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Immigration Daily January 24, 2012
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Comment: Self Deportation - Fox News Latino reports "But by far the most memorable and the oddest moment was Romney's brilliant solution to immigration: self-deportation. Immediately, a flood of live tweets from viewers, political insiders and Latino influencers jumped to criticize his confusing answer. When asked about the process to send people home, Romney's solution left the audience intrigued, speechless and confused. 'The answer is self-deportation (with some remote laughter on the background) When they don't have work or documents they will go back home ...Ultimately we will then allow people to get back in line at home until the reach the front of the line,' Romney said." Winning a significant percentage of Latino vote is critical for any Republican hoping to become a president. Spouting anti-immigration rhetoric is a sure fire way for a candidate to "self-deport" himself from the White House - even before he gets there. What do you make of this term "self-deportation"? Let us know by writing to

Article: Green Card Stories: An Introduction by Laura Danielson and Steve Yale-Loehr

Bloggings: Powdered Wig Immigration with the Lawyer as Potted Plant by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: The Visa Bulletin In The Months' Ahead by Chris Musillo

News: DOS Announces Pilot Program On Online US Passport Applications

News: DOJ Releases Know Your Rights Document For Employees Regarding E-Verify

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
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Headline: Mexicans in South Carolina "Confused" About Immigration Law
Headline: Romney on immigration: I'm for "self-deportation"
Headline: NYTimes: In Deportation Policy Test, 1 in 6 Offered Reprieve
Headline: Video: What people say to undocumented people?
Headline: January 23 - Price Of Immigration Law immigration
Headline: Local Businesses Impacted by New Immigration Legislation

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Atlanta, GA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal to join its Atlanta office. The ideal candidate 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. The ideal candidate must be technologically savvy, efficient and able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, be able to work independently, when necessary, manage one's own time in addition to being a team player, be able to communicate effectively in writing, and orally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources), and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Senior level applicants must possess a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resume and cover letter to EOE M/F/D/V

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Immigration Law Firm in the K Street area of downtown Washington is seeking an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in business/ family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detailed-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements, in confidence, to No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Troy, MI - Ellis Porter is seeking a dynamic associate attorney with 3+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Attorney will manage high-volume caseload for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Experience should include temporary work visas (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2/E-3, O-1) and green cards (PERM, EB-1, NIW). Industry experience in automotive/engineering, IT consulting, and/or healthcare is preferred. Language skills are also a plus. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to and we'll be in touch. Ellis Porter is also interested in exploring opportunities with experienced attorneys with an established, portable client base. If you're interested in growing your practice in an innovative, highly rewarding practice model, and have the desire to play a significant role in Ellis Porter's mission to change the landscape of immigration in Detroit, we'd like to talk to you.

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 All correspondence will be treated as strictly confidential.

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Letters of the Week: Jim Roberts, Joseph Whalen, David Nachman, Mary Smith, Honza Prchal

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - The USCIS Verification Division and the Office of Public Engagement invite you to participate in a national stakeholder teleconference at 2:00PM (Eastern Time) to discuss a potential Final Nonconfirmation Review (FNC) process for E-Verify.For more infomation please contact the Office of Public Engagement, Intergovernmental Affairs Division at by January 30, 2012 and reference E-Verify Administrative Review Process in the subject line of your e-mail.

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