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Immigration Daily December 23, 2011
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Comment: Immigration Checks And Balances - The Miami Herald reports "State and local police will not be checking for immigration documents on Jan. 1 after a federal judge on Thursday blocked portions of the South Carolina immigration law. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also suspended one section that would require immigrants to carry their registration documents and another section that would make it a crime to harbor or transport an illegal immigrant, meaning people could be arrested for renting a room to an illegal immigrant or driving one to church." Checks and balances are a fundamental mechanism protecting our liberties. Can we look to the Federal Judiciary to protect us from draconian state immigration laws? Let us know what you think by commenting in our letters section or writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: An Inclusive Firm Is A Happy Firm by Ed Poll

Bloggings: Jesus, Mary, And Joseph - Asylum Seekers by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Sheriff Joe Sued For Shackling Pregnant Woman In Labor by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Bill Would Help Supply Doctors To Rural And Inner City America by Carl Shusterman

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:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
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
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
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?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Headline: Latinos standing up in Indiana against hateful Immigration law. http://tiny.cc/s18td
Headline: Perry in Iowa: U.S. has failed miserably to secure Mexican border immigration http://ow.ly/87OWm
Headline: Warm welcome for immigrants http://ow.ly/87NCz
Headline: Quote: "Keep, young land, your immigration laws!" http://tmblr.co/Z34WQxDdrC2p
Headline: Arguments Scheduled in Ariz. Racial Profiling Case Immigration http://ow.ly/87NhZ
Headline: The Physician Immigration Book is coming soon. Until then, order your copy today http://ow.ly/84cW1
Headline: Prosecutorial review puts immigration cases in holding pattern, infuses a sense of hope: http://ht.ly/878w3
Headline: Before There Were Immigration Judges http://ow.ly/87OyD
Headline: Christmas Carols with an Immigration Message http://ow.ly/87MXI

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Church World Service, a progressive non-profit social service organization, is seeking a staff attorney for the immigration program. The incumbent has the primary responsibility of providing immigration legal representation and services to clients as well as support for Church World Service's Immigration Programs, its participating affiliates, communions and congregations. The ideal candidate will also conduct outreach to identify and engage clients, establish and maintain an immigration caseload; and recruit, train and manage volunteers who assist in running legal clinics. The requirements for this position are the following: J.D. from accredited law school, Spanish speaking and writing fluency, entry-level experience and knowledge of immigration law (experience from law school immigration clinic or immigration legal internship will suffice to meet this requirement). New law school graduated encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the U.S. Refugee Program desired. You can send your resume to Church World Service, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515 or fax to 574-226-0087, or email to hrcws@churchworldservice.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark, NJ - Well-established mid-size Gateway firm seeks paralegal to prepare full-range of business immigration applications (including H-1B, L-1, PERM, I-140, I-485 applications). Must have BA degree with 2 years of business immigration experience and excellent communication and writing skills. Competitive compensation and benefits. Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to asiliato@meyner.com.

Law Practice for Sale
After 32 years, it's time to move on. US immigration law practice, AV rated for the past 20 years, is for sale. This is the largest practice in the state, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The firm handles employment, family, removal, and consular cases. Multiple long-standing institutional clients. Equipment, multiple networked PC's, books, and furniture included. Annual revenues in excess of $1M for the past 10 years. Interested law firms should send inquiries to mypracticeforsale@gmail.com. All correspondence will be treated as strictly confidential.

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Letters of the Week: Honza Prchal, CRColbran, Roger Algase (3), Don Miller, Richard Y, Jim Roberts (3), Joe Whalen

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