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Immigration Daily September 12, 2007
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Immigrant Movement Birth

In a follow-up to the successful flower power campaign, Immigration Voice is making plans for a Washington DC rally Tuesday, September 18th (for information, including how to participate or volunteer, see here). This march is notable because it is a grassroots, bottom-up effort. The march is to promote immigration relief for legal immigrants and it follows the model of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in its peaceful advocacy efforts. Immigration Voice is the first real immigrant movement in a half century. The top-down Washington DC immigration groups as well as employers of legal immigrants do not appear to be involved at this time, however, we hope to see them support this historic immigrant movement.

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


Focus

The Authoritative PERM Resource

THE PERM BOOK has over 900 Pages of information. Every purchaser of THE PERM BOOK receives the most up-to-date PERM book in print because included with THE PERM BOOK purchase, are all the published issues of PQ: The PERM Quarterly (currently, this means the first and second issues). For more info on THE PERM BOOK, and to order, please see here. For the fax version, see here.


Article

International Postdoctoral Researchers And Their Importance To The Advancement of US Science, Technology And National Security
Alyson Reed et al. of the National Postdoctoral Association writes "The NPA makes the following suggestions for change to current immigration law and federal immigration practice so that reform will facilitate the recruitment and retention of International Postdoctoral Researchers."

Bloggings: September 12, 2007
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries from his blog.


News

CRS On Human Trafficking
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on trafficking in persons: the US and international response.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young's (E&Y) global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of E&Y's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. We seek an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Requirements: (1) law degree along with a US bar admittance (dual Canadian-US bar admittance would be asset) (2) 2-4 years post-call business immigration experience (3) broad exposure to US immigration law. (4) excellent managerial, organizational, + verbal/written communication skills. For more details, enter job #00EK9 or key word "business immigration lawyer" here. Send resumes directly to Thomas Byun, Recruiting Manager, E&Y Canada: thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks another attorney for our growing business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid immigration law experience. Opportunity for partnership within two years of service 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. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having successfully completed 16,000 cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to levine@visa-usa.com which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks additional licensed outbound immigration attorneys with experience in foreign immigration to join our growing outbound immigration section. Ideal candidates possess 1-5 years of experience in employment-based immigration law, including experience in securing and coordinating work authorization in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions. T&F has been practicing immigration law since 1973. The Firm's thriving outbound practice is almost two decades old and specializes in providing corporate clients with expert services aimed at obtaining appropriate short and long term work visas for US and third-country expatriates in countries around the world. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to HR@tindallfoster.com. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD (minutes from downtown Baltimore) - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3-5 years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates work both as members of a team and as team leaders. Will join a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. Right candidate brings in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and is expected to supervise paralegals. Good writing and analytical skills required. Candidates invited to familiarize themselves with www.murthy.com. Forward resume + cover letter to hr@murthy.com with "Attorney Search Sept 2007" in subject line. All communication treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and abilities. EEO.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Manhattan - Leading New York City immigration law firm requires intelligent and creative associate to focus on business immigration cases, and also occasionally handle family immigration, consular and citizenship matters. Ideal candidate has 2+ years relevant experience emphasizing H-1Bs, Ls, PERM and compliance matters (LCAs, PERM audit file and I-9s). Requirements: NY bar admittance, function as team player in fast-paced environment, take charge of complex and diverse cases and write updates for firm's website. Must be self-motivated, have an eye for detail, possess excellent writing skills and demonstrate a passion for immigration law through intimate knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policy memoranda. Outstanding opportunity for attorney to grow in expanding and interesting practice. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package offered. Apply in confidence to: Attn: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq at resumes@cyrusmehta.com or fax to (212) 425-3282.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan - Prominent immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment. Applicant will have client contact and work with latest case management system. Applicant should have good writing, communication and organization skills. Competitive compensation package. Please send resumes to resumes@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Immigration law firm with national practice seeks associate with at least 1 year of experience handling business-related immigration law matters. Experience in IT & healthcare immigration cases preferred. Desired candidate posesses excellent people skills and strong writing ability. E-mail resume, writing sample, + salary requirements to rita@hammondlawfirm.com.

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Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


comingsNgoings

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Law Firm Name Change - Durham, NC
The former Linnartz Law Office in Durham, North Carolina has been renamed the Hatch Law Office. Attorney Patrick J. Hatch has taken over the practice of Hans Christian Linnartz, who has left practice to teach full-time at Duke Law School. Patrick J. Hatch, Esq., Hatch Law Office, 212 West Main Street, Suite 319, P.O. Box 1847, Durham, NC 27702-1847. www.hatchlawoffice.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:
In ID's 9/10/07 issue, I was struck by the contrast between the letters of David Utterback, to whom I can relate, and Barbara Brandow who finds "this country a humiliation regarding immigration". Regardless of a person's views on immigration, it looks like it will take a "load of compromisin'" (as someone said) to reconcile our views. Meanwhile, the insults and name-calling continue.

jhf

Dear Editor:
As human beings, Ethiopians, Jews, Arabs, Chinese etc have the same dreams and rights as Americans. The rights to pursue happiness, prosperity, dignity, safe haven, freedom and opportunity is not the monopoly of Americans. Even the US constitution mentions that all human beings are created equal. Human beings not just Americans. And how dare and selfish we're that we can justify our ancestors to immigrate to this land to pursue those dreams but denying others to do the same? If we balk at Mexicans today, why not balk also on the Pilgrims landing at Massachusett shore 400 years ago? It seems that Mr. Utterback's letter thinks that we can print US dollar at will and assume it will be accepted and valued forever by foreigners. It's not. Countries are just like households that need fiscal sanity and common sense to survive and prosper. While many conservatives love to blame illegal immigrants for stealing welfare, nobody look at hundreds of billions dollar wasted on stupid wars that benefit us nothing except some corrupt politicians and special interests. Some are so proud about those wars in the past, I am not at all. Many of these wars were wars for profit, greed, exploiting and colonizing other human beings. We have annexed parts of Mexico, we have committed genocide on Native Americans to steal their lands and gold. Global peace can be achieved by one thing, equal rights and respects on every human beings. To win the war on terrorism, we must free this world from bigotry, intolerance, superstitions and false teaching of evil cults not by WMD but by true enlightenment for all mankinds. The "Great Wall of USA" won't deter any evil wannabees to harm the innocents. We must fight the propaganda of hate with proganda of love and tolerance.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Responding to mihai capatina's letter (09/10/07 ID) and agreeing with Karmeea Adamas's letter. For 60 years I paid heavy taxes, was a Vietnam Veteran, my family shed lots of blood for our country, our flag, since 1620 when we arrive in the US. Now in 2004 we have to leave our country cause we can't afford health care premiums to insurance companies that deny benfits just to profit the HMO's. So now we live in a 3rd world country, cause our government don't care about us. People on ADC, illegals getting emergency sevices don't have to worry about a credit company threatening their assets. So, we, American citizens who struggled at time to pay huge taxes, are literally forgotten. Is that fair? Who should come first, the citizens who fight its war, the many wars or should illegals get free public education, when our kids had to brown bag it to school cause we didn't have the money. So, now illegals kids ride these big yellow school buses, which we can't afford in our own country. Then too Susanna I. Bogue, Esq.'s statement (09/10/07 ID), "No one disagrees that we are a nation of laws". How is it we're a nation of law with 20 million illegals in the country. Then 'it was the white colonialist descendants who feel they are the "true owners" of the land write down the imaginary political border and create immigration laws to separate them.' by robert yang, Well, what are we, people without a country, while you have your country and our country. "Then I Just saw the CRS Report On Federal Taxation Of Aliens Working In US" by Roy Sheldon (see 09/10/07 ID). Paying taxes desn't make one a US citizen.

David Utterback


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