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Immigration Daily December 22, 2010
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Comment: Articles And Bloggings - For many years we carried blog posts with titles of the format "Article: Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart The problem with this format of titles was that it did not mention the specific content of the article. To solve this problem, a few months ago we changed the title of blog posts to the title of the first blog post in that article, for example: "Article: PERM Opinions Vary Greatly! By Joel Stewart". During the past three months many readers have complained that this format of titles for blog posts makes it impossible for them to distinguish between blog posts and other articles. Many of the blog posts tend to be shorter than most articles we carry and we understand the need to distinguish them. From this issue onwards, we will be changing the first word of the title of blog posts to "Bloggings:" for example: "Bloggings: PERM Opinions Vary Greatly! By Joel Stewart" Please let us know how this change of format works for you. As always, we are always open to hear any comments you may have on any aspect of Immigration Daily. Write to us at

Articles: Let Dreamers Lead, Allies Must Follow by David Bennion

Bloggings: The Fight Book: Chapter 2: Litigation Issues, Part B by Rami Fakhoury

Bloggings: Happy Holidays! by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Tester Starting To Feel The Heat by Greg Siskind

News: USCIS Letter On EB-5 Regional Center Indirect Job Creation Outside Its Boundaries

News: USCIS Publishes Interim Memo For Comment On Model Plan For Administrative Naturalization Ceremonies

News: CRS Report On Unaccompanied Alien Children: Policies And Issues

Focus: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference
The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind is co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the partial Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws ? Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
For more info on this book, see here (fax version, see here).

Headline: Essex County to receive new detentioncenter for illegal immigrants
Headline: DreamAct setback is a loss for all, not just immigrants
Headline: Beyond DREAM: Getting ImmigrationReform Right
Headline: Obama, Latino lawmakers take pragmatic view on immigration
Headline: The wrong path on immigration
Headline: Anti-immigrant Democrat tries to become leader
Headline: Undocumented California youths vow renewed activism
Headline: Obama Vows to Keep DREAM Alive
Headline: Obama continues same-old same-old despite DREAMAct defeat Obama still wont use executive power for immigrants
Headline: Congress displeases on DREAMact
Headline: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference: A great resource for HR managers, immigration counsel and employers
Headline: CLE seminar: Consular Processing for Experts: Global Migration
Headline: LATimes: DREAM mustn't die dreamact

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Fragomen is looking for an attorney with 1+ years of experience in business immigration with an emphasis on the preparation, review and analysis of nonimmigrant L-1 and H-1B petitions and applications; knowledge of immigration law and procedure; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have a strong work ethic and have meticulous attention to detail. Associate will work with large, global, corporate accounts and have a great deal of direct client contact. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe formats only), in confidence, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources/Office Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, at Or fax same to 202-371-2898. EOE.

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