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Article: The Great I-9 Debate: Re-Designing The Most Complicated One-Page Form In America by Josie Gonzalez

Article: Keep DREAMing: The November Elections and What It Means For Comprehensive Immigration Reform by Michael Wildes and Leon Wildes

Bloggings: Immigrant Of The Day: Gerda Weissman Klein - Survivor by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: DHS and Mentally Ill Respondents: Why Is the Fox Guarding the Hen House? by Jason Dzubow

News: CRS Report On Expedited Citizenship Through Military Service: Clurrent Law, Policy and Issues

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:
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
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?
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Headline: DREAMact Advocate, Isabel Castillo, Turns Failure Into Hope Faces Of USA
Headline: Brought To Connecticut As A Toddler, A 22-Yr-Old Student Faces Deportation A Semester Before Graduating. Faces Of USA
Headline: Ivn Godinez, uses guitar to fight for his dreams
Headline: "We send away the very ppl we ought 2B working to attract." Hard 2 Believe; we're Doomed For A Labor Shortage
Headline: Assemblyman Luis Alejo gets in on the Dream act in CA
Headline: College right to welcome undocumented students.
Headline: Undocumented Students Deserve Equal Access to University Education
Headline: Won't The DREAM act Help Us Move Forward Instead Of Backwards
Headline: Schumer Loves Border Security Millions, Opposes GOP Cuts.
Headline: U.S. politician calls for immigrants to be dumped at offices of Congressmen
Headline: Former ICE intelligence chief is among immigration agents under investigation
Headline: Immigration benefits arrive for same-sex couples... but only if you're a diplomat
Headline: Local immigration activists plan march on City Hall
Headline: Chipotle Says It Fired 450 Workers in Minnesota Who Couldn't Prove They Were in the U.S. Legally immigration
Headline: AZ jury condemns anti-immigration "activist" 2 die 4 the deaths of a father & his 9-yr-old daughter
Headline: An Arizona-style immigration measure passed in Indiana (31-18) yesterday
Headline: Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals guide. get it now!
Headline: Business Immigration Law Forms and Filings is a comprehensive guide to help immigration practitioners. get it here!
Headline: CLE Seminar:EVerify And I9s For Experts. Sign up today!
Headline: Physicians For Experts seminar, sign up today!
Headline: RT @FFFAward Video: @UtahSenate's Luz Robles "Nobody was standing up 4 dem. I decided I needed to do it...
Headline: RT @TucsonSentinel Arizona's English immersion classes could be unlawful:
Headline: RT @anjamd Undocumented immigrants laud county college's new admissions policy

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for junior associate attorneys for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions, deportation and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Firm offers very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or call 703-230-6802.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the position of Chief Transformation Counsel in Washington, D.C. The attorney will serve as advisor to the USCIS Chief Counsel and USCIS Deputy Chief Counsel, and to the USCIS Chief, Office of Transformation Coordination. The Chief Transformation Counsel's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing advice on all immigration legal, policy, and regulatory matters arising within the USCIS Transformation program -- including immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; family-based, employment-based, and diversity visas; issues related to change, extension and adjustment of status; adoptions; naturalization and citizenship; parole; employment authorization; and alien registration. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0002 at Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Must be received by close of business, Friday, March 18, 2011. Position is at the GS-15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique immigration law firm seeks an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience in business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases, as well as some family-based and related immigration matters. Excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in the United States is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three to eight years practicing business immigration law, for our Dallas office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated success as a principle manager of a large client, have supervised other attorneys and taken full responsibility/accountability for team performance and results, have demonstrated experience in training and developing attorneys and paralegals as well as have excellent communication and leadership skills. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirement via email with the subject Attorney Candidate-(Dallas) to

Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS Credential Evaluation Application. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see: AETS Translation Application. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit , or email:

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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