Focus On Industry Sectors
Many immigration law seminars focus on specific visa categories and
immigration processes, for example on H1B visas, or Labor Certification.
While this approach has its merits, alternative approaches may sometimes be
even more helpful. Focusing on specific industry sectors inherently
requires a holistic approach to the legal strategies involved in
client-satisfaction. For our new seminar this month with Angelo Paparelli
as moderator, we have chosen three industry sectors which we believe
benefit greatly from such holistic considerations. These are IT,
Manufacturing, and Venture Capital. A significant chunk of most business
immigration law practices come from Employers in IT, Manufacturing, and
VC-related enterprises. Both new and experienced attorneys stand to benefit
from an industry sector approach to legal problem-solving. For new
practitioners, the integrated method used in considering typical client
situations in the industry-based approach makes it easier to progress
quickly up the learning curve from basic to advanced issues. For
experienced practitioners, this sector-based approach often leads to
"thinking outside the box" and helps establish best practices for the law
firm. Each of the speakers in our new seminar series are veterans in
specific industry sectors - thus being in a unique position to provide
critical insights into the problems faced by employers in these sectors.
Please read the detailed curriculum to see the benefit to your particular
practice (links appear below).
The deadline to register is
Tuesday, October 28th. For more info, including detailed curriculum,
speaker bios, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2003.shtm. For the fax version, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/october2003.pdf
Elephant In The Room: Amnesty And The Rule of Law
Gary Endelman writes "While amnesty is bad public policy, Congress' repeated actions/inactions in divorcing our immigration laws from our economic needs make such amnesty inevitable in some form or fashion."
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Immigration Law News
EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review of the Department of Justice released its latest disciplinary actions: one attorney was immediately suspended, four attorneys received final orders of discipline, and one attorney was reinstated.
DHS Names New Deputy General Counsel
DHS Secretary Ridge announced the appointment of Jason Klitenic as the new Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security.
BALCA Says Experience Of Employer's Other Staff Is Irrelevant
In the Matter of Cambridge House, No. 2002-INA-171 (BALCA, Sep. 11, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that Employer's contention that all members of its staff working with Alzheimer's patients have at least two years experience was irrelevant in meeting the two-prongs of the Information Industries test of business necessity.
With An Eye Towards '04 Elections, Legalization Legislation Gains Momentum
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports "As politicians strive to appease Latino voters who will influence next year's elections, and placate powerful business groups that need immigrant labor, several efforts are gaining momentum in Congress to legalize millions of undocumented workers and students."
Former San Luis Director Guilty Of Falsifying Immigration Documents
The Arizona Republic reports "The former immigration director of the San Luis port of entry has pleaded guilty to falsifying immigration documents."
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Immigration Law Books
The successful practice of immigration law depends on having immigration statutes and regulations readily available. Immigration attorneys need look no further than Patel's complete reference library for their primary resource needs. Patel's library consists of (4) books: The Whole ACT—INA (Annotated), 20/22/28 CFRPlus, 8 CFRPlus, and Patel's Citations of Administrative Decisions under Immigration and Nationality Laws. Each book contains a detailed topical index, is annotated and is updated annually to reflect the latest changes in regulations. These four books constitute an indispensable library of primary resource materials for any immigration practitioner. For more information or to purchase these books see here.
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Letters to the Editor
Taking an actual look at the sites linked to by RL's post will show his real beliefs.
For example, the first page of vdare.com talks about "white fugitives" being pushed out of cities their ancestors built. Just like I've said in earlier correspondences, this is a fringe viewpoint.
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