Comment: INA 50th Anniversary
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article about how the Immigration and Nationality Act Continues to Reshape the United States; Also find news items on USCIS' updated Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office, and Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2016.

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Article: Fifty Years On, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act Continues to Reshape the United States. By Muzaffar Chishti, Faye Hipsman, and Isabel Ball

Article: USCIS RFE/DOL AUDIT PROCESS CHART. By Dino Palangic et. al.

Article: A MASTER'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) IS TOO GENERALIZED FOR H1-B SPECIALTY OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION. By Joseph P. Whalen

News: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2016

News: DOL News Release Regarding H-2A Herder Final Rule

News: DOL H-2A Final Rule on Range Herding and Production of Livestock

News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (9/22/15)

Focus: The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition, coming soon!

Editor: TBD

Book Outline is as follows:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I. I-140 Introduction
Chapter One: Editor's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill

Part II. I-140 by Herbert A. Weiss
Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)

Headline: Homeland Security email points to ongoing racial profiling by local police Click here
Headline: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Turns 50 Click here
Headline: Extreme hardship waiver guidance to be revised by USCIS Click here
Headline: Clinton pledges to start working on immigration reform Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island, NY. Top Long Island immigration firm seeks highly experienced Spanish-speaking lawyer for supervisory position. Our firm has a predominantly Central American client base. We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience in Immigration Court , preferably in public-interest firm, and excellent writing skills. Attorneys admitted in New York, with SIJ experience, are preferred. Must be willing to relocate to Long Island (not New York City) to work with our four offices. Position is largely supervisory, overseeing young associates and maintaining quality control, while reporting directly to managing partner. Winning candidate will have excellent people skills, a sense of humor, and a passion for representing immigrants. Experience in consular processing and business immigration is a plus, but not necessary. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits, and great career opportunity. Please send resume and cover letter to sperlinglaw@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Columbia, SC. Ogletree Deakins' Columbia, SC office has an opportunity for a business immigration paralegal. Summary of Position: Preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s and labor certification/PERM and green card applications. Compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with clients and visa beneficiaries. Reviewing complex legal documents, compile and analyze case facts, determine and calendar deadlines. Maintains direct contact with several attorneys. Requirements: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university is required. Paralegal certification is not required, but preferred. Prior paralegal experience is preferred. Prior business immigration experience is highly preferred, but not required. Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of Docketing systems and Document Management Systems preferred. Experience with expense and billing systems a plus. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Strong time management skills with the ability to handle a high volume of casework. We are not working with outside recruiters for this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@odnss.com with "Columbia Immigration Paralegal" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami-Dade County, FL - Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Legal Assistant. Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to unaccompanied children (UC) in South Florida, is seeking Legal Assistant for its legal services program. Duties and Responsibilities include: Supporting staff attorneys with the representation of unaccompanied children pursuing different forms of immigration relief, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum, U and T Visas, and other forms of immigration relief before the Miami Immigration Court and Department of Homeland Security; Conducting client intake interviews; Supporting staff attorneys with Know Your Rights presentations for unaccompanied children in HHS/ORR custody; and Record-keeping, data entry, and assisting with reports for funder. Requirements: Undergraduate degree; Prior paralegal experience is preferred; Proficiency in English and Spanish (verbal and written); Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and Powerpoint; Reliable transportation, valid FDL, and evidence of insurability If interested please send resume and a cover letter to hr@ycoop.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line. No telephone calls please. Youth Co-Op Legal Services is an EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Miami-Dade County, FL - Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Supervising Attorney. Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to unaccompanied children (UC) in South Florida, is seeking Supervising Attorney for its legal services program. Duties and Responsibilities include: supervising attorneys and support staff offering legal services to unaccompanied children pursuing immigration relief, including Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U and T Visas, and other claims as appropriate. Review legal work, screen cases for representation, assist with recruitment, training and mentorship. Convene weekly staff meetings, overseeing data collection, reporting to funders. Requirements: Law Degree (J.D.), licensed in the state of Florida, with experience assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in their claims for relief before the immigration court and DHS; experience working with children, especially with detained immigrant children, and experience working with survivors of abuse or other trauma is preferred. Strong public speaking skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential. Fluency in Spanish preferred. If interested please send resume and a cover letter to hr@ycoop.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line. No telephone calls please. Youth Co-Op Legal Services is an EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Miami-Dade County, FL - Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. seeks staff attorneys (17 positions).Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to unaccompanied children (UC) in South Florida, is seeking Staff Attorneys for its legal services program. We provide services under a sub-contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in cooperation with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Duties and Responsibilities include: Conducting legal screenings for unaccompanied children in HHS/ORR custody; Providing direct legal representation to UC previously in HHS/ORR custody; Representing unaccompanied children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum, U, and T Visas; Performing on and off-site community outreach.Requirements: Law degree; One to two years of immigration law experience (desired); Admitted to practice in Florida and be an attorney in good standing; Proficiency in MS Office; Proficiency in English and Spanish; Reliable transportation, valid FDL, and evidence of insurability. If interested please send resume and a cover letter to hr@ycoop.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line. No telephone calls please. Youth Co-Op Legal Services is an EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Atlanta, GA - Ogletree Deakins' immigration practice group employs over 53 immigration attorneys and over 95 paraprofessionals. Our Atlanta, GA office has an opportunity for a business 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. Duties will include the preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s and labor certification applications. Our paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with clients and visa beneficiaries. The Immigration Paralegal will also review complex legal documents, compile and analyze case facts, determine and calendar deadlines. Requirements: Paralegal certification / Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university. Prior business immigration experience is highly preferred, but not required. Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Expertise in Lexis, WestLaw, Live Note, Concordance, Case Map, Docketing, and Document Management Systems. Experience with expense and billing systems a plus. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. We are not working with outside recruiters for this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send your resume to jobs@odnss.com with "Atlanta Immigration Paralegal" in the subject line.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
October 26, 2015, 3pm - 4pm (Eastern), Washington, DC. John G. Tower Center for Political Studies will hold a panel discussion at the on "Latinos in America: From Immigrants to Citizens." Location: The Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 6th Floor, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to tower@smu.edu. For more details see here.


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