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Immigration Daily March 12, 2010
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Alternative Spring Break

Law.com reports "Later this month, the University of Miami School of Law's Health & Elder Law Clinic is hosting law student groups from around the country for an alternative spring break." For the full story, see here.

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Focus

Removal For Experts

Tuesday, March 23 is the deadline for the Thursday, March 25 phone session of "Removal For Experts" with Lory Rosenberg and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on March 25: Categorical Analysis and Charging Concerns: Old Law and New Twists

  • Matter of Silva-Trevino and recent decisions
  • Nijhawan v. Holder - aggravated felony convictions
  • Gonzalez v. Duenas Alvarez
  • Evidentiary issues, police reports, burden of proof
SECOND Phone Session on April 7: Relief from Removal: A Potpourri of Issues
  • Admission, adjustment and 212(h) waivers -circuit survey
  • CSPA issues
  • Matter of Almanza-Arenas - burden of proof and corroboration
  • Matter of Compean - right to effective counsel
  • Kucana v. Holder - motions to reopen and reconsider
THIRD Phone Session on May 5: Custody, Voluntary Departure, and Judicial Review: From the Begnning to the End
  • Mandatory detention "when released" issues
  • Voluntary departure, knowing waivers, motions to reopen
  • Reinstatement and judicial review
  • Final order review under the Real ID
  • Stays and motions
  • Habeas challenges
Tuesday, March 23 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/201004.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201004.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.


Articles

Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken writes "It appears that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has conveniently forgotten that they have no jurisdiction to detain individuals who are United States citizens, and that they maintain the burden to first prove that an individual is not a United States citizen, and not the other way around."

Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli asks "Will "Waiting for Barack" ever be staged? Interested theatregoers desperately want to attend the premiere."

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News

White House Releases Statement On Immigration Reform
The White House released a statement by the President on his recent meeting with immigration reform.

EOIR Fact Sheet On IJ Hiring Initiative
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released a fact sheet on its immigration judge hiring intiative stating that the Attorney General makes his final selections, this initiative will bring the number of immigration judges up to the 280 authorized positions.


Classifieds

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.

I-9 And E-Verify Compliance Technology
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Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. 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. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


Tweets

H-1B Book includes H-1B Step By Step, Advanced H-1B Issues and essential memoranda. Get your copy at http://ow.ly/1fIY9

RT @mkolken: Rep. Gutierrez first to pledge to vote against #HCR bill over treatment of #immigrants: http://ow.ly/1ih9c rt @MicEvHill

RT @breakthrough: RT americasvoice: RT @markos: Lack of progress on #immigration reform rankling Latinos http://bit.ly/a99BHk

Graham: #CIR will collapse if reconciliation used for #HCR http://ow.ly/1ihad Obama meeting with advocates was "tense". Stop deportations!

TRAC: Immigration courts backlog at record high http://ow.ly/1ifVK

RollCall correction shows #Obama full of hot air, he stabs #immigrants in back http://ow.ly/1iexk #Obama will not even stop deportations!

TheHill: #Obama not committed to passing #immigration reform in 2010 http://ow.ly/1iekA Can v conclude that Obama n Dems r liars?

HBO Mar 24 doc shows behind the scenes Sen Kennedy's 2007 attempt #immigration reform http://ow.ly/1icD4

Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Racist base of GOP becoming politically impotent http://ow.ly/1ibqc Msg4McCain: Deport Lamar Smith from GOP!

Electoral-vote.com: Best outcome for Obama on #immigration is a successful Republican filibuster killing the bill http://ow.ly/1iaQw

Newsweek: Obama reneged on promises during McCain-Kennedy thats why Graham doesnt trust him http://ow.ly/1iaHM HT electoral-vote.com

Obama reaffirms commitment to #immigration or is it just hot air? http://ow.ly/1i6kx

RT @willcoley: RT @MicEvHill: Meeting with Obama and #immigration advocates described by one participant as tough but productive. #ri4a

The Nurse Book: Guide 4 lawyers abt preparing #immigration case, understanding nurse crisis n retaining nurses. Get it at http://ow.ly/1fIxu

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Immigration Book
Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865 By S. Scott Rohrer, The University of North Carolina Press, 328 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 080783372X, $39.95, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/080783372X/.


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