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Immigration Daily July 30, 2004
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Larry Bodine On Web Marketing

Today's article "Web Marketing That Really Works" is by Larry Bodine, perhaps the best known marketing and website consultant to the legal profession. ILW.COM will host a free telephonic workshop on Thursday, August 5th featuring Larry Bodine. A few words about Mr. Bodine:

  • Mr. Bodine has made presentations for the Legal Marketing Association, Pitney Bowes Management Services, the Community Association Institute, the Meritas legal network, ABA TechShow, LegalTech, the Chicago Bar Association, the Association of Legal Administrators, the Practice Development Institute, the Marketing Directors Institute, ACLEA (the Association for Continuing Legal Education) and the Hildebrandt Institute.
  • Mr. Bodine has won numerous journalism awards, including the 2003 Edge Award, for writing the best article published in the ABA's Law Practice Management magazine.
  • Mr. Bodine was named Legal Technology Consultant of The Year by TechnoLawyer network.
  • Mr. Bodine served for 8 years as Director of Communications of Sidley Austin in Chicago.
  • Mr. Bodine has 15 years experience as journalist, serving as Editor and Publisher of the American Bar Association Journal, the National Law Journal, Lawyers Alert (renamed Lawyers Weekly) and other news publications.
  • Mr. Bodine assists law firms with Strategic Marketing Plans, Methods to Execute the Strategy, Individual Marketing Plans for Professionals, Web Site Plans and Overhauls

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Web Marketing That Really Works
Larry Bodine offers a preview of his presentation on law firm marketing (the presentation will be on Thursday, August 5th. See Editor's Comments above).

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Immigration Law News

DOJ Promulgates Interim Final Rule On Powers and Authority of DHS Officers and Employees in Removal Proceedings
The DOJ issued an interim rule with request for comments amending regulations relating to the Executive Office for Immigration Review to conform with certain regulatory changes made by the DHS for consistency and clarity.

Immigration Reform Issues Are A Hot Potato Neither Party Wants To Tackle Now
The Ventura County Star reports "For sure, neither President Bush nor Democratic challenger John Kerry will push immigration reform hard this year, no matter how loudly the groups seeking change may bleat."

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, a Prof Law Corp. seeks an experienced paralegal for its South Bay, Southern CA (Torrance) office. Ideal candidates should have a bachelor's degree, experience with all aspects of business immigration, including all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications, adjustment of status and consular processing, and nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Submit resume + cover letter to Michele A. Buchanan, Esq. at: Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, P.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, a prestigious Glendale, CA law office seeks an immigration paralegal with 2+ years solid experience in family, employment-based petitions, and deportation\removal defense. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Filipino language is a plus. Send resume to the attention of Millie by fax: (818) 543-5802 or email:

Help Wanted: Exchange Visitor Programs Manager
The American Council on International Personnel, Inc., (ACIP) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to facilitating the international movement of personnel. ACIP seeks an experienced professional to manage our two Exchange Visitor Programs in the Washington, DC office and is the primary contact for our J-1 visa and Canadian internship programs. Responsibilities include: responding to program inquiries; timely applications processing; frequent communication with ACIP member participants; liaise with DOS and Consular officials; SEVIS compliance; annual report preparation; file maintenance; and, continual process improvement. Adherence to all applicable laws and regulations is required. Our ideal candidate has: experience administering a J visa exchange program, including SEVIS; excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently. Must be a US citizen or LPR. This is a FT position. Work hours are flexible but must be available to respond to urgent client matters outside of normal business hours. Limited travel may be required. Email resume, cover letter and salary req. to No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ellis & Ged, PA, a fast-growing immigration law office in Boca Raton, FL, seeks an experienced immigration paralegal. Minimum 2+ years experience, with strong writing skills and emphasis in employment-based immigration. Bachelor's degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent work environment. Must be detail-oriented, well-organized and computer proficient. Please submit resume to Richard Hujber by email: or fax: (561) 241-0812.

J-1 Training Visa Sponsor
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 training visa with Aiesec United States. At Aiesec, we provide an unparalleled commitment to customer service, offering 24 to 48 hour turnaround on approved J-1 training visa applications, free consultation on potential training programs and a wealth of information about J-1 training visa regulations. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in several locations across the country. Our J-1 training visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: Information Media and Communications, Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services, Management, Business, Commerce and Finance, The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations, Public Administration and Law. You can learn more about Aiesec and the J-1 training visa at or by calling Jim Kelly at (212) 757-3774 ext.222.

Immigration Law Conferences
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 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. 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. Upcoming session locations include: Miami, FL - Monday, Aug. 23, Philadelphia, PA- Monday, Aug.16, Seattle, WA - Monday, Sept. 27, New York, NY - Monday, Oct. 4, San Francisco, CA - Monday, Oct. 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, Nov. 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing at:, (ph) 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:
Perhaps Ms. Jacobs's letter seems to have missed the point of Mr. Krikorian's opinion piece on the folly of the visa lottery. In fact, he did not say, as Ms. Jacobs claims that, "The lottery is bad because it's bringing in brown and black people, who are apparently not only corrupt but also likely to be terrorists due to their religion.", although he did correctly touch on those points, and that may be a fair assessment in our troubled times. The point Mr. Kirkorian aptly made is that the Diversity Lottery has outlived its usefulness. The US simply doesn't need it. We should get on with meaningful immigration reform, rather than reforming meaningless programs.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Ms. Jacobs's letter sees "racism" in Mr. Krikorian's comments. There certainly is racism, which Mr. Krikorian reported, on the part of those who created the lottery in the hope that it would facilitate immigration of (white) Irish illegal immigrants, and those who maintain it because they believe that it still serves that end. Ms. Jacobs manages to totally discount the main thrust of Mr. Krikorian's argument: that the preponderance of Third World immigrants we are getting through the lottery are undesirable, not because of their race, but because the lottery has minimal requirements for entry. The lack of requirements facilitates fraud and even criminal and terrorist activity, while at the same time requiring manpower and resources which could be better spent on providing services to other immigrants. Ms. Jacobs doesn't take her suggested modifications to the lottery program far enough. We should be using multiple criteria, including skills, education, knowlege of English, and family connections for ALL our would-be immigrants. To do so would eliminate the need for any so-called diversity programs and would produce the diversity of opportunity not present under our "family-reunification-based" system.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Here's more information why the Gadda v. Ashcroft order was amended and why it may have set a legal precedent regarding Court appointed counsel for aliens in the 9th Circuit. I was disbarred by the 9th Circuit and ordered to withdraw from 40+ pending cases in that court. I refused to comply with the portion of the order requiring me to inform my clients to obtain new counsel since it would be a hardship and expensive to the clients, that they could at least proceed pro se or have counsel appointed. The 9th Circuit removed me as counsel and replaced the aliens as proceeding pro se. They ordered the government to notify the aliens at the last known address and to serve a copy of the order. These orders were issued by Deputy Clerks and Motion Attorneys of the 9th Circuit and not by an Article III Judge. Several orders were conflicting, divergent and amended the original order by the 9th Circuit. Some orders would dismiss the case of the alien if he did not comply. I made a motion to recall the mandate and amend the order and opinion so as to have uniformity. The motion was based on denial of due process and the lack of authority of Motion Attorneys and Deputy Clerks to issue orders that are only vested on an Article III Judge. I asked that the order and opinion be amended to read that the petitioner (client) had the right to proceed pro se, obtain counsel or have the Court appoint counsel for the alien petitioners. This motion was denied and I filed a writ to the US Supreme Court which is presently being amended. On July 20, 2004, the 9th Circuit recalled the mandate and amended its order so that it now states that the alien can now have court appointed counsel, or proceed in pro se, or obtain counsel. I wonder if this principle extends to the BIA or Immigration Court if there are similar factual circumstances. If so, it would affect many cases, even where there is no disbarrment issue. I look forward to hearing Immigration Daily readers' opinions on this case in future letters to the Editor.

Miguel Gadda

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