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SISKIND'S IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONAL May-June 2000 Published by the Immigration Law Offices of Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine, Attorneys at Law; telephone: 800-748-3819, facsimile: 630-604- 9306, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, WWW home page: http://www.visalaw.com. Editors: Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine SSHD serves immigration clients throughout the world from its offices in the US, Canada and the People's Republic of China. If you have had this newsletter passed on to you by a friend or colleague and wish to be added to the e-mail list, just go to http://www.visalaw.com/sip-intro.html. ________________________________________________________________ Thanks as always to the folks that provided me with material for this issue especially to Seattle immigration attorney Dan Kowalski. 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SEMINARS AND PROGRAM AILA Annual Conference June 14-18, 2000 Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Tower, Chicago, Illinois Conference information: http://www.aila.org/conferences/ac2000.html Registration form: http://www.aila.org/conferences/ac2000reg.pdf 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 (advanced-level sessions). 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 Seminars LLC 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 703-289-9525 Fax 703-645-0498 ******************* 2. JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS ATTORNEY 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. ********* SUPERVISING ATTORNEY 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. Responsibilities: 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. Qualifications: 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: Kathy Howe Lutheran Family and Community Services 308 West 46th Street, 3rd floor New York, NY 10036 Fax: (212) 265-2238 Looking for someone ASAP. ********* SUPERVISING ATTORNEY ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION 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 indigent immigrants. 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. QUALIFICATIONS 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 vacation policy. TO APPLY Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 7, 2000 to: Patricia McManaman Na Loio 810 North Vineyard Blvd. Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 Tele: (808) 847-8828 FAX: (808) 842-0055 E-mail: email@example.com ********* STAFF ATTORNEY 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 language preferred. 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) ********* ATTORNEY 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. ********* EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE FLORENCE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS PROJECT, FLORENCE, AZ 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 Immigration Court. 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 following responsibilities: *day-to-day management and supervision of five attorneys and two support staff; * program and resource development including grant writing, management and reporting; * 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ********* EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: * 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 relations activities * Oversee development activities, participate in grant writing, reporting, and individual donor campaigns * Oversee program planning and development, including strategic plan implementation * Other responsibilities as required QUALIFICATIONS: * 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. ********* EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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, 2000 Major duties: Provide a clear sense of mission, vision and inspiration both internally and to the public. Facilitate strategic planning and provide sound and effective organizational management. Work closely with the board to ensure the financial and legal integrity of the organization. Create and implement fundraising and development plans for an annual budget of up to $400,000 including grant writing, individual gifts, and special events. 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 campaigns. Build and maintain key relationships with progressive allies locally and nationally. Coordinate overall communications strategy including editing of semiannual newsletter. Requirements: 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 conflict. 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. Desired qualifications: Three years of experience in immigration-related policy analysis and advocacy. 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 group. 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. ********* PROGRAM MANAGER American Immigration Law Foundation Program Manager 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 Program. 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 www.ailf.org. ********* SENIOR LITIGATOR 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 statutes. 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. Requirements: 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 cases) 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: "Litigation Search"-AILA 1400 Eye Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington D.C. 20005 Fax 202-371-9449 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. Duties: 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. Qualifications: 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. Requirements: 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 Program. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a list of at least three references, including one from a direct supervisor, to: Kathleen Trayte Associate Director International Students and Scholars Office Drexel University 3210 Chestnut Street #210 Creese Center Philadelphia, PA 19104 email@example.com fax: 215-895-6617 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 responsibilities. 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). Qualifications: 1) A minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for this position. 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 culture. 7) Maintain NAFSA Membership and full adherence to the NAFSA Code of Ethics 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 (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Additional Information: 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 and scholars. 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 not reapply. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter (specifying the position) and resume with names and phone numbers of three professional references to: Central Michigan University Human Resources/Staff 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 visitors. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 414-229-5724 Fax 414-229-3750 ********* 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 Responsibilities: - 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 non-immigrant status. Qualifications: 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) Georgetown University 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 application. 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 Operations Division Human Resources Department Job HR/011992/CJO 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: email@example.com 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 http://www.lbl.gov/CJO/ ********* PARALEGAL 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 or representation. 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 essential. 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. *************************************** 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS/MISCELLANEOUS 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, etc. 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. Best regards, Tom Hutchins Attorney at Law 6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 400-B Alexandria, VA 22312 Tel: (703) 916-7689 Fax: (703) 916-7690 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ********* World Organization Against Torture USA MEMORANDUM 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 purpose. 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 Tel: 202-783-8046 Fax: 202-783-8048 email: email@example.com website: www.woatusa.org ********* Message from Bryan Pu-Folkes Dear Friends, 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 June; • 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 in total. Without plaintiffs there's no way of challenging this unlawful practice. 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. Thank you, Bryan *************************************** 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 (2000). ********* 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 http://www.law.georgetown.edu/journals/gilj/ ARTICLES Is There a Plenary Power Doctrine? A Tentative Apology and Prediction for our Strange but Unexceptional Constitutional Immigration Law, Gabriel J. Chin 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. Cusick Beyond The Supreme Court: A Modest Plea to Improve Our Asylum System, Andrew Schoenholtz NOTE Political Offender or Serious Criminal? Challenging the Interpretation of "Serious Nonpolitical Crimes" in INS v. Aguirre-Aguirre, Nadia Yakoob BOOKS Immigrants in Children's Literature (Rethinking Childhood, vol. 13) by Ruth McKoy Lowery Peter Lang Publishing Hardcover, ISBN 0820444839, $47.95 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0820444839/centerforimmigra/00 2-11991 64-3779033 ********* 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: http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/ordtab.pl 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: http://www.ieeeusa.org/grassroots/immreform/h1breport.pdf For more information, contact B. Lindsay Lowell or Susan Martin at (202) 687-2258, or go to: http://www.georgetown.edu/sfs/programs/isim/ ******** 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: http://www.epfnet.org/documents/sf20000412.html ******** Foreign Temporary Workers in America: Policies that Benefit the U.S. Economy edited by B. Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University Quorum Books ISBN 1-56720-227-6 Hardcover, 296 pp., $49.95 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1567202276/centerforimmigra/00 2-11991 64-3779033 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.
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