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Immigration Daily February 28, 2011
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Article: Consular Corner February 2011 by Liam Schwartz

Article: Central American Immigrants In The United States by Aaron Terrazas for the Migration Information Source

Article: Case Study: Judge Orders Subway Restaurant To Pay $27,000 For I-9 Violations by John Fay

Bloggings: Oscar Honors Film About Refugees by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: What are equivalent, alternate requirements? by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Immigration ICE Storms Are Brewing: 7 Steps Employers Must Take NOW by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: Liu v. Holder: Frivolous Asylum Applications by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Immigration Activist Is Arrested For Walking Into Arizona State Senate building, Told He's 'Not Welcome' by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Publishes Request For Evidence (RFE) Templates For Comment

News: USCIS Publishes Draft RFE Template For Comment: I-129 P-1A Athletes and Teams

News: USCIS Publishes Draft RFE Template For Comment: I-129 P-1B Entertainment Groups and Performers

News: USCIS Publishes Draft RFE Template For Comment: I-129 P-2 Reciprocal Exchange Artists or Entertainers

News: USCIS Publishes Draft RFE Template For Comment: I-129 P Essential Support Workers

Focus: EVerify And I9s For Experts
Tuesday, March 1 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, March 3 phone session of EVerify And I9s For Experts with Robert F. Loughran, Karen Katz Feldman, Charles Kuck, Avalyn Langemeier, Susan McConn, Angelo Paparelli, Eileen Scofield and others. The curriculum is as follows:
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, March 1 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: Pelosi: "@BarackObama hasn't broken promise to try to enact immigration reform". Then give us administrative relief!
Headline: Angry Arizona, Again. All that separates our newest immigrants 4m previous is lack of a working system to assimilate them
Headline: Fighting Back: Maryland students ready to advocate for S. 167 - MA Dream Act
Headline: County College of Morris, NJ asked to reverse rule on in-county tuition for undocumented students. A step backwards!
Headline: Pearce and his blacklist: Immigration activist is arrested for walking into Senate building, told he's 'not welcome'
Headline: For GOP, the Hazards of Red Meat: The rise of immigration as a political issue put Texas Republicans in a tight spot
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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

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 3, Cambridge, MA - The Center for Population and Development Studies of Harvard University is pleased to present 'The Latino Population Boom: How Blacks and Whites are Adapting to a New Chapter in American Politics.' Speakers include Kim Williams. For more info, see here.

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