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Immigration Daily February 3, 2012
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Comment: Democratic Immigration Foe Quits - Politico reports that Rep. Heath Shuler , the staunch anti-immigrationist Democrat in the House of Representatives, announced that he will not seek re-election or run for governor. This goes to show that anti-immigration policies do not pay politically. With the reduction of anti-immigration forces on the Democratic side, and ratcheting up of the rhetoric on the Republican side the contrast between the two parties on immigration appears to be increasing. This will be especially true if the Obama administration energetically implements some of the initiatives it has recently announced. Stay tuned to Immigration Daily to keep your fingers on the constantly changing political pulse, and let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: Warning: Employers Revisited By ICE For Past I-9 Mistakes by Kevin Lashus

Article: What’s Distinctive About America? by Ilya Somin

Bloggings: USCIS Introducing More Employment Immigration Reforms by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Senate Set To Move On Irish Visa Bill by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Dear Congressman Gutierrez, President Obama Continues To Deport DREAMers by Matthew Kolken

News: ICE Releases New Detainee Transfer Policy

News: USCIS Announces It Cannot Resume Processing Adoptions From Vietnam

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Headline: Stolen babies? Immigrant mother loses four kids
Headline: Dems face tricky immigration choice
Headline: Adoption Battle Over 5-Year Old Boy Pits Missouri Couple Vs. Undocumented Immigrant
Headline: TN lawmaker puts immigration bill on hold
Headline: Alabama immigration crackdown costing state billions: study
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Headline: Kansas Immigration Hardliner Fights Plan to Allow Undocumented Workers
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Headline: GOP candidates' immigration fantasies

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal. The Senior Paralegal will primarily support the firm's business immigration caseload, including a highly successful EB-5 investor practice. We are seeking a college graduate (or experience equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years' experience in business immigration. Stone & Grzegorek LLP is a growing immigration law firm located in downtown Los Angeles. Please send your resume and inquiry to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young is seeking an Associate Attorney. Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The U.S. business immigration specialists at Egan LLP help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include obtaining both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant status and visas as well as providing a range of U.S. immigration advisory services for employees and their employers. We are currently seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. The ideal candidate has the following qualifications: JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, three to five years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings Excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit our website at - Job Code: TOR000J

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.

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:

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

CLE Immigration Event
Los Angeles, CA - February 11, 2012 - The EB-5 employment creation green card is the hot ticket in immigration law today. Wealthy investors from around the world see the EB-5 visa as a convenient opportunity to invest in the United States and get an immigrant visa in the bargain. Handling EB-5s offers rich rewards for an attorney, and many potential pitfalls, too. Earn 6.5 CLE credits (including ethics) as you hear from some of the nation's leading subject matter experts (Klasko, Kurzban, Wolfsdorf, Lawler, Stone, Lau and Pederson). They will provide the basics of the EB-5 visa, as well as information on the differences between the private $1million and $500,000 investments, Regional Center investments, and many tips from the trenches. For more information and registration See Here

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
February 10, Washington, DC - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to a conference: "Prosecutorial Discretion: A Progress Report on Implementing New Guidelines and Policies". Speakers include Doris Meissner, Seth Grossman, Juan P. Osuna, Jim Stolley, Crystal L. Williams. For more information and to RSVP see

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