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Comment: Women In Law

The Office of the New President of the New School hosted a panel entitled "Women and Power: Paths to Prominence from Antiquity to the Present". To view the podcast which included panelists Hon. Judith S. Kaye, former chief judge, New York State Court of Appeals; of counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Brooksley E. Born, retired partner, Arnold & Porter LLP; former chair, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), see here.

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Focus: Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine

Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.

Article: Consular Corner: March 2010
Liam Schwartz shares the news from consuls the world over.

Article: The Fall Of Rome And Modern Parallels
Lawrence W. Reed for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "When Romans abandoned self-responsibility and self-reliance, and began to vote themselves benefits, to use government to rob Peter and pay Paul, to put their hands into other peoples pockets, to envy and covet the productive and their wealth, their fate was sealed."

Article: Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "In the meantime, the Democrats have a lot to gain by pushing immigration this year, even if they ultimately lose."

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Case: Supreme Court Says Counsel Has Obligation To Inform Of Immigration Consequences
The Supreme Court in Padilla v. Kentucky, No. 08-651 (Mar 31, 2010), said "We granted certiorari, 555 U. S. __ (2009), to decide whether, as a matter of federal law, Padilla's counsel had an obligation to advise him that the offense to which he was pleading guilty would result in his removal from this country. We agree with Padilla that constitutionally competent counsel would have advised him that his conviction for drug distribution made him subject to automatic deportation. Whether he is entitled to relief depends on whether he has been prejudiced, a matter that we do not address."

News: DHS Adds Greece To Visa Waiver Program
DHS published notice in the Federal Register, effective April 5, 2010, updating the list of countries authorized to participate in the Visa Waiver Program by adding Greece.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0004 at Submit resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of the Adjudications Law Division: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in competitive civil service. Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 2, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and gov't agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to

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Tweet: Racist sheriff urges immigrants not to drive to avoid deportation Give 'em a license, not advice!

Tweet: TheHill column: Calling Southern patriots Deport #Tancredo or face consequences

Tweet: MotherJones: why Rahm will push #immigration 2drive teapartiers crazy! Truth? Or fiction? Or both? U decide!

Tweet: RT @icirr: petition @BarackObama to fire John Morton & rein in #ICE's 'cowboy' tactics,

Tweet: HuffPo story traces #ICE fiasco Napolitano must fire Morton for Obama to have any credibilty with immigrants

Tweet: Racist rascal says immigrants of old had sponsors! Spoke English! Ignoramuses should read history first!

Tweet: #IPC nails #ICE on kow-towing to racist Republican Rogers Lets deport ICE thugs AND Rogers to Antarctica!

Tweet: Deport 'em all mentality of #ICE chief leads to call 4 his ouster Who runs policy @ICE - Obama/Napolitano or Tancredo?

Tweet: Guidance from Thomas Jefferson on #immigration

Tweet: GOP deep-thinker is delusional, does not understand necessity for legalization! No wonder #GOP is in trouble!

Tweet: Frank Sharry says #ICE is rogue agency out of control ZERO tolerance for ICE thugs, fire all responsible NOW!

Tweet: AILA slams #ICE, says ICE's post-WaPo cover-up "does not hold up" Msg2 Obama n Napolitano: Stop breaking up families NOW!

Tweet: Immigration advocates call 4 scalp of #ICE head If Obama is immigrants' friend, he needs zero tolerance policy 4 ICE

Tweet: ChristianScienceMonitor OpEd: Racist recycles anti-Irish arguments against Latino #immigration

Tweet: RT @4aNewAmerica: Do you remember when President Obama promised #immigration reform? Let's remind him! #NCLR #RI4A #CIR

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