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Focus: The Removal Book - New Publication!
We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of "The Removal Book" edited by Priscillia Suntoso and Rodney Barker.
The book outline is as follows:


Chapter One: Removal Proceedings
  1. Overview of removal proceedings
  2. Commencement of removal proceedings under INA § 240
  3. Other types of removal proceedings
  4. Proper service of the charging document in proceedings
  5. Rights in removal proceedings
  6. Bond Hearings and Parole
  7. Inadmissibility under INA § 212 or Removability under INA § 240 - How Is This Determined
  8. Immigration Court Practice Manual
  9. Pre-Hearing Motions
  10. Juvenile Proceedings
  11. Security checks
  12. Prosecutorial Discretion
Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility
  1. Overview of the Grounds of Inadmissibility
  2. Who bears the burden of proof when your client is charged under INA §212
  3. Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter Three: Grounds of Removal
  1. Overview of the grounds of removal
  2. Document-related grounds of removal
  3. Security Grounds
  4. Public charge
  5. Unlawful voters
Chapter Four: Contesting Removability
  1. Overview
  2. Preliminary considerations
  3. The decision to concede or contest removability
  4. Grounds to challenge a Notice to Appear
  5. Burden of proof in removal proceedings
  6. Special issues where the person is charged with being subject to removal based on criminal grounds
  7. Motions to suppress
  8. Conclusion

Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status

  1. INA § 245(i)
  2. Family-based adjustment of status
  3. Employment-based Adjustment of status
  4. Child status Protection Act ("CSPA")
  6. Refugee adjustment in removal proceedings
  7. Registry
  8. Adjustment for certain nationals from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
  9. Cuban adjustment act
Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings
  1. Overview
  2. Discretionary determination
  3. Types of Waivers
  4. Conclusion
  5. Provisional Waiver
Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA § 212(c) Relief
  1. Introduction
  2. Cancellation of Removal for LPRs
  3. INA § 212(c) relief
Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs
  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. Continuous physical presence and the stop-time rule
  4. Repapering
  5. Special rule cancellation of removal for a battered spouse or child
  6. Suspension of deportation
Chapter Five: NACARA
  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility to Apply
  3. Requirements
  4. Statutory Bars
  5. IJ jurisdiction to adjudicate NACARA applications
  6. How to file
Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal
  1. Overview and benefits of asylum
  2. Referred vs. defensive asylum application
  3. Real ID Act of 2005
  4. Corroboration of an Asylum Claim
  5. "On account of" standard
  6. Government unwilling or unable to control persecutors
  7. What constitutes persecution
  8. Past Persecution Claim
  9. Well-founded fear of persecution
  10. Exercise of discretion
  11. Bars to Asylum
  12. Withholding of Removal
  13. Termination of asylum and withholding of removal
  14. Employment authorization
  15. The credible fear process
Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture
  1. Overview
  2. CAT regulations and legal standard
  3. Definition of torture
  4. Acquiescence of Government officials
  5. Withholding of removal versus deferral of removal under CAT
  6. Termination of CAT relief
  7. Deferred CAT
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure
  1. Overview and benefits
  2. Requirements
  3. Failure to post voluntary departure bond
  4. The effect of failing to depart
  5. Reinstatement of voluntary departure after an appeal to the Board
  6. Termination of voluntary departure upon filing a motion to reopen or petition for review
Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal
  1. Overview
  2. Prima Facie Eligibility for Naturalization
  3. Bars to Naturalization
  4. Procedure for termination of removal proceedings to apply for naturalization
Chapter Ten: Other Relief
  1. S visa
  2. T visa
  3. U visa
  4. I-360
  5. TPS
  6. Deferred Action
  7. Private Bill

Chapter One: BIA Appeal and Motion Practices

  1. Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals
  2. Motion to Reopen vs. Motion to Reconsider

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Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan LLP is seeking a Law Clerk (Paralegal) to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate should have an undergraduate university degree or equivalent related work experience, 5+ years of business immigration experience and must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 17-18, 2013) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; 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, EOIR and other 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. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14.5 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is March 31, 2013. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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