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Comment: Vigilante Sentenced To Death - According to a recent news report, an Arizona jury has sentenced another anti-immigration vigilante to death for the murder of an immigrant family. Many anti-immigrationists have no respect for law and order and act as vigilantes. We commend the Arizona jury for reaching a just result thus reminding the anti-immigrationists that they are not above the law.

Article: Proposed Framework For Department Of State Consular Complaint Procedure by Kenneth White

Article: Top Competencies A Lawyer Needs To Succeed Today by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: US Envoy To PN Nurses: "Be Great" by Christopher Musillo

Bloggings: Help Save Detroitís Freedom House by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Continues To Accept FY 2012 H-1B Petitions

News: USCIS Updates FY2012 H-1B Cap Count

Focus: The Immigration Compliance Book
The Immigration Compliance Book, Editors Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano features contributions from Jason Burritt, Francis E. Chin, Philip C. Curtis, Laura Danielson, John Fay, Bonnie K. Gibson, Richard Gump, Douglas D. Hauer, Susanne C. Heubel, Loan Huynh, Jay Jorgensen, Susan Kelly, Adam Ketcher, Cynthia Lange, Kevin Lashus, Robert F. Loughran, Kristin Major, Johanna Marmon, Cyrus D. Mehta, Maggie Murphy, Michael Patrick, Julie Pearl, Justin A. Rymer, Olivia M. Sanson, Lynn O. Tarran, Vinh C. Trieu, Steve Trow, Greg Wald, Matthew Warren and Michael J. Wildes. The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Editors' Introduction
  • Understanding I-9 Concepts
  • I-9 Advanced Topics
  • Employer E-Verify Considerations
  • E-Verify Advanced Topics
  • DHS Enforcement Through ICE Raids and Audits
  • Specialty Topics
  • Resource Materials
For more info on this book and to order, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: House Subcommittee Battles Diversity in U.S. Immigration System http://ow.ly/4w73P
Headline: Whitman' s former housekeeper was honored at an immigrant righs gala in Los Angeles http://ow.ly/4w6Jg
Headline: Life after deportation: Young citizens left behind when parents leave the country http://ow.ly/4w6n3
Headline: ICE targeted a school where immigrant parents were picking up their children: harassment instead of enforcement http://ow.ly/4w5Wm
Headline: Obama's reelection strategy should prioritize the DREAM Act and Immigration reform http://ow.ly/4w5CZ
Headline: Utah's Immigration Law authorizes guest worker status without creating a path to citizenship. http://ow.ly/4w5nk
Headline: RT @LegalLanguage Tax Day is almost upon us! But US citizens aren't the only ones filing returns: http://cot.ag/faQ3Gt
Headline: RT @Canadavisa101 canada immigration Canada Customs finds child pornography on laptop - SooToday.com http://ow.ly/1c67eQ
Headline: RT @thenyic watch livestream of NYS homeland security operations post 911 here- http://1.usa.gov/fAzzDd
Headline: Immigration reforms shot down http://ow.ly/4w548
Headline: Ind. House speaker questions immigration crackdown: Arizona's proposal moving through the Legislature http://ow.ly/4w4La
Headline: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers major consular posts, theory & practice. Get your copy at http://ow.ly/4qGbM
Headline: Life after deportation: Young citizens left behind when Mom and Dad leave country http://ow.ly/4vo6k
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Headline: 2Wake Tech undocumented student arrested at Atlanta immigration rally http://ow.ly/4vl2x

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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.

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.

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, sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. www.Muslimworldexpert.com.

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