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Immigration Daily March 25, 2011
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Article: Update on INA 212(h) Defense Strategies by Katherine Brady

Article:The Law Is In A Recession, And How To Survive It by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: Your best friend calls you and tells you he/she's really sick? How do you show you care? by Roger Algase

Bloggings: WWII Vet Fights Over His Citizenship by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Child Deported by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 100 Years Later by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Releases Memo On Fee Waiver Guidelines

Focus: Removal For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Removal For Experts", a new 3-part telephone seminar series with Scott Bratton (discussion leader), Nadine Aljijakli, Judd Azulay, Bob Frank, Steve Thal and others. The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on March 31: Preliminary Issues in Removal Cases

  • Commencement of Removal Proceedings
  • Evidence
  • Burden of Proof
  • Challenging the NTA
  • Bond and Mandatory Detention
  • Motions to Supress
  • In absentia removal orders and motions to reopen
SECOND Phone Session on April 7: Criminal Issues in Removal Proceedings
  • Criminal grounds of removal and inadmissibility
  • Aggravated felonies and limitations on relief
  • Vacating convictions and the impact of Padilla v. Kentucky
THIRD Phone Session on May 5: Issues related to relief from removal
  • Asylum, withholding, CAT includig the social group analysis
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Voluntary Departure
  • TPS
  • Waivers (212(i), 212(h), 237(a)(1)(H)
Tuesday, March 29 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: RT @heartlandirvine: LEAVE act the polar opposite of DREAM act?
Headline: RT @MATTImmigration Immigration Bills Rile Farmers -
Headline: RT @MarcACaputo: Immigration weirdness. Immigrant CAN'T show passport on Florida House floor.
Headline: States Pass Their Versions Of The Dream Act
Headline: Thousands protest Georgia immigration bills
Headline: Immigration essay sparks anger at Rollins College
Headline: Despite actual violence, Janet Napolitano touts safety of border region
Headline: Borderbattle over illegal immigration shifts to beaches
Headline: Group criticizes mock Iowa school "shooting drill"
Headline: Alabama firm probed in immigration case
Headline: Federal Immigration-Enforcement Effort Nets 11 in Arlington
Headline: Lawmaker blasts makeshift California maternity ward for Asians
Headline: Disturbing! Third graders asked "What is an Illegal Alien?". The multiple choice answers are even worse
Headline: Looking for a job in immigration law? Check out these openings and start applying!
Headline: The Employer's Immigration Compliance Book will help guide employers thru dese turbulent immigration waters.
Headline: RT @32BJ_SEIU NYDreamAct introduced in the State Senate NYDA
Headline: RT @ElMati7 We are all Americans. Todos somos Americanos. But w/the same old top-down approach to north-south relations.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks paralegal on a part-time basis (3 days a week), with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business immigration applications. Must have BA degree with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. Competitive compensation package. Email resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Matawan, NJ - Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP seeks an immigration paralegal. Fragomen is recognized as the world's leading global immigration services provider, with more than 1,000 immigration professionals throughout over 30 strategically located offices across 15 countries. We provide comprehensive immigration services for short and long-term international assignments, permanent transfers and the local hire of foreign workers. Working in a collegial team-oriented environment our paralegals perform challenging and substantive legal work. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of business immigration experience, including non immigrant and immigrant visa matters. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills within a fast-paced environment. A Bachelors degree is required. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an immigration paralegal with 1-2 years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research organizations from its New York City office. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials along with 1-2 years of immigration experience, please email your resume and a brief writing sample to: Information about the firm can be found at our website.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Studio City, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney with 2+ years experience to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Must have experience in handling NIV visas and consular practice, PERM, Family-based IV, and Naturalization. Attorney will represent clients in Removal Proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit Court Appeals, and Federal Litigation. Excellent research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Attorney will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence. Candidate must be able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, where deadlines are critical. We have a great office environment and wonderful clients. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Dominguez at All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

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 principal 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

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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,, (303) 871-2560.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC, March 31 - The Center for American Progres and the American Constitution Society is pleased to present: "Born in the USA?: The Historical and Constitutional Underpinnings of Birthright Citizenship". Speakers include Elizabeth Wydra, Garrett Epps, James Ho, Linda Chavez and Moderator Sam Fulwood III. To RSVP, see

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