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Immigration Daily January 30, 2007
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Mexican Husbands

"Help us keep our husbands home with our families" is the message of a website created by the women and children of Tecalpulco, Mexico supporting the enforcement of US immigration laws. To view the website, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Deadline Is Tues, Jan. 30th For Nurse Visas - Phone Seminar

The curriculum for the Feb 1st phone seminar on Nurse visas is as follows:

  • Nurses
    • Non-immigrant options
    • Green card options - impact of retrogression
    • Credentialing update
    • Consular processing issues
  • Legislative Update - The impact of comprehensive immigration reform on health care professions
The speakers will be the following distinguished practitioners Joseph Curran (discussion leader), Chris Musillo, Ronald Nair, and Donna Rae Richardson (CGFNS).

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 30th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Thinking Twice About Partnering With ICE - An Analysis Of ICE's "Best Hiring Practices" And IMAGE
Tony Weigel writes "As employers brave the new world of worksite enforcement, they should consider the outcomes other employers have experienced with voluntary, I-9 related government programs."


DOS Cable On I-130 Petitions
The Department of State issued a cable referring all I-130 petitions to USCIS Service Centers for adjudication.

USCIS Issues TPS EAD Fact Sheets
USCIS issued fact sheets on the re-registration for temporary protected status and the issuance of employment authorization documents. For the Salvadoran TPS fact sheet, see here. For the Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS fact sheet, see here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks paralegal with 2+ years of business immigration experience. Hands-on preparation of PERM essential. Ideal candidate should also be well versed in family-based and naturalization matters. Must have Bachelors degree as well as excellent writing, communication and case management skills. Opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Competitive salary/benefits. Submit resume and cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Entry-level opportunities available for global immigration specialists to manage non-U.S. visa case matters. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Chinese, Korean, Japanese and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Maryland's largest independent law firm outside of Baltimore city (90+ attorneys), seeks immigration legal assistant to work as part of its Immigration, Nationality & Consular Practice Group team. 2+ years experience desired in: employment-based IV (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), NIV (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1), family-based IV, naturalization, AOS, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. College degree or paralegal certificate preferred - significant experience considered in place of education. Ideal candidate possesses superior analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and immigration forms applications. Duties include heavy client contact, legal research, and immigration petitions. Work with experienced immigration attorneys and professionals in fast-paced, collegial setting. Excellent salary/benefits package. If you enjoy challenging work with direct client contact and are equally passionate about immigration law, we want to hear from you. Send resume + salary requirements in confidence to: Ms. Maura Bowen, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, & Ecker by fax (301) 230-2891 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Irvine, CA - Looking to join a fast-paced, dynamic and friendly team that provides first-rate immigration legal services to global businesses and individuals? Paparelli & Partners LLP has immediate openings for two experienced immigration paralegals. Work under the supervision of attorneys to serve multinational companies and high-achiever individuals in both employment-based and family-based immigration-related matters. Use computer software extensively (research databases, Internet, MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, ProLaw, Immigration Tracker, Power Point, etc.), and become immersed in cutting-edge immigration projects. Contact us if you have two or more years of US immigration experience, are a multi-talented, multi-tasker, detail oriented, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well on a team, love challenges, are willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record and character, have a paralegal certificate or are otherwise qualified as a paralegal under CA law. Japanese language fluency (verbal/written) preferred for one open position, but not required. To pursue this exciting opportunity, email resume to Gina Galassi:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP the leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for senior associate attorneys and associate attorneys. Both positions require experience in labor certs, NIV categories (senior position requires experience in all NIV categories), AOS and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions in high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Sr. Associate Attorney - must have 5+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs. Experience should include managing support staff. Associate Attorney - must have 1-2yrs. business immigration experience. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required for both positions. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. CA bar membership a plus. Send resume with salary expectations to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Law Offices of Wildes & Weinberg seeks immigration paralegal with 2+ years experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant related matters. Must possess good writing skills and be able to work in a high volume environment. Submit resume and cover letter to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC seeks experienced business immigration paralegal to work in our corporate immigration practice. Position involves providing paralegal support to firm's attorneys in securing temporary work visas and permanent residence for corporate clients and their employees; coordinating with clients to obtain necessary information and/or documents to complete cases; researching immigration laws, procedures and regulations; preparing applications and petitions including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, J-1, E-1/2, B-1, PERM alien labor certifications, I-140 immigrant petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing. Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of experience as a business immigration paralegal, coupled with an undergraduate degree, excellent communication and organizational skills, knowledge of PC applications, and the ability to work independently. Excellent compensation and benefits package, coupled with an outstanding, collegial work environment. G&A offers a business-casual dress policy, health insurance, 401(K) with generous match, free parking, and more. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to, or fax to (703) 796-9232. All submissions will be kept confidential. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), USCIS, DHS seeks experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their resume, citing qualifications and work experience, writing samples and the responses provided during a structured interview if selected. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome. Deadline to apply: Feb. 9, 5pm ET. Applicants must submit: (1) cover letter that demonstrates specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them (2) current resume (3) two writing samples. Send to Claudia Salem, Acting Chief, ALD, OCC, USCIS, Suite 4210, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20529 or email (MS Word format or readable using Adobe Acrobat (for scanned documents) to For more info., see here. Include Experienced Attorney position, ALD, USCIS in subject header. GS-13 -GS-15 level, DOE. No relocation expenses. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks a Global Immigration Coordinator in its New Jersey office. Ideal candidate will assist in advising multinational corporations, specialized workers and individuals about employability in foreign countries. Must have proven experience with extensive client contact and in working with foreign government agencies and attorneys. Responsibilities include legal research, fact analysis, and document preparation. Must capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. College degree (B.A. or B.S.) required. Superior writing, computer and organizational skills essential. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks immigration paralegals for exceptional opportunities in its New Jersey location. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience counseling US and foreign employers on a 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 a fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree (B.S. or B.A.) and excellent writing skills are required. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Chicago - Law Offices of Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates, P.C. seeks experienced legal assistant with knowledge of family and employment based immigration matters. Candidate must speak Spanish, possess good communication skills in both English and Spanish, and excellent writing and organizational abilities. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Competitive salary offered. Benefits include health insurance and retirement savings plan. Submit resume and cover letter to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto, Canada - Greenberg Turner, a Canadian corporate Immigration law firm, seeks two experienced attorneys with a minimum of two years practicing business immigration law handling a high volume caseload. Candidates must be experienced handling a range of nonimmigrant (H-1B, TN, L) and immigrant (PERM, permanent residency) matters. Candidate must have the ability to provide exceptional client service and case management skills. At our firm we strive for quality in our legal practice, promoting cooperation from each other. Please submit your resume to Lonnie Wellman at: or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202)483-6801, Attn: Aaron McCommons. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Bretz & Coven, LLP is an AV rated NYC immigration law firm specializing in deportation defense. We are seeking an admitted attorney experienced with: (1) immigration court; (2) adjustment of status and naturalization interviews; (3) brief and motion practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Court; and (4) federal court. Qualified applicants only. Submit resume, writing sample, and cover letter (include salary requirements) to:

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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New Partner - Santa Clara, CA
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce that Jin Yi Park has been elected a partner to its Santa Clara office, effective January 1, 2007. Jin Yi Park completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley (B.A.) and earned her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Park is admitted to the California Bar.


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:
ID's comment (ID 01/29/07) refers to an article in the Washington Post that says Maine lawmakers passed a resolution urging repeal of the Real ID Act, which would create a national digital identification system by 2008. It also says, "The lawmakers said it would cost Maine about $185 million, fail to boost security and put people at greater risk of identity theft." and went on to say, "The National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators said in a September report that the law would cost states more than $11 billion over five years and take at least another seven years to implement. I would like to know what is going to cost so much? Are we talking about real dollars, or government contract dollars to political cronies. In a state with 1,274,923 people how can it cost $185 million dollars to comply with Real ID? That is $14,500.00 per person. Come now. And as to the claim by governors that Real ID will cost the states $11 Billion dollars? Where to they get these numbers? And what are the rest of us missing? Perhaps someone out there has the answer and will enlighten us.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
There should be no problem with any fees charged, or an increase in fees (01/26/07 ID comment). There is no way the American tax payers should be footing the bill for anything relating to immigrants. They are already doing more than their share by allowing immigrants into their country. Immigration already drains so many resources, ie schooling, heatlhcare etc. how can possibly think of adding another thing. As for waiving fees for people who are not financially in a position to pay for it themselves, that would just be ludicrous. Most of the H1B visa holders applying for permanent residence etc, all have good jobs and good incomes (or they would not have had the visa), are all capable of paying for their immigration process. These are people who already pay a great share of taxes to the USA, and pay their way with everything else. I am one of them. But we already are forced to stand back, put our lives on hold while everybody is busy dealing with illegal immigrants, and we just get put on the "pile" because of the workload illegals cause. So how can it be fair to make us pay for a service that another person does not have to, when we already probably provide more of a service than we currently get out of the system. If you can't afford to pay, you probably should not be here, because you will just keep on needing to be bailed out by taxpayers.

Linda Cogill

Dear Editor:
The fact that the fees are non-refundable if the application is denied, looks to me, like USCIS is simply making money off us (see 01/26/07 ID comment). One of the most expensive applications is the visitor's visa, especially as many countries have an unfavourable exchange rate against the dollar. My son paid a third of his monthly salary for a visa application, which they denied on the grounds that he has parents here. The thousands of dollars I have paid for my family's immigration applications have thankfully resulted in approval - else I could not have afforded trying again.

J. Hill

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