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Article: Retail’s BIG Show Reveals BIG Concerns over I-9 and E-Verify Compliance by John Fay

Article: Analysis of the Texas Border Coalition's Report, Without Strategy: America's Border Security Blunders Facilitate and Empower Mexico's Drug Cartels. by Nolan Rappaport

Bloggings: New Government Training Manuel for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Asylum Claims by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: "Self - Deportation" vs. "Attrition" - What is the difference? by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Announces New Streamlined Process For Submitting Information Used In USCIS VIBE

News: Department Of Health And Human Services Updates Poverty Guidelines

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).

Headline: Texas to tweak tuition rule for illegal immigrants ow.ly/8Hbln
Headline: Mexicans in South Carolina "Confused" About Immigration Law ow.ly/8Em2O
Headline: Video: What people say to undocumented people? tmblr.co/Z34WQxFFeeOs
Headline: Regents' immigration policy at heart of Chester Brown issue ow.ly/8FNLP
Headline: In Florida, economy, immigration are top issues in primary ow.ly/8FNGG
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Headline: At Ecuadorean Shop, in No Mood to Celebrate Arrests ow.ly/8FYTb
Headline: Employer wants to sponsor her, but illegal immigrant worker must return ‘home’ to apply for green card ow.ly/8FNAO

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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 staffrecruiting.atl@seyfarth.com.. 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 jobs@immigrationgroup.com. 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 shaju.jacob@ellisporter.com 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.

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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: ann@allott.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - USCIS invites interested parties to participate in a national stakeholder teleconference at 2:00 p.m. to discuss changes to the process of “grandfathering” certain adoption cases as orphan cases when the U.S. and another country become Hague partners. For more information please contact the Office of Public Engagement at public.engagement@dhs.gov by Monday January 30, 2012 referencing “Adoption” in the subject line of your email.

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