Comment: SCOTUS Torres v Lynch
Today the Supreme Court decided Torres v. Lynch The decision held that a state offense counts as a §1101(a)(43) "aggravated felony" when it has every element of a listed federal crime except one requiring a connection to interstate or foreign commerce.

AILA 2016 Elections
One of the free services that newspapers offer their readership is coverage of governance issues. For newspapers serving the professions in the USA, this frequently means covering not just happenings in government concerning regulation affecting readers (as distinct from readers' clients), but also covering happenings in the professional associations serving a particular profession. In the case of Immigration Daily and the immigration lawyer community, this means covering events of particular note in AILA governance. Consistent with this general tradition, we have invariably offered all candidates to competitive offices in AILA elections access to our readers - to get the word out about matters which they wish to engage the immigration bar on. We have never charged for this, nor will we ever charge for this. Furthermore, should a specific candidate wish to revise his/her campaign material, we are happy to carry as many revisions as are sent to us (a small number of candidates will submit a short statement to us initially, followed by a lengthier piece later in the election season), there is no charge for carrying multiple revisions. Historically, over 90% of candidates for competitive AILA elections have sent us their campaign material. Pursuant to this history, we invited all candidates for competitive AILA offices in the elections coming up to send us their campaign statements. We carry below those statements we have received so far (should a candidate who has not so far sent us his/her statement do so in the future, we will be pleased to carry their statement in upcoming issues of Immigration Daily).

Statements submitted from candidates running for AILA Board of Governors: Ally Bolour, Victoria Jaensch Karins, Jeremy McKinney, Sarah K. Peterson Stensrud, Greg Siskind, Heather N. Segal

Article: How to Protect a Child Derivative with the Increasingly Longer Chinese EB-5 Waiting Line. By Bernard Wolfsdorf

Article: Cruise ships, plague ships, and high-tech quarantine. By Susan Willis McFadden

Article: Proof Once Again That PEOPLE Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies & COURTS, Too! By Joseph P. Whalen

Bloggings by Matthew KolkenPress Conference to Discuss 13 Muslims Lawsuit Against USCIS     Obama Admin Sued for Discriminating Against Muslim Immigrants

Blogging: Could President Trump Jail American Citizens For Supporting Immigrants? By Roger Algase

News: The Supreme Court Torres v Lynch

News: OFLC Posts FY 2016 Q2 Cumulative Disclosure Data

Focus: The Family Book 2016-2017 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Family Book 2016-17 Edition, Coming soon! Email to receive publication notice. For additional information please see: here.

Headline: Hill Republicans Don't Buy Trump's Mass Deportation Promise Click here
Headline: Farmers fear lag in worker visas will threaten crops Click here
Headline: Meet Maryora, A Teen Who May Be Deported To Her Death In The Next Month Click here
Headline: Lawyers want judge to appoint monitor to oversee detention of immigrant children Click here
Headline: Experts Cast Doubt on Trump's 'Unrealistic' Immigration Plan Click here
Headline: EXCLUSIVE - Immigration Whistleblower: U.S. Taxpayers Spending Millions on Personal Cars for ICE Managers Click here
Headline: How the GOP's rhetoric on immigration created a demagogue Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP seeks a mid-level associate to join our Immigration practice group. Applicants should have three to five years of experience handling all aspects of business (employment) immigration and managing clients with Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN; and Immigrant visas, including a high degree of success with PERM cases, as well as EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researchers. Experience should include consular processing and employer compliance counseling. Focus on efficient case handling and high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, great analytical and writing skills, and be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via email to: Jerry Perry, Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Safe Passage Project is seeking to create a powerful new program model and to launch a new chapter with the help of a dynamic, dedicated leader who will serve as the new Executive Director ("ED"). Safe Passage Project has grown rapidly since 2013 in response to a dramatic increase in the number of youth needing assistance and representation in immigration court. The new ED will need to rise to these challenges and opportunities with strategic skills in fundraising, management and building support from many different stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an intelligent self-starter and strong fiscal manager aligned to the mission of Safe Passage Project. The ED must be able to represent the organization skillfully in the community; build partnerships; advocate on behalf of Safe Passage Project, its clients, and its mission; and work closely with the Board and the organization's supporters. We seek someone who can bring long-term stability, who can both manage and inspire staff, and who will maintain flexibility as the needs of our clients and volunteers change. The ED will be responsible for maximizing resources (raising significant financial support every year), managing staff and volunteers, and serving as the external (and internal) face of the organization. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Megan Eiss-Proctor at Applications reviewed upon submission. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2016 or until the position is filled.

Letters of the Week: Nolan Rappaport, Roger Algase

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 26 2016, 6 - 9pm (Pacific, Los Angeles CA. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) will hold an opening reception "Defend & Advance: Open House and Art Exhibition." Defend & Advance is a temporary exhibit of 39 original artworks by 17 artists that celebrates the establishment of the National Immigration Law Center's permanent art collection. With broadly varied approaches and narratives, the artists in this exhibition explore current conditions of immigration and migration, displacement and labor, and struggle against collective amnesia. Location: NILC, 3435 Wilshire Blvd, 16th Floor Los Angeles CA. For more information see here.

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