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-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------

March 3, 2011,0303.shtm


1. Comment: Top Links February 2011

We feature the most accessed links by our readers in February

2011 below:

Top five February Immigration Daily Articles

++ICE's Enforcement Priorities And The Factors That

Undermine Them By Michele Waslin,0211-Waslin.pdf

++How To Make The Most Of LinkedIn

by Larry Bodine,0225-bodine.shtm

++Keep DREAMing: The November Elections and What It Means For

Comprehensive Immigration Reform by Michael Wildes and Leon


++The Secure Communities Program: Unanswered Questions

And Continuing Concerns by Michele Waslin of the Immigration

Policy Center,0218-waslin.pdf

++ The State Of The Current Law (A Bloody Mess) by

Anthony Guidice,0201-guidice.shtm

Top five February Immigration Daily Items

++DOL Publishes FAQs On H-1B, H-1B1 And E-3 Programs,0218-dol.pdf

++CRS Report On Expedited Citizenship Through Military

Service: Clurrent Law, Policy and Issues,0223-crs.pdf

++CRS Report On Immigration Policy On Expedited Removal Of


++DOJ Office Of Immigration Litigation Bulletin: December 2010


CRS Report On The US Foreign-Born Population: Trends And

Selected Characteristics,0204-crs.pdf

2. Article: When The Going Gets Tough For Law Firms...

by Ed Poll,0303-poll.shtm

3. Article: Free and Open Access: Key to Building and Maintaining

Client Relationships by Trey Ryder,0303-ryder.shtm

4. Bloggings: Veteran Soldier faces Deportation by Greg Siskind,0303-siskind.shtm

5. News: USCIS Seeks Public Comment On Proposed H-1B Registration


6. News: CRS Report On Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public

Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends,0303-crs.pdf

7. Focus: THE H-1B BOOK

THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features

contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J.

Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa

Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:



First Step: Interview The Client

Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information

Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US

Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent

Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage

Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application


Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter

Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The

Client For Review and Signature

Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS

Service Center

Ninth Step: Troubleshooting

Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management


H-1B Degree Equivalency

Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency

Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is


Dealing With Gaps In Employment

Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B

The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa

When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?


For more information about the book and to order, see here.

For the fax form, see here.

8. Headline: RT @MicEvHill: See an updated listing of immigration

and refugee legislative actions occurring just "over the


9. Headline: RT @ankhrider2007 Utah bill to partner with Mexico |

The Salt Lake Tribune

10. Headline: RT @tpmmedia ICE Ethics Office Still Investigating

Who Leaked Immigration Status Of Obama's Aunt

11. Headline: Teachers Protest New Immigration Bills, SB 1611 and

SB 1407

12. Headline: "We aren't an enforcement agency. Our mission is to

educate." SB1611 places unnecessary burden on schools.


13. Headline: After the DREAM act Students fighting for a path to

citizenship still looking for reliable allies

14. Headline: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

doesn't currently recognize same-sex marriages - but that could


15. Headline: Undocumented immigrant youth find a powerful voice.

Meet Tania Unzeuta.

16. Headline: The Pedro Ramirez Saga!

17. Headline: Living for the DREAM. Laura shares her story

18. Headline: Life after graduation for undocumented college

student Alejandro Garrido

19. Headline: Soldier faces Deportation "I pay taxes, nevr failed

the law and served the military for 9yrs. I dont need 2buy my


20. Headline: Immigrant Group Pushes Drivers Licenses For

Undocumented immigrants in Oregon

21. Headline: Conference addresses need to improve Latino student


22. Headline: Connecticut's DREAM Act bill on the verge of

becoming a reality

23. Headline: California students should lead DREAMact

24. Headline: Bill To Reimburse Hospitals For Undocumented

Immigrants Emergency Services Introduced in DC.

25. Headline: Gov. Brownback, it's time to step up on immigration

26. Headline: Senator Says Suspicion Is All That Is Needed To

Check immigration Status

27. Headline: Sheriff's in Alabama department may enforce

immigration laws

28. Headline: House Democrats in Georgia Show Solidarity, Oppose

Immigration Bill

29. Headline: Alabama legislative panel delays voting on

immigration bill

30. Headline: Texas being two-faced on undocumented immigration

31. Headline: Looking for the best candidate? Carry your help

wanted ad on Immigration Daily. Find out more details at

32. Headline: Whole ACT-INA, 20/22/28 CFR and Citations: the most

respected reference immigration materials by PJ Patel available


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1. Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Denver, Colorado - Ogletree Deakins

is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal for its

Denver office. Candidates should have experience in business

immigration law including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, P-1

and E-1/E-2 petitions, PERM applications, EB-1 and PERM based

I-140s, and adjustments. Qualified candidates must have

excellent organizational/communication skills and experience with

one of the major immigration case management systems. Very

competitive salary and excellent opportunity for professional

growth. No relocation assistance. Send resume and cover letter

with salary requirements to:

2. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Washington, DC - Boutique immigration law firm

in downtown Washington, DC seeks experienced associate attorney.

Ideal candidate will have excellent research, writing skills and

client relation skills. Must have demonstrated experience in all

business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and

significant Immigration Court experience. Bilingual

Spanish/English a plus. Collegial atmosphere. No billable

hours. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes, refs and

writing samples to

3. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys

Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra

has immediate openings for junior associate attorneys for busy

Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in

business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN,

O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions, deportation and labor

certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and

filing of business and employment-related immigration

documentation. Qualified candidates must have excellent

organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and

consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills

required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Firm offers

very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional

growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or call 703-230-6802.

4. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys

Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S.

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of

Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys with 3+ years

demonstrated experience in immigration law for the position of

Chief Transformation Counsel in Washington, D.C. The attorney

will serve as advisor to the USCIS Chief Counsel and USCIS Deputy

Chief Counsel, and to the USCIS Chief, Office of Transformation

Coordination. The Chief Transformation Counsel's

responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing

advice on all immigration legal, policy, and regulatory matters

arising within the USCIS Transformation program -- including

immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; family-based,

employment-based, and diversity visas; issues related to change,

extension and adjustment of status; adoptions; naturalization and

citizenship; parole; employment authorization; and alien

registration. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an

accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any

jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D.

experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job

Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0002 at Submit cover letter, resume, and writing

sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Must be

received by close of business, Friday, March 18, 2011. Position

is at the GS-15 level.

5. Expert Witness ServicesMuslim World Expert Professor Shaul M.

Gabbay, Phd, offers expert testimony in immigration cases from

Muslim countries/societies, including the former USSR. Dr. Gabbay

prepared reports and testified in 250+ Immigration cases

nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal, asylum interviews,

hardship waivers) with a 93% success rate. Examples of what

Immigration lawyers say: ... "He is a consummate scholar and

passionate about his subject ... He makes a wonderful witness...

He is riveting on the witness stand, helping us win nearly

unwinnable cases with aplomb. He has won the praise of numerous

Immigration Judges." (Svetlana Schreiber, Esq.) ... "He provided

the testimony we needed in numerous asylum cases ... in virtually

all of those cases, but for the expert witness testimony, I doubt

the cases would have been approved, I recommend Professor Gabbay

to anyone with issues involving Islamic society and culture."

(Stephen Berman, Esq.) ... "His testimonies, whether written or

oral, are credible, persuasive, and non-refutable. I have never

lost a single case which had Dr. Gabbay on as an expert witness."

(Ally Bolour, Esq.). Contact Professor Gabbay with any questions.

He can also recomend country experts outside his specialty.

Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, Korbel School of International

Studies, University of Denver,, (303)


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