Comment: Job Openings -
The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. The recession has ended, and small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in Toronto, Canada Scroll down, and start sending your applications!

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Focus: Bureau of Consular Affairs
Tuesday, January 8 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, January 10 phone session of " Consular Processing For Experts " with Allen Kaye, Ted Chiappari, Stephen Pattison, Jan Pederson, and Others to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • The Visa Office
    • Function
    • Advisory Opinions Section
    • Other Sections of the Visa Office
    • The National Visa Center
    • The Kentucky Consular Center
  • Non-Immigrant Visa Processing
    • Preparing the client for interview
    • Reasons for denial
    • Overcoming reasons for denial
    • Current problems
    • Current problem posts
  • Communicating with Consuls in NIV cases
    • Email, etc.
    • Legalnet
    • Other methods of communication
Tuesday, January 8 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201214.shtm.
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201214.pdf.

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Headline: Moving beyond undocumented immigration enforcement policies Click Here
Headline: Immigrants with no criminal history get lengthy stays at little-known jail Click Here
Headline: Obama administration order set to soften family separations Click Here
Headline: Hispanics, Administration Sets Sights on Next Immigration Fight Click Here
Headline: Obama Plans to Push Immigration Reform By End of January Click Here
Headline: Jan 4 - Top Links December 2012 Click Here
Headline: MRN's view of immigration in the year ahead: Five things we think will be on the agenda in 2013 Click Here
Headline: Pelosi Urges Immigration Action as Congress Opens Click Here
Headline: Shoutout to our blogger Greg Siskind for being named top 20 immigration experts to follow on Twitter by univision Click Here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Canada, Toronto - EGAN LLP, a part of Ernst and Young's Global Business Immigration Services Group, is currently 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 clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. An 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/L NIV and PERM filings; excellent managerial, organizational, verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA or contact Lisa Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Canada, Toronto - EGAN LLP, a part of Ernst and Young's Global Business Immigration Services Group, is currently seeking a Paralegal to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. An ideal candidate must have Undergraduate University degree or equivalent related work experience, 2+ years of Business Immigration experience; be highly organized with strong attention to details, and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA or contact Lisa Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

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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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – 1:00pm – USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas invites all interested individuals to participate in a stakeholder engagement. During this meeting, Director will discuss a comprehensive new online Policy Manual that is scheduled to be published on January 7, 2013. For more information and to register, please email the Public Engagement Division no later than January 14th at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov


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