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    Comment: Last Second Victory - Lauren Gray, the British-born daughter of a couple who gained citizenship through the E-2 visa category, was just weeks away from being forced to leave the country until DHS granted her a two year reprieve only after Senator Claire McCaskill steeped in and personally contacted Janet Napolitano. Ms. Gray is about to turn 21 and was not able to extend her visa. She graduated from an American university and, like many recent graduates, is currently seeking her first post-graduate job. Ms. Gray had been seeking a visa for more than nine years, but was never able to get one because of visa backlogs. Of course, Ms. Gray's solution is just a temporary one - it grants her only two years of relief. In addition, her younger sister, now 18, will encounter the same situation in just a few years as well. Illogical and inconsistent outcomes are the hallmark of broken policy. While we laud the attempts by DHS to deliver solutions to real problems, like the one face by Ms. Gray and, indeed, the one faced by all applicants for Deferred Action, the solutions are temporary and speak to the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Our system is broken and needs stitches - not an increasing series of band-aids. What can we do? Share your thoughts with us editor@ilw.com and read the full article here.

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    Comment: Murdoch V. Romney On Immigration

    New York City Mayor Bloomberg teamed up with News Corp. CEO, Rupert Murdoch in Mitt Romney's home base of Boston to push him on immigration reform. The Boston Globe reports
    Both Murdoch and Bloomberg said they were mystified that Romney hasn't done more to reach out to Latino voters by outlining plans to ease immigration rules and resolve the legal status of immigrants already here. "Give them a path to citizenship," Murdoch said. "They pay taxes. They are hard-working people. Why Mitt Romney doesn't do it, I have no idea because they are naturally Republicans." Bloomberg added: "The Republicans walking away from the Latino community is about as dumb a strategy as any political party has ever adopted."
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    Mitt Romney's campaign needs to jettison the rhetoric of the protectionist anti-immigrationist wing of the Republican party, and embrace the pro-American, pro-immigration positions of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John McCain, Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.
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    Comment - Underestimating Deferred Action

    The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) crunched the numbers and apparently DHS and a variety of other outlets have been drastically underestimating the total number of people eligible for Deferred Action. The MPI discovered that the figures DHS projected were based on the number of prospective applicants that were enrolled in school or had graduated on the mid-June date of the program's announcement and did not account for otherwise eligible people who could choose to re-enroll in school or an equivalency diploma program. The MPI believes that this underestimate could be by as much as half a million people, bringing their new estimate to a total of 1.76 million people that will be eligible to seek Deferred Action and work authorizations. It is noteworthy, however, that not all of these people will be immediately eligible - many are 15 or under and will become eligible shortly, presuming, of course, they remain in compliance with the other conditions required of those who apply. The full demographic profile of prospective applicants can be found here . Does this new information change anything about Deferred Action in your mind? Share your thoughts with us at editor@ilw.com


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    Blogging: Mitt Romney Caves Into The Right Wing Radicals In His Vice-Presidential Choice: Would He Be Willing To Stand Up To Them On Immigration? by Roger Algase



    News: USCIS Issues Policy Memo On Accommodating Religious Beliefs During Photographing and Fingerprinting


    News: Ninth Cir. Holds It Lacks Jurisdiction To Review BIA Denials Of Motions To Reopen








    Focus: Issue Spotting When Taking On Deferred Action Cases

    Tuesday, August 14 is the deadline for the Thursday, August 16 phone session of " Deferred Action And Related Relief " with Robert Loughran, Magali Candler, Charles Kuck, Avalyn Langemeier, Jose Perez, and Other Speakers to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    Proof of entry in the U.S. and age at entry
    Criminal issues and obtaining appropriate documentation
    Physical presence and absences
    Educational background and documents
    Risk of denial - is it worth to file?



    Tuesday, August 14 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speakers bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www,ilw.com/seminars/201208.shtm.
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201208.pdf






    Headline: In '12 Race, Mayor Seeks Immigration Discussion http://ow.ly/cVJUo


    Headline: Health reform may expose immigrant status of millions http://ow.ly/cVJTu


    Headline: New Challenge Puts 'Show Me Your Papers' Provision on Hold Why Are Some Undocumenteds Nervous About Obama's Immigration Reform? http://ow.ly/cVJMm


    Headline: Living in India? Think before getting a US green card http://ow.ly/cVJKD


    Headline: Immigrant Group Protests Detention of Undocumented http://ow.ly/cVJJJ


    Headline: Democratic Senate candidates push DREAM Act for the platfom http://ow.ly/cVJIY


    Headline: Bloomberg, Murdoch Slated for Immigration Forum http://ow.ly/cVJHW


    Headline: PERM Book Analysis and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps and Checklists. Get your copy http://ow.ly/cVJG3


    Headline: Aug 10 - DREAM Act On Democratic Platform http://ow.ly/cVJDE


    Headline: Princeton Professor Douglas Massey says that most of what we think about Mexican immigration is wrong http://ow.ly/cVJEK




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    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

    Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification is seeking a Director of Temporary Program Operations. This position provides leadership, management direction, and operational control over temporary nonimmigrant visa programs administered by the OFLC; develops and implements a wide array of administrative management strategies and plans designed to ensure successful operation of the programs; organizationally manages staff remotely located at the Chicago National Processing Center; routinely engages public stakeholders and other senior Federal staff to resolve complex program issues; implements performance and quality control measures; and leads the review and continuous improvement of business processes governing operation of the temporary visa programs. The application period is open from 7/27/2012 - 8/27/2012. Salary ranges from $123,758 - $155,500. For specific information about this announcement and how to apply, please see: Announcement number DE-12-ETA-89 and Announcement number MS-12-ETA-090



    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

    Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification is seeking a Director of Permanent Program Operations. This position provides leadership, management direction, and operational control over temporary nonimmigrant visa programs administered by the OFLC; develops and implements a wide array of administrative management strategies and plans designed to ensure successful operation of the programs; organizationally manages staff remotely located at the Atlanta National Processing Center and national office; routinely engages public stakeholders and other senior Federal staff to resolve complex program issues; implements performance and quality control measures; and leads the review and continuous improvement of business processes governing operation of the permanent visa programs. The application period is open from 7/30/2012 - 8/30/2012. Salary ranges from $123,758 - $155,500. For specific information about this announcement and how to apply, please see: Announcement number DE-12-ETA-091 and Announcement number MS-12-ETA-092








    Law Practice for Sale
    Dominant within New Mexico, the largest immigration firm in the state is for sale. The firm has a prestigious list of institutional and corporate clients, long-term staff of 10 with sound management structure. Firm is very stable - in business for 32 years. AV- Rated for more than 20 years, and in the same office location for the past 11 years. This Albuquerque based firm has grossed revenues in excess of $1M for more than a decade. Diversified practice handling: employment and family based immigration, removal, and consular matters. All equipment included in sale. Principal can ease transition for serious buyers. Send Inquiries in confidence to jwl@jlawit.com


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