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Immigration Daily December 2, 2005
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Comment

Rep Kolbe To Retire

Rep. Kolbe's announced retirement last week has many immigration advocates worried about the fate of immigration law reform. Rep. Kolbe, noted for co-sponsoring the McCain-Kolbe-Flake immigration reform proposal, advocated for legalization as a key component of comprehensive immigration reform. According to political analyst Stuart Rothenberg, "when Congress picks up the debate after 2006, [Rep.] Kolbe's retirement will be felt. It robs the Republicans of an intelligent voice ... someone who has been thinking about this issue and talking about it," he said. For the full Associated Press story, see here.

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Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, Dec 6th For PERM Nuts & Bolts: The Latest Tips For Practitioners

The curriculum for the Dec 8th phone session on PERM is as follows:

  • PW Determination Expirations
  • SVP/Job Zones and Business Necessity
  • Drafting for BS+5 and EB-2 Preference Category Cases
  • Drafting for cases involving a combination of education and experience
  • Calculating Recruitment Dates

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 6th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2005.pdf.)


Article

On-Campus Employment
Paula Singer, Esq. writes "Under the immigration rules, F-1 and J-1 status students are authorized to work on the campus of the institution that they are authorized to attend for a maximum of 20 hours a week while classes are in session."


News

CRS Report On Immigration Issues In 109th Congress
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on immigration legislation in the 109th Congress.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three years practicing business immigration law, for our San Francisco office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to careers@usabal.com or by fax to 415.217.4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small Wall Street (downtown NYC) immigration practice seeks paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Candidates should also have working knowledge of family-based applications and naturalization petitions. Must have BA degree as well as excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills. Competitive salary/benefits. Individual will have opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Excellent learning opportunity for person with hands-on and can-do attitude. Submit resume + cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: immigparalegal05@yahoo.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Experienced immigration attorney to work in Manhattan-based legal department of global consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have substantial experience dealing with all issues relating to foreign nationals working in US, including regulatory filings and HR counseling. Attorney will report to Senior Immigration counsel and must be a team player with excellent written and oral communication skills. Compensation is competitive, excellent benefits. Submit resume and writing sample to salewislegal@aol.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington State University, International Programs seeks Immigration Compliance Specialist. Administrative professional, permanent, 12 month, full time position to provide relevant support services to foreign faculty and scholars in achieving legal status in the United States; promote intercultural understanding and knowledge about Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and Department of Labor; assist University departments in hiring qualified foreign faculty and staff. Required: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years professional experience hiring foreign faculty/staff. Master's or JD degree may be substituted for up to 1 year of required experience. Preferred: Knowledge of U.S. government regulations affecting international faculty/scholars (DHS, USCIS, DOL, CBP, DOS). Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse clientele. Five years professional experience hiring foreign faculty/staff. Experience with PR sponsorship, H-1B1, J-1, TN, B-1, and 0-1 status. Overseas experience and/or fluency in a second language. Demonstrated computer skills/experience with databases and electronic reporting systems (ACCESS, FSAtlas, i1440) and with development/production of electronic publications and websites. Salary is competitive with full benefits package. Screening of applications will begin on January 3, 2006. Submit a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation which include reference name, address, phone, and e-mail to: Mary Weitz, Clerical Manager Immigration Compliance Specialist Search PO Box 645121 / Bryan Hall 206 Pullman, WA 99164-5121. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens and is an EEO/AA Employer and Educator. Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Human Rights Initiative (HRI) seeks a Legal Director. Based in Dallas, TX, HRI is dedicated to protecting international human rights to those who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI offers free representation to indigent asylum-seekers, unaccompanied immigrant children, and immigrant families who are victims of domestic violence or violent crimes through pro bono legal professionals. Candidate must be passionate advocate of HRI's mission who will cultivate strong ties between HRI and its stakeholders. Job Responsibilities: oversee all immigration legal activities; supervise legal staff; participate in intakes and case evaluation; approve case submissions; assist in hearings; maintain/develop pro bono program; advise pro bono attys; serve as resource on relevant law/policy; represent HRI in legal community; participate in agency development. Education/Experience: JD degree; licensed in any state; 5 yrs. immigration law exp. with emphasis in asylum, VAWA, and trafficking; court experience; management/team environment experience; excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; passion for human rights. For complete job description, visit: www.hrionline.org. Email resume + salary req. to Cannon Flowers: employment@hrionline.org.

Offshore Services For Law Firms
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendering, clerical & archival. Quantum Technologies, Inc. is a sister company to Adnet Advertising Agency, the worldwide leader in immigration advertising services for over a decade. Headquartered in New York City, Quantum provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office 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 offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. contact Johaina Mumtaz at Johaina@quantum-usa.com or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.


comingsNgoings

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

New Firm
David G. Katona and Samiya (Simi) Mir are pleased to announce the law office of Katona & Mir LLP. Our practice areas include the following areas of law: immigration, criminal, general litigation, corporate and real estate. Katona & Mir LLP, attorneys at law, 49 West 37th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Tel: (212) 944-1529. Fax: (212) 553-7370.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Globalist President Bush is scamming Americans again as he has done about Iraq with his recent immigration plan and speech in AZ. This is not a plan, it is a surrender. We are to believe that the only solution to more than 15 million illegals is to allow them to stay six more years after which the same incompetents who won't enforce existing entry laws on removal now will suddenly spring into action. However, the six year time frame works well for Bush as he will have delayed a real solution to a time when he not only will be gone, but under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America plan which he agreed to in March with Mexico and Canada to effectively remove the interior borders with open migration. Bush further misleads by claiming his plan is not amnesty when anything short of deportation certainly is. His new and comprehensive plan looks suspiciously like the old 1986 failure in which promises of enforcement in the future never happened while the amnesty that did only encouraged millions of more to play the "get across the border and your home free" game. Bush said nothing about putting troops on the border or removing benefits that draw illegals including the silly granting of citizenship to their children born here. His newfound interest in border security is entirely political expediency to outraged citizens demand for enforcement, not amnesty, and is years too late and falls short. He could have or at any time issue an executive order that would give illegals 30 days to vacate after which serious enforcement and fines would apply to them and to those who employ them. The order itself would cost nothing but display a serious resolve that is presently lacking, encouraging the invasion. H.R. 4313 remains the best hope to America's illegal immigration crisis.

R. L. Ranger


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