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Immigration Daily July 19, 2010
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Focus: Citizenship For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series Citizenship For Experts with Elaine Witty (discussion leader, Lindsay A. Curcio, David Grunblatt, Charla Haas, Terrence L. Olsen, and others. The dates are 7/22, 8/12, and 9/2, the curriculum is as follows:

  • N-300 - what is it and does my client need it?
  • N-336-how to file one? And, what to do when you and your client appear in front of the officer?
  • Applicant claimed in writing and orally to be a USC now, what do I do?
  • How to figure out if your client is a USC through derivation or acquisition
    • Born abroad to a USC father
    • Born out of wedlock to a USC father
    • Legitimization
  • USC via adoption
  • CCA
  • Arrests/Convictions
    • For misdemeanor offenses
    • For a felony offense
    • Probation/community service
  • Good Moral Character
    • What is it ?
    • Does my client have it?
    • What does my client have to do to get it?
  • Failure to pay taxes
    • Claiming to be a nonresident for tax purposes
    • Using someone elses name and/or SSN for tax purposes
  • Voting issues
  • Mental Illness/incompetency
  • Party affiliations
  • Giving money to organizations that are on the State Department List of Terrorist Organizations
  • Giving money to organizations that are later added to the State Department List of Terrorist Organization
  • Denaturalization
  • Extensive travel outside the US
  • Policy issues about the new citizenship test
  • Processing times
  • N-648
    • Determining if your client needs one
    • Working with the medical professional on the I-864
    • N-648 denials
    • Other ADA issues
  • Homebound appointments/fingerprinting
  • Military naturalization cases:
    • what are the requirements?
    • Form N-426
    • How to get thee cases expedited?
    • Posthumous USC (N-644)
Tuesday, July 20 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration paralegal. Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years experience as an immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases. Prior experience should include the demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload, while effectively and accurately preparing a wide range of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with a strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM, I-140, Adjustment of Status, and complex RFE responses is essential. Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills, and the ability to conduct legal research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff. Prior experience in immigration law, a four-year college degree, and solid references are required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Principals only. No phone calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pasadena and San Francisco, CA - Reeves & Associates, PLC seeks immigration paralegals with 1+ years experience for its Pasadena and San Francisco offices. Proficiency in Tagalog or Spanish is a plus. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 30 years, has 60+ employees in 4 offices and is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k), medical, dental and vision plan, long term disability policy, 3 weeks vacation in the 1st year plus a yearly bonus all in a friendly environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, established immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal for its midtown New York City office to work on corporate accounts. Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree and 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and government agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to

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