Comment: Seal Team Six Delivers 11th Anniversary Present - This issue marks the 11th anniversary of continuous daily publication for Immigration Daily, the newspaper of the immigration law community, reaching tens of thousands of subscribers every weekday. It is our custom to thank our readers on this anniversary day, for making our publication possible – without your mouse-clicks, we would not exist, and we renew our customary thanks to you again today.
In addition, today, we extend warm and heartfelt thanks to the members of Seal Team Six, and the thousands of Americans, both in and out of uniform, who make that Team's work possible, for the justice they recently delivered to the murderous head of Al Qaeda – Osama Bin Laden.
We do so within our tradition of sticking strictly to immigration matters. No field, save perhaps the travel industry, has suffered nearly as much in the American economy post-9/11, as has the immigration lawyer community. Had Al Qaeda not attacked, we would have had CIR in 2001, and the entire mood of the immigration field for the past decade would have been up-beat and expansionist. No group of Americans has suffered as much as immigrants, in the daily harassment and suspicion to which they have been and are legally and officially subject to by bureaucrats in our government - on the ground in the USA the War on Terror has meant a War on Immigrants. So much for the connection to our central subject.
We reiterate our strong support for those in our Executive Branch who defend the United States against those who wish us harm. We recall that many killed in the 9/11 attacks were immigrants, and of various flavors – naturalized, permanent residents, temporary immigrants, and the undocumented. Seal Team Six sought and brought justice on all of their behalves, just as it did on behalf of other Americans. Indeed, we would not be at all surprised if Seal Team Six had an immigrant or two in its ranks.
We are proud to carry on the ILW.COM website, a special section for every immigrant recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest military decoration, from the beginnings of our country until the Vietnam war. This section features the citations for every immigrant hero (aka American hero) listed. Immigrants to America have never lacked in patriotism toward their adopted homeland. In that tradition of proud patriotism, we salute the champs of Seal Team Six.
Article: Can You Improve Your I-9 "IMAGE"? by Gary Endelman
Article: Migrant Social Networks: Vehicles For Migration, Integration, And Development by By Maritsa V. Poros for the Migration Information Source
Bloggings: Obama Meets With Celebrities To Talk About The Need For Immigration Reform by Greg Siskind
Bloggings: Oral Arguments Scheduled Regarding CSPA's Automatic Conversation Clause by Carl Shusterman
Bloggings: H-1 Cap Moves Slowly by Chris Musillo
News: USCIS Publishes Memo On T And U Visa Extensions
News: USCIS Publishes Memo On National Guard Naturalization
News: USCIS Publishes Request For Review Tip Sheet
News: USCIS Announces Implementation Of Secure Mail Initiative
Focus: Issues related to relief from removal
Tuesday, May 3 is the deadline for the Thursday, May 5 phone session of "Removal For Experts", with Scott Bratton (discussion leader), Nadine Aljijakli, Judd Azulay, Wayne Benos, Bob Frank, Howard Silverman and Steve Thal. The curriculum is as follows:
- Asylum, withholding, CAT includig the social group analysis
- Cancellation of Removal
- Adjustment of Status
- Voluntary Departure
- Waivers (212(i), 212(h), 237(a)(1)(H)
Tuesday, May 3 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see:
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201104.pdf
Headline: Bloomberg's immigration Rx: Send aliens to Detroit http://ow.ly/4LgmM
Headline: Death of bin Laden brings healing to old wounds http://ow.ly/4L9hn
Headline: U.S. issues travel alert after Bin Laden killing http://ow.ly/4L9ev
Headline: America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson Speak Out For DREAMAct http://ow.ly/4L8Ri
Headline: Obama Promises Students He Will Fight for Immigration Reform and DREAM Act (VIDEO) http://ow.ly/4L8OH
Headline: President Obama Promises To Follow Through On Dream Act http://ow.ly/4L8KK
Headline: Students rally in Chicago for Illinois DREAM Act http://ow.ly/4L8HF
Headline: A New Immigration Consensus http://ow.ly/4L8C2
Headline: Alabama Close to Enacting Arizona-Style Illegal Immigration Crackdown http://ow.ly/4L8yj
Headline: Protesters Urge Gov. Deal To Veto Immigration Bill http://ow.ly/4L8wa
Headline: Vocal immigration rights supporters unite http://ow.ly/4L8tk
Headline: A much smaller May Day march http://ow.ly/4L8pD
Headline: Thousands rally in NYC for labor, immigration http://ow.ly/4L8ms
Headline: Massive immigration protest on San Jose streets http://ow.ly/4L8jJ
Headline: Final week of Florida legislative session gets underway http://ow.ly/4L8h8
Headline: Bloomberg: Send the immigrants to Detroit http://ow.ly/4L8b8
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
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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
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event New York, May 6 - The USCIS is pleased to present "Vermont Service Center Spring 2011 Semi-Annual Stakeholder Conference". Agenda will include an I-129 panel, a TPS update and a panel on family based application and petitions. For more info, email questions to VSC.StakeholderConference@dhs.gov.
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