Comment: AILA Election Voting and Statements


The 2013 election for competitive AILA offices will soon come to an end. Below, please find the latest materials from the candidates. As a newspaper, it is our duty to the immigration law community to carry this record.


Running For AILA Treasurer: Annaluisa Padilla, Ken Rinzler (Additional Statement)
Running For AILA Board of Governors: Ally Bolour; Matthew I. Hirsch (short, long, final statement); Marketa Lindt; Heather Segal; Sarah Peterson Stensrud; Greg Siskind; Ian Wagreich.


Despite repeated reminders, we have not received campaign materials from the following candidates who are running for the AILA Board of Governors: Raul Godinez, Marc Van Der Hout, and Tammy Fox-Isicoff.


There is still time to vote, the electronic link to vote is: here. Election instructions can be found: here We encourage all eligible AILA members to vote.







Article: Analysis of the Final EB-5 Policy Memorandum II by Mona Shah and Yi Song


Article: Immigration Reform and The 8 New Faces of Immediate Relatives (Family-based) by Tahmina Watson


Article: Let Your Voice Be Heard; Vote in AILA's National Election by Matthew Hirsch


Blogging: Most Highly Regarded Immigration Lawyer? by Greg Siskind


Blogging: North Carolina's E-Verify Law Expands July 1; Will it Expand More? by Bruce Buchanan


Blogging: Rand Paul Makes It Official: Right Wing Republicans Do Not Want Latino Immigrants by Roger Algase


News: CRS Report on Visa Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security














Focus: The Removal Book - New Edition at a Discounted Price!


ILW.com is pleased to announce the newest edition of The Removal Book at a discounted price! The Editor is Priscillia Suntoso and Authors include Philip Eichorn, Michelle Mendez, Matthew Kriezelman, Kimberly Sutton, and Thomas Moseley. The curriculum is as follows:


CHAPTER 1: REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 2: GROUNDS OF DEPORTABILITY

CHAPTER 3: GROUNDS OF INADMISSIBILITY

CHAPTER 4: CONTESTING REMOVABILITY

CHAPTER 5: ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

CHAPTER 6: WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY AND DEPORTABILITY IN
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LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS

CHAPTER 8: CANCELLATION AND SUSPENSION FOR NON-PERMANENT RESIDENT
ALIENS

CHAPTER 9: ASYLUM: WITHHOLDING OF REMOVAL AND PROTECTION UNDER
THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE

CHAPTER 10: VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

CHAPTER 11: NATURALIZATION AS A DEFENSE TO REMOVAL

CHAPTER 12: ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF REMOVAL ORDERS

CHAPTER 13: JUDICIAL REVIEW OF REMOVAL ORDERS

CHAPTER 14: REMOVAL ISSUES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES


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Headline: Last-minute wrangling on sweeping immigration bill Click Here


Headline: Senate vote starts big week for immigration reform Click Here


Headline: With amendment killed, Rand Paul won't support immigration bill Click Here


Headline: Progress on an Immigration Overhaul in 5 Areas Click Here


Headline: Senators tout 70 votes for immigration reform as Paul predicts bill already 'dead' in House Click Here

Headline: Poll shows Americans conflicted over immigration debate Click Here

Headline: White House Offers Stealth Campaign to Support Immigration Bill Click Here


Headline: Immigration reduces African-American unemployment. Click Here









Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY - Goldstein & Lee P.C., with offices in New York and London is now seeking a New York Associate Attorney with 3+ years of experience excludively in business immigration with an emphasis on E, L, and H petitions and applications. Experience in preparing PERM applications required. Preference for candidate with consular experience with emphasis on ineligibilities and waivers. Must be highly organized, with strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail. Attorney will also do General COnsular work on London office matters. Must be admitted to NY Bar. Send resumes to legal@lorsg.com. Can meet candidate at AILA Conference in San Francisco.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Washington, D.C. - Steptoe and Johnson, LLP. is seeking an immigration paralegal to provide support to the Immigration Practice Group in preparation and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Duties include assisting in tasks such as: preparing routine correspondence, researching immigration law, and procedures and case management. Paralegal will play a significant role in gathering information from clients and assisting with immigration strategies; collecting information and documentation from clients, preparing draft filings to relevant federal and state agencies, conducting research of immigration law and procedures, and preparing draft correspondences and memoranda also part of duties. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of immigration paralegal experience preparing non-immigrant (e.g. H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1) and immigrant (PERM and EB-1) filings. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills needed. Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on ability to work with a team required; strong skills in working on multiple projects, flexibility for overtime also preferred. BS/BA degree required, paralegal certificate a plus. Some lifting required up to 20 lbs. Hours 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday, with overtime as required. EEO m/f/v/d. Please send resumes to careers@steptoe.com.










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