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Comment: Forms Galore - The forms section is one of the most visited sections of ILW.COM website. It contains over 200 immigration forms from various agencies such as USCIS, DOS, EOIR, DOL and IRS. Many of the forms are fillable for your convenience. To visit the section, see here.

Article: Naturalization While Working Abroad For An American Firm by Cyrus D. Mehta

Article: Top 10 Marketing Mistakes by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: "EB-2 India: The Great Leap Forward": India EB-2 Should Leap Forward by Gary Endelman

Bloggings: The latest EB-5 stats by Brian Su

Bloggings: Options for Canadians to apply for the TN Visa at the Mexican Border Crossing by Jacob J. Sapochnick

News: USCIS Announces That FY 2012 H-1B Cap Season Is Open

News: Memorandum Of Understanding Between DHS And DOL Concerning Enforcement Activities At Worksites

News: USCIS Reminds Grant Applicants Of April 1 Deadline

Focus: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference
The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind is co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the partial Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws ? Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: "Border Security First" Advocates Block Real Immigration Reform http://ow.ly/4rhXh
Headline: Reps Speak Out on Gay Immigration http://ow.ly/4rhWf
Headline: H-1Bvisas need to be easier to get, business leaders tell Congress http://ow.ly/4r9XI
Headline: Support the NY Dream Act (S.4179). http://bit.ly/h8ItdB
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Headline: Drop the I-Word: I Am...a Human Being http://ow.ly/4r8eZ
Headline: Texas legislature looking at Utah immigration bill http://ow.ly/4r898
Headline: House GOP Plan Gets Tough on Illegal Immigration http://ow.ly/4r80N
Headline: Immigration reform bill introduced on Rep. Giffords Behalf http://ow.ly/4r7FE
Headline: Judge to hear Legislature's bid to defend SB1070 http://ow.ly/4r7DE
Headline: Rep.Royce Introduces Keeping the Pledge on Immigration Act http://ow.ly/4r7qY
Headline: Immigration Advocates Push Obama To Make Good On Campaign Promises http://ow.ly/4r7m2
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm with offices located throughout the nation, has an immediate opening for an immigration paralegal in their Raleigh, North Carolina office. Qualified candidates must have extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in a large law firm environment. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions with a specific focus on labor certification applications. Our outstanding group of paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple attorneys. Candidates must have extensive experience as a business immigration paralegal with specific experience drafting PERM labor certifications. Strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, INS Zoom and a document management system is required. Successful candidates will possess strong writing skills and have excellent attention to detail. The ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team are also important to this position as well as outstanding case management and organizational skills. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: nancy.bell@ogletreedeakins.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm with offices located throughout the nation, seeks an immigration attorney with 3 - 5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates must possess extensive experience with PERM applications, H-1B, L-1, TN and E visas. In addition, candidates must have experience working in a high-volume business immigration work environment. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: nancy.bell@ogletreedeakins.com.

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.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS Credential Evaluation Application. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see: AETS Translation Application. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com , or email: info@aetsinternational.com.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, D.C. - April 4, 3pm - The Embassy of Greece is proud to present "From Challenge to Opportunity: Can Europe Manage Immigration to Advantage?", with President and Co-Founder of Migration Policy Institute, Demetrios G. Papademetriou. For more info, or to RSVP please email mourtoupala@greekembassy.org

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