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Immigration Daily January 27, 2011
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Comment: Letters This Week - This week we received letters from Don Miller and Julie Cole. You can read them and comment on them here. Alternatively you can email your letters to

Article: H1B and H-4 Visa Applications in India Plagued by 221(g) Refusals: Part 1 by Sheela Murthy et al.

Article: "A Toxic Anti-Hispanic Environment": Rep. Lamar Smith's Immigration Record by Chris Harris

Article: Don't Procrastinate, Prioritize - And Get Help by Ed Poll

Bloggings: Nominate Someone For The Freedom From Fear Award by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: 55,000 Green Cards for Employment-Based Immigrants by Carl Shusterman

News: USCIS Announces Office Closings Due To Inclement Weather

News: ICE Updates SEVP Approved Schools List

News: EOIR Announces the 10th Anniversary of the BIA Pro Bono Project

News: USCIS Memo On Eligibility of National Guard Members To Naturalize Under Section 329 of INA

News: CRS Report On Immigration Policies And Issues On Health-Related Grounds For Exclusion

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Headline: RT @P1Lal POTUS Kills Comprehensive Immigration Reform Strategy in #SOTU
Headline: RT @therightbistro RT @slone: END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP! 4 immigrants' children is necessary solution 2 secure border
Headline: RT @rickdunham Latino ally defends John Cornyn after senator given 'biggest hypocrite' award on immigration
Headline: A University of Arkansas deportation dilemma. detained while visiting his mother.
Headline: A Teacher Reflects on the State of the Union Address. obama's perfect future can't be reached without education dreamact
Headline: DREAMAct Supporters Look into Plan B
Headline: Russian immigration lawyer charged with fraud.
Headline: Immigration Bill = unconstitutional
Headline: Obama's Empty Words on Immigration
Headline: Church Group Opposed to New Immigration Proposal Affecting Babies
Headline: US cracksdown on undocumented immigrant workers
Headline: Officials fear being sued under status law
Headline: 9-year-old Brisenia Flores begged the border vigilantes who had just broken into her house, "Please don't shoot me."
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Headline: Learn abt removal proceedings, relief from removal, appeals & much more. For table of contents & get copy
Headline: RT @ED_Outreach Obama closes education section with call for DREAMAct: We're sending talent back home. It makes no sense.
Headline: RT @DreamAct Los Angeles Continues Crackdown on Immigrant Rights Supporters (via @P1Lal)
Headline: RT @Jethro_Aryeh: Why the Immigration DREAM Act Is Good for Everyone - By Vayumedia|
Headline: RT @MicEvHill See the Homeland Security panel's oversight plan, which contains many immigration & #border references:
Headline: RT @ExploreHomeland Obama calls for real immigration reform in SOTU. Can this congress work together to pass meaningful reform?

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the K Street area of Downtown Washington seeks associate attorney. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in business/family immigration law, with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements, in confidence, to No calls please. 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 3+ 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

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan Immigration Law Firm seeks experienced paralegal. Must have 2+ years of experience with non-immigrant visas (primarily O & P, H/L/E visas) as well as other business immigration matters. Please e-mail resume, references and writing sample

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - Multiple positions (junior and senior) will participate in all aspects of the Seyfarth Shaw LLP Boston office national Business Immigration practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, case preparation, and serving as primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and communicate effectively with clients and governmental agencies. Qualified applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and between 2 to 5 years of business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resumes can be sent to

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