Comment: Top Immigration Posts for February 2016
We feature the top articles and news items for February 2016 below:

Articles
News:

What were your favorite February 2016 articles? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Undocumented Immigrants Pay Billions in State and Local Taxes. By Walter Ewing

Article: A National Interest Solution to the EB-5 Legislation Impasse. By H. Ronald Klasko

Blogging: Has America Changed Its Mind on Immigration? Part 1. By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Website, E-Verify Now Optimized for Mobile Devices

News: USCIS Message - New Edition: Update to Form I-864P, Poverty Guidelines

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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Headline: Federal Court Denies Indiana's Effort to Prevent Resettlement of Syrian Refugee Families Click here
Headline: GOP rivals demand release of Trump's off-the-record NY Times audio on immigration Click here
Headline: Trump Won't Back Down on Immigration If Elected, Aide Tells CNN Click here
Headline: Immigration courts issued 10,000 deportation orders to Central American kids - Fox News Latino Click here
Headline: House moves to file Supreme Court brief in Obama immigration case - POLITICO Click here
Headline: Immigration News 2016: Immigrant Students Allegedly Denied Education in New York School District - Latin Post Click here
Headline: NOPD stops enforcing federal immigration laws as part of new bias-free policy Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - The New York office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, a global law firm with 44 offices, in 21 countries, seeks a paralegal to provide legal and administrative support in employment-based immigration matters. Academic and Professional Qualifications Include: A four-year degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program required; At least 4 years of experience working with non-immigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, O-1 and others) and permanent residency processes (including PERM, I-140 and Adjustment of Status); Possesses strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment; Proficient knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office required; Experience with an immigration tracking system desired. Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To: Assisting attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation; Draft petition forms and support letters; Correspond with clients and government officials under attorney supervision; Manage document collection, deadlines, and case tracking. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative work environment. Please apply online here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Troy, Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI - Ellis Porter, a boutique immigration law firm with offices in Troy, Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI is seeking an experienced Business Immigration Case Manager (Paralegal) to join our team. We are looking for individuals with at least 1 year experience working in the business immigration field who are familiar with H-1Bs, L-1s, I-140s, I-485s and PERM applications. If you have excellent communication skills, a positive, professional attitude and you take your work (but not yourself) seriously, Ellis Porter is the place for you! Ellis Porter offers a fun work environment and a chance to be a part of a fast growing immigration law firm with an exciting mission. We offer a competitive salary, health care benefits, retirement savings plan, flexible schedules, casual attire, and lots free food and office field trips. Please send resume and cover letter to Marc Topoleski (marc.topoleski@ellisporter.com).

Help Wanted: Associate Attorney
Coral Gables, FL - Fonte Immigration Firm is an established, AV Rated Immigration Law Firm in Coral Gables handling a full range of immigration matters, including employment based immigration cases, as well as family based cases, naturalization, asylum and complex removal defense. The firm is seeking an experienced, full time Associate Attorney for our business department to handle Non-Immigrant visas (E1/E2, H-1, H2, H3, L1A/B, O, P, R, etc.) and permanent residence (Labor Certification, EB1, EB2, EB5, Religious Workers, etc.). Must be able to work independently and as part of a team with excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in Spanish is required, Portuguese a plus. A minimum of 2 years of experience is required; salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, bar dues, membership in AILA, among others. Please send resume, references and writing sample to kfonte@visadoctors.com.

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Pipo

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 7, 2016, 12 - 1:45pm (Eastern), Cambridge, MA. The Department of Sociology at Harvard University will hold a seminar on "The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: Legal Discrimination in the 21st Century." This seminar is part of the "Inequality and Social Policy" workshop. Location: Harvard Kennedy School Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520). Presenting: Mary C. Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Harvard University. For more information see here.


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