Comment: Immigration Jobs in New York
The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. Small and large firms are looking for immigration attorneys and paralegals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in New York, NY. Scroll down to see the opportunities.

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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: Associate Attorney
New York, NY - Goldstein & Lee P.C. with offices in New York & London is seeking a New York associate attorney with three to five years' experience exclusively in Business Immigration with emphasis on E,I, and H petitions & applications. 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 resumes to richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Goldstein & Lee P.C. with offices in New York & London is seeking an immigration paralegal for New York with two to five years' experience exclusively in Business Immigration with emphasis on E,I, and H petitions & applications. Experience in preparing PERM applications required. Must be highly organized, with strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail. Written references required. Bachelor's degree required. Send resumes to richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island City, NY - The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad seeks a Full-time entry level Immigration Attorney with 6 months to 1 year experience. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including but not limited to Cancellation of Removal, Political Asylum, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional Waivers, U-Visas, VAWA, DACA, SIJ, Employment based cases and cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and all circuit courts. Responsibilities: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorneys will also research and draft complex RFE responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. Competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, paid time-off and coverage of CLE expenses. Qualifications: Minimum 6 months to 1 year experience in immigration law. Experience working with Cancellation of Removal and Asylum based cases preferred. Admitted to practice in NY State. Required education: Doctorate. Required language: Spanish. Please submit your resume along with your cover letter to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
February 23, 2016, 1:30 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a webinar on implementing quality citizenship instructional programs. During this webinar, representatives from the Office of Citizenship will focus on USCIS' Guide to the Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards and Foundation Skills. In addition, they will provide an overview of the Professional Development Guide for Adult Citizenship Educators and the Citizenship Resource Center. To register click here.


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