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Immigration Daily March 25, 2005
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Comment

Where Are The Letters?

We received many letters from readers saying that they could not find the letter from Ira Kurzban mentioned in yesterday's Comment. The letter from Ira Kurzban appeared in the March 24, 2005 Immigration Daily issue in the Letters section. The Letters section is the last section in the email and web versions of Immigration Daily. Due to extensive reader discussion and feedback of several years ago, we learned that some of our readers really enjoy reading letters whereas some are annoyed with Letters. As a compromise, we decided to keep the Letters section but moved it to the very bottom so that those who prefer to ignore Letters could readily do so (the comingsNgoings section was added recently below the Letters section). For those who want to read letters please scroll down to the bottom of either the web or email versions of Immigration Daily.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Immigration Books

P. J. Patel was the first to bring the INA out in book form specifically for immigration lawyers (for the fascinating story behind what attorneys take for granted today - the INA as a reference tool - see, The Story Of The Whole Act). Patel's Immigration Law Library includes the Fully-Indexed PERM Rule. This book includes: (a) A comprehensive and easy-to-use 12 page topical index to the PERM Rule; (b) 10 Key Questions on PERM by Gary Endelman; (c) The PERM World: A Temporary Answer to a Permanent Immigration Problem by David Nachman; and (d) DOL Memorandum: Technical Instructions Regarding Unprocessed Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Cases. For more on Patel's Immigration Law Library, see http://www.ilw.com/books/.

"Labor Certification by Joel Stewart - THE PERM BOOK" consists of four parts: (a) The first part of this book is a detailed section-by-section interpretation of the PERM rule by Joel Stewart and his lengthy commentary on the changes wrought by the rule; (b) The second part of the book is a "How To" section with Joel Stewart's tips on filling out Form 9089; (c) The third part of the book is articles on specific topics related to the PERM rule by many noted practitioners; and (d) The fourth part of the book is comprised of many useful appendices including: The PERM rule, the current rule, key Department of Labor contact information and other helpful information. The book will be over 500 pages in length and will be an essential reference tool for serious labor certification practitioners. Orders for this book will be shipped according to the principle first ordered, first shipped (the expected publication date is April 2005). For more info, and to order, see here.


Article

Delivering Your Marketing Message May Prove Harder Than You Think
Trey Ryder writes "Most lawyers are skilled communicators. Even so, they often have trouble explaining how they can help prospective clients. Follow these 12 steps to get your message across."


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News

President Bush Reiterates Commitment To Immigration Reform
During a join press conference with Mexican President Fox and Canada Prime Minister Martin, President Bush said, " I will continue to push for reasonable, common-sense immigration policy with the United States Congress. It is an issue with which I have got a lot of familiarity -- after all, I was the governor of this great state for six years and I dealt with this issue a lot, not only with President Fox's predecessors, but with governors of border states -- Mexican border states, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. And I know what -- I know the issue well. And I will continue to call upon Congress to be commonsensical about this issue."

USCIS Announces Backlog Reduced 2.3 Million In FY 2004
USCIS in a press release, reported that the backlog, "which had reached a high of 3.8 million cases in January 2004, was reduced to 1.5 million cases as of September 30, 2004. In all, USCIS has reduced the backlog by more than 2.3 million cases during fiscal year 2004."


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Immigration law firm seeks immigration paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of experience in employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, and consular processing. College degree or paralegal certificate preferred. Significant work experience considered in place of formal education. Superior analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and immigration forms applications. Heavy client contact, legal research, and immigration petitions. Excellent salary/benefits package. Send resume + salary requirements to: legaljobsearch@gmail.com or fax: 301-468-0751.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice based in Sherman Oaks, CA. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience -exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidate shows initiative and works independently. Spanish language a plus. Great office environment and wonderful clients. Send cover letter, and resume to Jessica Dominguez: LawofficesofJD@aol.com. All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for two experienced paralegals, with experience in family-based immigration visas and/or business visas for its law offices based in Sherman Oaks, CA. Must have experience in the following: non-immigrant, work-related visas, including H-1Bs, and L-1s, labor certifications, and consular processing. Spanish a plus. Must have excellent organizational, written, computer, and verbal skills, and possess the ability to work with minimum supervision. We offer a friendly office environment and wonderful clients. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Jessica Dominguez: abogadalatina@aol.com. All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mitchell C. Zwaik & Associates, a growing broad-based immigration firm in Suffolk County, New York seeks 1-2 associates for immediate opening. Must have excellent research, writing & case management skills and at least 1-3 years experience in either litigation/appeals (EOIR, BIA, mandamus, petitions for review) or business immigration (labor cert., H-1B, L-1A, E-2). Some Saturday work required. Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to Mitchell Zwaik: mczwaik@zwaik.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, P.A. seeks an experienced full-time immigration paralegal sought for a high volume, fast-paced corporate immigration practice in Roseland, NJ. 2+ years of experience preferred in preparation of employment-related USCIS/DOL filings (all components, including supporting statements), such as non-immigrant employment petitions, immigrant visa applications, and/or permanent residency applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills. Send resume + cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and financial requirements in strict confidence to Alexandra Carvalho at: recruit@gghlaw.com or fax: 973-992-9125. EOE.

Offshore Legal Services
We assist immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including checklists, form completion, draft cover & employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. We offer a full range of services including document generation, research, accounts, clerical & archival. Quantum Technologies is a sister company to Adnet Advertising Agency, the leader in immigration advertising services for over a decade. Headquartered in New York City, Quantum provides the highest quality services to law firms. Law firms can cost effectively and securely outsource legal processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our legal offsite center functions as virtual extensions of your offices providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options available. For more info. contact Johaina Mumtaz at Johaina@quantum-usa.com or call 212-406-3503 ext 224.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Nationally recognized Washington D.C. immigration firm seeks an outstanding, experienced immigration attorney who thrives on and has extensive experience successfully handling various types of immigration cases, from corporate to deportation and much of what is in between, to grow with our firm in a congenial, fast-paced and supportive environment with thirty + immigration professionals, all strongly committed to legal excellence and the highest level of client service. Please e-mail your statement of interest describing your immigration experience, professional goals, salary requirements, and a writing sample to Michael Maggio: jobs@maggio-kattar.com. To learn about us, visit www.maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

Immigration Law Conference
The Midwest Legal Immigration Project presents its 6th Annual Basic Immigration Law Training, an intensive 1-week seminar, May 16-20, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa. Seminar covers: family immigration, deportation, asylum, relief from removal, employment, immigration benefits (registry, family unity, NACARA, VAWA, and temporary protected status), fiancee visas, consular visa processing, immigration court representation, preparation of waivers, criminal convictions, obtaining and posting bond, mandatory detention, and working with Congressional offices. Ideal for both non-profit personnel & for-profit private attorneys. Provides skills and know-how to begin a basic immigration legal practice and serve immigrant clientele with confidence on both law + procedure. Seminar will assist private attorneys in starting niche practice in high-growth areas. Attorneys dabbling in immigration law can increase both knowledge and range of competence for their immigrant clients. Tuition cost: private attorneys =$1,500; non-profit personnel= $1,000. 37 immigration CLE credits + 2.75 ethics CLE credits approved. For more info. or to register, call (515)-271-5730, email Justice@BenzoniLaw.com; or visit http://www.benzonilaw.com/education.htm.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dunbar, Harder & Benson, LLP, an immigration law firm, located in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas has an immediate opportunity for an experienced immigration attorney. Experience must include business immigration cases in NIV and IV matters including labor certifications, all nonimmigrant categories, adjustment of status, consular processing, NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions as well as family-based & naturalization. Must have in-depth knowledge of law & procedure, excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Texas Bar required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Bonnie Lampton: info@dhbllp.com.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruitment
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Immigration Law Conference
Save The Dates - April 25-26, 2005. The CMS-Fordham 28th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy. Sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and the Fordham Law School, in Collaboration with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Program. Location: The Fordham Law School, New York, New York. Topics will include: Is Big Brother watching: using technology to improve both security and service, the impact that security checks and delays are having on artists, entertainers, schools and businesses, civil liberties and rights for nonimmigrants in the brave new post 9-11 world, international human rights developments related to migration, emerging issues in business immigration, workplace enforcement issues in the twenty-first century, prospects for immigration reform in the 109th Congress, plus 2 special programs: getting ready for legalization and getting ready for PERM: a nuts and bolts overview. Representatives from the government, nongovernmental organizations and private practice have been invited. For additional information, please go to http://www.cmsny.org.

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Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
I am unable to find the letter you mention in Immigration Daily (3/24/05 ID comment).

Becky Rice

Editor's Note: Please see our Comment above.

Dear Editor:
I cannot find the link to Ira's letter. Where is it, please? (3/24/05 ID comment)

Aggie R. Hoffman

Editor's Note: Please see our Comment above.

Dear Editor:
Where's the link to Ira Kurzban's letter (3/24/05 ID comment)?

Dan

Editor's Note: Please see our Comment above.

Dear Editor:
I cannot find the letter from Ira Kurzban (3/24/05 ID comment). I found the other articles in Immigration Daily but not that article.

Sylvia Boecker

Editor's Note: Please see our Comment above.

Dear Editor:
The Los Angeles Daily News recently reported that immigration attorney Cristina Perez "who has been called the "Judge Judy of Spanish TV" has been named Woman of the Year by CA Assemblyman Dario Frommer". The report also said that Ms. Perez "was born in New York to Colombian parents and spent her childhood in Mexico. Her family came to California to seek a better life, and her father, Dario Perez, is a surgeon at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center." She is running for AILA Board of Governors in the 2005 AILA election and I think that her accomplishments deserve recognition.

Josie Gonzalez

Dear Editor:
That $462.8 billion in SS tax, most of which was presumably paid into SS by illegal aliens, as stated in Mr. Sugiharto's letter (3/24/05 ID) is money that should have been paid in by Americans doing that work. This money, the accumulation of literally decades, is hardly the windfall illegal alien advocates would have you believe. It wouldn't pay Social Security's obligations for more than a year, assuming that the US doesn't enter a totalization agreement with Mexico, in which case we may well end up paying illegal aliens and their families in Mexico far more than they ever paid in. You might also compare this with the $47 billion sent out of this country as remittances this year alone, money which will not stay in this economy and help to create jobs here. It is not "Americans" that want the cheap labor of illegal aliens, but American employers, most often corporations, and certain special interests. Americans in general do not want to see jobs taken that they could and would fill if the employer weren't able to get cheap and compliant illegal labor that drives the wage rate down. Jobs that more often than not are off the books, so no taxes at all are paid, increasing the tax burden for citizens who do pay taxes. Furthermore, under welfare reform in the 1990s, most welfare recipients who were at all able were required to go to work. These no-skilled or low-skilled welfare recipients, as well as the working poor citizens and legal residents, are the ones most affected by an influx of illegal aliens. Sugiharto in his letter suggests they should go to work, but where? They're being pushed out of entry-level jobs by illegal aliens.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Landress's letter (3/24/05 ID), if Chinese appreciate the yuan, US dollars will sink and Americans will have less purchasing power leading to a much lower US living standard. The US must get back to the "pay as you go: policy, otherwise, nobody is going to trust the US dollar. Soon or later, the US dollar will be less valuable even than the Mexican peso. For those who oppose immigration and also complain about job outsourcing what will be the solution then? Welcome to the globalized planet, competition is everywhere. It must be faced. The global market force and consumers cannot be opposed. If we put a quota, tariffs on every imported products to unfairly protect US businesses, countries affected can retaliate as well by putting more tariffs, levies and duties on anything made in the USA. We can be too greedy to enjoy cheap imports and hoping others to be our slaves while we feel we deserve 10-30 times more salary and living standards on this planet just because we're Americans and we don't want them to enjoy a more equal and just planet. Globalization and global market force will eventually balance this inequality. It's happening.

Sugiharto


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