Comment: Top Links January 2013
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in January 2013 below:
Top five January Immigration Daily Articles

Top five January Immigration Daily News Items

Article: A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized By Pew Research Hispanic Center

Blogging: Philippine Nursing Supply Continues To Grow by Chris Musillo

Blogging: Bipartisan House Group Looking to Beat Senate and White House in Race to Release Bill By Greg Siskind

Blogging: The Immigration Line is Too **** Long (and Slow) By Angelo Paparelli

Blogging: Republican Conditions for Supporting CIR: Border Security or Bigotry? By Roger Algase

News: House Judiciary Committee Announces Hearing On America’s Immigration System

News: CBP Reviews 2012 Fiscal Year Border Enforcement Outcomes

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

News: DOS Launches New Visa Wait Time Online Service

Focus: Specific Countries
Tuesday, Tuesday 5 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, February 7 phone session of " Consular Processing For Experts " with Allen Kaye, Ted Chiappari, and Stephen Pattison. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Bureau of Consular Affairs Issues
  • Non-Immigrant Visa Processing Issues
  • India
  • China
Tuesday, February 5 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:
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Headline: A new, and smarter, Republican Party Click Here
Headline: Five myths about the immigration 'line' Click Here
Headline: How to pass immigration reform Click Here
Headline: A Secret Bipartisan Group, With Its Own Immigration Plan Click Here
Headline: On Immigration, a Campaign-Style Push in Hispanic Media Click Here
Headline: Senate won't rush immigration bill, Harry Reid says Click Here
Headline: As immigration debate changes, will Kris Kobach's influence wane? Click Here
Headline: Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill! Click Here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY - Klasko Law is seeking immigration attorneys at all levels to work with investors to document eligibility for EB-5 immigration, advising on alternatives, and guiding investors through the US immigration process. Experience with EB-5 visas and managing a team of paralegals is a plus. The ideal candidate will have excellent credentials and good client relations skills, and will be interested in working on challenging cases in this growing area of immigration law. For additional information, please visit and Email your resume to for prompt and confidential consideration.

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 17-18, 2013) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14.5 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is March 31, 2013. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Teleconference - February 14, 2013 - 2:00-3:00pm (EST) - Please join Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Maria Odom and her staff for a discussion on the recently released Formal Recommenations highlighting proposed and ongoing follow-up actions. They will discuss Ombudsman Case Assistance Online, implemented in late 2011, which improves their handling of requests for assistance from individiauls and employers seeking immigration benefits and services. To register, please email and reference "Ombudsman Update" in the subject line of your message.

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