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Immigration Daily November 19, 2010
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Article: BIA Decision: Unreasonably Placing a Child in a Situation that Poses a Threat of Injury to the Child’s Life or Health is Equal to Child Abuse by Matthew Kolken

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0009 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: westernlawdivision@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 3, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Northeast Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0008 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Nercouvacancy@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 10, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 10, Washington, DC - Georgetown University Law Center is proud to present "Who Needs Migrant Workers? Responding to Labor Shortages through Immigration." Speakers include Martin Ruhs and Philip Martin. For more information, see http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Program=ISIM.

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


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