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Robert Divine, Joel Stewart, Karen Weinstock

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that noted scholars Robert Divine, Joel Stewart and Karen Weinstock will be at the ILW.COM booth in Vancouver at the Exhibit Hall (you can recognize our booth by the balloons - look for the red, white and blue balloons!). Joel Stewart, Editor of THE PERM BOOK, will be at the booth all day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week. Robert Divine, author of Immigration Practice (published by Juris), and Karen Weinstock, editor of The H-1B Book, will each be at the booth from time to time. Stop by to converse with the authors (obtain an autograph if you like!) and meet fellow members of the bar at our booth. Look for the red, white and blue balloons, we hope to see you there!

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


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A Troublesome Fence
Leon Wildes writes "As a nation of immigrants, we deserve better."

Bloggings: June 18, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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USCIS Announces Court Approval Of Settlement Agreement In NWIRP Suit
USCIS announced that the Western District Court of Washington signed a preliminary approval of class action settlement in the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project legalization class action.

EOIR Updates Immigration Court Practice Manual On Change Of Venue
EOIR updated the change of venue section of the Immigration Court Practice Manual.

USCIS In Des Moines Reopens
USCIS in Des Moines, Iowa has reopened for business.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Inbound Visa & Immigration Coordinator who will be responsible for the firm's J-1 exchange training program. This process includes reviewing and assessing all incoming requests, ensuring all participants meet Department of State requirements, processing visa forms and fees, ensuring all proper documents are collected in each file, monitor all J-1 cases from start to finish, updating SEVIS system on a weekly basis, follow-up with J-1 participants on work location changes and address changes. Coordinate H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3 and green cards processes with outside immigration counsel, counsel international business travelers on work permit/visa requirements, assist HR/Recruiting community that involves immigration sponsorship, and assess impact emerging legislation on our business. Bachelor's degree, equivalent work experience, 2+ years of business immigration experience, international exposure & cultural awareness a plus, experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and sensitivity to timing, ability to work in a fast pace environment and support client-vendor relationships, good judgment and analytical skills. For more info and to apply online enter the job number 00IX6 here or email resume with cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Madison, WI - Quarles & Brady LLP, a national law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal assistant/paralegal. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and experience preparing H-1B, L-1, TN & Labor Certification cases. Additional experience a plus. Must have good writing skills, strong academic background, and appreciation for other cultures and peoples. Quarles & Brady LLP offers a competitive salary and benefit package, in a congenial work environment located in downtown Madison. For immediate, confidential consideration, please fax or email a cover letter including a resume to: Quarles & Brady LLP (414) 277-5239 or

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Levitt & Needleman, P.C., a 13 person midtown immigration law firm, seeks immigration paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization, and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, and conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication, and case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume and cover letter in MS Word format to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pittsburgh, PA - Fujitsu Consulting, an international IT services and consulting company, seeks an immigration paralegal for its in-house immigration department. The paralegal will participate in all aspects of the department's employment-based immigration practice. Candidates must be detail-oriented, possess solid writing skills, and be capable of working in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. A bachelor's or higher degree is required. Experience as an immigration paralegal is preferred, though not required. Salary is competitive. All qualified applicants are invited to apply. Please email your resume to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Bretz & Coven, LLP, a fast-paced Manhattan immigration law firm, seeks experienced paralegal able to speak English and at least one other foreign language (Hindi, Spanish, Creole French, etc.). Qualified candidates must have 2+ years of diverse immigration experience. The position requires heavy contact with clients. Requirements for this position include strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, interpersonal skills, team-mindedness, customer service skills, PC skills, ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time, and ability to work under pressure. Please e-mail your resume, salary requirements & writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lexington, KY - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, a large Kentucky law firm, seeks employment-based immigration paralegal/case manager. Position requires strong organizational, writing, communication, and computer skills. Experience preferred in H-1B, L-1, PERM, and I-140 cases. Spanish or Japanese language skills considered a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits. Great work environment. Please email your resume and salary requirements to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cerritos, CA - The Chugh Firm, a mid-size law firm, seeks business immigration attorney with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in employment-based immigration. Email resume to

Position Sought
Experienced immigration specialist seeks immigration contract work for immigration law firms on a telecommute basis. Possess 10+ years experience in law firm environment and corporate environment managing the immigration department with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Provides a wide range of immigration support services to immigration attorneys and organizations including, but not limited to: preparation of all IV and NIV documents and support letters (B, H, E, L, TN, O, P, PERM and PR), onsite I-9 and Public Access File auditing services to ensure corporate compliance with labor and immigration regulations, and coordinating visa applications requiring host-country filings. Resume, writing sample, and references available upon request. Email:

Immigration Law Certificate
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Immigration - Rules Are A Maze
The narrative of immigration woes -- especially when it comes to international students -- is that of frustration and misunderstanding.

Abhorring A Vacuum
The absence of comprehensive immigration reform from Congress is resulting in a crackdown a repudiation of who we are as a nation.


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Immigration Event - Vancouver, BC
June 27 - National Immigration Project is pleased to sponsor a benefit reception to honor Hiroshi Motomura. For more info see:


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:
I am watching a good friend of mine go thru what I feel is an injustice and unfair practice concerning his wanting to become an American citizen. He and his wife have been married for over two years, she is a permanent resident and now they are struggling monetarily in our economy as many of us are. I have seen him pay now 3 times for his travel and employment documents, resulting in approx $3000 in expense and debt to him for the extra two times he has filed. Not to mention the time and emotional stress this has caused with no one answering questions of why am I paying again? In the end, who pays for these governmental problems and delays? The poor, struggling, immigrants of our society who came here for a better life, which personally I feel is unfair. Our society teaches us that when you pay for a service, or an item, and it is not delivered, if it breaks, or it is not what is advertised when received, we are to receive a refund or at least we should not be charged again for something we already paid for, don't you agree? Our government is taking advantage of people who are trying to do the right thing. This is not the American way. Its time for our government to recognize that they are causing hardship unnecessarily and at the least charge just once for a certain document, however long it takes them to process. We should be teaching our beliefs as a society from the top (our government), and not taking advantage of the public which is wrong, dont you think?


Dear Editor:
To answer the letters of Hank Meyer and David Utterback (06/17/08 ID) I first wondered what God they are referring to. Was He the Christian God, the Jewish God, the Moslem God, the Buddhist God, or some other God? In regard to the Christian God, followed by most Americans, we are instructed to "clothe the naked, feed the poor and welcome the stranger". No litmus test is provided to distinguish between legal and illegal residents of the US. A noted Catholic church leader has instructed his priests to disobey any law that would subject them to criminal penalties for acts of humanitarian assistance to those in need regardless of their immigrant status. I refer you to Roger Cardinal Mahoney, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles. You may Google his statement under "Welcome the Stranger".

Grosvenor Anschell
Bellevue, Wa

Dear Editor:
Letters of Hank Meyer and David Utterback (06/17/08 ID) had some interesting responses to my comments on Christian Charity. Why is the restrictionist argument so extreme? I have to take an illegal immigrant into my home and give him my food to be walking the walk? How about just not harrassing them? How about giving willing workers visas so they can go on about the business of providing for their families just like I do? This is America there is not a finite amount of "pie" so Americans will not get a slice if we extend a hand to migrants from other lands. It seems there is no historical memory of the land we call America when it did not belong to us. I find it hypocritical that many now begrudge contemporary migrants who seek a better life just as our ancestors did. I do not subscribe to the theory todays migrants are any more morally impaired than the early settlers who appropriated the land from the Native Americans. Nor do I believe God would refrain from blessing them as well.

Janet Fitzgerald

Dear Editor:
Of the four letters to the editor yesterday (6/17/08 ID), two were from the American citizens point of view and two were sympathetic or from the viewpoint of immigrants. The latter two and other entry enthusiasts never seem to realize that there are limits as to the numbers that America can responsibly absorb for many good reasons. These letters always place the priorities of foreigners first and never seem to have equal compassion for US citizens concerns, problems or quality of life, which is negatively affected by excessive migration in many ways. Also, where is the compassion of these letters for the nations emigrants have left, who also need talented and hard working people. It is not prudent or the Christian or Civic duty of US entry policy to make it easy for increased or unlimited numbers to migrate here as there is no inherent right to do so. The teachings of Jesus apply to personal behavior, not nation's entry policies, and never advocated the breaking of laws, rather the contrary. CIR with amnesty in any form is a repudiation of the law which hardly is a foundation for citizenship, cheapened as it would be similar to the questionable birthright variety. With the historically high levels of legal and illegal entry since the 1965 and l986 entry law disasters, the crying need today is drastically reduced numbers and fully secured borders much of which can be achieved with present laws, if seriously enforced with the help of local police, and not ignored with Globalist or sanctuary policies. Law professor Kris W. Kobach's recent article: "Attrition Through Enforcement: A Rational Approach to Illegal Immigration" is informative in this regard.

Jim Roberts

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