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Immigration Daily October 8, 2004
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Immigration Daily has launched a Free new announcements section, comingsNgoings. comingsNgoings features professional announcements from immigration attorneys who work in all backgrounds, including: government, academia, non-profits, and others. Please be aware: (1) Announcements should adhere to a 100-word limit (2) Locations are limited to US and Canada (3) Contact information such as phone numbers and mailing addresses are accepted. Send your comingsNgoings announcement to


Asylum Seminar

Wednesday, October 13th is the deadline to register for "Sanctuary! Stratagems To Winning In Asylum Practice" - a three part (90 min each) telephonic seminar on cutting-edge issues in asylum law. The panelists include distinguished experts on asylum: Joseph A. Vail, Mark S. Davidson, Regina Germain, Nancy Kelly, Kirsten Schlenger, Mark Von Sternberg, Lynn Susser and Virgil Wiebe. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:


The Ten Rules Of U.S. Taxation
Paula N. Singer, Esq. explains the general rules of U.S. taxation that apply to compensation income of foreign-born workers, and exceptions that may apply if the conditions for the exception are met.

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EOIR Issues Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced its latest disciplinary actions: three attorneys immediately suspended; four receive final orders.

DHS Issues TPS Extension One Year For Burundi And Sudan
The DHS extended the TPS designation for both Burundi and Sudan for 12 months, until November 2, 2005. For the Federal Register notice on Burundi, see here. For the Federal Register notice on Sudan, see here.

EOIR Press Release On St. Cyr Final Rule
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a statement on the Supreme Court's St. Cyr decision and reminded individuals that eligible individuals under final orders of deportation or removal who are still in the US must apply for this relief before April 26, 2005.

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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.

Case Management Technology
After pioneering US Immigration Software, INSZoom recently launched its Global Immigration Edition. This state-of-the art product now helps International Immigration law firms process Immigration petitions for up to 50 countries through a single software. Law firms helping corporate clients in International employee migration can use this system to file, track & manage the status of clients' cases globally. Besides Forms and Case Management, many advanced and unique concepts like HRMS Integration, Global Partnership Management, International Compliancy, Ad Hoc Reporting, and Integration with Client's Human Resources (HR) Portal are offered as part of this tool to increase efficiency and transparency in your immigration operations. Your Clients can update profile information online in 50+ languages, check case status and generate numerous reports online. INSZoom also offers help in maintaining I-9s, LCA, International Taxation, Export Control and other Immigration Compliance issues. Rest assured that you are working with the most comprehensive, secure, simple and strategic immigration case management software available. Two options are available: (1) direct office/network installation or (2) a web-based solution - this 2nd option requires no additional hardware/software purchases - just sign-up, log-in and go. Contact us for a free guided tour today at 925-244-0600 or

Immigration Website For Sale, a multilingual website (English, Chinese, Spanish) is available for sale. is one of the top five US immigration web sites and receives considerable traffic. Excellent opportunity for an immigration law firm interested in establishing/expanding major internet presence. Sale includes 900+ pages of copyrighted immigration content; may also include ongoing site maintenance. Contact Oliver Oziel at 212-228-8097 or All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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: 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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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
With regard to Ali Alexander's comment about 'truly brilliant and innovative immigrant workers' sponsoring themselves or finding companies to sponsor them for a green card. His comment does not reflect reality. I'm a multinational executive working in the US on H1B since 1998. I've personally been involved in the founding of three companies and have created many millions of dollars in wealth, jobs for US citizens, as well as personally paid millions into the US tax system. The green card process in my state is completely broken and backlogged to 2001. Dept Labor requirements don't make any sense to modern business, and the promised PERM program has not materialized. I would sponsor myself for a green card in a second, but DHS doesn't permit that either, except for researchers and Nobel Prize winners. My attorney's have advised that I may not be able to extend my H1 past 2005, in which case I will be forced to relocate the company outside the US. How does that help the US?

A frustrated immigrant

Dear Editor:
What Mr. Alexander's letter ignores about the permanent residency application procedures is that they are not at all that efficient or fair as a tool to work in the U.S. In the case of employment-based applications, Labor Certification is a cumbersome and unworkable process that could currently take anywhere from four to eight years to achieve permanent residency and at least two years to get a work permit. This is not because of stringent market tests and security checks, but a result of bureaucratic backlogs that have files sitting idle for years. Employers are not extremely interested in speeding up processing because this status quo very much prevents workers from switching employers. On the other hand, non-labor certification based applications, such as "extraordinary" and "exceptional" abilities, are inconsistent and unfair procedures. A player of the "Pan Flute of the Tibet" or a researcher on the "Proteins of the Left Eye of the Yellow Cow" can get it approved by overwhelming a clueless immigration caseworker with cryptic documents. And they are not fast either. Meanwhile, people that make actual economic contributions to the country in more common fields are left out because they are not "exceptional." The H-1B visa is the only open door for "real world" professionals that want to navigate the increasingly muddy waters of the green card application.

Washington, DC

Dear Editor:
Question concerning the non-resident driver license bill. Have you heard anything about this?


Dear Editor:
Here are a few name suggestions: (a) Immigration For Our Global Nation (b) Immigration Daily: News For Our Global Nation (c) Immigration Innovation (d) Immigration: Variation Benefits Our Nation Or maybe some other combination of the above. Best of luck, keep up the great work.



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New Firm Name
Gould Fishbein Reimer & Gottfried, LLP of New York City is now Gould Fishbein Reimer LLP.

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