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Immigration Daily March 14, 2012
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Comment: Several Items - Today's issue of Immigration Daily consists of numerous items including: articles by Victoria Neilson and Larry Bodine, bloggings by Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo and Greg Siskind, USCIS FY 2011 Highlights Report, DHS Information Sharing Report, and various help wanted ads. Please scroll down for the item(s) of interest to you.

Article: Ground-Breaking USCIS Guidance on LGBTI Asylum Claims by Victoria Neilson

Article: Eight Ethical Ways to Spy on Your Competitors by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: Alabama Primary: Will Romney Try To Tone Down Immigration Positions or Double Down by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: April 2012 Visa Bulletin by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Only 1% of all Reviewed Deportation Cases Have Received a Favorable Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Releases Fiscal Year 2011 Highlights Report

News: DHS Releases Information Sharing on Foreign Nationals: Border Security

Focus: All New 2011-2012 Editions - The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs
ILW.COM is pleased to offer the latest, completely revised 2011-2012 editions of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This collection includes the essential reference resource The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR and fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR. While supplies last, the best quality immigration law reference books are now available at the cheapest price on the market - $189 for all three books (shipping and handling included!)

Headline: California City Accused of "Profiting" from Undocumented Immigrants
Headline: Detention for Immigrants That Looks Less Like Prison
Headline: Immigration Restrictions Incentivize Corruption
Headline: Ali Noorani: On Immigration, Politicians Provide Empty Rhetoric Aplenty
Headline: Video: Shadows - A Dream Act Infographic
Headline: DREAMers personalize cases to stall deportation
Headline: Mar 13 - Move at Twitter Speed
Headline: 750K Lottery Ticket Belongs to Undocumented Immigrant, Jury Says

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Law Offices of Merrill R. Cohen & Associates, PC is seeking an immigration attorney to handle their own caseload of complex business immigration matters including EB-1, EB-2, PERM, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1A and L-1B petitions and similar. Our new associate can expect to have significant responsibility for cases and enjoy much client contact. Our clients range from research scientists, to athletes, artists, musicians, computer professionals, designers, etc. Over time, depending on the caseload, the Associate may also work on family immigration and naturalization matters, as well as on uncontested divorces, pre-nuptial and separation agreements. We will train in these areas, if necessary. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with excellent organization, writing and interpersonal skills; he/she graduated in the top 25% of their class at a top-tier or mid-tier law school and has 3+ years of relevant experience. Salary D.O.E. Part-time possible. Please email CV and writing sample to .

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking junior and senior level immigration paralegals. These positions will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidates must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven enviroment, to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, to manage one's own time of others. Junior level applicants must posses a Bachelor's degree and a strong desire to learn the fundamentals of immigration law (in practice and theory). Senior level applicants must posses a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to

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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Letters of the Week: Roger and Lynn Bloxham, jkwolstenholme

ComingsNGoings: New Position
The National Immigration Forum Board is pleased to announce Dr. Warren H. Stewart Sr. was elected the new chairman of the National Immigration Forum Board of Directors. Serving on the Forum's board since 2010, Dr. Stewart is senior pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., and has been a leading advocate against Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law.

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Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong