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Comment: Undercounting Latino Vote - Latino Decisions points out that most polls, including exit polls, in the recent election systematically undercounted Latino support for Democrats. This discrepancy showed up most dramatically in states with a high percentage of Latino voters, the Nevada Senate race being the prime example (where Sen. Reid who had been the underdog in almost all polls pulled off a convincing victory over the Republican candidate in large part due to the undercounted Latino vote). Latino Decisions attributes the undercounting of Latino votes to the low incidence of bilingual interviewing which resulted in the over-representation of higher income and higher education Latinos. As the percentage of Latino voters in the electorate keeps rising year by year, these variances between polls and actual votes are likely to be magnified. Future pollsters may have to either (a) start polling in Spanish also and/or (b) introduce a "weighting" mechanism to account for this systemic error. Psephology, the science of polling, is yet another field affected as America's immigration story continues to unfold.

Article: Pay to Play? U.S. Consulates in China Require Payment Before Setting Appointments by Gary Chodorow

Article: Immigrant Stock's Share of US Population Growth by Joy Lee, Jack Martin and Stan Fogel

Article: Private Asylum for Refugee Academics by Jason Dzubow

Article: Two More Immigrants Die in Immigration Detention by Matthew Kolken

Article: Our Local Embarrassment by Greg Siskind

News: DHS Announces Anti-Fraud Enhancements To E-Verify

News: CRS Report On Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Market Tests And Protections

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Headline: The youth agenda: the dreamact can help build the United States back to greatness
Headline: RT @willcoley Enforcing Way into the Red: Hazleton Could Learn an Expensive Immigration Lesson
Headline: Facing new Democratic resistance, Pelosi hopes to schedule vote on dream act same week as leadership elections
Headline: Americans will not accept immigration reform without enforcement: DREAM will pass if supporters are smart.
Headline: Nancy Pelosi wants DREAM Act vote during lame-duck session
Headline: Latino support for Democrats keeps DREAM (Act) alive
Headline: Immigration reform advocates weigh in before lame-duck session of Congress
Headline: Undocumented arrivals fear a Republican crackdown on immigration, but some remain hopeful that reform will happen.
Headline: RT @leoasi Debbie Riddle On Her New Texas Immigration Bill: "People are sick & tired of political correctness."
Headline: Sen. Boxer returns to DC because of the support of the Latino community. Now she needs to lead efforts for the dream act
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Headline: RT @immigrantSource Immigration Digest: After election, enforcement in, reform out? (by @ABeckerCIR of @CIRonline)
Headline: The New Congress: Deny Immigration Reform and Increase Deportation Defense Litigation

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Boutique immigration law firm with an established IT practice is bullish on business immigration and seeks lateral attorney. Must have an entrepreneurial attitude and a proven track record of attracting and retaining IT clients. Position will be based in Cincinnati, Ohio. If interested, send resume and cover letter to Hammond Law Group is a Cincinnati based immigration law firm with a national practice. The firm focuses its practice on the Information Technology and Healthcare sectors. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to progressive start-ups with a specific focus on staffing companies. The firm's attorneys are all members of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) and regularly publish and speak on topics related to business immigration.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Pittsburgh, PA - K&L Gates LLP, comprising of nearly 2,000 lawyers across three continents, seeks an entry-level immigration paralegal and an experienced immigration paralegal to provide support to lawyers and clients of the firm's growing Immigration practice. Entry level paralegals will be trained to prepare, file and track business-related nonimmigrant and permanent residence applications and petitions. Our experienced immigration paralegals are immersed in all aspects of the engagement. Essential duties and responsibilities: Works closely with lawyers, staff and client representatives; Prepares and provides appropriate questionnaires, applications and forms including the drafting of memos, support letters, supporting documents, and responses to governmental requests; Provides appropriate guidance to the client throughout the engagement to ensure proper completion of forms, follow-up and resolution of processing issues and communication of case status; Utilizes and manages information in the practice software. Qualified candidates typically have an undergraduate degree and must possess strong organizational, communication, research and writing skills. Candidates must be problem-solvers, self-motivated, pro-active, detail-oriented and focused on providing top-notch client service. Experienced candidates should have direct paralegal experience with employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters. We offer a communicative work environment and excellent benefits. EOE. To apply, please use this link.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Downtown Los Angeles immigration firm seeks paralegal with 5+ years of experience in variety of immigration practice areas. Must be detail oriented and an excellent writer. Bachelor degree or paralegal certification preferred. Send letter of interest and resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with nearly 1,300 attorneys, seeks a highly qualified mid-level associate with law firm experience to join our Immigration Practice. The ideal candidate must have experience managing high volume business immigration work as well as expertise in dealing with various government agencies and consular posts to resolve complex immigration issues. With an eye toward providing exceptional client service, the candidate must also have experience in managing, training, and mentoring a team of case assistants and paralegals. The successful candidate must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organization, writing, and analytical skills and must possess a good sense of humor. We have a very friendly workplace and value collegiality, mutual respect, and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. California bar membership is required. In addition to a competitive salary, qualified candidates are eligible for a signing bonus. At this time, Morgan Lewis is not accepting applications submitted by search firms. Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential. EEOE. To apply: Please submit your resume, law school transcripts, and writing sample using this online application system link.

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ComingsNGoings: New Honor
Maged Rost wishes to announce partner Kristina Rost on being named a Top Northeast Immigration Lawyer in a list compiled by Avvo that appeared in the November/December 2010 edition of Arrive Magazine. She was also named to New England Super Lawyers - Rising Stars for 2010.

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