Comment: Top Links February 2011
Top five February Immigration Daily Items
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in February 2011 below:
Top five February Immigration Daily Articles
Article: When The Going Gets Tough For Law Firms...
by Ed Poll
Article: Free and Open Access: Key to Building and Maintaining Client Relationships by Trey Ryder
Bloggings: Veteran Soldier faces Deportation by Greg Siskind
News: USCIS Seeks Public Comment On Proposed H-1B Registration System
News: CRS Report On Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends
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 and 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: RT @MicEvHill: See an updated listing of immigration and refugee legislative actions occurring just "over the horizon": http://bit.ly/ee4BYv
Headline: RT @ankhrider2007 Utah bill to partner with Mexico | The Salt Lake Tribune http://t.co/PLZKnuC
Headline: RT @tpmmedia ICE Ethics Office Still Investigating Who Leaked Immigration Status Of Obama's Aunt http://tpm.ly/gpULn3
Headline: Teachers Protest New Immigration Bills, SB 1611 and SB 1407 http://ow.ly/47b4x
Headline: "We aren't an enforcement agency. Our mission is to educate." SB1611 places unnecessary burden on schools. immigration http://ow.ly/47b2g
Headline: After the DREAM act Students fighting for a path to citizenship still looking for reliable allies http://ow.ly/47b0Q
Headline: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services doesn't currently recognize same-sex marriages - but that could change. http://ow.ly/47aYc
Headline: Undocumented immigrant youth find a powerful voice. Meet Tania Unzeuta. http://ow.ly/47ate
Headline: The Pedro Ramirez Saga! http://ow.ly/47arC
Headline: Living for the DREAM. Laura shares her story http://ow.ly/47aqi
Headline: Life after graduation for undocumented college student Alejandro Garrido http://ow.ly/47aoF
Headline: Soldier faces Deportation "I pay taxes, nevr failed the law and served the military for 9yrs. I dont need 2buy my pap... http://twiffo.com/aRr
Headline: Immigrant Group Pushes Drivers Licenses For Undocumented immigrants in Oregon http://ow.ly/479YZ
Headline: Conference addresses need to improve Latino student achievement http://ow.ly/479WI
Headline: Connecticut’s DREAM Act bill on the verge of becoming a reality http://ow.ly/479VE
Headline: California students should lead DREAMact http://ow.ly/479RY
Headline: Bill To Reimburse Hospitals For Undocumented Immigrants Emergency Services Introduced in DC. http://ow.ly/479Mh
Headline: Gov. Brownback, it's time to step up on immigration http://ow.ly/479JG
Headline: Senator Says Suspicion Is All That Is Needed To Check immigration Status http://ow.ly/479EC
Headline: Sheriff's in Alabama department may enforce immigration laws http://ow.ly/479Az
Headline: House Democrats in Georgia Show Solidarity, Oppose Immigration Bill http://ow.ly/479x3
Headline: Alabama legislative panel delays voting on immigration bill http://ow.ly/479vY
Headline: Texas being two-faced on undocumented immigration http://ow.ly/479rt
Headline: Looking for the best candidate? Carry your help wanted ad on Immigration Daily. Find out more details at http://ow.ly/45Ide
Headline: Whole ACT-INA, 20/22/28 CFR and Citations: the most respected reference immigration materials by PJ Patel available at http://ow.ly/45Icm
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Denver, Colorado - Ogletree Deakins is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal for its Denver office. Candidates should have experience in business immigration law including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, P-1 and E-1/E-2 petitions, PERM applications, EB-1 and PERM based I-140s, and adjustments. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational/communication skills and experience with one of the major immigration case management systems. Very competitive salary and excellent opportunity for professional growth. No relocation assistance. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Boutique immigration law firm in downtown Washington, DC seeks experienced associate attorney. Ideal candidate will have excellent research, writing skills and client relation skills. Must have demonstrated experience in all business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and significant Immigration Court experience. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Collegial atmosphere. No billable hours. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes, refs and writing samples to email@example.com.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for junior associate attorneys for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions, deportation and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Firm offers very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-230-6802.
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.
Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, offers expert testimony in immigration cases from Muslim countries/societies, including the former USSR. Dr. Gabbay prepared reports and testified in 250+ Immigration cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal, asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with a 93% success rate. Examples of what Immigration lawyers say: ... "He is a consummate scholar and passionate about his subject ... He makes a wonderful witness... He is riveting on the witness stand, helping us win nearly unwinnable cases with aplomb. He has won the praise of numerous Immigration Judges." (Svetlana Schreiber, Esq.) ... "He provided the testimony we needed in numerous asylum cases ... in virtually all of those cases, but for the expert witness testimony, I doubt the cases would have been approved, I recommend Professor Gabbay to anyone with issues involving Islamic society and culture." (Stephen Berman, Esq.) ... "His testimonies, whether written or oral, are credible, persuasive, and non-refutable. I have never lost a single case which had Dr. Gabbay on as an expert witness." (Ally Bolour, Esq.). Contact Professor Gabbay with any questions. He can also recomend country experts outside his specialty. Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, email@example.com, (303) 871-2560. www.Muslimworldexpert.com.
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