Comment: Thoughtless Trumpery
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the real cost of Trump's proposed wall. Also find a discussion on the revolving role of Broker Dealers in EB-5; and a CRS Legal Sidebar on Federal Court declining to bar the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Texas.

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Article: How a Border Wall Would Hurt the U.S. Economy. By Walter Ewing

Article: The Evolving Role of Broker Dealers in EB-5. By Ronald Fieldstone, Michael Homeier, Gregory White and Kurt Reuss (Moderator)

Article: Great Victory on a K1 visa and Marriage Petition. By Shah Peerally

Blogging: Hero of the Immigration Bar Leaves Over Partisan Agenda. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Did Immigration Advocates Help Create Donald Trump? By Jason Dzubow

News: CRS Report - Legal Sidebar: Federal Court Declines to Bar the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in Texas

News: USCIS Performance Data on I-526 Petitions

News: USCIS Performance Data on I-821D DACA Applications

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Headline: CanAm's 29th Project Repayment Marks New Milestone: 1,333 EB-5 Investors Repaid Click here
Headline: Donald Trump will bank on Americans' fear - Chicago Tribune Click here
Headline: Millennials Disagree With Trump on Immigration, USA Today/Rock the Vote Poll Finds - Click here
Headline: North Carolina Educators Fight Deportations of Central American Students Click here
Headline: Florida children of legal immigrants will soon be eligible for health coverage Click here
Headline: This Is a Bombshell About [Undocumented] Immigrants' Work Habits Click here
Headline: Hampshire College panel looks at realities of anti-immigration policies Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA. Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale is looking for two employment-based immigration paralegals (financial district). Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients. We are replacing two full-time positions for experienced immigration paralegals in the employment-based immigration team. The paralegal positions will assist attorneys in preparation of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions (both employment-based and family-based), applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and labor certification, and may also be involved with deportation cases. Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree, 1-5 yrs of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to pljobs@vblaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA. Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale looking for two family and removal defense immigration paralegals (financial district). Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients. We are replacing two full-time positions for experienced immigration paralegals. The positions will support attorneys handling removal defense and litigation before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts; preparing and filing immigrant visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and other administrative applications before the Department of Homeland Security. Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree, 1-5 yrs of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to pljobs@vblaw.com. In the subject line, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY (RIDGEWOOD): Law Firm with offices in NJ, NY, Indiana, India and Canada seeks Immigration Paralegals for several positions. Duties consist of preparation of business-based petitions (H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, etc.). Experience with I-9 Form and DOL Audits a plus. Assist corporate clients with complete PERM application process. Family immigration experience a plus. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work with clients and employees to provide spectrum of immigration services including responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE), etc. Perform research using all available immigration tools. Education and/or Experience: Requires: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience with US immigration law process. Preferred: Paralegal Certificate and ANY Foreign Language. We sponsor. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter and salary requirements and resume to info@visaserve.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chattanooga, TN. The Chattanooga office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz seeks a litigation associate with more than two years of complex business immigration law experience to join the Firm\'s Global Immigration Group. Academically distinguished applicants who have excellent writing, research and analytical skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse immigration practice. This is a terrific opportunity to gain sophisticated hands-on experience in a thriving global immigration practice with significant client contact and potential for career advancement. We seek a bright, hardworking associate with good judgment and attention to detail. For consideration, please submit a cover letter (referencing job posting #578) resume and law school transcript to Helen Beasley, Recruiting Assistant, at lateral@bakerdonelson.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Diego, CA - Larrabee Albi Coker LLP, a boutique employment-based immigration law firm, is looking to hire an experienced paralegal. Required academic and professional qualifications: A four-year bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program; at least 2 years of experience working with non-immigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, O-1 and others) or permanent residency processes (including PERM, I-140 and Adjustment of Status); strong written and oral communication skills; ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment; proficient knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office. 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; drafting petition forms and support letters; corresponding with clients and government officials under attorney supervision; managing document collection, deadlines, and case tracking. LAC offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative and congenial work environment. Please apply at hr@larrabee.com.

Merger Partner Sought
Major immigration boutique is seeking a Merger Partner. Ideal Practice can be located anywhere in the US and must have several attorneys and an adequate support staff. Firm/Practice must have a clean ethics record and must be soundly run as a business. To start a confidential conversation, please email your interest to: mergerpartner@gmail.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 7, 2016, 12 - 1:30pm (Eastern), Cambridge, MA. The Department of Sociology at Harvard University will hold a presentation on "Civil Surgeons and the Work of Medical Screening of Immigrants to the U.S." The event is part of the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop. Presenting: Sofya Aptekar, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Massachusetts-Boston. For more information see here.


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