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Immigration Daily August 5, 2011
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Comment: Alabama Vs. Everyone - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay joined to file a brief against the Alabama Immigration Law. The Montgomery Advertiser summarizes the law as follows:

Alabama’s immigration law, signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on June 9, makes it a state crime to be an undocumented alien in Alabama and allows law enforcement officers to detain those they have “reasonable suspicion” of being in the country illegally. The law also requires school districts to compile information on undocumented students; makes it a crime to give a ride to a work place to an undocumented alien; allows the business licenses of those who knowingly employ undocumented aliens to be revoked; makes it illegal to rent property to undocumented aliens and requires all businesses in the state to enroll in E-Verify by April 1, 2012.

When a law violates rights of a set of individuals in such a thoroughgoing way, it does massive collateral damage to the rights of most individuals in many of their day-to-day activities. It is no wonder that disparate groups such as religious organizations, ACLU, Latin American countries, local law enforcement, and The Justice Department are lining up against this law. What other organizations and groups ought to join the fight against this unjust law? Please use our letters section to make your views heard or write to us at editor@ilw.com

Article: Federal Priorities and Prosecutorial Discretion by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Bloggings: H-1C FAQ by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: EB-5 Stats Revealed at USCIS June 30 Stakeholders Meeting by Brian Su

News: USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On Initiatives To Promote Startup Enterprises And Spur Job Creation

News: President Issues Proclamation Suspending Entry For Participants In Serious Human Rights Violations

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
PART III. THE CONSULAR POSTS RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm. Or for fax, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf

Headline: An attorney's guide on I-140 EBIV Process. For the complete table of contents and to order see http://ow.ly/5S72l
Headline: Church and Justice Department bring lawsuits over Ala. immigration measure http://ow.ly/5Vp3g
Headline: Villanueva to fight deportation order CBC.ca http://ow.ly/5Va7F
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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Austin, TX - Paul Parsons, P.C. seeks a bilingual legal assistant. Requirements: Bilingual in Spanish/English with two years family-based immigration experience, excellent research and writing skills, keen attention to detail. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask; a quick learner, and a non-smoker. Employment-based immigration experience a plus. We are an equal opportunity employer. Competitive salaries and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to sandoval@immigrate-usa.com. No calls, please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the K Street area of downtown Washington seeks legal assistant. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in business/family immigration law, with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/ employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements, in confidence, to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.

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.

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Letters of the Week by Jan C Ting, Sara V, Honza Prchal and Joe Whalen

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event-
Teleconference - August 10, 2011 - 1:00 to 2:30 PM EDT - The USCIS Office Of Public Engagement would like to invite you to a teleconference on "Form I-130 Process Changes for Petitioners Residing Overseas". To participate please contact the Office of Public Engagement at public.engagement@dhs.gov and reference “Overseas” in the subject line of your email.

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