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Immigration Daily February 18, 2011
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Comment: Letters This Week - This week we received letters from Joseph Whalen and David Nachman. You can read it and comment on it here. Alternatively you can email your letters to

Article: The Secure Communities Program: Unanswered Questions And Continuing Concerns by Michele Waslin of the Immigration Policy Center

Article: What is Education-Based Marketing? by Trey Ryder

Article: How A Lawyer Can Sell Like A Doctor by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: BIA Precedent Decision: Matter of Michael Alexander Nelson by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Publishes Transcript Of Press Conference On Strategic Goals And Initiatives For 2011

News: DOL Publishes FAQs On H-1B, H-1B1 And E-3 Programs

News: DHS Publishes Handbook For Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information

Focus: Physicians For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Physicians For Experts", a new 3-part telephone seminar series with Robert Aronson (discussion leader), Ingrid Brey, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Jennifer Minear, Rita Sostrin and others. The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on February 24: Waivers & Nonimmigrant Visa Options

  • Update on J-1 Waivers
  • Conrad Waiver Program
  • H-1B: Dealing with the H-1B Cap for IMGs
  • Neufeld Memo: Who really employs physicians?
  • Alternative Nonimmigrant Options
  • What to do if there is no J-1 Waiver
SECOND Phone Session on March 17: Permanent Resident Options
  • Choosing the Right Option: NIW vs. LC
  • Update on National Interest Waivers: Post Schneider
  • Drafting the L/C for IMGs
  • Business Necessity Issues
  • Portability Challenges for IMGs
THIRD Phone Session on April 21: The Physician Workforce & Need/Opportunities for IMGs
  • Current & Future Shortages in Domestic Physician Workforce
  • Why is there a need for special provisions for IMGs?
  • Practice patterns of IMGs: Gap Filling Services
  • Future Possibilities for IMG practice
Wednesday, February 23 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: USCIS plan to computerize immigration files looks good on paper - but can't get off ground
Headline: Bill allowing in-state tuition rate for illegal immigrants in Colo. clears education panel
Headline: Immigration advocates gather in Newark to protest proposed Essex County detention center
Headline: Debate rivals skewer Emanuel on immigration reform
Headline: Immigration bill to go to Indiana Senate
Headline: Kern County loses immigration detention contract
Headline: Trial on Neb. city's immigration law set for 2012
Headline: Kansas unveils Arizona-like bill targeting illegals
Headline: U.S. Hardens Its Stance On Immigrant Policy
Headline: Immigration authorities to audit more than 1,000 firms
Headline: 'Sanctuary city' bills catching heat
Headline: For Immigration Agents, Slaying Highlights Perils
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the position of Chief Transformation Counsel in Washington, D.C. The attorney will serve as advisor to the USCIS Chief Counsel and USCIS Deputy Chief Counsel, and to the USCIS Chief, Office of Transformation Coordination. The Chief Transformation Counsel's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing advice on all immigration legal, policy, and regulatory matters arising within the USCIS Transformation program -- including immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; family-based, employment-based, and diversity visas; issues related to change, extension and adjustment of status; adoptions; naturalization and citizenship; parole; employment authorization; and alien registration. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0002 at Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Must be received by close of business, Friday, March 18, 2011. Position is at the GS-15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique immigration law firm seeks an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience in business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases, as well as some family-based and related immigration matters. Excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in the United States is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three to eight years practicing business immigration law, for our Dallas office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated success as a principle manager of a large client, have supervised other attorneys and taken full responsibility/accountability for team performance and results, have demonstrated experience in training and developing attorneys and paralegals as well as have excellent communication and leadership skills. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirement via email with the subject Attorney Candidate-(Dallas) to

J1 Visa Program
Fast, easy application process; 48-hour processing; $995 processing fee. Welcome to HTP's world of international exchanges. We are a Department of State designated sponsor of the intern and trainee programs. We are the go-to sponsor for numerous immigration attorneys. Email, call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at

Case Management Technology
Use technology to leverage your immigration practice with INSZoom's powerful immigration case management products, which include 800+ forms updated within 24 hours of release with no patches or required downloads. This online tool - accessible from anywhere and anytime - provides e-filing of 20+ essential forms and gives you access to client relationship management and practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, billing and invoicing modules, automatic email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly, and many other immigration management tools. The online library of customizable questionnaires, letters & email templates, ability for clients to check case status online. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM, optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. An ISO 27001:2005 and 9001:2008 certified company, INSZoom has been providing leading edge technology solutions for all sizes, from solo practitioners to large immigration law firms worldwide, corporations, universities and non-profit organizations since 1999. The world's largest immigration software company, INSZoom delivers robust and flexible solutions customized to your practice's needs. Schedule a complimentary online demonstration by calling (925) 244-0600 or emailing Learn more about why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate at

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
February 24, Washington, DC - The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs along with the Institute for the Study of International Migration is pleased to present "Religion and U.S. Immigration Reform" with Susan Martin, Richard Land, Kevin Appleby, Melanie Nezer and Raleigh Bailey. To RSVP, see

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