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Immigration Daily August 1, 2007
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Confusion Over Forms

USCIS's immigration forms page [last visited 07/31/07, 3pm ET] states that Form I-129F Fiancee Petition and Form I-290B Notice of Appeal require the new 7/30/07 version and that all previous versions will be not accepted (the I-765 Form now states that previous editions are accepted). Immigration Daily has learned that the information on the USCIS web page is a mistake and previous versions of Forms I-129, I-290B, and I-765 are being accepted by USCIS (source: Greg Siskind's blog). In view of the USCIS error, we urge the agency to exercise its discretion to adopt ameliorative measures for the beneficiaries potentially affected by the agency's error.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Robert C. Divine And R. Blake Chisam 2006-2007 Edition

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam 2006-2007 Edition is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.


Prominent Foreign-Born Americans
USCIS provides examples of individuals who have come to the US, become citizens by choice, and left a lasting impression on our society.

Bloggings: August 1, 2007
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries from his blog.


CRS On Immigration Issues In Trade Agreements
This updated CRS report provides background and analysis on the complex nexus of immigration and trade.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS seeks experienced attorney for its Adjudications Law Division. The attorney will serve as an advisor to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to US immigration laws. The selected attorneys will be primarily responsible for providing legal analysis and advice on matters relating to the USCIS Employment Eligibility Verification program and the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. For detailed information, including how to apply by mail, type COU-CIS-2007-0008 in the keyword search here. Applications can be sent by e-mail (all attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to Claudia Salem: Applicants must possess a JD degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience. The position is at the GS-13-GS-15 level. No relocation expenses. Applications must be received by the closing date/time of 5:00 pm Eastern Time on August 1, 2007.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Buffalo, NY - The University at Buffalo, State University of New York seeks applicants for the position of Director, Immigration Services. The person hired will manage the preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, Outstanding Professor/Researcher petitions, PERM (regular and special handling) certifications, and Adjustment of Status applications on behalf of the University. He/she will also advise the university community on relevant immigration regulations, and serve as the Responsible Officer for its J-1 program. A JD degree and 3 or more years of directly related experience required. SEVIS experience preferred. Salary range: $70,000 - 95,000 per yr. For more details, see here. All applications must be submitted via by August 22, 2007. The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney for our business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid experience Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Canidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a "go-getter" with the ability to bring in business. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having completed 16,000+ cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC - Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration cases, seeks paralegal with 2+ years of medical or business immigration experience. Prepare non-immigrant and immigrant petitions, PERM, Family based cases. Substantial interaction with clients. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Polished, reliable & meticulous individual needed to join fast-paced business immigration team in small firm in Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro. Position offers broad responsibility to work extensively with clients on interesting immigrant and nonimmigrant cases. Requirements include: 2+ yrs exp., excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Friendly environment and competitive salary. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O'Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Encino, CA - Immediate opening for junior immigration attorney in collegial, fast-paced immigration law boutique. Prior experience and fluency in Spanish preferred. Competitive benefits package (salary, 401K, health insurance) offered. Send resume to or fax at 866-451-2015.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Immigration law firm, with strong reputation, seeks bi-lingual (Eng/Span) paralegal with 2+ years experience in immigration law setting. Firm specializes in deportation defense, VAWA, federal court work and family and employment immigration. Ideal candidate should have knowledge of immigration court litigation, legal research, document creation and submission. Candidate should be computer savvy, with word processing skills (Word or WP), accurate data entry skills and calendaring. Knowledge of Time Matters a plus. This is a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume (MS word or pdf)+ salary requirements to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Expanding 45-person business immigration practice within general practice law firm seeks paralegal(s) with 2 - 5 years of business immigration experience to assist attorneys involved in full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. We offer a competitive compensation arrangement and a collegial work environment. Please submit resume, cover letter, + writing sample by email to: Dannielle M. Parker,

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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:
The USCIS website has listed several forms revised as of July 30, 2007. Use of the 7-30-2007 revised version is not required for most forms, but when I checked the USCIS website at about 1:30 p.m. central time on 7-30-2007, the website required the 7-30-2007 revision for the following three forms: I-765 Application for Employment Authorization, I-129F Fiancee Petition, and I-290B Notice of Appeal. USCIS really needs to do a better job in getting out advance word of forms revisions, and getting advance copies to immigration forms software providers. If USCIS sticks to their initial requirement for the new I-765 forms, I would expect to see massive numbers of I-765 rejections in the coming weeks.

Robert R. Gard, Esq.
Chicago, IL

Dear Editor:
Clarifying Child Citizenship Act 2000, David D. Murray's letter to the Editor (07/31/07 ID) states that "in fact, all babies born on US soil are US citizens, no matter what immigration status their parents are in, citizen, permanent resident, nonimmigrant or illegal." But, it is said that babies born to the foreign diplomats working at their embassies in the US are not regarded to be US citizens though they are born on the US soil.


Dear Editor:
Why did ID edit out the best parts of my email letter (07/27/07 ID) from two days ago about the anti-illegal immigrant blogger? Why, ID edited out the whole essential point my letter was making for the enlightenment of some of ID readers. Pointing out that the blogger was assailing illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants or the entire immigration concept. This was to counter ID's demonizing him and us conservatives as racists. I always thought ID's publication is a coward when it comes to publishing opinions from our anti-illegal-immigrant side and your editing action confirmed my and other conservatives' worst suspicions about ID. There is not much fair debate allowed by you rabid left-wingers.

Mike D.

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