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Immigration Daily January 12, 2007
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Physician Immigration Seminar

The curriculum for the Jan 18th telephonic seminar on Physician Immigration is as follows:

  • J-1 Waivers
    • I'm a specialist, where can I go?
    • State 30 programs
    • Waiver procedures - nuts and bolts
    • Interaction of J waiver and NIW for underserved areas
    • The impact of bi-specialization on waiver processing
  • H-1Bs
    • Basic requirements
    • Cap issues for MDs
    • Prevailing wage determinations
    • Self-employment
  • Os and other alternative non-immigrant categories
  • Labor Certifications
  • National Interest Waivers
  • Other green card categories
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 16th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Coaches For Lawyers: Helping You Reach Your Goals
Edward Poll writes "With coaching, operations become more profitable, financing becomes more efficient, and standards of performance are increased."


DOS Final Rule On Exchange Visitor Program: Professor And Research Scholars
The Department of State issued a final rule announcing an effective date for the implementation of the 5-year professor and research scholar categories.

DOL Issues Backlog FAQ Round 6
The Department of Labor issued FAQ round 6 which discusses the RIR Conversion hold harmless opportunity including language for the request.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Houston, TX - Immigration practice seeks a legal assistant with experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing, including labor certification applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written, organizational and computer skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree plus 2 years experience required. Please fax or e-mail resume & writing sample to 713-888-0812 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks associate with 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience, including PERM. Candidates should also have knowledge of family-based and naturalization matters. Must have excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. Competitive salary/benefits. Submit resume and cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sydney, Australia - Fragomen Consular Practice seeks experienced associate attorney to manage expanding US immigration consular practice. Primary responsibilities include: (1) oversee preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant consular submissions, (2) consult with clients regarding general US immigration law and procedure, appropriate visa category, potential inadmissibility to the US or eligibility for waiver of inadmissibility, and (3) liaise with US consular staff and Fragomen colleagues. Position involves extensive client contact and use of internal case management and billing system to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Ideal candidates have 3-5+ years business immigration legal experience managing high volume caseload. Superior academic credentials, excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript + writing sample to: Jacqueline V. Guynn, Esq. Recruiting Manager: EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, seeks experienced immigration attorney with significant employment-based immigration experience. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. We provide opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; have highly competitive salaries and benefits; informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. Position requires excellent academic credentials, 3+ years' substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Ideal candidate must be client-service focused and thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. E-mail cover letter + resume to We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz needs immigration paralegals (for Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, & Washington, D.C. offices) to assist lawyers, work with diverse clientele and use sophisticated computer systems to prepare, track and manage immigration applications. Requires detail oriented, highly organized individual having bachelor's degree, experience with complex process management in automated environment, commitment to customer service, and clear verbal and written English skills. Experience as paralegal, experience with immigration procedures, and other language fluency preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/D/V. Send resume to Lynn Schuster specifying desired location. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks three mid-level associates to join its research and policy group in its New York and Washington, DC offices. The NY position requires 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, a proven track record as writer on immigration issues, and the ability to work under pressure. The DC positions require 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, policy analysis background, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of legislative and regulatory process. Experience on Capitol Hill, in an immigration agency, or with an advocacy/policy organization a strong plus. Superior academic credentials, excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to: Jacqueline V. Guynn, Esq. Recruiting Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, 99 Wood Avenue South, 10th Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830.

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New Position - Washington, DC
The Urban Institute is pleased to announce that New York City agency administrator, educator, and researcher Ajay Chaudry will become the director of the Urban Institute's Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population February 12. The center, one of the Urban Institute's 10 research divisions, probes emerging demographic, labor market, and social service trends, as well as issues ranging from immigrant work patterns to the effectiveness of programs affecting children and families. It also evaluates services dealing with homelessness, child welfare, and job training and studies child care and youth development.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I have too many relatives abroad to be able to afford to believe in myths like "Mexico is poor because the US is rich", yet that seems to be the sentiment expressed in Jordana Hart's letter to the Editor (01/11/07 ID). When US influence (and before it, British influence) in the world wanes life gets increasingly brutish and short elsewhere. Certain nations better uilize their human capital than others. Chile, pre and post Pinochet is an excellent example, as is Hong Kong's rapid rise in wealth after WWII, when it began as one of the world's poorest Hell-holes. No doubt the denizens of Cambridge Massachusetts will feel better about the human catastrophe that would accompany the roll-back of globalization (the 1930s were one such period) because much of the worst effects occur in a media blackout. A stunning contrast to Ms. Hart's letter is Mr. Murray's fact-based analysis (01/11/07 ID) of past amnesties in support of his opposition to another is in another world from Ms. Hart's letter. I happen to back an amnesty, if coupled with a meaningful fine and other reforms, but Mr. Murray's letter's opposition is logical, well argued and cites falsifiable (but sadly for my side of the argument, and for the country, not false) information. Simply asserting American evil (or the evils of immigration) is not terribly helpful. Argument at its best should convince, not simply declaim.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Our firm recently successfully argued a case before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, that may be of interest to Immigration Daily readers. The court held that "a nonprecedential decision by a single member of the BIA which found that as a matter of law, Petitioner's period of residence as an asylum seeker was not "lawful" should not be accorded Chevron deference and remanded Petitioner's case to provide the BIA with the opportunity to construe the "lawfully resided continuously" provisions of INA 212(h) in a precedential opinion. The case is Rotimi vs Gonzalez, No. 06-0202-ag (2nd Cir., Jan. 3, 2007).

Conrad E. Pollack, Esq., Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
In ID's comment (01/11/07) NumbersUSA is described as "... possibly the largest anti-immigration organization". The goals of NumbersUSA, clearly stated on its website are to control immigration, both legal and illegal. Calling them "anti-immigration" is no more accurate than calling ID "pro-illegal immigration".

Baileyville, ME

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