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Immigration Daily November 17, 2010
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Comment: Down Payment On Promises - Politico reports that at a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus President Obama promised to push for the passage of the DREAM Act. Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi have already indicated that they will bring DREAM to the floors of their respective chambers. The Huffington Post points out that Latino voters were critical to several Democratic victories in the recent election, and that Latino voters will be an even larger factor in the 2012 election. For the past two years, the Democratic leadership has been able to string along Latino voters on promises alone without actually coming through on any immigration benefits at all. The lame duck session is the last chance Democrats have to demonstrate their sincerity and credibility on the immigration issue since action in the next Congress will be stymied by the incoming House Republican majority. Passing the DREAM Act now will provide a powerful reason for a key constituency to turn out for the Democrats in 2012 when Mr. Obama and Democrats in Congress will both need all the allies they can get.

Article: Youth Gangs in El Salvador: Unpacking the State Department 2007 Issue Paper by Thomas Boerman

Article: Brown Around Town - Another Day, Another Bond Hearing by Jan H. Brown

Article: The Fight Book:Chapter I - H-1B: Parts D,E,F by Rami Fakhoury and Mark Levey

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

Focus: THE I-140 BOOK
THE I-140 BOOK features contributions from Brian S. Weiss, Kristen Quan Hammill, Prakash Khatri, Faye M. Kolly, Sherry Neal, Howard L. Kushner, and Dorothee B. Mitchell, the book's Editor and Principal Author is noted practitioner Herbert A. Weiss. The Table of Contents is as follows:
Chapter One: Author's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill
Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)
Chapter One: Step by Step For Schedule A Applications by Sherry Neal
Chapter Two: Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts by Howard L. Kushner
Chapter Three: Derivative Beneficiaries of Employment Based Immigrant Petitions and the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) by Dorothee Mitchell and Faye M. Kolly
Chapter Four: The Future of The I-140 (Employment-Based Immigration) Process by Prakash Khatri
For more info on THE I-140 BOOK and to order, see here. For the fax order form, see here.

Headline: Kris Kobach loses to #undocumented immigrants in California Supreme Court
Headline: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) hopes to use next four months to pass a number of #immigration reform measures
Headline: Already rare, driving privileges for #undocumented #immigrants may soon disappear
Headline: DC: House passes bill to ease #immigration for military couple
Headline: Another Ga. county adds new #immigration measures: Federal authorities have started sharing biometric information
Headline: #Immigrants now fear #deportation: Instead of citizenship, forced trip to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Headline: Virginia #immigration law yields mixed results and hard feelings
Headline: The #DREAMs Alive! Obama, Dems Plan Lame-Duck #Immigration Vote
Headline: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps & Checklists. Get your copy
Headline: Arizona #immigration law strains US-Latin America relations
Headline: Durham, NC Recognizes Matricula Consular As Valid ID #immigration
Headline: Young immigrants continue on 7th day of hunger strike asking support from Sen @kaybaileyhutch for the #dreamact
Headline: #Immigration gets a face and a voice: Dreamers erect advocacy billboard in Arizona #dreamact
Headline: #Immigration Reform: Rising Controversy Gets Heated And Reheated

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized, immigration practice has an immediate opening for an experienced employment-based immigration associate. Location is downtown Manhattan, close to all public transportation. Firm is well-known for providing excellent customer service, and also has a thriving real-estate practice group and a respected appellate practice group. This position in the immigration practice group requires the ability to manage a heavy NIV and PERM workload with minimal supervision. Send resumes 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 Stone & Grzegorek LLP, a growing 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. Mandarin Chinese speaking candidate is preferred. Send letter of interest and resume to

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Washington DC - November 18, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to present a conference "Assessing the "Secure Communities" Program and the Impact of 287(g) Agreements" Participants: Maria Hinojosa, David Venturella, Don Kerwin, Jen Smyers, Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Michele Waslin, Chris Newman Marty Rosenbluth, Adelina Nichols, Leni Gonzalez and Brian Stout. For more info and to rsvp see:

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