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Immigration Daily April 21, 2010
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Comment: Lozada Claim Presents Second Chance

The Seattle Times reports "An illegal immigrant who lived in Washington for 17 years before being deported to Mexico three years ago may have the rare chance to come back for an immigration hearing after an appeals board, citing ineffective legal counsel, ordered her case reopened." For the full story, see here.

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Focus: THE H-1B BOOK

THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:

I. FOREWORD by: Prakash Khatri

II. INTRODUCTION

III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review & Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management

IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency by Mikiel J. Davids
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency by Courtney Black and Karen Weinstock
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending by Ari J. Sauer
Dealing With Gaps In Employment by Rajeshri S. Patel and Karen Weinstock
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B by Courtney Black and Karen Weinstock
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa by Elissa Taub, Melissa Downing and Karen Weinstock
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt? by Karen Weinstock

V. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA

VI. CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS

For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Article: The Inherent Inefficiency Of Government Bureaucracy
Allan C. Brownfeld for the Foundation For Economic Education

Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 21, 2010
Greg Siskind

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News: CRS Report On Foreign Investment In US

News: ICE Releases G-123A, Worksheet For Oral Report

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Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Business immigration practice seeks immigration paralegal to support lawyers and handle administrative tasks; requires 1-2 years experience with H, L, E visas; prefer knowledge of INSZoom; must have strong MS Office skills and be fully bilingual in English and Mandarin (speak, read, write). Email letter and resume with references (Adobe or Word only) with Immigration Paralegal/Admin in the subject line, to hr@spencercrain.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Fragomen is looking for an attorney with 1+ years of experience in business immigration with an emphasis on the preparation, review and analysis of nonimmigrant L-1 and H-1B petitions and applications; knowledge of immigration law and procedure; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have a strong work ethic and have meticulous attention to detail. Associate will work with large, global, corporate accounts and have a great deal of direct client contact. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only), in confidence, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com. Or fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Portland, Oregon - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region with 2+ years experience. Provide on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Responsible for providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications. Supervised by the Deputy Western Regional Counsel and the Western Regional Counsel. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, federal litigation background, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0005 at USAJobs.com. Submit resume, cover letter, references, + writing sample (maximum 10 pps.) to Kelli Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel: WesternRegionOCC@dhs.gov. Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 23, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels. Open until filled.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

Website Services
Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range of template websites, complete with customized logos and images, 60-70 pps. of professionally written immigration law content including news articles, processing dates, and priority times posted directly on your site. Our search engine optimization tools will increase your web traffic and prioritize your site in the major search engines. Our content management tool lets you update your site in real time. Customized intake sheets let you integrate your case management software directly into your site. Biweekly newsletters and email blast tools enable you to stay in constant touch with current clients and strengthen your potential client base. Build leads and maintain a professional presence at a reasonable cost with websites from INSZoom. Learn more online at www.inszoom.com/websites or contact a sales representative at (925) 244-0600 to start the process of launching your new website today.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning process, has few restrictions and can be processed at any time of year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and Intern programs in a variety of occupational categories including law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design, marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility requirements and a complete list of occupational categories, visit www.globalcurrentexchanges.org or email Jon Adler at jona@globalcurrentexchanges.org.

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Tweet: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers major consular posts, theory and practice. See the complete outline at http://ow.ly/1uQn8

Tweet: RT @anjamd: RT @mkolken: rt @BorderAction VETO actions outnumber YES actions almost 11 to 1! Keep calling the #AZ Gov! http://ow.ly/1BgzY

Tweet: RT @americasvoice Check out @dailykos founder @Markos on critics There is STRONG public support for immigration reform- http://bit.ly/bg7iAz

Tweet: Politico: Barack Obama woos Scott Brown on #immigration http://ow.ly/1BeTW

Tweet: Unbelievable! Congressman calls for boycott of his own state! TheHill: http://ow.ly/1BeHu Things r serious, does Dem leadership get the msg?

Tweet: Politico OpEd: #Immigration policy a GOP weak spot http://ow.ly/1BeBV Meanwhile, what is Obama doing? Has the ICE chief been fired yet?

Tweet: RollCall: Hispanic Lawmakers Disagree on Strategy http://ow.ly/1BdON Gonzalez, Velazquez backstab #immigrants, #Gutierrez is a hero!

Tweet: 9 AZ State University students arrested after they chained themselves to door near legislative wing of the State Capitol http://ow.ly/1Bdun

Tweet: #TeaParty could hit its boiling point in AZ primary: Loss might b good for McCain's soul but it'd b bad 4 party & country http://ow.ly/1AXty

Tweet: Farmers Branch City Council want to appeal ruling that struck down ordinance banning undocumented from renting http://ow.ly/1AXr3 #fail

Tweet: A multi-disciplinary report: In the Child's Best Interest? Consequences of losing lawful immigrant parent to #deportation http://ow.ly/1AX98

Tweet: RT @mkolken: Business boycott of Arizona urged over immigration: "Do not do business with the state," http://bit.ly/dl1Zt7 rt @technocrom

Tweet: RT @DreamAct: RT @newman_chris: Civil disobedience in Arizona! 10 Students arrested at Capitol, taken to Arpaio's jail. #dreamact

Tweet: I-140 Book: An attorney's guide on I-140 EBIV Process. For the complete table of contents and to order see http://ow.ly/1uQg3 #immigration

Tweet: GOP WILL lose Texas, unless it supports #CIR http://ow.ly/1AWGm Terrific OpEd in Houston newspaper

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event - Washington DC
'Temporary Migrants in a Permanent World: Evolution of the US Immigrant Admissions System', Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of International Migration, 8:30-10 am, Friday, April 23, 2010, Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall, Room 437 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20001, http://sfs.georgetown.edu/about/. http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Program=ISIM, Alexander R Gee, arg29@georgetown.edu.

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