Comment: Top Links May 2013
Every month, we feature the most accessed links by our readers in the previous month. Please find the most accessed articles or bloggings, and news items for May 2013:

Top Five May Immigration Daily Articles:

Top Five May Immigration Daily News Items:

Article: More Cautions About New EB-5 Policy Changes by Joseph Whalen

Blogging: Jobs, Jobs, and Nothing But the Jobs, We Hope by Matt Gordon

Blogging: No Longer Illegal, But Still An Alien By Careen Shannon

Blogging: CIR Bill Would Benefit Foreign-Born Physicians By Carl Shusterman

Blogging: Can Immigration Reform Survive the Border Security Poison Pill? by Roger Algase

News: DOS Publishes Final Rule on Visa Documentation of Immigrants under INA

Focus: NIV and IV Waivers of Inadmissibility - Discounted Price!
The third and final session of's seminar series "Consular Processing for Experts: Tips and Tactics" will be taking place this Thursday, June 6th. The Discussion Leader is Jan Pederson and other speakers include Denise Hammond, John Klow, and Laurel Scott. The curriculum is as follows:

  • NIV Waivers
    • Which Applicants are Eligible
    • Which Grounds Cannot be Waived?
    • Process for Requesting A Waiver
  • IV Waivers
    • Which Applicants are Eligible?
    • Which Grounds Cannot Be Waived?
    • Processing a Request for a Waiver
      • Provisional I-601 Unlawful Presence Waiver Program
      • All Other Waivers
  • Preparing A Winning Waiver Application
    • Unlawful Presence
    • Crimes
    • Substance Abuse
    • False Claims to Citizenship

The deadline to register is June 4th. When you register, you will receive recordings of the two past sessions free of charge. For additional information including a detailed curriculum of the series, registration, and speaker biographies, please see:
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, D.C. - Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, is looking for an Associate Attorney with 1+ years of experience in buisness immigration with an emphasis on the preparation, review, and analysis of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications, and related issues. Job will involve working directly with large multinational clients in a range of industries. Ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, client service, and communication skills. Qualified candidates will also have strong academic background, be highly organized, have a strong work ethic, and writing skills, and have meticulous attention to detail. Highly competitve salary and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing same, in Word or Adobe formats only to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at, or fax to (202)371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, D.C. - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy is looking for several experienced paralegals for its Washington DC. office. These are career positions with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Ideal candidates will have 2+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
8 person Midtown NYC immigration law firm is seeking a paralegal with 2+ years of experience with full range of business applications: nonimmigrant (H, L, O, etc) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, AOS, etc). Experience with family based, naturalization, other applications a plus. Ideal candidate will have BA degree, excellent writing, communication, and case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. 4 day work week with potential for 5 days. Email resume and cover letter 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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ComingsNGoings: New Attorneys
Los Angeles-based law firm, Ideal Lega Group, Inc., is proud to announce the addition of three new attorneys as associates - Joanna Allen, Mindy Hsu, and Jie Lian. Ms. Allen was the recipient of the American Board of Trail Advocates Fellowship, which allowed her to gain significant experience working alongside partners from top plaintiff and defense law firms. Ms. Hsu has previously worked at a non-profit, public interest legal organization dedicated to representing abused and neglected youth in Los Angeles and Sacremento. Mr. Lian has extensive experience in all phases of litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, including multi-million-dollar business litigation. Ideal Legal Group, Inc. specialized in immigration, worker's compensation, family law, and labor and employment matters.

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