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Focus

The NEW PERM Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce The NEW PERM Book, i.e. THE PERM BOOK, 2008-2009 Edition. As before, noted labor cert guru Joel Stewart is the distinguished editor for this title. The first edition of THE PERM BOOK has been completely sold out! For more info or to place your pre-publication order for the new edition (coming soon), please see here. For the fax document, see here.


Article

Plan Every Step Before You Walk Away: Closing A Law Practice The Right Way
Ed Poll writes "Selling a law practice to another qualified attorney (or attorneys, for portions of the practice) no longer violates the code of professional ethics in most states."

Bloggings: March 7, 2008
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries to his firm's blog.

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News

ICE Issues Worksite Enforcement Advisory
ICE released an worksite enforcement advisory to make employers aware of significant fraud trends encountered by the law enforcement community so that employers do not inadvertently facilitate acts of identity theft within their own workforce.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP's busy corporate/medical/academic immigration law practice seeks experienced paralegal for non-immigrant, immigrant, labor certification and 212(e) waiver cases; intensive client interaction; good writing skills and people skills a must. Send resume to Ms. Maria Harvey, Office Manager: mharvey@stinson.com. No telephone inquiries.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW seeks business immigration attorney to help deliver legal advice and counsel to our clients who include companies, individuals, colleges and universities. JD required with 2+ years of solid experience working as attorney in immigration law, with strong knowledge in the area of employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant petitions. Candidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal + written). For full job details, see here. If you desire a unique employment opportunity and have a forward-thinking approach to resolving client concerns and issues, this is the place for you. Competitive compensation plan + excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life, disability and 401K match. We offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. If you're a team player interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail resume to careers@visanow.com with "Attorney" in subject line. All replies confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prominent Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 1 to 2 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with latest case management system. Applicant should have good writing, communication and organization skills. Competitive compensation package. Please send resumes to resumes@wildesweinberg.com.

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 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 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 fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree and excellent writing skills required. Competitive salary + excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to mmolina@fragomen.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director for Visa Services. This position is an administrative and professional faculty appointment and will report directly to the Associate Provost for International Affairs and work in a small, collegial non-student visa office. This newly created position will demand in depth knowledge and leadership to develop a comprehensive non-student permanent residency (PR) visa program that will help move Virginia Tech towards its goal of being recognized as a world-class research institution by facilitating recruitment of outstanding international researchers and professors. Salary up to $60,000 commensurate with experience and salary history; excellent benefits also provided. For a detailed job description and application process please refer to: www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #080001. Review of applications will begin on 3/15/2008; however, applications may be received until a candidate is appointed. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL and Washington, DC - Baker & McKenzie, the world's leading global law firm seeks business immigration paralegals for both locations. Duties include: Preparation of business immigration visa petitions, labor certification applications, and permanent residency applications. Knowledge and skills required: candidates must clearly understand the immigration process; must be detail-oriented; excellent verbal and written skills; must be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment; team player. Education and experience required: 2+ years employment based immigration experience and bachelor's degree. Paralegal certificate preferred. Qualified applicants encouraged to apply online or send resume to chicago-hr@bakernet.com (Chicago) or wdchr@bakernet.com (Washington DC). Relocation expenses not offered. No phone calls or recruiters please. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an EOE and member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.

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.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S. has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr. application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: information media and communications, education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services, management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee visa, please email Melany Hamner: MelanyH@aiesecus.org.

Case Management Technology
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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 - Hackensack, NJ
Meehan & Quirk, LLC is pleased to announce that it has opened up offices in Hackensack, New Jersey. The firm will provide a wide range of immigration services, with an emphasis on criminal defense of immigrant clients, deportation defense, and consultations with criminal attorneys on immigration topics. Partner William Quirk is a former criminal division law clerk and was previously an associate at an immigration firm in Englewood, NJ. Meehan & Quirk, LLC, 354 State Street, Suite 5, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Ph: (201)968-0800.


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:
Now let me scratch the hairs of my long gray beard and contemplate the meaning of life, or at least the nuances of the law as it relates to immigration and more particularly, citizenship. I believe it is clear, as pointed out by Gary Endelman's letter (03/06/08 ID), that INA Section 303 provides that John McCain is a US citizen since birth and as such it is not a far stretch to consider him "natural born," this issue having been laid to rest with Barry Goldwater. Obviously there are two kinds of citizens ... those to whom citizenship was conferred as a matter of law at the time of birth, i.e. "natural born" (without the law there would be no citizenship, for it is not granted by God in the Ten Commandments), and those who were not citizens at time of birth, but who attained citizenship through a process such as naturalization, who are obviously not "natural born," since citizenship was not a birth right. The 14th Amendment defines citizenship: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Likewise, anyone falling into any of the 8 USC 1401 categories is considered natural-born because the law says they are. The law contains one other section of historical note, concerning the Panama Canal Zone and the nation of Panama. 8 USC 1403 states that certain persons born in the Canal Zone or in Panama itself is "declared" to be a United States citizen. The terms "natural-born" or "citizen at birth" are missing from this section, but it does not take Justice Holmes to figure that one out.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Amber Teka's letter (03/06/08 ID) doesn't seem to reflect an understanding that most candidates espousing negative positions on illegal immigration have returned to their day jobs. That's because the 50 million people, or whatever goofy number her letter states, either don't vote or don't exist.

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

Dear Editor:
Ms. R. Black, Esq.'s letter's critique (3/06/08 ID) that my previous day's letter didn't contain a source for the comment that illegals kill 25 Americans/day, seems to be more about a lame effort to discredit it rather than any sincere attempt, " ... to guage (sic) the seriousness of any particular posting". This figure was first mentioned by Rep. Steve King of Iowa and was based upon GOA reports and includes murders as well as fatal DUI victims. If the killing of any number of Americans by those who should not be here does not raise concerns, it is doubtful that a footnoted essay on the exact number would, which of course can't be done in ID's limited format. A simple search produced 707,000 listings for the sincere reader to pursue. Perhaps this is why ID doesn't allow active URL's in readers letters although it would be very informative if they would. I often provide such in my submissions to ID outside the body of the letter. ID's zeal in editing over half my letter (3/05/08 ID), changed the theme of it which as originally written was not centered on the killing of Americans, but on the legacy of The Alamo. This week back in 1836, the Alamo fell. 186 brave and determined patriots refused to submit to Santa Anna's 4,000 troops. Today, many groups are in the process of turning America over to some of the very forces that the Alamo defenders gave their lives for. The "silent army" mentioned in Amber Teka's letter (3/06/08 ID) continues the fight to defend US. "Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito", Latin for: "do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it." - Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)

Jim Roberts


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