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Immigration Daily September 11, 2008
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Death Detained

The Star Bulletin reports "A woman from American Samoa is suing the U.S. government for the death of her 2-week-old son at Honolulu Airport earlier this year." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Family-Based Immigration: Nuts And Bolts

Our new book, Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts; Editor: Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) features:

++ Chapters: Immediate Relatives And The Preference System, Overview Of The Application Process For Permanent Residence, Adjustment Of Status, Consular Processing, Immigrating Through Marriage, Grounds Of Inadmissibility, Waivers Of Inadmissibility, Affidavit Of Support, Self-Petitions For Abused Spouses And Children, & Ethics

++ 35 Appendices include: Sample Request For Criminal History, Documenting I-130 Petitions, Sample Motion To Reinstate I-130, Consular Processing Instruction Package, Consular Processing Appointment Package, Suggested Evidence Of Bona Fide Marriage, I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(h) (Criminal Convictions), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(i) (Fraud Or Misrepresentation), I-601 Waiver Packet Based On INA 212(a)(9) (B)(v) (Unlawful Presence), & I-212, Request For Permission To Reapply For Admission After Deportation

++ CD-ROM includes: relevant regulatory sections from 8 CFR, 22 CFR, etc., many forms from USCIS, DOS, SSA & IRS, significant statutory provisions, key BIA & Federal cases, selected USCIS memos, public health service documents, etc.

For more info on Family-Based Immigration: Nuts & Bolts, and to order, http://www.ilw.com/books/familybasedimmigration.shtm. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

Further AAO Support For The Right Of A Corporation To Petition For Its Owner For An H-1B Visa
Cora-Ann V. Pestaina writes "Although an owner of a sponsoring employer may be barred from obtaining a labor certification, nonprecedent decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) have upheld the ability of a corporation to petition for its owner for an H-1B if the owner is qualified for the visa."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of September 2, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Ted Koppel of England, Louise Berliawsky Nevelson of Ukraine, and Satendar Singh of Fiji
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

DHS Issues Update On Pending FBI Name Checks
DHS issued an update on pending FBI name checks and stated that USCIS now anticipates naturalization application processing will average 10-12 months nationally by the end of September 2008.

ICE Releases SEVP-Approved School List
ICE released a list of Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approved schools as of September 9, 2008.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to: candidate@wkgj.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Visa & Immigration Manager to manage and administer the visa and immigration work for firm's expatriate and international business travelers. Manage firm's external immigration providers, ensure all expatriates and business travelers are in compliance with host countries' immigration laws, manage firm's International Travel Compliance (ITC) policy. Oversee and monitor ITC hotline call volume and provide appropriate consultation or resolution as needed. Stay current on emerging legislation and assess its impact on firm business. Responsible for monitoring volume and review costs of outsourced arrangements. Oversee work and supervise a team of 5. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years immigration experience, global immigration preferred. Experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, excellent customer service, conflict management, organizational and supervisory skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and timing, flexibility, good judgment and analytical skills. For a detailed job description and to apply online, enter SEC00016 see here or email resume + cover letter to donna.shaw@ey.com.

Position Sought
Southeast Michigan - Experienced and goal-oriented immigration paralegal seeks part-time or full-time employment. Possess 4+ years experience in law firm environment. Responsibilities included, but not limited to preparation and filing of most non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN and B-1. Preparation and filing of family-based cases (asylum, I-589, I-601, PERM, I-140, and AOS cases). Maintained accurate and updated Outlook calendar for attorneys/paralegals, handled correspondences and confidential information, managed bank accounts, payroll and created invoices/statements using QuickBooks. Reference materials and applications used: AILA Monthly, Kurzban's and immigration law websites. Possess strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks accurately and simultaneously. Fluent in Romanian language. Resume and reference available upon request. Email: laileni@yahoo.com.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company, employing 80+ engineers and 11 sales and support staff. INSZoom is the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email info@inszoom.com.


Headlines

The Often-Overlooked Truth About Immigration
Let's hope that whoever takes office will work to convince Americans that immigration is a job creator, not a job killer.

Higher Form Fees Limit Citizenship Seekers
In the first six months of this year, an average of 46,866 immigrants applied for citizenship each month a 59% decrease from last year, when an average of 114,469 people applied monthly during the same period.

Congress to Resume Consideration of Five Immigration Bills
With just over three weeks remaining in the 110th session of Congress, sources on the Hill note that Democratic leadership in both chambers will attempt passage of five immigration-related bills.

High-Tech Devices To Cost U.S. $400 Million More To Finish Border Fence Project
Another $400 million is needed by the federal government to complete the 670-mile border fence project. Only 50 percent of the project has been completed


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - Washington, DC
Taking the Fight to Washington. Building a grassroots business constituency for immigration reform. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2008, Marriott Atlanta Airport. http://www.immigrationworksusa.org/?p=120. Register: events@ImmigrationWorksUSA.org (please include your name, organization or company name and phone number).


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
How can I get the email of Mrs Chritina, who wrote about the INS law 212(d)(3)(a)?

Armaan Ravy

Editor's note: I believe that you are looking for Christina La Brie, you can use our search engine to find the Author of any Article on our website by searching phrases such as 212(d)(3)(a). http://www.ilw.com/search/advanced.asp.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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