Comment: The April 2016 Visa Bulletin is Out!
Please find the latest Department of State Priority Dates from the latest Visa Bulletin on our Processing Times page. On that page, you can also find Department of Labor Processing Times, CBP Border Wait Times, USCIS Service Center Processing Times, USCIS District Office Processing Times and Department of State Visa Wait Times for various countries. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

On the Processing Times pages you will also find three different ways of estimating Green Card waiting times. Give them a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

Article: THE WHYS AND HOWS OF EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE EVALUATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF H-1B VISA PREPARATION AND FILING. By: Michael Phulwani, David H. Nachman and Rabindra K. Singh

Article: 61 Million Immigrants and Their Young Children Now Live in the United States. By Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler

Article: The Integrity Act's Potential Impact on Regional Centers. By Michael Homeier, Ronald Fieldstone, Osvaldo Torres, Gregory White and Kurt Reuss (Moderator)

Blogging: APRIL 2016 VISA BULLETIN: PREDICTIONS AND ANALYSIS. By Chris Musillo

Blogging: Response to Motion to Dismiss in Visagate Case Filed. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: The Democrats and For-Profit Prisons Make Strange Bedfellows. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: OCAHO's Decision Not So Golden for Golden Farm Market. By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: GOP Elites Reportedly Favoring Cruz. Could This Be Bad News For H-1B? By Roger Algase

News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for April 2016

News: ICE Alert on SEVP "Intent to Terminate" Notices

News: DOS Cable on Change in Wage Requirement in Contracts for A-3, G-5, and NATO-7 Domestic Workers

News: DHS to enhance training opportunities for international students in STEM fields

Focus: EB-5 Investors from Persian Gulf area
ILW will customize a Persian Gulf marketing event that will be exclusive to your organization and will be tailored to generate EB5 business directly to your firm. Given China's retrogression, it is wise to have an alternative source of investors. After conducting several successful events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Doha, Manama, Muscat, Istanbul, Jeddah, Riyadh, Istanbul, Sharjah and other important cities, we are offering Persian Gulf - Middle East Tours. What we Offer

  • Guaranteed attendance of only screened individuals of high net-worth status, specifically, individuals that meet the necessary criteria for the EB-5 program
  • Finely tuned filtration and scrubbing process to ensure the proper quality of attendees
  • Complete strategic planning and all logistical implementation related to: travel schedule, program itinerary, refreshments, event marketing, event advertising, securing of venue, presentation aid assistance, post event follow ups and provision of contact information of attendees to presenting client post event
  • 100% exclusivity. Unlike "exposition" type settings, we only execute events for one client at a time in order to completely eliminate any instance of competition on the day of presentation
  • Organic leads: we ensure only brand new attendees for our events. This allows for exclusively fresh leads as opposed to recycling contacts made from past
  • An intimate ambiance: we purposely guarantee a minimum of 25 attendees in total per event in order to ensure all questions are answered thoroughly and that direct contact is established between the presenter and potential investor. In addition, we ensure that each potential investor has an opportunity to sit down with the presenter in a private 1 on 1 sit down immediately after the presentation portion which increases connection with the potential investor
  • A unique opportunity for professionals that participate in this service to convert as many possible investors without paying a single cent in commission or any contingent fees as typically witnessed in the China EB-5 industry
  • Fully ethical and SEC compliant services related solely to marketing which does not involve the selling of a security
  • An extremely competitive and moderate fair and flat cost that covers every notion associated with this service other than your travel costs

We urge all those who are interested to obtain further information about this service to directly contact our office at 212.545.0818 or e-mail us at webmaster@ilw.com.

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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.

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Julian Ortuondo, Nolan Rappaport

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 16, 2016, 1:30 - 3:30pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a teleconference to discuss the Notices of Funding Opportunity for the fiscal year 2016 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. USCIS posted two grant funding opportunity announcements on March 2, and all applications are due by April 22. During this teleconference, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and answer your questions about the application requirements and process. For more information and registration instructions see here.


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