State And Local Enforcement
A Wall Street Journal article reports that federal immigration laws are increasingly becoming enforced at the state and local level as many counties and states are taking on the duty of verifying individuals' immigration status when they are stopped for traffic infractions and other violations. Requests to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) for training on immigration law enforcement are coming from border states such as Texas and California as well as areas in New England and the Midwest. For the full story, see here.
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Premier Issue Of PQ: The PERM Quarterly
The premier issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly will go to press very soon. The
provisional table of contents is as follows:
For more information on PQ:The PERM Quarterly, or to subscribe, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/PQ.shtm.
- Filing Duplicate Applications By Joel Stewart
- Labor Certification through PERM: An Up-to-date Overview of the PERM Rule By Joel Stewart
- What You Do After The Ads Have Been Run? Resumes, Interviews, and Results By Edward R. Litwin
- Tips for Filing Schedule-A Applications Under PERM By Sherry Neal
- BALCA Summaries By Joel Stewart
- How to File Prevailing Wage Requests and 30 Day Job Orders By Jane Goldblum
- Civil & Criminal Federal Case Update By R. Blake Chisam
- Potpourri By Joel Stewart
- Ethics: What do you do when a qualified U.S. worker applies? By R. Blake Chisam
- Recently Emerging Issues By Joel Stewart
Listen To Lead: Opponents Often Show The Way
Paul Donnelly writes "But there is hope: if immigration advocates were more willing to accept Sensenbrenner’s insistence that legal and illegal reflect our national values, legislation could be written to make real choices."
It Is Time To Tackle Immigration Reform
Stephen W. Yale-Loehr writes "President Bush's recent statements on immigration reform are a courageous first step toward resolving a complex problem. But do they go far enough?"
CRS Report On L Visas
The Congressional Research Service issued a report including the following factoid: almost two-thirds of the 122,981 L visas
were issued to aliens from India in FY2005. Great Britain (including Northern Ireland) and Japan followed with 10.5% and 9.8% respectively of
all L visas issued.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Walt Disney World Company seeks a full-time immigration representative to support a high volume immigration department based in Lake Buena Vista, FL - Orlando area. Extensive interaction with all levels of employees, management and gov't agencies. Position offers tremendous learning opportunity with multiple challenges. Required skills/experience: immigration paralegal certification or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business; demonstrated strong case management experience; computer proficiency within Windows environment; strong written + verbal communication skills; effective presentation skills; strong partnering and problem solving skills; excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information; willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new software applications. Desired skills/experience: minimum 2 yrs+ experience with employment-based non-immigrant visas; proven familiarity with H/J/L/O/P visas; knowledge of Exchange Visitor Program, SEVIS, I-9 requirements; multi-lingual abilities. To apply for this position (Immigration Representative, X102674), visit disneycareers.com and submit your resume. Disney is an EOE.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Columbus, Ohio law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is seeking a paralegal with 2+ yrs. 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, P.O. Box 1008, Columbus, Ohio 43216, by fax at 614-719-4913, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic team in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department in Redmond, Washington. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills are required. Must be customer-service
focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience managing legal staff and proficiency with Microsoft
technology a plus. Microsoft offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and casual workplace environment. Please submit your resume in Word format to Kristen at LCAres@microsoft.com. Please indicate job code N145-152245 in the subject line. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mintz Levin is a large, multi-disciplinary law firm with a regional, national and international practice. Our Immigration Section is seeking an associate to join the Boston office. Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates
should have a background in the following: PERM Applications, H1B, L-1, O1, J1, E and I-9's. Experience dealing with immigration consequences of merger
and acquisition activity is strongly preferred. We look for candidates with stellar academic records and outstanding writing
and interpersonal skills. We offer excellent benefits and we are an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send resumes to:
Catherine L. Murphy, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager at CLMurphy@mintz.com or Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111.
Credential Evaluation And Translation
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Immigration Law Conference
The 29th National Legal Conference on Immigration and
Refugee Policy – "Future Shock: Perspectives on Comprehensive Immigration
Reform" will be held on March 13-14, 2006 in NYC. Presented by the Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law (ILW.COM is the media sponsor for this event). The conference will offer an insider's look at the policy and politics in the growing debate on
comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration professionals, gov't officials, HR professionals, and non-profits should not miss
the chance to hear noted experts speak on topics such as
border control, prospects for a guest worker program, internal worksite
enforcement, and many other business, family, and asylum
issues. Opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international
event. Participants are eligible for up to 9.5 credit hrs. Discounts are available for students, nonprofits and government employees. For more info, see here.
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Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Nicole Lawrence Ezer was designated Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Ezer is immigration counsel at the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC, in Houston, Texas. 1401 McKinney, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77010. Tel: 713-951-3336. Fax: 713-951-3314.
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