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Article: The UN's Role in U.S. Refugee Resettlement A "benefit of the doubt" screening policy. By Nayla Rush

Article: REGIONAL CENTER DESIGNATION CANNOT BE SOLD OR TRANSFERRED BUT THE UNDERLYING BUSINESS CAN. By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Asylum Seekers Gone Wild. By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Temporary Protected Status Can Be Expanded to Provide Deportation Relief. By Matthew Kolken

News: CBP Statistics on Unaccompanied Children Apprehended at the Southwest Border in FY2016 (Updated)

News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (1/12/16)

News: DOL Announcement About Recent Changes and Delays in H-2B Processing

Focus: The Removal Book

Editor: Priscillia Suntoso
Articles by Nadeen Aljijakli, Josh Bardavid, Philip Eichorn, Aga Haupt, Lauren Kosseff, Matthew Kriezelman, Michelle Mendez, Lory Rosenberg, Jason Schaffer, Kimberly Sutton, and others to be announced.

The book outline is as follows:

Chapter 1: Removal Proceedings
Chapter 2: Grounds of Deportability
Chapter 3: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter 4: Contesting Removability
Chapter 5: Adjustment of Status
Chapter 6: Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability in Removal Proceedings
Chapter 7: Section 212(c) Relief and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
Chapter 8: Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens
Chapter 9: Asylum: Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Chapter 10: Voluntary Departure
Chapter 11: Naturalization as a Defense to Removal
Chapter 12: Administrative Review of Removal Orders
Chapter 13: Judicial Review of Removal Orders
Chapter 14: Removal Issues Outside the United States

To order The Removal Book and for biographies, please see:
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Headline: Central American migration to U.S. accelerates: government data Click here
Headline: GOP SC governor uses Republican response to Obama to try to soften party stance on immigrants Click here
Headline: Why Has a Texas-Born Marine Veteran Been Left "Stateless" Under U.S. Immigration Policies? Click here
Headline: US Citizenship & Immigration Leader to speak on ID security Click here
Headline: Immigration raids divide Obama from Democrats and Clinton as another border crisis threatens Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Minimum 1 year employment based experience. Proficient in Perm Processing, I-140, H, L, I-360 and immigrant visa processing. Spanish a plus. Call (212)-227-8020 or send resume to jne98@aol.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. - Immediate availability for an immigration paralegal experienced with H-1Bs, PERM, I-140s, and adjustments of status. Draft documents to establish eligibility for benefits and help guide clients through the immigration process. Bachelor's plus 2 yrs employment based immigration experience, excellent analytic and writing skills. Competitive Salary & benefits. The Seltzer Firm combines high-quality legal services with personal attention and hands-on involvement - see www.theseltzerfirm.com for additional information. Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Duluth, GA. American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS) is a global information technology services company offering IT and engineering consulting, healthcare, and workforce management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies across all major industries. ACS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and India. Our Duluth, Georgia office has an opportunity for a full-time immigration paralegal to join our in-house Global Mobility practice. Duties will include preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant petitions and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and directly communicate with our employees nationwide and overseas. Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, proficiency with MS Word and Outlook, and excellent attention to detail, and be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Strong case management and organizational skills are required. One to 3 years of experience with H-1B filings is strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with applicant's experience. We offer competitive benefits, including health insurance and paid time off. ACS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. Please provide a resume and references to: gina.borton@acsicorp.com

Merger Partner Sought
Major immigration boutique is seeking a Merger Partner. Ideal Practice can be located anywhere in the US and must have several attorneys and an adequate support staff. Firm/Practice must have a clean ethics record and must be soundly run as a business. To start a confidential conversation, please email your interest to: mergerpartner@gmail.com.

Letters of the Week: Shaikh Ahmed, Julian Ortuondo

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
January 21, 2016, 3 - 4pm (Eastern). Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on the topic "Taking Stock of ESSA's Potential Impact on Immigrant and English-Learner Students." The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recently signed into law updates the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and provides a stronger focus on closing the achievement gap between English learners and other students. The webinar will discuss ESSA's provisions and particular areas of concern for stakeholders who seek to maintain and build policies and practices that support immigrant and English-learner students' success. For more information and registration see here.


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