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Immigration Daily June 16, 2004
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Inhumanity To Children Is Un-American

Critics of the current immigration system often point to the pervasive delays, overzealous interpretation of policy, a hostile attitude on the part of government functionaries, etc. as glaring examples of what needs to be fixed. While all the foregoing are important issues, something else cries out for fixing first. Inhuman treatment best describes the way our nation treats unaccompanied children in immigration detention, such treatment is an affront to all Americans. Children qua children are innocent because they cannot be guilty of violating our immigration laws. In addition, imprisoning growing minds and bodies is not of the same order as adults in immigration detention. If we cannot treat little kids in a gentle way, there is little hope that we can address today's problems in our immigration system. In fact, if we cannot be kind to the children in this unfortunate situation, we will not have a claim to the title American. Today's Featured Article focuses on this critical issue, see below.


Physical Therapists Among Topics To Be Covered In Telephone Seminar

The final session of "Doctors, Nurses And Other Health Professionals: Current Immigration Issues" will cover, inter alia, state licensing issues as they apply to Physical Therapists. MaryLu Cianciolo, Esq., a noted expert in this area of the law will join the panel for the June 21st session. The deadline to sign up for this session is Friday, June 18th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:

Featured Article

Unaccompanied Immigrant And Refugee Children: Reforms For The Most Vulnerable Detainees
Christopher Nugent, Esq. writes "Over the last several years, the plight of more than 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in federal custody pending deportation proceedings has garnered significant attention from Congress, the legal community, the media, and the public."

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Immigration Law News

Administration Supports Visa Waiver Program Deadline Extension
The Office of Management and Budget of the Executive Office of the President issued a Statement of Administration Policy supporting the passage of H.R. 4417, which would extend the deadlines for requiring that foreign countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) issue machine readable, tamper-resistant entry and exit documents.

Converting Grapes To WIne Is Not An Agricultural Position
In the Matter of Domaine Drouhin Oregon, No. 2004-TLC-8 (OALJ, Jun. 7, 2004), the Office of Administrative Law Judges said that both the "farm machine tender" or "farm machine operator" position did not qualify as agricultural positions for the H-2A program because the tasks being performed on the grapes were preliminary to converting the grapes to wine (a manufactured state) and not so that they could be stored or sold as grapes (an unmanufactured state).

DOS Releases Trafficking In Persons Report 2004
The Department of State released its Trafficking in Persons Report, the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons, including US immigration-related benefits available to eligible trafficking victims.

US Catholics Outsource Prayer Requests To India
The New York Times reports "With Roman Catholic clergy in short supply in the US, Indian priests are picking up some of their work, saying Mass for special intentions, in a sacred if unusual version of outsourcing."

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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, an immigration law firm with offices on both the East and West Coasts, seeks an associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA offices. Ideal candidate should possess minimum 3+ years extensive experience in all areas of immigration law, including removal/deportation, AOS interviews, family and employment based petitions and consular processing. Position offers opportunity for occasional travel outside Los Angeles, CA area. Please fax or e-mail: resume, salary requirements + writing sample to the attention of Millie at (818) 543-5802 or EOE.

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

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.:

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Dear Editor:
Do you have any idea when/if Congress will lift the cap of 65,000, or when the H-1B visas will become available for FY 2005?

Margaret Ames
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Editor's Note: To learn more about the H-1B cap, try using our advanced search engine. For example, entering the search term, "h-1B cap" AND 2005, and searching within Immigration Daily, by boolean search, and sorted by date, and with all other options unselected, provides 11 results with the first search result linking to a featured article, entitled, "Dealing With The H-1B Cap - Now And In 2005" by Karen Pollack, Esq.

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