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Comment: Cost Of Bad Laws - The Chicago Tribune reports "A cost-benefit analysis released this week by University of Alabama economist Samuel Addy estimated up to 80,000 jobs could be vacated by illegal immigrants fleeing the crackdown, costing Alabama's economy up to $10.8 billion. The lost jobs would cost Alabama up to $264.5 million in lost state sales and income taxes, and as much as $93.1 million in lost city and county sales taxes, it found." Our economy needs immigration. Immigration is primarily an economic issue - not primarily a security issue. When it is treated as a security issue, and police state measures are used to enforce it, the economy suffers. Please let us know your thoughts about this and other issues by writing to us at editor@ilw.com

Article: Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood by Paul Taylor, et al for the Pew Hispanic Center

Bloggings: Should Watered-Down DREAM Act Pass? by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: Job Applicant Must Be Available! by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Congressman Gutierrez Responds to my Open Letter by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: The Citizens United Catastrophe and Immigration by Roger Algase

News: DHS Publishes Final Rule On Establishment Of Global Entry Program

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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: SG@lskglaw.com

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 www.ey.com/CA - 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 staffrecruiting.atl@seyfarth.com.. EOE M/F/D/V

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen is pleased to announce Dirk Nuyts as new Partner. Since 2005 Dirk has been leading the Fragomen Benelux office that deals with immigration into Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Prior to joining Fragomen, Dirk was employed by one of the leading business law firms in Belgium. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration. www.fragomen.com

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