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Immigration Daily February 25, 2010
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The Long Wait

The Washington Post reports on the story of a woman who finally got her citizenship on her 104th birthday. "She moved to Portland as a girl but never got the documents the state now requires. Pringle finally proved her citizenship through Census records found by the Oregon Historical Society."

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ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book on the I-140 process which is currently in print-production, expected to ship in a few weeks. The books Editor and Principal Author is noted practitioner Herbert A. Weiss, and features contributions from Brian S. Weiss, Kristen Quan Hammill, Prakash Khatri, Faye Kolly, Sherry Neal, Howard L. Kushner, and Dorothee B. Mitchell The Table of Contents is as follows:

Part I. I-140 Introduction
Chapter One: Author's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill

Part II. I-140 by Herbert A. Weiss
Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Skilled Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability to Pay
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist

Part III. Special I-140 Topics
Chapter One: Step by Step For Schedule A Applications by Sherry Neal
Chapter Two: Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts by Howard L. Kushner
Chapter Three: Derivative Beneficiaries of Employment Based Immigrant Petitions and the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) by Dorothee Mitchell and Faye M. Kolly
Chapter Four: The Future of The I-140 (Employment-Based Immigration) Process by Prakash Khatri

For more info on THE I-140 BOOK, see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law
Carl Shusterman writes "However, this demonstrates why government attorneys who are familiar with the immigration laws and the definition of fraud should be the ones who issue NTAs rather than DHS officers who have no legal training and who may see fraud where none exists."

Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "At this point, it is unclear how USCIS officials will analyze H-1B third-party worksites in light of this new "stock" RFE and the Memorandum."

Immigrant Of The Day: Jorge Gutierrez of Mexico
Kevin R. Johnson writes "In 2008-09, Gutierrez, who led the team with 27 steals, was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year last season." To submit an Article for consideration, write to


USCIS Changes I-765 Filing Location
USCIS announced revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765).

USCIS Announces Grant Opportunities
USCIS announced the availability of two different grants totaling $7 million designed to promote citizenship education and immigrant integration in communities across the country.


Help Wanted - Immigration Professionals
Toronto, ON - Immigration law firm seeks global immigration specialists (lawyers or paralegals with global file management experience) for Toronto-based global practice focused exclusively on corporate clients. The successful candidate will demonstrate complex problem solving capabilities and superior communication skills; offer excellent initiative and co-ordination attributes; be comfortable working in a fast-paced and challenging environment; and have an aptitude to learn and use proprietary software technology. Language capabilities in Spanish a valuable asset in this global migration position. Submit your resume via email to Lonnie Wellman: or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Boutique immigration law firm seeks (2) paralegals with the following experience: Immigration paralegal #1 with 2+ years of specific experience in O-1, P and EB-1 visa applications and Immigration paralegal #2 with general business immigration experience in H-1B, L, E-2, EB2 and EB 3 visa applications. Recent law school graduates or foreign lawyers will be considered. Please apply by sending cover letter, detailed CV and relevant writing sample, indicating the specific position sought to:, fax: 212.918.9078.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

Translation Services
Certified translations by Legal Language Services in 157 languages have helped immigration attorneys throughout the United States for more than 25 years. Legal Language translates birth and marriage certificates, academic degrees, health records, employment information and other documents needed for immigration proceedings. Legal Language meets all USCIS translation requirements. Legal Language also offers consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as certified transcription, in support of immigration proceedings. Rush service, including same day service, is available for a slight additional fee. For a free consultation or for more info: call 1-800-788-0450 or email or visit us at In addition, Legal Language seeks experienced immigration attorneys to contribute to our blog and respond to questions from visitors to our site. Email us to discuss further.


A Comprehensive Lawyer's Guide on TAX COMPLIANCE for Immigrants and Employers. Obtain your copy at

A New Civil Rights Movement: Undocumented Students for #Immigration Reform it's not a partisan issue, it's a human issue!

NYCLU Documents #Immigration Detainee Grievances at Varick

Size of undocumented population is "badge of success" but racist antis hate economic growth

Racists antis say Haitians kill children No common ground with antis, they dont belong in USA, deport them to Antarctica!

People should not be waiting this long! Oregon woman gets proof of citizenship... at 104 #immigration #uscisfail

A sharp change: Lake County Sheriff urges Congress to legalize undocumented. "It's morally the right thing to do"

A story that shows the strength of immigrants! RT @nysylc RT @change My Name is Angy and I'm a DREAMer #dreamact in '10

CompeteAmerica Endorses Kerry-Lugar Visa Bill: Would create new employment-based immigrant visa for foreign entrepreneurs

Federal prosecutor defends practice of seeking criminal convictions agnst undocumented. Alleges not waste of money! #FAIL

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