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Immigration Daily May 18, 2009
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Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli writes "In other words, imagine that you had one or two minutes to establish that you deserve a U.S. nonimmigrant visa."

Bloggings On The H-1B Visa
Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "The decision to keep the legacy LCA system operational was based on DOL's interest in fixing glitches in the new system while providing users additional time to become familiar with the new iCert System."

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CIS Ombudsman Recommendations On Motions To Reopen And Reconsider
CIS Ombudsman released recommendations dated May 15, 2009 on how to improve the filing and review process for motions to reopen or reconsider.

USCIS On Naturalization Of Non Citizen Military
USCIS released a news release promoting the successful naturalization of non-citizen members of the military and their families.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, GA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Atlanta, GA and other field offices within the District on immigration benefits and related matters including adjudications involving issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0004 at Submit cover letter demonstrating specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Michael P. Conricode, Regional Counsel, USCIS, Southeast Region: Must be received by close of business Friday, May 22, 2009. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration paralegal. Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases. Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM, I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential. Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff. Five years of prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid references required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, + salary req. to Principals only. No phone calls.

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3 California Counties Will Check Immigration Status As Inmates Enter Jail
The effort is part of a national program to run the inmates' fingerprints through federal databases.

Mexican Immigration To U.S. Drops
Census data indicate an extraordinary decline in Mexican immigrants going to the United States, Mexican officials say.

Feinstein Again Introduces Agricultural Guest-Worker Bill
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday introduced an ambitious agricultural guest-worker bill that faces a harder road than ever before.

Got DREAM? Youth Seek Change In Immigration Laws
Having lived in the U.S. since the third grade, Hyunji considers it to be her home.


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New Position - Tel-Aviv, Israel
Liam Schwartz & Associates is pleased to announce that Brian Bolton, formerly of the US Foreign Service, has joined our firm as Consular Affairs Specialist. Mr. Bolton has worked in U.S. Embassies in Mexico City, London, and Tel Aviv, as well as serving in the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the State Department in Washington, DC.


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Dear Editor:
I would like to confirm if ID is dealing with the refugees immigration purposed that such I can register in ID and it must to have it branch in the country of Kenya which is Nairobi where am staying, will you please let me if it is a really embassy for international organization of immigration like UNHCR?


Editor's note: Immigration Daily is an electronic newspaper serving immigration professionals for their information needs. We are not affiliated with the UNHCR. However, some attorneys who advertise on our site, may assist refugees, you should correspond directly with them with your query.

Dear Editor:
I am trying to download the article "Whitehouse Summarizes Proposed Immigration Funding In Budget". The White House released a summary of the proposed changes to immigration-related funding in the President Obama's FY2010 budget." from your site. The link to the file does not seem to be working:,0508-whitehouse.pdf. Is it possible to get a copy of this report sent by email attachment?

Name Withheld

Editor's note: We checked and the link works fine. Our experience has shown that a reboot of your computer is a good way to fix most Adobe problems.

Dear Editor:
Maybe because we seem to be making some headway towards immigration reform, I feel the urgency to oppose the Associated Press guidelines in favor of using the terms "illegal" or "illegal immigrant" in place of "undocumented. One doesn't have to be a Marshall McLuhan to realize (and I'm certain ID readers all do already) that the "medium is the message" and when folks read pejorative references such as those mentioned, it all but precludes an objective consideration of the issues. The fact that immigrant advocacy groups all use the more correctly descriptive term and that the offensive term is used almost exclusively by anti-immigrant detractors (though they'll deny that they are) should be reason enough to change the policy. My question is, how does one tackle this problem so as to achieve results? (There seems to be no logical reason why the guidelines should be written in stone.) I've written to the head of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern (who wholeheartedly agrees with what I've written here), but haven't yet had a chance to speak by phone. Suggestions from ID readers would be most appreciated.

Rachel Heuman

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