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Immigration Daily April 16, 2008
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Your Community Is Growing

Last week's announcement of the merger of Immigrant's Weekly with Immigration Daily brings the following benefits:

  • With only one periodical to work on, we can focus on bringing more content to our readers, the new "headlines" section, with links to newspaper articles on immigration is a start in this direction
  • Authors for articles will find increased readership and will be noticed by, and receive correspondence from, more people
  • Advertisers in our classified section will reach more people with their message
  • Announcements in ComingsNGoings will be read by more immigration professionals than ever before
We are proud to now have reached the 20,000 subscriber milestone, and look forward to more milestones soon to come.

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


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

A Question To The Far Left And The Far Right: When Did "Fence" And "Amnesty" Become Four Letter Words
Robert Gittelson writes "It is then, but not now, when Americans will be able to say to their future President, 'Mr. President, tear down that wall.'"

Bloggings: April 16, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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


News

USCIS Runs Random Selection Process For H-1B Petitions
USCIS conducted computer-generated random selection processes on H-1B petitions, to select which H-1B petitions would continue to full adjudication for fiscal year 2009.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Rockville, MD - Hammond Claxon, P.C., nationally-recognized 6-person business immigration boutique, seeks law firm administrator to ensure efficient workflow, implement/coordinate practice management software, automate procedures, coordinate billing and finances, handle personnel matters, open and assign cases, assist in marketing and planning for changing needs of the firm. Must have 4+ years experience in legal or other professional service organizations, strong communication and administrative skills, ability to work independently and organize and prioritize work and availability for overtime. Excellent growth opportunity for legal secretary or paralegal. email resume to amy@hammondclaxton.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dupont Circle, DC - Fast-paced, dynamic nationally recognized, immigration law firm seeks motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required. Experience with PERM desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: John Nahajzer. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - David Wolfe Leopold & Associates seeks associate with 2-4 years of employment-based immigration law experience. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills essential. E-mail resume (with specific experience) and writing sample to: Daurielle Horowitz: dhorowitz@immvisa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA - Littler Global seeks associate with 5-7 years of employment-based immigration law experience. Candidate should possess excellent academic credentials and should have experience working in high-volume, fast paced environment. If you are interested in applying for this position, submit resume online at Littler Careers > Laterals > How to Apply. Please reference Littler Global in application. We offer generous benefits package to all full-time employees. EOE. No telephone calls please. No recruiters, principals only.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
downtown San Francisco, CA - Do you love training clients? Are you great at project management and enjoy working directly with clients? Looking for a change? ImmigrationTracker, the premier immigration management software provider, seeks a training and implementation specialist. We offer an energetic team-oriented work environment and comprehensive benefits package. You will provide customized project planning, implementation and training to new Tracker clients, while ensuring clear communications and consistently exceeding customer service expectations. Experience working in/with law firms, strong project managers, strong customer service, training and presentation skills, technical aptitude with PCs and industry related software, and commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Effective written and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills, and ability to work both independently and as team member are essential. Willingness and ability to travel required. US work authorization required. No third parties and contractors. Email resume to jobs@immigrationtracker.com. No phone calls, please.

Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli, a nationally-renowned expert with an outstanding breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise, is available to provide immigration- related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. He consults on employment-based immigration, job portability, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy, waivers of ineligibility and litigation. Offices in CA & NY. Services: worldwide. To discuss how he can consult on your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or aap@entertheusa.com.

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or myale@bykadvertising.com.


Headlines

Citizens Twice As Likely To Land In NJ Prisons As Legal, Illegal Immigrants

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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 - Washington, DC
On Friday April 25, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to host a lecture on "Large Scale Temporary Work Programs: Trading Rights for Numbers?". For more info, see: http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=1725.


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:
Given ID headlines item (04/14/08 ID), the immigration arrests I have seen along the Gulf Coast which mostly hit blond Slavs, I hope to hear a lot less from those claiming all crackdowns on illegal immigrants are racist. I do not expect it though. Unfortunately for those gun-shy of charges of racism, most illegal immigrants are highly distinct linguistically and in appearance from Americans (life is hard in the Mexican isthmus, making it hard for people to grow tall) and thus make it easy to tar those opposed to queue-jumpers as racists. Besides, with the job-creating Anglo and Baltic slivers of the EU as a closer job magnet for most "white" immigrants willing to risk illegal entries, the relative attraction is lessened, further decreasing the proportion of illegals from Europe. Let us decrease the attraction of illegal entries and willful overstays by reforming our system to make legal entry easier than illegal entry, and allow it at numbers sufficient to lower the attraction for the least educated to come here. They compete with those least able to cope with competition. We're a knowledge economy, let us attract knowledge. Make life harder for people like me, not our lower working and underclass.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
The letter from Jim Roberts (04/15/08 ID), in one sentence, says that we must "honor the Constitution", yet in another sentence, it advocates changing the Constitution ("prevent birth citizenship".) I suppose that the letter really means that the only way we can honor the Constitution is by changing it to suit its views.

Robert R. Gard, Esq.
Chicago, IL

Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (04/15/2008 ID) concludes that immigration to the US fulfills the marxist wish. But the letter's claim that "Our infrastructures and environment cannot continue to take in such large entry numbers, and that, to secure America, we need to drastically limit and select entry, etc., is so racially charged so as to ignite a pyrogenic explosion, all premised on securing America, whatever that means. What America really needs is more tolerance, more diversification, more love, less hatred, less bigotry, less superiority complex and more understanding that we live in a global environment, so often described in Robert Yang’s letters (04/15/08 ID). To quote Bob Dylan, once the poet laureate of the new age of progressive American-thought, "How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man? Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly, before they're forever banned? How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky? Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? How many years can a mountain exist, before it's washed to the sea? Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist, before they're allowed to be free? Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn't see? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind." I suggest that the answer, my friend, to America’s immigration debate is blowin' in the wind. The question is, will Congress hear the cry?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Dr. Servano from Philipine was a single in 1978 when his US citizen mother sponsored him an immigrant visa and his wife also was a single when her parents did the same to her. They got married in 1980, 2 years later. They never lied in their original applications. Mr. Murray's letter (04/15/08 ID) has mistakenly accused them as liars. The backlogs and waiting time for an immigrant visa is ridiculous and in many years people can fall in love with someone and got married. It doesn't make any sense to push their visas application back further and change their priority to 4th preferrence since they're actually single at the time their parents sponsor them. Many parts of our immigration laws are not only lack of common sense and ridiculous but also inhuman. The Servanos must be given opportunity to fix this problem without separating them from their 4 US citizen children on compassionate humanitarian ground. Many innocent people got deported by the mistakes of their greedy but incompetent lawyers or even the mistake of US immigration itself or simply they didn't get any help to navigate our complex confusing immigration laws. The Servanos are doctors, good citizens and neighbors, tax payers and parents of US citizen children. They're much more valuable than any taking for granted US born Americans who are lazy and living on welfare and begging on our streets. If there's something wrong here, it's the laws that must be reformed to meet better common sense and justice.

Robert Yang


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