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Immigration Daily September 9, 2008
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No Tent Cities

The Salt Lake Tribune reports "A Democratic congressman who was imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during World War II unleashed on Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz's plan to detain undocumented immigrants in tent cities, calling it an "odious reminder" of a shameful period of the past." For the full story, see here.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, Sep 9th For Student Employment Issues

Tuesday, Sep 9th is the deadline for the Sep 11th phone session of "Back To School: Immigration Issues for Students and Universities". The curriculum is as follows:

  • The usual rules of engagement for Fs - On-Campus, CPT, OPT, Unforeseen Economic Hardship and Internships with International Organizations
  • Employment of M and J students (including J-1 Student Interns)
  • When is an EAD needed?
  • The Cap Gap solution for this year
  • Interim Final Rule for OPT 4/8/2008 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Who's included and excluded
    • 17 month extension - student applications and employer reporting requirements
    • E-Verify employers - how to find them, what E-Verify means to employers, how and why to convince employers to go E-Verify
    • New Reporting Requirements
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Sep 9th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Does A Decision Delayed Translate To Opportunity Denied? Why You Should Act Now: What Will Happen To The EB-5 Regional Center Program?
Karen Caco writes "If you are considering investing in an EB-5 Regional Center, do not wait; get started immediately so that your application gets in before September 30th."

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Shipley Donuts Executives Plead Guilty To Immigration Violations
ICE announced that Shipley Do-Nut Flour and Supply Company Inc. pleaded guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal aliens.

CIS Ombudsman Releases U Visa: One Year After the Interim Final Rules Questions And Answers
The following are questions and corresponding answers discussed during the August 26, 2008 teleconference "U Visa: One Year After the Interim Final Rule".

EOIR Fact Sheet On Progress Overview
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released a fact sheet on the progress of 22 improvement measures.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Visa & Immigration Manager to manage and administer the visa and immigration work for firm's expatriate and international business travelers. Manage firm's external immigration providers, ensure all expatriates and business travelers are in compliance with host countries' immigration laws, manage firm's International Travel Compliance (ITC) policy. Oversee and monitor ITC hotline call volume and provide appropriate consultation or resolution as needed. Stay current on emerging legislation and assess its impact on firm business. Responsible for monitoring volume and review costs of outsourced arrangements. Oversee work and supervise a team of 5. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years immigration experience, global immigration preferred. Experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, excellent customer service, conflict management, organizational and supervisory skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and timing, flexibility, good judgment and analytical skills. For a detailed job description and to apply online, enter SEC00016 see here or email resume + cover letter to

Position Sought
Southeast Michigan - Experienced and goal-oriented immigration paralegal seeks part-time or full-time employment. Possess 4+ years experience in law firm environment. Responsibilities included, but not limited to preparation and filing of most non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN and B-1. Preparation and filing of family-based cases (asylum, I-589, I-601, PERM, I-140, and AOS cases). Maintained accurate and updated Outlook calendar for attorneys/paralegals, handled correspondences and confidential information, managed bank accounts, payroll and created invoices/statements using QuickBooks. Reference materials and applications used: AILA Monthly, Kurzban's and immigration law websites. Possess strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks accurately and simultaneously. Fluent in Romanian language. Resume and reference available upon request. Email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - An AmLaw 100, international law firm with 450+ attorneys in eight offices seeks senior immigration paralegal. Position reports to immigration section manager. Provide support to the immigration section, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, and PERM cases. Extensive communication with government agencies and clients. Supervise and mentor junior paralegals. Assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years business immigration experience required. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Conveniently located across from Grand Central Station. Please send resumes + cover letters to

EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or


Illegal Immigrants Who Return After Deportation Commit More Crimes Study Finds
Illegal immigrants who have been deported at least once from the United States are far more likely than other immigrants to repeatedly commit crimes, according to a study by the nonprofit Rand Corp.

First Lesson Immigration Is A Federal Issue
Immigration reform federal immigration reform ought to be a topic in every political debate this fall and at every town hall meeting.

You Might Get A Medical Exam Next Time You Cross The Border
Homeland Security has pledged to give the center more than $16 million over the next six years to research and develop new technologies and tools to balance immigration and commerce with effective border security.

America's Immigration System Is Not Broken
Existing immigration laws will work perfectly fine, provided such laws are enforced, a fact that is confirmed daily in states like Oklahoma where rigid enforcement is forcing large numbers of illegal aliens to self-deport.


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New Position - New York, NY
Andrew R. Lerner, Esq. is pleased to announce that he has joined the law firm of Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP as of counsel. 212-687-4900.


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