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Deadline Is Tuesday, July 17th For Family Ties And Immigration

The curriculum for the July 19th phone seminar on "Applying for relatives other than the spouse" is as follows:

  • Children and stepchildren
  • Marriage of the unmarried child
  • How does CSPA help
  • Illegitimate children proving the relationship
  • Adopted children
  • Bringing the family from abroad initial processing or following to join
  • What happens if the petitioner dies
  • Avoiding non-criminal grounds of inadmissibility
  • How to waive grounds of inadmissibility
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 17th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


I-601 Waivers And Extreme Hardship: Strategies For Writing A Convincing Narrative For An Application For Waiver Of Grounds Of Inadmissibility
Laurel Scott Esq. and Elizabeth Cannon analyze "the structure and content of an Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(9)(B)(v), 212(h), and 212(i) highlighting the merits of various arguments often proffered in the argument of extreme hardship."


USCIS Issues Service Center Update
USCIS provided projections concerning fee receipting and data entry processing of cases currently at USCIS Service Centers as well as the anticipated in time-compliance dates at each site.

USCIS Accepting Labor Cert Substitution Requests On July 16, 2007
USCIS issued a correction of previous guidance regarding Form I-140 immigrant alien worker filings with labor certification substitution requests and announced that it will accept filings received on July 16, 2007.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - A 30 attorney law firm seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: Min. 1-3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: Min. 4 years of immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for both positions. Please email your resume + cover letter (please indicate position sought in subject header) explaining interest in the position to: This is a blind listing.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Houston and Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster P.C., a leading immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal assistant applicants. Position requires a university degree, strong writing skills, and Word, Outlook, Excel and Access proficiency. Competitive salary and benefits. No calls please. Send resume via e-mail to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Premier Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of advanced immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and techncial skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Primary responsibility will be management + oversight of the national green card sponsorship program for the Deloitte U.S. entities. Focus is on technical aspects of managing the program which requires a high level of communication, managing all program changes and their impacts, identification of trends and oversight of case workflow and resources involved in all aspects of the process from start to finish. Day-to-day responsibilities include case review, individual case strategy development, + managing overall internal compliance details including posting and recruitment requirements. Qualifications: specialized knowledge in immigration law and paralegal experience or related (4 -7 yrs. relevant experience); strong project management skills to lead special projects as required by senior mgmt; excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to manage process effectively and efficiently; excellent analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to communicate effectively with multi-national employees. Send resumes to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Kent, WA, a Seattle suburb - Hanis Greaney Prothero, PLLC seeks to hire a full-time immigration paralegal. Paralegal will support attorneys with the processing and management of a high volume caseload of all types of immigration petitions. The position requires substantial direct client interaction. Successful candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants should have minimum 2+ years experience as an immigration paralegal and must speak, read, and write Spanish fluently. We provide a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards and offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Washington, DC and San Francisco offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP are currently looking for paralegals to work directly with the Immigration Practice Group. Qualified candidates must be able to work under minimal supervision. The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our immigration paralegals to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Qualified candidates must have at least two years of business immigration experience in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant categories. Candidates must possess strong organizational, research and writing skills. Knowledge of PC applications and flexibility to work overtime are required. An undergraduate degree from accredited university is required. EOE. M/F/D/V. Please apply online via the career link of the Morgan Lewis website,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to All submissions must be received by close of business July 16, 2007. GS14-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0007 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Charlotte, NC - Moore & Van Allen PLLC, a large business immigration practice seeks experienced immigration paralegal. Four-year degree is required. Candidate must be well-organized; have strong writing, communication and computer skills with strong attention to detail; and have the ability to work independently on multiple tasks. Prior employment-based immigration experience in a practice is preferred. Candidate should also have experience working with Fortune 500 clientele and international executives. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience with an attractive benefits package. Relocation assistance may be offered to the right candidate. Interested candidates, send resume to

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Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli and Lory Rosenberg - two nationally-renowned experts with an unrivaled breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise - provide immigration-related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. They consult on employment-based immigration, job portability, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy, waivers of ineligibility, asylum, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, litigation, relief from removal and appeals. Offices in CA, NY & MD; Services: worldwide. To discuss how we can assist your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or


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Immigration Event - Manila, Phillipines
July 17, 2007 - Wilner & O' Reilly is pleased to invite you to an informative seminar on US immigration law and consular practices. Speakers Robert J. DuPont, Esq. and US Embassy officials will discuss: (1) immigration developments for coming year (2) employment-based methods of entry (3) family-based petitions, visa categories, CSPA and K1 and K3 NIVs. (4) consular interview preparation and processing. 9-11am and 12-2pm sessions available. Location: AIM Conference Center Manila, Benavidez cor. Trasierra Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City, 1260 Philippines. Call 888.762.2842 to register. This is a free event, seating is limited. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media sponsor.

Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments, Chicago, August 5-7. This conference focuses on strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team and provides a better understanding of the immigration processes related to internationally recruited nurses. Co-sponsored by the American Nurses Association and the International Centre on Nurse Migration. For details, see here. For the registration form, 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:
Is it just me, or does Rep. Zoe Lofgren's July 11 letter (see 07/13/07 ID) to Secretary Chertoff read like a subpoena?

Richard M. Green, Esq.
Westborough, MA

Dear Editor:
A recent NPR story podcast "Green Card Applicants Angered By Backlog" by Jennifer Ludden covering VB Gate stated, "We really ought to throw out the present law, bulk up on staffers and start over. If this is how CIS handles lawful applicants, imagine the buerocratic nightmare that would have resulted from the last bill. Why not just let immigrants pay uncle Sam $50,000 for an H1B and 75,000 for a greencard after relevant background and medical checks? It'd sure work a whole lot easier."

Honza Prchal, Esq.

Dear Editor:
I am used to reading ID letters disagreeing with my letters' views, but I don't often see letters attributing opinions to me on subjects that none of my letters have even mentioned. David Utterback's July 16 letter implies that my letters incorrectly regard America as merely an economy, not a nation. While I have written more ID letters than I can count, I do not recall a single one in which I have discussed economic issues. This is mainly because it is far too easy to come up with any economic figures that one wants in order to suit one's particular bias for or against immigration. Just as someone will no doubt come up with a study one day showing that all we need to do is bring in 20 million low wage workers from Latin America, and our economy will bloom so much that we will be able to repay our trillion dollar debt to China and afford an invasion of Iran at the same time, someone else will no doubt produce a study showing that granting even one more H-1B visa will send us into a depression that would make the 1930's look prosperous by comparison. Peter Griswold's July 16 letter implies that one of my letters praises the good life in Mexico. I have no idea which letter is meant. In my entire life, I have spent exactly one hour in Mexico, and that was in Tijuana fifty years ago. Based on that memorable experience, Mr. Griswold's letters can criticize life in Mexico to the limit, and no one is likely ever to see a letter of mine in disagreement.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
The reason for USCIS doing in the July cutoff is only for their own benefit. Yes, the prices need to go up but the extreme it went was outrageous. Now I know that there are people who are not affected due to the date of priority and what are the USCIS going to do about it? These beneficiaries have a right to their benefit.

Gladys C. Farris

Dear Editor:
We would like to join you in "The Ombudsman's Recommendations to USCIS: Questions and Comments," and will send our comments in advance, but please tell us more about how to participate in the event.

N and D Friedman
Bronx, NY

Editor's note: To particpate, see the instructions provided in the July 12, 2007 Immigration Daily issue.

Dear Editor:
Why has there not been a bill to change the Registry date from 1972 to 1992, that would be a simple solution and would help people who have been here at least 15 years. If anyone supports this please write to Senators.

Norma McCourt

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