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Immigration Daily June 16, 2006
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Comment

NY Proposes Lawyer Advertising Restrictions

According to law.com, "Sweeping new restrictions on attorney advertising are apparently on the horizon as the four presiding justices of New York's appellate divisions this week agreed on comprehensive reforms of the disciplinary rules as they relate to lawyer solicitations." For the full article, see here.

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


Focus

Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Update

The curriculum for Naturalization, Citizenship And Nationality Law: 2006 Updateis as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 29, 2006:

  • Overview sources of US Citizenship: Vesting, Naturalization, Evidence of Citizenship, Loss of Citizenship
  • Why is citizenship important? Full protection of the law, no issues on admissibility, sponsorship of family, franchisement of population, protection from removal
  • The question our clients all have: Dual Nationality: Possible or Not? The USCIS will advise them "NO"
  • Birth in the US: Who is a citizen at Birth (the 14th amendment, territories, "under the jurisdiction," nationals v. citizens and is there a difference?)

SECOND Phone Session on July 20, 2006:

  • Citizenship through birth outside of the US to USC parent or parents: general principles and your research tools
  • How does one derive US citizenship and conditions precedent and subsequent
  • How to read and use the chart
  • Establishing and documenting the claim and the definitions of Residence and Physical presence
  • Continuing validity of prior acts of Congress
  • The Child Citizenship Act as the last Act of Congress

THIRD Phone Session on August 10, 2006:

  • Naturalization and its requirements: age, LPR status, state residency, continuous residence, physical presence, and Preserving residence for naturalization purposes
  • Definitions and standards: criminal convictions and post conviction relief, good moral character, statutory period
  • Risks of making application: grounds for removal
  • The English language requirement, the "civics" exam and the Oath of Allegiance
  • Failure of the Agency to Act, Denials and Appeals
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 28th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2006.shtm . (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2006.pdf


Article

Four Steps To Building Great Client Relationships
Dustin A. Cole writes "...It's absolutely possible to build a practice that is virtually free of problem clients and has strong cash flow - if you're willing to refine or redesign your client intake and communications processes."


News

DHS Extends TPS For El Salvador Nationals
DHS published notice in the Federal Register designating a 12-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador until September 9, 2007. Under this extension, those who have already been granted TPS are eligible to live and work in the US for an additional 12 months and continue to maintain their status. For the Federal Register notice, see here. For the Q&A, see here.

ICE Promulgates Interim Final Rule On I-9 Electronic Storage
ICE published an interim final rule with request for comments, effective, June 15, 2006, amending DHS regulations to provide that employers and recruiters or referrers for a fee who are required to complete and retain Forms I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, may sign and retain these forms electronically.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Busy corporate/medical/academic practice in St. Louis, MO needs experienced paralegal for non-immigrant, immigrant, labor certification and 212 (e) waiver cases; intensive client interaction; good writing skills and people skills a must. Send resume to Ms. Maria Harvey, at mth@bks-law.com. Visit http://www.bks-law.com to learn more. No telephone inquiries.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius seeks one immigration paralegal to assist with a wide variety of immigration matters, including: H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2, labor certs, and AOS/consular processing applications; outbound visa processing to support outbound visa programs; excellent written/oral communication skills; We operate in a friendly team-oriented cooperative environment, and are looking for individuals who would prosper in such an environment. Minimum of 2 years business immigration experience required. Bachelor's degree preferred; paralegal certificate or appropriate signed declaration from an active member of CA bar required. EOE. Apply at www.morganlewis.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ 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, 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 resume to careers@usabal.com or fax 415-217-4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature and responsible attorney with a minimum of 2 years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, L, J, and O), IV (including Extraordinary Ability) and PERM. Must be licensed to practice in D.C. or any state. Excellent writing and client communication skills a must. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or paulhaar@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeking a mature and responsible paralegal with a minimum of 2 years experience in both family and business immigration cases. Must have a Bachelor's degree and excellent writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. We offer a competitive salary and benefits - both traditional (health insurance) and non-traditional (in-office professional massage). Please send resume + writing sample to Paul S. Haar, Esq., 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 or paulhaar@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small Wall Street (downtown NYC) immigration practice seeks experienced paralegal/legal assistant with 4+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Candidates should have working knowledge of PERM, family-based applications and naturalization petitions. Must have BA degree as well as excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. Competitive salary/benefits. Individual will have opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Excellent learning opportunity for a hands-on person possessing a can-do attitude. Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: immigpara06@yahoo.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Law office of Judith G. Cooper, P.C seeks legal assistant with 2+ years experience in all aspects of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant cases for position in Houston, Texas (Galleria area). Candidate should have excellent computer, writing, case management and people handling skills. Fax resume to Administrator @ (713)-622-8078 or e-mail to CCooper@immigration-visas.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Enjoy going to work every day for this fast-paced immigration firm based in one of Manhattan's most exciting neighborhoods. Eric M Bland P.C is seeking an "all-star" paralegal who is confident in their talent, possesses amazing writing skills and who will be comfortable communicating with celebrities and other high profile clients. EB-1's and O's are the house special, however, a solid understanding of L's, H's and labor certs would certainly give you the edge. No suit or tie required for your interview. Please email resume, salary req. to: immigrationfirm430@hotmail.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 5+ years of business immigration experience. Handle 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 Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Bi-lingual Spanish/English also a plus although not required. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing , communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume and cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Paparelli & Partners LLP, a leading immigration law firm with an established national practice, located in Irvine, CA and New York, NY, has an immediate opening for an experienced Immigration Paralegal at our Irvine office. Work under supervision of attys to serve multinational companies and high-achiever individuals in both employment-based and family-based immigration-related matters. Use computer software extensively (research databases, ProLaw, immigration case mgmt software, etc), and become immersed in cutting-edge immigration projects. Must have 1+ years U.S. immigration experience, be multi-talented, a multi-tasker, detail oriented, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well on a team, love challenges, be willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record and character, have a paralegal certificate or be otherwise qualified as a paralegal under CA. To pursue this exciting opportunity, email resume to Chris McCoy at cim@entertheusa.com. We invite you to stop by our booth at the AILA Conference in San Antonio. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Paparelli & Partners LLP, a leading immigration law firm with an established nat'l practice, located in Irvine, CA and New York, NY, has an immediate opening for an experienced Immigration Lawyer at either of our bi-costal offices. The position will involve legal services on behalf of multinational companies and high-achiever individuals to perform the full range of immigration legal services for employment-based and family-based immigration clients. Use computer software extensively (research databases, ProLaw, etc), and become immersed in cutting-edge immigration law issues. This job is for you if you are a multi-talented, multi-tasker, detail oriented, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well as part of a team, love challenges, are willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record, are admitted to practice law in CA or another state, and have up to three years of U.S. immigration law experience. To pursue this exciting opportunity, fax resume + cover letter to Chris McCoy at 949-955-5599 or e-mail her at cim@entertheusa.com. We will be exhibiting at the AILA Conference in San Antonio and invite you to stop by our booth. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The world's #1 vacation destination Walt Disney World - is just as magical behind the scenes as it is for the millions of guests who visit each year. It's no wonder that over 56,000 people are proud to call themselves Walt Disney World Cast Members. We are seeking an Immigration Representative to support a high volume immigration department at Walt Disney World Company. The position involves extensive interaction with all levels of employees, management and government agencies and offers a tremendous learning opportunity with multiple challenges. The Minimum Qualifications are Immigration Paralegal Certification or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business; Demonstrated strong case management experience; Computer proficiency within Windows environment; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Effective presentation skills; Strong partnering and problem solving skills; Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; Ability to handle confidential information; and Willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new software applications. We also prefer: Minimum 2 years experience with EB NIVs; Proven familiarity with H, J, L, O, P; Demonstrated experience with Exchange Visitor Program and knowledge of SEVIS; Proven knowledge of I-9s; Proven multi-lingual abilities. To apply, visit www.disneycareers.com and submit your resume. This posting will be viewable from June 5-17, 2006 only. If you have issues posting for this position, please contact us at wdw.prof.recruiter@disney.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Paul Hastings, a major global law firm, seeks an Immigration Attorney for our Atlanta, GA office. The successful candidate will have 2 to 4 years experience in business immigration law, will be highly motivated and will possess excellent writing and communication skills with a desire to work in a team atmosphere. The current opening is in Atlanta, GA but future positions in other locations are possible. Excellent academic credentials and prior experience are required. Please submit a detailed resume with your pertinent experience and salary requirements to Lisa C. Clark: via email lisaclark@paulhastings.com or via fax at 404.685.5082

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks an immigration paralegal for its Newark, NJ office. Must have minimum five years experience preparing non-immigrant and immigrant business visas (H1B, L1, TN, E1, E2, O1, etc), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. PERM experience is a plus. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton via email ahoughton@proskauer.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Stone & Grzegorek LLP, a Los Angeles-based immigration law boutique, seeks a Senior Immigration Attorney (a partner-track position). The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience in immigration law practice; excellent writing and advocacy skills; management potential; and success as a team player. Join a team of 5 immigration attorneys and a dedicated support staff, and work with interesting clients on challenging cases in a pleasant, collegial environment in our downtown Los Angeles office. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Resumes will be held in strict confidence, please send to Carol@lskglaw.com

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comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - San Antonio, TX
Hammond Law Firm is pleased to invite you to attend "Healthcare For Immigration Attorneys" during AILA's Annual Conference. Friday, June 23rd, 4:30-6:00pm. Marriott River Center, San Antonio, TX. Interested? RSVP Chris Musillo. This is a free event and open to the public. We will also discuss lobbying efforts for 2006.


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:
David Murray's letter (06/15/06 ID) concerning the recent LA Times op-ed article by Professor Mae M. Ngai completely misunderstands her point, which is not that "amnesty doesn't work", but the opposite. Ngai's article shows that, for much of our immigration history, "amnesty" was not necessary, because there were few restrictions against immigration by whites. In her recent book, "Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America", which should be required reading for anyone concerned with immigration reform, Ngai shows that immigration in America has always been an issue of race. No one can seriously believe that the current hullabaloo over the "illegal immigrant crisis" is unrelated to the fact that most of the "illegals" have darker skins than those who are so eager to throw them out. I happen to have represented a number of people who applied under the 1986 amnesty. This amnesty was indeed successful in bringing many people out of the shadows and making them productive members of society. No one complained when the first diversity visa lottery, around 1990, gave blanket amnesty to tens of thousands of undocumented Irish immigrants. It seems that "amnesty doesn't work" only when the beneficiaries are from Asia or Latin America instead of Western Europe.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
ID's featured comment, "Illegal Is As American As Apple Pie" (06/14/06 ID) featuring Mae Ngai's article is not as "powerful" or "cogently" done as you portray. Granted, entry law was much much looser in earlier US history which is true in most other areas of law. There were no zoning laws either then or laws pertaining to many other areas that modern technology and demographic changes have required. But, there was some selectivity by fiat as well as steamship companies and natural limitations of the ocean crossing, financial requirements and time to migrate that cannot and do not apply to modern invaders who sneak across our borders by the thousands every day in direct violation of now existing laws duly enacted by US. Modern entry law needs and requirements cannot be derived from times when those parameters were very different and it is misleading, if not devious, to try. Ms. Ngai is an outstanding historian who in a previous work, "The Strange Career of the Illegal Alien: Immigration Restriction and Deportation Policy in the United States, 1921-1965", discussed the latter policies in more detail. However, if her studies result in the conclusion that "legalization" is the proper solution, it is she who has missed the point and we should be listening to other scholars in the field such as Michelle Malkin (a legal migrant) and Yeh Ling-Ling (Diversity Alliance) who recognize the modern need to restrict entry and enforce laws. What part of carrying capacity, restriction, deportation and the rule of modern law does Ms. Ngai and others not understand?

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Ben Johnson's article (06/14/06 ID) on Immigration Scare Tactics criticizing some of the calculations on the effects of the Senate's Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill has some obvious flaws as well. His article characterizes the estimate of 66 million to 217 million immigrants over the next 20 years as being outlandish, yet the Congressional Budget office figure that he cites of 7.8 million over the next 10 years is equally outlandish. I am not a statistician, but almost one million new immigrants have been admitted to the US for each of the past three years (2002: 1,063,732; 2003: 705,827; 2004: 946,142). This figure only includes the individuals who became legal permanent residents and does not include temporary workers. If we are already seeing almost one million new legal immigrants each year under the current system, I don't find the CBO report that indicates less than one million per year over the next 10 years to be very credible. While I don't subscribe to the high numbers calculated by some "experts" I don't believe that Mr. Johnson's article has adequately taken into account the number of individuals who will enter the US from countries other than Mexico. With the increases proposed in S.2611 for legal immigration, we will see a large number of applicants from China, India and other countries, not just those that need amnesty, legalization or other guest worker programs.

Monty S. Jacobs

Dear Editor:
The article "Immigration Scare-Tactics: Exaggerated Estimates of New Immigration Under S. 2611" by Mr. Ben Johnson (ID 06/14/06) is misleading and unfounded. The Yearbook 2004 of Immigration Statistics published by Office of Immigration Statistics of DHS clearly shows that legal immigrants (green card holders) are increasing every year. One should see Table 1 of this Yearbook, which states that 946,142 foreigners became legal permanent resident in FY 2004. In his article, it shows that "the U.S. population would grow by about 7.8 million over the next 10 years under S. 2611. This total takes into account undocumented immigrants who acquire legal status, guest workers, other immigrants who enter the country through family-based or employment-based channels, and any children born to immigrants after they arrive." This estimate is baseless and illogical. If we take the present figure 946,142 of FY 2004 (this is US government statistics) as a basis, the US population would grow by about 9.46 million over the next 10 years. The estimate of 7.8 million immigrants as shown by Mr. Johnson's article is badly underestimated, and thus seems to be fanciful. Furthermore, the recently passed S.2611 bill will increase 310,000 numbers in employment-based and 254,000 in family-based, and with these increased numbers the US population will further grow beyond 9.46 million under this bill.

S. Salike


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