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Comment: Immigration Resources - The resources section on our website contains a wealth of useful information. It contains the best CRS reports resource on the internet on immigration, Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual, Civics and Citizenship Toolkit, The Dictionary of Occupational Titles, A Guide To Naturalization, Glossary on US Immigration etc. To access this compendium of information see here.

Article: More Ways to Move Forward on Immigration by Nolan Rappaport

Article: Record Number Of Foreign Students Coming To US by Greg Siskind

Article: New Location? No New H-1 Is Necessary by Christopher T. Musillo

Article: Burmese Artist Chaw Ei Thein Seeks Asylum in the US by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Issues Final Rule On Form I-131 Fee Correction

News: DOS Announces Increase In International Student Enrollments In The US

Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D. Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly, Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran, Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy, Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson, Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Editors' Introduction
  • Understanding I-9 Concepts
  • I-9 Advanced Topics
  • Employer E-Verify Considerations
  • E-Verify Advanced Topics
  • DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
  • Specialty Topics
  • Resource Materials
For more info on this book and to order, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: Arizona immigration law strains US-Latin America relations http://ow.ly/3aPqp
Headline: Courts Reject ICE's Requests to Deport the Wrong People: Immigration hawks will probably leap on these statistic... http://bit.ly/cJ0RYF
Headline: Durham, NC Recognizes Matricula Consular As Valid ID http://ow.ly/3aPiV
Headline: Young immigrants continue on 7th day of hunger strike asking support from Sen. Hutchison for the dream act http://ow.ly/3aPcX
Headline: Immigration gets a face and a voice: Dreamers erect advocacy billboard in Arizona http://ow.ly/3aOVZ
Headline: RT @carydc Immigration Impact Blog Archive Mormon Church, Business ...: The five principles of the U... http://tinyurl.com/26ycuy9
Headline: Immigration Reform: Rising Controversy Gets Heated And Reheated http://ow.ly/3aMvL
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Headline: California Court Backs Undocumented Immigrant Students: they can be eligible for reduced tuition at public colleges http://ow.ly/3aFmM
Headline: Is Immigration Reform Possible in "Lame Duck" Session? http://ow.ly/3aFeM
Headline: President Obama to meet with CHC members on DREAM Act today. Rep. Pelosi says vote could happen this week. http://ow.ly/3ayIo
Headline: The Immigration Compliance Book: Understand I-9 concepts, I-9 advanced topics and E-Verify. Get your copy today at http://ow.ly/31FJJ

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized, immigration practice has an immediate opening for an experienced employment-based immigration associate. Location is downtown Manhattan, close to all public transportation. Firm is well-known for providing excellent customer service, and also has a thriving real-estate practice group and a respected appellate practice group. This position in the immigration practice group requires the ability to manage a heavy NIV and PERM workload with minimal supervision. Send resumes to: gmhewitt@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Boutique immigration law firm with an established IT practice is bullish on business immigration and seeks lateral attorney. Must have an entrepreneurial attitude and a proven track record of attracting and retaining IT clients. Position will be based in Cincinnati, Ohio. If interested, send resume and cover letter to rita@hammondlawfirm.com. Hammond Law Group is a Cincinnati based immigration law firm with a national practice. The firm focuses its practice on the Information Technology and Healthcare sectors. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to progressive start-ups with a specific focus on staffing companies. The firm's attorneys are all members of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) and regularly publish and speak on topics related to business immigration.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Pittsburgh, PA - K&L Gates LLP, comprising of nearly 2,000 lawyers across three continents, seeks an entry-level immigration paralegal and an experienced immigration paralegal to provide support to lawyers and clients of the firm's growing Immigration practice. Entry level paralegals will be trained to prepare, file and track business-related nonimmigrant and permanent residence applications and petitions. Our experienced immigration paralegals are immersed in all aspects of the engagement. Essential duties and responsibilities: Works closely with lawyers, staff and client representatives; Prepares and provides appropriate questionnaires, applications and forms including the drafting of memos, support letters, supporting documents, and responses to governmental requests; Provides appropriate guidance to the client throughout the engagement to ensure proper completion of forms, follow-up and resolution of processing issues and communication of case status; Utilizes and manages information in the practice software. Qualified candidates typically have an undergraduate degree and must possess strong organizational, communication, research and writing skills. Candidates must be problem-solvers, self-motivated, pro-active, detail-oriented and focused on providing top-notch client service. Experienced candidates should have direct paralegal experience with employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters. We offer a communicative work environment and excellent benefits. EOE. To apply, please use this link.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA Stone & Grzegorek LLP, a growing Downtown Los Angeles immigration firm seeks paralegal with 5+ years of experience in variety of immigration practice areas. Must be detail oriented and an excellent writer. Mandarin Chinese speaking candidate is preferred. Send letter of interest and resume to Candice@lskglaw.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.

Immigrant Tax Services
Are you worried that your clients' tax returns might hurt their adjustment, cancellation or consular processing case? Did you know that clients making less than $46,000 qualify to obtain retroactive refunds after they obtain Social Security Numbers via any immigration process? Did you know that taxpayers can claim an exemption for dependents residing in Mexico or Canada? Sam Rock, principal of the Rock Law Group, specializes in taxes for immigrants. He is an immigration lawyer, national speaker and has published several AILA articles on the intersection of immigration and income tax law. Contributor to tax section, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 2010-11. With 10 years experience preparing tax returns for immigrants, we can help you understand your client's eligibility to file as head of household and make dependent claims. Get your legal fees paid from your clients' unclaimed tax refunds. Rush service in 48 hours. Educating Haitian nationals about retroactive tax credits available to Haitian recipients of TPS. Services: original 1040s, amended returns, expert letters, testimony, resolution of IRS tax debt, audits/exam from all states and U.S. taxpayers living abroad. Competitive fees. Get tax knowledge on your side. Contact: sam@rocklawgroup.com, 866-243-8178, www.rocklawgroup.com This is an advertisement by an attorney.

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November 23, San Diego, CA - The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California is proud to present "'Comparative Citizenship Laws: Recent Transformations". Speaker is Patrick Weil. For more info, see http://ccis.ucsd.edu/2010/11/patrick-weil-comparative-citizenship-laws-recent-transformations/.

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