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Immigration Daily August 30, 2011
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Comment: Cruelest Immigration Law - A federal district court judge has temporarily blocked the Alabama immigration law described by USA Today as a “Primal Scream” and by The New York Times as “The Cruelest Immigration Law”. It was set to go into effect this Thursday creating yet another race of second class human beings in the heart of Dixie. Where do you think the Alabama immigration law ranks in the pantheon of unjust immigration laws? Please express your opinions using our letters section or by writing to us at

Article: Consular Corner by Liam Schwartz

Article: To Renew Or Not To Renew.The Impact Of Visa Retrogression On Healthcare Workers: Healthcare Certificate Renewals by Donna Rae Richardson

Bloggings: Confirmation: Immigration Detainer on President Obama's Uncle Omar by Matthew Kolken

News: DHS Publishes Business Transformation Regulation

Focus: THE H-1B BOOK
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review and Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Headline: RT @CASAdeMaryland: Drug war sparks exodus of affluent Mexicans
Headline: Federal Judge Blocks Alabama immigration Law
Headline: President Obama’s uncle had SocialSecurity ID
Headline: Immigration attorneys: U.S. deportation policy shift starting
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for associate attorneys for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills and bachelor's degree required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Firm offers very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or call 703-230-6802.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP seeks a senior immigration paralegal. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, overseeing junior paralegals in case preparation, and serving as the primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Senior Level applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email your resume to

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future By Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron, and Meera Balarajan - Princeton University Press, 352 pp. - Hardcover, ISBN: 0691145725, $29.38

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