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Immigration Daily May 24, 2010
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Article: Bloggings On IT Immigration by Rami D Fakhoury

Article: Bloggings on Political Asylum by Jason Dzubow

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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: Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart

Article: Bloggings on Deportation And Removal by Matthew Kolken

Article: Bloggings on Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind

News: CRS Report On Immigration Visa Issuances And Grounds for Exclusion

Tweet: RT @elchupakabras: Senate Dems to give federal commission say over legal immigrant workers: NO action till 2011 !!

Tweet: Major anti website founder hints at violence Racist tries to usurp Abolitionist heritage belonging to immigrants!!!

Tweet: Racist thug AZ governor says reading Gestapo law is necessary to criticise it Next she will want us to read Mein Kampf !

Tweet: Traitor-legislator now attacks babies - US citizens - in Arizona Lets deport this racist to Antarctica!

Tweet: TheHill on Congressional agenda for June onwards: Democrats continue lies ... no #immigration relief in sight.

Tweet: WaPo: Maryland girl's comments to Michelle Obama revive debate over mixed-status families #immigration

Tweet: BBC: Is Dora the Explorer an illegal #immigrant?

Tweet: WaPo: Racist GOP primary hopeful pins hope on anti-immigrant stance

Tweet: NYTimes: #Immigration Law in Arizona Reveals G.O.P. Divisions

Tweet: RT @izofice RT @KOLD_news13 Photos of protestors who R 'chained' around a column in the Border patrol lobby at DMAFB

Tweet: Stratfor: US kidnappers target undocumented Consequence of AZ Gestapo type laws! #immigration

Tweet: HuffPo: Little Girl Who Challenged First Lady Is Right: Obama Is Deporting More #Immigrants Than Ever Fire #ICE chief!

Tweet: One More!! Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Bans City Travel to Arizona #immigration

Tweet: RollCall: Obama #Immigration Comments Rile Congress

Tweet: Racist thug Sen. Sessions demands #ICE chief ouster We want #ICE chief ousted too - for over-zealous deportations!

Tweet: GregSiskind: #Dora the law breaker! #immigration

Tweet: RT @willcoley: RT @ManEegee: Native/Indigenous Peoples Against #SB1070 protest underway in downtown Tucson: #LegalizeAZ

Tweet: HT @NJImmigration: States Gear Up to Follow Arizona's Lead on #Immigration

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

Tweet: It is our children who have shown the courage to confront the beast & it is @BarackObama who holds the leash to the beast

Tweet: Thanks for the #FFs and RTs! @unwindyormind @catballou @SparBernstein @rubberstamprosk @artweestic @willcoley - Happy Friday tweeps!

Tweet: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers major consular posts, theory and practice. See the complete outline at

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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.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

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