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Immigration Daily February 27, 2007
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Comment

IJ Slammed By 2nd Circuit

According to a New York Times news story, "a federal appeals court has recommended that a Justice Department appeals board review all immigration cases still on appeal involving a judge who has been criticized as being hostile to people seeking asylum." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

Deadline Is Feb. 27th For PERM In 2007: Post-Filing Issues Including I-140 Issues

The curriculum for the Thursday, Mar 1st phone session is as follows:

  • 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 Tuesday, February 27th. 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

Immigration On The Move: 2006 Developments & Compliance Advice For 2007 And Beyond
Josie Gonzalez, Esq. covers the most recent legislative developments, as well as compliance advice for 2007 and beyond.


News

USCIS Unveils Revised I-765 Form
USCIS recently revised Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Form, to obtain supplemental evidence from alien physicians with National Interest Waivers.

ETA Publishes 2007 Adverse Effect Wage Rates
The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration published notice of the 2007 Adverse Effect Wage Rates, allowable charges for agricultural and logging workers' meals, and maximum travel subsistence reimbursement for 2007.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to James.Butcher@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business Tuesday, March, 6, 2007. GS14-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: CIS-COU-2007-0002 at USAJobs.com.

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, including PERM labor certifications. 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. 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. Only qualified candidates will be considered. 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
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Chinese, Korean, Japanese and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Iselin, NJ - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks associates, with 3+ years of business immigration experience and an interest in Global and International Immigration and Case Management, to work in its International Operations. Candidates must have experience representing multinational corporations (US and foreign), specialized workers and individuals. Must be ambitious and capable of demonstrating excellence in a congenial team environment. Outstanding academic credentials, superlative communication and writing skills are a prerequisite. Multilingual preferred. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, + writing sample to recruitment@fragomen.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney with 2 years+ of solid immigration experience in all phases of immigration practice emphasizing business needs such as H's, L's and labor certifications. Excellent compensation package and competitive benefits offered. Opportunity for partnership within two years of serving as an associate. Candidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a go-getter with the ability to bring in business. Ideal candidate is an individual imbued with professionalism and tempered with compassion. Interested candidates, send resume to Samuel Levine: levine@visa-usa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Natick, MA - The MathWorks is the leading developer and supplier of software for technical computing and Model-Based Design. Employing more than 1,400 people, The MathWorks was founded in 1984. The company has been profitable every year since its inception and is privately held. We are currently recruiting for an Immigration Specialist. The Immigration Specialisht will oversee our immigration programs and will have the oppportunity to participate in recruiting related programs. Successful candidate will have: proficiency in Microsoft Windows products, 3 yrs. of relevant work experience in immigration or human resources, strong knowledge of immigration law and overall immigration practices, experience managing immigration practices including H-1Bs, F-1s, green cards, etc. For job details (#4736-DC), see here. Interested applicants, send your resume to doug.cohen@mathworks.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lead business immigration paralegal wanted for Stamford, CT law firm. Salary commensurate with abilities. Full benefits offered, collegial environment. Must be fully versed in PERM and employment-based visa petitions. Send resume and cover letter to immjobs@yahoo.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. 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 + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Credential Evaluation
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comingsNgoings

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Honors And Awards - San Diego, CA
Larrabee/Mehlman/Albi/Coker LLP is proud to announce that paralegal Noelle Rennard was chosen as a finalist for Distinguished Paralegals 2007 published in The Daily Transcript. The criteria used for determining the finalists included honesty and integrity; professionalism; community outreach; and enthusiasm and teamwork. Noelle is an asset to the firm and well deserving of this recognition. www.larrabee.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:
It appears that Senator Kennedy and Senator McCain wil introduce a new immigration bill very soon that will grant amnesty to illegal aliens and weaken border security. Now that Congress is in control of the Democrats they believe that passage should come easily this year but they should expect a fight from both parties that oppose amnesty. Several polls show Americans want a halt of illegal immigration, secure borders and employer sanctions to be enforced. There will be no easy passage and hopefully those opposed will voice their opinions so loud to stop this nonsense from becoming law.

KO

Dear Editor:
In reference to Roger Algase's letter (2/26/07 ID), all I can say is bravo. It is about time some one had a little sense with this issue. But beware they may correct your spelling and grammer here in lew of something real to say as they have me here. I was on a website not to long ago for a project at school, as I is a college student, and sad as it is to say they brought up a similiar point to you. They say mexicans and welfare moms are the crux of this nations problems, yet then complain that the mexicans are taking all the jobs . If you are working for your money it is not a handout.I work and live among many immagrants many of them mexican in which I don't know for certain the status, But they are always willing to pay for what they need. Not to mention they pay there medical bills in cash out of pocket, without the insurance that we americans cry we can't afford. The illegals they cry are doing this country wrong. Yet who decided we needed to send another 20,000 men and women to Iraq? Who are the ones voteing in the politicians that keep allowing funding to be dropped from our schools that might just be the out needed for some of these moms not to land on welfare in the first place? But build multi million dollar space shuttle to shove off into the orbit a few times a year. Now lets punish the bottom of the barrel for what those in control of our great country do?

Kim Bilyou


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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