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Immigration Daily July 27, 2010
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News: CBO Publishes Updated Report On The Role Of Immigrants in the US Labor Market

Article: Consular Corner: July 2010 by Liam Schwartz

Article: Brown Around Town: US Closed Golf Tournament by Jan Brown

Article: California Dreaming by Christopher T. Musillo

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm. Or for fax, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf

Headline: Global Warming Means More Mexican Immigration? As Mexican crops wither, immigration to the U.S. might increase http://ow.ly/2hbVp
Headline: Hispanic Immigrants Continue To Flee Arizona Ahead Of Crackdown: Law set to kick in on Thursday 7/29 http://ow.ly/2hbcm
Headline: Illegal #Immigration Fingerprint Program, Secure Communities, Has Advocates Up In Arms http://ow.ly/2haZz
Headline: Target Corp leaps into world of political donations, angering shoppers for supporting anti-immigrant candidate http://ow.ly/2haPJ
Headline: AP-Univision poll: Obama's once solid support among Hispanics shows a few cracks http://ow.ly/2haOa
Headline: Tax Compliance for Immigrants and Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide. Don't wait! Get your copy today http://ow.ly/25tAX
Headline: Reidís Senate: Where Progressive Legislation Goes to Die: "Todayís filibuster does not promote, but merely blocks debate" http://ow.ly/2gQbt
Headline: Immigrant 'sanctuaries' rouse opponents' wrath http://ow.ly/2gMmM #immigration #arizona #sb1070
Headline: 3 years later, Hazleton's controversial #immigration case still in legal limbo http://ow.ly/2gMd8
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP seeks an experienced paralegal for its premier St. Louis Immigration Law group. Deep experience in full range of employment-based matters a must, including IV's, NIV's, PERM, EB-1 and NIW - medical and Conrad Amendments a plus. Salary and benefits are very competitive. Please submit your resume here. No recruiters please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration paralegal. Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years experience as an immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases. Prior experience should include the demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload, while effectively and accurately preparing a wide range of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with a strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM, I-140, Adjustment of Status, and complex RFE responses is essential. Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills, and the ability to conduct legal research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff. Prior experience in immigration law, a four-year college degree, and solid references are required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@goellaw.com. Principals only. No phone calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pasadena and San Francisco, CA - Reeves & Associates, PLC seeks immigration paralegals with 1+ years experience for its Pasadena and San Francisco offices. Proficiency in Tagalog or Spanish is a plus. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 30 years, has 60+ employees in 4 offices and is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k), medical, dental and vision plan, long term disability policy, 3 weeks vacation in the 1st year plus a yearly bonus all in a friendly environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to hr@rreeves.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, established immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal for its midtown New York City office to work on corporate 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.

Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, offers expert testimony in immigration cases from Muslim countries/societies, including the former USSR. Dr. Gabbay prepared reports and testified in 250+ Immigration cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal, asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with a 93% success rate. Examples of what Immigration lawyers say: ... "He is a consummate scholar and passionate about his subject ... He makes a wonderful witness... He is riveting on the witness stand, helping us win nearly unwinnable cases with aplomb. He has won the praise of numerous Immigration Judges." (Svetlana Schreiber, Esq.) ... "He provided the testimony we needed in numerous asylum cases ... in virtually all of those cases, but for the expert witness testimony, I doubt the cases would have been approved, I recommend Professor Gabbay to anyone with issues involving Islamic society and culture." (Stephen Berman, Esq.) ... "His testimonies, whether written or oral, are credible, persuasive, and non-refutable. I have never lost a single case which had Dr. Gabbay on as an expert witness." (Ally Bolour, Esq.). Contact Professor Gabbay with any questions. He can also recomend country experts outside his specialty. Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. www.Muslimworldexpert.com

Case Management Technology
Which company do Fortune 500 Companies, top immigration firms, non-profits, one of the world's largest retailers and 2.4 million+ foreign nationals choose for their comprehensive immigration management needs? They choose EDGE, by LawLogix. LawLogix boasts unparalleled immigration experienced customer support to ensure we not only answer your call, but we answer your question! Offering a full range of options for transferring your current client files, LawLogix enables your firm to easily adopt EDGE with no downtime. LawLogix EDGE is the #1 integrated immigration forms, billing and case management system with online access for clients. EDGE provides around the clock access for your clients to check the status of their case, fill out intake questionnaires, review and print forms, and communicate with you securely. The online client access reduces the number of case status inquiry calls, and allows you and your staff to work more effectively. EDGE provides exceptional reporting capabilities. Quickly and easily configure any reminder, case status, consultations, milestone report with 1 click while making your job easier and more enjoyable. Visit us at www.lawlogix.com, email sales@lawlogix.com, or call today 877-725-4355 ext. 2 to request your Private VIP demo.

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Rami Fakhoury announced that his firm has been chosen as the Immigration Advisory Firm of the Year in Michigan by the Corporate Intl Magazine, as Global Immigration Firm of the year and is included in International Who's Who in Corporate Immigration Law. www.employmentimmigration.com.

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


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