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Immigration Daily February 13, 2007
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NCLEX In Manila

"The Philippine bid to hold the US nursing licensure exam in Manila succeeded. Filipino nurses who wish to work in America no longer must travel abroad, burning hundreds of dollars, just to take the Nursing Council Licensure Examination." For The National Council of State Boards of Nursing press release, see here. For a link providing additional context, see here.

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The Indispensable All-In-One CSPA Handbook - Shipping Now!

ILW.COM is pleased to present the Child Status Protection Act Handbook by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC):

  • Chapter 1: Overview Of Age Out
  • Chapter 2: Overview Of The CSPA And Implementation
  • Chapter 3: The CSPA And Family-based Visas
  • Chapter 4: The CSPA And Employment-based Visas
  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
  • Chapter 6: The CSPA And Asylee/Refugee Processing
  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
  • Twenty-four Appendices
  • Numerous CD-ROM Resource Materials
For more info on the Child Status Protection Act Handbook, and to order, see here.


New Colorado Laws Challenge Employers
Diane Adams writes "As a result of new legislation designed to discourage the hiring of undocumented workers, Colorado employers are faced with a complex new array of compliance procedures."


CRS On US Asylum Policies
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated report on US immigration policy on asylum seekers.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman:

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

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.

Case Management Technology
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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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Super Lawyer Award - Los Angeles, CA
For the fourth year in a row, since its inception, Alice Yardum-Hunter is a distinguished "Super Lawyer" in the Immigration and Nationality Law award category bestowed by Los Angeles Magazine and Law and Politics. Awards are based on a survey of practicing lawyers in Southern California and are judged not by reputation, but based direct observation of the attorneys work. Various quality checks are then conducted to assure objectivity of voters and competence of winner to practice in their specialty. Alice is joined with fourteen other colleagues of the award amongst more than 1,000 immigration lawyers in Southern California.


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:
Responding to ID's comment (02/12/07 ID), make them overseas workers. Their involvement in the ameican lifestream will bring only more problems. Let them stay and their families back to their native land. They can send checks home to feed their families. Equality for illigals will only press the american worker father out of their own heritage. Worldwide, oversears workers make $250 a month on a 3 year contract, they are not permitted use of the institutions established by the white legal immigrants that entered the u.s. from 1620 thru the early 1900's. Lawlessness is lawlessness and any comprimise will be detremental. Now American citizens are being persecuted for enforcing immigration laws and more and more such as the KKK are valid in their mission, tho their methods are cruel, but the organized labor contributions to the political process are ignored, leaving only defacto actions such as the burning of Watts, and they burning by mexicans of post offices of merit to the response of our goernment. Illigals use these for their platform for crying prejudice, but it was not their linage that established these great institutions, or the fantastic infrastructure of commerce and public faciltities. These facilities all americans enjoy on the mainland are the sweat of legal immigrants and the the illigals and the generatiosn of ADCers who did not work to improve themselves decry prejudice. Now, the white Caucasion is the one who needs protection against the prejudice of illigals and those crying predudice. Where is equality when we elevate blacks, minorites, above the the general population. It is creating a form of privileged class of minorites and the white caucasion has been detached from the bill of rights.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
President Bush has spoken many times that Congress should pass comprehensive immigration bill "that will secure our borders, enhance interior and work site enforcement, create a temporary worker program, resolve - without animosity and without amnesty - the status of illegal immigrants already here". It obviously indicates that his main intention to pass this bill is to legalize illegal aliens living presently in the US. I think it should be known to him that once these illegal aliens are legalized, it will encourage aliens to be illegals, and thus invite further wave of illegal immigration. Therefore, the illegals living in the US should go back to their countries. What kind of guest worker program is it that President Bush is talking about ? Is this the same as temporary worker program in Germany, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Gulf and Arabian countries ? After expiration of their work permit the foreign workers working in these countries must go back to their respective countries. Furthermore, their status will never be adjusted to permanent resident. Mostly the foreign workers in these countries are doing the jobs people of their host country are not doing. If President Bush is speaking of this kind of temporary worker program, there will not be any obstructions to invite foreign skilled and unskilled workers needed for our agriculture, industry, etc., to work in our country under this program.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
I couldn't read the Article (see 02/08/07 ID).

Rebecca Duval

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X