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Immigration Daily March 22, 2010
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Immigration Magic

Thomas Friedman writes in The New York Times "Indeed, if you need any more convincing about the virtues of immigration, just come to the Intel science finals. I am a pro-immigration fanatic... Because when you mix all of these energetic, high-aspiring people with a democratic system and free markets, magic happens."

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Removal For Experts

Tuesday, March 23 is the deadline for the Thursday, March 25 phone session of "Removal For Experts" with Lory Rosenberg and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on March 25: Categorical Analysis and Charging Concerns: Old Law and New Twists

  • Matter of Silva-Trevino and recent decisions
  • Nijhawan v. Holder - aggravated felony convictions
  • Gonzalez v. Duenas Alvarez
  • Evidentiary issues, police reports, burden of proof
SECOND Phone Session on April 7: Relief from Removal: A Potpourri of Issues
  • Admission, adjustment and 212(h) waivers -circuit survey
  • CSPA issues
  • Matter of Almanza-Arenas - burden of proof and corroboration
  • Matter of Compean - right to effective counsel
  • Kucana v. Holder - motions to reopen and reconsider
THIRD Phone Session on May 5: Custody, Voluntary Departure, and Judicial Review: From the Begnning to the End
  • Mandatory detention "when released" issues
  • Voluntary departure, knowing waivers, motions to reopen
  • Reinstatement and judicial review
  • Final order review under the Real ID
  • Stays and motions
  • Habeas challenges
Tuesday, March 23 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.


New Americans In The Sunflower State - Immigrants, Latinos, And Asians Are Growing Economic And Political Force In Kansas
Mary Giovagnoli et. al of the Immigration Policy Center write "If all unauthorized immigrants were removed from Kansas, the state could lose $1.8 billion in expenditures, $807.2 million in economic output, and approximately 11,879 jobs."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "This means that aliens with higher qualifications, even if filling a job requiring lesser qualifications, can bump up to second preference by filing a new I-140 petition for the same job."

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USCIS Extends Deferred Enforced Departure For Liberians
USCIS automatically extended employment authorization for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) through Sept. 30, 2010, following President Obama's announcement of his decision to extend DED through Sept. 30, 2011, for qualified Liberians and those persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia. See the announcement here and see the questions and answers on the topic here.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and gov't agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Atlanta, GA, So. Calif. & San Francisco - Seeking immigration paralegals to manage large business immigration accounts. Must know full business immigration product range (H, L, O, TN, E, PERM, I-140, AOS, etc.) and must be tech-savvy and detail oriented with strong project management skills and ability and eagerness to operate in team environment. Successful law firm with large firm resources and great local office culture. Competitive compensation and benefits. In California, contact Angelo Paparelli; in Atlanta, contact James King

Translation Services
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Midwest church communities calls for #immigration reform

Removal Book: Learn abt removal proceedings, relief from removal, appeals & much more. For table of contents & get copy

RollCall: Racist wants ICE to break up families Deport this traitor not just from Congress, but from USA!

After the march, now what? See RollCall story:

At Rally, Call for Urgency on Immigration Reform

RT @demahora: Photos: Hundreds of Thousands marched in Washington #immigration #m4a

Beware of the Marches: Health Care Reform's Lessons 4 #Immigration Reform. Can we live w/ the bill we'll get at the end?

America's Real Dream Team

Broad coalition packs Mall to urge overhaul of immigration laws

#Immigration Reform Rally 2010: Obama Tells Protesters He Will Fix 'Broken Immigration System'

Thousands rally for immigration reform

Thousands of immigrants take Washington DC via @eldiariony #m4a #ri4a #immigration

Politico story: Gutierrez on #immigration Yes We Can!

TheNation: Its time for #CIR

Schumer finds the 2nd Republican?

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Immigration Book
Mexican Migration and the U.S. Economic Crisis: A Transnational Perspective, Edited by Wayne A. Cornelius, David Fitzgerald, Pedro Lewin Fischer, and Leah Muse-orlinoff, Center for Comparative Immigration, 269 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 0980056055, $29.50,


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