Comment: Top Links for January 2015
We feature the top articles and news items for January 2015 below:

Articles: News:


What were your favorite January 2015 articles? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Government Data Reveal 5.5 Million New Work Permits Issued Since 2009. By Jessica Vaughan

Article: MYTH OR REALITY: IS THE DHS TRULY SERIOUS ABOUT VISA MODERNIZATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY? By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: KNOWN EMPLOYER PROGRAM FOR CANADIAN COMPANIES. By Anshu Anand

News: USEIS to begin Accepting Requests for Expanded DACA on Feb.18

News: USCIS Update: H-2B Cap Reached For First Half of FY2015

Focus: Legal Immigration Reforms
The third and final session of the ILW.com seminar series, "Executive Action: Analysis and Practice Pointers" will be taking place this Thursday, February 5, 2015. The Discussion Leader will be Greg Siskind and other speakers for this series include Judd Azulay, Kerry Bretz, Muzaffar Chishti, Matthew Hirsch, Angelo Paparelli, Lory Rosenberg, and Ben Winograd. The curriculum is as follows:

Third Phone Session on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): Legal Immigration Reforms

  • OPT expansion
  • "Pre-registration"
  • Portability changes
  • New pathways for entrepreneurs
  • Changes to the PERM program

For additional information, including speaker biographies, detailed curriculum, and to register, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201416.shtm
Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201416.pdf

Miss the first two sessions? Don't worry - we'll send you recordings. The registration deadline for this final session is February 3rd at 11:59pm. Don't delay, act today!

Headline: US government cancels thousands of immigration hearings; delays could extend past 2019 Click here
Headline: Chavez: GOP should avoid blaming immigrants for U.S. woes Click here
Headline: GOP Could Give Obama's Immigration Plan a Free Pass Click here
Headline: Democrats move to block GOP on immigration Click here
Headline: Asians Slower to Seek Immigration Protection Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Troy, MI. Associate Attorney: Ellis Porter is seeking a dynamic associate attorney with at least 3 years of employment based immigration experience. Attorney will manage high-volume caseload for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Experience should include temporary work visas (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2/E-3, O-1) and green cards (PERM, EB-1, NIW). Industry experience in automotive/engineering, IT consulting, and/or healthcare is preferred. Language skills are also a plus. Think you're a good fit for our team? Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to shaju.jacob@ellisporter.com. and we'll be in touch.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA. Immigration Law Office is looking for a paralegal with two or more years of experience with employment and investment visas, O-1 Visas, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status and naturalization applications. Applicants must have the ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner, strong organizational skills, and be detail-oriented. If interested, please send resume and cover letter by email to Tucker@TuckerSandlerLaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Philadelphia, PA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Philadelphia Office location for junior to mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates for the junior paralegal positions should have a minimum of 6 months preparing immigrant visa petitions/Adjustment of Status cases. Qualified candidates for the mid-level paralegal position should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM etc.). The ideal candidates must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Nancy Miller at millerna@gtlaw.com. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA. Fast paced but small Los Angeles immigration law firm seeks paralegal/legal assistant. Will train the right person. Will work closely with attorneys and clients to prepare immigration petitions for work visas, marriage and family based green cards. We focus on representation of scientists, professors and students. Must be able to multi-task, write well and be willing to make two year commitment. Minimum BA/BS degree. Hours are 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday. Email resume, cover letter and two references to alex.grey.cooke@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Yarden Law Group is looking for a business immigration paralegal with two or more years of experience with employment and investment visas, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications and naturalization. If interested, please send CV and cover letter by email to shavit@yardenlaw.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
February 18, 2015, 2pm - 3:30pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a webinar training session to discuss relief options available to victims of human trafficking and other serious crimes. During this training, subject matter experts from the USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy will provide an overview of the T and U visas and law enforcement certification of Form I-918B. USCIS officials will be available to answer your questions following the presentation. For more information see here.


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