New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association #nmcdla,new #mexico #criminal #defense #lawyers #association,professional #justice #attorneys,continuing #legal


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“The assistance of counsel is one of the safeguards of the
Sixth Amendment deemed necessary to insure fundamental
rights of life and liberty”

Justice Hugo Black, United States Supreme Court

NMCDLA is the single most important organization for any legal professional involved in the defense of the accused in the New Mexico Criminal Justice system. By working together, we insure that we’re never left to stand alone against the forces of government. We are a voluntary professional association of public and private criminal defense lawyers, law students. legal assistants and other criminal defense team members who stand together in their commitment to safeguard the constitutional guarantees of fairness in the criminal justice process. With more than 500 members in New Mexico, NMCDLA is affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers based in Washington, D.C. which represents over 13,000 direct members and another 35,000 members in its state and local affiliates.

NMCDLA makes its voice heard in the courts, the legislature and the community for fair and effective criminal justice for all of our citizens. It provides support to its members in the representation of their individual clients, stands by its members who find themselves unfairly under attack for fulfilling their obligations as counsel for the accused, and provides continuing legal education programs to enhance the legal skills of its members. NMCDLA maintains constant communication within the New Mexico defense community through newsletters and an internet listserve network. It provides a range of opportunities for its members to be involved in the work, whether on the board of directors, as officers, as members of numerous working committees, or other service options.

Mission Statement: The New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association provides support, education and training for attorneys who represent persons accused of crime. NMCDLA also advocates fair and effective criminal justice in the courts, the legislature and in the community.


Syrian family set to see new Allentown home sent back #syria,immigrants,president #donald #trump,travel #ban,pa #news,president


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Syrian family set to see new Allentown home sent back

Monday, January 30, 2017

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) —

Six of Sarmad Assali’s loved ones were forced back to Syria within hours of their arrival in Philadelphia after President Donald Trump’s travel ban went into effect this past weekend.

“I am angry. I’m asking myself, why did this happen,” Sarmad Assali said.

On Monday, Sarmad gave Action News a tour of the home she and her husband purchased and renovated in Allentown as a gift to the family members they were expecting on Saturday.

The Assalis have since been working with immigration attorneys and staying in contact with their loved ones who are now back in Damascus.

“They are just waiting to see what’s going to happen. They were very angry about the way they were treated,” Sarmad said.

Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild says the most disturbing part is that the Assalis worked more than 13 years to secure all the paperwork needed, including visas, for them to enter the US.

Ellis says not only were their visas revoked, but they were not allowed to make phone calls during their detainment at PHL.

“They had followed all of the rules. Every I was dotted, every T was crossed and this still happened. To see this was unexpected is an understatement,” Wild said.

Making matters worse is that the Assalis are Orthodox Christians which is a persecuted group in Syria.

Now, Ghassan and Sarmad Assali say all they want for their love ones is the same thing they were afforded when they came to the US – a chance at the American Dream.

“We don’t need any money from the United States. I bought this house for them. I furnished the house. I’m ready to help them start a new life,” Ghassan said.

“I am just hoping that somebody somewhere. I know we’re getting all the help just to bring them here safely to be with us, that’s all my hope is. That’s all we want,” Sarmad said.

The Assalis are especially anxious to get Matthew Asali to the US. The teenager is in high school in Syria and graduates in June. He then would become eligible to be drafted into the Syrian Army which is embroiled in a civil war.


Political Pulse – Orlando Sentinel #immigration #attorney #orlando #fl


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Central Florida Political Pulse

Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott delivers remarks during his visit to the Tiger Bay Club of Orlando luncheon, in Orlando, Friday, February 8, 2013.

Gov. Rick Scott delivers remarks during his visit to the Tiger Bay Club of Orlando luncheon, in Orlando, Friday, February 8, 2013. (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel)

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s price tag for losing legal battles — which has included courtroom fights over drug testing, voting rights and gay marriage — continues to grow under Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott recently agreed to pay $1.1 million to cover the legal bills of physicians and medical organizations in their successful challenge of a law that restricted doctors’ ability to talk to patients about guns.

Florida House of Representatives

State Rep. Mike Miller, R-Orlando

State Rep. Mike Miller, R-Orlando (Florida House of Representatives)

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy pulled off an upset victory over an incumbent congressman in 2016. Now state Rep. Mike Miller looks to do the same to her next year, but he first has to navigate what could be a tough fight for his party’s nomination.

Murphy, D-Winter Park, is among the top Republican targets nationwide.

PHIL COALE / Associated Press

Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-West Palm Beach, gestures during Senate debate on constitutional amendments in 2004.

Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-West Palm Beach, gestures during Senate debate on constitutional amendments in 2004. (PHIL COALE / Associated Press)

WEST PALM BEACH — The wife of a South Florida Democratic state prosecutor says she is getting divorced — in part because she supports President Donald Trump and he doesn’t.

Lynn Aronberg said in a news release Thursday that she is “amicably” divorcing Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

Dominique Greco is the City of Orlando’s very first night manager. Greco is in charge of addressing the needs of nightlife businesses in downtown Orlando.

Dominique Greco is the City of Orlando’s very first night manager. Greco is in charge of addressing the needs of nightlife businesses in downtown Orlando.

City officials and nightclub owners alike call it “the push” — starting around 2 a.m. downtown Orlando’s bars and clubs direct their Friday and Saturday night customers toward the exits, often creating a chaotic scene outside.

Ryan Gillespie / Orlando Sentinel

Maitland elected officials said in a meeting last week that they want the nonprofit library to comply with Sunshine Laws.

Maitland elected officials said in a meeting last week that they want the nonprofit library to comply with Sunshine Laws. (Ryan Gillespie / Orlando Sentinel)

Maitland elected officials have told the city’s non-profit library it needs to comply with the state’s broad open-records law.

Discussion sparked up last week at one of the city’s budget workshops after City Attorney Cliff Shepard issued a memo that concluded the library should be subject to the Sunshine Law.

A pedicab proprietor argues Orlando’s rules governing the pedal-powered people movers are outdated.

A pedicab proprietor argues Orlando’s rules governing the pedal-powered people movers are outdated.

Pedicabs have carved out a niche in downtown Orlando, taking revelers to and from bars, Magic games and soccer matches on weekend nights and game days, when traffic and road closings can make driving difficult.

But Philip Seidenberg, whose company Kween Cab has about 25 of the bicycle-powered taxis in Orlando, says the city’s rules for them are lax compared with other cities’ regulations.


Retail Buyer Visa Options – Skill Shortage Lists, Immigration New Zealand #retail #price #index


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Skill shortage list checker

Requirements to claim points for skilled employment (Category C)

At least three years of relevant recognised work experience and a relevant recognised qualification which is at, or above, level four on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (a qualification at level four must be a National Certificate or a New Zealand Certificate)
OR
At least three years of relevant recognised work experience and your employment, or offer of employment, has an annual base salary of at least NZ$45,000.

Related visa: Skilled Migrant Category

If you have enough points and meet the requirements then you may be eligible to apply for a Resident Visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. This category of visa allows you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely and access most publicly funded services. The first step towards applying for this visa is to submit an Expression of Interest.

Retail Buyer is not on the following lists:

Unfortunately this occupation is not on the Long Term Skill Shortage List.

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Unfortunately this occupation is not on the Immediate Skill Shortage List.

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Unfortunately this occupation is not on the Canterbury Skill Shortage List.

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What if an occupation is not listed?

If your job is not on a shortage list, don t be disheartened. There are other work, resident, student and holiday visas that might be right for you.

Employers with advertised job vacancies in New Zealand that have made genuine but unsuccessful efforts to find a suitable New Zealand citizen or resident for the position can look to recruit migrant workers. In this situation, the employer may apply to Immigration New Zealand for Approval in Principle to recruit workers from overseas. They may also offer employment to a migrant directly and support their application for an Essential Skills work visa. The employer will need to provide supporting information and demonstrate their efforts to recruit New Zealanders first.

If you want to apply for residence in New Zealand, you might be eligible under the Skilled Migrant Category. or a Work to Residence visa if you are offered employment by an Accredited Employer.

If you are aged between 18 and 30 years, and your country has an agreement with the New Zealand government, you may be eligible to apply for a Working Holiday visa.

A Visitor Visa is a great way to experience everything New Zealand has to offer. You are permitted to meet with prospective employers but you are not permitted to work until you have been granted a work visa.

Skill shortage list notes

Note 1: Qualifications listed (unless an exception is stated) are New Zealand awarded qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed or a qualification listed in the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education. An International Qualification Assessment (IQA) from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority will state the comparable NZQF qualification.

Note 2: Where post-qualification work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).

Note 3: Where a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering degree awarded is Washington Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance website .

Where a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering technology degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering technology degree awarded is Sydney Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance website .

Note 4: Qualifications held by applicants claiming points based on this list under the Skilled Migrant Category must be recognised under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Note 5: Where New Zealand registration is specified as a requirement and states a qualification(s) in this area of absolute skill shortage is/are , a person only needs to hold the particular New Zealand registration and to have undertaken any necessary work experience in order to meet the requirements of the List. In these cases, qualifications are listed only for the purposes of people applying for work visas under WF4.1.

Job not quite right?

Related occupations that appear on shortage lists:
Wool Buyer


Retail Buyer Visa Options – Skill Shortage Lists, Immigration New Zealand #tmobile #retail #stores


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Skill shortage list checker

Requirements to claim points for skilled employment (Category C)

At least three years of relevant recognised work experience and a relevant recognised qualification which is at, or above, level four on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (a qualification at level four must be a National Certificate or a New Zealand Certificate)
OR
At least three years of relevant recognised work experience and your employment, or offer of employment, has an annual base salary of at least NZ$45,000.

Related visa: Skilled Migrant Category

If you have enough points and meet the requirements then you may be eligible to apply for a Resident Visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. This category of visa allows you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely and access most publicly funded services. The first step towards applying for this visa is to submit an Expression of Interest.

Retail Buyer is not on the following lists:

Unfortunately this occupation is not on the Long Term Skill Shortage List.

Download full list 274kb

Unfortunately this occupation is not on the Immediate Skill Shortage List.

Download full list 250kb

Unfortunately this occupation is not on the Canterbury Skill Shortage List.

Download full list 233kb

What if an occupation is not listed?

If your job is not on a shortage list, don t be disheartened. There are other work, resident, student and holiday visas that might be right for you.

Employers with advertised job vacancies in New Zealand that have made genuine but unsuccessful efforts to find a suitable New Zealand citizen or resident for the position can look to recruit migrant workers. In this situation, the employer may apply to Immigration New Zealand for Approval in Principle to recruit workers from overseas. They may also offer employment to a migrant directly and support their application for an Essential Skills work visa. The employer will need to provide supporting information and demonstrate their efforts to recruit New Zealanders first.

If you want to apply for residence in New Zealand, you might be eligible under the Skilled Migrant Category. or a Work to Residence visa if you are offered employment by an Accredited Employer.

If you are aged between 18 and 30 years, and your country has an agreement with the New Zealand government, you may be eligible to apply for a Working Holiday visa.

A Visitor Visa is a great way to experience everything New Zealand has to offer. You are permitted to meet with prospective employers but you are not permitted to work until you have been granted a work visa.

Skill shortage list notes

Note 1: Qualifications listed (unless an exception is stated) are New Zealand awarded qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed or a qualification listed in the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education. An International Qualification Assessment (IQA) from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority will state the comparable NZQF qualification.

Note 2: Where post-qualification work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).

Note 3: Where a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering degree awarded is Washington Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance website .

Where a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering technology degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory, and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering technology degree awarded is Sydney Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance website .

Note 4: Qualifications held by applicants claiming points based on this list under the Skilled Migrant Category must be recognised under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Note 5: Where New Zealand registration is specified as a requirement and states a qualification(s) in this area of absolute skill shortage is/are , a person only needs to hold the particular New Zealand registration and to have undertaken any necessary work experience in order to meet the requirements of the List. In these cases, qualifications are listed only for the purposes of people applying for work visas under WF4.1.

Job not quite right?

Related occupations that appear on shortage lists:
Wool Buyer