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


November 19, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1119.shtm


ITEMS


1. Comment: Letters This Week - This week we received letters
from Roger Algase, Sergi, John H. Frecker, Bill Bennett, Jim
Roberts and Editor, ILW.COM. You can read them and comment on
them here,
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/11/18_enacting_the_dream.html#comments
here
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/11/17_down_payment_on_promises.html#comments
here
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/11/15_are_you_linkedIn.html#comments
and here.
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/11/12_letters_and_responses.html#comments
Alternatively you can email your letters to
mailto:editor@ilw.com.


2. Article: BIA Decision: Unreasonably Placing a Child in a
Situation that Poses a Threat of Injury to the Child's Life or
Health is Equal to Child Abuse by Matthew Kolken
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1119-kolken.shtm


3. Article: Cornyn: Dems Playing Politics With DREAM Act by Greg
Siskind
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1119-siskind.shtm


4. News: USCIS Issues Summary On Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1119-summary.shtm


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6. Headline: Joe Arpaio fundraisers raise questions: money cannot
be used for any legal defense if he should need one in the future
http://ow.ly/3cGJp
7. Headline: Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces bill stopping Bay
Area student's deportation http://ow.ly/3cFVB
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Attorney Yellow Pages at http://ow.ly/31GvP
9. Headline: AZ Boycott Over Immigration Law Sees Mixed Results:
vacant convention centers and struggling businesses
http://ow.ly/3cxDl
10. Headline: The GOP's Immigration Opportunity
http://ow.ly/3cxv6
11. Headline: Readers Write to Immigration Daily: Comments and
Suggestions: November 17: Down Payment on Promises
http://ow.ly/3cxrJ
12. Headline: Immigration law a threat to Texas competitiveness
http://ow.ly/3cusR
13. Headline: White House sees opportunity for immigration reform
in lame-duck Congress http://ow.ly/3cu2i
14. Headline: The Consular Posts Book: this useful guide covers
major consular posts, theory & practice. Get your copy at
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15. Headline: Sign-up and Tell Congress: Pass the DREAM Act
http://ow.ly/3c8VT
16. Headline: Give immigrant kids a path to college
http://ow.ly/3c5bv
17. Headline: Democrats push to give immigrants their Dream Act
http://ow.ly/3c3uE


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CLASSIFIEDS


1. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA -  The Office of
the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney of Associate
Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Law Division. Responsibilities
include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to
the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues
involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
deportability grounds, and national security; and providing
litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to
local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D.
degree, be an active member of the bar (any
jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference
is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a
background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record,
and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement
Number: COU-CIS-2010-0009 at
http://www.usajobs.com/
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.)
to:  mailto:westernlawdivision@dhs.gov. Must be received by close
of business, Friday, December 3, 2010. Position is at the
GS-13/14/15 level.


2. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY -  The Office of
the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of
Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Northeast Law Division.
Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site
legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel
on issues involving immigration related adjudications,
inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security;
and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on
cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must
possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any
jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference
is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a
background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record,
and strong
writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number:
COU-CIS-2010-0008 at
http://www.usajobs.com/
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.)
to:  mailto:Nercouvacancy@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of
business, Friday, December 10, 2010. Position is at the
GS-13/14/15 level.


3. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized, immigration practice
http://www.ppid.com/index.php
has an immediate opening for an experienced employment-based
immigration associate. Location is downtown Manhattan, close to
all public transportation. Firm is well-known for providing
excellent customer service, and also has a thriving real-estate
practice group and a respected appellate practice group. This
position in the immigration practice group requires the ability
to manage a heavy NIV and PERM workload with minimal supervision.
Send resumes to: mailto:gmhewitt@ppid.com.


4. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH - Boutique immigration law firm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
with an established IT practice is bullish on business
immigration and seeks lateral attorney. Must have an
entrepreneurial attitude and a proven track record of attracting
and retaining IT clients. Position will be based in Cincinnati,
Ohio. If interested, send resume and cover letter to
mailto:rita@hammondlawfirm.com. Hammond Law Group is a Cincinnati
based immigration law firm with a national practice. The firm
focuses its practice on the Information Technology and
Healthcare sectors. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100
companies to progressive start-ups with a specific focus on
staffing companies. The firm's attorneys are all members of the
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) and regularly
publish and speak on topics related to business immigration.


5. Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Pittsburgh, PA - K&L Gates LLP,
http://www.klgates.com
comprising of nearly 2,000 lawyers across three continents, seeks
an entry-level immigration paralegal and an experienced
immigration paralegal to provide support to lawyers and clients
of the firm's growing Immigration practice. Entry level
paralegals will be trained to prepare, file and track business-
related nonimmigrant and permanent residence applications and
petitions.  Our experienced immigration paralegals are immersed
in all aspects of the engagement.  Essential duties and
responsibilities: Works closely with lawyers, staff and client
representatives; Prepares and provides appropriate
questionnaires, applications and forms including the drafting of
memos, support letters, supporting documents, and
responses to governmental requests; Provides appropriate guidance
to the client  throughout the engagement to ensure proper
completion of forms, follow-up and resolution of processing
issues and communication of case status; Utilizes and manages
information in the practice software. Qualified candidates
typically have an undergraduate degree and must possess strong
organizational, communication, research and writing skills.
Candidates must be problem-solvers, self-motivated, pro-active,
detail-oriented and focused on providing top-notch client
service. Experienced candidates should have direct paralegal
experience with employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant
matters. We offer a communicative work environment and excellent
benefits. EOE.
To apply, please use this link.
https://recruit.klgates.com/psp/PSHRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=912


6. Case Management Technology
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_________________________________________________________________
ReadersWrite


1. ReadersWrite: Yesterday's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/11/18_enacting_the_dream.html#comments


2. ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion
http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/11/19_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 December 10, Washington, DC -
Georgetown University Law Center is proud to present "Who Needs
Migrant Workers? Responding to Labor Shortages through
Immigration." Speakers include Martin Ruhs and Philip Martin. For
more information, see
http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Program=ISIM.


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  1. Paul Allen's Avatar
    NY Dept of Transportation

    Any suits pending to invalidate this? How many Eb2 have been denied because of this decision?
  2. Editor, ILW.COM's Avatar
    Dear Mr. Allen,

    If you do not receive an answer to your question here, you can raise the question in our LinkedIn discussion group at:http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=100756
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