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Immigration Daily April 13, 2012
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Comment: Immigration Helping Romney? - Fred Bauer of the Huffington Post writes on how immigration could come into focus this election cycle now that Mitt Romney has emerged as the prohibitive GOP nominee. While he sees some pivot in Romney's position almost inevitable, he discusses a number of ways Romney could try to use immigration issues to his benefit in the coming months. Whether this will work for him, of course, is a different story and he faces long statistical odds to succeed. To learn more about how immigration could shape this election period's discourse, continue reading here. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to

Article: What Was The Original INS View of Employment Creation Immigrants by Joseph P. Whalen

Article: Immigrants of The Week: Iris Gomez and Rihanna by Greg Siskind

Article: More Business Development Tips from Law Firm Partners by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: Justice Department to Sue Sheriff Joe by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Bollywood Movie Star Detained for over two hours by US Immigration Officials by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: DOS Clarifies Fee Reductions by Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Issues Interim Memorandum For Comment On Immigration Benefits For Transgender Individuals

News: DHS Releases Annual Flow Report On Naturalizations

Focus: Relief and Administrative Review of Removal Proceedings
Tuesday, April 17 is the deadline for the Thursday, April 19 phone session of "Removal For Experts", with Priscillia Suntoso (discussion leader), Barry L. Frager, Anna Marie Gallagher, Tanya Myers, Lory Rosenberg, Kimberley Sutton and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Relief in General
  • Administrative Review Before the Board
    • Detained and non-detained
  • Motions before the Board
    • Detained and non-detained
  • Stay of Removal Before the Board

Tuesday, April 17 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: Immigrant women are under attack from all sides -- call on Janet Napolitano to end the assault
Headline: Iliana Guadalupe Perez Published A How-To Guide For Undocumented Students Looking For Work After College
Headline: Crowd protests immigration-enforcement proposal
Headline: Photo: Obama, don't take the Latino and immigrant vote for granted!
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Headline: Register for the EB-5 workshop today and save $ 100 (Deadline: April 13, 2012)
Headline: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Slams Romney For Immigration Stance (VIDEO)
Headline: Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Urge Democrats To Vote Against Revised Bill

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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 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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: Don Miller, TV Krishnamurthy, Joseph Whalen(4)

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Immigration policy and market institutions in liberal market economies - By Chris F. Wright - Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2012 -

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