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Immigration Daily April 17, 2012
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Comment: Bar Card Without Green Card? - Jose Godinez-Samperio, an undocumented Florida man in his 20's who overstayed a tourist visa with his parents before even reaching his teens, is seeking admission to the state bar after graduating from law school. The Florida Supreme Court is now being asked to rule on the matter, which mirrors similar cases pending in at least two other states. Mr. Godinez-Samperio would be an obvious beneficiary if Congress passed the Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, but it has been unwilling or unable to do so at this point. For more information, continue reading here. Please share your thoughts on this case with us at

Article: I-9 And E-Verify News Updates by Ann Cun

Article: How Many Kinds Of NEXUS Can You Find Within EB-5? by Joseph P. Whalen

News: DOS Announces Opening Of New Consulates In Brazil

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Headline: UndocuMemes Show What's So Funny About Today's Immigration Battle
Headline: Parsing U.S. Immigration Reform
Headline: Shaking The Etch-A-Sketch: After Promising To Veto It, Romney Says He Wants A DREAM Act
Headline: Cleveland must be better at attracting immigrants
Headline: SRK again detained at US airport, India tells US sorry won't do
Headline: Naturalization + Voting = Respect Start the process now in order to vote this Nov
Headline: Making Visas-for-Dollars Work: "EB-5 program has a lot of promise. Rather than end it, let's fix it"
Headline: Apr 16 - AILA IRS Filing
Headline: Undocumented immigrant seeks admission to Florida Bar
Headline: Can an undocumented immigrant be admitted to the Fla. Bar? Cast your vote today!
Headline: Undocumented Immigrant Jail Threatened by Contractor Issue

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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.

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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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 17-19, Seattle, WA - The U.S. and Canadian Government personnel is pleased to meet with stakeholders to discuss cross-border trade, travel, and infrastructure issues at the Transportation. For more information, see

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