Comment: Immigration Law Year in Review
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article reviewing 2015 developments in immigration law. Read a blog about ICE agents scaring US citizens children in immigration sweep. Also find a new OSC I-9 Technical Assistance Letter.

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Article: Immigration Law Year in Review - The positives and negatives of 2015. By Joseph Caraccio, Esq.

Article: H1B RFEs Continue to Rise Every Year. By Sheila Danzig

Blogging: ICE draws guns, scares US citizen children in immigration sweep. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: More Guidance from OSC on Internal I-9 Audits. By Bruce Buchanan

News: OSC Posts New I-9 Technical Assistance Letter

News: USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for February 2016

News: DOS Fact Sheet on Refugee Resettlement in the United States (1/13/16)

Focus: Taiwan Agent Liaison
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Headline: Obama's Immigration Raids Are Turning Latino Communities Into Ghost Towns Click here
Headline: Can Bill Clinton's Campaigning Help Hillary with Latino Voters? - NBC News Click here
Headline: Amid deportation fears, immigrant advocacy groups teach resistance - The Washington Post Click here
Headline: 3 reasons America's immigrants bond better - Chicago Tribune Click here
Headline: Business chief criticizes anti-immigration rhetoric from Trump, GOP candidates - Washington Times Click here
Headline: GOP Promises Different Immigration Policies in English and Spanish Click here
Headline: The GOP's Immigration Hoax - The Ring of Fire Click here
Headline: Lawmakers move to protect Iran, Arab diaspora from new visa rules - POLITICO Click here
Headline: Immigration raids divide Obama from Democrats and Clinton as another border crisis threatens Click here
Headline: US Citizenship & Immigration Leader to speak on ID security Click here
Headline: Why Has a Texas-Born Marine Veteran Been Left ""Stateless"" Under U.S. Immigration Policies? Click here
Headline: GOP SC governor uses Republican response to Obama to try to soften party stance on immigrants Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Minimum 1 year employment based experience. Proficient in Perm Processing, I-140, H, L, I-360 and immigrant visa processing. Spanish a plus. Call (212)-227-8020 or send resume to jne98@aol.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. - Immediate availability for an immigration paralegal experienced with H-1Bs, PERM, I-140s, and adjustments of status. Draft documents to establish eligibility for benefits and help guide clients through the immigration process. Bachelor's plus 2 yrs employment based immigration experience, excellent analytic and writing skills. Competitive Salary & benefits. The Seltzer Firm combines high-quality legal services with personal attention and hands-on involvement - see www.theseltzerfirm.com for additional information. Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Duluth, GA. American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS) is a global information technology services company offering IT and engineering consulting, healthcare, and workforce management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies across all major industries. ACS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and India. Our Duluth, Georgia office has an opportunity for a full-time immigration paralegal to join our in-house Global Mobility practice. Duties will include preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant petitions and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and directly communicate with our employees nationwide and overseas. Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, proficiency with MS Word and Outlook, and excellent attention to detail, and be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Strong case management and organizational skills are required. One to 3 years of experience with H-1B filings is strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with applicant's experience. We offer competitive benefits, including health insurance and paid time off. ACS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. Please provide a resume and references to: gina.borton@acsicorp.com

Letters of the Week: Shaikh Ahmed, Julian Ortuondo

ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners, PLLC, formerly known as Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, P.L.L.C., announces that David A. Isaacson and Cora-Ann V. Pestaina have become partners in the firm. David A. Isaacson's practice includes a variety of family-based and employment-based applications for both nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence, as well as waivers, naturalization and citizenship matters, asylum cases, other removal proceedings such as those stemming from criminal convictions or denied applications for adjustment of status, and federal appellate litigation. Cora-Ann V. Pestaina represents large global corporate clients, emerging growth companies and individuals in a wide range of industries including Information Technology, Finance, Management Consulting, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Design. She also represents individuals in family-based applications and naturalization. Ms. Pestaina has extensive experience in representing employers in PERM labor certification matters and regularly counsels clients regarding temporary employment-based nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence sponsorship for their foreign national employees. She also represents artists and investors including EB-5 investors.


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