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Article: Ninth Circuit on How Collateral Estoppel Applies in Immigration Proceedings by Joseph P. Whalen

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Bloggings: UN Report: Obama Administration Allegedly Tortured 16 gay and transgender Immigrants Held in Immigration Detention by Matthew Kolken

News: DHS Releases Testimony Of Assistant Secretary Heyman On REAL ID

News: DHS Releases Testimony Of Secretary Napolitano On DHS 2013 Budget Request

Focus: THE H-1B BOOK -
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review and Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - NYC midtown boutique immigration law firm is seeking an Associate with 3+ years of experience in business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases (as well as some family-based and related immigration matters). The ideal candidate has excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com .

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Well-reputed, mid-size firm located in downtown Manhattan is seeking an experienced immigration attorney. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently, and handle PERM cases, H-1B & other NIVs, and have 1+ years of experience. Send your cover letter and resume at immigration.jobNY@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Law Offices of Merrill R. Cohen & Associates, PC is seeking an immigration attorney to handle 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. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent organization, writing and interpersonal skills and has 3+years of relevant experience. Salary D.O.E. Part-time possible. Please email CV and writing sample to mcohen@cohenlawfirm.com.

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Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Joe Whalen, R. Yang (3), Don Miller (2), Peter Allen

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 28, Tele-Conference - The Enforcement and Removal Operations is pleased to interview the ICE public advocate, Andrew Lorenzen-Strait. The public advocate is a new position within the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations who builds constructive relationships with the community . mailto:cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov

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