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    Comment: We Are Not Alone
    The Economist ran a scathing commentary on the state of Britain’s immigration system and, lo and behold, the problems created by their immigration policy and system are not so different than our own. Most significantly, the editorial believes that British policy has stifled high-tech businesses, especially smaller ones, from expanding and kept out talented students. Like British policy, U.S. immigration policy makes it difficult for domestic businesses to quickly fill newly-created jobs with overseas employees when no domestic workers are available. The editorial points to three problems in the current British system as the primary bottlenecks: a political party in power with a goal of reducing net migration unrealistically quickly; the amount of bureaucracy involved which slows the visa approval process; and, politicians misleading the public on immigration for unrelated political gain. The editorial also points to the unfortunately ill-informed populace as another reason why it has been difficult for meaningful progress on immigration policy, pointing to statistics which suggest Britons are, on average, considerably more xenophobic than other Europeans. This sure all sounds familiar, does it not? Americans should take no solace in the fact that our historical contemporaries are losing ground to developing economies as quickly as we are because of equally inferior immigration policy. Instead, nations like the U.S. and Britain must adapt to keep up with the new realities of the global economy. The full editorial can be seen here. Is what is good for the goose good for the gander? Can U.S. and British immigration policies be fixed with the same steps? Or must each nation take a different path to maintain pace in today’s evolving global economy? Tell us what you think at

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    Focus: Hot Issues in PERM
    Tuesday, October 23 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, October 25 phone session of "Hot Issues in PERM " with Joel Stewart, Ed Rubin, Matt Morse, Kiran Vairale, Robert Banta, David Ware, Rohit Turkhud, Rami Fakhoury, Larry Rudnick, Michael Piston and Others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    FIRST Phone Session on October 25 - PERM: Information Technology Update

    • Roaming Employees
    • Multiple Job Sites
    • Minimum Requirements
    SECOND Phone Session on November 15 - PERM: How to Upgrade to Second Preference & Obtain H-1B Extensions Beyond the 6th Year
    • Occupations
    • Employment Qualifications
    • Education Equivalencies
    • Indian Diplomas
    • Agencies, Experts
    • Student Advisors
    THIRD Phone Session on December 13 - PERM: Supervised Recruitment, Audits and Appeals
    Audits, Supervised Recruitment, Requests to Reconsider, Requests for Review, and Federal Litigation
    • Audits
    • Supervised Recruitment
    • Requests to Reconsider
    • Requests For Review
    • Federal Litigation
    Tuesday, October 23 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:
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    Multiple Locations - The Atlanta & Boston Offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking staff attorneys for the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Ideal candidates should have 2+ years of immigration experience with case review and analysis, client management, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including PERM processing, overseeing paralegals in case preparation, and serving as the primary contact to numerous prominent business clients. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online in the career section of our website at

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Multiple Locations - The Atlanta & Boston Offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking junior and senior paralegals for the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Junior Immigration Paralegal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong desire to learn the fundamentals of immigration law (in practice and theory). Senior paralegal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Paralegals will participate in all aspects of the firm’s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous prominent business clients. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online in the career section of our website at

    Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
    Toronto, Canada - Egan LLP is seeking a senior business immigration 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. The ideal candidate must have 5+ years of US business immigration experience, be highly organized, have strong attention to details, the ability to communicate effectively and work in a high paced environment with quick turnaround times; must have strong client management skills and experience managing or in assisting in managing client immigration programs. For more information, please visit EY Careers Website or contact Kristel Jang at

    Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, Canada - 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 our diverse institutional clients. The ideal candidate must have JD along with admission to any US State Bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H-1, L-1, NIV and PERM filings. Must have experience in providing advisory services, excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit EY Careers Website or contact Lisa Chow at

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