Robert Divine, Joel Stewart, Karen Weinstock
ILW.COM is pleased to announce that noted scholars Robert Divine, Joel
Stewart and Karen Weinstock will be at the ILW.COM booth in Vancouver at the
Exhibit Hall (you can recognize our booth by the balloons - look for the
red, white and blue balloons!). Joel Stewart, Editor of THE PERM BOOK, will
be at the booth all day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week. Robert
Divine, author of Immigration Practice (published by Juris), and Karen
Weinstock, editor of The H-1B Book, will each be at the booth from time to
time. Stop by to converse with the authors (obtain an autograph if you
like!) and meet fellow members of the bar at our booth. Look for the red,
white and blue balloons, we hope to see you there!
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A Troublesome Fence
Leon Wildes writes "As a nation of immigrants, we deserve better."
Bloggings: June 18, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.
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USCIS Announces Court Approval Of Settlement Agreement In NWIRP Suit
USCIS announced that the Western District Court of Washington signed a preliminary approval of class action settlement in the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project legalization class action.
EOIR Updates Immigration Court Practice Manual On Change Of Venue
EOIR updated the change of venue section of the Immigration Court Practice Manual.
USCIS In Des Moines Reopens
USCIS in Des Moines, Iowa has reopened for business.
Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Inbound Visa & Immigration Coordinator who will be responsible for the firm's J-1 exchange training program. This process includes reviewing and assessing all incoming requests, ensuring all participants meet Department of State requirements, processing visa forms and fees, ensuring all proper documents are collected in each file, monitor all J-1 cases from start to finish, updating SEVIS system on a weekly basis, follow-up with J-1 participants on work location changes and address changes. Coordinate H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3 and green cards processes with outside immigration counsel, counsel international business travelers on work permit/visa requirements, assist HR/Recruiting community that involves immigration sponsorship, and assess impact emerging legislation on our business. Bachelor's degree, equivalent work experience, 2+ years of business immigration experience, international exposure & cultural awareness a plus, experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and sensitivity to timing, ability to work in a fast pace environment and support client-vendor relationships, good judgment and analytical skills. For more info and to apply online enter the job number 00IX6 here or email resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Madison, WI - Quarles & Brady LLP, a national law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Levitt & Needleman, P.C., a 13 person midtown immigration law firm, seeks immigration paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization,
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pittsburgh, PA - Fujitsu Consulting, an international IT services
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immigration department. The paralegal will participate in all aspects of
the department's employment-based immigration practice. Candidates must be
detail-oriented, possess solid writing skills, and be capable of
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Bretz & Coven, LLP, a fast-paced Manhattan immigration law
firm, seeks experienced paralegal able to speak English and at least one
other foreign language (Hindi, Spanish, Creole French, etc.). Qualified
candidates must have 2+ years of diverse immigration
experience. The position requires heavy contact with clients. Requirements
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interpersonal skills, team-mindedness, customer service skills, PC skills,
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lexington, KY - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, a large Kentucky law firm, seeks employment-based immigration
paralegal/case manager. Position requires strong organizational, writing, communication, and computer skills. Experience preferred in H-1B, L-1, PERM, and I-140 cases. Spanish or Japanese language skills considered a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits. Great work environment. Please email your resume and salary
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Immigration - Rules Are A Maze
The narrative of immigration woes -- especially when it comes to international students -- is that of frustration and misunderstanding.
Abhorring A Vacuum
The absence of comprehensive immigration reform from Congress is resulting in a crackdown ó a repudiation of who we are as a nation.
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Immigration Event - Vancouver, BC
June 27 - National Immigration Project is pleased to sponsor a benefit reception to honor Hiroshi Motomura. For more info see: http://nationalimmigrationproject.org/Events/Motomura_2008/Motomura_webpage.htm
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I am watching a good friend of mine go thru what I feel is an injustice and unfair practice concerning his wanting to become an American citizen. He and his wife have been married for over two years, she is a permanent resident and now they are struggling monetarily in our economy as many of us are. I have seen him pay now 3 times for his travel and employment documents, resulting in approx $3000 in expense and debt to him for the extra two times he has filed. Not to mention the time and emotional stress this has caused with no one answering questions of why am I paying again? In the end, who pays for these governmental problems and delays? The poor, struggling, immigrants of our society who came here for a better life, which personally I feel is unfair. Our society teaches us that when you pay for a service, or an item, and it is not delivered, if it breaks, or it is not what is advertised when received, we are to receive a refund or at least we should not be charged again for something we already paid for, don't you agree? Our government is taking advantage of people who are trying to do the right thing. This is not the American way. Its time for our government to recognize that they are causing hardship unnecessarily and at the least charge just once for a certain document, however long it takes them to process. We should be teaching our beliefs as a society from the top (our government), and not taking advantage of the public which is wrong, donít you think?
To answer the letters of Hank Meyer and David Utterback (06/17/08 ID) I first wondered what God they are referring to. Was He the Christian God, the Jewish God, the Moslem God, the Buddhist God, or some other God? In regard to the Christian God, followed by most Americans, we are instructed to "clothe the naked, feed the poor and welcome the stranger". No litmus test is provided to distinguish between legal and illegal residents of the US. A noted Catholic church leader has instructed his priests to disobey any law that would subject them to criminal penalties for acts of humanitarian assistance to those in need regardless of their immigrant status. I refer you to Roger Cardinal Mahoney, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles. You may Google his statement under "Welcome the Stranger".
Letters of Hank Meyer and David Utterback (06/17/08 ID) had some interesting responses to my comments on Christian Charity. Why is the restrictionist argument so extreme? I have to take an illegal immigrant into my home and give him my food to be walking the walk? How about just not harrassing them? How about giving willing workers visas so they can go on about the business of providing for their families just like I do? This is America there is not a finite amount of "pie" so Americans will not get a slice if we extend a hand to migrants from other lands. It seems there is no historical memory of the land we call America when it did not belong to us. I find it hypocritical that many now begrudge contemporary migrants who seek a better life just as our ancestors did. I do not subscribe to the theory todays migrants are any more morally impaired than the early settlers who appropriated the land from the Native Americans. Nor do I believe God would refrain from blessing them as well.
Of the four letters to the editor yesterday (6/17/08 ID), two were from
the American citizens point of view and two were sympathetic or from the
viewpoint of immigrants. The latter two and other entry enthusiasts
never seem to realize that there are limits as to the numbers that
America can responsibly absorb for many good reasons. These letters
always place the priorities of foreigners first and never seem to have
equal compassion for US citizens concerns, problems or quality of life,
which is negatively affected by excessive migration in many ways. Also,
where is the compassion of these letters for the nations emigrants
have left, who also need talented and hard working people. It is not
prudent or the Christian or Civic duty of US entry policy to make it
easy for increased or unlimited numbers to migrate here as there is no
inherent right to do so. The teachings of Jesus apply to personal
behavior, not nation's entry policies, and never advocated the breaking
of laws, rather the contrary. CIR with amnesty in any form is a
repudiation of the law which hardly is a foundation for citizenship,
cheapened as it would be similar to the questionable birthright variety.
With the historically high levels of legal and illegal entry since the
1965 and l986 entry law disasters, the crying need today is drastically
reduced numbers and fully secured borders much of which can be achieved
with present laws, if seriously enforced with the help of local police,
and not ignored with Globalist or sanctuary policies. Law professor
Kris W. Kobach's recent article: "Attrition Through Enforcement: A
Rational Approach to Illegal Immigration" is informative in this regard.
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