SISKIND'S IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONAL
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1. SEMINARS AND PROGRAM
AILA Annual Conference
June 14-18, 2000
Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Core Curriculum, a comprehensive program running the first two days of
the conference, is geared toward newer practitioners as well as more
experienced practitioners who need to revisit the ABCs of immigration law.
This program covers immigration law fundamentals and provides ample
opportunity for questions and answers with immigration law experts.
Substantive Practice sessions will be held throughout the four days and
will provide something for everyone at any given time. Some sessions in
this track focus on recent developments critical to specific practice areas;
others analyze complex issues requiring special expertise. Within the
Substantive Practice track we have designated certain panels as “strategic
lawyering” topics. Generally, the strategic lawyering topics focus on
innovative approaches and strategies for complex cases. These topics are
designed as very practical “how tos”, and panelists are encouraged to
share practical information that would be helpful to those who may not
have regularly or efficiently handled particular types of matters before. All
of the substantive practice sessions range from single-diamond panels
(basic issue-spotting & tips on preparation) to triple-diamond panels
Specialty Topic Seminars, a new series of panels, are hybrids of practice
roundtables with audience participation and traditional presentations. In
addition, some sessions in this new track specifically focus on strategies
and “hands on” practice tips. These sessions will be available on a first
come, first served basis due to space limitations.
Litigation Skills Training, a one day program within the program will give
attendees an opportunity to hone their litigation skills. This special track is
being added to the program this year on Saturday, in response to AILA’s
mission to add litigation to its arsenal by providing practitioners with the
tools they need to get their desired results.
Practice Roundtables are a perfect opportunity to brainstorm with your
colleagues and exchange ideas and strategies. These have been
scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on Friday morning,
and they generally will not interfere with other programming.
Government Agency Open Forums have been expanded this year to give
you even more opportunities to interact with government officials. AILA’s
national liaison leaders will chair these programs.
Business Immigration Law Workshop, presented by Federal Publications
July 25-27, 2000
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The Westin Hilton Head Resort
This is a special workshop designed as an overview and update. It opens
with a review of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant
Responsibility Act of 1996 focusing on employer interests and concerns
and analyzing developments since its passage. The workshop includes a
comprehensive, detailed explanation of existing Form I-9 requirements and
coverage of the newly proposed draft I-9 form, proposed acceptable
documents for employment verification and other changes. Employer
compliance and enforcement issues are the primary focus of the workshop.
For more information contact:
Ms J.K. Van Wycks, Federal Publications Seminars LLC
2818 Fallfax Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042
2. JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY to represent clients before the INS, the
Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration
Appeals; other governmental agencies in New York City. Research,
prepare, and submit political asylum and other immigration-related
applications, motions, and appeals. Requires Juris Doctor degree and
admission to a state bar of the United States. Prior experience before INS,
EOIR, BIA, and broad knowledge of immigration law preferred.
Send resume, cover letter and salary reqs to Director of HR, HIAS, Inc.
email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 212-613-1340.
The Refugee and Immigration Program of Lutheran Family and Community
Services, Inc. seeks a supervising attorney for its community-focused
immigration services program serving the New York City metropolitan area.
Provide representation to asylum seekers and other immigrants in front of
the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Executive Office of
Immigration Review. Types of cases include but are not limited to political
asylum, adjustment of status, family-based visa petitions, temporary
protected status and naturalization.
Manage LFCS' community-based satellite immigration offices in other
boroughs of New York City.
Supervise a staff of paralegals, interns, and volunteers, including
outreach to possible pro bono attorneys and volunteer law students.
Manage case load, including maintenance of clients' files, tickler systems,
and fee collection.
Participate in program development and grant making strategies.
Liaise with local churches to provide up to date information on issues
affecting immigrant congregations.
Advocate for our client communities on the local and national level.
J.D. Required. Admittance to state bar in U.S., preferably NY. At least three
years experience practicing immigration law, preferably in a non-profit,
direct services setting. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong management and leadership skills. Commitment to the rights of
immigrants. Willingness to work within a faith-based institution. Patience
and good humor definitely required. Fundraising experience is a plus.
Basic computer literacy necessary. Fluency in more then one language,
particularly Spanish or Haitian Creole, is advantageous.
Salary is between $32,500 and $40,000, depending on experience.
Please mail or fax resume, cover letter, and the names of two references to:
Lutheran Family and Community Services
308 West 46th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10036
Fax: (212) 265-2238
Looking for someone ASAP.
Na Loio - Immigrant Rights and Public Interest Legal Center is a non-
profit community based organization which provides a full range of legal
representation for battered immigrants and indigent immigrants in removal,
asylum, naturalization, adjustment of status proceedings and VAWA
matters. Founded in 1983, Na Loio provides statewide legal services from
its offices in Honolulu, Hawaii. With a small staff of four, Na Loio is the
only organization in Hawaii providing free immigration legal services for
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION
The Supervising Attorney will work directly with clients in immigration
proceedings on a daily basis. S/he will conduct client interviews, prepare
applications for relief, file memoranda of law, and appear in proceedings on
behalf of clients. S/he will also supervise other staff attorney(s).Other
responsibilities include public presentations as necessary and public
interest advocacy on a case by case basis.
Na Loio is seeking an attorney dedicated to helping immigrants and
advocating in the public interest, with a minimum of two years experience
in immigration law, computer skills, and proficiency in either Mandarin,
Korean, Ilocano, or other Asian or Pacific Island language. If not licensed
to practice in Hawaii, the applicant must demonstrate a willingness to take
the Hawaii bar examination.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Na Loio offers a competitive salary dependent upon experience.
Benefits include full medical, dental and vision insurance, and a generous
Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 7, 2000 to:
810 North Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Tele: (808) 847-8828
FAX: (808) 842-0055
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROGRAM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
The American Friends Service Committee's Immigrant Rights Program
seeks a full-time attorney for its education and representation project for
political asylum seekers at the INS Elizabeth Detention Center.
Experience in immigration law, bar admission and fluency in a second
Excellent benefits package.
Please mail or fax resumes by June 16 to: Anne Wright, Assistant to the
Regional Director, American Friends Service Committee, 15 Rutherford
Place, New York, NY 10003. (212) 529-4603 (fax)
The American Bar Association is seeking an energetic, dynamic lawyer,
with a minimum of five years experience and knowledge of immigration law
and practice to direct pro bono development and bar activation project.
Background in development and supervision of pro bono programs and
fundraising strongly preferred. Excellent writing and speaking skills
required. Experience in developing and designing programs to assist
immigrants a plus. Commitment to increasing delivery of legal services to
indigent immigrants required. Please send resume to American Bar
Association 740 15th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 or fax resume to
(202) 662-1032, Attn: HR, Attorney/Immigration Pro Bono. Equal
Opportunity Employer M/F D/V.
THE FLORENCE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS PROJECT,
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (Florence Project) is
seeking a talented, dynamic leader to be our Executive Director.
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: Founded in 1989, the Florence Project
is a nationally recognized non-profit legal service provider for 2,000 people
detained at any time by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in
rural detention centers in Florence and Eloy for immigration removal
proceedings. Last year, we served over 6,000 clients from over 50
countries with a permanent staff of eight and more than 48 pro bono
attorneys and 60 law school volunteers. We are now undertaking a state-
wide detained children's initiative to provide legal services to hundreds of
children detained annually by INS for removal proceedings. Rooted in our
direct daily work, the Florence Project plays a national advocacy, resource
and training role with other non-profit service providers, INS and the
With our partners Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Catholic
Legal Immigration Network, the Florence Project co-sponsors the Detention
Watch Network, a national coalition of over 100 organizations working with
immigration detainees. Immigration detainees are the fastest growing
sector of the U.S. incarcerated population, slated to increase to over
300,000 people held at over 900 sites next year.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director is charged with the
*day-to-day management and supervision of five attorneys and two support
* program and resource development including grant writing, management
* local and national outreach, education and advocacy efforts to ameliorate
the treatment of detainees;
*volunteer and employee recruitment.
The Director reports bimonthly to a thirteen-member Board of Directors.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the Executive Director position should
have a demonstrated background in developing and supervising a public
interest legal service program; fundraising and resource development; and
excellent writing, public speaking, media and advocacy skills. A J.D. and
admission to a state bar is required. Proficiency in Spanish is required. A
background in immigration law and/or children's advocacy is preferred. A
two-year commitment to the Florence Project is required.
SALARY/BENEFITS/QUALITY OF LIFE: The starting salary is $40,000
depending on qualifications in addition to health, dental and vision benefits
and three weeks vacation time. With a population of 3,000, Florence,
Arizona is a quaint desert town with a low cost-of-living located 1 hr. from
Phoenix and 1 1/2 hrs. from Tucson.
TO APPLY: Please send via mail, fax or email your cover letter; resume;
three references and writing sample to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
300 S. Main St. P.O. Box 654
Florence, AZ 85232
Tel. 520/868 0191
Fax. 520/868 0192
For further inquiries, please contact Christopher Nugent, tel. 520 868 0191
x1 x4 or at the above email. Inquiries about the position are encouraged
and confidential. The position is available immediately and will remain
open until filled.
POSITION Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is a private,
non-profit organization providing community education, advocacy, and
immigration legal services to persons of low income. Founded in 1983,
NWIRP maintains offices in Seattle and Granger, Washington and assists
more than 12,000 people each year.
* Provide leadership and vision to the organization and its staff
* Provide financial management, including budget development and
oversight of $1 million + budget
* Provide leadership and oversight on personnel issues for staff of 25+
* Coordinate and implement public policy, media and community
* Oversee development activities, participate in grant writing, reporting,
and individual donor campaigns
* Oversee program planning and development, including strategic plan
* Other responsibilities as required
* Significant experience managing a non-profit organization, including
overseeing issues of finance, development, personnel and public relations
* Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and vision in human rights
or community service organization
* Excellent communication skills
* Strong commitment to the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers
* Experience in or knowledge of immigration issues (desirable)
SALARY: DOE plus benefits
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to: Hiring Committee, NWIRP, 909
Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. Position open till filled.
NWIRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization: WAIRJ is an alliance of organizations and individuals
working collaboratively to advance the civil and human rights of
immigrants and refugees in Washington State. We pursue this mission by
building power for immigrant and refugee communities with the goal of
creating a lasting movement for immigrant and refugee justice.
WAIRJ is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization established in late 1997. It
has since become the leading source of grassroots organizing and
advocacy on immigration-related issues in Washington State, and among
the most visible and effective multiracial organizations working for social
justice in the Pacific Northwest. WAIRJ works primarily in two major issue
areas-immigration law enforcement and welfare-and has gained wide
recognition for grassroots mobilizing against anti-immigrant welfare
policies, documentation of and organizing against INS raids, and effective
policy and media advocacy to support immigrant rights.
Position: WAIRJ seeks a full-time permanent Executive Director with an
exceptional commitment to social justice and strong administration and
fundraising experience to lead the organization. The Executive Director will
work with the board, staff, membership, and allies to maintain and
strengthen the organization's mission, vision, and work.
Salary range: $35,000 - 41,000 DOE plus benefits. Closing date: May 15,
Provide a clear sense of mission, vision and inspiration both internally and
to the public.
Facilitate strategic planning and provide sound and effective organizational
Work closely with the board to ensure the financial and legal integrity of
Create and implement fundraising and development plans for an annual
budget of up to $400,000 including grant writing, individual gifts, and
Create and lead implementation of organizational development strategies.
Hire, orient, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline all staff members.
Develop and guide major policy, media, and grassroots organizing
Build and maintain key relationships with progressive allies locally and
Coordinate overall communications strategy including editing of
Experience in and demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights, racial
justice, grassroots organizing, and leadership development. Minimum one
year of nonprofit development with a proven ability to raise $200,000 or
more annually from foundations, individual donors, and/or special events.
Minimum one year of supervisory experience with a demonstrated ability to
build a sense of teamwork, to handle personnel issues, and to resolve
One year or more of nonprofit financial management experience in an
organization with a budget of at least $200,000.
Experience working in multiracial, multilingual and multiethnic settings
with immigrants, refugees and people of low income.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Three years of experience in immigration-related policy analysis and
Three years of experience in social justice work, especially in multiracial
organizing and coalition building.
Bilingual and bicultural in major immigrant or refugee language / ethnic
Demonstrated effectiveness in media and message development.
Ability to manage crises and to work effectively under pressure.
Experience working in rural communities.
Solid understanding of nonprofit organizational development.
Familiarity with international human rights issues.
College degree or equivalent work experience.
To apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to:
WAIRJ Executive Director Search / 606 Maynard Ave. S., #252 / Seattle, WA
98104. EOE - Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
American Immigration Law Foundation
The Foundation seeks a Program Manager. The manager will serve as
Alternate Responsible Office for the Foundation's J-1 Program, working
with the Public Education Director to develop the application and
marketing materials and design clerical systems for the program. After the
program is launched in mid-June and initial applications are evaluated,
workload will likely shift to writing assignments and fundraising event
management activities connected with the Foundation's Public Education
Manager will also prepare & update marketing brochures/application
materials and develop & maintain record keeping systems, statistical
summaries, and reports related to the AILF J Program. Additional duties as
assigned, related to both the exchange visitor program and the
Foundation's public education activities.
Specific skills needed include a solid knowledge and understanding of
State Department exchange visitor program regulations and policies;
excellent oral and written communication skills; BA and at least one year
experience in administering a J-1 program (U.S. citizenship is required to
serve as ARO). Salary range low 30s, plus outstanding benefits package.
Please send cover letter and resume to Theresa Waters, American
Immigration Law Foundation, 1400 I Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington,
D.C. (fax 202-371-9449). No phone calls, please. Applications received by
May 19 will receive priority consideration; anticipated start date mid June.
For more information about the Foundation, please visit our website at
American Immigration Law Foundation
Experienced litigator sought to lead immigration litigation efforts of
national specialty bar association located in Washington D.C. Docket will
include national class actions, APA rulemaking and regulatory challenges,
mandamus actions, and constitutional challenges to jurisdiction-stripping
Position will involve supervision of at least two staff, collaborative working
relationship with staff attorney of Legal Action Center, accountability to
active volunteer board committees, limited fundraising as part of team.
Familiarity with substantive immigration law preferred
(will consider strong credentials without this background)
Minimum five years federal court civil litigation experience
(experience with complex litigation, not simply individual appellate
Ability to leverage resources and engage pro-bono law firm assistance
Cooperative, team approach
Excellent analytical, research, writing and verbal skills
Strong organizational skills and self-motivation
Desired start date: As soon as possible, no later than September, 2000.
Position open until filled: Rolling interviews will begin with receipt of
application. If you will be in Chicago, Illinois, June 14-18 at the AILA Annual
Conference and would be interested in an interview there, please so
indicate in your cover letter.
Competitive non-profit salary; excellent benefits. AILF is an equal
opportunity employer, and values and promotes diversity. Applications
invited regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age
or disability. Please submit resume, cover letter and references. Please
include docket list of most recent 5 cases litigated; include name of case,
one paragraph description, names and contact information for opposing
counsel in each case. No calls please. Send materials to:
1400 Eye Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington D.C. 20005
Or email to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISOR
Foreign Student Advisor, Drexel University
The Foreign Student Advisor is part of a dynamic team of 6 in a fast-paced
office serving nearly 1,500 students from 113 countries.
Advise approximately 23 international student organizations, plan activities
(such as quarterly cultural nights), oversee the implementation of annual
international festival, and carry out four orientation programs per year.
Serve as Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer.
Advise students on immigration regulations, authorize Curricular Practical
Training and recommend economic hardship employment and Optional
Practical Training when appropriate. Grant program extensions. Advise on
reinstatements, changes of status, and other related procedures. Authorize
Academic Training when appropriate.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-3 of years direct
experience. A master’s degree in student personnel administration,
intercultural management, or another directly related field, and fluency in at
least one language in addition to English is preferred. A strong team
orientation, attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication
skills, and knowledge of cross-cultural communication and adjustment
issues are essential. A demonstrable knowledge of INS and Department of
State regulations affecting F and J visas is required. Knowledge and
experience with activity planning also strongly preferred.
The position requires significant evening and weekend responsibilities.
The ability to utilize computer technology in marketing programs and
activities, to work days of up to 12 hours in length at peak times are
required. The successful candidate must qualify as an Alternate
Responsible Officer for the Department of State’s Exchange Visitor
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of at least three references,
including one from a direct supervisor, to:
International Students and Scholars Office
3210 Chestnut Street
#210 Creese Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
No phone calls, please.
FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISOR
Institution: The Art Institute of Los Angeles
Position: International Admissions Representative and Student Advisor
Application Deadline: June 15, 2000
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Starting Date: July 1, 2000
Responsibilities: The International Admissions Representative and
Student Advisor is a full-time position that has two distinct functional
This position is dedicated on a half-time basis to the function of
acquainting nonimmigrant students with The Art Institute of Los Angeles.
Through the delivery of presentations to local high schools, English as a
Second Language programs, and other arts education organizations
(within the greater Los Angeles area), the incumbent will generate interest
among prospective nonimmigrant students in enrolling at The Art Institute
of Los Angeles. Approximately 50% of the incumbent's time will be spent
making contact via formal presentations with prospective students, their
parents, teachers, and guidance counselors.
The remaining 50% of the incumbent's time will be dedicated to identifying
the needs of on-campus international students and developing specialized
services to meet those needs. Primary responsibilities within this area
include maintenance of all school and students Immigration and
Naturalization Service compliance issues. Other responsibilities include
preparation of all pre-departure information for accepted students prior to
the first quarter enrollment, design and implementation of an orientation
program for newly matriculated international students, preparation of
international student support materials including handbooks and
newsletters; coordination of international student extra-curricular
activities. Preparation of pre-departure re-entry program for students
leaving the United States following completion of studies.
The incumbent will be a member of a team of staff members within the
Office of Admissions expressly dedicated to enrolling international
students and maintaining all services related to the enrollment process.
Presently, The Art Institute of Los Angeles has a small number of
international students (approximately 25 nonimmigrant students).
1) A minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for this
2) Excellent communication (especially public speaking) and interpersonal
skills. Ability to work with people from a variety of social, economic, and
cultural backgrounds. Sensitive to the needs of international students.
3) Computer literacy in Windows 95 or above environment and ability to
interface with computer and computer generated visual projections as part
of formal presentations.
4) Minimum 2 years work experience in a post-secondary education
institution, preferably in admission or student services.
5) Minimum 2 years experience working within the realm of Immigration
and Naturalization Service F-1 nonimmigrant regulations affecting foreign
students and the ability to communicate stated regulations effectively to
students and staff.
6) Demonstrated experience living outside the U.S., appreciation for, and
understanding of, the challenges faced by individuals adapting to a new
7) Maintain NAFSA Membership and full adherence to the NAFSA Code of
To Apply: Director of Human Resources
The Art Institute of Los Angeles
Santa Monica Business Park - Building S
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
PLEASE NOTE: The Art Institute of Los Angeles will conduct on site
interviews at the NAFSA Annual Conference in San Diego, May 29-June
2nd. To be considered for an interview in San Diego, please forward
resumes to by E-Mail ONLY to:
Rose Marie Q. McKain
Assistant Vice President
And Director, International Operations
The Art Institutes
The Art Institute of Los Angeles prepares students for careers in
design-related and business-related fields. Graduates are trained for entry-
level positions in their chosen fields through curricula, which emphasizes
actual job skills needed in the field. Associate level degrees are awarded in
Graphic Design, Computer Animation, Multimedia and Web Design, Video
Production, Web Site Administration, and Culinary Arts. Beginning in July
of 2000, The Art Institute of Los Angeles will begin to offer Bachelor's level
degree programs in several of these disciplines.
Established as an additional location of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in
March 1997, The Art Institute of Los Angeles is a subsidiary of The Art
Institutes. The Art Institutes is currently comprised of 20 post secondary
institutions located across the United States. These schools include The
Art Institute of Los Angeles - Orange County, The Art Institute of Atlanta,
Massachusetts Communications College, The Art Institute of Charlotte, The
Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg,
The Art Institute of Dallas, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, The Art
Institute of Houston, The Art Institutes International Minnesota, The Art
Institute of Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, The Art Institute of
Phoenix, The Art Institute of Portland, The Art Institute of Seattle, The Art
Institutes International at San Francisco, The Art Institute of Washington,
The Art Institute of Colorado and The New York Restaurant School.
The Art Institutes and its parent company, Education Management
Corporation, has its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT/SCHOLAR ADVISOR
INSTITUTION: Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Central
Michigan University is a four-year public, coeducational, comprehensive
institution founded in 1892. The university offers more than 200
undergraduate and graduate programs at the bachelor's, master's,
specialist's, and doctoral levels. Central Michigan University enrolls
approximately 17,800 students on the Mt. Pleasant campus; more than 435
international students are enrolled from over 71 countries. Mt. Pleasant, a
friendly community of approximately 27,000 permanent residents, is
located conveniently near the center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as a primary immigration specialist and advisor
for international students, faculty, staff and researchers; handle matters
related to H, J, F, and other visa categories for university community;
recommend and assist in drafting CMU policy on immigrant and non-
immigrant issues; authorize all labor applications filed with the Department
of Labor and immigrant petitions filed with the Immigration and
Naturalization Service on behalf of CMU; assist in programming as
necessary/needed; act as central source for general information pertaining
to the international students/scholars; oversee the maintenance of
database and files necessary to comply with regulations of INS, DOL and
USIA; and administer the Exchange Visitor Program.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree;
three to four years experience in international student/scholar advising in
an academic setting; high level of interpersonal, communication, and
organizations skills, ability to work independently; sensitivity to and
understanding of the needs and concerns of a diverse international
population. Desired qualifications include a master's degree; and a high
level of knowledge and experience with the Immigration and Naturalization
Service, the Department of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the
Department of Labor regulations as they pertain to international students
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications
BENEFITS: Central Michigan University provides flexible benefits, an
excellent retirement program with tax deferred investment options, tuition
waiver for employee and family, and competitive salaries in an environment
committed to excellence and customer service.
APPLICATION REVIEW: Screening begins immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. NOTE: Those who have previously applied need
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter (specifying the position)
and resume with names and phone numbers of three professional
Central Michigan University
109 Rowe Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Central Michigan University, an AA/EO institution, is strongly and actively
committed to increasing diversity within its community.
INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISOR
(Associate Administrative Specialist)
Office of International Studies & Programs
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Office of International Studies and
Programs (OISP) seeks applications for the position of International
Employment and Health Insurance Advisor. The position is expected to be
filled by July 15, 2000, or sooner if possible.
Responsibilities: The Advisor has primary responsibility for the preparation
of H-1B and permanent residency status for university employees, the
administration of university health insurance requirements for F-1, J-1 non-
immigrants and educational, social, and cultural programs for international
students and scholars. The individual will develop, revise, and update OISP
policies and procedures in international student insurance programs, UWM
H-1 petition filing procedures and UWM procedures for filing permanent
residence for its faculty and staff. The incumbent will plan, develop and
carryout programming duties for international students, scholars and
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in international studies, social
sciences, counseling, or related field required. Extensive knowledge of H-
1B immigration regulations, international student/scholar health insurance
and programming is essential. One to two years experience working in a
campus international office.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with federal, state and university
regulations concerning employment and legal status of non-immigrant
students and scholars. Working knowledge of the laws and procedures
governing the filing of non-immigrant worker petitions in the university
setting. Good judgement and decision-making along program lines that are
governed by a variety of complex rules and regulations. Excellent
interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are expected. Good
problem solving skills and the ability to analyze and synthesize
regulations. Strong computer skills using PC platform, word-processing,
graphics software, and databases are necessary.
Compensation: This is a 12 month, full-time Academic Staff appointment in
Salary Range 2 of the Academic Staff Compensation Plan ($25,781 to
$32,226), with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, current resume, and
the names, addresses (including email, if available), and phone numbers of
three references, postmarked June 9, 2000 to:
Dr. Yenbo Wu, Director
Office of International Studies and Programs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 229-6094 Email: email@example.com
UWM is an AA/EO employer and educator strongly committed to
maintaining a climate supporting equality of opportunity and respect for
difference based on gender, culture, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation,
marital status, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, and
lawful activities. We particularly encourage applications from individuals
who would enhance and diversify our workforce.
Kara Horst, Program Assistant
Office of International Studies and Programs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 340
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0340
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ADVISOR
Institution: Georgetown University
Application Deadline: June 7, 2000 or until a suitable candidate is found
Salary Range: $30,000 - $33,000
Starting Date: July 15, 2000
- Provides immigration advice to F-1 students, J-1 students, J-1 scholars
and their dependents;
- Processes federal documents related to the F and J status, including I-
20s, IAP-66s, Practical Training applications, on-campus employment
verifications, and travel signatures, etc;
- Functions as an information resource for academic advisors, deans, and
faculty on procedural issues related to the immigration status of F and J
students and scholars;
- Monitors federal regulation changes concerning F and J status and
communicates with professional colleagues as needed; - Serves as an
important resource for the Georgetown University community, supporting
the practical needs as well as the emotional well-being of international
students and scholars.
Georgetown University has 2000 international students and scholars in
The position requires a Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred);
preference will be given to applicants who have experience with
international student and scholar populations, and knowledge of F and J
regulations. The position requires mature interpersonal communication
skills for productive interactions with the Georgetown University
international community. Overseas experience, second language, and
computer literacy, are strongly preferred.
Required Application Documents: Cover letter, resume, and the names,
addresses, and phone numbers of three references
Mail or Fax to: Search Committee (IS)
Box 571013, OIP
Washington, DC 20057-1013
FAX (202) 687-5944
A confirmation will be mailed to you within two weeks of receipt of your
Georgetown University is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.
No phone calls or e-mails, please.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS ASSISTANT
LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY
Human Resources Assistant III
Human Resources Department
Salary: $15.75 - $21.09/hr.
DUTIES: Essential: Visa processing: prepare all visa-related documentation
for J-1 and H-1B visas (IAP-66, I-129, LCA, Prevailing Wage requests, etc.);
coordinate visa renewals and changes in status with Lab's divisions;
maintain and update Lab's database for visa tracking and statistical
purposes; prepare travel authority letters; extend oral offers after visa
approvals; handle new foreign national starts for Lab's divisions, including:
J-1, H-1B, F-1, O-1, etc. visas; act as the primary contact for Lab's divisions
on inquiries about visa status.
QUALIFICATIONS: Essential: Working knowledge of Federal and State
regulations as they pertain to J-1 and H-1B visas. Good knowledge of the J-
1 and H-1B visa processes and their attributes. Ability to meet deadlines,
prioritize work and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to create and
maintain high-quality, error-free records, files and tracking systems.
Excellent communication kills and customer service skills. Strong
computer skills: MS Word/Excel, HRIS, Netscape. Marginal: Knowledge of
immigration legislation. Knowledge of PeopleSoft.
POSTING DATE: April 7, 2000.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
Three ways of applying for this position:
1.- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your cover letter and resume or curriculum vita in ASCII text only. No
Attachments please. Attachments and encoded files cannot be read by our
automated applicant processing system.
2.- Fax: (510) 486-5870. Set the machine to fine mode for best results.
3.- U.S. Mail:
Berkeley Lab Staffing Office
One Cyclotron Road, MS 937-0601
Berkeley, CA 94720
For further application instructions, access the Lab's web page at
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Florence Immigrant and Refugee
Rights Project is a non-profit, community-based legal service organization
which counsels and represents indigent immigrants and asylum- seekers
detained in removal proceedings in local Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) custody. 1,500 people, roughly 9% of the national detained
population, is held at any given time at INS detention facilities in rural
Florence and Eloy, Arizona. Without the right to paid counsel in removal
proceedings, an estimated 90% of people detained by INS go
unrepresented due to poverty. Responding to this legal emergency, the
Florence Project provided legal services to 6,000 people from over 50
countries detained by the INS last year. Since its inception in 1989, the
Florence Project has become known nationally for its unique legal service
delivery systems, which ensure detained people's empowered access to
justice while maximizing efficiency for INS and Executive Office for
Immigration Review (Immigration Court). We maintain systems of
orientation and screening, interviewing, referral and representation,
thereby providing all indigent detained people with beneficial legal advice
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The paralegal will work directly with detained
clients in immigration proceedings on a daily basis under the supervision
of a staff attorney. S/he will conduct client intake, assist with applications
for relief from removal, and help prepare individuals for their bond
hearings. S/he will teach detained people how to represent themselves in
their claims for relief when attorney representation or referral is
unavailable. S/he will talk to the families of the detainees by phone and in
person and will explain to them what they can do to help. Furthermore, the
paralegal will be responsible for preparing for the next days court, getting
the status on new clients and organizing files of previously seen clients.
The paralegal will also engage in some outreach and education on
immigrant and refugee issues to immigrant and faith-based communities.
QUALIFICATIONS: The project is seeking a candidate with a dedication to
helping immigrants and refugees in their quest for justice. Prior advocacy
or academic experience in immigration or human rights law would be
helpful. Computer skills are desirable and proficiency in Spanish is
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must be willing to become a Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) Long-term Volunteer in Mission and assume the
responsibilities of this association. No specific denominational affiliation is
required. A two-year commitment is preferred but a one-year commitment
is acceptable. The Florence Project will a stipend, offer free housing to the
paralegal, as well as health, dental and eye care benefits and personal and
professional use of the company car.
This position is an exceptional experience for candidates interested in
pursuing a career in human rights or immigration law. The Florence Project
recognizes the importance of diversity in the workplace and strongly
encourages applications from immigrants and refugees, people of color,
gay men and lesbians, persons with disabilities and members of under-
represented or disadvantaged communities.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and
qualifications for the position, your resume and three references to: Mr.
Christopher Nugent, Executive Director, Florence Immigrant and Refugee
Rights Project, P.O. Box 654, Florence, AZ 85232 tel. (520) 868-0191/fax
(520) 868-0192. For questions or further inquiry, please call Della Burke,
Office Manager at tel. (520) 868-0191.
An update for the many people on [various] list-serves who wrote Board
Chairman Paul Schmidt last fall, to ask that the BIA put all precedent
decisions on the web. It's happening. The BIA library has scanned and
uploaded volumes 17 through 21. They are now being beta-tested, tweaked
and packaged. Within six months these volumes, and hopefully more, will
be made available to the public free of charge, when EOIR finishes its new
web page and updates its virtual law library.
A question on a different subject. What do people think if the BIA library
collected model briefs on various issues and made them available to the
public? Apparently practitioners and individuals in proceedings frequently
contact the library and ask for copies of briefs, model briefs, memos of law,
The BIA library would disclaim responsibility for the contents of the model
briefs, much as AILA/AILF does with its brief bank. It would be up to the
requester to ensure that a brief is on point, and the law current.
Anybody has any thoughts, please e-mail me, and I will pass them on.
Attorney at Law
6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 400-B
Alexandria, VA 22312
Tel: (703) 916-7689
Fax: (703) 916-7690
World Organization Against Torture USA
TO: Refugee and Immigration Advocates and Support Groups
FROM: Morton Sklar, Executive Director
SUBJECT: New Project to Develop Criminal Cases Against Torturers Found
in the United States
In the past, we have worked closely with you and your organizations to
help secure protection for victims and survivors of torture seeking refuge
in the United States under the asylum law, and under similar non-
refoulement (non-return) prohibitions contained in Article 3 of the
Convention Against Torture (CAT).
We are writing to inform you about, and to obtain your assistance in
carrying out, a new project that deals with another aspect of preventing
torture -- developing criminal cases against torturers found here in the
U.S., along the model of the recent (and ongoing) criminal prosecution
cases against Augusto Pinochet, former dictator of Chile, that have been
much in the news in recent months. As in the Pinochet case, these
prosecutions would be based on the universal criminal accountability
provisions of the Convention Against Torture, and the implementing
criminal legislation passed by Congress in 1994 (copy attached),
authorizing prosecutions of torturers under CAT here in the U.S. This new
project, funded by the Open Society Institute, will be jointly carried out by
the World Organization Against Torture USA and the Center for Justice and
Accountability (CJA), the group established with the assistance of Amnesty
International USA three years ago to file civil liability cases against
torturers. We are hoping to identify and develop potential criminal cases
against torturers here in the U.S., and to file formal criminal complaints on
these cases with prosecutors at either or both the federal and state levels,
with the goal of having at least one major prosecution under CAT initiated
before the end of the year.
You will note that under the terms of the implementing criminal legislation
for CAT, U.S. criminal jurisdiction currently is applied only to torture
violations committed in foreign countries, and taking place after the date of
the implementing statute -- April 30, 1994. While at some time in the future
we certainly hope to extend U.S. criminal jurisdiction to acts of torture
committed in this country, and to pre-1994 violations, our initial efforts
have to be directed to violations occurring abroad after the April 30, 1994
implementation date, pursuant to the legislative mandate.
Since you work closely with refugees and asylum seekers from a number
of different countries, you may be in a position to help us identify potential
criminal cases, and (through the torture survivors you work with) to keep
track of the whereabouts of torturers who might be suitable targets for
prosecution. At this early stage of implementing the project, we have a
special interest in cases from such countries as Chechnya, Columbia,
Mexico, Rwanda, Congo, Sierre Lione, Kosovo and East Timor, simply
because incidents of mass torture and executions have been reported
there since 1994. But we certainly are open to other possibilities that you
might be able to help us identify, such as the case of the Peruvian torturer
who was briefly in the U.S. last week to testify before the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States
when a complaint related to his actions came before that body.
Mass murders and disappearances, forced migrations (ethnic cleansing),
and gender-based abuses such as rape, as well as the more traditional
forms of torture carried out to punish or intimidate prisoners, are among
the types of conduct that could become the basis for a criminal
prosecution under CAT here in the U.S. The main requirements that have to
be met to satisfy the definition of "torture" under CAT are that the acts
must involve "severe pain and suffering," and that they be committed by,
or with the knowledge and acquiescence, of government officials. Such
acts are considered torture irrespective of the reason they were committed
-- no linkage to political opinion, race, religion, national origin or
membership in a social group need be demonstrated, as would be the case
to obtain protection under the asylum law.
Please be aware, too, of the sensitive nature of this type of initiative,
particularly the length of time required to develop an effective criminal
case, and the danger that the target of the investigation might well leave
the jurisdiction of the U.S. if they learn that they have been identified for
potential prosecution, as was true in the Peruvian case cited above. For
these reasons, we urge you to keep your efforts on this initiative
confidential, and to give us as early a notification as possible if a potential
target for prosecution is located in the U.S., or is expected to be arriving
here some time in the future. Part of what we would like to do is to develop
a list of potential criminal defendants -- something like a "watch list" – that
can help us do some preparatory work on the most compelling cases so
that we will be ready to act quickly if and when the prospective defendant
arrives in the U.S., even if they are not yet here. So the information you
provide need not be limited to cases where the torturer already is residing
in, or visiting, the U.S., though these obviously would be the best and
easiest situations to deal with. Prime candidates for investigation would
include those who are in the United States to take part in military or police
training programs, so please be especially alert to identifying suspected
torturers who have come, or are planning to come, to the U.S. for this
We are eager to receive information and suggestions from you on the
project, and hope to work closely with you on this new criminal initiative,
just as we have worked together in the past on assisting refugees seeking
protection from return to situations of further torture and persecution. Any
ideas or contact information that you think would help us begin the task of
assembling information on torture violations that might lead to potential
criminal prosecutions would be most appreciated.
We believe this effort to strengthen the concept of universal criminal
accountability for major human rights violations has unique potential to
serve as a deterrent to future abuses, as well as providing a powerful and
effective method for punishing past violations, and we look forward to
working closely with you to help make it a reality through the development
and carrying out of U.S. criminal prosecutions of torturers.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions, ideas or information
that may be relevant to this effort.
World Organization Against Torture USA
1634 I Street, NW Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20006
Message from Bryan Pu-Folkes
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) is bringing
a class-action lawsuit against the New York City Board of Education to
challenge their unlawful practice of requiring English Language Learners
(ELL) to pass the English Language Arts regents to graduate. PRLDEF
needs help finding plaintiffs to bring this needed and worthy challenge.
While we all push for and support higher standards our education system
must provide all students with the opportunities necessary to meet them
and currently immigrant and refugee students do not receive an adequate
level of instruction to meet the new English Language Arts standards. As
many as 6,000-10,000 ELLs are anticipated to be unable to graduate
because of this new requirement. A number of immigrant advocacy
organizations, including the New York Immigration Coalition and several
others, have spoken out against this requirement.
PRLDEF is looking for plaintiffs to bring a class-action lawsuit. The
plaintiffs must meet these five requirements:
• Be a senior (12th grade high school student) set to graduate this
• Be an ELL student;
• Have been in the school system for at least a year;
• have already failed the Regents English test in January or at least
reasonably believe that they will fail; and
• are otherwise doing academically fine and are learning English as
well as can be expected (they are progressing from one ESL level to
the other without a problem but they are still not high enough to
pass the test).
1. Lawyers at PRLDEF will need to sit down with the plaintiffs or talk
with them over the phone to get their "stories" and have them sign
affidavits. They may have to testify in court where they will again tell
their story to the court, although that doesn't always happen. As
class representatives, PRLDEF will not be able to settle any
individual plaintiff 's claims: everyone's interests are considered the
same and PRLDEF will, settle, if that happens at all, the class' claims
Without plaintiffs there's no way of challenging this unlawful
For more information or if you have potential plaintiffs please call me
at 718-482-3618 or call Sandy DelValle (PRLDEF) at 212-219-3360.
4. YOUR IMMIGRATION LIBRARY
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Davis, Wendy B. and Angela D. Atchue. No physical harm, no asylum:
denying a safe haven for refugees. 5 Tex. F. on Civ. Libs. & Civ. Rts. 81- 20
Scholars and practitioners of immigration law may be interested in Agata
Sypzszak, "Where in the World is Dr. Detchakandi: A Story of Fact
Investigation," just published at 6 Clinical Law Review 517 (2000). It relates
Ms. Sypzszak's experience (as a student in an asylum clinic) trying to find
just one key witness to corroborate her client's narrative in an asylum case
before an immigration judge.
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, Winter 2000
Is There a Plenary Power Doctrine? A Tentative Apology and Prediction for
our Strange but Unexceptional Constitutional Immigration Law, Gabriel J.
Race and Immigration Law and Enforcement: A Response to Is There a
Plenary Power Doctrine?, Kevin R. Johnson
Immigration Exceptionalism: Commentary on Is There a Plenary Power
Doctrine?, Stephen H. Legomsky
Terrorism, Selective Deportation and the First Amendment After Reno v.
AADC, Gerald L. Neuman
Damage Control? A Comment on Professor Neuman's Reading of Reno v.
AADC, David Cole
On Counterintuitive Consequences and Choosing the Right Control Group:
A Defense of Reno v. AADC, David A. Martin
Judicial Review in Immigration Cases After AADC: Lessons From Civil
Procedure, Hiroshi Motomura
Predicting the Meaning of INA § 242(b)(9), Nancy Morawetz
Court-Stripping and Class-Wide Relief: A Response to Judicial Review in
Immigration Cases After AADC, Leti Volpp
Refugee Rights Are Not Negotiable, James C. Hathaway and Anne K.
Beyond The Supreme Court: A Modest Plea to Improve Our Asylum
System, Andrew Schoenholtz
Political Offender or Serious Criminal? Challenging the Interpretation of
"Serious Nonpolitical Crimes" in INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre, Nadia Yakoob
Immigrants in Children's Literature (Rethinking Childhood, vol. 13)
by Ruth McKoy Lowery
Peter Lang Publishing
Hardcover, ISBN 0820444839, $47.95
New from the General Accounting Office:
Immigration Benefits: Third Report Required by the Haitian Refugee
Immigration Fairness Act of 1998. GAO/GGD-00-122R, April 14.
This report is "Correspondence" and thus not posted on the Internet. It
may be ordered (free of charge) on line at:
or by calling GAO's Document Distribution Center at (202) 512-6000.
The Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown
University has released "H-1 B Temporary Workers: Estimating the
Population," by B. Lindsay Lowell, ISIM's Director of Research.
The report is the first attempt to estimate the total population of H-1B
workers in the United States, and concludes that more than 420,000
temporary foreign workers currently are employed in the United States
under the H-1B program. The report estimates that the number will grow to
460,000 in 2001 and, if pending legislation passes and the H-1B ceiling is
set at 195,000, the population will grow to 710,000 in 2002. The report
forecasts that the permanent immigration system will absorb only 25,000 H-
1B workers and their families each year, given historical trends, current
caps on employment-based visas, and per-country ceilings on admissions.
The report is on line at:
For more information, contact B. Lindsay Lowell or Susan Martin at (202)
687-2258, or go to:
The Employment Policy Foundation has published a paper claiming that
any cap on the issuance of H-1B visas for skilled temporary workers will
result in the movement of high-tech jobs overseas. It is on line:
Foreign Temporary Workers in America: Policies that Benefit the U.S.
edited by B. Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University
Hardcover, 296 pp., $49.95
PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: Legal admission to the United States is
primarily for the purpose of permanent residence or temporary stay.
Whereas the number of permanent admissions is only now reaching the
levels from the turn of the last century, the total number of temporary
admissions today--about 25 million--is about 200 times greater than a
century ago. The global economy sends tens of thousands of businessmen
and intracompany transferees from Japan and other trading partners to our
shores. It sends foreign students to American's preeminent institutions of
higher learning. And it supplies specially skilled workers to high-tech
employers and unskilled workers to labor in our fields.
The numbers of temporary migrants are unprecedented, yet to date there
has been little systematic analysis of their impact. The research brought
together in this volume suggests that the overall impact of temporary
workers and foreign students is positive. Yet, there are points of friction
such as in some institutions of higher learning where foreign postdoctoral
students and instructors comprise large proportions of those teaching the
sciences and engineering. In high technology research and computer
programming, some foreign workers are found in "job shops" that exploit
the foreign worker and underbid competitors on special contracts. The
authors suggest policy changes that would combat undesirable outcomes
and manage temporary labor in a more productive fashion. In doing so,
Lowell and the contributors to this volume break new ground and provide
readers with the first book-length study and analysis devoted exclusively
to foreign temporary workers in the United States. Their book will be an
important source of data and ideas for human resource executives, upper
management, and policy decision makers thorougout the public sector.
New Book from the Carnegie Endowment:
>From Migrants to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World
Edited by T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Douglas Klusmeyer
The realities of global migration have forced all nations to rethink not only
their policies of admission, but also their allocation of rights, burdens, and
benefits to citizens and other residents. Issues of citizenship are chronic
sources of controversy in long-running debates over access to welfare
benefits, criteria for naturalization, the legitimacy of plural nationality, and
the accommodation of multicultural diversity.
In From Migrants to Citizens, editors T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Douglas
Klusmeyer present an authoritative overview of recent developments in
citizenship law and policy within an international comparative context. The
contributing authors offer in-depth and accessible studies on citizenship
and related issues in Australia, the Baltic States, Canada, the European
Union, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United States.
The volume analyzes trends in each country's citizenship policies;
examines the special challenges to and features of these policies, and
provides a common basis for comparative evaluation. Useful and
informative for the policy maker, scholar, and the general public alike, this
work provides a reliable guide through the maze of changes remaking
citizenship law and policy around the globe.
T. Alexander Aleinikoff is a senior associate with the International
Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace and a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Douglas Klusmeyer is an associate with the International Migration Policy
Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.