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Immigration Daily May 27, 2010
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Article: Consular Corner: May 2010 by Liam Schwartz

Focus: The Consular Posts Book

The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:

A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment


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Article: Bloggings on Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind

Article: Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo

Article: Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law by Carl Shusterman

Article: Bloggings on Political Asylum by Jason Dzubow

News: CRS Report On Immigration Reform Issues In 111th Congress

Tweet: Political wire: Republicans Losing Hispanic Voters in Big Numbers Msg2GOP: Stick it to the bigots or die!

Tweet: Obama in Politico: "... we can get #immigration reform done". Enuf with the ifs n buts. Stop breaking 1000 families/day!

Tweet: RT @willcoley: Fax your senators: "Border Militarization Isn't Immigration Reform!" HT @RI4A #promigrant #p2

Tweet: US citizen detained by thugs at #ICE HT @votolatino Imprison hooligans in uniform! Send troops to arrest ICE goons!

Tweet: 287g is beloved by rogue cops, hated by patriot cops- Charlotte Officer fondled gf of undocumented HT @CASAdeMaryland

Tweet: RT @MicEvHill: Text of Cornyn Border Security Amdmnt to HR 4899, could be voted on today: No mention of DREAM! Vote NO!

Tweet: RollCall: Opposition to Border Security Plan Unites GOP With #Immigration Activists No enforcement without benefits!

Tweet: #Immigration activists, GOP align Obama The Deporter sticks knife in #immigrants' backs, v will not forget!

Tweet: Obama supports Suns' protest of Arizona #immigration law Obama is anti-#immigrant, he breaks up 1000+ families a day!

Tweet: RT @FAIRexposed: Obama Should Employ Arizona's National Guard To Defend Immigrants and Latinos #immigration #ri4a

Tweet: RT @MicEvHill: The Senate meets at 9:30 am EDT. Votes could occur on three #immigration/#border security amendments to supplemental bill.

Tweet: RT @willcoley: #CIR-Lite deal in the works? HT @ilwcom #ri4a #immigration #promigrant #dwn #stopice

Tweet: McCain is a coward! Maybe he made up 'Nam stories! RT @JuanSaaa: RT @SenJohnMcCain 1200 Nat'l Guard is a 1st step, but it's not enough.

Tweet: RT @MicEvHill: The Senate meets at 9:30 am EDT. Votes could occur on three #immigration/#border security amendments to supplemental bill.

Tweet: RT @ThakerLaw: Arizona #immigration law: boycotts starting to take a toll

Tweet: RT @willcoley: #CIR-Lite deal in the works? HT @ilwcom #ri4a #immigration #promigrant #dwn #stopice

Tweet: RT @FAIRexposed: Obama Should Employ Arizona's National Guard To Defend Immigrants and Latinos #immigration #ri4a

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - Seyfarth Shaw invites qualified applicants to apply for the following: (1) senior immigration paralegal - participate in all aspects of firm's national Business Immigration practice, including: assisting in client relationship management, preparing employment-based NIV and IV petitions, mentoring junior paralegals in case preparation, and serving as primary contact to numerous clients. Must be able to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and communicate effectively with clients and gov't agencies. Qualified applicants must possess minimum bachelor's degree and 5+ years experience as an immigration paralegal, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills and project management skills; (2) immigration paralegal - qualified applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience as an immigration paralegal, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to Michele Ryan at indicating specific position sought in subject header.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Boutique business immigration law firm in midtown Manhattan seeks attorney to handle own caseload of complex business immigration matters, including EB-1, EB-2, O-1, E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A and L-1B petitions and similar. Experience in family-based petitions and removal proceedings a plus. Must be a self-starter with excellent organization, writing and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidate graduated in the top 25% of his/her class and has 5+ years experience. Salary D.O.E. Please email CV + cover letter to:

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.

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