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Immigration Daily November 12, 2010
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Comment: Letters and Responses - We received letters from David Murray, Esq., John Frecker and Sergi in response to our comment on "Easy Letters". We also received letters from Honza Prchal, Esq. and John P. Garan, Esq., one commenting on an article and the other asking a question. We have responded to several of these letters. Send your letters to or post them as comments on the Immigration Daily Blog.

Article: Keeping Our Eye On The H-1B Count by Christopher T. Musillo and Cindy Unkenholt

Article: Study: In New York City Most Dangerous Criminals Less Likely to be Deported than Low Level Offenders by Matthew Kolken

Article: Pelosi Will Push For DREAM Act In Lame Duck by Greg Siskind

Focus: Consular Processing For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "Consular Processing For Experts" with Shanni Alexandrovitz, Stephen Pattison, Sal Savatteri and others. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 18: Preparing Clients for Visa Interview: When Does "Preparation" Become "Coaching"?

  • Perspectives on "Coaching"-Consular Officers and ABA Model Rules
  • Coaching vs Preparation-Defining the Differences
  • Discussion and Analysis of Case Examples
SECOND Phone Session on December 23: Global Migration
  • Overview of Multiple Jurisdictions
  • Current Hot Topics in Global Migration
  • Trends in the Field-Including Special Focus on Changes in UK Immigration Guidance
  • Business Visitors vs Skilled Workers
THIRD Phone Session on January 6: The Art of Visa Adjudication
  • The Art of Visa Adjudication
  • Visa Interview Pet Peeves
  • The Visa Application Process: What Needs to be Fixed-and What Doesn't
  • Consular Officers and Immigration Attorneys: Suggestions for Creating a Constructive Working Relationship
Tuesday, November 16 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: 'Utah Compact' urges guidelines for immigration discussion
Headline: RT @willcoley Report from @MigrationPolicy: White Anxiety Fuels Anti-Immigrant Laws
Headline: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to be deposed for a second time in profiling lawsuit
Headline: Will a Republican House mean beefed-up immigration enforcement and more deportations?
Headline: Utah Conservatives vs. Arizona-Style Immigration Laws: immigration enforcement is predominantly a federal issue
Headline: Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown: immigration reform should focus on economy
Headline: Immigration bill takes cues from Arizona policy
Headline: Study released in Mexico suggests there are 100,000 fewer Hispanics in Arizona since SB1070
Headline: Undocumented immigrant student whose arrest spurred immigration debate convicted of license offence
Headline: The Immigrant's Way Book outlines the history of immigration law. Get your copy today!
Headline: Immigrant takes fight for citizenship to rally in Maine: A request for support from GOP Sens Snowe & Collins
Headline: I-140 Book: An attorney's guide on I-140 EBIV Process. For the complete table of contents and to order see
Headline: Weekly Diaspora: ICE Deports Children, Disabled, and Domestic Violence Victims

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Well-established, downtown firm seeks experienced immigration attorney. Able to manage heavy NIV and PERM workload with minimal supervision. Send resumes together with salary requirement to:

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: Immigration Event
November 18, Cambridge, MA - The Harvard Migration and Integration Program is proud to present "Discovering Diverse Mechanisms of Migration: The Mexico-U.S. Stream from 1970-2000". Speakers include Filiz Garip. For more information, see

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X