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: Lagosland: US Visa Odyssey of a Nigerian Student By Ken White

Article: The Policy Implications Arising From The Blanket Recusal Order Of An Immigration Judge By Parisa Karaahmet and Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: Reform Jewish Group Condemns Obama's Delay On Immigration. By Roger Algase

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News: USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on the Trainees (H-3) Nonimmigrant Visa Category

Focus: The EB-5 Book - 2nd Edition
ILW.com is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of The EB-5 Book. The editors are Matt Gordon and Joseph Whalen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney,Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose E. LaTour, Daniel B. Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth, and Paul Ruby. Pre-Publication orders are now being accepted. The outline is as follows:

  • I. Articles on EB-5
    • Introduction By: Matt Gordon
    • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues By Robert P. Gaffney
    • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby
    • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases By Elizabeth Peng
    • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions By: Jennifer Hermansky
    • EB-5 Issues: The Investors by Joseph Whalen
    • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide By John Roth
    • Advising Investors (pre-I-526 and post-I-526 approval) By Laura Danielson
    • EB-5 Issues: The Investment By Joseph Whalen
    • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects By Jose E. Latour
    • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer
    • EB-5 Issues: Regional Centers By Joseph Whalen
    • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After Immigrating to the US: The Tax Implications of Immigration to High Income and High Net Worth Individuals By David Hirson
    • "The Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program from the Perspective of an Immigration Lawyer, or Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results." By Daniel B. Lundy
    • EB-5 Issues: Other Issues By Joseph Whalen
  • II. Resource Material
    • Section 1: Regulations
    • Section 2: Case
    • Section 3:Forms
    • Section 4:Memoranda
    • Section 5:Misc.
    • Section 6:Securities Resource Materials
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    • Statutes
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    • BIA Cases
    • Forms
    • Memorandoa
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    • Miscellaneous

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
As one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins represents employers in a broad range of workplace matters. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations, and some of North Carolina's largest employers. Our immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and a document management system, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "RALEIGH IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Daryanani & Bland PC, a business immigration law firm catering to a wide variety of clients in the arts, fashion, sports, and entertainment industries, is seeking an experienced paralegal to complement our growing staff. The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional, and simultaneously hardworking and easygoing. Laser-like attention to detail, a good sense of humor, and phenomenal ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment are a must. We are looking for someone who is serious about their work but does not take themselves too seriously. You will be responsible for a sizable caseload and will assist attorneys in preparing and filing submissions to USCIS and DOL. Daily client contact will be a large part of the job. We expect a commitment of AT LEAST one year. Requirements include: 1-3 years of experience in the immigration law field; bachelor's degree; ability to independently handle multiple priorities and deadlines while simultaneously functioning smoothly as part of a team in a close-knit environment; impeccable writing, organizational, and communication skills and extreme attention to detail are a MUST; and a sense of humor and a friendly attitude. Please email your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Joseph McKeown at jcm@dbvisa.com. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New York, NY - Individual sought to prepare H-1B visa petitions and RFE responses; E-3, O-1, TN; DSO (F-1) and ARO (J-1) visa responsibilities through SEVIS. Work with counsel on PERM petitions, assist in preparing Outstanding Researcher petitions. Train/supervise junior staff. Assist Director with audits and data reporting. Troubleshoot, analyze, and establish case strategy and communicate with employees regarding visa status including consular processing; Maintain working knowledge of current USCIS, DOS, DOL trends, issues and developments. Bachelor's degree in English, history, political science, or other majors that require persuasive writing and analytic thinking strongly preferred. Prior experience in corporate immigration or academic institution strongly preferred. 3-5 year experience required including with RFEs. The ideal candidate will be flexible, innovative and creative, with high energy, detail oriented with excellent organization skills, work within a "team" based approach, be able to instruct and teach other team members, be able to work in strict time constraints, have demonstrated ability to effectively manage a high volume case load, prioritize and multitask with minimum supervision and be knowledgeable in MS Office, Immigration Tracker, SEVIS. Must be USC/GC. Mount Sinai Health System--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer. Email Hamel Vyas hamel.vyas@mountsinai.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our Florham Park, NJ and Philadelphia, PA offices. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com. Position Summary: The EB-5 Paralegal team will assist attorneys with complex investor visa cases.Duties & Responsibilities: Job duties are as follows: (1) review of financial documents, including tax returns, financial statement, preparation of reports that will be submitted to the federal government, and banking records; (2) audit of money trails from abroad to the United States; and (3) case management. Skills & Competencies: Qualified applicants will be detailed-oriented, have the ability to perform thorough document review, and have excellent writing skills. Qualifications & Prior Experience: Position requirements include: a Bachelor's Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal or EB-5 investor visa experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in finance, accounting, business, legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency, particularly in Mandarin, is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Chinese EB-5 Marketing
EB-5 Supermarket is one of the top Chinese media and marketing companies that specializes in the EB-5 immigrant investment market. It is a direct gateway between the U.S. EB-5 project developers, EB-5 Regional centers, EB-5 professionals, U.S. immigration attorneys, Chinese immigration agencies and Chinese investors in China. If you are planning to promote your EB-5 projects or services to China market, EB-5 Supermarket is the only one you need to talk with. We offer an one-stop marketing plan for doing business in China, including bilingual marketing collateral, online/offline national promotion, interpretation and coordination with your authorized Chinese immigration agencies, brokers and other services provider to promote your investment projects in China. Moreover, our top-notch marketing team as well as the strong network in China will bring you unbelievable value. Our special working process will condense all the advantages and deliver the highlights of your project in the most effective and efficient way! Please contact us contact our Chicago office at (630)701-6163 or Email: eb5supermarket@gmail.com Website: http://www.eb5supermarket.com/index.php/lianxiwomen.

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