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Immigration Daily January 4, 2008
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Clicks To Clients

According to a news story, "To convert more of your Web "clicks" into qualified clients for your firm, start by addressing the key issues." For the full story, see here.

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


J Waivers In-Depth

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "J Waivers In-Depth", with Suzanne Seltzer, Robert Aronson, Jacqueline Bucar, Jennifer Minear, Elizabeth Quinn, Barry Walker And Other Speakers To Be Announced.

The curriculum for the 3-part phone seminar series is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on January 17th: What is 212(e)?

  • What is 212(e) & When does it Attach
  • Who is Subject
  • Am I Really Subject
  • How Do I Tell
  • What Does it Mean to be Subject
SECOND Phone Session on February 21st: Clinician Specific Waivers
  • Overview of Procedures
  • HHS clinical, ARC, DRA, VA
  • Conrad 30
  • 3 Year Obligation & Timing for LPR
  • Options if No Waiver?
THIRD Phone Session on March 6th: Waiver Options for Everyone
  • Overview of Waiver Procedures
  • "No Objection" Statement Waivers
  • Hardship/Persecution Waivers
  • Interested Government Agency Waivers
  • Options if No Waiver?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, January 15th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Disaster Planning: Not If, But When
Edward Poll writes "Is recovery from such a disaster even possible? The evidence of 9/11 says yes - with the proper planning."

Bloggings: January 4, 2008
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries to his blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to


USCIS Says H-2B Cap Is Reached For Second Half Of FY 2008
USCIS announced today that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY2008).

USCIS Field Office Adopts Teletech Call Appointment System For Filing Waiver of Inadmissibility Applications
USCIS published notice that, as of December 17, 2007, immigrant visa applicants seeking to file an application for waiver of inadmissibility (Form I-601) with the USCIS field office in Ciudad Juarez can now use the Teletech Call Center to make an appointment.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY- Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an experienced immigration attorney in our New York City office. We are a full-service practice, and you will work predominantly on employment-based immigration matters, with focus on EB-1, O-1, and J-1 waivers. If you have excellent academic credentials and are interested in working on challenging cases at the cutting edge of immigration law, please fax your resume to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY- Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an experienced immigration paralegal in our New York City office. This position will handle employment-based immigration matters for universities, hospitals, research organizations and corporations. Our firm provides paralegals with a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards. Excellent academic credentials at a minimum of a Bachelor's degree level; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; and computer literacy required for this position. Successful paralegal candidates should have at least 3 years of employment-based immigration experience. Fax resume + salary history/requirements to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail:

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or

Case Management Technology
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Expert Witness Services
Are you involved in litigation requiring an expert witness with a sophisticated knowledge of immigration law and agency practice? Look no further. Angelo Paparelli and Lory Rosenberg offer their services as expert witnesses. Their litigation experience includes business, tax, employment, personal injury and family disputes as well as criminal-defense. Angelo has twice been named by his peers as the world's leading authority on corporate immigration and received the AILA President's Award for his work in mergers and acquisitions. Lory is a former Judge on the Board of Immigration Appeals, adjunct professor, co-author of the treatise, "Immigration Law and Crimes", and the recipient of AILA's prestigious Edith Lowenstein award. Offices in CA, NY & MD; Services: worldwide. To discuss how we can assist you with your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Firm - St. Paul, MN
Schroeder Ireland, LLC is a new full-service immigration law office located in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. The office represents employers in immigration-related work-site enforcement issues and employment-based petitions, and represents individuals in family-based immigration matters. Schroeder Ireland, LLC, 26 East Exchange Street, Suite 316, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105. For more information, contact Amy Schroeder Ireland through the office web-site at or at (651) 335-6158.


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:
Thanks for this excellent position summary (see 1/2/08 ID Article). It is good to have these in one place.

David Zverow, Director, HIAS Chicago
Chicago, Il

Dear Editor:
In reading Ms. Kim's Article (01/02/08 ID) outlining the distinct platforms for immigration reform according to Presidential candidates, I noticed a disparity in the reference to the candidates: Senator Obama is commonly referred to as "Obama," yet Senator Clinton is referred to as "Hillary." Further reading reveals that the other candidates seem to speak in the first person. My question is: Are these summaries quoted or paraphrased from the candidates' websites? If Senator Clinton prefers to refer to herself as "Hillary," perhaps in an attempt to seem more approachable, fine. But I would be concerned about Immigration Daily's commitment to a fair and balanced look at the candidates if it chooses to distinguish among the candidates by gender.

Abigail Benson, Legal Assistant
Minneapolis, MN

Editor's note: All references to candidates were quoted directly from the candidates' websites, Immigration Daily did not use any paraphrasing.

Dear Editor:
Citizens from developing countries who genuinely wish to visit USA as tourists or visiting relatives should be able to easily obtain visas if they're guaranteed by US citizens/residents as their sponsors, they deposit at least $ 10,000 as guarantee fee that they will come back home and can show solid financial proof like Platinum level and above level of major credit cards or we can outsource the verification job to overseas travel agents to arrange for group visas. These travel agents will ensure that all members of their tour group are bonafide people and will surely go back to their home countries otherwise they will be fined for each missing participant. 3 and 10 years bar on past immigration violation should be repealed for good if the applicants can show significant improvement in their financial situation that it's unlikely for them to work illegally in the US. It's completely absurd to unnecessarily punish people while they have money now to spend somewhere elses. Treating all Mexicans, Chinese, Indians or others as illegal immigrant candidates is dumb. The richest person on earth is a Mexican, 300 millions out of 1.5 billion Chinese have income level similar to Americans. We want them to shop in New York not in Hong Kong, gamble in Las Vegas not in Macau, have fun in Orlando World Disney not Dubai. Our huge trade deficit can only be reversed by applying a more common sense and friendlier immigration laws.

Robert Yang

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X