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Immigration Daily July 31, 2012
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Article: One Ship Against The World by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Article: When The Court Reaches Out to The Grave by Ed Poll

Blogging: FAIR Puts GOP Senators In Ethical Hot Water by Greg Siskind

Blogging: B-1 In Lieu Of H-1 by Chris Musillo

Blogging: District Court Judge Stays Removal Of Five Bi-National Couples Pending Constitutional Challenge Of The Defense Of Marriage by Matthew Kolken

News: 1st Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Asylum Petition Deemed As Abandoned By BIA

Focus: Deferred Action - Invitation to Speak
As a leader in the immigration world, ILW.COM is fortunate to have excellent relationships with several national and local pro- immigrant and DREAM-related organizations around the country. We are now working with those organizations to plan events for the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action announcement. We are doing events nationwide, with events already scheduled in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. These are short events typically held weekday evenings where an attorney addresses a room full of about 25-100 attendees. We have held two such events already in New York, and the attendance was towards the higher end of that range. Speaking at an event like this is surely a great way to get your name and face in front of those interested in benefitting from deferred action.

These events will be mostly held after August 15, 2012, i.e. most of these events will occur after USCIS has announced the procedure for Deferred Action applications. However, the planning for the events, including booking schedules/venues etc has necessarily to commence in advance, so that the bar is well positioned to serve the affected immigrant community as soon as USCIS's procedures are in place and USCIS announces itself open for business to accept applications.

We believe that if more high quality and reliable information is out there, fewer people will fall prey to unscrupulous notarios. Also, we see this as one of the situations where what is good for business is also ethical for an attorney and helpful to the public - a win-win situation for all concerned. We encourage attorneys to hold themselves to the highest ethical standards as they pursue this opportunity. Accordingly, we recommend you do not quote fees or attach prices to your services until USCIS makes public the full process by which your future clients will be able to seek employment authorization.

ILW.COM will handle the entire planning and execution of these events - all the attorney needs to do is show up and speak. We will plan the event, book the venue, handle registration, and even work with you to develop the curriculum. There is no better way we can think of to help you make personal contact with people who need your expertise. If you would like to be involved with this very unique marketing opportunity or would like to know more, email us at webmaster@ilw.com.

Headline: Baltimore puts out welcome mat for immigrants, hoping to stop population decline http://ow.ly/cARFP
Headline: An US real estate company located in Miami, USA wants to hire http://ow.ly/cCSPI
Headline: The Economic Impact Of Mexican Immigration To US: http://ow.ly/cARcL
Headline: Immigration enforcement takes new approach http://ow.ly/cAWsn
Headline: USCIS Brings Immigration Benefits System Online http://ow.ly/cAR67
Headline: A Golden Opportunity For Scammers http://ow.ly/cBpGe
Headline: Increased immigration is a net gain to the economy. Ben Powell busts some myths about immigration http://ow.ly/cAQKl
Headline: John McCain: Mitt Romney Needs To Do More To Court Hispanic Vote http://ow.ly/cAQfC
Headline: Returning migrants boost Mexico's middle class http://ow.ly/cARCL
Headline: Scalia Rebuffs Criticism of Dissent in Immigration Case http://ow.ly/cAPLW

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification is seeking a Director of Temporary Program Operations. This position provides leadership, management direction, and operational control over temporary nonimmigrant visa programs administered by the OFLC; develops and implements a wide array of administrative management strategies and plans designed to ensure successful operation of the programs; organizationally manages staff remotely located at the Chicago National Processing Center; routinely engages public stakeholders and other senior Federal staff to resolve complex program issues; implements performance and quality control measures; and leads the review and continuous improvement of business processes governing operation of the temporary visa programs. The application period is open from 7/27/2012 - 8/27/2012. Salary ranges from $123,758 - $155,500. For specific information about this announcement and how to apply, please see: Announcement number DE-12-ETA-89 and Announcement number MS-12-ETA-090

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification is seeking a Director of Permanent Program Operations. This position provides leadership, management direction, and operational control over temporary nonimmigrant visa programs administered by the OFLC; develops and implements a wide array of administrative management strategies and plans designed to ensure successful operation of the programs; organizationally manages staff remotely located at the Atlanta National Processing Center and national office; routinely engages public stakeholders and other senior Federal staff to resolve complex program issues; implements performance and quality control measures; and leads the review and continuous improvement of business processes governing operation of the permanent visa programs. The application period is open from 7/30/2012 - 8/30/2012. Salary ranges from $123,758 - $155,500. For specific information about this announcement and how to apply, please see: Announcement number DE-12-ETA-091 and Announcement number MS-12-ETA-092

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Canada, Toronto - EGAN LLP, a part of Ernst and Young's Global Business Immigration Services Group, is currently seeking an Associate Attorney to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. An ideal candidate must have JD along with admission to any US State Bar, 3+ years of Business Immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings; excellent managerial, organizational, verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA or contact Lisa Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

Help Wanted - Immigration Professional
Chicago, IL - Hughes Socol Piers Resnick and Dym, Ltd. is seeking a full-time, bilingual (Spanish) legal assistant to assist lawyers with cases involving preparation of family, business and employment applications, petitions and visas as well as removal and employer sanction defense. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational, communication and time management skills as well as excellent oral and written skills including grammar in both English and Spanish; must be able to prepare written business communications and narrative statements and to effectively communicate with all types of clients by phone and in person; must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and internet research skills; must be results-oriented and able to work with little direction and under time constraints and have an ability to multi-task and prioritize from multiple attorneys working a diverse caseload. This position requires prior experience as an immigration legal assistant; experience in removal defense, family or employment based immigration is a plus. The position is immediately open. Flexibility with regard to possible paid overtime hours. Please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position and salary requirement, a resume, a writing sample, and a list of references to agarcia@@hsplegal.com. Please reference HSP005. No phone calls and no agencies, please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The law office of Lichtman and Elliot, PC is seeking an immigration litigation attorney with superb research and legal writing skills to prepare briefs and pleadings for immigration court, BIA, and related federal court proceedings. An ideal candidate must have 2+ years of experience in immigration litigation, as immigration law clerk or litigator. This position will work closely with experienced immigration litigators. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send letter, resume and writing sample to dottie@lichtmanelliot.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal with 1+ years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals, universities, research organizations and corporations from its New York City office. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. Responsibilities also include preparing applications to be submitted to various local municipalities and US federal agencies, and basic administrative duties. The ideal candidate must possess a good writing skills, be able to understand complicated rules and procedures, be interested in international/intercultural issues, have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume and a brief writing sample to: hr@klaskolaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel and Anderson is seeking experienced Business Immigration Paralegals. Immigration Paralegals at Goel and Anderson work on challenging assignments and benefit from rewarding and stable career opportunities. Candidates must have 3+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Extensive prior experience with H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, PERM, I-140 (EB1/2/3), and/or I-485 is essential to this position. All positions involve daily 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. A four-year undergraduate degree is required. Goel and Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health/Dental/Vision, generous 401(k) match, paid vacation and sick leave, and continuing education/training allowance), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Salaries of Immigration Paralegals at Goel and Anderson range from $51,500 to $110,000 per year, depending on experience and other job-related factors. 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

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Law Practice for Sale
Dominant within New Mexico, the largest immigration firm in the state is for sale. The firm has a prestigious list of institutional and corporate clients, long-term staff of 10 with sound management structure. Firm is very stable - in business for 32 years. AV- Rated for more than 20 years, and in the same office location for the past 11 years. This Albuquerque based firm has grossed revenues in excess of $1M for more than a decade. Diversified practice handling: employment and family based immigration, removal, and consular matters. All equipment included in sale. Principal can ease transition for serious buyers. Send Inquiries in confidence to jwl@jlawit.com

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