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Immigration Daily April 4, 2011
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Comment: Top Links March 2011
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in March 2011 below:
Top five March Immigration Daily Articles

Top five March Immigration Daily Items

Article: BALCA On Using A Range Of Experience In Recruitment by Cora-Ann Pestaina

Article: Immigrants in New-Destination States by Aaron Terrazas for the Migration Policy Institute

Bloggings: Want A New Passport? Adopted Children Need Not Apply by Gary Endelman

Bloggings: Immigrant Of The Day: Pele - Soccer Legend by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Violence in Mexico Threatens to Overwhelm the U.S. Asylum System by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Immigration and Diversity - Some International Comparisons by Roger Algase

News: USCIS And DOS Launch Pilot Program On Overseas I-730 Processing

Focus: Criminal Issues in Removal Proceedings
Tuesday, April 5 is the deadline for the Thursday, April 7 phone session of "Removal For Experts", with Scott Bratton (discussion leader), Nadine Aljijakli, Judd Azulay, Wayne Benos, Bob Frank, Howard Silverman and Steve Thal. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Criminal grounds of removal and inadmissibility
  • Aggravated felonies and limitations on relief
  • Vacating convictions and the impact of Padilla v. Kentucky
Tuesday, April 5 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201104.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201104.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.

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Headline: RT @DMashak: Federal Agents Told to Reduce Border Arrests http://digg.com/d35rWMn
Headline: Lawmakers Take Up Immigration, Abortion http://ow.ly/4sDgm
Headline: Confessions of an Undocumented Immigrant http://ow.ly/4sDd6
Headline: Teaching the young to DREAM http://ow.ly/4sCSU
Headline: Supporters Havenít Given Up Of The Dream Act Yet http://ow.ly/4sCQr
Headline: Utah's Republican governor under fire over immigration http://ow.ly/4sCN3
Headline: White House officials try to calm border fears http://ow.ly/4sCuL
Headline: Hispanic Republican group rejects immigration-enforcement bill being heard today http://ow.ly/4sCos
Headline: Disparity in border security under review http://ow.ly/4sCi8
Headline: Immigration reform bill http://ow.ly/4sCdW
Headline: Call for change stirs East Boston immigrants http://ow.ly/4sC8r
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Headline: Tax Compliance for Immigrants and Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide. Don't wait! Get your copy today http://ow.ly/4qyoi

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark, NJ - Mid-size gateway firm seeks paralegal on a part-time or contract basis, with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business immigration applications (including H-1B, L-1, PERM, I-140). Must have BA degree with 1-2 years of business immigration experience and excellent communication and writing skills. Competitive compensation. Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to asiliato@meyner.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm with offices located throughout the nation, has an immediate opening for an immigration paralegal in their Raleigh, North Carolina office. Qualified candidates must have extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in a large law firm environment. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions with a specific focus on labor certification applications. Our outstanding group of paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple attorneys. Candidates must have extensive experience as a business immigration paralegal with specific experience drafting PERM labor certifications. Strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, INS Zoom and a document management system is required. Successful candidates will possess strong writing skills and have excellent attention to detail. The ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team are also important to this position as well as outstanding case management and organizational skills. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: nancy.bell@ogletreedeakins.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm with offices located throughout the nation, seeks an immigration attorney with 3 - 5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates must possess extensive experience with PERM applications, H-1B, L-1, TN and E visas. In addition, candidates must have experience working in a high-volume business immigration work environment. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: nancy.bell@ogletreedeakins.com.

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 Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. The attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws and adjudications. The successful candidate will handle ALD legal issues which include but are not limited to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; adjustment of status; 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 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law, with substantial time handling adjustment of status and/or nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, April 15, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Amherst, MA, April 15-16, 2011 - Amherst College is pleased to present, "Immigrant America: Constitutional Values and American Identities", a Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America. For more info, go to: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/ljst/events/conferences/CIA

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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