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Immigration Daily December 6, 2010
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Article: PERM: Sheepherder Gone Astray! by Joel Stewart

Article: Immigration Dereliction -- The Perils of Hilda and Her PERM by Angelo Paparelli

Article: Persons in Removal Proceedings have Right to A-Files by Carl Shusterman

Article: Does WikiLeaks's Founder Qualify for Asylum? by Jason Dzubow

Article: Obama Administration "cooking the books" to calculate Record Deportation Number by Matthew Kolken

News: CBO Publishes Immigration Policy in the United States: An Update

News: CRS Report On Visa Waiver Program

Focus: External Audit
Tuesday, December 7 is the deadline for the Thursday, December 9 phone session of "Employer Compliance For Experts" with Ira Azulay, Robert Gard, Robert Loughran, Angelo Paparelli, Olivia Sanson and others. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Interaction with enforcement
  • What to do after receipt of notice of audit/violation
Tuesday, December 7 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 @ElMati7 Essay by Erick Huerta aka @ElRandomHero: The Double Life of an Undocumented Student -
Headline: Some in GOP worry Arizona-style undocumented immigration vote in California would hurt party. Do you agree?
Headline: Customs pushed envelope to hit goal: ICE scrambles to beat last year's number of deportations
Headline: Gingrich revises stance on #DREAMact "if youre willing to serve the US, we'll be willing to consider u for citizenship"
Headline: AZ DREAM Act advocate goes on hunger strike to convince @senjohnmccain to support DREAM, as he used to do in the past!
Headline: Short goodnight expected for the DREAM Act during lame duck
Headline: Republicans need Straight Talk on Immigration: GOP desn't have to open the border; they only have to open their minds
Headline: US bishops encourage Congress to pass DREAM Act: practical, fair, and compassionate solution
Headline: DREAMs Are Made of This
Headline: CBS Poll: Should Congress Pass the DREAM Act? Cast your vote!
Headline: Sen. Lugar: Obama trying to torpedo DREAM Act
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Houston, TX - FosterQuan, LLP, one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, seeks experienced Immigration Attorneys for its US and Outbound Immigration practice in our Austin, San Antonio and Houston offices. The Firm continues to expand with seven offices and thriving US, Outbound Immigration and Employer Sanctions practices. FosterQuan, LLP obtains appropriate short and long term work visas for US and third-country expatriates around the world. Qualified candidates must have 1-5 years of employment-based immigration experience and possess strong writing and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Foreign language fluency and study abroad is preferred. Individuals must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Please send resume and cover letter to Training is provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized, immigration practice has an immediate opening for an experienced family-based immigration paralegal. Location is downtown Manhattan, close to all public transportation. Firm is well-known for providing excellent customer service. Fluency in Spanish a must for this position. Send resumes with salary requirement to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities for immigration professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we currently have multiple openings for experienced corporate immigration paralegals. Candidates should have 3 to 10+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), 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.

Case Management Technology
Which company do Fortune 500 Companies, top immigration firms, non-profits, one of the world's largest retailers and 2.4 million+ foreign nationals choose for their comprehensive immigration management needs? They choose EDGE, by LawLogix. LawLogix boasts unparalleled immigration experienced customer support to ensure we not only answer your call, but we answer your question! Offering a full range of options for transferring your current client files, LawLogix enables your firm to easily adopt EDGE with no downtime. LawLogix EDGE is the #1 integrated immigration forms, billing and case management system with online access for clients. EDGE provides around the clock access for your clients to check the status of their case, fill out intake questionnaires, review and print forms, and communicate with you securely. The online client access reduces the number of case status inquiry calls, and allows you and your staff to work more effectively. EDGE provides exceptional reporting capabilities. Quickly and easily configure any reminder, case status, consultations, milestone report with 1 click while making your job easier and more enjoyable. Visit us at, email, or call today 877-725-4355 ext. 2 to request your Private VIP demo.

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. To place a classifieds ad in Immigration Daily, see here

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ComingsNGoings: New Office
Gloria Roa Bodin P.A. is pleased to announce the relocation of its offices to 90 Almeria Ave, Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL 33134. The firm practices exclusively in US Immigration and Nationality Law.

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