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Immigration Daily November 1, 2010
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Article: Rethinking Immigration: Time to End the IRCA Squeeze by Angelo Paparelli

Article: Do Immigration Lawyers Suck? by Jason Dzubow

Article: PERM For Experts: Post Filing Issues by Joel Stewart

Article: The Most Outrageous Anti-Immigrant Candidates Of 2010 by Greg Siskind

Article: Who are the judges deciding the fate of SB1070? by Matthew Kolken

News: CRS Report On Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues And "DREAM Act" Legislation

Focus: DOL Communications, Reconsiderations and Appeals
Tuesday, November 2 is the deadline for the Thursday, November 4 phone session of "PERM For Experts" with Joel Stewart, Robert Banta, Jeffrey Devore, Michael Piston, Jennifer Roeper, Edwin Rubin, Lawrence Rudnick, Rohit Turkhud, and Nathan Waxman. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Audits and Denials: Void for Vagueness
    • Challenging audit: does the selection process meet due process
    • How to fix defective documents in response to audit
    • Documenting business necessity
    • Flawed documentation in audit file
    • Obligation of Certifying Office to provide clear basis for denial
    • Post-denial: file a motion to reconsider or request for review
  • The Record File: A Tool for Rebuttal and Reconsideration
    • Review to decide on motion or request for review
    • Supplementing record file during rebuttal or by motion
    • Record file and request for review
  • Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Win Your Case
    • When to go to Federal Court
    • Which court to go
    • Is it necessary to appeal to BALCA first?
Tuesday,November 2 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: RT @Theophany1: U.S. and Its Broken Immigration System to Be Reviewed by U.N. Human Rights Council
Headline: Reid Promises Immigration Vote After Election
Headline: Immigration Reform in 2011? looking into crystal ball to tell us what will happen after the midterms
Headline: Yes! RT @mistermogle The nanny that worked in her home? RT @ilwcom: Oct 29 - Heartless Whitman Wants Nanny Deported
Headline: Appeals court in San Francisco to hear arguments on Arizona immigration law
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Headline: Assistant Attorney General T. Perez Delivers Remarks at the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 10th Anniversary Event
Headline: The Immigrant's Way Book outlines the history of immigration law. Get your copy today!
Headline: RT @dansden RT @motherjones: Texas Republicans' Looming Immigration Civil War
Headline: Routine Wilderness Bill Sparks Immigration Outcry: Enforcement Advocates Worry Bill Will Hamper Border Security
Headline: Meg Whitman says ex-maid should go as mid-term elections wind down
Headline: RT @dentay85 ICE presents record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has multiple openings for Assistant Immigration Paralegals at our offices in Reston, Virginia. These positions involve challenging and substantive legal work, with a primary focus on assisting the firm's attorneys and senior paralegals in preparing and filing temporary and permanent visa petitions and applications on behalf of professional workers. These positions require excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and computer skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated ability to produce an accurate work product within a fast paced environment, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and other duties as assigned. A bachelor's degree is required. Prior experience in business immigration casework is a plus. Goel & Anderson offers challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities with highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks bilingual paralegal (Spanish/English) on a part-time basis (3 days a week), with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business/family immigration applications. Must have BA degree, excellent writing, verbal, case management & client relationship skills. Experience preferred. Competitive compensation package. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at

Immigrant Tax Services
Are you worried that your clients' tax returns might hurt their adjustment, cancellation or consular processing case? Did you know that clients making less than $46,000 qualify to obtain retroactive refunds after they obtain Social Security Numbers via any immigration process? Did you know that taxpayers can claim an exemption for dependents residing in Mexico or Canada? Sam Rock, principal of the Rock Law Group, specializes in taxes for immigrants. He is an immigration lawyer, national speaker and has published several AILA articles on the intersection of immigration and income tax law. Contributor to tax section, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 2010-11. With 10 years experience preparing tax returns for immigrants, we can help you understand your client's eligibility to file as head of household and make dependent claims. Get your legal fees paid from your clients' unclaimed tax refunds. Rush service in 48 hours. Educating Haitian nationals about retroactive tax credits available to Haitian recipients of TPS. Services: original 1040s, amended returns, expert letters, testimony, resolution of IRS tax debt, audits/exam from all states and U.S. taxpayers living abroad. Competitive fees. Get tax knowledge on your side. Contact:, 866-243-8178, This is an advertisement by an attorney.

Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, offers expert testimony in immigration cases from Muslim countries/societies, including the former USSR. Dr. Gabbay prepared reports and testified in 250+ Immigration cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal, asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with a 93% success rate. Examples of what Immigration lawyers say: ... "He is a consummate scholar and passionate about his subject ... He makes a wonderful witness... He is riveting on the witness stand, helping us win nearly unwinnable cases with aplomb. He has won the praise of numerous Immigration Judges." (Svetlana Schreiber, Esq.) ... "He provided the testimony we needed in numerous asylum cases ... in virtually all of those cases, but for the expert witness testimony, I doubt the cases would have been approved, I recommend Professor Gabbay to anyone with issues involving Islamic society and culture." (Stephen Berman, Esq.) ... "His testimonies, whether written or oral, are credible, persuasive, and non-refutable. I have never lost a single case which had Dr. Gabbay on as an expert witness." (Ally Bolour, Esq.). Contact Professor Gabbay with any questions. He can also recomend country experts outside his specialty. Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver,, (303) 871-2560.

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ComingsNGoings: New Honor
Best Lawyers has named Eugene J. Flynn as the "Dallas Best Lawyers' Immigration Lawyer of the Year" for 2011. Flynn, who also serves as Secretary of the Libertarian Party of the State of Texas, said he was humbled by this honor.

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