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Immigration Daily November 18, 2009
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Helping New Americans

The Boston Globe reports "The Patrick administration will release a state-commissioned report that urges in-state college tuition, driver's licenses and more English classes for the state's illegal immigrants." For the full story, see here.

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Today Is Deadline For Immigrant Options for Entrepreneurs (minus EB-5)

Tuesday, November 17, is the deadline to sign up for the Wednesday, November 18th phone session of “Investor Options For Beginners” with the following distinguished speakers Carolyn S. Lee (discussion leader), Dan Berger, Sarah Buffett, Steve Clark, Nicolai Hinrichsen, Daniel Joyce and David M. Morris. The curriculum is as follows:

  • EB-1-3 multinational managers - Basic requirements, issues and recent trends
  • EB-1-1 - Basic requirements, comparison, evidentiary practice tips for entrepreneurs, and recent trends
  • PERM Problems - Undue influence, comparison of RIR and PERM standards, when PERMs may work, and recent trends
  • B-1 - uses and issues, intent, and timing
Tuesday, November 17th is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.


Do Prospects Want Your Testimonials - Or You?
Ed Poll writes "I consistently disagree with one piece of marketing "wisdom" that is offered time and again to law firms: the value of using clients’ names for testimonials."

American Roots In The Immigrant Experience: Immigrants And Children Of Immigrants Comprise Nearly One Quarter Of The US Population
Walter Ewing for the Immigration Policy Center writes "Nearly one out of every four people in the United States in 2008 was either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant."

Immigrants Of The Week: Nasim Pedrad, and Eugenia Brin
Greg Siskind celebrates the achievement of immigrants, including Iranian-born Nasim Pedrad, Saturday Night Live's first Asian performer.

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USCIS Releases QA Update On Tuberculosis Screening
USCIS released questions and answers providing information about the assessment by the civil surgeon to determine whether an applicant has been infected with TB.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys to apply for the associate counsel position at the Litigation Coordination Division (LCD). Primarily responsible for assisting in provision of litigation support in immigration cases involving USCIS operational components. Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number COU-CIS-2009-0009: at Applicants must provide cover letter, references, resume, and writing sample (max. 5pps) to: Evan Franke, Chief, LCD at: Must be received by close of business Friday, Dec 4, 2009. GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available. Appointments made under the provisions of this announcement are Excepted from the Competitive Civil Service.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeks mature and responsible paralegal with 4+ years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O), IV (including EB-1,EB-2, EB-3, EB-5) and PERM. Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5 experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. Please email resume, references, writing sample + cover letter with salary expectations to No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP seeks to hire experienced immigration removal attorney for immediate hire. Candidate must be an excellent researcher, communicater, and writer. Must have graduated from top 10 percent of law school class. Excellent advancement opportunities offered, including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter to: All resumes will be treated in confidence.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning process, has few restrictions and can be processed at any time of year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and Intern programs in a variety of occupational categories including law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design, marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility requirements and a complete list of occupational categories, visit or email Melany Hamner at

Case Management Technology
Offering enterprise-level software and unparalleled US-based support, TrackerCorp is the most flexible and dependable immigration management solution on the market today. Designed by immigration attorneys and paralegals, ImmigrationTracker is often praised for its ease of use, intuitive features, and built-in immigration knowledge. As one of our customers noted, "If we had two years and unlimited funds to design our ideal immigration management system, Tracker would be it." Phil Curtis, Chin & Curtis. Find out for yourself why Tracker is the choice of: 83% of practicing Past Presidents of the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, through June 2007); 86% of the 25 largest immigration law firms (IndUS Business Journal 2006); 75% of the AmLaw 200 (largest US law firms, American Lawyer Media, 2006); 3x as many globally ranked immigration attorneys as compared with other software vendors (Chambers Global and the International Who's Who of Business Immigration Lawyers, 2007). Schedule your private demo: Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email sales@trackercorp.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


100 Pray For Immigration Reform
It's a human rights issue, more than a political issue. Families are split apart every day.

US Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants By 2010
By early next year the country's immigration system will be overhauled, guarantees Napolitano, who is the president's point person on the matter.

U.S. Attorney Pick Criticized For Agriprocessors Prosecutions
President Obama's pick for a U.S. attorney slot is facing some last-minute criticism over her prosecution of several hundred illegal immigrant workers arrested in a 2008 raid of kosher meatpacking plant Agriprocessors.

Open Borders Groups Filming Sheriff's Operations May Be Arrested
The focus, according to Sheriff Arpaio, will be on finding and apprehending smugglers and co-conspirators as they travel through Maricopa County on their way to New York, Florida, New Jersey, California and other states.


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Immigration Event
Nov 18, 8pm EST - Reform Immigration For America invites you to join us at our virtual town hall with Rep. Luis Gutierrez to discuss the principles of progressive immigration reform, and you can be a part of it.


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Dear Editor:
Here is a quiz for the day. What did US Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? Back during the Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of all illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work. Harry Truman deported over two million illegal's after WWII to create jobs for veterans. In 1954, Dwight Eisenhower deported 1.3 million Mexican Nationals so WWII and Korean veterans would have a better chance at jobs. More recently, what do Presidents Obama, Clinton and both Bush's have in common? They have not believed that their job description is/was to look after the interests of citizens, but have placed other interests above ours. They believe they were elected to be President of the Chamber of Commerce and even the World. In the face of an extreme economic downturn with unemployment at high levels, the push is still on for more foreign workers, more benefits, education and failed amnesties for illegals with token, limited enforcement. If they could deport the illegal's then they can do so now in the required numbers with a serious effort. Meanwhile, don't forget to pay your taxes (if you have a job) - 20+ million illegal's are depending on you.

Jim Roberts

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