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Immigration Daily March 1, 2010
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March For America

New America Media reports that a coalition of pro-immigration groups is mobilizing to bring thousands of people to Washington, DC for a pro-immigration march on March 21. "Amidst lofty rhetoric and ambitious logistics, immigration reform activists are planning a mass demonstration next month at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The major forces behind the "March for America" are labor groups, immigrant advocacy organizations, and the Catholic Church."

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Post Filing Issues - PERM For Experts

Tuesday, March 2nd is the deadline for the Thursday March 4th phone session of "PERM For Experts" with speakers Devang Shah (discussion leader), Leslie DiTrani, Aron Finkelstein, Aggie Hoffman, Daniel C. Horne, Allen Orr and Steve Springer. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Responding to an Audit.
    • Preparation of recruitment reports at the pre-filing stage necessary to withstand an audit.
    • Use of Expert opinions
    • Business Necessity Letters.
    • Layoff Reports
  • Strategies to re-file a PERM petition.
    • Errors vs. Mistakes.
    • When and how should you file a request for reconsideration ?
    • Withdrawing a petition. When is it permitted and strategies for appropriate timing of withdrawals.
    • Refiling and Second PERM applications.
  • Recent PERM BALCA case summaries.
Tuesday, March 2nd is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.


Little-Known Options For Business - Part I: Intermittent L-1 Visas
Rami D. Fakhoury writes "Generically, those who qualify are known as 'intermittent L-1s', although the language of the statute and regulations carving out this exception is actually somewhat broader."

Up Against The Asylum Clock
Jesus Saucedo and David Rodriguez for American Immigration Council write "The chief recommendation is that EOIR develop better policy that is consistent with the regulations, and issue a new Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) that reflects that policy."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "Strictly speaking, if a Motion involves a new analysis of an existing body of documents and data, it is a Motion to Reconsider the existing record, while a Motion that involves the presentation of new, previously unsubmitted evidence, would be a Motion to Reopen."

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CRS On Treatment of Noncitizens in H.R. 3200
The Congressional Research Report released a report on Treatment of Noncitizens in H.R. 3200.


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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.

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Posterboy for #Immigration Persecution: story that shows the dark side of federal govt via @leareiter #immigration #fail

Shock Over Voided Puerto Rican #BirthCertificates

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CIS-Zogby Poll Cooks the Books

Conservative leader slams racist antis

California Democrats frustrated by Obama inaction on #immigration

Anti-immigrant legislator cannot pursue Governor office bcos of racist stance #immigration

IrishEcho: #immigration #reform not dead, but hanging by a thread"

Grassroots are ready on #CIR, but leaders are MIA

Dem turned Repub changes stance, is pro#immigration now

Racist slams National Association of #Evangelicals on pro-#immigration resolution

Mexicos passport rule in effect today: US n Canadian visitors will need tp present passports when entering Mexico

GOP targets its fringe: Politico story When will #Tancredo be exiled to Antarctica?

KKK Holds Rally in Georgia Against "Latino Invasion"- Youth fights hate with tolerance via@change @trailofdreams

#Immigration reformers set sights on March 21

#FF @mkolken @claireshulse @SparBernstein --Thnks for mentions n RT's @lumkitchee @juansaaa @ri4a @BorderAction @nysylc @dponavelgaze

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