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Immigration Daily November 16, 2006
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Comment

Philippine Nursing Exam Leak

According to an Inquirer news story, "[CGFNS], an American organization that determines the eligibility of foreign-trained nurses to work in the US is not about to accept - just yet - applicants from among the passers of the tainted June 2006 nursing licensure exams." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Patel's Immigration Reference Books

ILW.COM is pleased to offer Patel's Immigration Law Library, 2005-2006 Edition. This collection includes the essential reference resource "The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), 2005-2006 Edition", used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and many veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR, fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR, and Patel's Citations. You can order any or all of these invaluable reference works here.


Article

I-9 Checklist - Tips For Employer Compliance
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Prudent employers should follow a set of steps to confirm that their compliance obligations under the immigration laws are fulfilled."


News

USCIS Announces Transfer Of I-129Fs
USCIS announced that effective October 23, 2006, USCIS National Benefits Center began transferring Form I-129F, (petitions for K-3-spouses of US citizens only), to the California Service Center and the Vermont Service Center.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Naples, FL - Blanco & Pelier, P.A. is an established, intimate law firm seeking a full-time legal secretary with one to two years immigration experience in the areas of family, asylum, natz, removal, appeal, immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Experience in business visas is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate is bi-lingual in Spanish and English, articulate, an independent worker with excellent attention to details, possesses good writing skills and presents a professional image. A college degree or equivalent education is preferable but not mandatory. We are more interested in a candidate's abilities, reliability, work ethic and integrity. If you think this description fits you and would like to work in a relaxed but professional environment, e-mail a detailed and verifiable resume to: paullawson23@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Busy immigration law firm seeks Immigration Specialist. This position involves no client contact. We want you to prepare the case for us. You will communicate with our existing staff members who will provide intakes/info/docs and you will prepare both non-immigrant and immigrant cases. We want you to write and prepare the supporting Memo of Law or Brief as well as necessary forms, scan them back to us (final work product reviewed by firm attorneys in accordance with legal ethical standards). You will be paid on a contract basis. 3-5 years relevant experience required in immigration law as paralegal or attorney in this area of law. Projects will include, E2's, L1's/L2's, H1B's, (and RFE's as necessary), MTR's for asylum cases, EB-5's and the occasional O Visa. We want great writers/researchers. Interested candidates can be located anywhere since work is performed remotely. Send cover letter, resume + sample of your most recent cases to immigrationjob@yahoo.com (Word/Adobe formats only).

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - The American Council on International Personnel seeks detail-oriented professional to assist with its Membership and J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs. Membership responsibilities include new member registration, database maintenance, invoicing and member communications. Exchange Visitor responsibilities include review of program applications, meticulous database entry, recordkeeping, and filing. Must be willing to provide admin support as necessary. Full-time position. Flexible work hours but must be available to respond to urgent matters outside of normal business hours. Limited travel may be required. Ideal candidate has: experience administering J-1 visa exchange program or knowledge of immigration law (strongly preferred); knowledge of SEVIS (strongly preferred); excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently; familiarity with FileMaker Pro a plus; US citizenship or permanent residency (requirement of EVP regulations). Send cover letter, resume + salary expectations to jobs@acip.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Philadelphia, PA - Deloitte Services LP is looking for an Immigration Specialist to support the internal immigration program for the Deloitte U.S. firms. The job responsibilities involve interface with the applicant, senior management and field HR staff on various facets of technical immigration matters. The position will communicate and interface with outside counsel for all outsourced non-immigrant and immigrant cases to ensure efficient and timely case filing processes. A candidate must have 3-5 years of relevant experience in immigration law and and preferably experience as a paralegal or as an attorney in this area of law. Strong project management skills are preferred to lead special projects as required by senior management. Critical to the success of this role is excellent customer service and communication skills. Please submit interest to cojohnson@deloitte.com. For more information, key in ref. code # E07PHIMGRCJ029-IMM at Deloitte Careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP seeks assistant paralegal (AP). Entry-level position, for someone with 1+ yrs of previous immigration experience, preferably involving IT consulting clients. AP will assist in case processing (forms, support letters, firm correspondence) under direct supervision. The AP will also have client contact under specific instruction or direct supervision. The AP will: prepare and review H-1B and L-1 petitions, prepare responses to USCIS requests for evidence, learn and use case management systems. Emphasis on efficiency, speed, and accuracy of processes and details, handling a high-volume caseload with demanding production deadlines. The job approach requires: working as team member, consistent and dependable work product quality, self-motivation and flexibility in work assignments as prioritized. Send cover letter + resume (Word/Adobe formats only) to Robert F. McCafferty, Office and HR Manager at rmccafferty@fragomen.com or fax to (202) 371-2898. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Oakland, CA - The Law Offices of Chung N. Phang is a recognized immigration law firm that focuses on asylum, deportation defense, and general business immigration. Our clientele draws mainly from Chinese and Southeast national origins. We seek a full time bilingual (Chinese and English) immigration legal secretary with one year plus experience to assist attorneys in the preparation of asylum application, non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing. The ideal candidate has the ability to produce high volume of accurate work product in a fast paced environment. Candidate must also possess strong verbal, written, computer literacy, communication and case management skills. We offer a competitive salary + benefits package. Email resume with salary history/requirements to: trinhphang@aol.com or fax: (510) 986-5486.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Midtown Manhattan, NY - ILW.COM seeks immediate full-time admin associate. Unique opportunity to work in fast growing small law publishing company which operates one of the most important immigration law websites in the world. ILW.COM team-members enjoy informal small-company environment with casual dress code policy. Competitive salary. Provide excellent professional customer service (phone, email and mail) to our customers who are immigration attorneys, performing basic web design and internet communications (will train), and handling general office work. Hours are 9-6pm (includes 1 hour lunch). Must have: solid communication skills, both speaking and writing, basic internet and computer skills (MS Word and Internet Explorer), detail-oriented and able to work independently. Right candidate can multi-task and thrives in challenging, intense deadline-oriented environment. Experience preferred. Send resume to editor@ilw.com. No calls please.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why we have a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release. No patches to install, no downloads - our team of 50 engineers work around the clock. e-File 30+ forms with just a click. Automatic email alerts and reminders. Library of customizable online questionnaires, support letters and email templates. Online access for clients to check case status included, plus group calendar, email and case step reminders, priority dates calculator. Additional available services include: credit card processing, Outlook and/or QuickBooks integration, Compliancy modules - I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. INSZoom's Case Management System is customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-size and large law firms/corporations. Cost conscious and compliance vigilant. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company. INSZoom is built ground up with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. Current workflow processes, practice management methodologies and customer relationship functions can be easily customized in INSZoom to reflect your firm's unique style and strengths. To learn more or schedule an online demonstration of INSZoom's Case Management System, call 925-244-0600 or email info@inszoom.com.


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 - Chicago, IL
"What You Should Know About Workplace Enforcement and Immigration" will feature nationally prominent speakers and focus on U.S. employers and their role in immigration compliance. November 20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Northwestern University School of Law, Thorne Auditorium, Arthur Rubloff Building, 375 E. Chicago, IL. For more information and registration, see here. Cosponsors: The Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter and The Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Law Foundation. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
Bravo to David D. Murray for his great article about the Secure Fence Act (see 11/15/06 ID). His article eloquently states what many of us feel in our hearts, but what our political leaders, including many Democrats who voted for this shameful law (as well as voting to abolish habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees, throwing overboard a protection against arbitrary state power dating back hundreds of years) have been too cowardly to uphold. The proposed fence would not only be a monument to bigotry and prejudice, but would also be a wall around our own decency and humanity. I, for one, cannot believe that the fence, which has been minimally funded, if at all, will ever actually be built. This law seems to be more of a political stunt than anything else. I hope I am not being over-optimistic.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
As a lawyer who has been practicing U.S. Immigration law for 33 years, I have a pretty good perspective about what is wrong with the system, and sealing the border, while impossible unless the US becomes the Soviet Union, is not the answer. The answer is to prevent the overwhelming need to cross the border illegally to get jobs. The answer, to me, is to vastly increase the amount of visa numbers to become a legal permanent resident through the employment categories that exist now. This is for unskilled and high tech jobs, all of which are very much needed, and so many are not able to be filled with U.S. workers. Our present immigration system protects US workers through the labor certification program (and certain defined exceptions to it). Thus, an increase in workers to come to the US legally will not hurt U.S. workers. (1) The vast increase in employment visas will then let U.S. employers have access to workers that are needed. (2) U.S. workers do not lose jobs since workers come legally. (3) Tremendous pressure is taken off the border because so many people will not have to enter illegally. In other words, everyone wins. This is what a good legislator would do for the U.S., and none seems smart enough to recognize this.

Richard I. Fleischer, Esq.
Cincinnati, OH


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