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    Article: E-Verify Attempts to Thwart Identity Theft by Josie Gonzalez

    Blogging: Now E-Verify has a Method to Combat Identity Fraud by Bruce Buchanan

    Blogging: AILA Asks for AOS Denied for Lack of a Visa Screen by Chris Musillo

    Blogging: Obama Willing to Support Piecemeal Immigration Reform by Matt Kolken

    Blogging: Outrage Grows Over Boehner's Betrayal of Immigration Reform by Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Publishes Memorandum on Adjudication of Adjustment Status Applications for Individuals Admitted to the US under the Visa Waiver Program

    News: DHS Publishes Final Rule on TWIC Not Evidence of Resident Alien Status

    News: DOL Publishes Final Rule on Removal of Attestation Process for Facilities Using H-1A Registered Nurses

    Focus: The Consular Posts Book
    ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $199. The current edition can be purchased here for $199.

    The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

    PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
    Chapter 1: Argentina
    Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

    Chapter 2: Armenia
    Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

    Chapter 3: Australia
    Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

    Chapter 4: Brazil
    Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

    Chapter 5: Canada
    Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

    Chapter 6: China
    Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
    Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
    Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

    Chapter 7: Colombia
    Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

    Chapter 8: France
    Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

    Chapter 9: Germany
    Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
    Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

    Chapter 10: Haiti
    Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

    Chapter 11: India
    Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
    Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
    Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
    New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

    Chapter 12: Jamaica
    Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 13: Nigeria
    Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

    Chapter 14: Philippines
    Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

    Chapter 15: Taiwan
    Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
    Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 17: United Kingdom
    London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

    Chapter 18: Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis

    PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

    Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

    Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

    PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

    Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

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    Headline: Gloria Steinem Calls Immigration Reform a Women's Issue Click Here
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP is seeking an experience business immigration paralegal to work on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas with emphasis on PERMs. Paralegal will assist senior attorneys in managing caseload, and preparing and filing petitions. Idea candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience in business immigration law with knowledge of E, H, L, O and PERM filings. Candidate should also have excellent analytical, research and writing skills. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement via email to recruiting@sggimmigration.com. Please indicate the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
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    ComingNGoings: Immigration Event
    December 11, 2013 - 7:30-9:00pm [EST] - USCIS will conduct a national Spanish language Enlace session as part of an ongoing series of public engagements. This free session is an opportunity for Spanish speakers to engage with USCIS in their own language. To participate, call toll-free on 1-888-790-1962, password: enlace.


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