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Immigration Daily March 14, 2011
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Comment: Mice At ICE Run Amok - A US Citizen (and Army veteran) who was locked up in ICE detention for 7 months because ICE officials weren't satisfied with his status finally received an official apology from ICE. In a letter that was part of the settlement, Philip Lynch, chief of the civil division in the U.S. attorney's office writes "I believe that none of my clients would ever have wanted to, or knowingly would have, detained a veteran and United States citizen". Naturally, ICE claims it was all a mistake, and said that "[ICE] Director John Morton [has] ordered procedures changed to avoid future mistakes". We are not quite sure that this was a procedural mix up. An April 13, 2009 article reports dozens (if not hundreds) of cases of ICE detaining US citizens (most of those detained are those with the fewest resources: the mentally ill, minorities, the poor, and children). In the face of the large numbers of US citizens unlawfully detained by ICE, it is difficult to acquiesce in the statement of the US attorney if ICE truly cared about not detaining/deporting US citizens the numbers of these "mistakes" would be no where near as large as they indeed are. We believe that a not-insignificant portion of ICE staffers are infected by the "deport-'em-all" mentality, and that the current management installed by President Obama has not flushed these folks out. While this particular citizen was finally released and received an apology, there is no excuse for the dozens, if not hundreds, of US citizens currently in ICE detention.

Article: M-274 Revisited: Panel Discusses The Revised I-9 Handbook by Dan Brown and John Fay

Bloggings: PERM: Supervised Recruitment Gone Awry by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: USCIS Announces Disaster Policy For Japanese As It Resumes Haitian Deportations by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: No Visas Comrade by Gary Endelman

Bloggings: I Am Furious (Yellow) - at USCIS and its AAO by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: Latest State Immigration Bill Updates by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Advises Relief for Japan and Other Nationals from the Pacific Stranded Due To The Earthquakes And Tsunami

News: USCIS Will Offer Protection for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Violations

News: USCIS Issues Request for Review Tip Sheet

Focus: Permanent Resident Options
Tuesday, March 15 is the deadline for the Thursday, March 17 phone session of "Physicians For Experts" with Robert Aronson (discussion leader), Ingrid Brey, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Jennifer Minear, Rita Sostrin and others. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Choosing the Right Option: NIW vs. LC
  • Update on National Interest Waivers: Post Schneider
  • Drafting the L/C for IMGs
  • Business Necessity Issues
  • Portability Challenges for IMGs
Tuesday, March 15 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: Texas farmers say drug war making job dangerous: Encounters with traffickers stir calls for vigilante actions on Web
Headline: Pressure grows in Los Angeles, CA for revising policies on towing unlicensed drivers' cars
Headline: Lawsuit alleges Indian workers lured to U.S. on false promises - victims of "human trafficking" and organized crime
Headline: Itinerant life weighs on farmworkers' children: Lives of children of migrants grow still more complicated
Headline: California can lead on immigration reform by passing the Dream Act - setting the right standards.
Headline: Georgians divided over immigration bills: mandatory E-Verify, local police to act as ICE agents n banning from colleges
Headline: Tensions Emerge Among Oklahoma Republicans Over Immigration Bill
Headline: State Legislatures Slow on Immigration Measures
Headline: Immigration, state by state. The federal government needs to step up.
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in the United States, seeks 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

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP seeks paralegal for immediate hire. Applicant must possess work experience in the area of family and removal immigration as well as strong writing and communication skills. Send resume + cover letter to: All resumes will be treated in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP seeks to hire experienced family and removal immigration attorney immediately. Candidate must be an excellent researcher, communicater, and writer. Excellent advancement opportunities offered, including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter to: All resumes will be treated in confidence.

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:

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 Acting Director of EOIR and other 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. This Conference is limited to 400 participants. For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. For online hotel registration, see here.

J1 Visa Program
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March 17, Teleconference - The Office of Public Engagement and the Service Center Operations Directorate invite you to participate in the upcoming stakeholder engagement to discuss the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program. Please contact the Office of Public Engagement at to RSVP.

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