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Immigration Daily July 26, 2010
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Comment: Top Links June 2010
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in June 2010 below:
Top five June Immigration Daily Articles

Top five June Immigration Daily Items We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to

Article: Geopolitics, Nationalism And Dual Citizenship by George Friedman

Article: AILA Sues USCIS To Force Agency To Open Up On H-1B Process by Greg Siskind

Article: Rethinking Immigration: Who's on First? by Angelo A. Paparelli

Article: September 2010 Visa Bulletin - The Great Leap Forward? by Carl Shusterman

Article: Charles Taylors Son Attempts to Invalidate the Torture Convention in Order to Save Himself by Jason Dzubow

Article: Deportations Increase under Obama administration by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Announces Agency-wide Policy Review

News: USCIS Publishes QAs On Agency-wide Policy Review

Focus: Family Immigration For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series Family Immigration For Experts with Michelle L. Lazerow (discussion leader), Jason Abrams, Marc Ellis, Maurice Goldman, Nancy Peterson, Melvin Solomon, and Parastoo Zahedi. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on July 29: Family Relationships

  • What constitutes the family for immigration purposes?
    • Step-children
    • Children out of wedlock
    • Half brothers and half sisters
    • Adopted children
    • Widows
  • Fiance Visa - and International Marriage Broker Regulation Act
  • Special Immigrant Juvenuiles
  • VAWA self petitioners
SECOND Phone Session on August 19: Consular Processing vs. Adjustment of Status
  • Preparation for interview (consular and USCIS)
    • Parties living together or separated at time of interview
    • Sham marriage
  • DNA testing: parent/child
  • Consulates re-adjudicating cases
  • Tran v. Napolitano
  • K-3
THIRD Phone Session on September 16: Marriage Cases
  • Bona fide marriage
  • How to prepare for interview
  • Marriage while in proceedings
  • Fraudulent first marriage
  • 751's
    • Filing joint 751
    • Good faith waiver
    • Divorce at time of filing Form-751
    • NTA for not filing Form-751
    • Combining with NATZ application
Tuesday, July 27 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.

Headline: Majority Leader Reid Challenged at Liberal Blogger Conference: "I'm not going to do the #DREAMAct unless I have 60 votes"
Headline: Ex-immigration agent gets jail time for sex demand. Citizenship in exchange for sex #immigration #ICE
Headline: Detained immigrants can now be located online: ICE launches a search service to find people in maze of nationwide prisons
Headline: ICE agents checking for 'illegal' European immigrants at Netroots Nation 2010. Check out reactions #immigration #nn10
Headline: Mexico braces for effects of Arizona #immigration law: potential surge of deportees back to Mexico
Headline: Dreamer on her knees to scrub, pray for a chance: "Putting a ceiling on what students can accomplish is just dumb"
Headline: #Immigration Practice: a complete guide w/ issues & procedures lawyers need to handle an immigration matter. Get ur copy
Headline: Thanks @sparbernstein @saraphalen @blogdiva @explorehomeland @followthelede @icirr @adonaiman @nonotagain for your RTs and #FF #immigration
Headline: #Arizona Politicians Scaring Tourists. Who makes money off of #SB1070 ?
Headline: #Immigration Customs and Enforcement officials Launches Detainee Locator System
Headline: #Arizona #immigration law: Backers are hopeful after court hearing
Headline: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers major consular posts, theory & practice. Get your copy at #immigration

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP seeks an experienced paralegal for its premier St. Louis Immigration Law group. Deep experience in full range of employment-based matters a must, including IV's, NIV's, PERM, EB-1 and NIW - medical and Conrad Amendments a plus. Salary and benefits are very competitive. Please submit your resume here. No recruiters please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration paralegal. Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years experience as an immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases. Prior experience should include the demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload, while effectively and accurately preparing a wide range of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with a strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM, I-140, Adjustment of Status, and complex RFE responses is essential. Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills, and the ability to conduct legal research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff. Prior experience in immigration law, a four-year college degree, and solid references are required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Principals only. No phone calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pasadena and San Francisco, CA - Reeves & Associates, PLC seeks immigration paralegals with 1+ years experience for its Pasadena and San Francisco offices. Proficiency in Tagalog or Spanish is a plus. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 30 years, has 60+ employees in 4 offices and is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k), medical, dental and vision plan, long term disability policy, 3 weeks vacation in the 1st year plus a yearly bonus all in a friendly environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, established immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal for its midtown New York City office to work on corporate accounts. Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree and 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to

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.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS Credential Evaluation Application. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, see: AETS Translation Application. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit , or email:

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