Comment: The Promised Land
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on new studies on the integration of US refugees. Also find an article on recent SEC actions concerning the EB-5 Visa Program; and an article analyzing the April 2016 Visa Bulletin.

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Article: New Studies Show Refugees are Integrating. By Michele Waslin

Article: Much Sound and Fury that Signifies Nothing. By Matt Gordon

Article: April 2016 Visa Bulletin Official Insights and Predictions. By Sheela Murthy et. al.

Blogging: Muslim UK Immigrant Killed by Fellow Muslim Over Easter Greetings. By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Alert: Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center

News: USCIS Alert: Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center

News: USCIS Alert: Potomac Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases

Focus: The EB-5 Summit, New York, NY - Save $200
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on April 29th in New York, NY. The speakers include Kate Kalmykov (Discussion Leader), Peyman Attari, Angelique Brunner, Matt Gordon, Jeffrey Gorsky, Jennifer Hermansky, Kristal Ozmun, Nataliya Rymer, Reid Thomas, Clem Turner, Cletus Weber, Greg White, and other to be announced. This event is sponsored by AISA, E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:

  • How to overcome indebtedness NOIDs and the status of current litigation and strategies, and other source of funds hot topics
  • Funds Administration
  • Tips and Tricks of Speedy Consular Processing: When to go to LegNet and understanding their role
  • Organizational Structures in the EB-5 Program
  • EB-5 Deal Terms in the Retrogression Era: USCIS draft memorandum on at-risk outlined a position which would require EB-5 loans to be outstanding for potentially 8-9 years - how do developers approach these terms?
  • Securities Issues in EB5
  • How to Deal with a USCIS Site Visit and other RC Compliance Tips
  • Advising Investors on Suitable EB-5 Projects
  • As the I-829 Petition Crunch looms, will we see changes in USCIS "material change" policies? What do we do when an I-829 Petition is approaching and a Project is no longer viable? How does this affect the immigration, securities and economic reports?

For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see: Online
For the fax form, see here.

Don't delay, act today - The $200-off deadline is April 5th. Sign up today!

Headline: DHS Secy: Americans Should 'Celebrate Our Immigrant Heritage,' Religion-Based Immigration Policy 'Counterproductive' Click here
Headline: In the 21st Century, Borders Aren't Walls Click here
Headline: Evangelicals think immigration threatens American values. Here's why they're wrong Click here
Headline: The Library of Congress is no longer using the heading "illegal aliens" Click here
Headline: The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West Click here
Headline: Survey: Wide Support for Citizenship Path for Immigrants Here Illegally - NBC News Click here
Headline: How Donald Trump's hard-line immigration message was just about perfect for the GOP base - The Washington Post Click here
Headline: The EB-5 Program Continues to Be a Bonanza for Litigating Lawyers Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Diego, CA. Higgs Fletcher & Mack, LLP seeks an Immigration Associate to join the Firm's Immigration Practice Group. As an Immigration Associate, you will be responsible for managing a high-volume workload of immigration cases, including immigrant visas, nonimmigrant visas, I-9 compliance, and helping establish corporate immigration policies. You will be responsible for drafting and preparing complex employment-based visa petitions. Requirements: 3 to 5 years of employment-based experience working with high-volume clients; experience with H-1B, TN, L-1, E, O, and P nonimmigrant visas; experience with EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visa petitions, as well as PERM labor certifications. Must be admitted to and in good standing with the CA Bar. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Henry Angelino at AngelinoH@higgslaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Tysons Corner, VA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Tysons Corner, VA location (located near Metro's new Silver Line) for mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM, I-140, I-485, etc.) Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to millerna@gtlaw.com. About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm\'s collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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