Comment: The June 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!

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Article: Matter of Z-A-, Inc.: Recognizing The Global Role Of The L-1A Manager In A Globalized World. By Cyrus Mehtag

Article: The Cost of Welfare Use By Immigrant and Native Households. By Jason Richwine

Article: 4 Problematic RFEs You Need to Know About. By Sheila Danzig

Bloggings by Matthew KolkenSign-on Letter Requests Release of Family Held in Deportation Jail     Obama Admin Says Deportation Jails for Kids Necessary to put Teeth in Immigration Law     Increased Demand from China and India Resulting in Retrogression of Visa Numbers

Blogging: BALCA Notes Timing Inconsistency in 20 C.F.R. § 656.17(e)(2). By Cadence Mooree

News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for June 2016

News: USCIS Notice on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy

News: USCIS Launches Optional Forms Checklists for Forms I-129F and I-765

News: USCIS Reminder Message: Idea Community Feedback on Potential EB-5 Regulatory and Policy Changes, 05/11/2016

News: USCIS and Department of State Launch e-Approval for H-2A Petitions

Focus: EB5 Shanghai and EB5 Taipei - Speaking Opportunities
ILW EB-5 events are taking place in Shanghai, China on May 27th, 2016 and in Taipei, Taiwan on May 31st, 2016. The extended deadline to becoming a sponsor is May 10th, 2016. Workshop Sponsorship includes: Two attendees, catalog insertion, and an exclusive speaking slot. For more info call our office at 212-545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com. You can also sign up here to receive more info.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Safe Passage Project is seeking to create a powerful new program model and to launch a new chapter with the help of a dynamic, dedicated leader who will serve as the new Executive Director ("ED"). Safe Passage Project has grown rapidly since 2013 in response to a dramatic increase in the number of youth needing assistance and representation in immigration court. The new ED will need to rise to these challenges and opportunities with strategic skills in fundraising, management and building support from many different stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an intelligent self-starter and strong fiscal manager aligned to the mission of Safe Passage Project. The ED must be able to represent the organization skillfully in the community; build partnerships; advocate on behalf of Safe Passage Project, its clients, and its mission; and work closely with the Board and the organization's supporters. We seek someone who can bring long-term stability, who can both manage and inspire staff, and who will maintain flexibility as the needs of our clients and volunteers change. The ED will be responsible for maximizing resources (raising significant financial support every year), managing staff and volunteers, and serving as the external (and internal) face of the organization. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Megan Eiss-Proctor at recruiting@safepassageproject.org Applications reviewed upon submission. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2016 or until the position is filled.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP seeks a mid-level associate to join our Immigration practice group. Applicants should have three to five years of experience handling all aspects of business (employment) immigration and managing clients with Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN; and Immigrant visas, including a high degree of success with PERM cases, as well as EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researchers. Experience should include consular processing and employer compliance counseling. Focus on efficient case handling and high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, great analytical and writing skills, and be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via email to: Jerry Perry, Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development jperry@taftlaw.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 10, 2016, 9 - 5pm (Pacific), San Francisco, CA. Practising Law Institute will hold training on "Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2016." Experienced practitioners in the areas of immigration, family law, and housing will share their expertise by providing insight into cultural issues that arise when working with immigrant clients, how these areas of law overlap to provide special protections and remedies to immigrants and domestic violence survivors, and how immigration status impacts eligibility for federally subsidized housing. Location: Practising Law Institute Conference Center, 685 Market St, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA. To learn more and register, see here.


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