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Comment: Medal Of Honor - We just celebrated National Medal of Honor Day (March 25), the day when we pay homage to the brave soldiers who served our country above and beyond the call of duty. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration of the United States. More than 700 Medal of Honor recipients have been immigrants, a number which is dis-proportionally high as compared to the historical percentage of immigrants to the US, and is proportional to the love that immigrants have always demonstrated toward their adopted homeland. We take pride in these immigrants for their bravery, passion and courage in defending the American flag. As our small tribute to their devotion and sacrifice, we have created a section on our website where our readers can find the citations about our immigrant heroes, including their names, countries of origin, ranks, and honorable deeds. We invite our readers to peruse this section (started, and shortly to be completed), and to bring it to the attention of those of our mis-guided countrymen and women who sometimes question the blessings of immigration.

Article: Robert Divine's Immigration Practice: A Divine Treatise by Anthony Guidice

Article: An Open Letter To Georgia House Speaker David Ralston On HB 87 by Charles Kuck

Bloggings: Man Sentenced To Prison For Faking H-1B Tech Worker Petitions by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Chilean Revolutionary "Demands" Political Asylum - Gets Bupkis by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

Focus: THE H-1B BOOK
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review and Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Headline: Younger Californians More Positive on Immigration http://ow.ly/4oLyr
Headline: Detention centres to be reviewed http://ow.ly/4oLvH
Headline: Miamians Protest Illegal Immigration Laws http://ow.ly/4oLrL
Headline: Lawyer: New York girl, 4, caught in immigration quagmire to return from Guatemala this week http://ow.ly/4oLo3
Headline: House Republicans push comprehensive immigration bill http://ow.ly/4oKYA
Headline: Oklahoma Catholic Church leaders speak out on immigration http://ow.ly/4oKV8
Headline: Is Utah immigration package a model for national reform? http://ow.ly/4oKOM
Headline: Obama talks immigration, education with Hispanics http://ow.ly/4oKLA
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Headline: RT @Roswellchika Pa'lante Latino law students & lawyers don't miss this event! Register now! http://bit.ly/hn2XQp immigration
Headline: Want to work in the immigration law field? See these job openings and start applying http://ow.ly/4iXVt
Headline: Groups target states' illegal-immigration bills http://ow.ly/4oOji

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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 Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. The attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws and adjudications. The successful candidate will handle ALD legal issues which include but are not limited to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; adjustment of status; 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 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law, with substantial time handling adjustment of status and/or nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, April 15, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.

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 inquiry@levittandneedleman.com.

Korean Community Website
Would you like to meet new clients for free? You can do so by registering with ShadedCommunity.com as an "honest attorney." ShadedCommunity.com is a website which provides all kinds of immigration information mostly to the Korean community. Koreans looking for honest attorneys to answer their questions regarding immigration law will be able to find you on the list of "Honest Attorneys" of this site. In order to protect a registered attorney's profit advantage, there will be a limit to the number of attorneys allowed to register from each state. On average, each state will be represented, according to their population, by 4 immigration attorneys who will be accepted on a first-come basis. Among the 4 registered attorneys, 2 will be Korean and 2 will be American. Once the set number of attorneys is reached, any other attorneys attempting to register will be put on a waitlist. In addition, all registered attorneys will have to sign an agreement that they will not charge excessive rates to their clients. Honest Attorneys can answer some questions visitors have posted on the site. You can register as an honest attorney on the link here.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 5, New York, NY - The Vilcek Foundation is proud to present "The New Vernacular : Immigrant Authors in American Literature". Winner of the 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature, Dinaw Mengestu as well as finalists Tea Obreht, Simon Van Booy, Ilya Kaminsky and Vu Tran will be reading and NY Times critic Liesl Schillinger will moderate the Q and A panel. For more info, see www.vilcek.org.

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