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Immigration Daily June 20, 2011
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Article: ICE Halfway Solution Not The Answer To Secure Communities Problem by Alan Lee

Article: Back To The Basics: Avoiding Anti-Discrimination And Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices In The I-9 Process by Ilana Drummond

Bloggings: ICE Head Morton at the AILA Conference in San Diego, CA by Jacob Sapochnick

Bloggings: Russell Pearce to Face Recall Election by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: Recruitment Reports by Joel Stewart

News: ICE Publishes Memo On Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Consistent With Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities

News: ICE Publishes Memo On Prosecutorial Discretion Regarding Certain Victims, Witnesses And Plaintiffs

News: DHS Publishes Plan To Provide Training To State and Local Law Enforcement In Secure Communities Program

Focus: I-9, E-Verify and Compliance
Tuesday, June 21 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, June 23 phone session of Illuminating the Dark Ages: Disturbing Trends and Pleasing Solutions in Employment Based Immigration with Angelo Paparelli (co-discussion leader), Batya Schwartz Ehrens (co-discussion leader), Nicole Kersey, Nathan Waxman, Karin Wolman and others. The curriculum is as follows:
Mandatory E-Verify in designated states and within specific sectors such as federal contractors has adversely affected employers around the country. At the same time, ICE has mounted an aggressive campaign to audit employers' I-9 paperwork compliance nationwide. In this session, we will discuss how lawyers can help clients and gain more business by communicating the changes in employer compliance, trends in I-9 audits, and updates on E-Verify.

  • Supreme Court Update: Is the Arizona statute imposing sanctions on employers who hire undocumented workers preempted? (Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting)
  • I-9 compliance and E-verify update
  • Best practices in proactive compliance
  • Developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures for new Social Security no-match notices
  • Scope of constructive knowledge and duty to investigate
  • Interfacing with unions in I-9 voluntary audits and government investigations
  • Mergers and acquisitions I-9 issues
  • Minimizing risk in use of vendors and consultants
  • Representing clients in I-9 audits
  • The role of the immigration attorney and I-9 housekeeping for clients
Tuesday, June 21 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see:
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Headline: Swing states face immigration fight
Headline: For science and tech companies, immigration debate strikes a different tone
Headline: Utah GOP votes to repeal guest-worker program immigration
Headline: NorthCarolina to require some employers to check citizenship using EVerify
Headline: The Christian Post: Immigration and the Gospel
Headline: Is Raul Labrador GOP immigration key?
Headline: NYTimes: Shut down Secure Communities Program immigration
Headline: Cases of U.S. citizens detained over immigration status emerge in Florida
Headline: Judge to Hear Arguments on Georgia Immigration Law
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Headline: Raleigh church members face immigration problems
Headline: Hundreds gather in Clayton to discuss Georgia's new immigration law

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for a paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience in immigration law matters including the processing of PERM applications. This position will handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for multinational companies, universities, hospitals and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, scholars, researchers, and other professionals to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. Successful candidates should have strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; be able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume, a copy of your college transcript and a brief writing sample to: Information about the firm can be found at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Minneapolis, MN - Fredrikson & Byron, a large law firm in downtown Minneapolis, MN has an opening for a paralegal in our immigration law department. This position requires an individual who is organized, detail-oriented and able to work on an independent basis. We are looking for a motivated individual who is detail-oriented, with distinguished academic credentials, writing abilities, and outstanding interpersonal skills. In addition, case management skills and fluency in Spanish legal and writing would be beneficial. We believe this is an unparalleled opportunity for individuals possessing these characteristics. In return for your expertise we offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and pleasant surroundings. Please send resume to: / Greta M. Larson, Manager of Legal Recruiting, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., 200 South 6th Street Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy is looking for an experienced Paralegal for its Washington D.C. office. This is a career position requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates have 2+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Paralegal will have the opportunity to manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only) to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, at Or fax same to 202-371-2898. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
San Francisco, CA, June 24, 2011 - The Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration is pleased to present "Hidden Topics in LGBTI Asylum and Refugee Law." Speakers include Neil Grungras, LeRoy Potts, Emilia Bardini, Prof. Eddie Bruce-Jones, Anne Tamar-Mattis, and Rachel Levitan. To RSVP and for more info, see

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