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Immigration Daily September 22, 2008
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Comment

Natural Born Citizen

Law.com reports "Plaintiffs seeking to derail Sen. John McCain's presidential bid by claiming that the decorated Vietnam War veteran is not a natural born US citizen are being stymied in their quest by four Washington, D.C.-based Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher associates." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

New 2008-2009 Edition For Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.


Article

Immigrants Of The Week: Alexander Artemev, Liezel Huber, and Kirsty Coventry
Greg Siskind honors the immigrants of this week.

Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of September 18, 2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.

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


News

USCIS Says Houston Offices Remain Closed, ASCs Have Re-Opened
USCIS announced that its district office, the LIFE Act Building, and its Southeast Application Support Center (ASCs) remains closed for business until further notice. However, the Northwest and Southwest ASCs have reopened and will also open for business on Saturday, Sept. 20 for customers with a biometric scheduled appointment only.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, D.C. - Boutique immigration firm seeks senior business immigration paralegal. Small, friendly environment with no billable hours requirements. Bachelor's degree required and 5 + years of business immigration experience preferred. Must be proficient in preparation of PERM cases, H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 petitions, adjustment applications and consular processing. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but must have excellent English writing skills. Must be comfortable with extensive client contact and have the ability to multitask effectively. Compensation commensurate with experience and skill level. Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: pschwartz@paulhaarlaw.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with state-of-the-art case management system. Applicant must have excellent writing, communication and organization skills. Potential for assignment in firm's Bergen County, NJ office. Please send resume to: resumes@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York - Troutman Sanders LLP, an international law firm, seeks immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate possesses: four-year degree plus a paralegal certificate (ABA-approved preferred); 2+ years of business immigration experience; ability to read, write, and speak Korean preferred; knowledge of preparing H, L, O, E non-immigrant visas, I-140 petitions and adjustment of status applications; experience with multi-national corporations, start-up companies and PERM applications; must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative, strong client relations skills and be a quick learner by relating individual tasks to the "big picture" issue in complex business transactions. If interested, please visit http://www.troutmansanders.com/careers/paralegals/ to apply online.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to: candidate@wkgj.com.

Border And Consular Assistance
For visa application processing at US-Canada border or at US Consulate in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and/or Quebec, please contact Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP. Mr. Leamy is a Montreal-based AILA member with more than 15 years experience in U.S. immigration law. Ogilvy Renault s Business Immigration team will accompany your client and provide representation at border/consular posts. We have wide-ranging expertise with border/consular issues including all TN visas, L visas and waiver of inadmissibility cases. For more information: Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP; Montreal, QC; (514) 847-6103; cleamy@ogilvyrenault.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

Report: 1 In 10 Hispanics Asked About Immigration Status
Nearly one in 10 Hispanics in the U.S. reported that in the last year police or other authorities have stopped them and asked them about their immigration status, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report released Thursday.

Controversial Obama Ad Revives Immigration Issue
Immigration has been absent from the presidential campaign for months, but it came to the front again this week in a controversial television spot for Barack Obama.

RI Governor Can Enforce Immigration Order
A state judge rules that Governor Carcieri can force private employers who do business with the state to electronically check their workers' immigration status.

Sending Money Home
The problem of this system is that immigration policies prevent the workers the opportunity for citizenship in the country that draws them for their labor.


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 - Orlando, FL
Oct 24-25, 2008 - With the EB-5 program scheduled to sunset at the end of the month, what options do you have for your wealthy clients seeking residency? The EB-5 Investor seminar will discuss available options for your clients + latest developments from Washington and across the country. Regional Center principals, IIUSA and AILA experts will be on hand to discuss the program. 15 CLE credits approved. Reserve your seat for this not-to be missed event. http://www.eb5seminar.com/. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media 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:
Responding to yesterday's letters (9/19/08 ID), it is rare that I share a belief with R. Algase, but his letter's view of looming "financial tsunamis" (or tsunami which itself means a series of huge waves), is appropriate while immigration enthusiast's comments are "like children playing with seashells on the beach". What none of the comments reveal is the substantial contribution the latter have provided the former. The continual placing the interests of foreigners above American citizens and profits before patriotism and self-interest has led us to the condition of inundation and not only in respect to the numbers. As just one example, the whole housing debacle was begun by relaxing loan requirements and making them available to illegals. Job losses to lower wage employees, whether here or abroad, are decimating our middle class, the bedrock of our Nation. Thus I would disagree with D. Alexander's letter that: "excessive, runaway, unregulated capitalism such as led to this current crisis" is nearly the problem as is excessive, runaway, unregulated (or unenforced) immigration and exporting jobs. Either head for high ground, buy your scuba gear or get serious about restricting entry numbers, enforcement and putting America First as Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Pat Buchanan and others propose.

Jim Roberts


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