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Immigration Daily March 16, 2010
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Extraordinary Alien Or Not?

The Columbus Dispatch reports "[A former Soviet Olympian] received a final denial in January of her petition to become a permanent resident under immigration law's "alien of extraordinary ability" preference." For the full story, see here.

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


Focus

The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs

ILW.COM is pleased to offer the latest, completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This collection includes the essential reference resource The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR and fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR. While supplies last, the best quality immigration law reference books are now available at the cheapest price on the market - $189 for all three books (shipping and handling included!).


Articles

Mexico: A Crucial Crossroads
Francisco Alba writes "A decade into the 21st century, Mexico finds itself at a crucial crossroads with its northern neighbor the US, where about 10 percent of its citizens live."

Immigrants Of The Week: Avichal Garga, Christoph Waltz, and Paul N.J. Ottosson
Greg Siskind writes "Congratulations to Swedish-born Paul N.J. Ottosson who won two Academy Awards this evening for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing for The Hurt Locker."

New Americans In The Last Frontier
Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "Latino and Asian entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Alaska’s economy."

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News

DOL To Certify U Visa Applications
The Department of Labor announced that it will begin exercising its authority to certify applications for U Nonimmigrant Status Visas.

Neufeld Issues P2 Entertainer Guidance
USCIS Associate Director, Service Center Operations released a memo providing guidance for processing and adjudicating Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, filed on behalf of P-2 nonimmigrants.

USCIS Releases Humanitarian Parole Fact Sheet
USCIS released a fact sheet on humanitarian parole, including related questions and answers.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Atlanta, GA, So. Calif. & San Francisco - Seeking immigration paralegals to manage large business immigration accounts. Must know full business immigration product range (H, L, O, TN, E, PERM, I-140, AOS, etc.) and must be tech-savvy and detail oriented with strong project management skills and ability and eagerness to operate in team environment. Successful law firm with large firm resources and great local office culture. Competitive compensation and benefits. In California, contact Angelo Paparelli apaparelli@seyfarth.com; in Atlanta, contact James King jking@seyfarth.com.

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.

Translation Services
Certified translations by Legal Language Services in 157 languages have helped immigration attorneys throughout the United States for more than 25 years. Legal Language translates birth and marriage certificates, academic degrees, health records, employment information and other documents needed for immigration proceedings. Legal Language meets all USCIS translation requirements. Legal Language also offers consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as certified transcription, in support of immigration proceedings. Rush service, including same day service, is available for a slight additional fee. For a free consultation or for more info: call 1-800-788-0450 or email immigration@legallanguage.com or visit us at http://www.legallanguage.com/lp/immigrationtranslation/. In addition, Legal Language seeks experienced immigration attorneys to contribute to our blog and respond to questions from visitors to our site. Email us to discuss further.

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.


Tweets

Pelosi: "Our kids cannot wait another moment for us to act." So why hasn't Congress passed the #dreamact?! http://ow.ly/1n1zq

California Republican Party divided over illegal #immigration http://ow.ly/1n1pH

Area #census workers out for the count of minorities, immigrants http://ow.ly/1n1li #immigration

Top Republican Armey urges #immigration reform, saying GOP is all wrong on immigrants: "Handle w/ compassion & civility" http://ow.ly/1n12e

Whole ACT-INA, 20/22/28 CFR and Citations: the most respected reference #immigration materials by PJ Patel available at http://ow.ly/1liiN

#Immigration Offer Draws Few Haitians: Only 34,427 of the estimated 100-200K undocumented Haitians have applied for TPS http://ow.ly/1mWXv

Yes, we can! RT @RI4A: RT if you're joining the March For America in DC this Sunday! http://bit.ly/9RLdVR #ri4a #immigration

Meat Plant #Immigration Sweep Leads to Arrests: a thousand companies nationwide randomly selected for immigration audits http://ow.ly/1mV2t

Gutierrez threatens "no" vote on Obama health bill: "Am I going to vote 4 the proposal as it is currently formulated? NO" http://ow.ly/1mUQT

Number of undocumented immigrants getting in-state tuition for Texas colleges rises http://ow.ly/1mU4g #immigration #dreamact

RT @JuanSaaa: Sen. Durbin's shot at majority leader post hinges on success of his get-tough strategy with Republicans http://bit.ly/c8qVnA

Former top DHS official set to go on trial for encouraging her housekeeper to remain in the US illegally http://ow.ly/1lkxr #immigration

Graham: #Obama has "pretty much ignored" #immigration http://ow.ly/1lgbw Why cooperate on #HCR with lying Prez?

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Immigration Book
Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics By Kathleen Coll, Stanford University Press, 248 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 0804758212, $65.00, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804758212/.


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