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Article

Finding The "Win-Win" In The Law Firm-Client Relationship
Charles A. Maddock writes "Most top firms have already started to embrace the move to electronic invoicing and intelligent time tracking systems and are adapting their internal processes and technologies as a direct result."

Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of September 4, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

ICE Signs 37 New Partners In IMAGE Program
ICE announced that the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program signed on 26 new members to the corporate compliance group that already included nine charter members.

USCIS Says Havana Office Remains Closed
USCIS announced that its Havana field office remains closed as a result of Hurricane Ike.

EOIR Issues Hurricane Ike Closure Announcements
The Executive Office for Immigration Review provided notice of court closures and cancellation of hearings due to Hurrican Ike.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to: candidate@wkgj.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Visa & Immigration Manager to manage and administer the visa and immigration work for firm's expatriate and international business travelers. Manage firm's external immigration providers, ensure all expatriates and business travelers are in compliance with host countries' immigration laws, manage firm's International Travel Compliance (ITC) policy. Oversee and monitor ITC hotline call volume and provide appropriate consultation or resolution as needed. Stay current on emerging legislation and assess its impact on firm business. Responsible for monitoring volume and review costs of outsourced arrangements. Oversee work and supervise a team of 5. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years immigration experience, global immigration preferred. Experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, excellent customer service, conflict management, organizational and supervisory skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and timing, flexibility, good judgment and analytical skills. For a detailed job description and to apply online, enter SEC00016 see here or email resume + cover letter to donna.shaw@ey.com.

Position Sought
Southeast Michigan - Experienced and goal-oriented immigration paralegal seeks part-time or full-time employment. Possess 4+ years experience in law firm environment. Responsibilities included, but not limited to preparation and filing of most non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN and B-1. Preparation and filing of family-based cases (asylum, I-589, I-601, PERM, I-140, and AOS cases). Maintained accurate and updated Outlook calendar for attorneys/paralegals, handled correspondences and confidential information, managed bank accounts, payroll and created invoices/statements using QuickBooks. Reference materials and applications used: AILA Monthly, Kurzban's and immigration law websites. Possess strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks accurately and simultaneously. Fluent in Romanian language. Resume and reference available upon request. Email: laileni@yahoo.com.

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.

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Headlines

Obama Pitches Immigration Policy
Barack Obama spoke on Wednesday night about a subject that often gets short shrift on the 2008 campaign trail: immigration.

RI Judge To Rule Soon On Immigration Order
A judge said Wednesday he would rule within a week on whether to block Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri from enforcing an executive order requiring employers that do business with the state to electronically check the immigration status of new hires.

Illegal Alien Poses As Border Patrol Agent
A Fuquay-Varina man has been accused of posing as a Border Patrol agent and promising would-be immigrants false papers to come to the United States, in exchange for thousands of dollars.

Immigration Attorney Sentenced To 366 Days In Prison
An immigration attorney from Hartford was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for falsifying government documents to assist an illegal immigrant along the path to legal residency.


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 - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA - CGFNS International hosts its fifth annual Building Global Alliances Symposium on December 7-8, 2008 at The Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square. The theme for this year's symposium is: The Challenges of Migration for Health Professional Women. National and international guests will be in attendance. For full details, including curriculum, speaker bios, and registration, go to www.cgfns.org/globalevent2008. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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:
FYI, Matter of X-, Aug. 8, 2008 is an important BIA decision on IJ continuances, as it discusses a number of previous precedential decisions.

Christopher W. Helt, Esq.
Chicago, IL

Editor's note: This decision has been posted in our Attorney-to-Attorney discussion board (attorneys are welcome to join).


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


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