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Immigration Daily May 21, 2010
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News: EOIR On New Process For Filing IJ Complaints

Focus: Consular Processing Tips for Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephonic seminar Consular Processing Tips for Experts with Jan Pederson (discussion leader), Paul Isel, Elaine Witty and others. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on May 27: Non-Immigrant Visa Processing

  • Nonimmigrant Visa Hurdles
    • Where to apply for a visa?
    • Petition approval by USCIS - never an assurance of visa issuance
    • Tracking down returned petitions and obtaining expeditious reaffirmation of approval
  • Preparing client for NIV interview
    • Best practices for B-1, H-1B and L-1 processing in India
    • Best practices in E cases in London, Canada and Mexico
  • Waivers of inadmissibility for NIVs
  • What to do when the consul says no!
SECOND Phone Session on June 17: Immigrant Visa Processing

  • Immigrant Visa Processing
    • Unlawful presence
    • Re-adjudication of Labor certifications, visa petitions, and qualifications of applicant
    • Following to join issues
    • Considerations in family-based petitions
  • What to do when the consul says no!
THIRD Phone Session on July 8: Waiver Practice In Consular Processing
  • Waiver practice in Consular Processing
    • How to prepare an IV waiver package
    • Strategies for avoiding criminal conviction inadmissibilities
    • Pretrial detention in lieu of conviction
    • Humanitarian parole
    • Visa Waiver at port of entry
  • NIW Waiver Processing
    • What to include in package
    • Matter of Haranka
  • Coming to America when visa not issued

Tuesday, May 25 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: The Neufeld Memo: Legally Enforceable Policy Directive or Grounds for Law Suit?: A Position Paper by Rami D. Fakhoury and Mark Levey

Article: Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A. Paparelli

Article: Bloggings on Deportation And Removal by Matthew Kolken

Article: Bloggings on Political Asylum by Jason Dzubow

News: Contested AILA 2010 Elections: Candidate Statement: Greg Siskind

News: Contested AILA 2010 Elections: Candidate Statements

News: CRS On Trafficking In Persons

News: USCIS Neufeld Memo On Determining Employer-Employee Relationship For H-1B Petitions

Tweet: Rahm Emmanuel works hard to ensure Obama LOSES 2012 election Ok Obama - if u insist on being kicked out, we will do so!

Tweet: RT @ManEegee RT @DreamAct LMAO! ive all ths emails that say "come back legally" heres a chart that helps u understand

Tweet: Not enough, v want GC NOW! RT @DFWimmigration: Dallas ICE office granted Stay of Removal to allow client time to fight child custody battle.

Tweet: RT @dreamrgrl1: RT @desidyke Oh Michelle Obama's Harvard law degree was rendered useless yesterday by a 7-year old.

Tweet: Right Wing Reacts With Rage To First Muslim American Miss USA: #ICE asleep on job - doesnt deport racists!

Tweet: #Immigration heros block traffic in Seattle How about stopping payment of taxes as form of civil disobedience?

Tweet: Racist thug Sarah Palin says "Every state should have #immigration law like Arizona" Deport racists to Antarctica!

Tweet: RT @dreamrgrl1: RT @papersthemovie #DreamAct students are shutting down streets in simultaneous acts of sit-downs in LA...

Tweet: RT @swatmigration: RT @mrmlopez: 7 students in act of civil disobedience at Feinstein's office in SF now. call 415- 393-0707#dreamact

Tweet: RT @novenator: Arizona Strikes Out with Threat to Cut Off Power to LA #p2 #ri4a

Tweet: Thugs at DHS bust unions to fulfill Obama anti-immigrant agenda A GOP President would be better than this.

Tweet: TheHill: Mexican president slams #immigration law before Congress

Tweet: WaPo story: Obama wants to cover up huge numbers of broken families every day Wouldn't McCain have been better?

Tweet: ABCNews: More lies by Obama that he needs Republican help for #CIR NO GOP votes r needed to give TPS2all

Tweet: Michelle Obama lies to whitewash President's record high deportation #s Obama CAN give TPS2all but he WONT! #immigration

Tweet: Antis decry Gestapo state: Msg2Antis: U created it - support legalization or the Gestapo WILL get YOU! #immigration

Tweet: Antis decry Gestapo state: Msg2Antis: U created it - support legalization or the Gestapo WILL get YOU! #immigration

Tweet: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps & Checklists. Get your copy

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
downtown Chicago - AzulaySeiden Law Group seeks an immigration attorney. To be considered, a candidate must have 2+ years experience practicing immigration law. Fluency in a foreign language and varied immigration experience preferred. The firm practices all areas of immigration law, including business, family, removal defense, appellate work and outbound immigration services. Looking for a motivated, committed individual who wants to work in a focused, modern firm environment. We celebrate diversity and seek a goal driven individual who will appreciate the opportunity to work in a leading US immigration law firm. We offer fair compensation based on experience, a full benefits package and believe in promoting a healthy balance between work and personal life. The position is in the main office in downtown Chicago. Please send a resume, writing sample, and any inquiries to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC: Steptoe & Johnson LLP seeks associate or immigration specialist for our immigration practice. A JD with immigration experience is highly preferred, but will consider candidates who are not attorneys but have extensive and substantive knowledge about business immigration. Should possess strong writing skills and ability to interact with clients effectively and extensively. Principals only. Send resume and transcript to Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The Office of Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney with experience in federal acquisitions law, fiscal law and other administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to the Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials on issues related to federal acquisitions law, fiscal law, and other forms of general administrative law in support of USCIS' mission. For more info, including how to apply, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0006 at Applications should be sent to: Lakisha Richardson at by 5pm EST, Monday, May 24, 2010. Position starts at GS-12, GS-13 level, GS-14, or GS-15 level, depending on experience, and has promotion potential to GS-15/10 level.

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.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Visa with Global Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning process, has few restrictions and can be processed at any time of year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and Intern programs in a variety of occupational categories including law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design, marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility requirements and a complete list of occupational categories, visit or email Jon Adler at

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ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion

ComingsNGoings: New Immigration Judges
The Executive Office for Immigration Review is pleased to announce that Chief Immigration Judge Brian M. O'Leary invested Keith Allred, Alison Brown, Theresa Scala and Randa Zagzoug during a ceremony held at the EOIR headquarters on May 14, 2010. The new immigration judges will preside in the immigration courts in Cleveland, Ohio, New York, N.Y, and Tacoma, Wash.

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