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Immigration Daily February 17, 2011
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Comment: Attacks In Mexico - A video styled "US Agent Killed in Mexico" by STRATFOR points out the similarities between the attack on two ICE agents, and an attack on some missionaries two weeks ago, in that it was carried out opportunistically by low-level gangsters in Mexico, and with the intent of acquiring a vehicle. The report distinguishes this incident from the premeditated, deliberate and targeted kidnapping and murder of a DEA agent, Kiki Camarena, back in 1985, which murder became the cause of a wide-ranging and intense punitive effort by US government agencies to bring the heads of the cartel responsible to justice.

Article: Deferred Departure For Deportable Aliens by Leon Wildes

Article: First Texas Republican Is Appointed To Lead The Judiciary Committee. What Does This Mean For I-9 Enforcement? by Dawn Lurie And Kevin Lashus

Article: The Business Of Law by Ed Poll

Bloggings: The Friends Visa by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Targets a United States Citizen Journalist by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Federal Government Provides Grants to Help Refugee Children by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Publishes Memo On Revocation of VAWA-Based Self-Petitions

News: USCIS Publishes Presentation On AAO Precedent Decisions

News: DHS Publishes Notice On E-Verify Self Check System of Records

Focus: The Physician Immigration Book
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Physician Immigration Book edited by Robert Aronson. Contributors are: Mary Amundson, Robert Aronson, Lisa Atkins, Therese Bart, Janice Bianco, Ingrid Brey, Brian Bruner, Elise Bruner, Jacqueline Bucar, Lisa Claypool, Kristi Crawford, Karen Dean, Alex Dgebuadze, Robert Divine, Goldie Domingue, Maria Fritzinger Elias, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly, Khorzad Mehta, Jennifer Minear, Bruce Morrison, George Newman, Elizabeth Neuwirth, Jennell Prentice, Karen Pollins, Michelle Scimecca, Suzanne Seltzer, Carl Shusterman, Greg Siskind, Rita Sostrin, Tim Skinner, Sarah Strensrud, Elizabeth Quinn, Hamel Vyas, Tracy Wallowicz, David Ware, Nathan Waxman, Andrew Wizner and Robert Whitehill
The book outline is as follows:
INTRODUCTION

  • Healthigration: Immigration Meets Healthcare Reform by Robert Aronson
THE PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE AND HEALTHCARE REALITIES
  • Physician Workforce Modeling: State of the Workforce by Kristen Harris
  • Immigration Attorneys & Physician Recruiters: The Essential Connection by Tim Skinner & Jennell Prentice
  • Rural Healthcare & Conrad Waivers by Mary Amundson & Therese Bart
J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM AND INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIANS
  • Evolution of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for Physicians by Ingrid Brey
  • ECFMG Role in Administering the J-1 Physician Program by Eleanor Fitzpatrick & Tracy Wallowicz
  • Legal Issues in Administering an Institution's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program by Lisa Claypool
  • The View from the Inside: institutional Considerations in the J-1 Program by Janice Bianco
STARTING THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS
  • Intake Analysis and Considerations for the IMG Client by Robert Whitehill
J-1 WAIVERS
  • Overview of the Conrad J-1 waiver Program by Suzanne Seltzer
  • System of Federal Designations of Medical Underservice by Robert Aronson
  • Other Federal IGA Waiver Programs by Goldie Domingue
  • J-1 Waivers through the Department of Veterans Affairs by Michelle Scimecca
  • Waivers for Biomedical Researchers through the Department of Health and Human Services by Elizabeth Quinn
H-1B TEMPORARY WORKER CONSIDERATIONS AND STRATEGY
  • H-1B overview for International Physicians by George Newman
  • H-1B Options for Medical Trainees by Rita Sostrin & Alex Dgebuadze
  • H-1B Fulfillment Obligations following INA 214(l) Waivers by Khorzad Mehta
  • Eligibility for H-1B Extensions beyond Six-Years by Robert Divine
  • Corporate Practice of Medicine and Who is the Employer by Jacqueline Bucar & Elizabeth Neuwirth
OTHER NONIMMIGRANT VISA OPTIONS
  • Alternative Nonimmigrant Visa Options for IMGs by Roberta Freedman & Lisa Atkins
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Canadian Physicians by Carl Shusterman
PERMANENT RESIDENT OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIANS
  • Overview: Choosing the Right Option by Jennifer Minear
  • Comparative Advantages: Labor Certification vs. National Interest Waiver by Brian Bruner
  • Labor Certification Theory and Practice for Physicians by Wendy Hess, Karen M. Pollins and Maria P. Fritzinger Elias
  • Business Necessity for International Physicians by Dayna Kelly
  • Special Handling Practice and Strategy for Academic Physicians by David Ware
  • National Interest Waiver Overview for Physicians by Kristi Crawford
  • NIW Attestation Letters from the State Departments of Health by Elise Bruner
  • NYSDOT Adjudications: Trends and Blips by Nathan Waxman & Karen Dean
COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
  • The Legacy of Kutty: Compliance Issues for Employers by Sarah Stensrud
DESIGNING A BETTER MOUSETRAP: SOME THOUGHTS ON LEGISLATIVE REFORM
  • Legislative Initiatives Impacting Physician Immigration by Greg Siskind
  • Immigration Architecture for the 21st Century by Bruce Morrison
For more info on The Physician Immigration Book and to order:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/ThePhysicianImmigrationBook.shtm
By Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/ThePhysicianImmigrationBook.pdf

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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 http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Stephen.Bell@dhs.gov. 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 mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

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 dallascareers@balglobal.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - The Morgan Lewis Resources Immigration Group seeks an Immigration Senior Paralegal to assist with a wide variety of immigration matters. This position works under the direct supervision of the Attorney, Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Regional Paralegal Manager; possesses substantive knowledge and exhibits basic strategic thinking and initiative with respect to case and project management; demonstrates increased confidence and expertise; communicates to supervisors fully and in a timely manner status of task completion and new developments; applies good skills of legal research, writing and analysis; and generally manages the caseload and status expirations for clients. Specifically, the responsibilities include providing high level client support as well as the preparation of H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2, petitions and applications, labor certification applications and Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing applications. A minimum of 2 years business immigration experience and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Morgan Lewis values collegiality and diversity among our employees. We offer a professional work environment and a compensation package that includes a competitive salary and benefits. We are not accepting applications from agencies. Please apply online by clicking http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=689&ji=2519661&sn=I.

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ComingsNGoings: Obituary
On Saturday, February 5, 2011, Fred W. Vacca of Silver Spring, MD died peacefully at his residence. Mr. Vacca was retired as a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 41 years, Patricia Cliggett Vacca; brothers, Richard and his wife, Jo Anne of Vero Beach, FL and Anthony and his wife, Christine of Mastic, NY; niece, Courtney Vacca Vierstra and her husband, Gary; and grandnephews, Simon, Max and Joseph Vierstra of Kent, Ohio. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=fred-w-vacca&pid=148470102&fhid=2205

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