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Immigration Daily January 22, 2008
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Clogging The Dockets

The Federalist Society's Administrative Law Practice Group presented a debate at the 2007 Annual National Lawyers Convention on November 16, 2007. Serving as Moderator was the only federal judge ever ordered deported Judge Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Some interesting facts in the debate include:

  • 20% of the 2nd Circuit docket consists of immigration cases, as does 46% of the 9th Circuit docket
  • the 8th and 10th Circuit each have approximately 100 immigration appeals per year, contrasted with 5,166 immigration appeals per year at the 9th Circuit; showing that the immigration flood is concentrated at two Circuits
  • the immigration backlog affects federal litigation of all kinds, for example, criminal, torts, constitutional, by delaying non-immigration cases at the Federal Circuits (12 month+ delay at the 2nd Circuit, and delay of 22 months at the 9th Circuit)
To view the 35 minute Google video, see here.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, January 22nd For Developing Company Policy in light of the New I-9, No Match Letter controversy, OSC and ICE investigations and workers rights

Tuesday, Jan 22nd is the deadline for the second phone session in our seminar series "Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics". The curriculum for the Jan 24th phone session is as follows:

  • The New I-9 form and reduced documents
  • How has the No-match litigation and the government's response affected employer's "constructive knowledge"
  • How should employers/workers respond to a mistaken no match triggered by basic pilot or Social Security
  • What are the recent investigations and charges is OSC involved in?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 22nd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2007.pdf).


Article

Avoiding The H2B Cap Trap
Laura N. Jasinsky writes "I have an idea that could help the H2B sponsors and their H2B workers avoid the cap in the future."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

CRS On Guest Worker Policy Considerations
The Congressional Research Service released an updated version of its report discussing past proposed guest worker programs.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Des Moines, IA - Well-established law firm seeks an organized, team-oriented immigration attorney with three or more years' experience. Experience to include removal, waivers, and family-based cases. Business immigration experience and fluency in a foreign language a plus. Send cover letter + resume to Barb Hardy, Davis Brown Law Firm, 666 Walnut St., Suite 2500, Des Moines, IA 50309 or BarbHardy@davisbrownlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. with seven offices seeks attorney with 5-10+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to be team player. Candidates with bilingual spanish language skills desired. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to aaraujo1@verizon.net or fax: (732) 745-1249. All submissions will remain in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks senior level immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in senior level capacity with an immigration law firm, law department or corporate immigration function. Manages caseload with a large degree of independence. May manage a team of one or more legal support staff. Serves as team resource for client and office procedures. Communicates regularly with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues. Candidates will have experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree (B.S. or B.A.) and excellent writing skills required. Competitive salary + excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume + writing sample to mmolina@fragomen.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Epstein Becker seeks paralegal with minimum 5 years business immigration experience, including PERM and all NIV and employment-based IV cases. Must be self-starter with ability to communicate with employers and foreign nationals; bachelor's or equivalent required. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Submit cover letter + resume to nward@ebglaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown NYC- Prominent Immigration law firm seeks experienced associate attorney to: interview, prepare, and represent clients/detainees before the US Immigration Courts; Adjustment of Status/Stokes/Naturalization interviews. Research and gather supporting evidence. Prepare affidavits, asylum, waiver, applications. Draft memoranda of law, motions to reopen/remand/reconsider, immigration and federal court briefs. Must have strong work ethic; excellent research, analytical, writing and computer skills. Must be organized, able to work under pressure, and independently, under supervision of experienced attorney. 2 or more years immigration litigation experience desired. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Salary based on experience. Submit resume, writing sample, + cover letter to: immres714@aol.com. All submissions will remain confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
London, UK - Have you always wanted to work in England? Hodkinson Law Group, a U.S. immigration law firm based in London, is looking for an experienced business immigration legal assistant to provide professional services to our clients. Become a part of our friendly team and enjoy a great working environment. We are looking for a university graduate with 2-4 years of business immigration paralegal/legal assistant experience who has excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work autonomously. Please email resume, cover letter, + salary requirements to khodkinson@usvisalg.com.

PERM Services
Classified Ads plus LLC has 75 years of advertising experience and understands what is important to you. We offer a complete A-Z service for all your PERM & labor certification needs: quick quotes, prompt & efficient placement of your advertisement, immediate access to your hardcopy and internet text. We will save you time & money and get it done right. Our satisfied client base extends to the US and overseas. For an immediate response to your questions, e-mail Cathi@myclassifiedads.net or call 813-333-1063 or 813-920-0197.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why we have a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. INSZoom's case management system is customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company and now employs 70 engineers and 11 sales and support staff. INSZoom is the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email info@inszoom.com.

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.

New Offices - St. Paul, MN
Ferman Law, located in London, United Kingdom, announces the opening of its new office, Ferman Law, PLLC, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ferman Law, PLLC provides business, investor and family immigration services. In addition to these same services, the London office provides services in U.S. corporate and commercial law, U.S. tax law and international estate administration. 5671 Geneva Avenue North, P.O. Box 9008, St. Paul, MN 55109. 651-209-3269. vicki@fermanlaw.com. www.fermanlaw.com. [The firm address was incorrectly stated as 671 Geneva Avenue North in the January 18, 2008 issue. It has been corrected.]


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:
Honza Prchal's letter (01/18/08 ID) states " .. having a Canadian passport sometimes gets me treated better by Latin Americans than my American one." I believe that Mr. Prchal's letter states that he claims to be an American only when it serves his own personal benefit. While this may be legal, it flies in the face of the principles of naturalization and only supports the position of anti-immigrationists, who claim immigrants do not assimilate into the American culture. I am a born and bred American - a real cracker. I have no other allegiance or claim of citizenship and do not have the luxury of flip-flopping my ethnic, cultural or national identity to serve my own personal needs. In 1967 I served America by being drafted into an unjust war I disagreed with, but none the less served out of respect for the law, even though I disagreed with the draft. I have no choice but to be faithful to the country of my birth, my ethnicity, the me of me to the very core. Yet, Mr. Prchal's letter appears to state that he holds himself apart from America, a part-time citizen of diverse ethnic background. How many others there are out there, and when the chips get down, where their allegiance will be? Perhaps this is why some countries do not allow dual citizenship, no flip-flopping. It reminds me of the Lone Ranger and Tonto, out on the western plains. Hostile Indians came from the North, and from the South, East and West. They were surrounded. The Lone Ranger turned to his faithful Indian companion and said, "Well, Tonto, it looks like we're done for." Tonto replied, "What do you mean 'we', white man." Perhaps it is time to decide if one is indeed a Cowboy or an Indian, or neither.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA


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