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Article: Chief Of Asylum Division Rules That Former Gang Membership Can Be The Basis For A "Particular Social Group"
David L. Cleveland asks "Are not our asylum laws broad enough so that a truly repentant person may "breathe free" here in America?"

Article: Enforceable, Sustainable, Compassionate: On Immigration, It's Time To Get Real
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg writes "Although they broke the law by illegally crossing our borders or overstaying their visas, our economy would be a shell of itself had they not, and it would collapse if they were deported. The same holds true for the nation."

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News: CRS On DHS Intelligence Enterprise
The Congressional Research Service released a report examining how DHS Intelligence is organized and supported key departmental activities.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0004 at Submit resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of the Adjudications Law Division: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in competitive civil service. Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 5, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.

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Credential Evaluation And Translation
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CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 14-15, 2010) The Federal Bar Association and The Mid South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renown AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, the EOIR's Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours (with a possibility of 6 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2010 . For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. To register online, see here.

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Tweet: "Why are we chopping off our bargaining power so early in the game?" We Don't Want Just Any #Immigration Reform

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Tweet: Why #Immigration Reform is Crucial for Creating Jobs

Tweet: DHS: local & state police officers enforcing #immigration law r not properly screened or trained.Civil rights in jeopardy

Tweet: Latinos receive mixed signals about their importance in America #immigration #census

Tweet: Will RNC Chairman Steele's bi-polar #immigration reform help destroy the GOP? After sit-in, Steele promises 2 work on CIR

Tweet: Will a Dying City Finally Turn to Immigrants? Cleveland, proud city of immigrants no more #census #immigration

Tweet: A conservative on immigration He supports legalization! This is a conservative #immigration hero!

Tweet: The antis' strategy on 14th amendment #immigration

Tweet: Politico: DailyKos poll shows #immigration hero McCain up over racist challenger

Tweet: Sen. Robert Menendez: Is President Obama ready for a fight on #immigration?

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ComingsNGoings: New Position - Pittsburgh, PA
Ellen Freeman is pleased to announce that as of April 1, 2010, she has joined the law firm of K&L Gates LLP, K&L Gates Center, 210 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613. 412.355.6500,

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