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Feb 24 - Many Items

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February 24, 2011,0224.shtm


1. Comment: Many Items - This issue of Immigration Daily carries

articles by Dan Brown, Travis Packer and the latest entries by

our blogger Greg Siskind. We also have news from USCIS and DOJ,

in addition to help wanted ads and a comingsNgoings announcement.

2. Article: Worksite Enforcement Meeting Sheds New Light on

Government I-9 Auditing Practices by Dan Brown,0224-brown.shtm

3. Article: Non-Citizens With Mental Disabilities: The Need For

Better Care In Detention And In Court by Travis Packer for the

Immigration Policy Center,0224-packer.pdf

4. Bloggings: Breaking: Justice Department Won't Defend Defense

Of Marriage Act by Greg Siskind,0224-siskind.shtm

5. News: USCIS Issues Memo On New Discretionary Exemption For

Solicitation of Funds or Members Under Duress,0224-solicitationmemo.pdf

6. News: USCIS Issues Memo On New Discretionary Exemption For

Receipt Of Military-Type Training Under Duress,0224-uscismemo.pdf

7. News: DOJ Office Of Immigration Litigation Bulletin: December 2010,0224-oil.pdf

8. 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


++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).

9. Headline: Texas bill: Hire undocumented worker, go to jail --

but maids are OK

10. Headline: Indiana follows Arizona in passing tough US

immigration curbs

11. Headline: U.S. Arrests 100 People in Nationwide Sweep Against

Mexican Drug Cartels

12. Headline: Shipwreck orphan released from detention

13. Headline: Latinos call for time-out on immigration bills

14. Headline: Georgia illegal immigration reform protesters rally

in Atlanta

15. Headline: Mexican army arrests 'Tweety Bird' over killing of

U.S. immigration official

16. Headline: Utah senator unveils broad immigration reform

17. Headline: RT @VivirLatino Contrary to What Obama

Administration Says, Families Continue to be Targets of

Immigration Enforcement

18. Headline: RT @ohiodreamact First SB1070 style anti immigrant

bill introduced in Ohio yesterday.

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Attorney Yellow Pages at

20. Headline: Learn abt removal proceedings, relief from removal,

appeals & much more. For table of contents & get copy

21. Headline: AZ immigration bills pass late session

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1. CLE Immigration Event

Memphis, TN - (May 13-14, 2011) The Federal Bar Association in

conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the

Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

(AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of

Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting

national immigration conferences available this year. The

confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA

attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US

Circuit Court of Appeals, the EOIR's Office of the Chief

Immigration Judge (OCIJ), former and current Immigration Judges

from across the country, and counsel from The Office of

Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the

opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as

they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-

South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without

large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and

experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks

for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14

CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have

fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2011. For more

information, including speakers, curriculum, see here.

To register online, see here.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique immigration law firm

seeks an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience in

business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases,

as well as some family-based and related immigration matters.

Excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management

skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm.

Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at

5. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys

Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL),

a global corporate

immigration law firm with various offices in the United States is

seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three to eight years

practicing business immigration law, for our Dallas office.

Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize

carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a

state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of

business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional

client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants,

and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills

required. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated success as

a principle manager of a large client, have supervised other

attorneys and taken full responsibility/accountability

for team performance and results, have demonstrated experience in

training and developing attorneys and paralegals as well as have

excellent communication and leadership skills. We strive for

excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment,

promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer

competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume, cover

letter, writing sample and salary requirement via email with the

subject Attorney Candidate-(Dallas) to

6. Expert Witness Services

Muslim 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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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event Davis, CA, February 26 - The

Gifford Center University of California, Davis is pleased to

present, the "Second Annual University of California

International Migration Conference". Speakers include, Phillip

Martin, Wayne Cornelius as well as other panelists speaking on

various topics. For more info, including a complete list of

panelists and topics, see here.

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