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Immigration Daily February 24, 2011
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Comment: Many Items - This issue of Immigration Daily carries articles by Dan Brown, Travis Packer and the latest entries by our blogger Greg Siskind. We also have news from USCIS and DOJ, in addition to help wanted ads and a comingsNgoings announcement.

Article: Worksite Enforcement Meeting Sheds New Light on Government I-9 Auditing Practices by Dan Brown

Article: Non-Citizens With Mental Disabilities: The Need For Better Care In Detention And In Court by Travis Packer for the Immigration Policy Center

Bloggings: Breaking: Justice Department Won't Defend Defense Of Marriage Act by Greg Siskind

News: USCIS Issues Memo On New Discretionary Exemption For Solicitation of Funds or Members Under Duress

News: USCIS Issues Memo On New Discretionary Exemption For Receipt Of Military-Type Training Under Duress

News: DOJ Office Of Immigration Litigation Bulletin: December 2010

Focus: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference
The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind is co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the partial Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws ? Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: Texas bill: Hire undocumented worker, go to jail -- but maids are OK http://ow.ly/42J3q
Headline: Indiana follows Arizona in passing tough US immigration curbs http://ow.ly/42IKt
Headline: U.S. Arrests 100 People in Nationwide Sweep Against Mexican Drug Cartels http://ow.ly/42IIL
Headline: Shipwreck orphan released from detention http://ow.ly/42CU2
Headline: Latinos call for time-out on immigration bills http://ow.ly/42CLU
Headline: Georgia illegal immigration reform protesters rally in Atlanta http://ow.ly/42CKh
Headline: Mexican army arrests 'Tweety Bird' over killing of U.S. immigration official http://ow.ly/42Cy3
Headline: Utah senator unveils broad immigration reform http://ow.ly/42CqB
Headline: RT @VivirLatino Contrary to What Obama Administration Says, Families Continue to be Targets of Immigration Enforcement http://fb.me/SGTBLYA5
Headline: RT @ohiodreamact First SB1070 style anti immigrant bill introduced in Ohio yesterday. http://bit.ly/hg6i1l
Headline: Don't be left outů Get listed! Sign up for ILW.COM Attorney Yellow Pages at http://ow.ly/3XSh9
Headline: Learn abt removal proceedings, relief from removal, appeals & much more. For table of contents & get copy http://ow.ly/3XS8F
Headline: AZ immigration bills pass late session http://ow.ly/41Syx

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CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 13-14, 2011) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, the EOIR's Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2011. For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. To register online, see here.

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 jobs@immigrationonline.com 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 http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Stephen.Bell@dhs.gov. 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 mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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 dallascareers@balglobal.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.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Davis, CA, February 26 - The Gifford Center University of California, Davis is pleased to present, the "Second Annual University of California International Migration Conference". Speakers include, Phillip Martin, Wayne Cornelius as well as other panelists speaking on various topics. For more info, including a complete list of panelists and topics, see here.

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


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