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Immigration Daily July 27, 2011
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Comment: Let Them Eat Cake Or A Machiavellian Surprise - President Obama recently addressed the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, continuing his efforts to try to hoodwink Latinos, and evinced fresh reaction confirming that Latinos are not falling for his act (see report on the action here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/59842.html). On immigration, as on other issues, the Democratic Party under Mr. Obama’s leadership is in trouble. Following Mr. Obama’s historic election, senior Democratic leaders took a decision to prioritize three issues, and de-prioritize two other issues: the chosen issues were recession spending, universal health care and climate change legislation, those thrown under the Democratic bus were the LGBTQ community and immigrants. Two and a half years later, lets see how that has worked out: (i) on recession spending, our country has spent and spent (including billions in taxpayer money that ended up as Wall Street bonuses), and stands on the verge of default; (ii) on universal health care, a flawed statute which was described by all sides as “a monstrosity” now stands about to be defunded by the fiscal crisis (iii) on climate change, the House Democratic leadership took severe political risks that ultimately ended up costing Democrats control of that chamber – while the Senate killed and later buried the bill and its concepts. On the under-the-bus side, the LGBTQ community worked at the state level, in the courts, and especially in the court of public opinion, and has gone from strength to strength – culminating most recently in full marriage equality in New York, with more states sure to follow NY’s lead. On the immigrant side, the key stumbling block has been that most of those affected do not vote. Still, there are many who do vote whose loved ones are being deported by Mr. Obama in massive numbers, who are sure to remember on election day next November, and ensure that Mr. Obama gets deported from the White House. However, there may be a Machiavellian twist to this. It is entirely possible that Mr. Obama’s smart political operatives are deliberately playing down expectations among immigrants prior to a Fall Surprise – after all, even if the dire economic situation does not knock Mr. Obama from office next year, his re-election clearly hinges on a “base-mobilization” strategy, since several parts of his 2008 coalition appear to be unwilling to back him again. Such a base-mobilization strategy would inevitably include providing some real benefits to the long suffering immigrant community. Since Mr. Obama has within his unfettered executive discretion the power, inter alia, to grant deferred action status to large numbers of the undocumented, perhaps that’s what he plans on doing – at least for potential DREAM beneficiaries. So, its entirely possible that what we are experiencing today is simply a summer of discontent, and what we may be up for is a pleasant surprise before Iowans get ready to caucus for the next Presidential election. We’ll find out soon enough, stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the latest.

Article: Consular Corner: July 2011 by Liam Schwartz

Article: There's More Than One Way to Add a Lawyer by Ed Poll

Bloggings: Senate Holds Hearing on Skilled Immigration Benefits by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Manila Visa Reissuance Program by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: After Denial! by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Demand an Investigation into the Death of Roberto Martinez-Medina in Immigration Detention by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: What do the Tea Party's Policies on the Debt Ceiling and Immigration Have in Common? by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Releases Presentation On CSPA From SCOPS Stakeholder Teleconference

News: President Issues Presidential Proclamation On Suspension Of Entry To Aliens Subject To Travel Bans

News: Presidential Proclamation On Suspension Of Entry To Aliens Subject To Travel Bans Published In Federal Register

News: DOJ, DHS and DOL Announce Selection Of Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams

News: USCIS Publishes Tips On Filing H-2A Petitions

News: DOL Publishes H-2B FAQs For Job Contractors

News: DOL Publishes H-2A FAQ On Staggered Dates Of Need

News: DOL Publishes Updates On New SOC 2010

Focus: Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.

Headline: RT @a_free_america Rep. @luisGutierrez Arrested Outside White House For Immigration Protest http://t.co/lvMP8JX
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Headline: 3Obama Urges Hispanic Support on 3Immigration, Economy http://ow.ly/5NwJf
Headline: Immigrants in Georgia, Alabama worried about effects of new laws http://ow.ly/5NwyP
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Cincinnati, OH (multiple positions) - The Hammond Law Group, LLC, a Cincinnati-based immigration firm with a national practice, seeks the following: 1) Entry-level attorney interested in a career in immigration law. Must have excellent research and writing skills, 2)Experienced attorney with 2-3 years handling either MD or EB1/NIW type cases, and 3) Lateral with a base of IT clients seeking to join forces and expand your existing practice. Must have a proven entrepreneurial track record and be interested in aggressive sales and growth. Send resume with cover letter to rita@hammondlawgroup.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The Law Office of Lichtman & Elliot, PC seeks an immigration litigation associate to represent clients in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal court. We are located near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. A JD, bar admission and experience as an Immigration Court law clerk or three years in immigration litigation required. Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to dottie@lichtmanelliot.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Denver, Colorado - Ogletree Deakins seeks an experienced business immigration paralegal for its Denver office. Candidates should have 5+ years experience in business immigration law including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, P-1 and E-1/E-2 petitions, PERM applications, EB-1 and PERM based I-140s, and adjustments. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational/communication skills and experience with one of the major immigration case management systems. Very competitive salary and excellent opportunity for professional growth. No relocation assistance. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: cheryl.passini@ogletreedeakins.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - Law firm seeks immigration attorney with 2 years experience in business-related petitions/applications, including H-1B, E-1/E-2, L-1, PERM and permanent residence (EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3), and RFEs. Experience with EB-5 investor visas a plus. Must have excellent research/writing skills and client follow up. Must be bilingual in Spanish, both verbal and written. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Email resume, three references and two complete writing samples to jhart@immigrateusa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The U.S. business immigration specialists at Egan LLP work closely with members of Ernst & Young's Human Capital group, to help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Egan LLP helps companies efficiently relocate people wherever they need them to be, anywhere in the world. The firm's comprehensive range of services-from advising on immigration issues and the use of international agreements in immigration matters, to arranging entry visas, work permits or permanent resident status-makes operating across borders less painful and more cost-effective for employers. We are currently seeking an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Requirements include law degree along a license to practice law in the U.S., two to six years of post-licensing business immigration experience, and broad exposure to U.S. Business immigration law. Interested applicants are asked to send their resume and cover letter to Pushpa Mattappally at pushpa.mattappally@ca.ey.com.

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Letters of the Week: Bruce Mulraney, Grosvenor Anschell, and Joseph Whalen

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
USCIS Office of Public Engagement is pleased to invite you to a stakeholder teleconference related to the “O” and “P” nonimmigrant classifications. To participate email public.engagement@dhs.gov by Monday,August 1,2011 and put in a subject line "August 2-Phone". To join the call please dial 8877-917-6907,passcode is "UNION". To submit agenda items, please RSVP via email and attach a Word document or PDF with suggested items. All submissions should be received by the Office of Public Engagement by COB Friday, July 15, 2011.

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