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Immigration Daily November 23, 2010
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Comment: Children Are Our Future - The Democratic leadership has indicated that DREAM will be on the Congressional floor beginning next week onwards. DREAM has 134 co-sponsors in the House and 40 in the Senate. Meanwhile, Miami Herald reports that "As one of its first acts, the new Congress will consider denying citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States. Those children, who are now automatically granted citizenship at birth, will be one of the first targets of the Republican-led House when it convenes in January. GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the incoming chairman of the subcommittee that oversees immigration, is expected to push a bill that would deny "birthright citizenship" to such children." The DREAM Act and the attempt to repeal the 14th Amendment are diametrically opposite views of children. Are children an asset or a liability? Our future hangs in the balance.

Article: How to Create an E-mail Law Alert: Powerful Marketing Tool Replaces Printed Newsletters by Trey Ryder

Article: Russian Arms Merchant: US Offered Me Asylum In Exchange for Information by Jason Dzubow

Article: The Future Of Nursing And the H-1B by Chris Musillo

Article: ICE Press Release: Terrorist Deported To Pakistan by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

News: CRS Report On Visa Waiver Program

Focus: THE H-1B BOOK
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review & Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
For more information about the book and to order, see here. For the fax form, see here.

Headline: Harry Reid's Dream scenario: Reid owes a debt to Latinos but what is the winning strategy for Democrats? http://ow.ly/3ev1O
Headline: USCIS Introduces First-Ever Fee Waiver Form http://ow.ly/3evlU
Headline: RT @VanWormerLaw An article from the Immigration Policy Center dispelling the off-putting myths surrounding the DREAM Act http://ow.ly/3euiZ
Headline: RT @willcoley via @lavisoloway: A Border Keeps an American Woman From Her Partner During a Health Crisis http://bit.ly/gspKxf
Headline: Mitch McConnell spokesman: "Stopping the DREAM Act isnít a top priority for us" http://ow.ly/3euEn
Headline: Rethinking immigration: both parties, with an eye to 2012, seem more inclined to retrench than accommodate http://ow.ly/3etRI
Headline: Tea Party Favorite Talks Immigration http://ow.ly/3eu1F
Headline: The Startup Case For Immigration Reform http://ow.ly/3etYV
Headline: Group pushes tougher immigration laws in Iowa http://ow.ly/3est7
Headline: Tax Compliance for Immigrants and Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide. Don't wait! Get your copy today http://ow.ly/31GMd
Headline: Dispelling DREAM Act Myths http://ow.ly/3enKS
Headline: Protesters urge DREAM Act passage http://ow.ly/3eemx

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities for immigration professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we currently have multiple openings for experienced corporate immigration paralegals. Candidates should have 3 to 10+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0009 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: westernlawdivision@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 3, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Northeast Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0008 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Nercouvacancy@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 10, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized, immigration practice has an immediate opening for an experienced employment-based immigration associate. Location is downtown Manhattan, close to all public transportation. Firm is well-known for providing excellent customer service, and also has a thriving real-estate practice group and a respected appellate practice group. This position in the immigration practice group requires the ability to manage a heavy NIV and PERM workload with minimal supervision. Send resumes to: gmhewitt@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Boutique immigration law firm with an established IT practice is bullish on business immigration and seeks lateral attorney. Must have an entrepreneurial attitude and a proven track record of attracting and retaining IT clients. Position will be based in Cincinnati, Ohio. If interested, send resume and cover letter to rita@hammondlawfirm.com. Hammond Law Group is a Cincinnati based immigration law firm with a national practice. The firm focuses its practice on the Information Technology and Healthcare sectors. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to progressive start-ups with a specific focus on staffing companies. The firm's attorneys are all members of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) and regularly publish and speak on topics related to business immigration.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Pittsburgh, PA - K&L Gates LLP, comprising of nearly 2,000 lawyers across three continents, seeks an entry-level immigration paralegal and an experienced immigration paralegal to provide support to lawyers and clients of the firm's growing Immigration practice. Entry level paralegals will be trained to prepare, file and track business-related nonimmigrant and permanent residence applications and petitions. Our experienced immigration paralegals are immersed in all aspects of the engagement. Essential duties and responsibilities: Works closely with lawyers, staff and client representatives; Prepares and provides appropriate questionnaires, applications and forms including the drafting of memos, support letters, supporting documents, and responses to governmental requests; Provides appropriate guidance to the client throughout the engagement to ensure proper completion of forms, follow-up and resolution of processing issues and communication of case status; Utilizes and manages information in the practice software. Qualified candidates typically have an undergraduate degree and must possess strong organizational, communication, research and writing skills. Candidates must be problem-solvers, self-motivated, pro-active, detail-oriented and focused on providing top-notch client service. Experienced candidates should have direct paralegal experience with employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters. We offer a communicative work environment and excellent benefits. EOE. To apply, please use this link.

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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 mario@htp-usa.com, call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at www.htp-usa.com

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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