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Comment: ICE Accelerates Separating Families - In the first half of 2011, ICE deported nearly 47,000 undocumented individuals claiming to be parents of at least one child in the U.S. This is a stark contrast to the decade between 1998 and 2007, when a total of about 100,000 such people were removed. In other words, ICE's deportation of parents has accelerated to a pace ten times what it was in the very recent past. A recent New York Times op-ed piece highlights troubling statistics about the likely impact of this type of government action on our society going forward. Ultimately, the policies that will lead ICE to reach President Obama's established quota of 400,000 deportations each year are, at best, shortsighted and, more realistically, setting us on a path to only continue widening the growing wealth disparity been the "haves" and the "have nots" among us. Please share your comments with and continue reading here

Article: 5 Secrets I-9 Software Vendors Don't Want You to Know by Ann Cun

Article: Visa Interview Waiver Program: Two-Year Pilot by Sheela Murthy

Bloggings: Congress' Most Anti-Immigrant Congressman Could Lose Re-Election by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: 9th Circuit Grants Petition for Rehearing En Banc by Carl Shusterman

Bloggings: TRAC Report: Nationwide only 2,609 cases closed via Prosecutorial Discretion by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Letter to a Young Immigration Lawyer by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Has Romney disavowed Kris Kobach of Kansas? Will the Supreme Court disavow federal control over immigration, using the Obama administration's "disavowal" of Prosecutorial Discretion as a pretext? By Roger Algase

News: DOL Issues Final Rule On Employment Of H-2B Aliens

Focus: I-9/E-Verify For Experts
Tuesday, April 24 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, April 26 phone session of "I-9/E-Verify For Experts" with Robert Loughran, Avalyn Langemeier, Susan McConn, Angelo Paparelli, Sharon Mehlman and Kari Konikowski. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 26: Immigration Compliance Procedures, including: Acceptable Form I-9 Documents, Office of Special Counsel Issues, Proactively Preparing a Client, and Policies

  • What documents would a reasonable employer accept?
    • ICE Auditor and Investigator Expectations
    • Office of Special Counsel Expectations
    • Reference Sources
  • How to prepare clients proactively - No Match, Immigration Issues, Policies and Training
  • When to audit
  • Distinguishing between what can and cannot be mitigated
  • Rapid Reaction Policies
  • Temporary Protective Status is a unique problem

SECOND Phone Session on May 24: Tips on Electronic Verification Systems, including Form I-9 Software and E-Verify Best Practices

  • Electronic Forms I-9
    • Forms Management/Recording/Calendaring
    • No Match Procedures
    • Use and mitigation
    • Discrimination and Office of Special Counsel Issues
    • Limitation on Analysis from Automated systems
  • E-Verify
    • Managing Non-Confirmations
    • Weaknesses
  • What will future systems look like?
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THIRD Phone Session on June 14: How to Respond to a Reactive ICE Audit: From Notice of Inspection to Mitigation to Notice of Intent to Fine

  • Notice of Inspection
  • Impact of No-Match
  • Notice of Technical Violations
  • Notice of Suspect Documents
  • Notice of Discrepancies
  • Impact of Mitigation
  • Preservation of rights
  • Limiting the Expansion of an Investigation
  • When to Hold'em, When to Fold'em
Tuesday, April 24 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: Alabama immigration bill to have language removed on questioning passengers, GOP says
Headline: Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP
Headline: Supreme Court immigration case weighs states' powers
Headline: 3 Reasons Why Laws Like Arizonaís S.B. 1070 Donít Solve Undocumented Immigration
Headline: Tech Companies Lobby for U.S. Cybersecurity, Immigration Rules
Headline: Alberto Gonzales: Immigration Talk From Republicans 'Harmful' To Party
Headline: Is Vermont financing its future with foreign investors?
Headline: Video: The Lost Dream - A movie based on the denials of L1 & H1B visas and the infamous INA 221(g).
Headline: Ellis Island building gets turned into a museum of immigration - NY Daily News
Headline: Apr 20 - EB-5 Workshop
Headline: ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative: Latest Figures

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Prominent midtown Manhattan immigration law firm is seeking paralegal with 1+ years of experience in employment based immigration, with an emphasis on PERM filing. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment and have client contact. The ideal candidate should have good writing, communication and organizational skills. Please send resume to

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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Letters of the Week:

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 24, New York, NY - The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to invited to join the ninth annual celebration of New York City's Immigrant Heritage Week. Brooklyn Academy of Music Rose Cinemas Film Screening and Q&A. This documentary follows Emily Tay, a young woman caught between her Buddhist parents-who risked everything to emigrate from Burma and expect their daughter to comply with an arranged marriage-and her own American dream. For more information, see

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