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



February 18, 2011



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2011,0218.shtm



ITEMS



1. Comment: Letters This Week - This week we received letters

from Joseph Whalen and David Nachman. You can read it and comment

on it here.

http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2011/02/17_attacks_in_mexico.html#comments

Alternatively you can email your letters to mailto:editor@ilw.com



2. Article: The Secure Communities Program: Unanswered Questions

And Continuing Concerns by Michele Waslin of the Immigration

Policy Center

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0218-waslin.pdf



3. Article: What is Education-Based Marketing? by Trey Ryder

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0218-ryder.shtm



4. Article: How A Lawyer Can Sell Like A Doctor by Larry Bodine

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0218-bodine.shtm



5. Bloggings: BIA Precedent Decision: Matter of Michael Alexander

Nelson by Matthew Kolken

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0218-kolken.shtm



6. News: USCIS Publishes Transcript Of Press Conference On

Strategic Goals And Initiatives For 2011

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0218-uscis.pdf



7. News: DOL Publishes FAQs On H-1B, H-1B1 And E-3 Programs

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0218-dol.pdf



8. News: DHS Publishes Handbook For Safeguarding Personally

Identifiable Information

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0218-dhs.pdf



9. Focus: Physicians For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Physicians For Experts", a new 3-

part telephone seminar series with Robert Aronson (discussion

leader), Ingrid Brey, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Kristen Harris, Wendy

Hess, Jennifer Minear, Rita Sostrin and others. The curriculum is

as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on February 24: Waivers & Nonimmigrant Visa

Options

++Update on J-1 Waivers

++Conrad Waiver Program

++H-1B: Dealing with the H-1B Cap for IMGs

++Neufeld Memo: Who really employs physicians?

++Alternative Nonimmigrant Options

++What to do if there is no J-1 Waiver

SECOND Phone Session on March 17: Permanent Resident Options

++Choosing the Right Option: NIW vs. LC

++Update on National Interest Waivers: Post Schneider

++Drafting the L/C for IMGs

++Business Necessity Issues

++Portability Challenges for IMGs

THIRD Phone Session on April 21: The Physician Workforce &

Need/Opportunities for IMGs

++Current & Future Shortages in Domestic Physician Workforce

++Why is there a need for special provisions for IMGs?

++Practice patterns of IMGs: Gap Filling Services

++Future Possibilities for IMG practice

Wednesday, February 23 is the deadline to sign up. For more info,

including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration

information, please see: Online:

http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201103.shtm.

Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201103.pdf.

Don't delay, sign up today.



10. Headline: USCIS plan to computerize immigration files looks

good on paper - but can't get off ground http://ow.ly/3Z0VH

11. Headline: Bill allowing in-state tuition rate for illegal

immigrants in Colo. clears education panel http://ow.ly/3Z0Tm

12. Headline: Immigration advocates gather in Newark to protest

proposed Essex County detention center http://ow.ly/3Z0OV

13. Headline: Debate rivals skewer Emanuel on immigration reform

http://ow.ly/3Z0Lw

14. Headline: Immigration bill to go to Indiana Senate

http://ow.ly/3Z0HI

15. Headline: Kern County loses immigration detention contract

http://ow.ly/3Z0F0

16. Headline: Trial on Neb. city's immigration law set for 2012

http://ow.ly/3Z0B5

17. Headline: Kansas unveils Arizona-like bill targeting illegals

http://ow.ly/3Z0mZ

18. Headline: U.S. Hardens Its Stance On Immigrant Policy

http://ow.ly/3Z0iH

19. Headline: Immigration authorities to audit more than 1,000

firms http://ow.ly/3Z0du

20. Headline: 'Sanctuary city' bills catching heat

http://ow.ly/3Z08V

21. Headline: For Immigration Agents, Slaying Highlights Perils

http://ow.ly/3Z06B

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

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CLASSIFIEDS



1. 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

http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing

sample (max. 10 pps.) to: mailto:Stephen.Bell@dhs.gov. Must be

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

is at the GS-15 level.



2. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique immigration law firm

http://www.levittandneedleman.com

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

mailto:mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.



3. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys

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

http://www.balglobal.com

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

mailto:dallascareers@balglobal.com.



4. J1 Visa Program

Fast, easy application process; 48-hour processing; $995

processing fee. Welcome to HTP's world of international

exchanges. We are a Department of State designated sponsor of the

intern and trainee programs. We are the go-to sponsor for

numerous immigration attorneys. Email mailto:mario@htp-usa.com,

call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at

http://www.htp-usa.com



5. Case Management TechnologyUse technology to leverage your

immigration practice with INSZoom's powerful immigration case

management products, which include 800+ forms updated within 24

hours of release with no patches or required downloads. This

online tool - accessible from anywhere and anytime - provides e-

filing of 20+ essential forms and gives you access to client

relationship management and practice management tools, group

calendaring, emails, notes, reports, billing and invoicing

modules, automatic email alerts and reminders, document storage

and assembly, and many other immigration management tools. The

online library of customizable questionnaires, letters & email

templates, ability for clients to check case status online.

Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM, optional services:

credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. An ISO

27001:2005 and 9001:2008 certified company, INSZoom has been

providing leading edge technology solutions for all sizes, from

solo practitioners to large immigration law firms worldwide,

corporations, universities and non-profit organizations since

1999. The world's largest immigration software company, INSZoom

delivers robust and flexible solutions customized to your

practice's needs. Schedule a complimentary online demonstration

by calling (925) 244-0600 or emailing mailto:info@INSZoom.com.

Learn more about why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate at

http://www.INSZoom.com



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ReadersWrite



1. ReadersWrite: Yesterday's Discussion

http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2011/02/17_attacks_in_mexico.html#comments



2. ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion

http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2011/02/18_letters_this_week.html#comments



To submit an Article for consideration, write to

mailto:editor@ilw.com

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ComingsNGoings



ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event February 24, Washington, DC -

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs along

with the Institute for the Study of International Migration is

pleased to present "Religion and U.S. Immigration Reform" with

Susan Martin, Richard Land, Kevin Appleby, Melanie Nezer and

Raleigh Bailey. To RSVP, see

http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/religion-and-us-immigration-reform.



Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at

no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com.

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