A New York Times interview with Karl Rove, the former senior adviser and deputy White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush, said, "As I said in the book, I wish we had led the second term with immigration reform." For the full story, see here.
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Business Immigration Law
"Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals" edited and co-authored by: Rodney A. Malpert and Amanda Petersen and its companion book "Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings" published by Law Journal Press are useful books for immigration professionals. The Table of Contents for these works are as follows:
Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals
Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs
Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals
Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers
Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas
Chapter 7: NAFTA
Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions
Chapter 9: Tax Issues
Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Statuses
The above work features contributions from: Roger Wolf, Tarik Sultan, Rebecca Whitehouse, George Lester, Kevin Fitzgerald, Charles Kuck, Rinku Ray, Robert O'Keefe, Laura Lasdow-Dussourd, Richard Gump, Nancy Morowitz, Leslie Thiele, Ellen Yost, Vicki Martin, and Edward M. Griffith Jr. For more info, including how to order the Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals, see here. For the fax order form, see here.
Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings
Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure
Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing
Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status
Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors
Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers
Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals
Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities
Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
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Recent Developments In Criminal Law - October 2009
Norton Tooby provides a roundup of recent criminal law cases.
The Goal Is Freedom: Be Our Guest (Worker)
Sheldon Richman for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "While they sling endless econometric studies at each other, some of us wonder: What about freedom?"
Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "They failed to show that good judgment in Mr. Wu's case, but now NY Governor David Paterson has stepped in and pardoned Mr. Wu and will put the matter to rest."
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DHS Announces Greece's Designation As VWP Member
DHS Secretary Napolitano announced the designation of Greece as a member of the Visa Waiver Program.
CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 14-15, 2010) The Federal Bar Association and The Mid South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renown AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, the EOIR's Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours (with a possibility of 6 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2010 . For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. To register online, see here.
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.
J-1 Visa Program
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The Consular Posts Book: Learn abt Major Consular Posts, Theory n Practice. For table of contents & to get your copy http://ow.ly/1fInk
700 signatures needed in the next 4 hours, act for #immigration reform now! http://ow.ly/1gErX
Lou Dobbs n Bill O'Reilly stump for #CIR http://ow.ly/1gEmS HT America's Voice
Antis lament exclusion from conservative mainstream http://ow.ly/1gB1i No arguments with antis, just deport these traitors to Antarctica!
Antis start TV ad campaign against #CIR http://ow.ly/1gAGq Deport the traitors responsible for these ads!
Between lines of Politico story: http://ow.ly/1gzD6 #CIR dead, only q is managing fall out. Our suggestion: Stop raids n TPS for all!
RT @RI4A: RT @ImmPolitic: On Politico's Front Page: Graham to #Obama: It is time to step it up on #immigration reform http://bit.ly/9PXDzq
Rollcall: WhiteHouse meeting with #Schumer and #Graham postponed bcos of flight cancellation, will be rescheduled http://ow.ly/1gjax
WaPo story: Obama continues record pace of deportations http://ow.ly/1gi3F Dems exploit immigrants, coddle haters. Deport Tancredo NOW!
Wise leader warns TeaPartiers against racist lunatics http://ow.ly/1gi23 #Tancredo #immigration
WSJ: If CIR comes, Big Brother will come with it http://ow.ly/1ggtw Y not CIR n no BigBro, just CIR + lets deport the antis?
DailyKos on lunatic Congressman unsure of Obama citizenship n religion http://ow.ly/1gg9z Lets amend constitution to deport lunatics!
RT @LaMarichola: RT @newman_chris: Senator Graham suggests piecemeal approach on #immigration! http://bit.ly/boIm3p #DreamAct
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Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
Friday, March 12, 2010, - CCIS, The Gifford Center for Population Studies at UC Davis, the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy at UC Irvine, and UCLA Migration Study Group are pleased to sponsor the University of California International Migration Conference, Deutz Conference Room of the Institute of the Americas, 10111 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037, http://ccis.ucsd.edu/2010/03/university-of-california-international-migration-conference/
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