Comment: Various Items
Today's edition of Immigration Daily features many items of interest. We feature articles on Form I-601A and regional enter designations, bloggings on S.744, and news items from the DHS and USCIS. We also feature an announcement about an ILW seminar on family immigration and top immigration headlines. Find job vacancies and an announcement about an immigration event. Share your thoughts about today's items by writing to

Article: I - 601A - A Viable Choice For Many by Alan Lee

Article: Post Policy Memo Changes to RC Designation Letters by Joseph Whalen

Blogging: House Judiciary Committee Markup Starts This Week by Greg Siskind

News: DHS Publishes Notice of Extension of Employment Authorization for Syrian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students

News: DHS Publishes Notice on the Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

News: USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data

Focus: General Strategies - Family Immigration For Experts Seminar Session
The second session of the seminar series "Family Immigration For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, June 20, 2013. The Discussion Leader remains Mr. Leon Rosen. Other speakers include: Kristin Knudson and Melvin Solomon. The curriculum is as follows:

  • What to do if USCIS denies a petition?
    • How to compel
  • US citizenship at birth outside the United States; Derivative citizenship
    • Bona fides of marital relationships where the parties reside in different places but for a good cause
  • Lessons from more than half a century of practice by Leon Rosen

The registration deadline for this session is June 18th. To register, for additional curriculum information and speaker biographies, please see:
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Headline: Supreme Court: Arizona law requiring citizenship proof for voters is illegal Click Here
Headline: Obama runs Immigration bill from White House, according to new report Click Here
Headline: Fears of National ID With Immigration Bill Click Here
Headline: Immigration enforcement official resigning Click Here
Headline: Republicans to Watch on Immigration Click Here
Headline: Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says Click Here
Headline: Rubio thinks immigration bill in good shape; Graham says a GOP block would add to party's 'death spiral' Click Here
Headline: The mariachi singer is more American than his critics Click Here
Headline: Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Looms Over Immigration Overhaul - ABC News Click Here
Headline: Letters of the Week: Jun 17 - Jun 21 Click Here
Headline: U.S. Seizes 14 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration Raids Click Here
Headline: Jeb Bush, Haley Barbour: GOP Must Embrace Immigration Reform Click Here
Headline: Why Does Marco Rubio Hate Gay People So Much? Click Here
Headline: Sen. Pryor: Inclined to Vote for Immigration Bill Click Here
Headline: Border security has dominated the early part of the I debate Click Here

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

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boston, MA - Fragomen, the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration is seeking an Associate Attorney. Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen, & Loewy has over 250 attorneys and 800 legal professionals and has represented a broad range of companies, organizations, and emerging businesses, working with clients to facilitates the hiring and transfer of employees worldwide. Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of corporate immigration experience, including strong PERM experience, as well as experience in a full range of non-immigrant categories. Excellent communication and writing skills, the ability to provide exceptional client service and demonstrate analystical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment is required. The Associate will be responsible for managing a broad, high-volume case load, providing advice to in-house immigration department personnel and foreign national employees. The Associate will also advise immigration best practices with regard to compliance issues including I-9s, LCAs, and E-Verify participation. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Alternatively, applicants may apply online by visiting here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
June 21, 2013 - 12:00pm [EST] - The Cato Institute invites all those interested to the Book Forum: "Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America" featuring the author Alvaro Vargas Llosa, with comments by Alex Nowrasteh and moderated by Ian Vasquez. To register to attend this event, please follow this link and click "register" at the bottom of the page:

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