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Comment: Luck Of The Irish - Politico reports on an immigration debate that is developing within the Republican party among its pro-business wing and its nativist wing. "Last week, the Massachusetts Republican [ Sen. Scott Brown] told the Boston press that his efforts to expand visas to workers from Ireland were "about to pop." But Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley seems ready to burst that bubble The issue underscores the larger immigration debate enveloping the Republican Party. The Big Business wing is pushing hard to bring aboard more foreign workers, while the more nativist elements argue that doing so would take away much-needed American jobs. And it's this debate that could give Republicans like Brown a challenge in winning enough support in Congress for an issue that plays well back home Brown's bill, which he introduced with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), would add Ireland to the E-3 visa program that is currently available only to Australia, meaning 10,500 workers' visas would be available to the Irish under the proposal." Our restrictive immigration laws are strangling our economy - by hampering the growth of high-tech companies in Boston, and making it difficult for Georgians to harvest their peaches. In addition, while it is relatively easier to see the negative effects of our immigration laws on existing businesses like the above, the loss of business growth due to individuals and companies being discouraged by the daunting prospect of running the gauntlet of immigration laws is not easily calculable, though just as real. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: REAL ID Implementation Annual Report: Major Progress Made in Securing Driver's License Issuance Against Identity Theft and Fraud by Janice Kephart for the Center for Immigration Studies

Article: Immigration Reform Through Green Card Stories by Cyrus D. Mehta

Bloggings: Santorum Courts Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Leaders by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: Lawyers and Para-Legals by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Stumbling through Parallel Immigration Universes by Angelo A. Paparelli

Bloggings: Update: Federal Judge Delays Ruling on Utah Immigration Law by Matthew Kolken

News: CRS Report On Immigration-Related Detention: Current Legislative Issues

Focus: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference
The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind is co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the partial Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws ? Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: Feds to check immigration status of people arrested in city.
Headline: Immigration crackdown leader ready for more.
Headline: Latino Mormons Speak Out Against Mitt Romney on Immigration
Headline: ICE agent shootings included 'very intense struggle' over gun
Headline: Tate Reeves talks charter schools, immigration with Mississippi Press
Headline: "Not the Kind of Alabama I Want"
Headline: TODAY: Precious Knowledge - Film Screening & Discussion in NYC, a film abt revolutionary education n immigration
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Immigration Practice Group is seeking immigration paralegal to provide support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures and case management, gathering information from clients, preparing draft filings to relevant federal and state agencies, entering case information into web-based case management system, tracking the status of filings and inform the client of any follow up that may be necessary, training support staff on immigration practice and procedures. An ideal candidate will have 2+ years of immigration paralegal experience preparing non-immigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1) and immigrant (PERM and EB-1) filings, excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills, ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on ability to work with a team, strong skills in working on multiple projects, flexibility for overtime and willingness to travel. BS/BA degree required. Paralegal Certificate a plus. Some lifting required up to 20 lbs. Hours - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with overtime as required. EEO M/F/V/D. Submit your resume and cover letter 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
Memphis, TN - (May 18-19, 2012) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 12 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2012. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
No Undocumented Child Left Behind: Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren - By Michael Olivas - NYU Press, 208 pp. - Hardcover, ISBN: 0814762441, $35.00 -

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