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Proliferation of E-Verify
Tuesday, March 9 is the deadline for the Thursday, March 11 phone session of "Employer Compliance For Experts" with speakers Patrick Shen, Ronald "Alan" Atkinson, Don Crocetti, Cynthia Lange, Priscilla H. Muhlenkamp, Michael Patrick, Shannon Slattery, Jennifer Sultan and Allen Vanscoy. The curriculum is as follows:
In today's heightened enforcement environment, the federal government and an increasing number of state governments are requiring employers to participate in E-Verify, an electronic employment eligibility program. Beginning September 8, 2009, many federal contractors and their subcontractors are required to begin using E-Verify. In addition, the government is utilizing sophisticated data-mining techniques to monitor employer usage and to scrutinize employers' compliance with the complex terms of participation. Program highlights include:
Tuesday, March 9 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201002.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201002.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.
- Obama Administration's emphasis on E-Verify and impact on federal contractors
- Trends among state legislation requiring use of E-Verify and complications for employers with multi-state presence
- Liabilities that may result from enforcement of new monitoring and compliance regulations
Visa Security: Getting Back To The Basics
Fred Burton and Scott Stewart write "Adding another layer of DHS involvement in overseeing visa issuance and investigating visa fraud at diplomatic posts abroad is simply not going to assist in the flow of information in visa cases, whether criminal or terrorist in nature."
Susan Krehbiel of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service writes "Like you, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is deeply concerned about the situation in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake."
Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "While PERM processing itself is complex and full of dangers, beneficiaries must be aware of the fact that an approved PERM case is only the first step for processing an I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition."
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DOL Final Rule On Attestation Applications By Facilities Employing H-1C Nurses
Department of Labor published a final rule on attestation applications by facilities employing H-1C workers as registered nurses.
DOS Publishes Information Sheet On Immigrant Numerical Control System
Department of State published an information sheet explaining the operation of the immigrant number allotment and control system.
DOS Publishes Annual Report On Immigrant Visa Applicants
Department of State published annual report on immigrant visa applicants in the family-sponsored and employment-based preferences registered at the National Visa Center as of November 1, 2009.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in personnel law, labor law, torts law, privacy and disclosure law and other administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the Headquarters Office in support of USCIS's mission. Five+ years relevant legal experience required. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0002 at USAJobs.com. Submit resume, cover letter + legal brief samples (max. 10 pps.) to: Lakisha Richardson: at Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in competitive civil service. Must be received by close of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in personnel law, labor law, torts law, privacy and disclosure law and other administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the Headquarters Office in support of USCIS's mission. Five+ years relevant legal experience required. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0003 at USAJobs.com. Submit resume, cover letter + legal brief samples (max. 10 pps.) to: Lakisha Richardson: at Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Must be received by close of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for its Training and Knowledge Management Division (TKMD). Attorney will serve as advisor to the Division Chief of TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. Attorney will provide legal advice, develop, and conduct training on a variety of immigration related issues. Position has a particular focus on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant classifications, and will be located at California Service Center. Travel is connected with position. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0001 at USAJobs.com. Applications submitted through USAJOBS will not be considered. Submit resume, cover letter + two writing samples (max. 10 pps.) to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, TKMD: at Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels. No relocation reimbursement available.
Forensic Psychology Services
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Paterson Rewards Redemption With a Pardon http://ow.ly/1fCMJ #immigration
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Douglas Rivlin: Bad week for #GOP on #immigration http://ow.ly/1fygY
Politico: #Republican Congressman not sure if #Obama is citizen or Christian http://ow.ly/1eOTm No arguments possible, deport the GOPer!
Texas apartment complex refuses to rent to muslims, asians, mid-easterners http://ow.ly/1eNKL HT Dan Kowalski
#Birthers continue to spout nonsense http://ow.ly/1eMJK How about amending the #constitution to exile them?
#Wal-Mart boycott in the works bcos of lack of support for #immigration reform http://ow.ly/1eME9
LATimes: #Schumer says "we just need the second Republican" http://ow.ly/1eMyJ Stop the hot air, lets see the bill text.
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