Comment: AILA 2016 Elections
One of the free services that newspapers offer their readership is coverage of governance issues. For newspapers serving the professions in the USA, this frequently means covering not just happenings in government concerning regulation affecting readers (as distinct from readers' clients), but also covering happenings in the professional associations serving a particular profession. In the case of Immigration Daily and the immigration lawyer community, this means covering events of particular note in AILA governance. Consistent with this general tradition, we have invariably offered all candidates to competitive offices in AILA elections access to our readers - to get the word out about matters which they wish to engage the immigration bar on.

The 2016 election season for competitive AILA offices has started. On 5/19 we carried campaign material from 6 out of the 11 candidates for competitive office. Please be advised that we have twice reminded (after the original invitation) each of the remaining candidates to release a statement - however, it is the candidate's choice as to how they want to run their campaign (also please bear in mind that occasionally a candidate does campaign without releasing any material). Below we post again all the campaign statements we've received.

Statements submitted from candidates running for AILA Board of Governors: Ally Bolour, Janet L. Henner, Victoria Jaensch Karins, Jeremy McKinney, Sarah K. Peterson Stensrud, Greg Siskind, Heather N. Segal

The following candidates for Board of Governors are yet to send in their Statements: Alexis S. Axelrad, Neena Dutta, Marc Van Der Hout, Tammy Fox-Isicoff. Should they send us their campaign statements before the election, we will surely carry them for our readers.

Article: Undocumented aliens who entered the United States before 1972, and have resided here continuously since then, may be eligible for lawful status under the little-known Registry legalization program. By Nolan Rappaport

Article: Judge Hanen's Recent Unwarranted Order in United States v. Texas. By Joshua Breisblatt

Article: The benefits of Osterwalder's Canvas over DAPA Business Plan. By ExecVisa


Blogging: BALCA Affirms that Travel Language Must be Included in Advertisements. By Cadence Moore

Bloggings by Roger AlgaseCould Trump's Deportation Task Force Endanger America's Freedom? Pt. 1     Trump's Racial Attacks Target Immigrants, Federal Judge and US Senator

News: SEC Case Against Jay Peak

News: CBP, DHS Notice of Designation of an Approved Native American Tribal Card as an Acceptable Document To Denote Identity and Citizenship for Entry in the United States

Focus: The EB-5 Summit, Las Vegas, NV - Save $200
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on June 22nd in Las Vegas, NV. The speakers include Dawn Lurie (Discussion Leader), Peyman Attari, Jeff DeCicco, Enrique Gonzalez, Matt Gordon, Angelo Paparelli, Kurt Ruess, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by AISA, E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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

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Headline: AZ immigration detention center hit with measles outbreak, 11 inmates, workers infected Click here
Headline: U.S.-Mexico border sees resurgence of Central Americans seeking asylum Click here
Headline: ICE, DOS officials travel more than 1,000 miles by land through Guatemalan highlands to deter unlawful migration Click here
Headline: Immigration Reform: To Get Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants, Activists Plan Rally In Rhode Island Click here
Headline: LETTER: Trump's anti-immigration stance would limit our workforce Click here
Headline: Federal judge orders preliminary injunction against Jay Peak developer Click here
Headline: A deported US Marine gets his US citizenship Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami Beach, FL. Law firm specializing in Immigration and Business Immigration legal services is seeking an experienced Paralegal in its Miami Beach office on Lincoln Rd. Roles and responsibilities: Assist the Attorney in preparing immigration files including executive summaries and letters to government agencies, immigration forms, follow-up with clients, monitor timelines and deadlines, drafting of answers to RFE (particularly with E-2, L-1, H-1B, O-1, EB-1, H3, Labor certification); Business plan and translations; Maintenance of paper and electronic documentation, of cases' database, archiving, corporate documents; Experience/ qualifications: Fluent in French (not mandatory but highly preferred), Spanish is a plus; Immigration Paralegal experience required 2-4 years; Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, case and time management, proof reading ability, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, organizational and multi-task skills. Send your resume in confidence to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH. Musillo Unkenholt LLC is a fast-paced, growing immigration law firm that seeks a Business Immigration Attorney for our office in Cincinnati. The Attorney should have a keen attention to detail and a desire to work in fast-paced environment. A good candidate for either role has business immigration experience working in these areas: H-1B, L-1, PERM, I-140, and I-485. A great candidate is client-focused, dynamic, and a fun person. Please email resume and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX. Dallas immigration boutique seeks business immigration paralegal with 5 to 10 years' experience in H-1B, L-1, TN, E visa matters, and PERMs. EB-5 experience a plus. Bilingual in Korean preferred. Submit detailed resume and writing sample to EOE.

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

Paralegal Services
Based in Oradell, NJ (NYC Metro Area), Faveo Paralegals provide cost-effective, per-case, flat-fee, immigration paralegal services to attorneys across the United States. Faveo Paralegals' clients include sole practitioners, mid and large size law firms, and legal departments of Fortune 500 Companies. Our paralegals previously worked for large international law firms and in-house departments of Fortune 500 Companies. References are available upon request. For a cost-effective, flat, per-case fee, Faveo Paralegals can fully, professionally and competently prepare for attorney's review wide range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including: H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A/B, E-1/2, I-1, K-1/K-3, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN, U, PERM, I-140 Eb-1, Eb-2, Eb-3, Eb-5, NIW, I-601 Waivers, Responses to RFEs, & Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications. Please visit us on the web at: Contact E-mail: Contact Tel: 201-256-3767 x 1. To view Faveo Paralegals video presentation on YouTube go to: Faveo Paralegals Presentation. Important Notice: Please note that we only provide services to attorneys licensed to practice law in the United States. Faveo Paralegals cannot provide paralegal services to general public.

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