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Immigration Daily September 19, 2011
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Comment: Insecure Communities Report - Last week, The Homeland Security Advisory Council's task force issued a report on the Secure Communities Program. The New York Times reports “A task force advising an Obama administration deportation program has sharply criticized immigration officials for creating confusion about its purposes and has found that the program had an “unintended negative impact” on public safety in local communities. In a report on the program, known as Secure Communities, the task force said that the program had eroded public trust by leading to the detention of many immigrants who had not committed serious crimes, after officials said its aim was to remove “the worst of the worst” immigrant criminals from the United States.” Despite Ben Franklin's admonition “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” that is precisely the strategy that was used by the Bush administration, and continued by the Obama administration in reaction to 9/11. The HSAC report is yet another reminder that the strategy does not work, and ought to be reversed. Please make your voice heard in our letters section, or by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Sometimes You Can Go Too Far: How to Avoid Citizenship Status Documentation And Document Abuse by Gary Endelman

Article: A New Facet of Government’s Corporate Immigration Enforcement: DOJ Pursues Employers for Discrimination Under Immigration Reform and Control Act for Going Too Far With Form I-9 Verification by Mira Mdivani

Bloggings: The Secure Communities Report by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Bolivian Man Accused of Genocide Has Asylum in the U.S. by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: What Employers Need to Know to Improve their Immigration Compliance Systems by Jacob Sapochnick

Bloggings: The Republican War on Minority Voting Rights Parallels the Republican War on Minority Immigrants By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Releases QAs From Service Center Operations Liaison Meeting

News: DHS Announces Launch Of Study In The States

News: DHS Publishes Fact Sheet On Study In The States

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: New Immigration Measure Means Expanded Government Reach http://ow.ly/6yo8h
Headline: Dream Act: Obama passes amnesty by executive order http://ow.ly/6yoj1
Headline: "Material support" label blocks green cards for thousands; feds promise solution http://ow.ly/6yo1v
Headline: Gutierrez: "I Want to Thank" Obama for Bypassing Congress to Cancel Deportation of Illegals http://ow.ly/6wmGi
Headline: Immigration Reform: The Missing Piece of the CSR Puzzle http://ow.ly/6wmB0
Headline: are you a stressed out attorney, paralegal or law student looking for a job? Have no fear! http://ow.ly/6wFLm
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Headline: Obama Talks Jobs, Immigration Reform at CHCI Awards Gala http://ow.ly/6wmst
Headline: Employer's Immigration Compliance book will guide employers through these turbulent immigration waters get your copy at http://ow.ly/6qlSN
Headline: Immigration Advocates Split Over Arizona Boycott http://ow.ly/6wmk5

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP is looking for an Associate Attorney with 2 - 5 years of experience in all aspects of business immigration, including PERM, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. The position will involve a great deal of client contact with several of the firm's large, global clients. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have excellent research and writing skills, and possess strong interpersonal and client communications skills. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only), in confidence, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax same to 202-371-2898. FRAGOMEN is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening in its NY City office for a paralegal with 1-2 years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals, drafting documents and forms to establish eligibility for immigration benefits. If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic credentials along with 1-2 years of immigration experience, please email your cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to: hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be found at www.klaskolaw.com.

Case Management Technology
Use technology to leverage your immigration practice with INSZoom's powerful immigration case management products, which include 800+ forms updated within 24 hours of release with no patches or required downloads. This online tool - accessible from anywhere and anytime - provides e-filing of 20+ essential forms and gives you access to client relationship management and practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, billing and invoicing modules, automatic email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly, and many other immigration management tools. The online library of customizable questionnaires, letters & email templates, ability for clients to check case status online. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM, optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. An ISO 27001:2005 and 9001:2008 certified company, INSZoom has been providing leading edge technology solutions for all sizes, from solo practitioners to large immigration law firms worldwide, corporations, universities and non-profit organizations since 1999. The world's largest immigration software company, INSZoom delivers robust and flexible solutions customized to your practice's needs. Schedule a complimentary online demonstration by calling (925) 244-0600 or emailing info@INSZoom.com. Learn more about why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate at www.INSZoom.com.

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Letters of the Week: Joseph Whalen

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC, September 20 - The Center for American Progress is pleased to invite you to a free presentation and screening "Stronger Together: Community Integration of Newcomers". Speakers include Laurent Gilbert, Patrice O'Neill, Michael Byun, David Lubell and Vanessa Cardenas. To RSVP and for more info, see http://www.americanprogress.org/events/2011/09/receivingcommunities.html/rsvp.

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