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Immigration Daily June 21, 2010
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Tweet: Manhattan woman writes letter to President @BarackObama to help immigrant hubby, instead he's nabbed http://ow.ly/21bnR #immigration

Focus: Asylum for Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to present a new 3-part telephone seminar series "Asylum For Experts" with Anna Gallagher (discussion leader), Lisa Frydman, Regina Germain, Molly Groom, Anwan Hughes and Jedidah Hussey. Tuesday, June 22nd is the deadline to sign up. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 24: Termination of asylum; Procedural issues before Headquarters Asylum Office
Termination of asylum:

  1. Grounds of termination with a focus on reavailment
  2. Standard of proof
  3. How USICS identifies cases for termination
  4. Procedures before USCIS
  5. Procedures before EOIR
  6. How to challenge a notice of intent to terminate
Procedural issues before USCIS Asylum Office
  1. Role of USCIS Asylum HQ
  2. Types of cases referred to HQ
  3. How to get cases unstuck
SECOND Phone Session on July 15: Terrorist Grounds of Inadmissibility
  1. Brief overview of grounds
  2. Definitions: Terrorist activities and terrorist organizations
  3. Effect of bars on refugees, asylum seekers and persons granted withholding of removal
  4. Exemption authority
  5. Exemptions in removal proceedings
  6. Duress waivers
  7. Update on categories of cases which are currently pending at HQ and policy guidance
THIRD Phone Session on August 5: Hot Topics
Gang-based asylum claims
  1. Overview of current case law
  2. Defining the particular social group
  3. Establishing a claim based on political opinion
  4. Establishing a claim based on religion
  5. UNHCR Guidelines
  6. Identifying resources
Adjudication process for unaccompanied minors (UAC)
  1. Definition of UAC
  2. Procedures for adjudicating their claims before USCIS
Tuesday, June 22 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/201008.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201008.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.

Article: H-1B Count Shows Slowness In Petitions; DOL Releases PERM Processing Times; New Changes In VISA Fees For DOS; Proposed Large Fee Changes By USCIS by Alan Lee, Esq.

Article: Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart

Article: Bloggings on Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind

Article: Bloggings on Political Asylum by Jason Dzubow

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, prestigious immigration law firms seeks experienced immigration paralegal for its midtown New York City office to work on large Fortune 500 accounts. Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree and 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to resume@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
FosterQuan, LLP, one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, seeks entry level and experienced immigration attorneys for their Austin, San Antonio and Houston offices. The Firm has seven offices and continues to expand. Qualified attorneys must have 1-5 years of employment-based immigration experience. All applicants must possess strong writing and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel are a must. Foreign language fluency and international study abroad is preferred. Individual must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@fosterquan.com. Training is provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
FosterQuan, LLP, one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, seeks entry level and experienced legal assistants for their Austin, San Antonio and Houston offices. The Firm has seven offices and continues to expand. Qualified legal assistant applicants must have a university degree. All applicants must possess strong writing and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel are a must. Foreign language fluency and international study abroad is preferred. Individual must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@fosterquan.com. Training is provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Law Offices of Harry DeMell seeks associate-partner (possibly merger). I need a lawyer with some immigration experience and a longer time horizon than I have, to join in my practice so I can work less and more selectively. I am not looking to hire but I do want to have someone share in my established practice. Harry DeMell, 225 Broadway, (212)732-2767 or harry@demell-visas.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm affiliated with Ernst & Young LLP seeks paralegal or immigration assistant with prior Program Electronic Review Management ("PERM") experience. The candidate should have familiarity with: the PERM process, basic understanding of PERM regulations, preparing prevailing wage request forms, job orders, Form 9089, preparing and placing advertisements and prior experience working with an immigration case management system. Must be highly organized, have excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to manage a large workload. Experience preparing prevailing wage challenges, motions for reconsideration and BALCA appeals and prior experience preparing PERMs for a high volume client is a plus. The primary role of the position is to support the team of immigration lawyers by drafting immigration applications for individuals seeking permission to work or live in the United States; and to coordinate tracking status expiration dates for ongoing clients. Recognized as one of top employers, Ernst & Young continually strives to be a great place to work. Send resume to Thomas Byun, thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with three to five years of experience in employment-based immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates should have the ability to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will join more than a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. They should bring in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. Interested candidates may see here the details regarding the unique benefits of working at the Murthy Law Firm. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and abilities. Final interviews of candidates (after a multi-level interview process) will be at our office in Owings Mills, MD, a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland. EOE

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or myale@bykadvertising.com. Please visit our website www.bykadvertising.com for special offers and discounts.

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ComingsNGoings: New Honor - July 2 - The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild is pleased to honor Mr. Norton Tooby for his outstanding contributions to defending human rights and criminal defense of immigrants. For more info see http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/news.htm

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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