Comment: Visualizing Immigration History
Insightful Interaction website, which specializes in visualizing complex data, has produced a rich visualization of 200 years of US immigration history. The chart captures the ebb and flow of immigration to the US as a whole as well as its breakdown by country in an easily graspable form. You can hover your mouse over the colorful chart to see the numbers for a country for any decade.

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Article: THE REAL REASON FOR L-1B VISA DENIAL RATES BEING HIGHER FOR INDIAN NATIONALS. By Cyrus D. Mehta

Article: ARGUMENT AGAINST ANY HYBRID FORM OF "EXCUTIVE---MANAGERIAL CAPACITY" FOR L1A & E13 VISAS - AMICUS BRIEF By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Iowa's "Pastor Max" Deported. By Matthew Kolken

Bloggings By Roger Algase: Grassley's Attack On Employment Visas Goes Far Beyond H-1B - Pt 1 ; Grassley's Attack On Employment Visas Goes Far Beyond H-1B - Pt 2

News: ICE Director's House Testimony on DHS's Policies and Procedures

News: DOL FAQ's on Temporary Stay of the Court's Vacatur of 2008 Final Rule

I-9 &amp E-Verify for Experts
We are proud to announce the newest ILW.com seminar series, "I-9 &amp E-Verify for Experts." The first session will take place this Thursday, March 26. The Discussion Leader is Susan Wehrer and other speakers for this series include Ruth Clark, Nicole Kersey, Montserrat Miller, and Angelo Paparelli. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - I-9 Compliance Challenges - Employer Self-Audits

  • Making the Case to your Client to Review I-9 Compliance
    • Potential Fines/Civil Liability
    • Criminal Liability
  • Identifying the Desired Outcome
  • The Self-Audit
    • Timing
    • Various Forms of Self-Audits
    • Committing to Conduct Remediation
  • Guiding Employers in the Scope and Process

SECOND Phone Session on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - After the Audit - Remediation

  • Creating a Correction Plan
  • I-9 Correction Issues
  • Recent USCIS Guidance on Corrections
  • Timeline for corrections and employees presenting acceptable documentation
  • Avoiding Discrimination

THIRD Phone Session on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Advanced I-9 Issues – Ensuring Compliance Going Forward

  • Reviewing the Employer's Completion Procedure/Training
  • E-Verify? Current Best Practices for E-Verify Registration
  • Advanced Issues
    • Challenging Combinations of Documents for I-9 Completion
    • Anti-Discrimination Issues
  • Moving to electronic I-9 system/ensuring historical I-9s are appropriately stored

For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201503.shtm
Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201503.pdf

Don't delay, act today. The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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Headline: New Guide Explains US Employment-Based Immigration System Click here
Headline: Obama dealt series of setbacks on immigration, takes fire from all sides Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Gaithersburg, MD. Glinsmann Immigration, a nationally recognized boutique immigration law firm in Gaithersburg, Maryland, seeks a junior-mid level immigration paralegal. Be part of a legal team known to clients for personal and effective family and business immigration services. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's degree, 2+ year's business immigration experience, professional appearance and communication skills, type 50+ WPM and a reliable vehicle. Local applicants preferred. Attorneys and law students need not apply. Competitive salary (depends on experience) and benefits including health insurance contribution, 401k matching, paid leave and holidays. Submit application here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. An Am Law 100 firm has an immediate need for a junior to mid-level associate in the Business Immigration Department of its NY office. At least one year business immigration law firm experience required. PERM experience is strongly preferred. H-1B, L-1, and E-3 experience a plus. Qualified candidates must have US JD and be a member of the NY bar. Please send resume and transcript to legalrecruiting@kramerlevin.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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.). Bachelor's degree is required. 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 Attorney
New York, NY. The Seltzer Firm, PLLC has an opening for an associate to handle a variety of immigration matters for physicians, small businesses, hospitals, universities, and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. JD and at least two years' experience in employment based immigration. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and a brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.

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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ComingsNGoings: New Award
Ridgewood, NJ - NPZ Law Group is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Law Journal has recognized Michael Phulwani, Esq., one of the Managing Attorneys at Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C., with the Professional Excellence 2015 Lifetime Achievement Attorney of the Year Award. MICHAEL PHULWANI, ESQ., is admitted to the practice of law in India, New York and New Jersey. He has been practicing law for about 40 years in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law.


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