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Immigration Daily June 7, 2004
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Editor's Comments

Letter From Ron Klasko

Noted immigration practitioner and past AILA President Ron Klasko has written a letter to the Editor today about the hotly contested AILA Elections this year. This year, AILA members have a choice, with 2 individuals vying for 1 Executive Committee position and 11 individuals running for 7 available positions of Director on the Board of Governors. Any AILA Member who has not yet voted can obtain a ballot packet in the Exhibit Hall at the Membership Booth (AILA Central) in the Marriott Hotel, 4th Floor, Franklin Hall, on either Wednesday, June 9 (5-9:30 pm) or Thursday, June 10 (7:30 am-4 pm). Ballots may be turned in at the AILA booth in the Exhibit Hall up until 4pm on Thursday, June 10. This is the last chance to make a difference in the AILA Election, we urge all AILA members attending the Philly conference to vote.


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Featured Article

Asylum Resource Series: Qatar
USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center offers asylum information on Qatar.

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Immigration Law News

No Jurisdiction To Reinstate Or Extend Voluntary Departure Order
In Reynoso-Lopez v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3278 (3rd Cir. May 25, 2004), the court in a matter of first impression for the 3rd Circuit, said that it lacked jurisdiction to reinstate or extend a voluntary departure order pending a review of a denial of a request for asylum.

DOS Reminds Journalists Entering US Must Have I Visa
The Department of State reminded members of the press that travel to the US in the capacity of representative of foreign press, radio, film, or other foreign information media, coming to engage in journalism, must have an "I" visa, even if they are nationals of a visa waiver country.

Doctors Urge Cessation Of X-Ray Tests Used In Asylum Cases
CNN reports a group of prominent American doctors and dentists saying "The US should stop making young asylum-seekers undergo X-rays to check their ages, because the tests are inaccurate."

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Help Wanted: Experienced Paralegal
INSZoom, a pioneer in immigration software solutions, seeks an experienced Paralegal as Customer Care Executive for our office in San Ramon, CA. You should be well versed with preparation of different types of employment and family based petitions using an automated tool. A natural presenter, you will take ownership of product training and customer support functions. Responsibilities include: onsite and telephonic training of INSZoom applications, configuring knowledgebase; and resolution of difficulties faced by clients in using the software. Gaining customer feedback to enable improvement in the product will be an important aspect of this job. Preference will be given to candidates with INSZoom experience. If you meet the above qualifications and are excited with the prospect of working with INSZoom, please send your detailed profile + salary expectations to

Case Management Technology
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Help Wanted: Experienced Attorney
INSZoom, an immigration software solutions provider that grew 300% last year, seeks an experienced Attorney as Product Specialist for its US Immigration Edition. Innovation has made us a leader today, and you will help maintain INSZoom in the frontrunner position with your deep understanding of legal regulations, processes, workflow and bottlenecks in the U.S. immigration law practice. A natural leader, you will take ownership of strategic product planning & continuously strive to enrich INSZoom's user experience. Responsibilities include: keeping pace with ever-changing immigration regulations, envisaging and planning tomorrows product needs, participating in industry events to promote INSZoom and gain customer feedback. If you are a responsible and committed self-starter who loves to work with technology/systems, you are the Attorney we are looking for. This position will be based in San Ramon, CA. Preference will be given to candidates with INSZoom experience. To be part of our growing family, please send your detailed profile + salary expectations to

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Small Wall Street immigration practice seeks paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of experience with employment-based immigration. Candidates should also have working knowledge of family-based applications and naturalization petitions. Must have BA degree as well as excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills. Salary based on experience. Submit resume + cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.:

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
As the industry leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50 Educational Evaluations, as well as $200 'Expert Opinion' Work Experience and Position Evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including Same-Day service for Educational, Work Experience and Position Evaluations. For a complete list of their 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 or send AETS an email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fast-paced, nationally recognized immigration law firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals. Immigration experience desirable, strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills required. Spanish fluency a plus. Great oppty for individuals interested in challenging, exciting work dealing with int'l clientele and legal field, with career advancement possibilities. Competitive salary/benefits. Visit Send resume, writing sample, salary requirements + references to Amal Talhame at: Maggio Kattar, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Ste. 775, Washington, DC 20036 or No calls please.

Immigration Law Conferences
CGFNS Hosts A Special Educational Initiative in Your Community - New U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Visa Regulations for Foreign Health Care Workers. As part of a major change in federal policy affecting hiring of foreign health care workers in the U.S., the DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to deliver patient care and provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. This timely educational initiative is designed to provide you with important information about the new rules and facilitate the process for foreign health care workers to obtain a visa certificate through the CGFNS/ICHP specially designed Visascreen program. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Session Locations include: Washington, D.C. - Monday, June 14th, Chicago, IL - Thursday, July 8th, Miami, FL - Monday, August 23rd, Philadelphia, PA- Monday, August 16th, Seattle, WA - Monday, September 27th, New York, NY - Monday, October 4th, San Francisco, CA - Monday, October 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, November 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing, email:, telephone 215-222-8454, x.242. Or visit

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Letters to the Editor

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:

Dear Editor:
For those who have not yet voted for Secretary in the AILA election, I strongly urge you to do so. We are not only determining the direction of the Executive Committee, but we are also choosing a future President of AILA. This year we have two very competent candidates, but with a clear difference in philosophies and visions for the future of our organization. I want to let you know why I (and many other Past Presidents) are voting for Bernie Wolfsdorf. First of all, Bernie has those special qualities of leadership, charisma, and diplomacy that we have rarely seen in one person. He is the type of person who can represent our organization to the government and the media and who can inspire our membership to take on new challenges. Bernie has an inclusive philosophy. He is opposed to the efforts that have been made to restrict membership in AILA (including to public defenders) and to create a "closed club" type of atmosphere. He is also opposed to efforts to limit AILA's leaders from contributing to other pro-immigration organizations and other organizations that disseminate information on immigration issues. I also agree with Bernie's attitude toward liaison. I share his concerns with how little liaison has accomplished in recent years. I agree with him that we need to take a more aggressive approach to resolving issues for which no progress has been made with business-as-usual approaches. Finally, I believe the time is overripe for having an Executive Committee that is representative of our national constituency. All members of the present Executive Committee are from the central or eastern part of the country. There is no representation from the western half of the country. In fact, there has not been a member of the Executive Committee from a California Service Center jurisdiction in over ten years. We are lucky to have such a qualified candidate as Bernie Wolfsdorf from California to fill this void. I appreciate the opportunity to share my views with you on this important election.

H. Ronald Klasko

Dear Editor:
Is Gary Endelman's collection of articles available for purchase in book form?

Maribel Herrera

Editor's Note: The collection of Gary Endelman's 86 articles is available in pdf format here. We had originally intended to publish this in book form; however, the cost made it unfeasible. We would be glad to hear from any person or organization who would sponsor a book form of Mr. Endelman's collected essays. Please write to

Dear Editor:
I saw my name published at ILW.COM. Because of present unfavorable political climate, it is quite disturbing and I feel totally uncomfortable to have my name and my nationality published on ILW.COM. I'm respectfully requesting to take the appropriate steps to remove my name from your web page, and I would like to be informed of such progress.

Name Withheld

Editor's Note: Based on withheld information, please be informed that your name appears in ILW.COM's archives because your name was in Congressional testimony which is a document in the public domain. We cannot alter or remove information from public domain documents.

Dear Editor:
What could have that attorney written in order to reverse the denial of that I-751 waiver petition? Do you think he just wrote a letter or made a good argument to the Appeals Unit?

Rodrigo Da Silva

Dear Editor:
The Republicans propose to pass an amnesty that rewards immigration violators and promotes illegal immigration. Not to be outdone are the Democrats with their proposal named SOLVE which is an even more generous amnesty that basically opens our borders to cheap labor, criminals and possibly terrorists. Let us hope that neither gets passed.


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