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Immigration Daily March 2, 2011
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Comment: Government Times - Visa Wait Times from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

Article: The Midnight Society by Anthony Guidice

Article: Compliance Alert: I-9 Central Website Coming Soon by John Fay

Article: Expatriation: Overview And Special Renunciation Problems by Laurie Grossman and Leon Wildes

Bloggings: Fifty Million Environmental Refugees by 2020 by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Announces Proposed H-1B Electronic Registration System

News: DOL Publishes Notice On H-2A 2011 Adverse Effect Wage Rates

News: USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On Exemptions For Certain Iraqi Groups

News: USCIS Announces New Filing Location for Change of Address Form

News: DOL Publishes FY2010 Annual Performance Report

News: USCIS Warns About Diversity Visa Scams

Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D. Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly, Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran, Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy, Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson, Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Editors' Introduction
  • Understanding I-9 Concepts
  • I-9 Advanced Topics
  • Employer E-Verify Considerations
  • E-Verify Advanced Topics
  • DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
  • Specialty Topics
  • Resource Materials
For more info on this book and to order, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: In 2012, the DREAM Act Will Be a Major Electoral Issue in the Latino Community
Headline: Fines for hiring immigrants WITH THE EXCEPTION OF maids/groundskeepers/houseworkers
Headline: Michigan immigrant bill draws debate
Headline: Have you been to Shelbyville? Meet Miguel, it's touching.
Headline: After the DREAM: Students fighting for a path to citizenship still looking for reliable allies
Headline: Castillo Is A Shining Example: The DREAM Act Should Live On
Headline: Students warned against Spring Break in Mexico
Headline: Virginia Strengthens Anti-Immigrant Stance
Headline: U.S. agent's killing in Mexico highlights menace of cross-border gun trade
Headline: Teachers Protest New Immigration Bills, SB 1611 and SB 1407
Headline: 5 area arrests part of U.S. drug sweep
Headline: Indiana's proposed immigration crackdown draws fire
Headline: Texas immigration bill has big exception
Headline: H-1B Book includes Step By Step, Advanced H-1B Issues and essential memoranda are all found here . Get your copy at
Headline: PERM For Experts seminar. what to do if the beneficiary was laid off and more! sign up now! at:
Headline: Hopeful DREAM

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Denver, Colorado - Ogletree Deakins is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal for its Denver office. Candidates should have experience in business immigration law including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, P-1 and E-1/E-2 petitions, PERM applications, EB-1 and PERM based I-140s, and adjustments. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational/communication skills and experience with one of the major immigration case management systems. Very competitive salary and excellent opportunity for professional growth. No relocation assistance. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Boutique immigration law firm in downtown Washington, DC seeks experienced associate attorney. Ideal candidate will have excellent research, writing skills and client relation skills. Must have demonstrated experience in all business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and significant Immigration Court experience. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Collegial atmosphere. No billable hours. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes, refs and writing samples to

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.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: New Award
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Vilcek Prizes, awarded to foreign-born individuals for outstanding contributions to the American arts and sciences. This years recipient's are: Titia de Lange - Rockefeller University Biomedical Researcher, Charles Simic - Distinguished Poet, Yibin Kang - Cancer Researcher and Dinaw Mengestu - Novelist. For more info on this year's recipients, see

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