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Immigration Daily January 4, 2012
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Comment: Bringing In The Peaches - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a study by the Georgia Agriculture Department shows the devastating effect of the Georgia immigration law on the state's agricultural industry. "The tough laws Georgia passed last year as House Bill 87 likely scared some workers away, the study concluded. Figures released earlier this year said the total losses on more than 40,000 Georgia farms was $74.9 million on seven major crops, and that 11,080 jobs in the fields went begging. State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black said one in five farmers surveyed reported they had trouble finding enough workers in 2011, 40 percent said that the federal guest-worker program was so cumbersome, complex and slow that it was not usable, and farmers can expect more worker shortages this year." This is the pattern we would expect to find in every state that has passed draconian immigration laws. In response to the breakdown of the Federal immigration system, these states are further breaking down the immigration system within their borders, thus compounding the problem. The workers that came to the state to fulfill an economic need will abandon it, and various industries in the state will suffer the consequences. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: Within the Scope" Analysis Of the EB-5 Regional Center Is Analogous To AC21's "Same Or Similar Occupation Classification" Determination by Joseph P. Whalen

Article: Newt Gingrich's Immigration Plan - Rhetoric Is No Plan At All by Charles Kuck

Bloggings: What Congress Might Do In 2012 by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: A Bad Night For Anti-Immigrant Hate In Iowa by Roger Algase

News: DOL Publishes Final Rule Delaying Effective Date For H-2B Wage Methodology

News: DOL Publishes Guidance To Employers On H-2B Wage Methodology

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D. Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly, Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran, Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy, Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson, Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Editors' Introduction
  • Understanding I-9 Concepts
  • I-9 Advanced Topics
  • Employer E-Verify Considerations
  • E-Verify Advanced Topics
  • DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
  • Specialty Topics
  • Resource Materials
For more info on this book and to order, see here (fax version, see here).

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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

Law Practice for Sale
Very well-known in Colorado, a premier Denver area immigration law firm is for sale. This AV-rated practice has been in existence for nearly thirty years and in the same location for twenty. Annual attorney/paralegal billings have tallied approximately $900K for many years. The firm's practice is predominantly business-related with a prestigious client list, including corporate leaders in thriving industries like mining, agriculture, and tourism. This diverse practice also handles some family, removal, and consular matters. The staff of nine is highly educated and impeccably trained. While the firm has a model management structure, the principal is available to ease the transition for serious buyers. All equipment is included in the sale. Send inquiries in confidence to:

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Letters of the Week: Jay McTyier, Oscar Rene Vasquez Baylon, Richard Y.(2), Sheila Neumann, Pablo G Arosemena, Edmund Amartey, Carla McBeath, Susan M. Faulkner, Gladys Farris, Honza Prchal, Hello Amrika (2), Donald Brenda Miller, Olinka Reyes

ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen is pleased to announce Kevin Aiston as new Partner. Kevin joined the firm in 2003 after 15 years of service with the U.S. Department of State, working primarily in the Visa Office. He has extensive experience advising large manufacturing and pharmaceutical clients and is a specialist in practice at U.S. consulates abroad. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is widely recognized as the leading global immigration services provider.

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