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Immigration Daily October 27, 2003
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Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, October 28th

Tuesday, October 28th is the deadline to register for "Invest, Build And Digitize: Immigration Law Opportunities In The Venture-Capital, Manufacturing And Information-Technology Sectors Of The U.S. Economy". This telephonic seminar series features distinguished practitioners John Brendel, David Cook, Tien-Li Loke Walsh, Julie Pearl, Steven Roby, Lincoln Stone, Alan Tafapolsky and Susan Wehrer as speakers, with Angelo Paparelli as discussion leader. For more info. see: (Fax version:


Curriculum For Invest, Build, Digitize

The curriculum for ILW.COM's new seminar "Invest, Build And Digitize: Immigration Law Opportunities In The Venture-Capital, Manufacturing And Information-Technology Sectors Of The U.S. Economy" is as follows:

The media and the Web are awash these days with reports on the jobless recovery and the harm to the U.S. economy caused by the export of manufacturing and white-collar jobs abroad. A few quieter voices continue to champion the old-fashioned values of employment-based immigration and the need to adopt enlightened government policies that help promote innovation, build new industries and create jobs for American workers. While the pundits pontificate and Congress temporizes, immigration lawyers have no time to await developments. They must act now and continue to develop ever-more thoughtful strategies that utilize current provisions of the immigration laws as legitimate vehicles for employers to sponsor bright, talented and hard-working foreign nationals to fill critically important slots in American industries. In response to this need, we present a three-part national teleconference focusing on three of the most important sectors of the U.S. economy: Venture Capital and Investment; Manufacturing; and Information Technology. Moderated by nationally-renowned business immigration lawyer, Angelo A. Paparelli, the teleconference will feature leading immigration practitioners with several years of real-world experience in serving these industry sectors.

FIRST Phone Session on October 30:

Focus on Manufacturing Industry Employers and Occupations

  • Selecting the Best Immigration Options for Joint Ventures and Collaborations
  • Identifying Creative approaches to Allow Secondments of Executives, Managers and Specialists
  • Brainstorming on Current Issues and Solutions for E, H-1B and L-1 Aliens in Manufacturing Occupations
  • Choosing Strategies for Employment-Based Immigrants in Manufacturing
  • Identifying Solutions for Engineers, Blue-Collar Workers, Trainees and Business Visitors
  • Using Case Study Examples: Immigration Opportunities for Automotive Importers, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers.

SECOND Phone Session on November 5:

Focus on Employers and Occupations in Investments and the Venture-Capital Industry

  • Using the B-1, WB and Other, More Untraditional Nonimmigrant Options to Establish the U.S. Enterprise
  • Selecting the Best Approach: E-1, E-2, L-1, H-1B and O-1 options for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Global Companies
  • Dare We Try? - Examining EB-5 Employment-Creation Investment Options
  • Addressing and Resolving Ability-to-Pay Challenges for New Businesses
  • Developing a Bullet-Proof Business Plan
  • Representing the Venture Capitalist, the Investment Syndicate or the Joint Venture
  • Transitioning the Entrepreneur to Green-Card Status Despite Matter of Modular Container Systems, 89-INA-228 (BALCA July 16, 1991) and Obstacles in the Forthcoming PERM Rule
  • Deploying Best Practices for Jobs in the Financial-Services Industry

THIRD Phone Session on December 4:

Focus on Employers and Occupations in the Information-Technology Industry

  • Establishing Immigration Eligibility for Evolving and Never-Before IT Occupations
  • Helping Aliens with No Degrees and Degree-Mismatches Move into IT
  • Identifying Tips for the Smart-Set in this year's H-1B "Race for the Numbers"
  • Defending Against BICE and DOL/WHD Investigations in the IT Industry
  • Using H-1B and AOS Portability in the Ongoing IT Job-Hopping Escapades
  • Remaking Love Story: Seventh-Year Strategies and Beyond ("Love is Never Having to Say Goodbye")
  • Managing Expectations and Speeding-Up the Processing of Visa Applications and Visa Screening for Country-of-Concern Aliens and Workers with Technology-Alert-List Problems

The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 28th. 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

BICE Investigation On Walmart
The Bureau of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it arrested hundreds of illegal aliens at Wal-Mart stores in more than 20 US states as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal employment of unauthorized workers.

BCIS Says 231,030 H-1B Petitions Received In FY '03
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services released an H-1B fact sheet that stated in FY 2003, the Congressionally-mandated cap of 195,000 beneficiaries was not reached and about 78,000 individuals, mostly initial beneficiaries, were counted against the cap.

BALCA Declines To Affirm CO On Speculation About Medical Supervision
In the Matter of South Hills Country Home II, No. 2002-INA-142 (BALCA, Sep. 15, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that there was no concrete basis in the record for finding that employing a nurse assistant without a supervising medical staff would be illegal.

Walmart Stores Raided, 245 Workers Arrested
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports "About the same time as the [61 Walmart] store raids, a team of immigration agents entered Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., and questioned a mid-level manager in the chain's "building support" division, Wal-Mart spokesman Tom Williams said.

Immigration Reform Has Strong Bipartisan Support
The San Francisco Chronicle reports "A delegation of US lawmakers wrapping up a three-day visit to Mexico on Friday said both parties support immigration reform that would make it easier for undocumented workers to obtain legal status."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
I am an immigration attorney in San Francisco, California. Could you help me in locating a couple of BALCA decisions? The cases are Compaq Computer Corp. (2002 INA 249) and True Love Presbyterian Church on behalf of Kim (2003 INS 82). Thank you very much.

Lisa Spiegel
San Francisco, CA

Editor's Note: To search our site, try our search engine. For example, to submit a search for "True Love" select a natural language search within Immigration Daily, deselect the word stemming function, and click search. The search engine produces the True Love Presbyterian Church BALCA decision. Following a similiar search, the Compaq Computer BALCA decision appears.

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