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Immigration Daily February 25, 2011
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Comment: Letters This Week - This week we received letters from Don Miller and Roger Algase. You can read them and comment on them here. Alternatively you can email your letters to mailto:editor@ilw.com

Article: American Union by Ruben Botello

Article: How To Make The Most Of LinkedIn by Larry Bodine

Article: 11 Brochure Mistakes Lawyers Make by Trey Ryder

Bloggings: Army Veteran Awarded $400,000 From ICE For Wrongful Imprisonment by Greg Siskind

News: DOS Issued Final Rule On Exchange Visitor Program Fees and Charges

News: CRS Report On Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and "DREAM Act" Legislation

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

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Headline: RT @stone_circle: WI Assembly Passes Bill Taking Away Union Rights http://t.co/forpd88
Headline: RT @undocumentedtv NEW BLOG: The Connection Between Faith, Human Trafficking And immigration. by Sarah Eisele-Dyrli. http://shar.es/3Jhga
Headline: RT @Imagine2050: LGBTQ community speaks out on immigration despite risks of deportation and persecution http://shar.es/3Jhga
Headline: RT @PregnancyIssues Protecting Detainees in immigration Facilities from Rape http://ht.ly/3Ya0V
Headline: RT @GeorgeRPrice Democrats protest immigration bill in State Senate - http://bit.ly/gZYj0G
Headline: Jorge Villegas, an Undocumented students faces difficulties paying for college http://ow.ly/43mkH
Headline: Undocumented victims of domestic violence now face bigger threat from DHS than from their attackers http://ow.ly/43mil
Headline: Hispanic Students To Press Reid On Dream Act http://ow.ly/43lWe
Headline: Canada to allow skilled immigrants without degrees http://ow.ly/43lTI
Headline: Texas bill to make hiring illegal workers a felony http://ow.ly/43lRg
Headline: 'Touching and sad' family reunion for orphan Seena http://ow.ly/43lEp
Headline: Sen.Jennings: "Illegal Immigrants Would Essentially be Taking Seats in a Classroom Away from Taxpaying Residents" http://ow.ly/43lBU
Headline: Citizen wrongly held as illegal immigrant gets $400,000 http://ow.ly/43ltF
Headline: Miss. Company Pleads Guilty in Immigration Raid http://ow.ly/43llW
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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 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.

J1 Visa Program
Fast, easy application process; 48-hour processing; $995 processing fee. Welcome to HTP's world of international exchanges. We are a Department of State designated sponsor of the intern and trainee programs. We are the go-to sponsor for numerous immigration attorneys. Email mario@htp-usa.com, call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at www.htp-usa.com.

Immigrant Tax Services
Are you worried that your clients' tax returns might hurt their adjustment, cancellation or consular processing case? Did you know that clients making less than $46,000 qualify to obtain retroactive refunds after they obtain Social Security Numbers via any immigration process? Did you know that taxpayers can claim an exemption for dependents residing in Mexico or Canada? Sam Rock, principal of the Rock Law Group, specializes in taxes for immigrants. He is an immigration lawyer, national speaker and has published several AILA articles on the intersection of immigration and income tax law. Contributor to tax section, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 2010-11. With 10 years experience preparing tax returns for immigrants, we can help you understand your client's eligibility to file as head of household and make dependent claims. Get your legal fees paid from your clients' unclaimed tax refunds. Rush service in 48 hours. Educating Haitian nationals about retroactive tax credits available to Haitian recipients of TPS. Services: original 1040s, amended returns, expert letters, testimony, resolution of IRS tax debt, audits/exam from all states and U.S. taxpayers living abroad. Competitive fees. Get tax knowledge on your side. Contact: sam@rocklawgroup.com, 866-243-8178, www.rocklawgroup.com This is an advertisement by an attorney.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC, March 1 - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to present "Building a 21st Century Border: Regional Master Plans and Transportation Infrastructure" with Commisioner Alan Bersin as speaker, followed by a panel on regional master plans. For more info, including a complete list of panelists and a timeline of the event, click here. To RSVP click here

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