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Deadline Is Friday, March 28th For Latest In Consular Processing

ILW.COM is pleased to announce " Latest In Consular Processing", with Greg Siskind, Christi Hufford, Jan Pederson and Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum for the 3-part phone seminar series is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on March 31st: Top 10 Issues to Consider in Non-Immigrant Consular Processing Cases

  • Are there any bars on admission and, if so, how do you get them waived?
  • How long will processing take?
  • Can an individual process in a third country and, if so, how do you get the consulate to accept the case?
  • Is a visa even necessary?
  • What role may a lawyer play in the consular application process?
  • What fees must be paid as part of the visa application process?
  • How does E visa processing differ from the normal non-immigrant visa case?
  • What documents does an applicant need to take to the visa interview?
  • How does the case move from USCIS to the consulate?
  • How do you get information on the particular consulate?
SECOND Phone Session on April 10th: Select Regional Consuls - Asia

  • Beijing Consulate
  • Seoul Consulate
  • Manila Consulate
  • India Update
THIRD Phone Session on May 8th: Select Regional Consuls - Other

  • London Consulate
  • Canada Update
  • Mexico Update
  • United Arab Emirates Update
The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 28th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2008.pdf


Article

6 Smart Ways To Save Time And Increase Your Marketing's Efficiency
Trey Ryder asks "How do we make your marketing more efficient?"

Bloggings: March 28, 2008
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries to his firm's blog.

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


News

DHS Releases Western Travel Initiative FAQs
DHS released FAQs in connection with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, effective June 1, 2009. We will carry the Federal Register notice when it becomes available.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has immediate opening for experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include: preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, send cover letter + resume to mlhr@mintz.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on US immigration law issues. Applicants must possess JD degree from ABA accredited law school, be an active bar member, and have 3+ year post JD experience. For full details, enter COU-CIS-2008-0005 here. Applications must be received by 5pm ET, April 14, 2008. Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples. Submit to: Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of ALD: ALD.ALD@dhs.gov indicating in email subject header: Experienced Attorney Position, ALD, at USCIS.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
USCIS is currently hiring for Applications Adjudicators, applications accepted through Wednesday, April 2, 2008. We seek to fill several hundred entry-level Applications Adjudicator positions at the GS-5/7/9 grade levels in the following locations: Dallas, Texas; Lincoln, Nebraska; St. Albans, Vermont; Laguna Nigel, California; and Lees Summit, Missouri. As an Applications Adjudicator, you may plan and conduct independent research concerning eligibility and entitlement of persons seeking benefits, review case documentation to determine legal sufficiency and make recommendations, and perform preliminary fact-finding and initiate further action where information indicates fraud has been detected and review and making determinations on cases. For more information about USCIS career opportunities and how to apply, see here. Please reference Vacancy ID # FCIP-177028. Interested applicants are encouraged to act fast. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Madison, WI - Quarles & Brady LLP seeks attorney with 2-4 years experience practicing business immigration law. Quarles & Brady, a national law firm with offices in Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Illinois, has been providing immigration services for over 30 years. Experience in range of business immigration matters, ability to provide exceptional client service, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We offer collegial environment and competitive salary and benefits. Submit resume, cover letter, transcripts and at least two writing samples of a substantive support letter or a significant memo to: Michelle Bigler, Manager of Legal Recruiting, Quarles & Brady LLP, mbigler@quarles.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.

Immigration Event -Garden City, NY
Adelphi University will convene leading experts at a public forum to discuss "Immigration on Long Island: Our Challenge, Our Responsibility" on Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The goals are to advance the immigration debate on Long Island and stimulate a multi-sector approach. An interactive Q&A session will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information visit www.adelphi.edu. To register, call (516) 877-3700 or email cano1@adelphi.edu by May 1.


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:
Mr. Steve Cedillo's letter to the editor of March 25th is an excellent reminder that illegal immigrants come here to work, which is hardly an evil intention, and which if illegal is a reflection on the injustice of some of our laws, but I would make a suggestion about his letter's rhetoric - it is poor form to accuse someone of race-baiting and then denounce the alleged negative attributes of 'his kind'. My 'kind', or 'ilk', if you prefer, is allergic to such lack of insight into one's own prejudices as prejudices, however founded in generalization from real-world observation. Maybe skip the allegations of race-bating and just move on to the point, which is to correct false prejudices?

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
While I very much appreciate the thought process manifested in ID's comment (03/26/08), I am summarily depressed at the notion that as immigration lawyers we would best be served by a Republican (read, McCain) presidential victory in November. The Iraq war is a major issue in all of our lives as well is in the destiny of our nation. The thought that we would have to advocate, directly or indirecly, for victory by a person who champions the continuation of that war is enough to force one to question the relevance of our sub-specialty. I am voted for Republicans in the past as well as Democrats but I view the current presidency as a disaster of historical proportions for many of the ideals for which our country has stood. Yes, I would like to move forward with vigor and energy on a comprehensive immigration bill, but not at the expense of our nation's soul. Bring on the yellow dog.

Ramon Carrion, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Responding Mr. Murray's letter (3/26/07 ID), if "Native Americans" never "owned", the land so why there were wars between the European settlers and them then? We never forget the history of western colonialism and imperialism, and will ones say that nobody owned any lands in Australia, New Zealand, India, China and Africa as well? And how these imperialists could annex others' and now at 21st. century slam the door and creating the barriers to prevent their ex colonies' people to immigrate to their rich nations built at the courtesy of stolen wealth of their ex colonies in the past? This is a clear example of double standard and willful ignorance. What if today's laws applied at least 600 years earlier? Will anybody here support them? I believe countries must have immigration laws to screen criminals, welfare seekers and terrorists but not to establish labor monopoly and support protectionism at the expense of consumers at large by higher jacked up prices and just to make their spoiled whining citizens happy and may think they can take anything for granted forever by being mere lucky citizens. Fences and barriers will never stop and prevent the global competition. Period.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
I hope that Roger McCrummen, Esq. (Letter: 3/27/08 ID) didn't laugh too loud as we read in Psalms 2:1-5 Who gets the last laugh. Why would his letter limit the "context" of the words of Jesus whom would appear to be the ultimate nativist? Could not "Enter ye in at the strait gate" have other applications? If his letter is unable to grasp this, perhaps USC Title 8,1227 which discusses the classes of deportable aliens would be more clear, or Section 8 USC 1324. Anyone can invite any stranger with legal status on a personal basis, but is not at liberty to set US entry laws aside by disagreement. Also, stranger does not necessarily equate to foreigner. How does lawbreaking equate to a "measure of morality"? Robert Gittelson's letter (3/27/08 ID) and others demand CIR with only the promise of entry enforcement. Why not? - This scheme worked in 1986 after which millions more illegals came. Its the next best trickery to an actual open border policy. We were recently made promises of a substantial border fence which has failed to materialize. How moral are these failed promises and hypocrisy? The concern of pro-illegals is always in favor of the foreigner at the expense of US citizens. All responsibility for hardships of illegals is upon the illegal entrant, not US law. Billions would like to come here which would destroy US and entry must be restricted and enforced.The RG letter only stated that his mfg. business was "out of state" which leaves one to wonder if that means out of the US. If so, the points made in my letter of 3/25/08 ID would still apply as workers who would be illegal here would still be performing beneficial, low-wage work.

Jim Roberts


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