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Immigration Daily May 9, 2011
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Article: USCIS Issues Final Rule On I-9 Form And Discusses Public Comments By John Fay

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Focus: IV Issues
Tuesday, May 10 is the deadline for the Thursday, May 12 phone session of “Consular Processing for Experts”, with Jan Pederson (discussion leader), Jill Bussey, Ellen Freeman, Kehrela Hodkinson, Joanne Orizal, Laurel Scott, Heather Segal, Priscillia Suntoso, James Wolf and Elaine Witty, the curriculum is as follows:

  • Considerations in Consular Processing.
    • Unlawful presence and effect on application
    • Risk that the applicant's visa and/or immigration history may result in delay or denial.
    • Readjudication of labor certifications, visa petitions and qualifications of applicant.
  • "Following-to-join" issues.
    • Documents to file with the consular posts.
    • When can principal alien's entitlement to LPR status be readjudicated at the IV interview of the "following-to-join" spouse or child?
    • When may the IV issuance be properly delayed and for how long? (Issue arises in Manila when principal alien adjusted status as a nurse; Issue arises when principal alien adjusted status as an asylee or through legalization; Issue arises when consular officer questions whether principal alien in F2A (unmarried minor child) and F2B (unmarried, adult son or daughter) cases is maintaining his/her principal place of residence and domicile in the United States at the time of the interview.)
  • Considerations in family-based petition cases.
    • When blood relationship questioned, may attorney insist on DNA test and through what mechanism? Often much time would be saved through DNA testing, particularly when the alternatives are returning an approved petition to CIS and/or awaiting the outcome of a local investigation.
    • Strategies to resolve relationship questions locally in lieu of petition return to CIS.
    • I-864 issues (E.g. Whether petitioner "resides" in the United States.)
  • Processing of an "Age-Out" Case.
  • Processing of a Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Case.
  • "Portability of an approved alien labor certification and I-140" to immigrant visa processing
Tuesday, May 10 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan, NY - Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP seeks a business immigration paralegal who has 2+ years of experience handling NIV and IV matters and who is well-organized and detail-oriented. Please send resume and writing example to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Pasadena, CA - Reeves & Associates, PLC seeks an Immigration Attorney with 2-10 years experience in family, deport and appellate practice for its Pasadena office. Employment based experience helpful. Ideal candidate should have exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 30 years and has 60 plus employees in 4 offices. R&A is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. This is an excellent career opportunity for a qualified candidate who is licensed to practice law in California. R&A offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, 17 days vacation (PTO) in the 1st year, 401(k) with matching dollars, long term disability, CLE expenses, commissions plus a yearly bonus all in a collegial environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Alan Lee, Esq. seeks a smart, ambitious, hard-working and responsible attorney as sole associate. Must write well, be detailed, prepared, & have experience in various aspects of immigration law including labor certifications and H-1Bs. Must also handle appearances at CIS & immigration courts including some in other states. Strong interpersonal & communication skills required. Good opportunities down the road. E-mail resume to:

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

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:

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, or email:

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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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X

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