Comment: Red State Immigration

Forbes points out that it is the "immigration unfriendly" red states that are gaining the most from immigration. Immigration is spreading out from the traditional immigrant bastions of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago into smaller and faster growing cities of the red states. The fastest growth in population of foreign born residents is taking place in cities like Nashville, TN; Birmingham, AL; Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY; and Charlotte, NC. With US birthrate on the decline, immigration is providing a vital influx to boost the populations and economies of cities across US. The increase in foreign born residents now accounts for nearly half of the nation's overall population growth rate. Let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.






Article: GOP May Get its Fond Wish of Killing the Voting Rights Act by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Article: Build Better Practice - Group Leadership by Ed Poll

Blogging: Green Cards and US Citizenship for Unauthorized Immigrants - Some Clarifications by Roger Algase

Blogging: Labor and Business Reach Compromise on Guest Workers by Greg Siskind

News: CBP Issues Memo on Enforcement Actions at Community Establishments

News: Secretary Napolitano Issues Statement on Sequestration Impact on DHS

News: DOL Announces New iCERT System Enhancement





Focus: Removal For Experts


Tuesday, February 26th is the deadline to sign up for Thursday, February 28th phone session of "Removal For Experts" with Lory Rosenberg, Jeff Joseph, Matthew Kolken, Neil Lewis, Maris Liss, Thomas Ragland, and Laurel Scott. The curriculum is as follows:


FIRST Phone Session on February 28 - Immigration Court Hearings and Negotiations


  • Prosecutorial discretion

  • DACA deferred action

  • Admin. closed cases

  • Continuances

  • FOIA and Dent

  • Immigration reform update


SECOND Phone Session on March 21 - Removal Ground and Defenses

  • "Common" crimes: assault and battery, identity theft, drugs

  • Categorical approach update

  • Post-conviction vacation and sentence modification

  • Expedited removal, removal hearing waivers

  • Motion to reopen strategies

  • Preparing for appeal


THIRD Phone Session on April 4 - Waivers, Adjustment, and Relief from Removal

  • 212(h) eligibility

  • 237(a)(1)(H) standards

  • Unlawful Presence and 245(i)

  • Provisional I-601 waivers

  • Voluntary departure strategies

  • Discretionary standards




Tuesday, February 26th is the deadline to sign up. For more information, including speaker bios and registration information, please see:


Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201303.shtm


Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201303.pdf








Headline: Pink stripe on NC [undocumented] immigrant licenses eyed Click here


Headline: Immigration - the lesser of two evils Click here


Headline: Sol Trujillo and César Melgoza: The Economic-and Demographic-Case for Immigration Reform Click here


Headline: Prepare for immigrant influx Click here


Headline: Business, Labor Groups Find Little Accord on Immigration Click here


Headline: The Immigration System Is Not Broken: It's Government That's Broken Click here


Headline: This decoy could deliver a winner Click here


Headline: Cruz: Obama Trying To 'Scuttle' Immigration Reform Click here


Headline: Voiceless need to be heard on immigration Click here


Headline: Ag industry discusses immigration reform Click here


Headline: New Q and A on Immigration Reform - US Senator Chuck Grassley Click here


Headline: [Undocumented] immigrants should be deported, majority of Americans say in recent poll Click here


Headline: Arizona Business Owners: McCain Hecklers Missing the Point Click here


Headline: 53% of US Wants [Undocumented] Immigrants Deported - Senators mull 'biometric' ID requirement for fed workers Click here








Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan LLP is seeking an Associate Attorney to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse institutional clients. Egan LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate should have a JD along with admission to any US State Bar, a 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H-1, L-1, NIV, and PERM filings, and strong client management skills, excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa
Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

Toronto, Canada - Ernst and Young Global Immigration is seeking a Global Immigration Coordination Manager/Senior. The role of Manager Global Immigration involves day-to-day management and oversight in all aspects of global immigration client accounts. The activities will include supervising Global Coordination Staff and Seniors and can range from ensuring client accounts are being looked after to providing high level reporting on the status programs. An ideal candidate must have 3+ years of Global Immigration or related experience; a law degree would be an asset. Strong organization and project management skills and ability to deliver accurately to tight deadlines in a high-pressured and time-sensitive environment are also a plus. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: Global Immigration or contact Lisa
Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan LLP is seeking a Law Clerk (Paralegal) to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate should have an undergraduate university degree or equivalent related work experience, 5+ years of business immigration experience and must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa
Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com





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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

March 6th - 2:00pm - Falls Church, VA - The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a meeting regarding EOIR's attorney discipline program and professional conduct rules for immigration attorneys and representatives. To RSVP for the meeting, please contact Lauren Aldre Reid, Counsel for Legislative and Public Affairs, 703-305-0289, pao.eoir@usdoj.gov by March 1st. If you are unable to in person, those who RSVP will be able to participate via teleconference and to view meeting slides via the internet during the meeting.








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