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Immigration Daily April 5, 2011
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Comment: Money And Politics - The 2011 budget is not yet complete. President Obama has invited Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Reid to continue to meet and finalize the budget. Looking at the likely effect of the budget impasse on immigration issues, our readers should bear in mind that consular processing was entirely halted the last time the government shut down over the budget in the mid-90s. Once consular processing resumes, delays will persist for some time. A similar situation is possible with PERM as well. Even if the 2011 budget is agreed to, the 2012 budget is still an open question, due to the ballooning deficits and the different approaches of the two political parties to the same. The budget battle reminds us that money is the mother's milk of politics.

Article: The New $299 Supplemental H-1B Filing Fee for Small Companies (aka "VIBE") by Malcolm Goeschl

Article: Back to the Basics: Timelines for Completing the Form I-9 by John Fay

Article: Law Firm Marketing: “You May Not Believe This, But…” 9 General Rules for Marketing Legal Services by Trey Ryder

Bloggings: PERM: Wrong Box Checked on I-140 by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Hard Times: Will They Help in The End? by Gary Endelman

Bloggings: What Part Of Illegal Don't You Understand, Mr. Pearce? by Greg Siskind

Bloggings:Foreign Affairs Manual Updated by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: US EB-5 Economists Visit China by Brian Su

News: USCIS Releases Memo On Implementation Of Help Haiti Act Of 2010

News: USCIS Publishes QAs On OPT And F-1 Status Under H-1B Cap-Gap Regulations

News: EOIR Publishes Ethics And Professionalism Guide For Immigration Judges

News: CRS Report On Noncitizen Eligibility and Verification Issues in the Health Care Reform Legislation

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:
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
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?
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

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Headline: RT @ColorLines: Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress
Headline: Legislature to debate immigration bill
Headline: Centralia man, 95, has US citizenship confirmed
Headline: Republicans Ram Immigration Bill Through Committee
Headline: Farmers, landscapers, other businesses fear #immigration legislation
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark, NJ - Mid-size gateway firm seeks paralegal on a part-time or contract basis, with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business immigration applications (including H-1B, L-1, PERM, I-140). Must have BA degree with 1-2 years of business immigration experience and excellent communication and writing skills. Competitive compensation. Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

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:

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:

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 Submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: Must be received by close of business, Friday, April 15, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.

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Korean Community Website
Would you like to meet new clients for free? You can do so by registering with as an "honest attorney." 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.

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