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Immigration Daily May 23, 2012
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Comment: Immigration Policy Hurting Innovation? - A piece shedding light on the impact of the H1-B cap, which took a surprisingly high profile role in comments made at this month's Innovation Summit, appeared in the Atlantic's website yesterday. The article notes the importance of foreign-born employees to U.S. tech companies as well as pending legislation that will raise the number of H1-B visas available. Interestingly, a recent GAO study reportedly found that smaller employers are hit harder when the cap is reached than larger ones - while large employers are typically able to find qualified employees at higher prices, smaller ones were not able to find or pay for such candidates, so their efficiency took a step backwards. Will our economy be dramatically helped by raising the H1-B cap? Share your thoughts with us at The full article can be found here

Article: Mr. Vartelas Goes To Washington How Did Vartelas Get To The Supreme Court From The Practitioner's Stand Point by Andrew K. Chow, Neil A. Weinrib, Kimberley MacKay

Article: Purpose Of Initial Evidence And The Prima Facie Showing by Joseph P. Whalen

Bloggings: Gutierrez May Support Rubio's DREAM Bill by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: H-1B Cap Count: 42,000 by Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Announces Launch Of Online System, ELIS

News: USCIS Announces Transfer Of Records To National Archives

Focus: New Edition of 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. The new edition of Immigration Practice is available for pre-publication sale now! For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.

Headline: Senate immigration bill creates two new visas to encourage new talent
Headline: Immigration Doesnt Hurt City Economies or Ratings, S&P Says
Headline: Key Democrat Praises Rubios Sincere Conversion On Immigration Reform
Headline: Republican Rep. Steve King compares immigration to selecting a 'good bird dog'
Headline: Mayor Bloomberg and Ricardo Salinas Release Study on Immigration at the New York Forum
Headline: One guard dead, 19 people injured in riot at detention facility for illegal aliens.
Headline: New immigration reform bill unveiled by lawmaker, valedictorian
Headline: ICE Is Flexing Its Muscle to Continue Separating Our Families
Headline: New Hampshire's Immigration Story - La Survivance and the Franco Americans
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Headline: May 22 - Supremes On Cancellation Eligibility
Headline: Fewer Immigrants and Newborns, More Elderly Slow U.S. Population Growth
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Immigration Attorneys, LLP, a law firm practicing in all areas of immigration law, is seeking an experienced attorney to immediately join our practice in Chicago, IL. All candidates must be licensed and have 2+ years attorney experience with a diverse immigration caseload. The ideal candidate is multi-lingual, has handled immigration litigation matters, petitions and visa applications for families and businesses, and has some federal court experience. Candidates must have exceptional research, writing and computer skills; excellent organizational and time management skills; and, a commitment to client service. Salary offered will be commensurate with experience. Candidate will be immediately eligible for benefits. All applications should be submitted via email to Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample as well as references.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal to join Washington, DC office. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidates must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems, must have strong time management and organizational skills. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and a strong desire to work in a team-oriented environment to meet client objectives related to their foreign national employees. Prior immigration-related experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to Seyfarth offers an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; generous paid time off policy; short-term and long-term disability policies; an opportunity for professional development and growth. EOE

Law Firm Merger
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized New York immigration law practice is seeking a suitable practice for merger opportunity. All replies kept in confidence. Reply to

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Teleconference - June 2 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST - USCIS is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to participate in a national Spanish-language Enlace session as part of an ongoing series of quarterly public engagements. During the Enlace, USCIS will provide agency updates, discuss immigration-related topics, and answer your questions. To participate please dial : 1-888-989-4980 (password: Enlace) or go to For more info please contact the Office of Public Engagement at

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