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Immigration Daily January 5, 2012
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Comment: Net Zero Migration - The Atlantic reports "Obama's tough immigration policies and a worsening U.S. economy are already bringing some Latin states down to a net of zero migrants… The flow of immigrants from Latin America to the United States, a constant and often accelerating trend of the last three decades, slowed in 2011. The most prominent was the change from Mexico. New arrivals fell off a cliff, with apprehensions at the border hitting their lowest levels in seventeen years. The drop is so great that Doug Massey, head of the Mexican Migration Project (a long term survey of Mexican emigration at Princeton University), claims that for the first time in sixty years, Mexican migration to the United States has hit a net zero." The ebb and flow of immigration with economic booms and busts is a natural part of our immigration history. But with the immigration law climate becoming more and more hostile to immigrants, we may not have the immigration we need to fuel a sustained economic boom. We are already seeing this pattern in individual industries, such as the Georgian agricultural industry being crippled by the draconian Georgia immigration law. Please chime in with your thoughts on this and other immigration related issues by writing to us at

Article: I-864 Affidavits of Support for Nonresident US Citizen Sponsors by Susan McFadden

Article: Teaching Hospital Agrees to Pay $115,000 for Discrimination during the I-9 Process by John Fay

Bloggings: 14-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Runaway Deported by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: The Problem With Immigration Lawyers and How to Fix It, Part 2: Bar Associations by Jason Dzubow

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: Luis Gutierrez: Immigration, Deportation and States' Rights, What Martha Taught Me
Headline: Latino Immigration to the U.S. Could End This Year
Headline: Immigration bust: Officers find human smuggling operation
Headline: David Davies MP:'Immigration fuelling housing demand'
Headline: Jan 4 - Bringing In The Peaches
Headline: Bali bomber’s wife gets 27 months for immigration violations
Headline: U. S. Legislative Immigration Update January 3, 2012
Headline: Lawmakers put a bull's-eye on illegal immigration, again

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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

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

ComingsNGoings: New Promotion
Fragomen is pleased to announce Susan Bierenbaum as new Of Counsel attorney. Susan manages legal teams that provide corporate immigration counsel to multi-national Fortune-500 companies, small and medium-sized organizations, as well as, individual clients. Susan has extensive experience with all major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories as well as family based applications and applications for US citizenship. 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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