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Immigration Daily February 6, 2006
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Trip Across The Border

According to a New York Times story, "Our group of 13 was about to set out on one of Mexico's more bizarre tourist attractions: a make-believe trip illegally crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the US." For the full story, see here.

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Deadline Is Tues, Feb 6th For PERM In 2007: 9089 Issues

The curriculum for the Thur, Feb 8th phone session is as follows:

  • Current experiences with auto denials
  • How to handle roving employees in the form
  • Other controversial items on the form - requirements normal to the occupation,
    special requirements, language requirements
  • Interplay between section H & J, with hypos
  • Matching SVP with alternative requirements
  • Dealing with alternative requirements, including MS+? or BS +
    5 cases (filling out the form)- hypos
  • Magic language - how and when to use it correctly
  • Is it a professional occupation?
  • The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 6th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


    IMBRA IMBROGLIO: The Multiple Petition Limit Math In The USCIS Regulation Of IMBRA Doesn't Add Up
    Marc Ellis writes "I will point out that USCIS has misread the section of the law that deals with multiple petitions and it has made a basic arithmetic error in enforcing the waiver requirement placed on US citizen petitioners."


    LOC Comparative Report On Registration
    The Library of Congress issued a report on immigration registration procedures applicable to foreign nationals in various countries, including France, Greece and the European Union, Italy, and United Kingdom.


    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro (Washington, DC) - Polished and meticulous senior business immigration attorney needed to join nationally recognized, fast-paced immigration team in friendly 10-attorney firm. You will work independently on diverse immigrant and nonimmigrant cases, manage paralegals, and coordinate directly with clients. Requires 4+ yrs experience, excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O.Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015,

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    NY, NY - The Law Offices Of Jan Allen Reiner, a law firm with impeccable reputation, seeks an immigration paralegal with 1+ years of experience in any and all areas of immigration. Candidate will work with some degree of independence, have extensive client contact, will have excellent written and verbal communication skills both in English and the Mandarin dialect of Chinese, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, the desire to provide a high level of customer satisfaction, and word-processing skills. While a candidate with some experience is preferred, we will also train the right candidate. Please submit resume to Please only those with permanent legal status in the US need apply.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Tyson's Corner, VA (Washington, DC) - Fast-paced growing immigration law firm seeks two experienced immigration paralegals. Experience in labor certs, NIV categories, AOS, and consular processing required. Experience with NIW, extraordinary ability a plus. Must have 2+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct case management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs and some familiarity with family based cases. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Westlaw, Lexis and AILA link research systems knowledge a plus. Benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Come and be a part of growing firm where your influence really counts. Send resume + salary expectations to Glendia Mondesir:

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks paralegal with 2+ years of business immigration experience, including hands-on preparation of PERM applications. Must have Bachelor's 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.

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    New Partner - Chicago, IL
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce that Cindy L. Shearn has been elected a partner to its Chicago office, effective January 1, 2007. Ms. Shearn graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a BA in International Relations. Before attending law school, Ms. Shearn held positions at the Interparliamentary Union and the UN's International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She obtained her JD from The American University, Washington College of Law. She is admitted to the Illinois bar and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and AILA. Ms. Shearn is proficient in French. www.fragomen.


    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 recently wrote a letter that was published in Immigration Daily (01/31/07 ID), supporting the concept of a CIS fee increase. That was before I saw the proposed increases. I no longer support the proposed increase, because it is just too much. I agree with ID's editorial (ID 02/05/07) that the security-related costs should not be passed on to immigrant applicants seeking benefits, but should be borne by the enforcement arms of DHS (CBP, ICE). After all, that was part of the purpose for breaking up the old INS. Only adjudication costs should be passed on to applicants, and even then after oversight of appropriate government monitoring agencies to determine whether CIS is efficiently getting bang for their buck. But that's the problem, nobody seems to be able to distinguish between immigration adjudication and homeland security. In my perfect world, CIS would have remained the Immigration & Naturalization Service (with an emphasis on "service"), under the Department of Justice, and ICE and CBP would have been spun off into the newly formed DHS. But nobody in the bureaucracy ever seems to be able to think outside the box. The burden the proposed fee increase will put on immigrating families will be tremendous. ID is correct, "the power lies with Congress to correct this", and to correct other injustices. I am not holding my breath for Congress to do any correcting of any sort - they can't even address social security, health care, the tax code. Does anyone understand that it has been 15 years since Bill Clinton addressed those issues in his first term as president, and we have had absolutely no ameliorating legislation passed in those regards? That is shameful and sadly reflects on America's inability to govern through the democratic process of pork barrel politics.

    David D. Murray, Esq.
    Newport Beach, CA

    Dear Editor:
    Responding to ID's comment (02/05/07 ID), in the real world, things cost money. And, while I do think that the proposed increases are rather high, of course there have to be fees associated with the process. If the immigration service were to abolish filing fees, maybe Immigration Daily could shoulder the burden of the potential increase in taxes to the hard working men and women of the US by donating all proceeds of the monies that it receives in return for selling its products and services.

    Richard M. Wilner, Esq.
    Cerritos, CA

    Dear Editor:
    Kudos to Mr. Endelman's Article (02/05/07 ID). His Article has proposed exactly what was happening in the US 20 years ago, commonly referred to in India as the "brain drain". In other words, the good old road to immigration. Although the freedom to self-petition did not exist, the other problems that exist in immigration today - country caps, employer unscrupulousness, etc - were never an issue, because it typically took less than 2 years to get a green card. As Mr. Endelman's Article puts it, although not directly, the current shortage of visas and green cards will eventually lead to outsourcing, which so many protectionists fail to realize. On the contrary, if caps are removed, a self-regulating system is created which actually preserves American jobs by the laws of economics. This is in total sync with my letter to the Editor 2 days ago to Immigration Daily, which suggested much the same solution, except not limiting it to IT workers (see 2/1/07 ID). It also eliminates in the long run what Mr. Endelman's Article has the insight to see is a very real reason for the government "inefficiencies" and reluctance to change the current laws: viz. threat of a rising India and China.


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