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Immigration Daily January 19, 2007
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Imprisoning Innocence

A group of individual activists protesting the imprisonment of children in an immigration detention facility in Taylor, Texas held vigil on Christmas Eve (they had requested the opportunity to provide holiday entertainment to the children but their request was denied). This video clip interviews those who gathered about why they came. For the video, see here.

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


Focus

PERM 2007: What Will The Year Of The Pig Bring?

Speakers: Mitchell L. Wexler, Jonathan C. Adams, Andrew B. Greenfield, Paull Hejinian, Aniko Kalnoki, Ann Pinchak and Linda Rose

FIRST Phone Session on Jan 25:

  • Pre-filing checklists (including Layoffs)
  • Prevailing Wage Issues
  • Job Order Issues
  • Refile/No refile Decision
  • What are the Actual Minimum Requirements for the Job?
  • Recruitment Types, content & Timing
  • Developing Business Necessity Documentation
  • SECOND Phone Session on Feb 8:

  • Common reasons for "decision matrix" automated denial
  • Qualifying for EB2 with B+5: how to fill out the form
  • How to fill out section H and other problem areas in the form
  • (especially in cases with alternative requirements)
  • How to handle roving employees in the form
  • Magic language: how and when to use it right
  • THIRD Phone Session on Mar 1:

  • I-140 issues (including EB2 with B+5)
  • Audit issues: the record so far
  • Motions to Reconsider: what works, what does not work
  • Alternatives to MTRs
  • Document retention
  • The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 24th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2007.pdf.


    Article

    Working In Germany Law Of Residence Permit And Work Permit For So-Called Third-Country Citizens
    Gunther Mavers writes "The double permit procedure (residence permit and work permit) necessary for the admission of an employment of a foreign citizen has been replaced by a multistage procedure of the Authority of the Interior."


    News

    DHS Launches Traveler Redress Inquiry Program
    DHS announced that it will launch the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP), an easy to use, single point of inquiry for travel-related issues.


    Classifieds

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), USCIS, DHS seeks experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their resume, citing qualifications and work experience, writing samples and the responses provided during a structured interview if selected. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome. Deadline to apply: Feb. 9, 5pm ET. Applicants must submit: (1) cover letter that demonstrates specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them (2) current resume (3) two writing samples. Send to Claudia Salem, Acting Chief, ALD, OCC, USCIS, Suite 4210, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20529 or email (MS Word format or readable using Adobe Acrobat (for scanned documents) to Claudia.Salem@dhs.gov. For more info., see here. Include Experienced Attorney position, ALD, USCIS in subject header. GS-13 -GS-15 level, DOE. No relocation expenses. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks a Global Immigration Coordinator in its New Jersey office. Ideal candidate will assist in advising multinational corporations, specialized workers and individuals about employability in foreign countries. Must have proven experience with extensive client contact and in working with foreign government agencies and attorneys. Responsibilities include legal research, fact analysis, and document preparation. Must capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. College degree (B.A. or B.S.) required. Superior writing, computer and organizational skills essential. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks a Global Immigration Coordinator in its New Jersey office. Ideal candidate will assist in advising multinational corporations, specialized workers and individuals about employability in foreign countries. Must have proven experience with extensive client contact and in working with foreign government agencies and attorneys. Responsibilities include legal research, fact analysis, and document preparation. Must capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. College degree (B.A. or B.S.) required. Superior writing, computer and organizational skills essential. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks immigration paralegals for exceptional opportunities in its New Jersey location. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume case-processing environment. Must be people- and service-oriented. College degree (B.S. or B.A.) and excellent writing skills are required. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Downtown Chicago - Law Offices of Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates, P.C. seeks experienced legal assistant with knowledge of family and employment based immigration matters. Candidate must speak Spanish, possess good communication skills in both English and Spanish, and excellent writing and organizational abilities. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Competitive salary offered. Benefits include health insurance and retirement savings plan. Submit resume and cover letter to: lduckett@lawgren.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Toronto, Canada - Greenberg Turner, a Canadian corporate Immigration law firm, seeks two experienced attorneys with a minimum of two years practicing business immigration law handling a high volume caseload. Candidates must be experienced handling a range of nonimmigrant (H-1B, TN, L) and immigrant (PERM, permanent residency) matters. Candidate must have the ability to provide exceptional client service and case management skills. At our firm we strive for quality in our legal practice, promoting cooperation from each other. Please submit your resume to Lonnie Wellman at: lwellman@gt-hrlaw.com or by fax to 416-943-0289.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202)483-6801, Attn: Aaron McCommons. No calls please.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Bretz & Coven, LLP is an AV rated NYC immigration law firm specializing in deportation defense. We are seeking an admitted attorney experienced with: (1) immigration court; (2) adjustment of status and naturalization interviews; (3) brief and motion practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Court; and (4) federal court. Qualified applicants only. Submit resume, writing sample, and cover letter (include salary requirements) to: jobs@bretzlaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    NYC, NY - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks an associate with 1-3 years of business immigration experience to represent multinational corporations, specialized workers and individuals. Candidate must have experience counseling US and foreign employers on a range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, and O-1, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must have outstanding academic credentials, superior writing skills and be ambitious and capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Houston, TX - Immigration practice seeks a legal assistant with experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing, including labor certification applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent verbal, written, organizational and computer skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree plus 2 years experience required. Please fax or e-mail resume & writing sample to 713-888-0812 or info@ilaganbachman.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Small established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks associate with 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience, including PERM. Candidates should also have knowledge of family-based and naturalization matters. Must have excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. Competitive salary/benefits. Submit resume and cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: lnewkofsky@newkofsky.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Sydney, Australia - Fragomen Consular Practice seeks experienced associate attorney to manage expanding US immigration consular practice. Primary responsibilities include: (1) oversee preparation of non-immigrant and immigrant consular submissions, (2) consult with clients regarding general US immigration law and procedure, appropriate visa category, potential inadmissibility to the US or eligibility for waiver of inadmissibility, and (3) liaise with US consular staff and Fragomen colleagues. Position involves extensive client contact and use of internal case management and billing system to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Ideal candidates have 3-5+ years business immigration legal experience managing high volume caseload. Superior academic credentials, excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript + writing sample to: Jacqueline V. Guynn, Esq. Recruiting Manager: recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, seeks experienced immigration attorney with significant employment-based immigration experience. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. We provide opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; have highly competitive salaries and benefits; informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. Position requires excellent academic credentials, 3+ years' substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Only qualified candidates will be considered. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Ideal candidate must be client-service focused and thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. E-mail cover letter + resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz needs immigration paralegals (for Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, & Washington, D.C. offices) to assist lawyers, work with diverse clientele and use sophisticated computer systems to prepare, track and manage immigration applications. Requires detail oriented, highly organized individual having bachelor's degree, experience with complex process management in automated environment, commitment to customer service, and clear verbal and written English skills. Experience as paralegal, experience with immigration procedures, and other language fluency preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/D/V. Send resume to Lynn Schuster lschuster@bakerdonelson.com specifying desired location. No calls please.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP seeks three mid-level associates to join its research and policy group in its New York and Washington, DC offices. The NY position requires 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, a proven track record as writer on immigration issues, and the ability to work under pressure. The DC positions require 3-5+ years of business immigration experience, policy analysis background, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of legislative and regulatory process. Experience on Capitol Hill, in an immigration agency, or with an advocacy/policy organization a strong plus. Superior academic credentials, excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. EOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to: Jacqueline V. Guynn, Esq. Recruiting Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, 99 Wood Avenue South, 10th Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830. recruitment@fragomen.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.

    New Partner - Los Angeles
    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael H. Boshnaick has been elected a partner to its Los Angeles office, effective January 1, 2007. Mr. Boshnaick attended New York University (B.A., 1987) and Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1993). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1993. Mr. Boshnaick is fluent in Spanish and French. www.fragomen.com.


    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 hope that ID can use your publication to reach out to all the lawyers in the US to advise them that we should not just sit back and let the comments by Charles D. Stimson go by so easily. See the New York Times article, January 13, 2007 (Mr. Stimson criticized lawyers for defending prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and even suggested to their corporate clients that they fire them if they continued to do so). The free and independent legal profession in America should not allow a government official to make such statements and not be taken to task for it. The American legal profession, if it is to maintain its strength and place as a democratic institution must fight back when challenged with such unjustified and ignorant remarks.

    Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    Jamesburg, NJ

    Dear Editor:
    I found it somewhat ironic that Mr. Baesler's letter (01/18/07 ID) utilized Webster's definition of "vigilante", "member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily when the processes of law appear inadequate", as a means of repudiating ID's use of the term in ID's recent comment (01/17/07 ID), when it appears the technical definition matches the situation exactly, notwithstanding loose colloquial uses of the term. In fact, what better evidence is there to support the contention that our immigration system and our drug laws, if not only misguided are, in fact, severely broken, than the scenario that a border patrol agent would be forced to use lethal force against a suspect? I would argue that such a situation lends credence to the qualification of 'a process of law which appears inadequate.' I would further claim that there is a difference between the rule of law, and the rule by law. The former is predicated on adherence to a moral idealism and a dynamic sense of self-criticism in the creation and enforcement of laws, whereas the latter, sadly what I see today as more fashionable of the two, relies on the belief that it doesn't matter how absurd or dysfunctional a law is, the fact that the authority claims it to be enforceable elevates such a law to the status of a moral ideal.

    Jordan R. Silk

    Dear Editor:
    Responding to ID's 01/17/07 comment, the rule of law is the strict discipline to follow the laws of the land to control different kinds of crimes in various situations. Considering the fact that border control jobs are most dangerous with the risk of life too, we must be very careful before blaming the concerned officers. Each and every case might be different depending upon the situation. However I think that rule of law and other laws and regulations should be strictly followed to control unwanted activities in the border area while giving all kinds of support to those crossing the borders legally for different purposes. The corruption is the most dangerous element and it could be the reasons of so many illegal crossings. Otherwise, how could the strongest and most powerful country in the world can not function well in border duties while it claims to be able to solve the problems all over the world.

    JM


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