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Immigration Daily May 15, 2008
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Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

USCIS New Guidance On CSPA Helpful In One Respect, But Flawed In Others
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "Under the circumstances, while politely applauding USCIS's bowing to the BIA's decision of Avila-Perez, we reach the conclusion that the guidance is flawed, and hope that it is not a precursor of U.S.C.I.S.'s mindset in preparing the CSPA regulation which is expected be promulgated by summer's end."

Bloggings: May 15, 2008
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries to his blog.

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


News

EOIR Fact Sheet On Coercive Population Control Asylum
EOIR issued a fact sheet on current address reporting requirements for coercive population control asylees.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Multiple Locations - USCIS seeks over 500 entry level Immigration Services Officers. Positions are available in duty locations around the nation at the GS-5/7/9 grade levels. Starting salaries range from $26,264 to $39,795. Promotion potential and regular salary increases may also be available. USCIS will accept applications starting Monday, May 12, through Monday, May 26, 2008. New recruits will attend a 8-week training program and practicum, during which new recruits will be provided with the skills needed to adjudicate applications and petitions. Applicants can qualify for the GS-5/7/9 grade levels based on education, experience, or a combination of both education and experience. All academic majors are acceptable for these positions. For more info, see here: https://cbpmhc.hr-services.org/ISO/. Please be sure to reference vacancy announcement number: FCIP-187891. To review the official vacancy announcement, key in vacancy announcement number: FCIP-187891 at OPM USA Jobs website.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks senior level immigration paralegals. 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 Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Hammond Law Group seeks experienced immigration attorney. Preference given to attorneys with experience in healthcare and corporate matters. Experience should include a wide range of employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant categories. Attorney should be used to working on large caseloads and supervising Legal Assistants. HLG has a fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture. Please email resume and writing sample to rita@hammondlawfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Washington, DC - Immigration Law Group PC, fast-paced 5 lawyer boutique immigration law firm in downtown DC (K Street area) seeks 2 legal assistants. 1 year prior immigration experience required. Interesting clientele, friendly, casual work atmosphere, no timesheets, competitive salary and benefits (401k w/ employer match, health insurance, etc.) Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, highly organized and good communicators. Please email your resume, cover letter and salary reqs. to: glen@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Clearwater, FL - Law ofice of Joan Mathieu seeks experienced immigration attorney with 3+ year's experience practicing US immigration law, including employment, family and removal. Joan Mathieu, a solo practitioner and the owner of the firm, who has been a member of AILA and past chapter chair, has been practicing immigration exclusively at the profitable downtown Clearwater location for 12 years. She is opening a second office where she will work full time. The new attorney will handle all the firm's current and future clients at the Clearwater location. The position will be ideal for someone who has or had an immigration law firm and seeks to relocate to Florida to start again without all the work of establishing a new practice and the hassle of paying the bills. May also be ideal for associate in big firm who deals well with responsibility and who wants same. Please email resume to immigrator@earthlink.net. Phone number: (727)-462-8181

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Philadelphia, PA - Established immigration firm seeks attorney with minimum 3-5 years of corporate business immigration experience. Experience should include full range of employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant categories. Experience supervising paralegal staff and managing corporate immigration accounts strongly preferred. Excellent legal writing, organizational and case management skills required. Please submit resume, cover letter and relevant, substantive legal writing samples (i.e.: RFE responses, explanatory letters to clients, analytical case planning memos, etc.) to Lawrence Rudnick: Lrudnick@srrlaw.us.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Detroit, MI - Clark Hill PLC seeks experienced immigration associate. Qualified candidate will have 2+ two years business immigration law experience with filings for H Visas, L Visas, E Visas, PERM cases and green cards. Working knowledge of immigration case management system is preferred. Excellent written communication and strong interpersonal skills required. Email resume, cover letter, writing sample, + law school transcript to Martha Mackinnon: mmackinnon@clarkhill.com. EOE.

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PERM Services
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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.


Headlines

NBA Playoffs: A Model To Solve Nation's Immigration Woes?

In a state of confusion


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Event - Fresno, CA
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fresno is pleased to announce "Family-Based Immigration Law Training", June 16 -17, 2008. This intensive two-day training will review common and complex issues in family-based immigration law. Space is limited. More information available online at http://www.cliniclegal.org/Trainings/fliers/FresnoFamilySupplementalinfo.pdf. The deadline for registration is June 6th. For more information, call Chris Ozaki at (415) 394-9371. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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 guess Mr. Roberts' letter (05/14/08 ID) holds the same economic views President Reagan did. That would explain its unfounded generalization that undocumented immigrants "irrevocably" harm the United States. The letter shows no need or desire for adequately funded entitlement programs for one's old-age. Perhaps the letter should investigate the tax shortfalls effects in those developed countries which are not immigrant friendly, e.g. France, Japan, and then should check on why Canada, Ireland, Spain and the United States have not yet started the slide toward economic disaster.

Paul Good, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Robert Yang's letter (05/14/08 ID) is absolutely correct that we are in an ever-expanding system of global competition that we would be ill-advised to opt out of, and that free trade in goods, services and people is what our public policies ought to be aiming for. Two problems, however, present themselves in the letter's policy prescriptions. As Rose and Milton Friedman acknowledged, we live in a welfare state that redistributes goods and services on a massive scale, and encourages rent-seeking by certain classes of people. In such a system, a rational crafter of public policy would game immigration policies to privilege the influx of producers over consumers. The grey and black-market parts of our immigration "system" presently do that even worse than the strictly legal parts do. The second area the letter misses is cultural. In countries where silovikhi or their equivalents rule - much of Latin America and certainly most OPEC member nations leap to mind - it is true that those at the upper echelons of society are net consumers from the state rather than contributors. In importing the people of those countries, one is well-advised to guard against importing the habits of those countries that feed such behavior, a willingness to flaunt immigration and other laws among them. Such self-protective efforts can indeed shade over into racism or something resembling it, just as any virtue can be twisted into a vice, but they remain necessary. Immigration skeptics are not irrational to fear some of the negative externalities of immigration in a welfare state. We might try address the concerns of skeptics and still move immigration reform forward. I have spoken Alabama Republican audiences containing Minutemen and made progress on this issue. There is more common ground here than some of us would like to think.

Honza Prchal
Birmingham, AL


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