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Immigration Daily May 30, 2006
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Immigration In Conference

The Senate passed S.2611 with a large number of amendments - Immigration Daily will carry the final bill when it becomes available. There are the three possible scenarios now that S.2611 has been handed to the House: (1) the House does not name the conferees, hence no conference report and immigration reform dies this Fiscal year; (2) the House names conferees and goes into a contentious conference, resulting in no conference report and immigration reform dies this Fiscal year; (3) the House produces a conference report, immigration reform legislation is passed. If immigration reform fails in conference, a statute could still ensue. There is still opportunity for a Republican vision of immigration reform, i.e. emphasis on enforcement, to be enacted, if House Republicans choose to attach such legislation with the appropriations bill during budget reconciliation. Stay tuned.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, May 30 For Waiver Issues In Consular Processing

The June 1st session for the consular seminar series will feature several noted practitioners - Jan Pederson, Stephen K. Fischel, Frances J. Hayden, Howard Hom And Gerald P. Seipp. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 30th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2006.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2006.pdf.)


Article

Farewell Izumi!: Robert Divine And The Return of Precedent
Gary Endelman writes "On its face, Izumi is a plain and rather tedious case with limited sex appeal, being concerned with the byzantine intricacies of what constitutes a qualifying investment for immigrant visa purposes."


News

CRS Report On NonImmigrant Overstays
The Congressional Research Service issued a report providing a brief synopsis on nonimmigrant overstays.


Classifieds

Position Sought: Per Diem
NY/NJ metro area - Experienced immigration specialist/case manager seeks business immigration per diem or contract work. Possess 9+ years experience managing Fortune 500 immigration dept with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Can provide wide range of immigration support services to immigration attys and orgs. Services include, but not limited, to: preparation of all IV and NIV docs and support letters (B-1, H-1, J-1, L-1, TN-1, O-1, PERM and PR) and submittals to appropriate state and federal agencies. Interface with employees, senior mgmt and HR to discuss immigration matters. Provide education, training, direction and assistance to foreign nationals, recruiters, generalists and mgrs within the company. Draft and implement business immigration policies and procedures. Resume & references available upon request. Call 845-709-7612 or email: vg106@optonline.net.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Maggio & Kattar, a nationally recognized Washington, D.C. immigration law firm, seeks exceptional business immigration paralegals with varying degrees of business immigration experience. Excellent work environment, salary and benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Please email resume, a statement of interest and salary requirements to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Garces & Grable, a full-service law firm, seeks licensed associate attorney with at least 1-3 years experience in all areas of immigration law, including business immigration (handling full range of diverse non immigrant and immigrant matters), family cases, AOS interviews, court appearances for removal/deportation and consular processing. Position is based in Newark, NJ location. Must be willing to travel. Must have excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills, be bilingual and literate in Spanish/Portuguese, and demonstrate ability to be a team player. Please e-mail detailed resume regarding your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to Robert Piskadlo: piskadlorobert@yahoo.com or fax: 973-848-1601.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prestigious immigration law firm, with LA, SF, & NY branches, seeks associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA location. At least 2 yrs experience in all areas of immigration law, including family and employment based cases, court appearances for removal/deportation, and consular processing. Occasional travel outside LA area. Send resume, salary requirements, + writing sample by (Fax) 818-543-5802 or (Email) to: Office Manager attorney@gurfinkel.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Seeks one paralegal to work on freelance basis for lawyers with boutique practices in Manhattan and overseas. This is a work from home job opportunity. Excellent writing & analytical skills & experience with NIV applications (H-1B, O, L, E) & IV applications (EB-1, PERM). Also part-time legal assistants to work in Wall Street area, Manhattan office. Legal assistants will work mainly on O visas for artists and on extraordinary ability green cards. Will liaise closely with clients, most of whom are young, to assemble documentation, do research, draft letters, track filing deadlines and prepare petitions. Good writing & research skills, computer skills, reqd. Fluent written and spoken Japanese essential, background in arts preferred. Send resume (specifying desired position) to lawyersinternational@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, a regional law firm with 180 attorneys in 8 offices located in the South Central region seeks a immigration paralegal for its corporate and commercial practice group resident in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Candidates should have excellent credentials, bachelor's degree or other suitable education experience, at least 2-4 years of experience with immigration and/or corporate law matters, strong written and oral Japanese language fluency and work experience with Japanese companies in either Japan or the US. The Firm offers competitive compensation based on individual performance and bonus opportunities available immediately. Ideal candidates will want the opportunity to work independently as part of a cohesive practice group and to handle client work for top-tier private, public and Fortune 500 companies. Email cover letter, resume + references to: Kim Spurlock, HR and Recruiting Manager at kas@gdm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Alhambra, CA - The Law Office of Daniel Huang, specializing in immigration and nationality law seeks immigration paralegal for growing practice. 2+ years of experience required in the following areas: Labor certification, PERM/RIR, H-1B and E1/E2 visas, K-1 and K-3 visas, adjustment applications and consular processing. Experience with family based petitions required. Ability to speak Mandarin or Spanish a plus. The paralegal will work independently and be able to manage/complete a case from start to finish. We offer (1) friendly work environment, (2) reasonable work hours, (3) competitive pay and benefits. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to: abbyxu@pacbell.net or fax to (626) 289-0005.

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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:
I presume Immigration Daily will be doing a review of the forms available on line from various sites (05/26/06 ID comment). That would be great. I'm thinking about dumping Immforms and might even go with a free online version, if there's a really good version around. I'm particularly interested in knowing whether any of the free versions permit one to save the form to revise later on. That would be amazing.

Alice Yardum-Hunter, Esq.
Encino, CA

Dear Editor:
David Bacon's article (05/26/06 ID) and the just passed S.2611 debacle have something in common. Both are framed in the context that immigration issues are primarily to be determined by and for the benefit of business and special interests with little or no concern for the American citizen. While Mr. Bacon's article has not taken an oath generating a fiduciary relationship with the latter, the dishonorable Senators who voted for this sellout, certainly have. The Senate even adopted a provision that requires consultation with Mexico before we can build a security fence on our Southern border. Together with the recent finding that Mexico is being alerted to the positions of the Minuteman leaves little doubt as to whose interests are being served. Sen. Sessions recently pointed out some shocking elements of the bill that were hidden deep in its text. These include that the employers of illegal aliens would be given an amnesty for cheating on their taxes, that we would have to take an illegal alien's word for it that he has been in the country illegally long enough to qualify for an amnesty and employers would be given an amnesty for past hirings of illegals. Sessions also pointed to some of the huge hidden costs of the bill, including the $500B in additional welfare payments it will cost American taxpayers in the period 10-20yrs. after its passage. Someone needs to inform Senators "Edwardo" Kennedy and "Juan" McCain that that illegals are not "going to the back of the line" for US entry when they are already here and rewarded with amnesty, that's cutting the line. But, we have been lied to before. We can only hope that the House will display more integrity, common sense and allegiance in providing enforcement measures and respect for the law, not amnesty betrayal and insult to Americans.

R.L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
The fact sheet recently published by the Office of the Press Secretary regarding comprehensive immigration reform says that President Bush is of the opinion that illegal immigrants should be given citizenship provided that they meet some requirements. Furthermore, he is also of the view that " they will have to wait in line behind those who played by the rules and followed the law." We are aware of the fact that hundreds of thousands of people have been waiting overseas for immigration visa number to come to join their families in the US. Some of them have been waiting for a period of more than a decade. President Bush wishes that the illegal immigrants should wait in line behind these people who are playing by the rules and following the law. If this is his view, the illegal immigrants who will be approved after meeting some conditions, may have to wait for decades to become citizen. Instead of granting this privilege to the illegal immigrants, it will be more rational if they are transferred to guest workers program.

S. Salike


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