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Immigration Daily August 6, 2012
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Comment - First Hurdle Clear For EB-5 - Late Thursday night, the Senate unanimously passed an amended S. 3245, sponsored by Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Charles Grassley (R-IA), which reauthorizes four immigration-related policies for three years. This includes a renewal of the EB-5 investor visa category and the E-Verify program, a workplace verification system used to determine whether a job applicant is legally present in the country. The bill extends certain medical professional and religious worker visa categories as well. The House is already on recess, but will take this up via suspension of the rules, meaning there will be no floor debate, in early September. The bill should pass the House. The makeup of the chamber suggests that, even if Democrats try to block it, there will be sufficient Republican votes for passage, though such an attempt by Democrats seems unlikely. One puzzling component of the amended bill is why the extension of these programs was for three years, rather than the more customary one or five years or the permanent extension that was originally proposed. Please share your thoughts on what the passage of this bill means with us at editor@ilw.com and continue reading more information or the full text of the bill here.

Today's Obama's Deferred Action Graph

Article: DREAMERS Obtain Three Good Breaks In USCIS Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Process by Alan Lee

Article: Choose The Right Newspaper For PERM Advertising by Mike Hammond

Blogging: DHS's Latest Guidance on Deferred Action by Carl Shusterman

Blogging: Legislative Update: No Action On HR3012 by Chris Musillo

Blogging: Immigration Good Behavior - A Riddle Riddled With Riddles by Angelo Paparelli

Blogging: When Religious, Lifestyle And Gender Bigotry Are Out In Front, Hatred And Violence Against Immigrants Are Not Far Behind. In Memoriam: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, August 5, 2012 by Roger Algase

News: CRS Report on US-Vietnam Relations In 2011: Current Issues And Implications For US Policy

Focus: Non-Spouse Relative
Tuesday, August 7 is the deadline for the Thursday, August 9 phone session of "Family Immigration For Experts" with Robert Frank, Justin Burton, Ronald Rex Velasquez, and Other Speakers to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Children and stepchildren
  • Marriage of the unmarried child
  • Illegitimate children/ Proving the relationship
    • Adopted children
    • Death of Petitioner
  • Bringing the family from abroad initial processing or following to join

Tuesday, August 7 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speakers bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www,ilw.com/seminars/201207.shtm.
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201207.pdf


Headline: Deferred Action is not our DREAM: On Obama's $585M Immigration Bandage http://ow.ly/cLtQE
Headline: Fearing Scams, NY Plans to Protect Young Undocumented Immigrants http://ow.ly/cLtO9
Headline: Immigration Discretion Should Officially Include Same-Sex Couples, House Democrats Argue http://ow.ly/cLtMr
Headline: Representative Lamar Smith and Unauthorized Immigrant Crime http://ow.ly/cLtLp
Headline: Pelosi Presses White House On Immigration For Gay Couples http://ow.ly/cLtJA
Headline: Share your professional announcements, free events or more (up to 100-words at no charge)editor@ilw.com
Headline: Aug 3 - Childhood Arrivals http://ow.ly/cLtIp
Headline: For official information on deferred action, visit: http://ow.ly/cLtCN
Headline: Who can apply for deferred action? http://ow.ly/cLtAi
Headline: I'm a Young Person Who Arrived in the United States as a Child - How to request deferred action http://ow.ly/cLtyW
Headline: USCIS is addressing questions regarding Obama's Deferred Action http://ow.ly/cLtwR
Headline: Veteran ICE agent faces suspension for enforcing immigration laws http://ow.ly/cLtvf
Headline: The Physician Immigration Book is coming soon. Until then, order your copy today http://ow.ly/cLtum

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Law Firm Merger
New York, NY - Long established boutique immigration law practice is seeking a suitable practice for merger opportunity. All replies kept in confidence. Reply to ny.lawfirm@yahoo.com

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.

Case Management Technology
Leading immigration case management and compliance solutions from INSZoom. INSZoom delivers an immediate return on investment by giving immigration professionals the ability to automate immigration case management and compliance. Use INSZoom to establish systematic ways to improve your firm's effectiveness in managing client cases, from initiation to compliance and beyond. Access 800+ immigration forms, all updated automatically within 24 hours of release. e-File all major USCIS forms from any location. Use client relationship and practice management portals to give clients and stakeholders access to parts of the case process. Access powerful group calendaring and alert tools, email and note management, billing and invoicing modules and much more. See why law firms of all sizes have chosen INSZoom as their technology partner for nearly 12 years at www.INSZoom.com. Call (925) 244-0600 or email Sales@INSZoom.com to schedule your free online demonstration. Watch for INSZoom representatives at events across the US & online webinars. Learn more about our 2012 events at http://www1.inszoom.com/news/events/events.aspx.

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

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC - August 7 - 9:30am - 11am(EST) - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite all interested individuals to join USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to discuss the implementation of the new deferred action program, followed by a panel discussion. To register and for more information please visit http://bit.ly/P0LZZL

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