Comment: Tax Benefits of Immigration Reform
Yahoo Finance reports on study released by Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy that found that roughly 11.4 million undocumented immigrants paid more than $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012. The study also estimated that implementation of President's executive actions on immigration would increase the tax revenues by nearly one billion dollars per year and implementation of comprehensive immigration reform would raise it by around two billion dollars per year. The undocumented are an integral part of American economy, it is high time this de facto situation be made de jure by passing of comprehensive immigration reform - there are numerous reasons for doing so, increased tax revenue being but one of them.

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Focus: EB-5 Regional Center Roundtable April 21
ILW.COM is pleased to present a monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors.

Each 30-minute session is presented at no charge. The sessions feature renowned immigration lawyer, Angelo Paparelli, and invited experts focusing on current developments and best practices in the EB-5 arena from the point of view of Regional Centers and syndicated EB-5 investment entities.

Issues affecting individual investors will also be covered but only from the perspectives of Regional Centers and other EB-5 entities. With this ILW.COM telephone seminar series, Angelo brings to bear his formidable legal talents and immigration thought leadership and suggest solutions to the many vexing problems faced today by Regional Centers and other EB-5 investment entities.

Guest Speaker: Eugene Lee
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Florham Park, NJ. Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Florham Park, NJ location for a mid-level business immigration attorney. Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years' experience specifically in business immigration, including extensive experience in non-immigrant and immigrant visas and PERM applications. Additional requirements include excellent client service and communication skills, case management, productivity, well-developed organizational skills and advanced writing and analytical 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! Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Mary Ellen Dolan at 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. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Business Immigration Paralegal Clerk - Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Houston, TX location for a paralegal clerk to work in the Business Immigration and Compliance practice group. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1-3 years administrative/paralegal experience supporting multiple people in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Prior immigration experience and/or law firm experience is desired. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, prioritize their workload and work well under pressure. Ability to meet strict deadlines is essential. Excellent interpersonal, computer, written and verbal communication skills are a must. Proficiency with MS Office suite is required. Responsibilities include: maintaining client files, drafting letters and forms, data entry, updating information and uploading documents into an immigration case management system, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, entering time, preparing client intakes, answering phones, maintaining calendars, coordinating meetings and travel, and preparing expense reports. This is a hybrid position which consists of non-billable admin duties as well as billable junior paralegal duties. Flexibility to work overtime is a must. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement via email to Yolanda Ramirez at Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto or Calgary, Canada. PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP is an immigration law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Canada that provides strategic advice in all aspects of Canadian, U.S. and global immigration. PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP is part of PwC's global immigration network with over 1000 people in 128 countries. The Opportunity: US Lawyer, Immigration. 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. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and 3 years of U.S. corporate immigration experience. Education, Professional Development & Work Experience: Law Degree; US Bar; 3+ years of US business immigration experience, with a focus on B-1, H-1B, L-1, TN, immigrant petitions and PERM filings; Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential, including the ability to relate to people at all levels; Ability to demonstrate analytical and complex problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment; Exceptional client care. Please apply through our website at

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: Immigration Event
April 30, 2015, 2 - 3pm (Eastern), the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will hold a teleconference on H-1B Changes in Worksite Locations. Ombudsman Maria Odom and others will discuss the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office precedent decision Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC. Teleconference participants will have the opportunity to comment on the decision and its implications during the Q&A portion of the teleconference. Please RSVP with "H-1B Changes in Worksite Locations" in the subject line by April 24 to Teleconference call-in information will be provided upon RSVP.

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