Comment: The July 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!
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: Senate Bill - Action Items. By H. Ronald Klasko

Article: OUTLINE OF THE JUNE 4, 2015 USCIS EB-5 CONFERENCE CALL ON JOB CREATION. By Hui Zeng, ESQ

Blogging: JULY 2015 VISA BULLETIN. By Chris Musillo

News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for July 2015

News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (6/9/15)

News: USCIS Message that International Operations Processing Times Are Now Available Online

News: USCIS and the City of New York Expand Immigrant Integration Efforts and Support for Aspiring U.S. Citizens

News: CBP Statistics on Unaccompanied Children Apprehended at the Southwest Border

News: DOL Posts Additional H-2B 2015 IFR FAQs: Recruitment of U.S. Workers

News: DOL Posts H-2B 2015 Interim Final Rule Webinar Resources

Focus: ILW.COM is pleased to announce The PERM Book 2015-16 edition.

Editor: Joel Stewart; Contributors: Christian Allen, Jonathan Amdur, Davis Bae, Robert E. Banta, Susan L. Brady, Barbara Brandes, Lorna Rogers Burgess, J. Ira Burkemper, Ramon Carrion, Blake Chisam, Susan J. Cohen, Jeffrey Devore, Victoria Donoghue, Gary Endelman, Rami Fakhoury, Jane Goldblum, Paul Hejinian, Linda Kim, Howard Kushner, Christina La Brie, David Lazaar, Katherine Lopez Ley, Edwin Litwin, Benjamin M. Lowe, Joan Matheu, Margaret McCormick, Cyrus D. Mehta, Lori S. Melton, Nancy Jo-Meritt, Matt Morse, Sherry Neal, David B.Pakula, Michael E. Piston, Edwin Rubin, Linda Rose, Lawrence Rudnick, Rebecca L. Sigmund, Jay Solomon, Timothy Spridgeon, Richard Tasoff, Rohit Turkhud, Kiran Vairale-Mumtaz, Alison Walters, Nathan A. Waxman, Mitchell L. Wexler, Leon Wildes, Sofia Zneimer.

Book Outline is as follows:

  • Special Comprehensive IT Section by Rami Fakhoury and Matt Morse, Fakhoury Law Group: IT Occupations under SOC and O*Net; Roving Employees: Travel, 3rd Party Sites, Unanticipated Locations and Home Office; Diploma and Work Equivalencies; Alternative Requirements
  • Perm Overview by Featured Authors: Edwin Rubin "How to Prepare a PERM Form"; Larry Rudnick "Responding to Audits and Requests for Reconsideration"; Michael Piston "Appeal Strategies: BALCA and Federal Courts"
  • Special Issues in Focus: Prevailing Wage Survival Kit by Linda Kim; Guide to Recruitment and Advertising by Rohit Turkhud; Alien Control: Investors, Family Ownership and PERM by Robert Banta
  • Statute and Regulations: PERM Rule; Preamble to PERM Rule (December, 2004); PERM Forms (Current) & Instructions; PERM Forms (Proposed)
  • Agency Interpretations: Frequently Asked Questions; PERM Stakeholder Meeting Reports; General Administration Letters; Foreign Labor Certification Memoranda; Prevailing Wage Memoranda
  • Roadmaps and Checklists: Overview of PERM Cases; Overall PERM Flow Chart; Employer Checklist; Alien Checklist; Job Offer Checklist; Attorney/Agent Checklist; Prevailing Wage Checklist; Minimum Requirements Checklist; Recruitment and Advertising; Special Requirements
  • Sample Cases: Approved Perm Applications; Approved Prevailing Wage Requests; Requests for Reconsideration
  • State Workforce Agencies By Kiran Vairale: Contacts and Addresses; How to Place 30 Day Job Orders; How to Document Results of Recruitment

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is looking for an Immigration Paralegal for its Milwaukee office with at least 1 year of experience in Corporate Immigration, including but not limited to non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) cases, naturalization filings, and immigration case management. Experience with INSZoom will be beneficial. To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has earned a reputation as a leading broad based business law firm because of our long commitment to delivering results for our clients. With approximately 230 attorneys in several offices in the Midwest, Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington, D.C., and global reach through our membership with LexMundi, we have been twice voted Best Law Firm In Wisconsin according to "Corporate Report Wisconsin", and voted the Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel Magazine 8 years running. With 82 attorneys selected to inclusion in the 2015 "Best Lawyers In America" you will join attorneys whose depth of knowledge and experience fit the needs of our clients. Michael Best & Friedrich is also a Firm focused on community involvement, and a strong commitment to Diversity and Environmental Stewardship. Click here to connect to the online application.

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Milwaukee, WI. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is looking for an Immigration Staff Attorney for its Milwaukee office with at least 1 year of experience in Corporate Immigration, including but not limited to non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) cases, naturalization filings, and immigration case management. Experience with INSZoom will be beneficial. To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has earned a reputation as a leading broad based business law firm because of our long commitment to delivering results for our clients. With approximately 230 attorneys in several offices in the Midwest, Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington, D.C., and global reach through our membership with LexMundi, we have been twice voted Best Law Firm In Wisconsin according to "Corporate Report Wisconsin", and voted the Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel Magazine 8 years running. With 82 attorneys selected to inclusion in the 2015 "Best Lawyers In America" you will join attorneys whose depth of knowledge and experience fit the needs of our clients. Michael Best & Friedrich is also a Firm focused on community involvement, and a strong commitment to Diversity and Environmental Stewardship. Click here to connect to the online application.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Goldstein & Lee, P.C. with offices in New York and London is seeking a New York licensed attorney bilingual in Japanese and English preferably with at least 2 yrs experience in U.S. Business Immigration law for a full time attorney position in New York. Due to increased work with major Japanese companies both in Japan and in the United States, we have an immediate need for a qualified lawyer with Japanese and English language skills. The individual selected will be responsible for direct interaction with Japanese companies both overseas and in the U.S. Consular experience is a plus but not a necessity. Candidates are urged to send their CV/resume directly to Richard Goldstein at Richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com. We will be available to meet interested candidates at the AILA Conference in D.C. between June 14 and 20 or in New York.

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