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Immigration Daily September 14, 2007
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Comment

Immigration Woes Inspires Artist

The Journal News story recently featured the story of an artist who has incorporated her immigration struggles in her artwork. "Penciled into the edges are names of immigration forms she's filed over the years ... Her "alien number," which goes on every form, takes the place of a signature." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Gary Endelman On L Visas

Noted scholar and L visa practitioner Gary Endelman will speak on functional managers at the September 20th telephone session of "Latest In Business Immigration Law Practice". Joining him will be veteran practitioners Ed Rubin and Roy Watson (discussion leader). The curriculum is as follows:

Phone Session on September 20: Strategic Uses Of The L-1 Visa

  • L-1A vs. L-1B: What are the differences? Is one easier to get?
  • Executives: Isn't everyone an "Executive?"
  • Key Managers: If I'm not an Executive, then I must be a Key Manager!
  • Functional Managers: The definition and uses of the extraordinary category.
  • Work Locus of an L-1: Can they travel? Can I outsource L-1 employees?
  • What is a Blanket L, and when should I consider it?
  • New / Start-Up Office considerations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: How changes to business structure can impact the worker.
  • Planning Ahead: Can an L-1 help my client get a green card?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 18th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2007.shtm . (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2007.pdf).


Article

Double Withholding, Government Sits On Employer-Paid Taxes For Immigrants
Carlos C. López writes "Let's talk about the financial effect these so-called undocumented workers have on the government coffers. It is the opposite of what many think."


News

USCIS Says Liberians Provided Deferred Enforced Departure
USCIS issued a fact sheet that any qualified Liberian national (or person without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who is currently present in the US and who is under a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as of September 30, 2007, will be granted a deferrment of the enforced departure for 18 months, until March 31, 2009.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young's (E&Y) global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of E&Y's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. We seek an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Requirements: (1) law degree along with a US bar admittance (dual Canadian-US bar admittance would be asset) (2) 2-4 years post-call business immigration experience (3) broad exposure to US immigration law. (4) excellent managerial, organizational, + verbal/written communication skills. For more details, enter job #00EK9 or key word "business immigration lawyer" here. Send resumes directly to Thomas Byun, Recruiting Manager, E&Y Canada: thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks another attorney for our growing business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid immigration law experience. Opportunity for partnership within two years of service 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. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having successfully completed 16,000 cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to levine@visa-usa.com which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks additional licensed outbound immigration attorneys with experience in foreign immigration to join our growing outbound immigration section. Ideal candidates possess 1-5 years of experience in employment-based immigration law, including experience in securing and coordinating work authorization in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions. T&F has been practicing immigration law since 1973. The Firm's thriving outbound practice is almost two decades old and specializes in providing corporate clients with expert services aimed at obtaining appropriate short and long term work visas for US and third-country expatriates in countries around the world. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to HR@tindallfoster.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD (minutes from downtown Baltimore) - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3-5 years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates work both as members of a team and as team leaders. Will join a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. Right candidate brings in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and is expected to supervise paralegals. Good writing and analytical skills required. Candidates invited to familiarize themselves with www.murthy.com. Forward resume + cover letter to hr@murthy.com with "Attorney Search Sept 2007" in subject line. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EEO.

Case Management Technology
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Expert Witness Services
Are you involved in litigation requiring an expert witness with a sophisticated knowledge of immigration law and agency practice? Look no further. Angelo Paparelli and Lory Rosenberg offer their services as expert witnesses. Their litigation experience includes business, tax, employment, personal injury and family disputes as well as criminal-defense. Angelo has twice been named by his peers as the world's leading authority on corporate immigration and received the AILA President's Award for his work in mergers and acquisitions. Lory is a former Judge on the Board of Immigration Appeals, adjunct professor, co-author of the treatise, "Immigration Law and Crimes", and the recipient of AILA's prestigious Edith Lowenstein award. Offices in CA, NY & MD; Services: worldwide. To discuss how we can assist you with your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or aap@entertheusa.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.

Honors And Awards - Alaska Super Lawyers 2007
Margaret D. Stock has been nominated to the Alaska Super Lawyers 2007 list by Law & Politics for her expertise in immigration law. This is the first time that Alaska lawyers have been rated by the venerable legal publisher. Margaret D. Stock Law Offices, Anchorage, AK. 907-242-5800.


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 wrote a letter to the Editor (ID 09/10/07). In that letter, I mentioned that although the Congressional Subcomittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law held a hearing on Bill HR 1645, (The STRIVE Act of 2007) on 9/6/07, it seemed that the hearing was extremely ignored by almost everybody, including the media. I also advocated for supporters of comprehensive immigration reform to organize in support of this bill, or this measure would go the way that it's sister legislation did in the Senate, and fade off into the sunset, never to be heard from again. Evidently, this call for organizing our support of this measure reasonated with at least some ID readers. On 9/11/2007, N. McCourt wrote a letter agreeing with my letter, and suggested that someone organize on online petition in support of the STRIVE Act. I have, therefore, done exactly that. I have set up a simple online petiton requesting that the Congress act on comprehensive immigration reforn during the current 110th Congessional session, and that they pass the STRIVE Act. So, here it is. If you would like to see Congress get moving on comprehensive immigration reform this year, you can sign this petition, at http://citizenspeak.org/node/1140. It has been my theory that there are, in fact, many supporters of comprehensive immigration reform out there. We have been too quite, and the opponents of reform have been making all of the noise, which is why the Senate bill failed. Here is our chance to make our voices heard. I guess we'll see if anyone's still listening?

Robert Gittelson

Dear Editor:
Responding to Robert Yang's letter (09/13/07 ID), how is it, that 46% of Americans citizens, not those on aid for dependent chldren who get free everything and a half trillion dollars was spent on illegals as of 2006. How is it the happiness, prosperity, dignity, safe have, freedom and opportunity of many hospitals and its employees, doctors, nurses, ended up in bankruptsy. How is it you're juding us for not being wealthy when SOMA in South Omaha, and the catholic church provides a sanuturary and gives nearly free medical for illegals when Americans to the tune of 46% including their children have no access to medical. One has a very very funndy view towards the constitution having all men created equal. In your letter's intrepetation, illegals are to be superior and Americans who have the rights have no happiness, prosperity, dignity, safe have, freedom and opportunity. If you discourage the welfare state, why are the children of illegals riding big yellow U.S. school buses, getting a free education at the expense of taxpayers, and yes taxpayers who pay taxes for their own kids, but somehow we're denied benefits. My ancesters did no sin and they did improve their life and they did work diligently, and they did sacrifice for their flag, and they do have the legal, moral authority to tell others that they're illegal, because my ancesters came into the United with legal status. In the 1900's every ship coming from Europe went thru Ellis Island, the felons, those with incurable diseases were returned to Europe and the immigrants were invited into the US. The US consitution doesn't agree that we're fair game. The US constitution isn't meddling with the clauses that are there to defend and protect US citizens against any type of invasion.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
Our troops are in Iraq now to occupy and steal the Iraqis' oil. Many other nations need some help to topple their ruthless regimes, but we only invaded Iraq, if not because of their oil. Who say Americans aren't stealing? Many American multinational companies driven by greed have caused so much suffering and environmental damages in many developing countries in search of gold and other natural resources. And our hypocrite double standard politicians say nothing about human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia because Saudis are their "buddies". Native Americans had been here first, and all Europeans coming later were actually illegal immigrants by today definitions. Descendants of white European immigrants in this country and others shall have no right to label other immigrants as thiefts and illegal human beings. Nobody is illegal here. Nobody should be illegal for offering their honest skills, labor, goods and services for less for their prospective customers as well. As long as they come here with good intention and don't ask for free handouts we must welcome them. Closing the border in order to make all protectionist racist crying babies happy, won't work. Remember we're still subject to global competition, jobs can be outsourced easily, and countries can get tired of our arrogance and stop supporting our worthless US dollar soon or later and USA will go down to the third world status and learn how it needs to balance its check book wiser then and not taking anything for granted.

Robert Yang


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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