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Immigration Daily April 17, 2007
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Today's Immigration Daily has many items of interest: An article about I-864s, CSPA and Crimes, a CRS Report on taxation of aliens, a USCIS press release and fact sheet on RFEs/NOIDs, help wanted ads for various immigration-related positions across the country, an immigration event in DC, and several letters to the Editor. Please scroll down to find the item(s) of interest to you.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, April 17th For I-140 Tips And Resolving Benefits Problems: NSC and TSC

The curriculum for the April 19th phone session I-140 Tips And Resolving Benefits Problems: NSC and TSC is as follows:

  • I-140 Degree Equivalencies & Ability to Pay
  • New case law on degree equivalencies
  • I-485 Issues
  • Dual EADs (NIV based and AOS based?)
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 17th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: version:


CLINIC Explains: I864, CSPA, Crimes
Charles Wheeler, et al. provide information from the recently concluded seminar series.


CRS Report On Federal Taxation Of Aliens
The Congressional Research Service released a report on "Federal Taxation of Aliens Working in the United States".

RFEs, NOIDs To Be "Flexible"
USCIS issued a press release announcing the transmission of a final rule "Removal of the Standardized Request for Evidence Processing Timeframe" for publication to the Federal Register. USCIS also issued a Fact Sheet on NOIDs and RFEs.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
7 person midtown NYC immigration law firm with offices in NY, LA, and Tokyo, seeks senior immigration paralegal. Minimum 3-5 yrs. experience preparing NIV and IV business visas (H1B, L1, E1, E2, O1, RIR/PERM, etc), experience in consular processing issues, generating and completing forms, assist in preparing petition letters, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. We are a unique firm in that we have a large Japanese clientele and we seek an individual with the ability to speak Japanese or at a minimum, specific interest in Japanese culture. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn from a close knit, professional group who takes great pride in their work, service, and in legal training, that offers full benefit and competitive compensation, e-mail resume + cover letter in word or acrobat format to David Sindell, Esq at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney with 2 years+ of solid immigration experience in all phases of immigration practice emphasizing business needs such as H's, L's and labor certifications. Excellent compensation package and competitive benefits offered. Opportunity for partnership within two years of serving as an associate. Candidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a go-getter with the ability to bring in business. Ideal candidate is an individual imbued with professionalism and tempered with compassion. Interested candidates, send resume to Samuel Levine:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Lyndhurst, NJ - Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four professional accounting firms, seeks senior visa and immigration coordinator. Responsible for coordinating work permits/visas for Ernst & Young's expatriate population. Responsible for counseling international business travelers on what types of work is allowable under a business traveler visa and when a work permit/visa is required. Must keep up to date on emerging legislation. Education: bachelor's degree in related discipline or 4-6 years of business immigration work experience. Excellent compensation package offered. For job details, including how to apply online, please enter the search term "immigration" or "00BXN" in our US jobs search engine.

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 and conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at

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 Paralegal
Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks an immigration paralegal for its Newark, NJ and New York offices. Must have a minimum three to five years experience preparing non-immigrant and immigrant business visas (H1B, L1, TN, E1, E2, O1, RIR/PERM, etc), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Steptoe & Johnson LLP, an international law firm, seeks an immigration paralegal. Successful candidate has demonstrated experience with business and family immigration practices. We prefer candidates with strong academic credentials, excellent personal qualities, relevant experience in business & family immigration and the ability to work independently and supervise others. We encourage any qualified candidate to apply directly by sending a cover letter & resume to: or fax: 202-261-0627. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown NYC - The Law Office of Barbara J. Brandes seeks experienced associate to represent individuals before the US Immigration Courts, attend adjustment of status, Stokes, and naturalization interviews. Good research and writing skills needed as individual will gather supporting evidence; prepare affidavits, write briefs, memoranda of law, motions to reopen/remand/reconsider, and federal court briefs. Prepare asylum applications, conduct research, interview clients, and witnesses in preparation for hearings. Minimum 2-3 years of related experience desired. Great opportunity for self-starter to work on wide variety of immigration law cases with seasoned practitioner. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Competitive compensation package offered including health insurance and SEP. Salary based on experience. Submit your resume + cover letter to Barbara J. Brandes: All submissions remain confidential.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
Circular Migration and Development, Hosted by the Migration Policy Center, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC. More info at: Speakers: Willem van Eeghen, The World Bank; Dovelyn Agunias, Migration Policy Institute; William Somerville, Migration Policy Institute. Overview: Speakers will discuss the promise of circular migration as a development tool as well as the challenges of implementation RSVP:


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:
It is widely known to all that when lawmakers legislate laws they should be sure that the laws they are going to make, will surely embrace all the people and will be equal to all. But, a "STRIVE" legislation (CIR) recently introduced by two lawmakers in the House seems to be somewhat inequitable and unreasoning. This legislation ( Sec.501) says that "it allows for the recapture of unused green card numbers from precious years in the family-based categories". Furthermore, it says that " it increases Employment-based number from 140,000 to 290,000, and on top of that visas for spouses and children under the EB shall not be counted against the EB numerical limits". Now one can see clearly how biased this legislation is. Generally, there is hardly unused green card numbers left in the previous year, and mostly all numbers are seen used up. Therefore, saying of allowing for recapture of unused visa numbers from previous years in the FB category is ridiculous. Similarly, STRIVE does not seem to increase a single number in FB, whereas it increases double than the current number in the EB. This is very highly unfair to the people who have been waiting under FB. Because there are far many more people in the FB than in the EB waiting for immigrant visa number, there should be more visa number to be available for the FB than the EB. As a matter of fact, it will be highly fair and just if STRIVE increases many more number in the FB instead of EB. As the Visa Bulletin of March 8, 2007 clearly shows that most of the people under EB does not to have to wait longer period for visa number than the people of FB. Therefore, this STRIVE legislation appears to be fallacious.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
I find it offensive how you discuss American Citizenship as though it is some sort of commodity to be traded (ID Comment 04/13/07). You write: "... the US could, as part of CIR, encourage our neighbor to the south to move toward privatization (of its oil company), and perhaps make some elements of CIR contingent upon this." Im just thankful your "pitchman" for legalization of all the illegal aliens is George Bush. With a man who can barely form a complete sentence being one of the only politicians in Washington cheering for amnesty, I give the prospects of CIR poor odds.

Robert B.
El Paso, TX

Dear Editor:
Why do so many native-born American critics of illegal immigration, and of using languages other than English, write letters that look like the work of someone who just recently learned English as a second language?

Sid Lachter, Esq.

Dear Editor:
I want to know if this book is currently available for purchase: Relief From Removal: A Practitioner's Guide, Editor: Jill Sheldon, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC).


Editor's Note: The "Relief From Removal" book is in the final stages of editorial production. We are adding hundreds of documents, including many many BIA and Federal Court cases to the CD-ROM to increase the book's utility to Practitioners. We expect it will be shipped next month. In the meanwhile, you can place a pre-publication order, which will be shipped from the very first batch of books delivered to us from the printers.

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