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Immigration Daily September 24, 2010
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Comment: Democrats Versus Immigrants - We commend our readers attention to a fascinating opinion piece today in titled "Latino Dems should rethink loyalty". Some quotes from the article to whet the appetite:
"Today, of the 10 most economically "stressed" counties, seven are majority or heavily Latino... You have all these job losses in Latino districts represented by Latino legislators who dont realize what they are doing to their own people... Despite [] economic logic, Latino Democrats mindlessly follow liberal Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Henry Waxman of California and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who represent largely white, affluent white-collar constituencies on issues such as cap and trade and federal regulation of greenhouse gases. Whatever the intent, these policies are likely to further decimate blue-collar employment in Latino districts... [The] disjunction between interests and politics is particularly evident in California, the state with the largest Latino population. Latino Democrats have generally embraced the states draconian environmental and planning policies ... As Latinos become a critical part of our emerging economy, they need to develop a policy agenda that focuses less on old-style, machine ethnic politics and more on the critical issue of upward mobility Latino voters might also consider avoiding the African-American one-party model by embracing both growth-oriented Democrats and enlightened Republicans. This is most likely to increase their political leverage, while creating a politics that supports their most fundamental interests.

Article: What is "propensity" and what is "widespread"? by Christopher T. Musillo

Article: ABC News Report: McCain, Napolitano Spar Over Draft Immigration Policy Memos by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Issues Final Rule On Fee Schedule

News: USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Fees for Immigration Benefits

News: USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On Adjusting Fees for Immigration Benefits

News: USCIS Publishes Q And A On Adjusting Fees For Immigration Benefits

News: DOS Announces Instructions For The 2012 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2012)

News: EOIR Publishes EOIR At A Glance Factsheet

News: EOIR Publishes Factsheet On Observing Immigration Court Hearings

News: PRFAA Announces Extension Of Validity Of Birth Certificates Until October 30

Focus: PERM For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "PERM For Experts" with Joel Stewart (co-discussion leader), Robert Banta (co-discussion leader) and others. The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on September 30: Update on Recent PERM Problems

  • Inconsistencies, omissions and errors on PERM Forms
  • Tips to Avoid Audits
  • Applying for PERM in an Economic Downturn
SECOND Phone Session on October 14: Issues with Notice, Recruitment and Advertising
  • Content of Ads : Too much or too little?
  • Professional Recruitment : Recent Trends
  • Problems in Documenting Recruitment
THIRD Phone Session on November 4: DOL Communications, Reconsiderations and Appeals
  • Audits and denials ; Void for Vagueness
  • Conclusory Findings and the DOL Record File
  • Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Win Your Case
Tuesday, September 28 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: Comedian goes to DC to lecture lawmakers on immigration
Headline: Harry Reid preps procedural war against Republicans
Headline: The U.S. Department of Justice urges court to uphold order on immigration law
Headline: Education and legal status will solve the issue of immigration in the U.S., not deportation and border control.
Headline: Tea Party divided over immigration
Headline: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers major consular posts, theory & practice. Get your copy at
Headline: Republican Congressional candidate questions Obama citizenship
Headline: The Immigration Compliance Book: Understand I-9 concepts, I-9 advanced topics and E-Verify. Get your copy today at
Headline: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference: A great resource for HR managers, immigration counsel and employers
Headline: Alien Minors Act could boost U.S. military ranks
Headline: Defense bill fight spills to border
Headline: Immigration in back seat in Texas governor's race
Headline: Two different approaches

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Calgary, Canada - Egan LLP, a part of Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms, seeks an associate lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities: Demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively, apply this knowledge to client situations, prepare and submit applications for U.S. employment authorizations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters, make submissions to U.S. embassies, consulates and visa posts worldwide, facilitate the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, deal with immigration-related issues ranging from expatriate and international corporate taxation to social security, provincial health insurance and immigrant trusts, manage law clerks and other client service team members. Qualifications needed: Law degree along with a U.S. call to the bar (dual Canadian-U.S. call to the bar would be an asset), two to four years of post-call business immigration experience, broad exposure to U.S. immigration law, excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equity. Please submit your resumes to Thomas Byun at

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young seeks Visa and Immigration Coordinator, who is responsible for assisting Ernst & Young employees with US visa matters and works closely with our immigration counsel on a daily basis. This individual is responsible for counseling employees on various types of US visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN, F-1, J-1, PERM and green card stages and advises when and the types of various work visas are required. The V&I Coordinator is responsible to ensure that all employees are in compliance with firm's policy as well as US immigration laws. This professional will assist with internal consultation on immigration matters and assist in the coordination with the law firm to process the appropriate immigration application. This is a junior level position. Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience required. Approximately 2 years experience in US Business Immigration, international exposure and cultural awareness a plus. Must have ability to work with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel. To apply, visit and enter job number SEC0006A.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Immigration practice seeks an experience immigration paralegal. Candidate will work as part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff assisting multinational companies primarily with their U.S. immigration requirements. The job involves extensive client contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with immigration experience should apply. Send resume and writing samples to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, D.C. firm seeks a well-rounded, mature and responsible Senior Immigration Paralegal with a minimum of 4 years experience in both family and business immigration cases, including consular processing, all non-immigrant visas and PERM. Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5 experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have a Bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. Please email resume, references, writing sample and cover letter with salary expectations to No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Memphis, TN - Siskind Susser's Memphis office seeks an experienced attorney to join the employment-based immigration team. Experience in physician immigration, I-9/E-Verify/employer compliance, entertainment/sports and/or general business immigration are all a plus. Please email resume to Greg Siskind at No calls please and no candidates from recruiters at this time.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Memphis, TN - Siskind Susser's Memphis office seeks an experienced paralegal to join the employment-based immigration team. Experience in physician immigration, I-9/E-Verify/employer compliance, entertainment/sports and/or general business immigration are all a plus. Please email resume to Greg Siskind at No calls please and no candidates from recruiters at this time.

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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Washington, DC, October 1 - The Edmund A. Walsh School Of Foreign Service is pleased to present "Why We Need Skilled Migrants: the Accelerating Decline of Educated Americans." Speakers include Jacob Funk Kirkegaard. For more info and to RSVP, see

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