effectively and efficiently; excellent analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to communicate effectively with multi-national employees. Send resumes to: cojohnson@deloitte.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Kent, WA, a Seattle suburb - Hanis Greaney Prothero, PLLC seeks to hire a full-time immigration paralegal. Paralegal will support attorneys with the processing and management of a high volume caseload of all types of immigration petitions. The position requires substantial direct client interaction. Successful candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants should have minimum 2+ years experience as an immigration paralegal and must speak, read, and write Spanish fluently. We provide a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards and offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to cirvine@hgzlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Washington, DC and San Francisco offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP are currently looking for paralegals to work directly with the Immigration Practice Group. Qualified candidates must be able to work under minimal supervision. The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our immigration paralegals to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Qualified candidates must have at least two years of business immigration experience in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant categories. Candidates must possess strong organizational, research and writing skills. Knowledge of PC applications and flexibility to work overtime are required. An undergraduate degree from accredited university is required. EOE. M/F/D/V. Please apply online via the career link of the Morgan Lewis website, www.morganlewis.com/careers.

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

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Immigration Book
The Politics of Immigration by Jane Guskin and David Wilson, 176 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58367-155-9. http://www.monthlyreview.org/politicsofimmigration.htm.


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 ID's comment (07/18/07 ID), chalk up another victory for the sharks. Soon after the lawyers filed lawsuits on the behalf of H-1Bs who don't want to wait for their green cards, the USCIS backed down like a bunch of sniveling cowards. This is being hailed by the ID as a victory for Immigration Voice and Zoe Lofgren. As much as I hate to concede, ID is correct. At least we now know who the villains are. The protests that were staged and the threat of lawsuits did indeed produce a win for the H-1Bs at ImmigrationVoice. I'll have to take issue with this ID blurb: "Anti-immigration activists - Their conspicuous absence during VB Gate reveals their true allegiance. These activists should have been working side by side to defend legal immigration if their claim to be anti-illegal immigration (but pro-legal immigration) was in fact true. I don't consider my efforts to be "anti immigration". My emphasis is to bring some sanity back to immigration by controlling and restricting it. Handing out more green cards without adequate security checks and without proper labor certification is just plain irresponsible. Of course, lawyers don't care about anything but their next fat paycheck so they aren't about to worry about the very real threat posed by terrorists and spies. ID's characterization of the issue as "anti-illegal immigration" or "pro-legal immigration" is a red herring.

Rob Sanchez


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