Comment: Tracking Your Wait
Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

Article: No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse By The Immigration Policy Center

Bloggings by Greg Siskind:  Bad Primary Day for Anti-Immigrant Candidates;  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Denied Admission to US;  USCIS Proposes Work Cards for Larger Group of H-4s Than Anticipated

Blogging: JUNE 2014 VISA BULLETIN By Chris Musillo

Blogging: A Positive Step for the H-1B family By Siliato and Malyk

News: USCIS Alerts On Deadline for the FY 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

News: DOJ and The Department Of Education on Equal Access To Public Education Regardless of Immigration Status

Focus: The High-Tech PERM workshop - Boston, MA - $500 Off Deadline
ILW.COM is proud to announce that the PERM workshop will be taking place on June 18, 2014 in Boston, MA. The Discussion Leader will be Joel Stewart; other speakers include Edward Litwin, Michael Piston, Ed Rubin, Lawrence Rudnick, Rohit Turkhud, David Ware, Nathan Waxman, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, seeks a full-time Associate Director of the Immigrant Children Legal Program (AD/ICLP). The AD/ICLP acts as USCRI's senior point of contact for its pro bono network representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (UAC) in immigration proceedings, and acts as a senior contact and subject matter expert, raising awareness of these vulnerable individuals at the national and grass roots levels. The Associate Director will also lead efforts to build USCRI's presence and programs related to UACs in Central America, Mexico and other regions.Responsibilities include managing ICLP staff and international UAC programs, senior-level relationship management with funders, Congress, the Administration, NGOs and legal community. The AD/ICLP will identify new program opportunities, develop program models, assist in identifying potential funding sources and implement new programs. A J.D. with admission to any bar and substantial experience representing immigrants or immigrant children in immigration law matters and/or experience in policy development and advocacy regarding immigrant children required. A minimum of five years' experience managing federal grants and fluency in written and spoken Spanish required. For the full job announcement, please visit here.

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 administrator@ppid.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston and DC - Senior Paralegal Positions. Seyfarth Shaw has immediate openings for Senior Paralegals in our Immigration departments in both the Boston and DC offices. These position will participate in all aspects of the firm s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor s degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at www.seyfarth.com/careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boaca Raton, FL - Local law firm is seeking an experienced and qualified attorney. Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable, personable, and will have a broad range of practice areas, including business related visas, L-1, E-2, EB-5, and H-1 visas, appeals, waivers, and family petitions. Must be detail oriented and have good communication and organization skills. To start ASAP. Only local candidates need apply. Please email your resume with your phone number to usrelocserv@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Irvine, CA - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, a national immigration law firm, is accepting applications from recent college graduates interested in a Legal Assistant position. We are the largest immigration firm in the United States -- and the world -- and our clients include many of the globe's largest and most dynamic employers of foreign talent. Our employees work as part of a team, under the direction of an attorney, representing employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Duties include drafting government forms, writing detailed persuasive letters, maintaining files, reviewing documents, identifying issues, and communicating with clients. The ideal candidates will be curious and intelligent and have good common sense and organizational skills. The ability to analyze issues, and write persuasive letters combining arguments and facts, is especially important. We also value dedication, hard work, and the desire to succeed by supporting others. Bachelor's degree and writing sample required. Mandarin fluency, both written and spoken, required. Additionally Cantonese fluency, both written and spoken, strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please email your resume to: fdblreruiter@fragomen.com and reference job #IR050114LEGASST. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark - International law firm seeks candidate with 2+ yrs of broad nonimmigrant business immigration experience. This position calls for significant PERM experience and excellent writing skills. BA degree. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please send resume to ahoughton@proskauer.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 2 - 5 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 rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Senior Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast -paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Senior 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 senior 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 rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Texas - The Ortiz Law Firm is looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking paralegal to handle immigration cases for its Irving office. The firm handles family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, citizenship cases, U visas, VAWAS, etc. At least 2 years of experience as an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Fluent in Spanish. Excellent customer service. Interested please send resume and a cover letter to tortiz@ortizfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, the firm is seeking a Sr. Immigration Paralegal for their New York City, NY office. Fragomen offers a competitive compensation & benefit package. The Sr. Immigration Paralegal will perform challenging, substantive legal work and will work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 6+ years working experience as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of visa procedural requirements; have experience drafting RFEs'; PERM Audit responses and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM applications. Please submit your resume here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. 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, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

Certified Translation Services
Are you looking for certified translations for immigration purposes? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS), a corporate member of the American Translators Association, provides certified translations in over 100 languages. Since we primarily cater to law firms and universities, AETS' linguists, all of whom either have Master's degrees or more than five years of translation experience, are experts in the field of immigration-related translations. Why entrust anyone else with such important documents? Contact AETS today for a FREE quote. For a copy of our Application for Translation Service, please click here, call (786)276-8190,email translations@aetsinternational.com, or fax the documents to (786)524-0448 or (786)524-3300. Please note that AETS also provides Educational, Work Experience, and Position Evaluations. For more information, please visit the website here or our Foreign Credential Evaluation application here. Application.2013.pdf. You may also call us at (786)276-8190. New customers to AETS will receive a 25% on their first Educational Evaluation request, or on their first one-page translation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

Chinese EB-5 Contact List
Connect with key players in the EB-5 market through the only government approved immigration list in China. Navigating the Chinese immigration space is notoriously treacherous. To mitigate this risk, The Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration in the People's Republic of China has published a list of over 750 government approved immigration service providers. These are the trusted providers of a broad variety of immigration services throughout the entire country - many of whom are key players in the EB5 space. The list - published online in Mandarin - is now available in a fully translated English form with contact information. See a sample of the list here. Visit us at http://www.chinaeb5list.com to learn more. Or email info@eb5list.com for more information.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
San Diego - May 13, 2014, 7pm - 8:30pm - The University of San Diego will hold a free lecture "What Does Justice Mean for Migrants and Refugees?: A Human Rights Perspective on U.S. Immigration Policy" by Mary Meg McCarthy. For more information and RSVP: http://www.sandiego.edu/about/news_c...p?_focus=47854


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