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Immigration Daily April 11, 2012
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Comment: Job Openings - The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. The recession has ended, and small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features multiple job openings in New York, California, and Virginia. Scroll down, and start sending your applications!

Article: With The Focus On Syria, Mexico Burns by Robert D. Kaplan

Bloggins: May 2012 Visa Bulletin Rundown by Greg Siskind

News: USCIS Releases EB-5 Training Materials In Response To IIUSA Request (Reproduced With Permission Of IIUSA)

News: DOL Releases EB-5 Training Materials In Response To IIUSA Request (Reproduced With Permission Of IIUSA)

Focus: New Edition of Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. The new edition of Immigration Practice is available for pre-publication sale now! For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.

Headline: Campus Watch: Cornell DREAM Team earns prize ow.ly/ad00d
Headline: A DREAM Act that could pass ow.ly/ad0im
Headline: Senate OKs immigrant tuition bill ow.ly/abgS1
Headline: Calif. Immigrant Communities Worry about Policy ow.ly/abgJ9
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Law Firm Merger
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized New York immigration law practice is seeking a suitable practice for merger opportunity. All replies kept in confidence. Reply to lawfirm_merger@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Francisco , CA - Morgan Lewis is currently seeking an Immigration Case Manager for the Immigration Practice Group who will be resident in our San Francisco office. This position reports directly to the Immigration Regional Paralegal Manager and is a part of our paralegal team. The responsibilities include but not limited to preparing and filing employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, labor certification (PERM) applications and applications for permanent residency and secondary benefits for foreign nationals, communicating with employees, managers and human resources professionals, participating in case strategy meetings, client development activities, preparing correspondence; tracking and managing critical deadlines and working with attorneys and the Regional Paralegal Manager to manage caseload from intake through processing and filing. The ideal candidate is a result-oriented individual who has 5+ years of business immigration experience, works well under pressure, and can prioritize and balance competing demands. Candidates must be detail oriented with excellent written/verbal communication, organizational and computer skills. A Bachelor's degree and certification as a paralegal in California (per AB 1761) is required. Please apply online or visit the "careers" page at www.morganlewis.com Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson has openings for experienced Business Immigration Paralegals. Candidates should have 3-5+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An undergraduate degree is required. Immigration paralegals at Goel & Anderson work on challenging assignments and benefit from rewarding and stable career opportunities. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please. MFDV

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.

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

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Letters of the Week: Joseph Whalen(4), TV Krishnamurthy

ComingsNGoings: New Position
Falls Church, VA - The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the investiture of a new assistant chief immigration judge. Chief Immigration Judge Brian M. O'Leary presided over the investiture during a ceremony held at EOIR's headquarters. Christopher A. Santoro was appointed as an ACIJ in March 2012. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1991 from Tufts University and a juris doctorate in 1994 from the Boston University School of Law.

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