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Immigration Daily May 24, 2005
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Immigration Court

The Executive Office For Immigration Review issued several fact sheets, including:

  • Immigration Court Process in the United States
  • BIA Practice Manual
  • Questions and Answers Regarding Proceedings Before the BIA
  • Questions and Answers Regarding Oral Argument Before the BIA
  • Types of Immigration Court Proceedings And Removal Hearing Process
  • Forms of Relief From Removal
  • Asylum Protection in the United States
For the item, see below.

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


Focus

New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc.

The curriculum for "New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc." is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 2: Doctor's Issues

  • Physicians - Update for 2005: Conrad 30 flexibility slots, Specialists in Federal and Conrad 30 programs, H-1B Cap issues in waiver cases, AC21 Yates memo and the impact on physician cases, Transferring during the three year period - no longer a slam dunk.
  • The Grey Areas: National interest waivers (when does the clock start, specialists v. primary care, will the J-1 letter suffice, etc.), The cap exemption (is it doctor-specific or position-specific; strategies for H-1B residents and fellows seeking employment with non-exempt employers), Can the J-1 three year service requirement be met in visa categories other than an H-1B?, VA Hospital waivers (does 5/8 time count as full-time work?; can transfers between VA hospitals and HPSA facilities work?)
  • Alternative visa categories for doctors - (Es, Os, TNs, etc.)

SECOND Phone Session on July 21: Nurses

  • EB-3 Retrogression: Impact of 50,000 additional numbers, Mechanics of implementing the new law
  • Immigration Reform proposals: The H-5A non-immigrant visa, Additional borrowing from unused EB-3 numbers, Doubling of EB numbers
  • Alternative visa strategies for nurses: H-1C, H-1B, TN, Fs and Js, H-3s
THIRD Phone Session on August 11: Other Health Care Professionals/The VisaScreen Process
  • Beyond nurses and doctors: Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors, PTs, OTs, and other therapists, Medical technologists
  • The VisaScreen Process: A primer on the IIRAIRA requirements, The new VisaScreen regs, Who can issue certificates and how to get certified, Practical tips
The deadline to sign up Tuesday, May 31st. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2005.pdf.)


Article

USCIS Drafts Exceedingly Reasonable Memo On AC21
James D. Eiss, Esq. and Danielle Rizzo write "the interpretations of AC21 adopted in the memo are incredibly helpful to foreign nationals."


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News

FY 2005, 2006 H2B Filings Accepted May 25th
Beginning May 25, 2005, USCIS will begin to accept additional petitions for H-2B workers as required by the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005.

Immigration Court Fact Sheet Links
The Executive Office For Immigration Review issued several related fact sheets on the immigration court process in the US.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Position available with Pederson Immigration Group, P.C., an established top boutique firm with national and international client base in Washington, DC. Unique positions for the right persons who can initiate independent action when necessary, can exercise sound judgment and assume responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a great team handling sophisticated and challenging immigration matters. Opportunity to travel to consular posts. Experience with H-1B petitions, labor certifications, J-1 physician waivers and consular processing preferred. 3-5 years experience in the immigration field and computer literacy required. Friendly place to work. Excellent compensation package. If interested please forward in confidence your resume, references and compensation history to Jan Pederson at: janmpederson@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Laner Muchin in Chicago, IL, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms has potential openings for experienced immigration attorneys in the near future. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. Laner Muchin provides opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; we have highly competitive salaries and benefits; we have an informal unpretentious office atmosphere; and we can demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. These positions require excellent academic credentials, 2-4 years substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. The ideal candidate must be client-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. For consideration, please e-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Laner Muchin in Chicago, IL, one of nation's oldest labor law firms has potential openings for full-time immigration paralegals in the near future. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. The ideal candidates must have at least one year of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree preferred. Spanish and/or other foreign language a plus. Competitive compensation package and excellent benefits offered. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC law firm seeking experienced paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration. Experience in all NIV and IV cases and labor certification desired. Please send resume by email at: resumes_recruiting@yahoo.com or fax resume to (212) 935-7892, Attention: Immigration Department.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reeves and Associates, PLC (R&A), the largest and oldest full-service immigration firm in California with global offices, seeks a managing attorney for its expanding San Francisco office. The position requires excellent case management, communication and writing skills, with 5 years of well-rounded experience in immigration law including business, family, appeals, deportation and litigation. California bar membership is required. R&A offers excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, long term disability, CLE expenses, retirement plan, plus commissions and a yearly bonus. R&A has an experienced support staff, state of the art technology and unsurpassed growth and learning potential, all in a friendly environment. This is an exceptional opportunity with partnership track possible. Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary history to hr@rreeves.com or fax to (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Join a team that works hard in a relaxing, collegial atmosphere. Employment-based firm with Fortune 500 clients seeks a full-time paralegal for its Phoenix, AZ office. Must have at least one year employment immigration experience, be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, technology and people skills. College degree preferred. Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, long and short term disability and retirement benefits. Arizona offers year-round hiking, camping, boating, professional sports and the Grand Canyon! Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to Theresa Talbert at ttalbert@breljelaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (Fragomen) seeks to hire an attorney for its Washington D.C. office. Our ideal candidate has 1-2 years experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration. This position requires strong writing and excellent verbal communication skills. Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills. Fragomen offers a comprehensive compensation package. Please send resume and writing sample in confidence to Allison Bettridge, Human Resources/Office Manager, FDB&L, 1212 New York Ave., NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005 or fax to 202-371-2898. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettridge at: 202-223-5515. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

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comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or less at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

Office Move
Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C. has moved to Suite 1910 at 12700 Park Central Drive, Dallas, Texas 75251. Our telephone numbers remain the same. Tel: 469-916-7900. Fax: 469-916-7901.


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Regarding the PERM approvals (5/23/05 ID comment), could Immigration Daily post successful immigration law firms that have acquired approvals for their applicants? And what particular occupations have been approved through the PERM?

Jeannette Yoingco

Dear Editor:
I would like to find out in reference to the PERM-recuitment step. Must the advertising run 30-day consecutively or one week only?

Lawilona

Dear Editor:
While border control is an extreme problem, I'm getting a little tired of hearing the same banter. Let's consider another problem - families that are torn apart by deportation. In most every speech I've heard President Bush give, I hear him stand tall and proclaim his Christianity and love/support of family values and tradition. This is all well and good and most all US citizens would agree, myself included. But what about the families of US citizens that he (his administration) are keeping apart with the severe imposition of the 5/10 year bar? Where is his support of the family unit? I am sure that there are cases where the bar, or more severe punishment should most definitely apply (felony activity for one), but what about the other cases, like asylum seekers or less severe actions? In my very small rural area there are three such families. The "deportee" has been "plucked" right out of their lives with no viable hope of reunification for a decade. Please don't suggest the I-601 waiver as relief. They've been working hard, paying taxes, purchasing property, raising families... just like you. There is very real "hardship" and suffering, but not devastation. Not the "extreme hardship" that needs to be proven (i.e. death or living in a cardboard box). What are these families to do? And this problem will only increase as our Homeland Security continues it's cowboy round-up. I'm beginning to believe that "families" are being targeted. Why? Because they are easy to find, either at work or at home with their families. There is more "work" involved with "catching" the individuals who don't want the government to know their whereabouts. These are the individuals that most likely "should" be "caught". So, let's brainstorm. How do we get this part of immigration legislation "fixed"?

Kim Mensah


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim

Advisory Board:   Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman


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