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Focus: Advanced Removal Series
We are proud to announce the newest seminar series, "Advanced Removal Series." The first session will take place this Thursday, March 27. The Discussion Leader is Lory Rosenberg and other speakers for this series include Dree Collopy, Ilana Greenstein, Maris Liss, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Ben Winograd, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on March 27, 2014 - Best Practices in Challenging Detention and Advocating for Asylum, Withholding and CAT

  • Detention update on shackling, detainers
  • Release from custody strategies
  • Abuses and conditions of detention
  • Habeas actions
  • Credible fear, reasonable fear and related detention and release issues Asylum highlights: gang claims, social group claims, anti-gay claims, Mexico claims
  • Creative corroboration and credibility
  • Making a record in asylum claims

SECOND Phone Session on April 17, 2014 - Best Practices in Removal Defense and Relief

  • Burden of Proof, Objections, Evidentiary issues
  • Criminal Grounds Update: Moncrief, Deschamps, Padilla
  • IJ and TA issues, bias, continuances
  • Prosecuorial discretion strategies
  • Exceptions to Removal -- standards, strategies and documentation
    • LPR and Non-LPR Cancellation
    • Adjustment of Status in Proceedings
    • Section 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers

THIRD Phone Session on May 1, 2014 - Best Practices in Challenging Agency Action

  • Motions to reconsider and reopen
  • Sua Sponte motions
  • Motions to remand
  • Motions to terminate
  • Interlocutory motions
  • BIA appeal strategies and selected cases
  • Unpublished BIA opinion highlights
  • Circuit Court of Appeals highlights

For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
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The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, March 25th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Milwaukee, WI - Michael Best & Friedrich is looking for an Immigration Legal Secretary to provide support to multiple individuals within the employment group focusing on immigration laws. The Immigration Legal Secretary is responsible for working with attorneys and case managers in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Duties will include: maintaining the database for timely filing of extensions, petitions, and applications; assist in and coordinate employment-based applications and petitions for filing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), including Consular filings; docketing upcoming filing deadlines; Reviewing documents to ensure they are in proper format and contains all necessary portions or related documents; files legal documents with proper entities. The ideal candidate will have immigration experience within a law firm, knowledge of INS Zoom or other immigration data management systems preferred; knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of USCIS and DOL. The position offers a competitive benefit package including health, dental, vision effective the first day of employment; disability, 401(k) and retirement. Please send cover letter and resume to Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boynton Beach, FL - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney with Min. 2 Years Immigration Law Experience Bilingual Required, Spanish Preferred. Must have exceptional legal research & writing skills. Competitive salary DOE. Please email resume, writing sample, and list of references to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boynton Beach, FL - Immigration Law Firm is seeking experienced Immigration Paralegal/Assistant: Min 2 years experience. Bilingual required - Spanish preferred. Do not respond or apply to this posting unless you possess at least 2 years immigration law experience and are not bilingual. Experience in family-based, employment based adjustment of status, asylum, deportation defense, non-immigrant visas, labor certifications and all aspects of immigration law. Only qualified candidates meeting this requirements will be contacted. Must be very organized and detail oriented office worker with strong computer skills. Send resume, references, writing/work sample by e-mail to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island City, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including, but not limited to, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, TPS, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage his/her own caseload. Please send resume and salary requirements to and use " Classified Response" as the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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