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  • Aug 27 - The Moral Dream

    Comment: The Moral Dream
    On the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, NBC News reports that some immigration advocates are making connections between Dr. King's themes and immigration, and adopting a "moral tone". Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr. fought for human equality. But in his fight he did not focus on policies, he focused on the moral dignity of a person regardless of their race. He knew what he wanted to see in the world and he worked to close the gap between his vision and reality. Today in 2013, we are faced with the same issue of human equality as we did in 1963, but this time as it relates to immigration. Advocates sometimes get caught up in the minutia of public policies but they must, like Dr. King did, remember there is a bigger vision that needs to be achieved - a restoration of full human dignity to a people demeaned by unjust laws. America has progressed through its young history by extending its founding vision of "All men are created equal" progressively to more and more people - to women through women's suffrage, to African Americans through emancipation and civil rights. It is high time that this American dream, which was also Dr. King's dream, be applied to the largest persecuted population in the nation today, its immigrants, by passing comprehensive immigration reform. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Fight for Fairness and Justice in its Many Forms Far From Over by Amanda Peterson Beadle

    Article: I-9 Rules on Pre-Population That Make You Go Hmm… by Ann Cun

    Blogging: The Righteous Two Dozen by Greg Siskind

    Blogging: Has the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Decision Ended Hope for CIR? By Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Updates Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants - Aug 2013

    Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers - Chicago - Final Registration Deadline
    The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 in Chicago, IL. The Discussion Leader will be Robert Loughran; other speakers include Coleen Danaher, Ignacio Donoso, Charles Foster, Matt Gordon, Nenad Radu, John Roth, Sam Udani, Mike Xenick, and Catherine Yen. The curriculum is as follows:

    Program:

    • Corporate and Securities Law in EB-5
    • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
    • Structuring the Deal in Project Financing
    • Developing the 924 Application

    Lunch

    • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
    • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
    • Funds Administration
    • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
    • Finding Investors in China
    • Finding Investors Other Than China

    For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here.
    For the fax form, see here.
    Don't delay, act today! The Final Registration Deadline is September 3rd!

    Headline: Immigration reform activists seize on 'moral tone' of civil rights movement - NBC Politics Click here
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    Headline: Comprehensive Gang of 8 Legislation Full of Pork - Katie Pavlich - Mozilla Firefox Click here
    Headline: Senior Republican says no to US illegal immigration reform - Click here
    Headline: Will Immigration Reform Affect Manufacturing Wages? - Click here
    Headline: Immigration Stories That Will Belong to America Click here
    Headline: Human Rights Need Not Apply | Dissident Voice Click here
    Headline: New Obama Directive Aims To Stop Detention Of Undocumented Parents With Minor Children Click here
    Headline: Newly documented young adults living up to deferred action's promise Click here
    Headline: Catholic diocese plans events to push for immigration reform Click here
    Headline: Why Democrats are becoming lazy on immigration Click here
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    Headline: Rally for immigration reform held at Riverside Park Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an Associate Attorney for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a JD and 2+ years of business immigration experience. Strong written and verbal communication is a must; must be well-organized, have attention to detail, and efficient client management skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an immigration paralegal for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task efficiently, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Associate
    Quarles & Brady, LLP, a 450-attorney, 8-office firm, is seeking a junior level immigration associate to join their growing, dynamic national immigration practice in their Milwaukee, Chicago, or Madison office. The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of experience, have a strong academic record paired with the skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to become a partner at this firm. The candidate should have experience with employment-based immigration work, including PERM applications, H-1Bs, and L-1s. Quarles & Brady, LLP, is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample online here: https://applyonline.quarles.com/virecruitselfapply/redefault.aspx

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Midtown NYC immigration law firm is seeking a paralegal with 2+ years of experience with full range of business applications: nonimmigrant (H, L, O, etc.) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, AOS, etc.). Experience with family based, naturalization, and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate will have BA degree, excellent writing, communication, and case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. 4-day work week with potential for 5 days. Email resume and cover letter to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA - Stone, Grzegorek, & Gonzalez, LLP is a dowtown Los Angeles immigration law firm of 20 immigration attorneys. The firm is seeking to hire a paralegal with substantial experience in business immigration matters to work in a collegial working environment that emphasizes training, excellence, and client service. The position involves working with attorneys and other staff in preparing case filings and assisting clients. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience; candidates with more experience are preferred. The position requires extensive experience in PERM, attention to detail, excellent writing and oral communication skills, facility with case management software, and ability to work with colleagues in a law firm setting. To indicate interest, please send your resume and list of references to: recruiting@sggimmigration.com

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    USCIS invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference to duscuss E-Veridy's latest customer service enhancement. On September 4th, from 2:30-3:30pm [EST], the engagement will focus on E-Verify Web Service Providers. To register, please see: https://public.govdelivery.com/accou...HSCISINVITE_37. On September 5th, from 2:30-3:0pm [EST], the engagement focus will be General Audience. To register for this engagement, please see: https://public.govdelivery.com/accou...HSCISINVITE_38.


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