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Immigration Daily March 29, 2010
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Immigrant Options Specifically for Physicians

Tuesday, March 30 is the deadline for the Thursday, April 1 phone session of "Physicians For Experts" with Jennifer A. Minear, Kristi L. Crawford, Michelle Funk, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly, Greg Siskind and Barry Walker. The curriculum is as follows:

  • PERM
    • Strategies for Drafting the ETA-9089
    • PERM for Medical Residents and Fellows
    • Timing Considerations for H-1B Residents & Fellows
  • Physician National Interest Waivers
    • The Impact of Schneider vs. Chertoff
    • What Time Counts Toward the Five Year Commitment?
    • Supporting Documentation: USCIS vs. The Real World
Tuesday, March 30 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/201003.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201003.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.


Articles

Using Fake Documents To Get A Valid U.S. Passport
Bruce Schneier writes "However, the GAO's investigation proves that even the best technology can't keep a country safe when the bureaucracy behind it fails."

New Americans In The Last Frontier: Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians Are Growing Economic And Political Force In Alaska
Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "Immigrants made up 7.2% (or 48,928 people) of Alaska's population in 2007."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "In actual fact, the mechanism for 2nd preference exceptional ability petition (without a separate PERM application approved by DOL) requires a Schedule A application under the DOL's precertification standards, and these standards resemble the very strict standards for 1st preference extraordinary ability."

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News

CRS Report On How To Find Federal Statutes
The Congressional Research Service released a report on Federal Statutes: What They Are And How To Find Them.


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 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.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Credential.Evaluation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see: http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Translation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com , or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


Tweets

Tweet: RT @weareoneamerica: ICE officials set quotas to deport more illegal immigrants http://ow.ly/1sgH5 #ri4a #immigration #FAIL

Tweet: FBI raid some of Tancredo's top supporters http://ow.ly/1sdST Msg2antis: Welcome immigrants, stop supporting BigBro or YOU go to prison!

Tweet: The Immigrant's Way... a book that outlines the history of #immigration law and immigration paperwork and legal process http://ow.ly/1pXh9

Tweet: TheHill story: Republican primary features #immigration hero versus racist rascal http://ow.ly/1sdmM

Tweet: Politico story/vid: Sen. Graham invites do-nothing President to initiate #immigration reform bill http://ow.ly/1sd6s

Tweet: Op-Ed: Bipartisan reform efforts in Congress may be dead for now but activists should try grassroots efforts http://ow.ly/1scy9 #immigration

Tweet: CA courts asked to free 2 mentally disabled men after ruled incompetent to face deportation. They've been held for 5yrs! http://ow.ly/1scsO

Tweet: Deputies raid four Valley McDonald's in identity case. Families and workers living in a constant fear thanks to #Arpaio http://ow.ly/1sbZ2

Tweet: CA candidate for governor, Poizner (R), zeros in on an untimely issue http://ow.ly/1sbJC #immigration

Tweet: An argument to be made about immigrant babies and citizenship http://ow.ly/1sa5L #immigration

Tweet: Graham: "#immigration a heavy lift". Schumer: "immigrants steal jobs". They r the ones working on #CIR ? see vid http://ow.ly/1s9wv #fail

Tweet: Kos of DailyKos says Democrats should enact #immigration reform to minimize losses in November http://ow.ly/1s6aF

Tweet: Greg Siskind comments on TheHill story quoting #Graham saying #CIR dead in the senate http://ow.ly/1s5YJ

Tweet: Politico story: 2 polls find Republican Lazio ahead of racist Levy in nomination for NY GOP governor ticket http://ow.ly/1roqV

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New Attorney
The Fakhoury Law Group is pleased to announce that Prakash Khatri has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Khatri will continue to work with Khatri Law Firm, Washington, DC and with KPK Global Solutions, LLC in Potomac, MD. Mr. Khatri was the first CIS Ombudsman at the DHS under the Bush Administration. Mr. Khatri brings his extensive experience in employment immigration as well as deep understanding of policy issues to Fakhoury Law Group. As Of Counsel to the firm, he will make his expertise available to all Fakhoury Law Group clients and assist them in their visa policies and matters. For more info see: www.employmentimmigration.com


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