Comment: Immigration and Colorblindness
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on Immigration and Colorblindness, which traces historically the connection between racism and hostility towards immigrants. See also an article on the new STEM Rule; and a USCIS reminder for H-4 applicants traveling abroad.

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Article: Immigration and Colorblindness. By Ilya Somin

Article: New Rule Improves Learning Experience for International Students With STEM Degrees. By Leslie K. Dellon

Article: Don't Fall into an H1B Education Trap. By Sheila Danzig

Blogging: Transgender Women Abused in Immigration Detention Face Sexual Assault and Torture. By Matthew Kolken

News: DOL Alert on H-2A Program Forms

News: USCIS Message: Reminder for H-4 Applicants When Traveling Abroad

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: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA. Boutique immigration law firm in San Francisco is searching for a junior associate to represent individuals before the San Francisco Immigration Court. The position requires attending regular Master, Bond and Individual hearings. Must be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, California preferred. 1-2 years of removal defense experience is preferred. Must speak Spanish and be willing to handle large caseload of litigation-intensive immigration matters. Salgado & Associates law firm is committed to attending the needs of our diverse communities. We strive to assist low-income individuals and families with the daunting needs of immigration and naturalization law. At Salgado & Associates we care about our client's success and maintain a intimately sized firm to better suit our client's needs. We understand the impact of high cost legal fees putting a strain on families and individuals, because of this we offer services on a sliding scale, quoting individuals personally to ensure comprehensive representation and our client's ability to afford quality legal work. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing specific experiences in immigration and removal proceedings to salgadoimmigrationlaw@gmail.com.

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.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 26, 2016, 11am - 4:30pm (Pacific), Las Vegas, NV. USCIS will hold a Naturalization Information Session in the following languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog. Location: Boulevard Mall next to Goodwill, 2538 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Click here to request an outreach event in your area. 


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