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  • April 25 - The Bleak Road Ahead

    Comment: The Bleak Road Ahead
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article alerting us on the consequences of "Trumpism" taking over a country. Also find blogs on the US attitude towards refugees, and a transcript of the oral arguments of the Supreme Court case United States v. Texas.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Trumpism Has Already Taken Over One Country. By Mate Hajba

    Article: PERMs and SVP Codes. By Dino Palangic et. al.

    Blogging: Refuge Denied - Tying the US Response to the Holocaust to Today. By Greg Siskind

    Bloggings by Roger Algase: Is America's Inhumanity Toward Refugees Even Worse Than Europe's?; Trump Mocks Asian Accent While Supporters Threaten To Kill Delegates

    News: Oral argument transcript: United States v. Texas

    News: USCIS Announces that FY2017 H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin May 12

    News: SEVP School Alerts

    Focus: ILW.COM is pleased to announce The PERM Book 2015-16 edition.
    Editor: Joel Stewart; Contributors: Christian Allen, Jonathan Amdur, Davis Bae, Robert E. Banta, Susan L. Brady, Barbara Brandes, Lorna Rogers Burgess, J. Ira Burkemper, Ramon Carrion, Blake Chisam, Susan J. Cohen, Jeffrey Devore, Victoria Donoghue, Gary Endelman, Rami Fakhoury, Jane Goldblum, Paul Hejinian, Linda Kim, Howard Kushner, Christina La Brie, David Lazaar, Katherine Lopez Ley, Edwin Litwin, Benjamin M. Lowe, Joan Matheu, Margaret McCormick, Cyrus D. Mehta, Lori S. Melton, Nancy Jo-Meritt, Matt Morse, Sherry Neal, David B.Pakula, Michael E. Piston, Edwin Rubin, Linda Rose, Lawrence Rudnick, Rebecca L. Sigmund, Jay Solomon, Timothy Spridgeon, Richard Tasoff, Rohit Turkhud, Kiran Vairale-Mumtaz, Alison Walters, Nathan A. Waxman, Mitchell L. Wexler, Leon Wildes, Sofia Zneimer.

    Book Outline is as follows:

    • Special Comprehensive IT Section by Rami Fakhoury and Matt Morse, Fakhoury Law Group: IT Occupations under SOC and O*Net; Roving Employees: Travel, 3rd Party Sites, Unanticipated Locations and Home Office; Diploma and Work Equivalencies; Alternative Requirements
    • Perm Overview by Featured Authors: Edwin Rubin "How to Prepare a PERM Form"; Larry Rudnick "Responding to Audits and Requests for Reconsideration"; Michael Piston "Appeal Strategies: BALCA and Federal Courts"
    • Special Issues in Focus: Prevailing Wage Survival Kit by Linda Kim; Guide to Recruitment and Advertising by Rohit Turkhud; Alien Control: Investors, Family Ownership and PERM by Robert Banta
    • Statute and Regulations: PERM Rule; Preamble to PERM Rule (December, 2004); PERM Forms (Current) & Instructions; PERM Forms (Proposed)
    • Agency Interpretations: Frequently Asked Questions; PERM Stakeholder Meeting Reports; General Administration Letters; Foreign Labor Certification Memoranda; Prevailing Wage Memoranda
    • Roadmaps and Checklists: Overview of PERM Cases; Overall PERM Flow Chart; Employer Checklist; Alien Checklist; Job Offer Checklist; Attorney/Agent Checklist; Prevailing Wage Checklist; Minimum Requirements Checklist; Recruitment and Advertising; Special Requirements
    • Sample Cases: Approved Perm Applications; Approved Prevailing Wage Requests; Requests for Reconsideration
    • State Workforce Agencies By Kiran Vairale: Contacts and Addresses; How to Place 30 Day Job Orders; How to Document Results of Recruitment

    For additional information, including author biographies and purchase information, please see:
    Online
    Fax Form.

    Headline: On immigration and trade, it's Republican elites, not Donald Trump, who are out of step with party's voters Click here
    Headline: The Tea Party has more in common with immigration-reform advocates than you think Click here
    Headline: Immigration Reform 2016: Border Patrol Sees More Undocumented Immigrants Along US Mexico Border In March Click here
    Headline: How Educators and Communities Can Reduce the Fear of Deportation Among Unauthorized Students and Families Click here
    Headline: Obama's executive orders on immigration reform met with divided response Click here
    Headline: Immigrants Are Dying In Detention While ICE Ignores Its Own Medical Standards Click here
    Headline: This Southern US State Ties New York in Immigrant Population Size - Latin Post Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Central NJ. Growing central NJ law firm seeks Spanish speaking immigration attorney with at least 2 years experience. Criminal experience a plus. Must have strong interpersonal skills and good work ethic. Very competitive compensation package for right candidate. Send resume to: Lawmind16@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY. Immigration firm seeks an experienced full-time paralegal to assist the managing attorney in the preparation and submission of O and P visa petitions for musical artists and entertainers. Qualified candidates must: prepare all immigration forms as required; perform research in order to draft letters of support and respond to requests for additional evidence; assemble petitions for submission to immigration; manage the caseload and provide status updates. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; at least two years of experience in employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions; strong writing and communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to multi-task and effectively manage time. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to genie@karavolaslaw.com For more information about the firm, please visit: www.karavolaslaw.com

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    May 3, 2016, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a national Spanish language engagement regarding recent updates made to its online tools. During this engagement, USCIS staff will provide an overview of new resources added to myUSCIS, review other online customer service tools and seek your feedback. If you have questions about the engagement please email USCIS at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov. For more information and participation instructions see here.


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