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Immigration Daily August 3, 2010
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Headline: Virginia legal opinion supports checks of immigration status http://ow.ly/2kuge

Article: The "Leaked" Mayorkas Memo by Roger Algase

Article: As Virginia AG Targets Immigrants, What About Asylum Seekers? by Jason Dzubow

Article: Lady Gaga To Turn Arizona Show Into A Protest Against Arizona by Greg Siskind

News: DOS Publishes Final Rule On Electronic Application For Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

News: USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On New Website Features

News: CRS Report On Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Activity

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. and II. FOREWORD and 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
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Headline: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants immigration checks http://ow.ly/2knuX
Headline: GOP includes immigration in Fall agenda. Enforcement and reaffirmation of state power to be discussed at town halls http://ow.ly/2knh2
Headline: McConnell Says 'Blatant' Politics Behind Obama's Arizona Immigration Suit http://ow.ly/2kmDX
Headline: The (Un)Sexy Side of Immigration Reform: fixing our visa system http://ow.ly/2kjlb
Headline: 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/2gNU0
Headline: "Patchwork" Immigration Reform Won't Work According to Obama http://ow.ly/2jXnE
Headline: Brewer wants to make minor "tweaks" to Arizona racist immigration law SB1070 http://ow.ly/2jXg4
Headline: Francisco Gutierrez an undocumented student that would benefit from the dream act http://ow.ly/2jX55
Headline: Anonymous Letter From An Undocumented Parent Regarding Dream Act http://ow.ly/2jWtH
Headline: Students are on hunger strike for the Dream Act http://ow.ly/2jWsR
Headline: Celebrity Lady Gaga slams Arizona immigration law SB1070 during concert http://ow.ly/2jWpy
Headline: Immigrant hate crime in Staten Island. police are still searching for attackers. http://ow.ly/2jWoe
Headline: Student Deported With His Family Inspires DREAM Act Amendment http://ow.ly/2jWqL
Headline: VA police can ask about Immigration status http://ow.ly/2jWnk
Headline: Arizona was once tolerant of immigrants. What happened? http://ow.ly/2jWmq
Headline: USA officials boost efforts to protect immigrant crime victims http://ow.ly/2jWlO
Headline: USA Has Long Way To Go In Race Relations immigration http://ow.ly/2jWkM
Headline: Border Deployment Will Take Weeks immigration http://ow.ly/2jWjq

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Washington, DC - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers unique Senior Executive Service (SES) career opportunities in Washington, DC. USCIS will be accepting applications for several SES positions starting, July 23, 2010 through August 20, 2010. Therefore, if you are interested you must act fast. If any of these challenging and rewarding careers interests you, please review the official vacancy announcement located on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA jobs website. Please be sure to search for and reference vacancy announcement numbers below. Chief, Office of Public Engagement (Vacancy number: EXSER/10-037CIS); Deputy Associate Director, Management Directorate (Vacancy number: EXSER/10-038CIS); Deputy Director, California Service Center (Vacancy number: EXSER/10-039CIS) Visit us online at www.uscis.gov/careers. EOE.

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 government 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 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.

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ComingsNGoings: New Honor
The National Immigration Project announces the 2010 recipient of its Carol Weiss King Award for excellence in the pursuit of social justice through organizing, litigating, and teaching. This year's award will go to Barbara Hines, one of NIPNLG's most dedicated allies in the struggle for immigrant rights. Barbara Hines co-directs the immigration clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. www.nlg.org

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


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