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Immigration Daily April 16, 2010
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Focus: Advanced Business Immigration Strategies in Troubled Times

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part seminar series "Advanced Business Immigration Strategies in Troubled Times" with Angelo Paparelli, Nicole Kersey, James King, Robert Loughran, Cynthia Lange, Cyrus Mehta, Sherry Neal. The curriculum is as follows:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity... "
- Charles Dickens

"Take sides... Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
- Elie Wiesel

FIRST Phone Session on April 22: Strategies for Staffing and Consulting Firms, Working Owners, End Users and Hapless Beneficiaries

  • Overcoming the 1-8-2010 Neufeld Memo on employer/employee relationships
  • Preparing winning cases at the outset without going broke
  • Developing evidence (by industry and size of business) to satisfy USCIS
  • Responding to RFEs, NOIDs and "derogatory information"
  • Invoking forgiveness clauses:
    • Extraordinary circumstances
    • Technical reasons
    • No fault of the petitioner or beneficiary
  • Addressing Consular and Port of Entry challenges after petition approval
SECOND Phone Session on May 13: Strategies for Investigation Preparedness
  • Developing corporate immigration policies and protocols on investigation preparedness
  • Identifying key players:
    • HR, Legal Dept., Reception, Security, PR, foreign-national staff, vendors/service providers and Immigration Counsel
  • Auditing proactively for immigration compliance
  • Responding to particular government agencies:
THIRD Phone Session on June 3: Strategies for Advocacy and Litigation
  • Opting for motions to reopen/reconsider, AAO appeal, re-filing or litigation
  • Utilizing the USCIS Ombudsman and Office of Public Engagement
  • Enlisting traditional media and social media support:
    • Reporters, editors and producers
    • Web 2.0 (Blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter YouTube)
  • Advocating with agency leaders, the Executive Branch and Members of Congress
  • Litigating causes of action:
    • Agency failure to engage in notice-and-comment rulemaking
    • Petition for review of administrative agency action
    • Paperwork Reduction Act ? "Public Protection" clause
    • Regulatory Flexibility Act
    • Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    • FOIA
    • Mandamus
Tuesday, April 20 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.

Article: A True Test Of The U.S. Lack Of Economic Recovery: The Continued Availability Of H-1B Numbers For Fiscal Year 2011 Post April 1st
Wendy Castor Hess

Article: Recommendations On Positive Immigration Options That The Administration Should Explore
Alan Lee

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Myriam Jaidi

Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 16, 2010
Angelo A. Paparelli, Matthew Kolken, Anthony F. Siliato, and Scott R. Malyk

Article: The Power of the Latino Vote in America They Tipped Elections in 2008; Where Will They Be in 2010?
Frank Sharry

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Fragomen is looking for an attorney with 1+ years of experience in business immigration with an emphasis on the preparation, review and analysis of nonimmigrant L-1 and H-1B petitions and applications; knowledge of immigration law and procedure; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have a strong work ethic and have meticulous attention to detail. Associate will work with large, global, corporate accounts and have a great deal of direct client contact. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only), in confidence, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, at Or fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Portland, Oregon - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Region with 2+ years experience. Provide on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Responsible for providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications. Supervised by the Deputy Western Regional Counsel and the Western Regional Counsel. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, federal litigation background, excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0005 at Submit resume, cover letter, references, + writing sample (maximum 10 pps.) to Kelli Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel: Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 23, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels. Open until filled.

I-9 And E-Verify Compliance Technology
What do top employment firms, leading I-9 experts, and 3,000+ US worksites all have in common about their I-9 and E-Verify compliance strategy? LawLogix's state-of-the-art integrated I-9 and E-Verify system that provides organizations with a platform to create, store, and easily manage secure electronic and error checked I-9's and E-Verify results. LawLogix boasts a 9-year track record, successful migration of over half a million paper I-9s, unmatched data security, and cutting edge features to assist organizations with state and federal compliance (e.g., FAR Executive Order 13465). We offer a systematic approach to the reduction of compliance risks including the automated digitizing and transcription of old I-9s, real-time error checking of new electronic I-9s, and data integration with current HRIS systems. Tangible results: time-saved, fewer paid fines, significant reductions in compliance and reputation risks. Visit:, email or call today 602-357-4240 ext. 7150 to sign-up under our money back guarantee or to request your private demo.

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.

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Will Democrats Use #Immigration as Weapon Or Try to Pass A Bill? "Passing something is better than passing nothing"

CongressDaily: Antis at FAIR "optimistic" that Congress wont move #immigration Obama, Reid n Pelosi backstab immigrants!

Kos of DailyKos: #Immigration reform as Democratic electoral firewall Will Schumer listen or is he closet Republican?

#Napolitano asleep on job! Thug Arpaio still not in prison! He is still terrorizing #immigrants!

2 small #immigration benefits bills to hit Senate floor this week! R these trial balloons for AgJOBS n/or DREAM?

CQPolitics: If no #CIR, lets do AgJOBS n #DREAM No action NOW will haunt #Obama. Forget the birthers, v will deport him!

RollCall: Reid still saying #CIR this year Democratic lies continue - Where is Schumer's bill n markup schedule?

Reid says one thing in DC, another in Nevada, hopes no one notices! Msg2Spanish media in Nevada-expose Reid 4 what he is

Politico: Reid backtracks on #immigration Nevada Latinos are not fools, Reid is NOT serious about #CIR

NYTimes: Reid flip-flop on #immigration timetable raises fears of Latino backlash

TheHill: #immigration not even considered by Democratic legislative directors for 2010 Democrats backstab immigrants!

Gutierrez decries inaction on #immigration

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

Tufts president endorses measure to aid immigrant students: Bacow backs #dreamact!

RT @MexntheCity: Photo: MARINA: As part of Immigration Week here in NYC the film The Other Side of #Immigration by Roy

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event - New York, NY
April 15-21 - NYC Immigrant Heritage Week honors the vibrant immigrant cultures, heritages and communities found in every corner of the City. Throughout the week, a rich collection of family friendly events, film screenings, art exhibits and walking tours will promote and reflect the diversity of the immigrant communities in our City.

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