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Comment: Better Or Worse

Tamar Jacoby in her latest editorial says "But a partisan [immigration] push that failed, or poisoned the well for the future, would ultimately be far worse than no push at all."

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

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

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Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 23, 2010
Angelo A. Paparelli and Matthew Kolken

Article: Mexico And The Failed State Revisited
George Friedman

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News: DOJ Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices Releases 2nd Quarter 2010 Issue

News: USCIS Says Parole In Place Status Available To Eligible CNMI Nationals

News: CRS Report On Investor Visas

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Expert Witness Services
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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, Friday, April 23, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels. Open until filled.

Case Management Technology
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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.

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Tweet: Congressman Bilbray can spot #immigrants by their shoes http://ow.ly/1BZaU This braying traitor should be deported to Antarctica!

Tweet: RollCall: Reid, Pelosi Agree to Move on Immigration Reform This Year http://ow.ly/1BZ6I "moral imperative" they say - so where's the bill?

Tweet: RollCall: Hispanic Leader Softens Tone Toward Obama http://ow.ly/1BYXC Stop the hot air, where is the #CIR bill n markup schedule?

Tweet: RT @Politico: House may take up immigration. http://bit.ly/aVdVBz

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Tweet: Greg Siskind: Immigration Humor: Arizona's new law - No Problemo http://ow.ly/1BTRZ (with video) 22 hours ago reply

Tweet: Greg Siskind: Weighing in on AZ overreach http://ow.ly/1BRVZ See Video - AZ bill may have forced WH hand to tackle #immigration right now

Tweet: RT @DetentionWatch: ICE deprives immigrant detainees of adequate counsel http://bit.ly/cfU2Nd HT @dkbib #dwn #immigration #ri4a #stopice

Tweet: RT @DetentionWatch HT @ImmProf Law Enforcement Groups Are Opposed to Arizona's Racist Immigration Law http://bit.ly/awyWAF #immigration

Tweet: Politico: Pelosi HAS votes for #immigration! http://ow.ly/1BRrz Madam Speaker, lets go full steam ahead - when is markup for #CIR?

Tweet: TheHill: Graham: Bringing up #immigration would be 'CYA politics' http://ow.ly/1BRgu Sen. Schumer r u the Chairman or is it Sen. Graham?

Tweet: TheHill: Pelosi: House won't object to moving #immigration first http://ow.ly/1BRgu

Tweet: RollCall: Reid, Pelosi Agree to Move on #Immigration Reform This Year http://ow.ly/1BRan

Tweet: RollCall: Pelosi would welcome Senate #immigration bill http://ow.ly/1BR1b

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Immigration Book
Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border By Alison Mountz, Univ Of Minnesota Press, 264 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 0816665370, $75.00, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0816665370/.

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