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Immigration Daily July 24, 2012
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Comment: Deferred Action - Invitation to Speak

As a leader in the immigration world, ILW.COM is fortunate to have excellent relationships with several national and local pro- immigrant and DREAM-related organizations around the country. We are now working with those organizations to plan events for the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action announcement. We are doing events nationwide, with events already scheduled in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. These are short events typically held weekday evenings where an attorney addresses a room full of about 25-100 attendees. We have held two such events already in New York, and the attendance was towards the higher end of that range. Speaking at an event like this is surely a great way to get your name and face in front of those interested in benefitting from deferred action.

These events will be mostly held after August 15, 2012, i.e. most of these events will occur after USCIS has announced the procedure for Deferred Action applications. However, the planning for the events, including booking schedules/venues etc has necessarily to commence in advance, so that the bar is well positioned to serve the affected immigrant community as soon as USCIS's procedures are in place and USCIS announces itself open for business to accept applications.

We believe that if more high quality and reliable information is out there, fewer people will fall prey to unscrupulous notarios. Also, we see this as one of the situations where what is good for business is also ethical for an attorney and helpful to the public - a win-win situation for all concerned. We encourage attorneys to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards as they pursue this opportunity. Accordingly, we recommend you do not quote fees or attach prices to your services until USCIS makes public the full process by which your future clients will be able to seek employment authorization.

ILW.COM will handle the entire planning and execution of these events - all the attorney needs to do is show up and speak. We will plan the event, book the venue, handle registration, and even work with you to develop the curriculum. There is no better way we can think of to help you make personal contact with people who need your expertise. If you would like to be involved with this very unique marketing opportunity or would like to know more, email us at webmaster@ilw.com.

Article: The H-1B Process Gets Even Harder: DOL Proposes Dramatic Changes To The LCA Form by Cora-Ann V. Pestaina

Article: AILA Needs More Diversity by Harry DeMell

Blogging: Anti-immigrant Hate Is Part Of A Larger Pattern Of Hatred Against Ethnic,Religious And Lifestyle Minorities. Exhibit A: Michele Bachmann. And Where Does Mitt Romney Stand? by Roger Algase

Blogging: Does The Obama Administration Impose "Illegal, Cruel, And Unusual Punishments" On Immigrants In Effort To Win The War On Illegal Immigration? by Mathew Kolken

Blogging:Immigrant of the Day: Phillip Dutton - Olympic Athlete by Greg Siskind

News: CRS Report On Homeland Security Department: FY2011 Appropriations

Focus: Deferred Action And Related Relief For Experts
Extended Deadline: Wednesday, July 25 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, July 26 phone session of "Deferred Action And Related Relief For Experts" with Robert Loughran, Magali Candler, Charles Kuck, Avalyn Langemeier, Jose Perez, and Other Speakers to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on July 26: Introduction to Deferred Action

  • What is the Dreamer initiative?
  • What is deferred action? Is it status?
  • Can you be in status, e.g., H-4, and then apply for deferred action?
  • Can deferred action be renewed/extended?
  • Possible consequences if deferred action denied?

SECOND Phone Session on August 16:Issue Spotting When Taking On Deferred Action Cases

  • Proof of entry in the U.S. and age at entry
  • Criminal issues and obtaining appropriate documentation
  • Physical presence and absences
  • Educational background and documents
  • Risk of denial - is it worth to file?

THIRD Phone Session on September 13:Filing Procedures Hot Off The Presses

  • Housekeeping procedures: Where to file, filing fee, and fee waivers
  • What to file
  • Putting your client's best foot forward - Packaging your supporting documents

Wednesday, July 25 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201208.shtm.

Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201208.pdf.

Don't delay, sign up today.

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Headline: Helpful Document list DREAMers may need in order to begin the DeferredAction application process http:ow.ly/crlqA
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Headline: Did Jackson sheriff’s office cross the line with immigration checkpoints? http:ow.ly/crl8p
Headline: High-Skilled Immigration Restrictions Are Economically Senseless http:ow.ly/cqELW
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Headline: Immigration, Racism http:ow.ly/cqIDF
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Headline: Mitt Romney Immigration Record As Massachusetts Governor Proved Mixed Bag http:ow.ly/cqDsy

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The law office of Lichtman & Elliot, PC is seeking an immigration litigation attorney with superb research and legal writing skills to prepare briefs and pleadings for immigration court, BIA, and related federal court proceedings. An ideal candidate must have 2+ years of experience in immigration litigation, as immigration law clerk or litigator. This position will work closely with experienced immigration litigators. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send letter, resume and writing sample to dottie@lichtmanelliot.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal with 1+ years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals, universities, research organizations and corporations from its New York City office. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. Responsibilities also include preparing applications to be submitted to various local municipalities and US federal agencies, and basic administrative duties. The ideal candidate must possess a good writing skills, be able to understand complicated rules and procedures, be interested in international/intercultural issues, have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume and a brief writing sample to: hr@klaskolaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson is seeking experienced Business Immigration Paralegals. Immigration Paralegals at Goel & Anderson work on challenging assignments and benefit from rewarding and stable career opportunities. Candidates must have 3+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Extensive prior experience with H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, PERM, I-140 (EB1/2/3), and/or I-485 is essential to this position. All positions involve daily 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. A four-year undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health/Dental/Vision, generous 401(k) match, paid vacation & sick leave, and continuing education/training allowance), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Salaries of Immigration Paralegals at Goel & Anderson range from $51,500 to $110,000 per year, depending on experience and other job-related factors. 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

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Dallas, TX - Busy Immigration Practice is seeking an administrative assistant with strong MS Office, marketing support and secretary skills. Immigration Experience preferred. Please send resume with salary requirement and references to HR@spencercrain.com. Principals only. EOE

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown law firm is seeking an experienced immigration paralegal. Duties include assistance with all types of employment-based immigration projects, with particular emphasis on H-1B, L-1, PERM Labor Certification, Extraordinary/Outstanding and other Immigrant Petitions/Applications. The ideal candidate will have 3 years of experience handling all types of business immigration matters. Thorough understanding of employment-based immigration processes, demonstrated analytical ability, highly professional demeanor and work ethic as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed. Experience working with Immigration Tracker Software preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience; we offer a full benefits package including health, 401K, long-term disability, life insurance and paid vacation. Please send resume with cover letter to recruiting@tarterkrinsky.com.

Removal
Mona Shah & Associates (MSA), in association with former BIA judge Lory Rosenberg, offers removal law firms nationwide with co-counseling for BIA and circuit court appeals in cutting-edge cases, exploring novel legal theories in removal and litigation. Lory Rosenberg, Of Counsel to MSA, provides incisive case and issue consultation, expert opinion, mentoring for attorneys, advocates, and organizations engaged in agency and federal court appeals, asylum, convictions, admission, visas/adjustment of status, waivers, removal defense, naturalization, EB-5 related litigation and appeals and immigration reform. MSA possesses extensive experience in removal matters and is fully equipped with a dedicated and competent staff devoted to removal work. MSA stands ready to deliver unprecedented services to the immigration bar. For more information please contact: Lory@mshahlaw.com.

EB5
LatourLaw's Turnkey EB-5 Regional Center and Project Structuring. (2011 U.S. Private Equity Law Firm of the Year - UK's Finance Monthly). José E. Latour, former U.S. Consular Officer, 20 years A/V rated, limits his practice to assisting private and public entities in the design, structuring and market planning of new EB-5 Regional Centers and Projects. We provide your clients with reasonably-priced, full-spectrum EB-5 team support including immigration compliance structure, qualified securities counsel, proven EB-5 economist, industry-leading business/marketing plan writer and web site designer assuring your firm of smooth and profitable I-526 and I-829 processing. Please note: we do not file EB-5 investor petitions, we do not accept or pay referral or success fees. Please email in confidence to: jlatour@latourlaw.com. To place a classifieds ad in Immigration Daily, see here

Letters of the Week: Jim Roberts(2)

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Atlanta, GA - July 30, 2012 - 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. EST - USCIS is pleased to invite all interested individuals to join a panel discussion with the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Tactical Team. The team will share their accomplishments and lessons learned, will discuss challenges of immigrant entrepreneurs and outline plans for continued efforts and engagement with the community. To RSVP, please email public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov and indicate "Entrepreneurs in Residence - in person" to join in person.

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