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Immigration Daily May 25, 2005
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H1B Cap

As of May 20, 2005, USCIS announced that it has received more than 6,393 H-1B petitions that will count against the cap for FY 2005. For the item, see below.

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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
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Article

Immigration In An Aging Society: Workers, Birth Rates, And Social Security
Steven A. Camarota writes "While immigrants do tend to arrive relatively young, and have higher fertility than natives, immigrants age just like everyone else, and the differences with natives are not large enough to fundamentally alter the nation’s age structure."


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News

USCIS Says 6,393 H-1B Petitions Counted Against FY 2005 Cap
USCIS announced that it has received more than 6,393 H-1B petitions that will count against the Congressionally-mandated exemption cap for FY 2005.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Law Office of Robert L. Lewis, Immigrant Defense Group is accepting applications for immigration attys (entry and experienced). We excel at deportation defense, including asylum, international human rights defenses, discretionary relief, naturalization and family-based immigration. Successful candidate should expect frequent client contact and court appearances; drafting of client narrative declarations, research news and NGO reports to corroborate claims. Must be admitted to a State Bar, have some training or experience in immigration law, good writing skills, strong computer skills, and be highly organized. Spanish or Portuguese fluency a strong plus. First year salary $65 - $85K, depending on training, language skills and immigration experience. Standard health insurance and vacation benefits, plus fee sharing and bonuses. Sunny, high-tech office in historic landmark building at Oakland City Center, 15 minute BART ride to downtown SF/local immigration courts. Submit resume + cover letter to JobOpenings@ImmigrantDefense.com. All inquiries treated in absolute confidence. State language skills and immigration experience, if any, with specificity in your cover letter. Please, no calls.

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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Letters

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Dear Editor:
Lynn Woolley's article "Catch me if U Can" (5/23/05 ID) captures the complexity of immigration reform. But when his article writes "...if rule of law is to mean anything, we’re going to have to take a tough stand and return illegals to Mexico, allowing them to return if they are willing to go through legal channels" I think it is off the mark. How does he expect hundreds of thousands of low-income workers, some of whom are quite entrenched in here in the US, to suddenly relocate back to their countries of origin with their families in tow, leaving behind whatever tenuous economic security they have achieved, to face highly uncertain integration prospects in their country of origin? These are not wealthy, sophisticated world travellers. There is the expense of the trip to consider; the fact that they may no longer have strong ties to their community of origin; their children may not even speak the native language. Most importantly, how would a country like Mexico or El Salvador, already beset by the sorts of economic problems that cause emigration in the first place, deal with a mass influx of their compatriots, who will need jobs and social services, while communities in their poorest regions lose out on the sizeable sums these same individuals used to remit from abroad? In an ideal world one would allow those who have entered via legal channels first stab at a path toward citizenship, but the immigration "system" the US has spawned has long been far from ideal. Some concession will have to be made on this point to avoid harmful socio-economic disruption within the immigrant community, among US businesses that have (illegally) benefited from this cheap source of labor, and in the main countries of origin.

Liz Fautsch, La Guia del Inmigrante, Inc.
Encinitas, CA


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