Dec 25, 2005, 11:56 PM
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There are some things happening in the federal government that aren't particularly publically discussed. It appears that there is a ramping up of employing specific skills to address the immigration situation. These are very good jobs, very good.
Imigration Judges, Dept of Labor & Homeland
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The Dept of Homeland Security is actively hiring mid-level attorneys for postings in all establish location control points along the border and for 15 new points inland. They have an open list of 140 positions to fill within the next two years..
The US Dept of Agriculture is recruting from the state depts of agriculture for investigators, primarily those with food stamp fraud backgrounds to come to positions throughout the US as investigators of agricultural companies to review legitimacy of workers. These people are accountants with street smarts.Since most ag departments have seen there state fod stampprograms go to te use of timed debit cards instead of negotiable paper "money" They are looking to apply their skills in the direction of auditing companies employee records and tracking down mis-information.
My husband as an administrative law judge has been recruited for the following position to have begun in May or September. Although he opted out at this time, they left the door open since the program is expanding at the end of this hiring phase of 3-4 years into 15 additional cities not presently being staffed - to more inland centers than there are at present. Here is the recently posted description:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: EOIR-05-0130
ABOUT THE OFFICE: The Executive Office for Immigration Review, United States
Department of Justice, is seeking applications for Immigration Judge positions
which are currently available and may become available in the future.
TITLE, SERIES, GRADE: Immigration Judge IJ Level I-IV
SALARY RANGE: $109,720 - $149,200
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Immigration Judge Level IV
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: EOIR-05-0130
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Sources (Federal and Non-Federal).
OPENING DATE: September 9, 2005.
CLOSING DATE: September 9, 2007.
IMMIGRATION COURT LOCATIONS:
Immigration Courts are located in the following areas: Arlington, Virginia;
Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Bloomington, Minnesota; Boston,
Massachusetts; Bradenton, Florida; Buffalo, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas,
Texas; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; El Centro/East Mesa, California;
Elizabeth, New Jersey; Eloy, Arizona; El Paso, Texas; Florence, Arizona;
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Harlingen, Texas; Hartford, Connecticut; Honolulu, Hawaii;
Houston, Texas; Imperial, California; Lancaster, California; Las Vegas, Nevada;
Los Angeles, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Miami, Florida; New Orleans,
Louisiana; New York, New York; Napanoch, New York; Fishkill, New York; Newark,
New Jersey; Oakdale, Louisiana; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San
Diego, California; San Francisco, California; San Pedro, California; Seattle,
Washington; Tucson, Arizona; and Falls Church, Virginia.
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 8 (At the present time)
The Immigration Judge presides in formal, quasi-judicial hearings. Proceedings
before Immigration Judges include but are not limited to deportation, exclusion,
removal, rescission, and bond. The Immigration Judge makes decisions, which are
final unless formally appealed, in connection with these proceedings, exercises
certain discretionary powers as provided by law, and is required to exercise
independent judgment in reaching final decisions. Immigration Judges may be
required to conduct hearings in penal institutions and other remote locations.
Immigration Judges may be required to travel frequently, usually by air,
including on weekends.
Applications must contain a prioritized list of geographical preferences taken
from the list of immigration court locations. No more than five locations may be
selected. Any material changes in an applicant’s experience or qualifications
(i.e., promotion, new employment) may be forwarded in writing directly to OCIJ,
Attn: Marcia Cato, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 2500, Falls Church, VA 22041, until
further notice and may be considered at the discretion of OCIJ. Telephonic or
facsimile inquiries or updates will not be accepted. All applications received
will be retained until further notice.
It seems fairly apparent that movement is being made toward a program of identifying both non-compliant businesses and individuals immigrants. Ramping up like this can't be considered as going against any congressional action or civil will because it can be eploained as departmental personnel expansion as a reaction to the need for better oversight in more places.
Just food for thought. Here in Cleveland we don't see the Mexican laborer - they aren't doing lawn services, nor are they in factories, not on any building sites, restaurants maybe, but I have only heard of one. So it must be well hidden. I think there will eventually be an amnesty program, a visiting worker program which originates in Mexico - and unfortunately a wall.
The Mexican election will be a major factor. JMHO
(This post was edited by NEOhio1 on Dec 25, 2005, 11:59 PM)