Comment: Various Items - Today's Immigration Daily features various items of interest including articles by Charles Kuck and Benjamin Brueggemann, bloggings by Gary Endelman, Joel Stewart, Roger Algase and Greg Siskind, a DOS interim final memo, a report on asylum from the Congressional Research Service, sixteen news headlines, many help wanted ads for attorney and paralegal positions across the country, information on a book on Latinos in the Midwest, and a link to letters to the Editor where readers can express their opinions about any of the items below, or any other issue in immigration law and policy. Scroll down for the item(s) of interest to you.
Article: What HB 87 Means for You, Your Business And For Georgia (And It's Not Good) by Charles Kuck
Article: "Safe Harbor" Would Help USCIS and ICE with E-Verify Credibility Gap by Benjamin Brueggemann
Bloggings: "Beware of Khamooshpour" by Gary Endelman
Bloggings: I Win Recognition For Something Completely Unexpected by Greg Siskind
Bloggings: PERM: Government Error Queue by Joel Stewart
Bloggings: Republicans, The Birther Madness And Immigration by Roger Algase
News: DOS Publishes Interim Final Rule And Comment Request On Summer Work Travel
News: CRS Report on "Asylum and 'Credible Fear' Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy"
Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm. Or for fax, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf
Headline: ICE Gave Conflicting Info on Fingerprint Program, Emails Show http://ow.ly/4Hfns
Headline: Women lead fight against S.C. immigration bills http://ow.ly/4HfhG
Headline: States have no right to control immigration into U.S. http://ow.ly/4Hafq
Headline: KKK pulled into Ga. debate on immigration http://ow.ly/4HaaK
Headline: Court seals immigration case against a man arrested in aftermath of fatal shooting of agent http://ow.ly/4Ha95
Headline: Labor to toughen immigration laws http://ow.ly/4Ha7x
Headline: Janet Napolitano clarifies immigration program http://ow.ly/4Ha5S
Headline: The Status Quo on Immigration Puts Both Parties in a Bind http://ow.ly/4Ha3q
Headline: Immigration supporters rally at state capitol http://ow.ly/4Ha1L
Headline: RT @SacredTweet Can President @barackObama do the impossible so far all have FAILED this GREAT NATION on IMMIGRATION http://t.co/qGeWy34
Headline: RT @DerrWeste Scott supports check of immigration status after arrest http://bit.ly/h9RZJZ
Headline: RT @FS_LosAngeles California DreamAct Townhal..(May 3 @ University Student Union Theatre, California State Univer...) http://full.st/B2QRd
Headline: RT @truckinwife Congressman Demands @barackObama Uses Exec Power Or Latinos Won’t Vote 4 Him|: http://bit.ly/fxtvZt
Headline: RT @andreachristina: GOP candidate Gary Johnson stakes most pro-immigrant position in right-wing prez field http://ow.ly/4H5m5
Headline: are you a stressed out attorney, paralegal or law student looking for a job? Have no fear! http://ow.ly/4vzmi
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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, seeks experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in Washington, D.C. This is a full-time position. The attorney selected will serve as an advisor to the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws and international treaty obligations. This attorney would be responsible for providing legal advice on a number of protection issues, including but not limited to asylum, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, parole, VAWA, T and U visas, adoptions, special immigrant juveniles and the Convention Against Torture. Strong legal research and writing skills, and the ability to complete assignments with short deadlines, are essential. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0005 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: Molly.Groom@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, May 13, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP seeks an experienced paralegal to work with our premier Immigration Law group in St. Louis. This is a full-time position (Monday through Friday). Applicants must have a college degree or the equivalent work experience; a minimum of 2 years relevant immigration paralegal experience; a deep experience in a full range of employment-based matters, including IV's, NIV's, PERM and EB-1; experience with NIW-medical and Conrad Amendments a plus. The ideal candidate will also have strong detail orientation skills, high degree of accuracy skills, organizational skills and strong verbal and written communication skills. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP is one of the nation's largest law firms, with legal roots dating back more than a century. At Stinson Morrison Hecker, we offer a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. Our benefits and compensation are comprehensive, progressive and market competitive in an effort to reward and retain our most important asset - our people. For more information and to apply, see here. EOE
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP seeks an experienced immigration attorney. Are you interested in joining a dozen attorneys who are passionate about their evolving immigration law practice? Do you yearn for a positive work place that will support you in achieving excellence and putting forth your best work? You may be just the experienced attorney we are looking for to become a significant member of a growing, collegial law firm specializing in diverse practice areas. Give one of us a call, or send your letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks an experienced attorney with demonstrated legal knowledge and experience involving verification of immigration and citizenship status and employment eligibility issues and interpretation of statutes and regulations that would enable the candidate to provide legal advice regarding the Agency.s E-Verify and SAVE programs, for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division (CALD). The attorney would report to the Deputy Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division in Washington, D.C. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction). You must have three or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience interpreting statutes and regulations is required. Experience advising clients on privacy and disclosure issues and on programs similar to E-Verify and SAVE is highly desired. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0004 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: CALD.Res@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, April 29, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Englewood, NJ - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, a prestigious immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration paralegal to train for 3 to 6 months in its Midtown Manhattan offices before working permanently in its Englewood, NJ office to work on immigrant and non-immigrant matters. Applicant must possess 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, O-1, E, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
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.
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.
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration ReadingLatinos in the Midwest - Edited by Ruben O. Martinez - Michigan State University Press, 450 pp. - Paperback, ISBN: 0870139967, $23.07
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