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Immigration Daily April 28, 2011
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Comment: Many Items - Today's issue of Immigration Daily features many items of interest including articles on Citizenship, Consular Issues, India EB2 Priority Dates and the President's birth certificate. Also featured are memos and a Notice from DHS and a number of help wanted ads for attorney and paralegal positions in the USA and Canada. Scroll down to find the item(s) of interest to you.

Article: Consular Corner: April 2011 by Liam Schwartz

Article: Constitutional Citizenship: A Legislative History By Garrett Epps for the Immigration Policy Center

Article: India EB-2 Priority Dates: Congress Holds the Key to Continued Improvement by Erik Anderson

Bloggings: DHS Protects Women and Girls, but More Can Be Done by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: President Obama Releases His Long Form Birth Certificate: An Additional Thought on the Birther Movement and Immigration by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Publishes Memo On Centralization Of Adjudications Based On Adam Walsh Act

News: DHS Publishes Notice Removing Designated Countries From National Security Entry-Exit Registration System

News: Schlanger Memo On Removing Designated Countries From National Security Entry-Exit Registration System

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto/Vancouver/Calgary, Canada - Egan LLP seeks two experienced US business immigration attorneys to join our growing US immigration team at our offices in Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the immigration needs for multiple clients, including the delivery of both immigration compliance and advisory services. You will be expected to manage relationships with key decision-makers at mid- to large-size multinational organizations and ensure that your team of attorneys and/or paralegals meets client demands. You must possess 2 - 5 years of US business immigration experience (including experience with PERM, H, L, E, O, I-140 and AOS work) and be a member in good standing of a US state bar. Strong managerial, organizational and communication skills are required. These positions offer excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidates. Egan LLP, which is allied with Ernst & Young LLP, the Canadian member firm of the global Ernst & Young network, assists organizations address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. We offer a variety of US business immigration services including PERM, IV, NIV and related advisory services to our diverse multinational clientele. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Downtown Chicago, IL - VisaNow seeks Global Mobility/Visa Specialist. As the Global Mobility/Visa Specialist, you will be responsible for managing global legal immigration cases and client relationships, including serving as the primary liaison between clients, foreign processing counsel and international partners, and increasing the network of foreign counsel and other visa processing relationships. In this position, you will be responsible for helping to develop and grow our relatively new Global Immigration department. Candidate qualifications include a Bachelors' degree with 7+ years of experience consulting and advising clients on global immigration and visa cases and strategies. Must have experience working with international clients and foreign counsel world-wide. Excellent communication skills are a must, as the position requires an inordinate amount of client interaction via phone calls and email. Global Mobility Specialist Certification is preferred. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits and 401k match. To apply visit: http://www.visanow.com/about-us/careers.aspx

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: immigration@lskglaw.com.

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 resume@wildesweinberg.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, D.C. - May 3, 10am - The House Committee on Homeland Security and The Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security are pleased to present, "Border Security and Enforcement - Department of Homeland Security's Cooperation with State and Local Law Enforcemenr Stakeholders". For more info go to http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-%E2%80%9Cborder-security-and-enforcement-%E2%80%93-department-homeland-security%E2%80%99s

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