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Immigration Daily May 18, 2012
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Comment: Asylum Pseudoscience - There is no harm in guessing someone's age, except when their future is at stake. International child protection laws make it easier for minors to receive asylum. To determine the age of applicants, US immigration officials rely on X-ray scans of teeth or wrists when documents are in question. Medical research has shown this method for determining age is inaccurate as children age at a widely different rate. For example, a teen's teeth or wrists structure can mature as early as 15 or as late as after 20. There is no scientific test that will tell precisely the age of individuals. Despite all findings that prove this method cannot achieve precise age estimation, immigration officials continue to use this pseudo-science, making life-altering decisions on asylum, deportation or jail. In the name of fairness, this practice needs to stop. To read more about this issue, click here. Let us know your thoughts by writing to us at [Editor's Note 5/18/12: Due to a production error a draft version of the comment was published on the website earlier today. It has been corrected.]

Article: Pre-Filled And Pre-Populated I-9 Forms by Ann Cun

Article: Immigrants of The Week : Joseph Chirlee and Varvara Lepchenko by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Would a Visa Auction Help or Hurt? by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: The Government Declares War on Employers by Carl Shusterman

Bloggings: ACLU of Georgia Charges Obama Administration with Serious Violations of Immigrant Detainees' Human and Constitutional Rights by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Same sex marriage and immigration, continued. By Roger Algase

Bloggings: Additional Areas Added to OPT - STEM Eligibility for 17 Month Extension, by Danielle Beach-Oswald

News: CIS Ombudsman Issues Recommendations To Improve PIMS

News: DHS Issues Updated Refugee And Asylee Statistics For FY2011

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Headline: The Houses Immigrant Betrayal With New Violence Against Women Act:
Headline: Immigration issues at center of labor shortage for Washington State farmers
Headline: Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Making Things WORSE! COLORLINES
Headline: Alabama Governor Urges Changes to Latest Immigration Law
Headline: Comments Due on Proposed Rule that Will Help Keep American Families Together
Headline: DOJ PREA Regulations Encouraging but Fail to Protect Immigration Detainees
Headline: In case you missed it, "Show me your papers" comes to Massachusetts
Headline: Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology (SMART) Jobs Act of 2012
Headline: LatinoJustice PRLDEF: Celebrates 40 Years
Headline: Young Immigrant Activists Who Cant Vote Influence Those Who Can
Headline: Alabama governor wants more discussion on immigration law - @CNN
Headline: May 17 - Job Openings
Headline: Lawmakers approve tweaks to Alabama immigration law
Headline: Immigration: ACLU alleges rights violations at detention centers

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal to join Washington, DC office. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidates must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems, must have strong time management and organizational skills. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and a strong desire to work in a team-oriented environment to meet client objectives related to their foreign national employees. Prior immigration-related experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to Seyfarth offers an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; generous paid time off policy; short-term and long-term disability policies; an opportunity for professional development and growth. EOE

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with 2+ years of experience in immigration law matters including the processing of PERM applications. This position will handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for multinational companies, universities, hospitals and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, scholars, researchers, and other professionals to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. The ideal candidate must have strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; be able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor s degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume, a copy of your college transcript and a brief writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP, PC, is seeking an experienced business immigration attorney who will work on EB-5 investor and other complex business immigration matters. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in business immigration with excellent management, organization, writing and interpersonal skills. Please email cover letter and work history to and include the words "Immigration Attorney" in the SUBJECT LINE. All replies kept in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Maggio + Kattar, PC, a nationally recognized, DC-based immigration law firm, is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of PERM and NIV experience. Challenging work dealing with international clientele with career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume + references to or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

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

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Letters of the Week: R. Yang, Joe Whalen (2), Kenneth Rinzler(2)

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
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