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Immigration Daily April 19, 2006
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Comment

Medicaid Requires ID

According to a New York Times report, " More than 50 million Medicaid recipients will soon have to produce birth certificates, passports or other documents to prove that they are United States citizens, and everyone who applies for coverage after June 30 will have to show similar documents under a new federal law." For the full story, see here.

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Focus

Adjustment In Family/DV Cases

The curriculum for the Family/DV session of "Adjustment Of Status In Immigration Practice Today" is as follows:

  • Direct Filing (Lockbox) Updates - problems and recommendations
  • V visa update - one year after Akhtar
  • Who does Akhtar not cover?
  • VAWA Adjustments - procedures and tips
  • Discussion of DV Lottery adjustment procedures & issues
  • Security Name Check problems & resolution - Mandamus?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 18th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2006.pdf


Article

Understanding L-1 Visas And The Recent OIG Report
Stuart Anderson for National Foundation For American Policy writes "A recent report by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) has led some to call for further restrictions on L-1 visas, which companies use to transfer key personnel into the US."


News

Supremes Say Ventura Remains Good Law
In Gonzales v. Thomas, No. 05-552 (Sup. Ct. Apr. 17, 2006), the court said that "it c[ould] find no special circumstance here that might have justified the Ninth Circuit's determination of the matter in the first instance, and that as in INS v. Ventura, 537 U.S. 12,18 (2002), the Court of Appeals should have applied the "ordinary remand rule"."

EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released the latest disciplinary actions: (4) attorneys were immediately suspended; four received final orders.

DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: January 2005
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the January issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious Glendale law office seeks immigration paralegal with at least 1 year experience in family and employment based petitions, and deportation/removal defense. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Filipino language a plus. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. For qualified applicants, send resume to: paralegal@gurfinkel.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Great opportunity for mid-level immigration attorney for New York office of major global consulting firm. Job responsiblities include handling US immigration law issues involving non-immigrant visas for US firm members, managing relationships with external legal counsel and individual foreign nationals within the firm. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstratad ability to be a team player. Compensation is competitive and benefits are excellent. Please send resume and writing sample to salewislegal@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at this prominent global immigration law firm. The ideal candidate will work on site at a client in McLean, VA and must have 3-6 years of exp. in business immigration; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. College degree, MS Word and Windows 2000 required. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and great benefits. Please submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: Ashneiderovsky@Fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Immigration attorney seeks experienced immigration paralegals for its Paterson, NJ office. Ideal candidate must have experience working in an immigration law firm; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent benefits including medical, dental. Friendly office environment. Send your resume to Melinda Basaran at: melinda@basaranlaw.com, or fax 973-345-6888.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, a prominent business immigration law firm. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) and will be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Candidate will have extensive client contact and will utilize case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process with the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. College degree, MS Word, and Windows 2000 required. Fragomen offers highly competitive salaries and growth opportunities. All qualified candidates interested in working in our Dallas, TX office, please send resume + writing sample to tbernal@fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 5+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and technical skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to Steven Weinberg: sweinberg@wildesweinberg.com.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruiting
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

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Book Discussion - Washington, D.C.
'A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America'. Speaker: Aristide R. Zolberg, author of 'A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America'. Moderator: Doris Meissner, MPI Senior Fellow. Monday, April 24, 2006, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Migration Policy Institute, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC.


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:
The faces of those Minute Men need to be on bulletin boards so people will know who they are.

Maria
Los Angeles, CA


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