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Immigration Daily March 22, 2007
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New Immigration Courts

According to the Sioux City Journal, three new immigration courts are scheduled to open this year in: Omaha, NB, Charlotte, N.C., and Kansas City, Mo. For the full story, see here.

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Chicken Soup And Immigration, Deadline Is March 23rd

For super-charging your immigration practice for the H-1B cap and beyond, and to grow your career, your staff and your law firm for today and tomorrow, the time for action is now! A constellation of leading luminaries in law firm marketing and law firm practice management (joined by eminent immigration law practitioners) will speak at "Solving Complex Immigration Challenges While Super-Charging Your Career and Your Law Firm" an all-day, in-depth learning event on Friday, March 30th in New York City. The celebrated mavens' brief bios are as below:

  • Joel Roberts - former prime time talk show host on KABC Radio, Los Angeles, one of the nation's premier talk radio venues, during decade in the media, he spent 5,000 hours behind a radio microphone and 1,000 hours in front of a TV camera, founded media and communications consulting firm 9 years ago, many best selling-authors are his clients, including the #1 Chicken Soup for the Soul series (Joel's their official media coach), Stephen Covey, of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, rock star Kenny Loggins, other clients include Pfizer, Novartis, Wal-Mart, Target, and Eli Lilly
  • Ari Kaplan - columnist for, member of the Board of Editors for American Lawyer Media's "Marketing the Law Firm", hired by the largest firms in the country including Shearman & Sterling and Akin Gump, published over 100 articles in legal and non-legal magazines and newspapers, practitioner in New York City for 9 years prior to marketing career
  • Rich Klein - 25 years in journalism and public relations, with extensive experience in law firm public relations and marketing, has written and spoken extensively, has held the top media relations position at the Anti-Defamation League, Proskauer Rose and the New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Paige Stover Hague - an attorney who worked as a senior executive in the legal publishing industry for 10 plus years working on both the product development and sales and marketing sides of the business, was the author of several noted practice manuals in Florida (now out of print) and has edited and contributed content to many legal publications in several jurisdictions, partners with CEOs, managing partners and business owners to retool client acquisition, client service and strategic planning initiatives
  • Joining them will be well known immigration practitioners: Jonathan Adams (Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy), Carolyn S. Lee (Miller, Mayer LLP), Andrew Lerner and Christina LaBrie (both of Paparelli and Partners). Leading the discussion will be the renowned Angelo Paparelli.
Don't delay, take advantage of the Save $100 deadline of March 23rd.

For those outside of New York City, please bear in mind that reports that the average high for late March in NYC is in around 60, and the average low is around 40. In other words, this is a great time to travel to NYC, whether you are just taking the subway/train, or you are flying in. For those from out of town, we have negotiated a special discounted rate with the hotel (write to for more info.

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Asylee Eligibility For Resettlement Assistance: A Short Guide
Laura Burdick of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. provides information about the benefits and services for which asylees are eligible, including job placement assistance, English language classes, health screening, cash assistance, social security cards, employment authorization cards, adjustment of status, I-94s, travel authorization, petitioning for immediate relatives, and federal student financial aid.

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CRS On H-1B User Fee Funded Programs
The Congressional Research Service issued a report describing the program activities funded by the H-1B education and training fee and examining the labor market situation of IT workers.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Grand Central Area, NYC - Hodgson Russ LLP, a 225-plus lawyer firm with offices in Buffalo, New York City, Albany, Boca Raton and Toronto seeks an associate attorney for our Immigration Group in NYC. Our group represents multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, scientists and specialized workers. We seek an attorney with experience counseling U.S. and foreign employers. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Please send cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mariely Downey, Attorney Employment Manager:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Memphis, TN - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital seeks an Immigration Specialist in HR (job #16205). The Immigration Specialist in HR operates under the supervision of the Director of Employment and Immigration Services to provide immigration support, advice and information to all areas of Jude. Provides assistance to customers during and after regular business hours and/or on weekends, as needed. Completes and processes all required immigration forms, work visa applications, and related documents as directed to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations regarding employment and/or training of international workers, students and visitors. Coordinates and assists with engagement and utilization of external legal counsel for preparation and execution of work visas, permanent residency applications and other related immigration matters. Ensures record-keeping, tracking and public access of information is in compliance with federal and institutional requirements. Successful candidate will have: associate's degree in paralegal studies or paralegal certification, (3) years of employment-based immigration experience (e.g. J1, H1B visas, PERM applications), employment-based immigration experience within legal and/or academic setting preferred, experience with an electronic immigration tracking system preferred. Excellent salary + benefits package. Qualified applicants may apply online at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., a full-service business law firm has an opening for full-time Immigration Paralegal to join our Firm's Immigration Practice Group. The qualified applicant will be detail oriented and have 2 + years of experience in Immigration Law with strong technical skills. Experience with H1B and PERM required. Experience with religious workers, healthcare workers, and multinational transferees a plus. On-line case management experience preferred and strong computer skills required. BA/BS degree and a paralegal degree or certificate from an ABA/AafPE accredited program is preferred. We offer a business casual work environment with a competitive benefit and compensation package with medical, dental, life, disability coverage, 401k, parking stipend and much more. Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is an internationally recognized, Missouri-based law firm located in St. Louis. E-mail or send your cover letter and resume to Attn: S. Allen, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., 10 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Murthy Law Firm, located in Owings Mills, a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland, welcomes resumes from attorneys with 7-10 years' experience in business immigration law. With a staff of over 50, we are able to tailor the position to your interests and strengths, so that you augment our team of 12 attorneys, who manage departments and other legal areas. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. Applicants must have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the various immigration procedures and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills required. We utilize our website and our proprietary case-management system to provide the highest quality of service to our clients. As a boutique practice, we're able to maintain the personal connection to our clients that they have come to expect and on which our reputation is built. Salary + benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EOE. Resume and cover letter should be emailed to:, with Attorney Position in the subject line. Your communication will be treated in confidence.

Case Management Technology
Judge an immigration management system (IMS) by: (1) what it empowers you to do (2) what its customers say (3) its track record. 1. What you can do - manage client relationships - optimize your operations - assemble documents automatically from a database - share calendars, notes, alerts, and reminders - work anytime, anywhere with Microsoft Office alongside your IMS and more. More, like tailoring an IMS to your needs. Others claim their packages are customizable, but you may need their technician plus hundreds of hours from your staff to get what Tracker gives you out-of-the-box. Mature yet flexible, Tracker lets you easily configure your ideal system. 2. What customers say - "Choosing ImmigrationTracker was a no brainer." -Steve Clark, Flynn & Clark "ImmigrationTracker is head and shoulders above the rest." - Bruce Larson, Mayo Clinic. 3. Track record - top law firms who license immigration management software, choose Tracker: 90% of practicing Past AILA Presidents, 86% of the 25 largest immigration firms (IndUS Business Journal, 2006), 75% percent of the AMLAW 200 (American Lawyer Media, 2006). Did others promise you the moon and deliver dusty cheese? Make up for lost time. Reserve your private Tracker demo. Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email

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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Immigration Event - Kansas City, MO
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) presents "Selected Issues In Family-Based Immigration And Presentation By National Benefits Center Staff". April 17-18, 2007. This two-day training will review selected issues in family-based immigration law, including establishing qualifying relationships for family-based petitions, inadmissibility grounds and waivers, adjustment and consular processing procedures, new affidavit of support regulations, and ethics. The deadline to sign-up is April 9, 2007. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
With regards to the Crimes and Immigration Book, can you provide the table of contents, index and CD resources?

James A. Welcome, Esq.
Waterbury, CT

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Detroit, MI

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Dear Editor:
Having REAL ID doesn't mean that persons with ill intents can't harm the society. It was a Japanese Aum Shinri Kyo cult leader who put poisonous gas on Tokyo subway system, it was white Americans who committed Oklahoma bombing, shootings at Columbine H/S, and many malls in the USA. We need more dilligent airport screeners, better scanning technology and a little common sense to make sure no passengers can't bring dangerous weapons on board of a plane or to enter public spaces/buildings. I also don't get it why some Americans got upset on US landlords, banks etc. doing completely honest and ethical businesses with paying illegal immigrant customers. These folks are really ridiculous and unbelievable. What next, boycotting Mc Ds, Chinese restaurants, pizza parlors because they don't check their customers immigration statuses? Businesses care only about good loyal repeat paying customers and whoever they're, it's not their businesses.

Robert Yang

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