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Immigration Daily March 29, 2004
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The Madrid Bombings And Immigration Law

Since 9/11, our immigration policy has been focused on preventing terrorists from coming to the US. The recent terrorist bombings in Madrid (which most likely are the act of al-Qaida) will likely lead to continued anti-terrorism emphasis in our immigration policy. Unfortunately, no matter how many resources are allotted to anti-terrorism measures domestically, our immigration laws cannot realistically prevent some Al-Qaida terrorists from coming to our shores and doing us considerable harm. Rather, the only effective measure to stop the al-Qaida threat is to eliminate it at its source overseas. Only by taking an offensive approach can the US win the war against terrorism; defensive measures in immigration law will not be effective against a 21st century terrorist organization. The Defense and State Departments are the proper government agencies to take on al-Qaida; asking our immigration officials to carry the main burden of the anti-terrorist mission is not the answer. Immigration law can only be a minor contributor to our anti-terrorism effort and should not be confused for the main force against al-Qaida.


E-Mail Etiquette For Lawyers - Free Workshop For Immigration Attorneys

Carol L. Schlein, Esq. will discuss E-Mail Ettiquette For Lawyers in our telephonic workshop on April 1st.

About the speaker:

  • Carol L. Schlein, Esq. is an attorney and president of Law Office Systems, Inc., a training and consulting firm specializing in the automation needs of law firms and small businesses in Northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.
  • Carol was recently honored as the Legal Technology Consultant of the Year 2003" by The Technolawyer Inc. The Technolawyer is the largest legal technology online discussion service in the U.S. with more than 9000 subscribers.
  • Ms. Schlein has been a contributing author for many books published by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Ms. Schlein is a frequent lecturer on topics of law office automation for the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and other organizations.

Immigration Daily Articles by Carol Schlein:

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Featured Article

Presidential Papers Series: Undocumented Aliens Message To The Congress
President Carter sent this message to Congress on August 4, 1977.

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Immigration Law News

Policy Report From Congressional Research Service On Visa Policy
The Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress issued a report on visa policy.

Experience In Kosher Cooking Is Not Normal Job Requirement
In the Matter of Scott & Rose (Shoshana) Newman, No. 2002-INA-224 (BALCA, Mar. 2, 2004), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that the requirement of experience in Kosher cooking was Employer's preference, not a normal job requirement, given that the Dictionary of Occupational Titles did not list particular ethnic/religious foods as common to the job description.

USCIS Memo On Section 6 Of CSPA
USCIS International Affairs Director Joe Cuddihy issued a memo to overseas district directors on Section 6 of the Child Status Protection Act.

Employer's Turning In 20 Undocumented Workers To ICE Causes Fear And Panic
The St. Petersburg Times reports "Panic and rumors spread wildly through the Mexican and immigrant communities of Dade City and Clearwater after an employer called immigration authorities and turned in about 20 undocumented workers."

GeorgeTown University Names Former INS Official GeorgeTown's Law School Dean
The Washington Post reports "Georgetown University named an immigration law scholar from its faculty yesterday to serve as dean of the Law Center."

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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegal
Immigration Paralegals needed for a small, downtown, very collegial/lifestyle-oriented Boston general business law firm with an employment immigration practice, including financial services, technology and biotech and medical clients. Looney & Grossman LLP seeks experienced and very detail-oriented individuals with 2+ years experience working at a leading immigration firm or for a leading attorney. Qualified candidate must have well developed web/computer skills, ability to consistently multitask and the flexibility needed for providing excellence in client service. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a chance to enhance your already developed immigration skills. Please submit resume to Carolyn J. Fuchs at or fax to: 617-951-2819. EOE.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks an experienced immigration attorney for the Adjudications Law Division, Nebraska Service Center (NSC) in Lincoln, Nebraska. The OCC Adjudications Law Division focuses on legal issues associated with the adjudication of applications for immigration benefits and services. The attorney will serve as an advisor to USCISs operational components located at the NSC, to the Chief of the Adjudications Law Division, and to the Chief Counsel on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. The attorney would be part of a two attorney office responsible for: providing litigation support to the Office of Immigration Litigation and/or U.S. Attorneys Offices in connection with federal litigation arising out of NSC adjudications; providing legal advice in response to queries from NSC adjudicators; reviewing Notices to Appear for legal sufficiency; responding to file requests from USCIS and ICE field attorneys; responding to inquiries from the private sector; and participating in training related activities at the NSC. Applicants must possess a JD degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of any bar, and have 3+ years of post-JD experience. Interested applicants should submit the following: cover letter (indicating specific skills, experience that qualify you for the position), resume, law school transcript (if JD was received within the past 5 yrs), and writing sample to: Ian G. Hinds, Acting Chief, Adjudications Law Division, Office of the Chief Counsel, USCIS, DHS, 425 I Street, NW, Rm. 6100, Washington, DC 20536. Applicants must be willing to work in Lincoln, Nebraska. No relocation reimbursement offered. The position starts at the GS-12/1 level, the GS-13/1 level, the GS-14/1 level, or the GS-15/1 level, depending on experience. Applications accepted until 4/2/04.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Bernard P. Wolfsdorf seek to hire an associate attorney with 1-2 years experience in immigration for its Pacific Palisades, CA office. Ideal candidates should have experience with all aspects of business immigration. Responsibilities include: preparation of all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications (RIR and traditional), adjustment of status and consular processing applications, and preparation of all types of nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Will manage caseloads with large degree of independence, communicate with and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Applicants should submit resume + cover letter to T.L. Loke Walsh: fax (310) 573-5093; or email

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
Are you getting RFE's when you use other credential evaluation companies? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides 'Expert Opinion' Position Evaluations and Work Experience Evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS evaluations are consistently accepted by the USCIS because the evaluations are completed by PhD Professors from four different universities with expertise in most major academic fields. AETS also provides the most competitive rates in the industry -$50 educational evaluations and $200 Position and Work Experience Evaluations. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including Same-Day Educational, Position and Work Experience Evaluations. For a complete list of prices and turn-around times, please see: Additionally, AETS provides certified translations in over 100 languages, with translators that are specialists in over 80 fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit the website at send an email to or simply fax the documents to (786) 524-0448 or (786) 524-3300.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Anthony Olson, P.A.,, an immigration law firm in Sarasota, FL, specializing in employment and family immigration law seeks an experienced immigration attorney. Applicants should have 2+ years employment-based immigration experience (particularly with labor certs, EB-1's, Hs, L's, O/P's) and foreign language skills (particularly Spanish or German). We offer friendly and flexible working conditions + competitive benefits package. Applicants must be conscientious, self-reliant, detail-oriented, and well-organized. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Tony Olson by fax: 941-362-7107 or email:

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