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Immigration Daily December 22, 2004
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Remembering December 17: Repeal of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
Alicia J. Campi of the Immigration Policy Center writes "The Chinese American experience, with its trials and triumphs, comes to mind every December 17, the anniversary of the 1943 repeal by Congress of the Chinese Exclusion Act of May 6, 1882."

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DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: January 2004
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the January 2004 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin (thanks to Dan Kowalski of Bender's Immigration Bulletin for helping to make OIL bulletins available online).

DOS Briefing Responds To Cancelled Visa Query
During a Department of State press briefing, DOS Spokesman Boucher responded to a query on the cancellation of a visa of a member of the Syrian parliament.

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The Law Office of Nina Fantl in Austin, Texas seeks a highly motivated, hard-working paralegal with interest in stable, long term employment at a small firm. Must have 1+ years of experience in business immigration, including the preparation of all types of nonimmigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, E-1/2, O-1, TN), and immigrant visa petitions. Highly desirable: Spanish fluency and knowledge of IT. Excellent writing, communication, case management and technology skills. Send your resume + cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, financial requirements and career goals in strict confidence to Nina Fantl at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, based in Columbus, Ohio, seeks a paralegal with 2+ years experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant categories, including labor certs. Opportunity to play a key role in supporting a mature and expanding practice. Bachelor's degree and ABA certificate preferred. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, organizational and computer skills. Good benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume by mail to: Donna Prehm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, PO Box 1008, Columbus, Ohio 43216, by fax: 614-719-4913, or by email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Gonzalez and Harris, an A-V rated firm in Pasadena, California, is seeking a highly motivated, hard-working attorney with interest in stable, long term employment on partnership track. Must have four years+ of experience in business immigration, including the preparation of all types of nonimmigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, E-1/2, O-1, TN), and immigrant visa petitions. Highly desirable: experience working with Japanese clients, consular work, health-related occupations, and strong EB1 background. Excellent writing, communication, case management and technology skills; experience motivating, managing and training immigration paralegals. Send your resume + cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, financial requirements and career goals in strict confidence to Josie Gonzalez at

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New Offices
The Law Offices of Jayshree J.Patel is pleased to announce that its new offices will be located at 22 Meridian Road, Suite #13 Edison, NJ 08820, effective January 1, 2005. Phone: (732) 494-1888. Fax: (732) 494-7771. The office is currently located at 1430 Oak Tree Road, Iselin, NJ 08830.

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim

Advisory Board:   Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman