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Article: Deconstructing the Myth of the Criminal Immigrant. By Cyrus Mehta

Article: Recent Amendments to The Freedom of Information Act Provide Easier And Cheaper Access To Government Documents. By David L. Cleveland

Article: AAO's Changing Regional Center Termination Methodology. By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Michelle Obama's Powerful Voice is Needed to Put an End to Family Detention. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Prominent Bankers Say Immigration Reform is the Key to U.S. Economic Growth. By Maria Schneider

Blogging: Putin Backs European Anti-Immigrant Neo-Fascists. Will He Set US Policy? By Roger Algase

News: GAO Report - Immigration Benefits System: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Can Improve Program Management

Focus: The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2016-2017 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2016-2017 Edition, coming soon!

Contents: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts, Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process, The Scope of Agency Authority, The Job Offer, The Immigration Act of 1990,
The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability, The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher,
The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive, The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability, The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker
The I-140 Form, The Standard of Evidence, Priority Dates, Filing Multiple Petitions, Successors in Interest, Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage, Portability, Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar, Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions, A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)

For more information see here.

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Headline: Las Vegas Immigrants Tell Their Stories At Democratic Convention Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in providing support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures, and case management. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen, the leading provider of immigration services worldwide and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, announces the addition of a new partner. Nadine K. Bahnan (San Francisco) joined the Firm in 2000. She advises companies of all sizes from small and medium-sized organizations to large multinational Fortune 500 companies in a


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