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Immigration Daily January 14, 2008
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J Waivers In-Depth

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "J Waivers In-Depth", with Suzanne Seltzer, Robert Aronson, Ingrid Brey, Jacqueline Bucar, Jennifer Minear, Elizabeth Quinn and Barry Walker.

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:


Is Anyone Listening?
Tamar Jacoby writes "But that doesn't mean, as some pundits suggest, that the public will end up voting on immigration, on Thursday or in the months to come - and it would be a mistake to conclude from the ugly campaign that Americans are opposed to immigration reform."

How Los Angeles Deflected Mexican Immigrants To The American Heartland
Ivan Light writes "After 1980, but especially in the 1990s, Mexican immigrants began to leave the three traditional states and settle in so-called new settlement states, cities, and regions where Mexicans had not previously resided."

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DOS Notice On Sharing Passport Records
The Department of State published a system of records notice establishing a new "routine uses" for sharing passport records outside the Department of State.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. with seven offices seeks attorney with 5-10+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to be team player. Candidates with bilingual spanish language skills desired. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to or fax: (732) 745-1249. All submissions will remain in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks senior level immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in senior level capacity with an immigration law firm, law department or corporate immigration function. Manages caseload with a large degree of independence. May manage a team of one or more legal support staff. Serves as team resource for client and office procedures. Communicates regularly with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues. Candidates will have experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree (B.S. or B.A.) and excellent writing skills required. Competitive salary + excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume + writing sample to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Epstein Becker seeks paralegal with minimum 5 years business immigration experience, including PERM and all NIV and employment-based IV cases. Must be self-starter with ability to communicate with employers and foreign nationals; bachelor's or equivalent required. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Submit cover letter + resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown NYC- Prominent Immigration law firm seeks experienced associate attorney to: interview, prepare, and represent clients/detainees before the US Immigration Courts; Adjustment of Status/Stokes/Naturalization interviews. Research and gather supporting evidence. Prepare affidavits, asylum, waiver, applications. Draft memoranda of law, motions to reopen/remand/reconsider, immigration and federal court briefs. Must have strong work ethic; excellent research, analytical, writing and computer skills. Must be organized, able to work under pressure, and independently, under supervision of experienced attorney. 2 or more years immigration litigation experience desired. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Salary based on experience. Submit resume, writing sample, + cover letter to: All submissions will remain confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
London, UK - Have you always wanted to work in England? Hodkinson Law Group, a U.S. immigration law firm based in London, is looking for an experienced business immigration legal assistant to provide professional services to our clients. Become a part of our friendly team and enjoy a great working environment. We are looking for a university graduate with 2-4 years of business immigration paralegal/legal assistant experience who has excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work autonomously. Please email resume, cover letter, + salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Feeling undervalued? Goel & Anderson, LLC, seeks experienced business immigration paralegals to provide professional services to its clientele, composed of Fortune 1000 corporations and leading multinational firms. Our compensation and benefits package is commensurate with top-tier law firms, with no billable hour requirement. We offer family-friendly work hours (with little/no OT required), attorneys who are easy to work with, business-casual dress policy, fully paid health/dental/vision insurance premiums, 401(K) plan with generous match, free parking, and occasional additional perks (this year, our entire staff, along with spouses/significant others, was treated to a paid vacation at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas). Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of experience as a business immigration paralegal with a top tier law firm or in-house corporate immigration team, coupled with undergraduate degree, excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to work independently. Please apply with resume, cover letter, + salary req. to or fax to (703) 796-9232. All submissions kept confidential. No phone calls please.

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
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.


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New Partner - Singapore
Singapore - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce the election of Mark Buchanan as a new Partner of the firm. Mr. Buchanan holds a LLB degree from Nottingham University in England and a Diploma in French and Norman Law from the University of Caen in France. Mr. Buchanan is a member of the Law Society of Singapore, a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, a member of Inner Temple (London), a member of the General Counsel of the Bar (England and Wales) and a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.


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:
With regard to D. Burns' letter's statement (01/11/08 ID) that Republicans are only against illegal, not legal immigration, there are also some people who, I am sure, still believe in the tooth fairy. But the truth is that legal and illegal immigration are two sides of the same coin, or should I say peso note. To give only one example: The so-called "moderate" Republicans, who risked their political necks last year in order to stand up to Lou Dobbs and his ethnic cleansers by supporting "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, still managed to load up the unsuccessful CIR bill with a whole raft of provisions that would have drastically cut down on legal immigration by Latinos and other minorities - such as slashing family quotas, eliminating employment based green cards, etc., etc. Meanwhile, Dobbs, Mark Krekorian, Robert Samuelson (the Washington Post columnist who seems to have a visceral hatred of Latino immigrants) and many others like them, were all shouting that legalizing most likely far fewer than the estimated 8-10 million illegal immigrants already here would have led to admitting "100 million" legal immigrants from Latin America in the future, who would change the "character" of America. "Character" indeed. I never knew that it takes nine letters to spell "color".

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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