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Immigration Daily February 24, 2012
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Comment: Unshackle Outstanding Americans - The Washington Post carries a moving tribute to America by Vivek Wadhwa, one of the five recipients of this year's Outstanding Americans by Choice award. A quick Google search of his website (Go to Google and type "immigration site:wadhwa.com") shows the following thoughtful articles: "Immigration and the death of the recovery", "Why Silicon Valley Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Returning Home", "America is bleeding competitiveness", "We need to stop America's brain drain", "To Spur Economic Growth, Bet on 60 Startups", "Our Best Imports: Keeping Immigrant Innovators Here" and more. We congratulate USCIS for recognizing the contributions of Mr. Wadhwa in spite of his being a prominent critic of US immigration policy. But, please let us not stop with accolades - US immigration policy is doing grievous harm to the productivity and possible contributions of these and other outstanding Americans as Mr. Wadhwa's writings clearly demonstrate. Unshackle outstanding Americans, immigrant or otherwise, from the chains of restrictive immigration laws. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: The 21 Step Civilization Improvement Program by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Article: Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Econom by Marcia Drew Hohn

Bloggings: Anti-Immigrant Arizona Sheriff May Have Helped Boyfriend Engage in Illegal Work by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Group petitions to stop Secure Communities launch in Connecticut by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Calling the Republicans out on immigration racism, Part 1, by Roger Algase

Bloggings: Hypocrisy Knows No Boundaries by Laura Danielson

News: USCIS Hosts Entrepreneurs In Residence Information Summit

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

Focus: Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
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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 careers@steptoe.com.

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Letters of the Week: Nazar Kharivskyy, Cher Maharaj, Don Miller, David Armstrong, Rob23weld, Donna C. Becker, Honza Prchal, R Yang.,Joe Whalen, Roger W. Bloxham and Lynn Atherton-Bloxham (2)

ComingsNGoings: New Office
Musillo Unkenholt is pleased to announce the relocation to its new office to 205 West Fourth Street, Suite 1200 Cincinnati, OH 45202. Effective Monday February 27, 2012. Musillo Unkenholt firm practices Nurse and Allied Health Immigration. www.musillo.com.

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