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Immigration Daily June 19, 2006
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Family Nuts And Bolts Shipped

"Family-based Immigration: A Practitioner's Guide" Editor: Charles Wheeler, Catholic Legal Immigration Network has shipped (purchasers should receive a copy of the book early next week). The book covers the following:

  • Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics
  • 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9)(B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation
  • CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.
For a detailed Table of Contents, see here.

"Family-based Immigration: A Practitioner's Guide" is the official training manual used by Catholic Legal Immigration Network Immigration Clinic (CLINIC), the nation's largest immigration legal service provider to train its own staff of over 600 immigration professionals. This book is perfect for: new attorneys, paralegals, and as a training tool for immigration staff. For more information about the book, including how to place your book order, see here.


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

PERM And Labor Certification For Dummies
Curtis Pierce, Esq. writes "PERM, which stands for Program Electronic Record Management, refers to the relatively new regulations (or laws) pertaining to how alien labor certifications are filed and adjudicated in the US."

Creating The MinuteMen: A Small Extremist Group's Campaign Fueled By Misinformation
ACLU Of Arizona, ACLU Of New Mexico, ACLU Of Texas write " ... [T]he reality of the Minuteman Project witnessed by legal observers is a much smaller, radical group with ties to white supremacists and anti-government militias."


News

CRS On Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Activity
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated version of its report discussing the potential immigration consequences of criminal activity.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

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.

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.

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.


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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:
The history of immigration amnesty should be realistically reviewed. Roger Algase's letter contends (06/16/06 ID) that the 1986 Amnesty was "successful in bringing people out of the shadows ... " That is true, but there is no statistic supporting his claim that those amnesty recipients have become "productive", although for sake of argument, many, perhaps most, probably have been. The 1986 Amnesty program to have been a success, would have (1) needed to have been accomplished without totally overburdening the existing legal immigration system; (2) would have resulted in the enforcement of the employer sanctions portion of the amnesty legislation that was intended to end illegal immigration; and (3) would not have ended in the multiple lawsuits that took almost twenty years to resolve. Regarding Mr. Algase's comments that I "misunderstand" Professor Ngai's (ID 06/14/06) point - in fact, I do not miss her point at all. Ms. Ngai's "point" was to historically document US immigration history and point out that there have been several "amnesties" of one sort or another that forgave past immigration sins, including one that remains through today as "Registry". Historically, the US has generously offered immigration law breakers another bite of Mom's American apple pie. But today we are not at the gateway of Ellis Island, huddled masses yearning to be free, and we are not in the decades of the 1900's that followed, during period of nation building ... These are different times. If an amnesty is necessary in one form or another, then so be it, but such action borne of sheer necessity reflects no success of any sort, because, in reality, it only reflects a failure of the world's superpower to enforce its laws and protect its borders from intruders. That is sad.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
RL Ranger's letter (ID 6/16/06) suggests we listen to "scholar and legal migrant" Michelle Malkin on the topic of immigration. Malkin was born in the US, and is a citizen, not a migrant. She has stated that her Phillipino parents were in the US legally on work visas when she was born here, but paradoxically she opposes citizenship at birth for legal migrants (ref What Makes an American? Jewish World Review. July 4 2003). Based on Malkin's website and published works, the title 'political pundit' would be far more appropriate than 'scholar'. Her books have been extensively critiqued by actual scholars such as Prof Muller at UNC, Prof Greg Robinson at UQM and others.

A reader

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