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Immigration Daily March 23, 2010
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Supremes Citizenship

Law.com reports "Now, the Supreme Court is entering a curious corner of U.S. immigration law that applies only to children born outside the U.S. to one parent who is an American and one who is not." For the full story, see here.

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Focus

THE I-140 BOOK

THE I-140 BOOK features contributions from Brian S. Weiss, Kristen Quan Hammill, Prakash Khatri, Faye M. Kolly, Sherry Neal, Howard L. Kushner, and Dorothee B. Mitchell, the book's Editor and Principal Author is noted practitioner Herbert A. Weiss. The Table of Contents is as follows:

PART I. I-140 INTRODUCTION
Chapter One: Author's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill

PART II. I-140 BY HERBERT A. WEISS
Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Skilled Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)

PART III. SPECIAL I-140 TOPICS
Chapter One: Step by Step For Schedule A Applications by Sherry Neal
Chapter Two: Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts by Howard L. Kushner
Chapter Three: Derivative Beneficiaries of Employment Based Immigrant Petitions and the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) by Dorothee Mitchell and Faye M. Kolly
Chapter Four: The Future of The I-140 (Employment-Based Immigration) Process by Prakash Khatri

For more info on THE I-140 BOOK and to order, see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Articles

Immigration Reform During A Recession
Harry DeMell writes "With lobbying efforts for immigration "reform" taking a high note we should be asking whether these efforts are realistic and designed to achieve results or simply to make us feel good."

Immigrants Of The Week: Charles Mullighan, Mauro Fiore
Greg Siskind writes "One of their stars is Australian-born Charles Mullighan who has gained attention for discovering what is described as "the missing piece" in the puzzle of genetic mutations that contribute to the onset of childhood leukemia."

Powerful Partnerships: For Administrators, Bankers Are Critical Cash Management Allies
Ed Poll writes "Once billable work is turned into collected cash, it generally falls to the law firm administrator to manage the cash flow process and to keep the firm functioning as a business organization."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

USCIS Releases Memorandum Of Agreement With DOJ
We carry the memorandum of agreement between USCIS and the Civil Rights Division, of the Department of Justice.

USCIS Releases EVerify QAs
USCIS released a fact sheet including background information and related frequently asked questions.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0004 at USAJobs.com. Submit resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of the Adjudications Law Division: ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in competitive civil service. Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 2, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and gov't agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and gov't agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

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.

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.

I-9 And E-Verify Compliance Technology
What do top employment firms, leading I-9 experts, and 3,000+ US worksites all have in common about their I-9 and E-Verify compliance strategy? LawLogix's state-of-the-art integrated I-9 and E-Verify system that provides organizations with a platform to create, store, and easily manage secure electronic and error checked I-9's and E-Verify results. LawLogix boasts a 9-year track record, successful migration of over half a million paper I-9s, unmatched data security, and cutting edge features to assist organizations with state and federal compliance (e.g., FAR Executive Order 13465). We offer a systematic approach to the reduction of compliance risks including the automated digitizing and transcription of old I-9s, real-time error checking of new electronic I-9s, and data integration with current HRIS systems. Tangible results: time-saved, fewer paid fines, significant reductions in compliance and reputation risks. Visit: www.lawlogix.com, email i9sales@lawlogix.com or call today 602-357-4240 ext. 7150 to sign-up under our money back guarantee or to request your private demo.


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comingsNgoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. To announce your event, see here

Immigration Event - Washington, DC
The Institute for the Study of International Migration is pleased to invite you to The Role of Migrant Care Workers in an Ageing America, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2010, Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 437, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W. Washington, DC, 20001, http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/research/labourmarket/migrantcareworkers/, RSVP to http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Program=ISIM, for more info, contact Alexander R Gee, arg29@georgetown.edu.


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