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Immigration Daily September 6, 2007
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Hake Hardship Scale And Other Items

Today's issue of Immigration Daily features several items of interest including the latest version of the Hake Hardship Scale which will be the last published, bloggigs by Greg Siskind, a CRS Report on SCAAP, many help wanted ads, and a letter to the Editor. Please scroll down for the item(s) of interest to you.

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Investor Visas Workshop

ILW.COM is pleased to announce an Investor Visas Workshop in Chicago, IL on Friday, October 19, 2007 (the first Investor Visas Workshop, held in Orlando, FL this June was completely sold out). For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: The earlybird deadline has been extended to September 7th, don't delay, act today!


The Hake Hardship Scale: A Quantitative System For Assessment Of Hardship In Immigration Cases Based On A Statistical Analysis Of AAO Decisions
Bruce A. Hake and David L. Banks write "This article is the culmination of 12 years of work. It was first published at 1 AILA, Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 490 (2004-05 ed.); was subsequently published at AILA, Immigration Options for Physicians 49 (M. Catillaz, ed., 2d ed., 2004); and will soon be published as an appendix to G. Siskind, W. Stock & S. Yale-Loehr, J Visa Guidebook (LexisNexis 2005 ed.). The instant version, which will be the last published, contains an expanded addendum and some corrections."

Bloggings - 09/06/07
Greg Siskind provides his latest bloggings on immigration law and policy.


The Congressional Research Service released a report for Congress on "Immigration: Frequently Asked Questions on the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)"


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD (minutes from downtown Baltimore) - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3-5 years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates work both as members of a team and as team leaders. Will join a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. Right candidate brings in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and is expected to supervise paralegals. Good writing and analytical skills required. Candidates invited to familiarize themselves with Forward resume + cover letter to with "Attorney Search Sept 2007" in subject line. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EEO.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Manhattan - Leading New York City immigration law firm requires intelligent and creative associate to focus on business immigration cases, and also occasionally handle family immigration, consular and citizenship matters. Ideal candidate has 2+ years relevant experience emphasizing H-1Bs, Ls, PERM and compliance matters (LCAs, PERM audit file and I-9s). Requirements: NY bar admittance, function as team player in fast-paced environment, take charge of complex and diverse cases and write updates for firm's website. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate a passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. Outstanding opportunity for attorney to grow in expanding and interesting practice. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package offered. Apply in confidence to: Attn: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq at resumes@cyrusmehta.comor fax to (212) 425-3282.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with latest case management system. Applicant should have good writing, communication and organization skills. Competitive compensation package. Please send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Immigration law firm with national practice seeks associate with at least 1 year of experience handling business-related immigration law matters. Experience in IT & healthcare immigration cases preferred. Desired candidate posesses excellent people skills and strong writing ability. E-mail resume, writing sample, + salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, H's, L's, E's, and reidency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resumes to 305-577-0095 or by email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, H's, L's, E's, and residency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resumes to 305-577-0095 or by email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Tarrytown, NY - Small, dynamic law firm with a national practice seeks immigration associate with 1-2 yrs. exp. in all aspects of business-based immigration including PERM applications; nonimmigrant visa petitions, consular processing, etc. State-of-the-art computers and software. Bring your emerging practice and grow with us. Reply by email only please to

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

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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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:
In response to Roger Algase's letter (ID 09/05/07), English is the national language. Offering eny language in schools is ones option to take or not to take. I live in another country and English is the world language. It is reasonable to have signs in other languages as do many foreign country, but there is one national language, global language and it is English. Any country that is not in the U.N. Security council, pretty much should use English. It is a world language and doing trade, commerce requiring government, store clerks to learn a range of languages is incoherant. Are you going to pay to have millions of store clerks, governments learn your language. I live in a third world country and all clerks speak both English and their native tongue. Even the president, congress, speak English. Anyone who has a any education, has a good income must know English. The plan isn't going to work, but cause confusion. I know the language barriers, the cultural barriers well, cause i live amongst it everyday but one is going nowhere in the world if one doesn't know English. In response to Mr. Yang's letter (ID 09/05/07) on competetion among nations, one must remember the U.S. agri system has subsidies, because going back to the causes of the civil war 'agiculture cannot compete against an industralized society. So, now we're at the world conferance debating this issue. Competing with other nations means a lower return on U.S. agri product. Remembering the U.S. universitites spent billions on developing the seeds that produce most the worlds food, cannot be just given away. in theory, what your objective requires, first the U.S. constitution would have to be discarded, which takes a constitutional convention whereas the 300 million American citizens would have to vote for this. I don't think thats gonna happen.

david utterback

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