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

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Article: The Immigration Consequences of Obergefell v. Hodges. By Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Article: President Obama--Publish the DAPA Regulation (And Why He Won't)! By Charles Kuck

Blogging: Postcard from the Apocalypse: November 29, 2019. By Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Memo Rescinds a Case Hold for Certain CSPA cases Impacted by Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio

Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2015-2016 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, coming soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
Chapter 1: Argentina
Chapter 2: Armenia
Chapter 3: Australia
Chapter 4: Brazil
Chapter 5: Canada
Chapter 6: China
Chapter 7: Colombia
Chapter 8: France
Chapter 9: Germany
Chapter 10: Haiti
Chapter 11: India
Chapter 12: Jamaica
Chapter 13: Nigeria
Chapter 14: Philippines
Chapter 15: Taiwan
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
Chapter 17: United Kingdom
Chapter 18: Vietnam

PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice;
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. The immigration practice group employs over 53 immigration attorneys and over 95 paraprofessionals. Our Denver office has an opportunity for an experienced 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. Requirements: The successful candidate must have 2-4 years of employment-based immigration experience preparing and filing either non-immigrant petitions or PERM applications, I-140 petitions and I-485 applications. Strong writing skills and attention to detail; ability to multi-task and work independently toward team goals; and case management and organizational skills. Experience working with INS Zoom is preferred. We are not working with outside recruiters on this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@ogletreedeakins.com with "DENVER IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY. 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 sought by Goldstein & Lee, P.C. with offices in New York and London. 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

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Legal Assistant/Paralegal bilingual in Japanese and English preferably with at least 2 yrs experience in U.S. Business Immigration law for a full time position in New York sought by Goldstein & Lee, P.C. with offices in New York and London. Due to increased work with major Japanese companies both in Japan and in the United States, we have an immediate need for a bilingual Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The individual selected will interact with Japanese companies both overseas and in the U.S. Candidates are urged to send their CV/resume directly to Richard Goldstein at Richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY. Associate attorney with three to five years experience exclusively in business immigration with emphasis on E, L, and H petitions & applications sought by Goldstein & Lee P.C. with offices in New York & London. Experience in preparing perm applications required. Preference for candidate with consular experience with emphasis on ineligibilities and waivers. Must be highly organized, with strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail. Attorney will also do general consular work on London office matters. Must be admitted to NY bar. Written references required. Send resume to richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY. Boutique law firm in New York City specializing in Business and Family based immigration matters seeks senior attorney with at least five years of experience in the business immigration area, including PERMs, H and L filings. Position will provide opportunity to supervise junior attorneys as well as work independently. Candidate must be self-motivated willing to take on challenges, team player with excellent writing skills. Requirements: At least 5 years experience in Business Immigration. To apply contact anil@jethmalani.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include 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 and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL. Sidley Austin LLP is seeking a staff attorney for the Immigration practice in the Chicago office. Applicants must have 2-4 years of experience in immigration law, which should include experience in the following: Preparation and filing of PERM applications; Advising clients on I-9 compliance issues; Counseling on all aspects of corporate immigration law, including E, H,L,O,PTN, permanent residency, and naturalization. Please send resume, transcript and cover letter to Jenny Connelly at lrch@sidley.com.

DNA Testing
With over a decade of experience and access to over 5000 collection centers nationwide, DNA Lab Center is one of the leaders in the DNA testing industry. All DNA Tests performed are accredited by the A.A.B.B. (the American Association of Blood Banks) and within the guidelines set forth by the DHS. Our reports are accepted by the Consular Section at the embassy, the U.S.C.I.S., and American Citizen Services offices. Every sample collection performed follows a strict chain-of-custody allowing the results to be notarized and court admissible. Using the most advanced technology in the industry, DNA Lab Center is able to reach 99.9 % accuracy on each test we perform. DNA Lab Center will coordinate shipping the DNA collection kit(s) to the embassy requesting the test and will also provide all contact information to embassy personnel for scheduling the beneficiary's appointment. You can be confident your clients will receive the utmost care, consideration, and confidentiality throughout this process. English, Spanish, French and Hebrew spoken. Contact: 866-940-4DNA, 866-720-3550, 718-940-4DNA, info@dnalabcenter.com Website: http://www.dnalabcenter.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
July 07, 2015, 10am, Washington, DC. U.S. Senate Committee on Hoemland Security & Governmental Affairs will hold a full Committee Hearing on "The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later." Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building. See here for witnesses.


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