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  • Aug 28 - Evolving Demographics and National Elections

    Comment: Evolving Demographics and National Elections - The Huffington Post suggests that GOP's immigration stance is placing presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney and indeed the party as a whole in an increasingly precarious position. Demographic trends in ethnic diversity and population age on both national and local levels suggest this. In 2004, George W. Bush was able to win Florida, largely because he captured 44% of the Latino vote nationally. In 2008, the state was won by Obama. For Romney to have any viable chance of occupying the White House, he will need to take back Florida as well as at least some other increasingly Latino states, like Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada. Romney and the party are making few friends in Latino communities across the country. Deferred Action has further put Romney in a pickle - he cannot support it without angering his base nor denounce it and push the Latino community further away. While Romney has shown no willingness or ability to effectively court the Latino vote, the GOP will eventually have to learn that it must either coalesce on issues like immigration or simply be run out of Washington. Immigration could also be a tool to help an economy that has been more difficult to get on track than either party anticipated. Perhaps the whole situation was best summed up by the CRS last year: "Immigration issues and potential reform have broad implications for a number of policy areas. Immigration may stimulate the economy by providing both low and high skilled workers. Pursuing an immigration strategy that favors workers entering for employment reasons may also slow U.S. population aging thus averting or delaying a number of the policy challenges that could arise from population aging." Share your thoughts on how the nation's changing demographics will shape this year's election and immigration policy going forward at editor@ilw.com and see the Huffington Post article here and the CRS report on demographics at page 28 is quoted above.

    Today's Obama's Childhood Arrivals Promise Graph

    Article: Consular Corner: Aug 2012 by Liam Schwartz

    Article: You've had Yout Checkup, have Your Client Relationships? by Larry Bodine

    Bloggings: DACA Weekly - August 27 by DACA Field Report Blog

    Bloggings: The EB-5 Investor Immigration Program: Green Shoots or Chutes and Ladders? by Angelo Paparelli

    Bloggings: DOJ Settles Discrimination Claim against MicroLink Devices by Bruce Buchanan

    News: DHS' OIG Reports US-VISIT Faces Various Challenges

    News: Ninth Cir. Finds Alien Removable Due To Drug Possession Offense

    News: USCIS Suggests 11 Filing Tips For DACA Applications

    Focus: Global Migration
    Wednesday, August 29 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, August 30 phone session of "Global Migration" with Poorvi Chothani, Enrique Arellano, Daniela Lima and Other Speakers to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    FIRST Phone Session on August 30 - Brazil and Mexico

    • What are the permissible activities on a business visa in Mexico?
    • May I enter Brazil on a business visa for two weeks to conduct a workshop or train local staff?
    • Do we need a local sponsor to second staff to Mexico?
    • Is there a restriction on the number of foreign nationals a company can employ in Brazil?
    • Are there any tax and social security liabilities that we need to be aware of for these two countries?
    SECOND Phone Session on September 20 - India and China

    • Can we send highly trained administrative staff to work in China?
    • Do I need an invitation letter to apply for a short-term business visa to visit India?
    • What are the permitted activities in China with a business visa?
    • Can I extend my business visa in China? If so, for how long?
    • Is it difficult to obtain an employment visa to work in India? What are the minimum criteria?
    • What are the rules applicable to secondment in each country?
    • Are there differences to obtain visas to work in different regions within India or China?
    THIRD Phone Session on October 4 - The United Kingdom and France

    • Who can engage the services of foreign nationals in your country?
    • What is the process of getting a work visa in the UK?
    • What are the permitted activities on a business visa in France?
    • Is there a cap on an employment visas in France?
    • Can an employee apply for permanent residence in your country after having lived there for a specific period?
    • Are there any applicable exceptions for business travel in your countries?
    Wednesday, August 29 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201209.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201209.pdf.

    Headline: The GOP's muddled message on immigration http://ow.ly/dhJpO
    Headline: Romney balancing act on undocumented youth getting harder http://ow.ly/dhJ3M
    Headline: Immigration bills in California Legislature http://ow.ly/dhIW8
    Headline: Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids? - San Antonio Express-News http://ow.ly/dg8kn
    Headline: Jan Brewer Immigration Order Draws Thousands Of Letters http://huff.to/QGledZ
    Headline: Everyday Sociology Blog: Lightness and Whiteness http://ow.ly/dg80i
    Headline: U.S. immigration policy splits families when parents are deported http://trap.it/qyL7Hp
    Headline: Aug 27-Party Line On Immigration http://bit.ly/SJmAeg
    Headline: U.S. veterans deported after they served http://ow.ly/dg7VU
    Headline: Jeb Bush to GOP: Time to change the tone on immigration http://t.co/2RsFocPb
    Headline: Utah's immigration law should go into effect, A.G. argues http://ow.ly/dg7L0
    Headline: The Marietta Daily Journal - Immigration Law in Georgia http://ow.ly/dg7Hu
    Headline: Another DHS lawsuit: POTUS illegal immigration executive orders break the law Independent Journal Review http://ow.ly/dg7Cs

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Toronto, CA - Ernst & Young is seeking a Senior Paralegal within its US immigration practice to support the team of immigration attorneys. Responsibilities include but not limited to drafting complete application packages for review by supervising lawyer, coordinating tracking status expiration and filing dates for ongoing clients, researching current processing requirements at consulates, ensuring that lawyers are at all times advised of client related issues, speaking with HR representatives of corporate clients and employees (applicants) to obtain information to assist in drafting applications. The ideal candidate must have 5+ years of US business immigration experience, be highly organized, be able to communicate effectively and have strong attention to details. Work sponsorship and relocation allowance may be available. To apply please visit http://www.ey.com/CA/en/Careers

    Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
    Washington, DC - Immigration Law Group, PC is seeking experienced paralegals. Ideal candidates must have a broad knowledge and 3+ years of experience in business/family immigration law with emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume independently; highly organized and have strong communication skills. Immigration Law Group offers interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). To apply, please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.

    Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    Miami, FL - Carlton Fields is seeking an experienced Associate Attorney to join its immigration team in the Miami office. The immigration department handles cases in all areas of immigration law. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience in litigation and/or employment-based immigration including NIV and IV petitions, PERM filings, waiver applications, and handling cases in immigration court. EB-5 experience a plus. Applicants must be detailed oriented, communicate clearly and express ideas succinctly in both verbal and in written communications, have excellent research skills/experience, and Spanish language ability. Carlton Fields offers excellent benefits, a positive work environment, and a professional staff. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume along with a writing sample, recommendations and salary requirements to Shannon Williams, Director of Legal Talent Management for immediate consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.

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