Comment: Asylum, H-1B Settlement, Filing Fees, Extreme Hardship
Today's issue of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest including asylum, filing fees, H-1B settlement, Syrian refugees and USCIS policy manual update on extreme hardship guidance. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: Asylum Granted To Woman In El Salvador Who Cooperated With Police And Who Was Viewed As "Property" By A Gang By David L. Cleveland

Article: Increases In Filing Fees, Just In Time For The Holidays By Christy Turovskiy, Esq.

Blogging: The Asylum Backlog, Revisited (Ugh) By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Consulting Firm Settles with DOL Concerning H-1B Workers By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Holocaust Museum and Jewish Organizations Are Urging America to Admit More Syrian Refugees By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Issues Extreme Hardship Guidance In Policy Manual Update

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 Contents: Removal Proceedings; Grounds of Deportability; Grounds of Inadmissibility; Contesting Removability; Adjustment of Status; Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability in Removal Proceedings; Section 212(c) Relief and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum: Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary Departure; Naturalization as a Defense to Removal; Administrative Review of Removal Orders; Chapter 13: Judicial Review of Removal Orders; Removal Issues Outside the United States

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Headline: Immigration has to be part of a 'Consistent Ethic of Life' Click here
Headline: Testing Federal Power Over Immigration: upcoming Supreme Court cases Click here
Headline: Immigration Controversies by Thomas Sowell Click here
Headline: Trump in 2012 on deporting many undocumented immigrants: 'I don't believe in that' Click here
Headline: Need for immigration and asylum reform from a student caseworker's perspective Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is seeking a full-time, Direct Representation Attorney in our Arlington, Virginia office. Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct immigration legal consultations to screen potential clients for immigration relief; Represent clients before state court, USCIS, EOIR, and BIA in a variety of immigration matters including: Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T-visa, U-visa, VAWA, Family reunification petitions, Adjustment of status, Naturalization, and Work authorization; Assist with training and supervision of volunteers, including interns and pro bono attorneys; Conduct outreach, lead trainings, and participate in networking activities; Make appropriate referrals to other service providers and relevant community partners;Other duties as assigned. Requirements: At least 2 years of experience in direct representation of clients in immigration proceedings; Family law experience a plus; Current bar membership in good standing to practice in DC, Maryland, or Virginia (Maryland and/or Virginia barred preferred); Experience working with immigrants, low-income communities, children, survivors of domestic violence, survivors or sexual assault, or other gender-based violence; Good communication skills, flexibility, and good humor highly desirable; Fluent in Spanish; Excellent professional judgement; Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently. To apply and for more information please visit here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is seeking a full-time, Legal Assistant in our Arlington, Virginia office. Duties and Responsibilities: Provide administrative support to Legal Services Program staff; Assist Staff Attorneys with the referral and intake process for individuals seeking immigration benefits; Assist with pro bono attorney recruitment by conducting initial informational calls with interested pro bono attorney volunteers; Assist Staff Attorneys in preparing clients for filings before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review; " Make appropriate referrals to other service providers and relevant community partners; Assist with the supervision and training of interns; Other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor's degree, or the appropriate combination of education and experience; Minimum of 2 years of experience providing administrative support required; Experience working with immigrants, low-income communities, children, survivors of domestic violence, survivors or sexual assault, or other gender-based violence; Good communication skills, flexibility, and good humor highly desirable; Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and competing priorities; Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point; Fluent in Spanish; Excellent professional judgement. To apply and for more information please visit here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Stamford, CT - Jasinsky Immigration Law, a Stamford, Connecticut immigration law firm with a broad based practice seeks immigration paralegal. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred. Send resume and cover letter to laura@jasinsky.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Attorney with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience with Hs, Ls, PERMs, and E visas. Experience should include consular processing, efficient case handling and client management, and great analytical and writing skills. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in providing support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures, and case management. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

Letters of the Week: Carolynn Vernon, TheronM

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Becoming Americans: Immigrants Tell Their Stories from Jamestown to Today - Library of America, 752 pages ISBN: 1598532901, $21.82 https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Amer.../dp/1598532901


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