Comment: Immigration Jobs in California and Pennsylvania
The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. Small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys and paralegals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA. Scroll down to see the opportunities!

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Focus: The Removal Book

Editor: Priscillia Suntoso
Articles by Nadeen Aljijakli, Josh Bardavid, Philip Eichorn, Aga Haupt, Lauren Kosseff, Matthew Kriezelman, Michelle Mendez, Lory Rosenberg, Jason Schaffer, Kimberly Sutton, and others to be announced.

The book outline is as follows:

Chapter 1: Removal Proceedings
Chapter 2: Grounds of Deportability
Chapter 3: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter 4: Contesting Removability
Chapter 5: Adjustment of Status
Chapter 6: Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability in Removal Proceedings
Chapter 7: Section 212(c) Relief and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
Chapter 8: Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens
Chapter 9: Asylum: Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Chapter 10: Voluntary Departure
Chapter 11: Naturalization as a Defense to Removal
Chapter 12: Administrative Review of Removal Orders
Chapter 13: Judicial Review of Removal Orders
Chapter 14: Removal Issues Outside the United States

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP is a growing, full-service law firm with an international reputation for achieving outstanding results in the practice of immigration law. The firm's expertise covers a broad range of matters, including investor, employment and family-based immigration. We are known for our depth of experience, commitment to excellence, and creative approach to client matters. The law firm maintains a collegial diverse working environment devoted to employee satisfaction. The business immigration attorney will work closely with clients and primarily prepare petitions for the PERM Labor Certification Process. The attorney will be responsible for other client business matters, including non-immigrant and immigrant visas processing. The attorney will work with a team of business immigration attorneys and paralegals. He/she will, analyze cases, support and advise clients in immigration program management and compliance. He/she will be responsible for the accurate and timely filing of applications, and the written and oral communication with clients and foreign nationals as needed. The attorney may supervise the work of paralegal staff in document preparation. Qualifications and Experience: Minimum 5 years' experience working as an attorney in business immigration PERM work. Experience working with immigrant and non-immigrant clients. Excellent written and oral skills. Experience working with a team of attorneys and staff. Send letter of interest, resume and salary requirement to recruiting@sggimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP is a growing, full-service law firm with an international reputation for achieving outstanding results in the practice of immigration law. The firm's expertise covers a broad range of matters, including investor, employment and family-based immigration. We are known for our depth of experience, commitment to excellence, and creative approach to client matters. The law firm maintains a collegial diverse working environment devoted to employee satisfaction. Under the supervision of lead attorneys the paralegal will be responsible for business immigration matters. Prepare documents in various phases of the PERM Labor Certification Process will be the majority area of concentration. Essential Functions: The paralegal works closely with experienced business immigration attorneys assisting in all aspects of business immigration and primarily the PERM Labor Certification Process with other responsibilities such as non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing. The paralegal will: Analyze case documents; Prepare applications for filing; Draft petitions and specialized support letters; Assist in Recruitment application process; Draft Business Necessity Statements; Analyze job descriptions; Communicate with clients, and foreign nationals, as needed; Work collegially in a team environment. Qualifications and Experience: Minimum 3 years business immigration PERM work experience, preferred 5 years' experience. Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of Labor Certification Process and procedures. Experience with Law Logix a plus. Only qualified applications should send a cover letter, resume and required salary to recruiting@sggimmigration.com. The firm offers competitive salaries, bonuses, a comprehensive benefit package and a collegial work environment.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia area, PA - solo practitioner is seeking an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Duties include, but are not limited to, gathering information from clients (both corporate and individual), entering case information into web-based case management system, preparing forms and supporting documents and filing with USCIS and other government agencies, tracking the status of filings, and following up with clients and government agencies. Thorough knowledge and experience in the areas of H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, EAD, PERM, Immigrant Visa Petitions (EB1, EB2, and EB3), and Adjustment of Status procedure required. Also essential are excellent attention to details, strong communications skills (oral and written), and ability to work independently. Please email resume and cover letter to mjnair@visaworks.com. No telephone calls please.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
January 7, 2016, 2pm - 3:30pm (Eastern ). ASISTA, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Tahirih Justice Center will hold a webinar on "Asylum Overview for Attorneys and Advocates Working with Survivors." This webinar will give participants an overview of the asylum framework, help participants with issue spotting and identifying red flags, discuss asylum's intersections with other forms of relief (SIJS, T visa, etc.), and explain how teams of attorneys and advocates working together can best meet the holistic needs of survivors. For more information and registration see here.


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