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Immigration Daily October 10, 2003
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Editor's Comments

Thanks, DHS

We'd like to thank BICE for their helpful assistance in making available the remarks of Assistant Secretary Garcia at the Heritage Foundation which recently appeared in Immigration Daily. The BCIS has also been prompt in responding to us whenever we've contacted them from time to time. We have yet to contact the BCBP but look forward to their equally prompt response. Immigration Daily appreciates DHS public servants for their help in making important information available to the public.


Seminar On Nurses

ILW.COM's new telephonic seminar "Current Issues In Immigration For Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals (PTs/OTs/MTs/MLTs/SLPs-As/Physician Assistants)" is organized in cooperation with CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools). The intent of the 3 sessions of this seminar series is to cover the subject holistically, from several approaches.

The September 30 session covered immigration law issues, including BCIS and VisaScreen issues. The speakers were distinguished practioners in this sub-specialty of immigration law.
The October 23 session will cover employment issues. The speakers will represent major healthcare organizations, including John Hopkins and Massachusetts General.
The November 24 session will cover state licensure and consular processing issues. The speakers will be representatives of State licensing boards and at least one expert in consular processing matters.

The seminar series is designed to be useful to immigration practitioners, recruiters, employers, and other interested parties - we believe that it will materially assist all those with a serious interest in Nurses and other health professions.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 21st. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax version, please see:

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Immigration Law News

EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review of the Department of Justice announced disciplinary actions against four attorneys: three attorneys were immediately suspended; one received a final order of discipline.

BALCA Says Ambiguous Resume Leaves Reasonable Possibility That US Applicant Is Qualified
In the Matter of Le Elen Manor, Inc., No. 2002-INA-127 (BALCA, Sep. 5, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that since the resumes of the US applicants showed at least a reasonable possibility that they met the stated requirements, the Employer was obligated to investigate their credentials further.

BALCA Says Unanswered Phone Calls Do Not A Good Faith Recruitment Effort Make
In the Matter of Tammy Taylor Nails, No. 2002-INA-218 (BALCA, Sep. 9, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that an Employer who does no more than make unanswered phone calls or leaves a message on an answering machine has not made a reasonable effort to contact the US worker.

White House Responds To Whether President Bush Will Sign H1B Legislation
During a press briefing, the White House responded to the question posed, "If it comes to visa reduction or elimination of H-1B visa to President Bush's desk, is he going to sign that?"

BIA Cannot Adopt IJ's Corrobation Analysis While Rejecting Underlying Credibility Finding
In Miah v. Ashcroft, No. 01-3764 (3rd Cir. Oct. 9, 2003), the court said that it could not conduct a meaningful review of the BIA's decision given that it had adopted the IJ's corrobation analysis after rejecting the credibility finding of the IJ which had informed that analysis. In remanding the case, the court also said "the IJ should also consider whether it is reasonable to expect contemporaneously created records from a doctor in a developing country, where the level of medical care and record-keeping may not rise to the level of that available in the US."

Overcrowding In Detention Center Leads To Release Of 64 Undocumented Aliens
The Tucson Citizen reports "A stepped-up effort in Texas to keep illegal immigrants in custody hit a snag this week when the federal government had no more space available, forcing the release of 64 Central and South Americans in Laredo, officials said yesterday."

CLEAR Legislation Would Pose Additional Strain On Local Law Enforcement
The El Paso Times reports "The Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act, currently being considered in Congress, would require local law-enforcement officers to help find and arrest people for immigration violations."

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Jr. & Sr. Immigration Attorneys And Paralegals/Legal Assistants
HirsonWexlerPerl, a national business immigration law firm seeks career minded lawyers and paralegals/legal assistants for its Newport Beach, San Diego, Connecticut and New York offices. Attorney candidates should possess excellent academic credentials, be a team player, have strong interpersonal skills, managerial and leadership qualities, be service-oriented, a team player, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Paralegal/legal assistant candidates should have experience with H-1, L-1, O-1 & E-1/2. Extraordinary ability petitions and RIR preferred. BS degree desired. Top organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent writing skills, computer literacy, ability to handle and prioritize a varied case load are required. Salary is commensurate with experience for both positions. 401(k), medical, dental, optical. Please send resume + cover letter in confidence to EOE.

Immigration Position Opening
Associate Global Visa Coordinator, sought by Global Visa Solutions, a global immigration practice in Newport Beach, CA has an exciting, unique opportunity for the candidate with the following skills: ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, detail-oriented, anticipates clients' needs & expectations, service-oriented, quick thinking, explain complex thoughts in a simple manner, manage a process & have personality. Our ideal candidate is open to learning new processes and is comfortable not knowing all the answers all the time. Fluency in additional languages is invaluable. We offer a collegial work environment, health benefits, 401k plan participation after 12 months, opportunity to interact daily with individuals from different countries & cultures and in-house training. Send resume + cover letter in confidence to

Books - 8 CFR, Includes 2003 BCIS Changes
We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) is now available. This reference tool is invaluable while writing to the INS about a RFE or preparing a petition. Attorneys have been using the exhaustive topic indices in the 8 CFR Plus and The Whole ACT - INA (Annotated) to do just that for years. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a less experienced attorney entering the immigration law field, these books are a must-have. We are currently offering an Internet-only special price of $259 for our 4 book set (MSRP $299). For information on our various publications, see here. (A Supplement is provided Free of cost updating the 8 CFR Plus as of June 1, 2003. All BCIS related changes have been included in this Supplement as well as a complete index to ALL 8 CFR Sections updated as of June 1, 2003.)

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