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Immigration Daily February 7, 2011
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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. See this compendium of information here and bookmark it for future reference.

Article: The New I-9 Handbook: The Devil Is In The Details by Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus

Bloggings: Immigrant Of The Day: Atari Bigby - Green Bay Packer by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: Documenting 245-i Eligibility by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: U.S. Immigration's Egyptian Moment by Angelo Paparelli

News: CRS Report On Alien Smuggling: Recent Legislative Developments

Focus: EVerify And I9s For Experts
Tuesday, February 8 is the deadline to sign up for the Wednesday, February 9 phone session of "EVerify And I9s For Experts" with Robert F. Loughran, Karen Katz Feldman, Charles Kuck, Avalyn Langemeier, Angelo Paparelli, Eileen Scofield and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on February 9:
Real World Advice from Those that Have "Been there/Done that": Preparing for Enhanced Worksite Enforcement of the Form I-9 and Challenges to the Employment Eligibility Verification Process

  1. How to prepare clients proactively
    • Evaluate existing policies and practices
    • Audit existing Forms and determine Deficiencies
    • Identify possible remediation and weigh options
    • Prepare client for what to do in the event the Government Subpoenas, Audits or Raids
  2. Reacting to the government and protecting your clients interests during an enforcement action
  3. Working with or against the government following an enforcement action: Cooperation or preserving objections?
SECOND Phone Session on February 17:
Going Electronic is not Just Logging on and Getting Started
  1. Form I-9 Electronic Software
    • Benefits
    • DHS Final Rule on electronic signatures and storage
    • How to choose an electronic software provider
    • What is a compliant versus non-compliant software, and sez who?
    • What if the Government Challenges an Employer's choice of Electronic Software?
    • Litigation and Remedies
  2. Managing E-Verify (this could be moved to the third session)
    • Tentative non-confirmations & final non-confirmations
    • E-Verify "dos" and "don'ts"
    • Weaknesses in E-Verify
    • Recent E-Verify improvements and potential future changes
    • Results of Customer Satisfaction Survey (10/15/2010)
    • GAO Report (12/2010) and USCIS response
THIRD Phone Session on March 3:
The Whirlwind of New Guidance on What the Government Thinks is Acceptable
  1. Form I-9 Updates
    • Recently revised M-274
    • Changes relating to acceptance of documents
    • Substantive vs. technical errors
    • Most Recent Government Interpretations and declaration of what Mitigation ICE believe is acceptable versus unacceptable
  2. Updates on E-Verify Implementation around the US
Tuesday, February 8 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201102.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201102.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: SC State Senator introduces Arizona-style immigration reform law http://ow.ly/3RL1x
Headline: 6 Arizona high school students tackle immigration by making film http://ow.ly/3RICy
Headline: Senators look for immigration deal: Schumer & Graham come to the table to talk CIR http://ow.ly/3RIdC
Headline: Our props to the BlackEyedPeas @bep for raising awareness abt the need for a humane immigration reform (see min 4.00 http://ow.ly/3RHD1)
Headline: BlackEyedPeas turn SuperBowl in2 wakeup call "Obama lets get these kids educated/This is dedicated 2 all the immigrated" http://ow.ly/3RH8s
Headline: Vigilante on trial for murder http://ow.ly/3QKdw
Headline: Ruben Navarette slams Obama, the Deporter-in-Chief http://ow.ly/3QGxB
Headline: Dying for a Green Card http://ow.ly/3QGtF Bring 245i back!
Headline: UK Immigration Officer Puts Wife on the No-Fly List http://ow.ly/3QGrn R we sure this cant happen in the US?
Headline: RT @breakingnews: Chipotle told to expect new immigration inspections after crackdown led to hundreds of workers fired - Reuters
Headline: Traitors in Arizona reject rule of the law http://ow.ly/3QFX0
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Headline: Learn abt removal proceedings, relief from removal, appeals & much more. For table of contents & get copy http://ow.ly/3PMzc

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - The Morgan Lewis Resources Immigration Group seeks an Immigration Senior Paralegal to assist with a wide variety of immigration matters. This position works under the direct supervision of the Attorney, Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Regional Paralegal Manager; possesses substantive knowledge and exhibits basic strategic thinking and initiative with respect to case and project management; demonstrates increased confidence and expertise; communicates to supervisors fully and in a timely manner status of task completion and new developments; applies good skills of legal research, writing and analysis; and generally manages the caseload and status expirations for clients. Specifically, the responsibilities include providing high level client support as well as the preparation of H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2, petitions and applications, labor certification applications and Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing applications. A minimum of 2 years business immigration experience and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Morgan Lewis values collegiality and diversity among our employees. We offer a professional work environment and a compensation package that includes a competitive salary and benefits. We are not accepting applications from agencies. Please apply online by clicking http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=689&ji=2519661&sn=I.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Boutique immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal to work from own home or office. 5+ years experience in all business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions required. Required to work remotely. Resumes, refs and writing samples to tom@obrienandassociates.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Lees Summit, MO - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks an experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and other laws related to federal records. The selectee will work at USCIS. National Records Center (NRC) located in Lees Summit, MO. The selectee for this vacancy will serve as a senior attorney providing advice to the Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the NRC on issues related to federal disclosure laws and other forms of general administrative law in support of USCIS. mission. The attorney would report to the Deputy Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division in Washington, D.C. The attorney must have five or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0001 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Position is at the GS-12/GS-13/14/15 level.

Case Management Technology
Use technology to leverage your immigration practice with INSZoom's powerful immigration case management products, which include 800+ forms updated within 24 hours of release with no patches or required downloads. This online tool - accessible from anywhere and anytime - provides e-filing of 20+ essential forms and gives you access to client relationship management and practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, billing and invoicing modules, automatic email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly, and many other immigration management tools. The online library of customizable questionnaires, letters & email templates, ability for clients to check case status online. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM, optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. An ISO 27001:2005 and 9001:2008 certified company, INSZoom has been providing leading edge technology solutions for all sizes, from solo practitioners to large immigration law firms worldwide, corporations, universities and non-profit organizations since 1999. The world's largest immigration software company, INSZoom delivers robust and flexible solutions customized to your practice's needs. Schedule a complimentary online demonstration by calling (925) 244-0600 or emailing info@INSZoom.com. Learn more about why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate at www.INSZoom.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.

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce Jenny Nieves as new Partner in the New York, NY office. With over 20 years of experience in the field of immigration law, Jenny brings a valuable level of knowledge and experience to the Fragomen Partnership. Jenny joined Fragomen in 2000 and represents multinational companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, and entertainment industries. Fragomen is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider, with over 250 immigration attorneys and more than 800 professionals and support staff located in 35 offices in 15 countries. www.fragomen.com

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