Comment: Green Card Backlogs And Immigration Policy
Today's issue of Immigration Daily contains items on green card backlogs, extreme hardship, OCAHO decision, immigration policy and Matter of R-C-C-S-D-. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: The Guide for the Perplexed - Who is Stuck in the Green Card Backlogs By Cyrus Mehta

Blogging: OCAHO Orders Employer to Pay Penalties of $56,150 By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Half A Million Aliens A Year Enter As Visitors And Never Leave And Neither Candidate Has A Solution To That Problem By Nolan Rappaport

Blogging: How Would Clinton's and Trump's Immigration Proposals Affect U.S. National Security? By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Releases Policy Memo On Matter Of R-C-C-S-D-, Adopted Decision 2016-04

News: USCIS Announces Extension Of Temporary Protected Status for Nepal

Focus: Hot Off The Presses: The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition; Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder Shipping Now!

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Headline: FiveThirtyEight: Immigrants Are Keeping America Young -- And The Economy Growing Click here
Headline: Reason Magazine: Anti-Immigration Restrictionism Is for Losers Click here
Headline: American Enterprise Institute: Reforming America's Immigration System Once and for All Click here
Headline: Clinton's immigration plan could help economy more than Trump's, most economists say Click here
Headline: Both Candidates Double-down on Immigration Reform Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is seeking a full-time, Direct Representation Attorney in our Arlington, Virginia office. Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct immigration legal consultations to screen potential clients for immigration relief; Represent clients before state court, USCIS, EOIR, and BIA in a variety of immigration matters including: Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T-visa, U-visa, VAWA, Family reunification petitions, Adjustment of status, Naturalization, and Work authorization; Assist with training and supervision of volunteers, including interns and pro bono attorneys; Conduct outreach, lead trainings, and participate in networking activities; Make appropriate referrals to other service providers and relevant community partners;Other duties as assigned. Requirements: At least 2 years of experience in direct representation of clients in immigration proceedings; Family law experience a plus; Current bar membership in good standing to practice in DC, Maryland, or Virginia (Maryland and/or Virginia barred preferred); Experience working with immigrants, low-income communities, children, survivors of domestic violence, survivors or sexual assault, or other gender-based violence; Good communication skills, flexibility, and good humor highly desirable; Fluent in Spanish; Excellent professional judgement; Ability to hit the ground working, multi-task, and work independently. To apply and for more information please visit here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is seeking a full-time, Legal Assistant in our Arlington, Virginia office. Duties and Responsibilities: Provide administrative support to Legal Services Program staff; Assist Staff Attorneys with the referral and intake process for individuals seeking immigration benefits; Assist with pro bono attorney recruitment by conducting initial informational calls with interested pro bono attorney volunteers; Assist Staff Attorneys in preparing clients for filings before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review; "Make appropriate referrals to other service providers and relevant community partners; Assist with the supervision and training of interns; Other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor's degree, or the appropriate combination of education and experience; Minimum of 2 years of experience providing administrative support required; Experience working with immigrants, low-income communities, children, survivors of domestic violence, survivors or sexual assault, or other gender-based violence; Good communication skills, flexibility, and good humor highly desirable; Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and competing priorities; Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point; Fluent in Spanish; Excellent professional judgement. To apply and for more information please visit here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Attorney 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 with Hs, Ls, PERMs, and E visas. Experience should include consular processing, efficient case handling and client management, and great analytical and writing skills. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

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.

ComingsNGoings: New Appointments
Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce that Dawn Lurie will join their Washington DC office; and Mahsa Aliaskari has joined their Downtown Los Angeles office. This provides the firm's already nationally recognized Business Immigration Practice Group with two very accomplished women lawyers who've practiced together for 15 years that will increase the number of highly experienced women attorneys in the practice group. It will also allow Dawn and Mahsa to deliver immigration legal services through the Firm's nationally renowned innovation platform (SeyfarthLean) to provide in-demand immigration legal services in three key areas of their special expertise: EB-5 (where Dawn is especially well known for her talent and breadth of knowledge and demand for services in our sweet spot will likely increase as Congress is slated to enact a variety of integrity measures that require knowledgeable counsel in order for clients to comply). Dawn will become a co-chair of our EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team. I-9 and employer compliance defense (which will continue to grow irrespective of the national election outcome because increased worksite enforcement is a rare policy in which everyone in political Washington agrees). Added national bench strength in high-volume, high-quality employment-based immigration benefits-procurement (work visas, work permits, employment-based green cards, etc.), particularly since their arrival enhances our Washington DC and Los Angeles offices beyond our current deep bench In Boston, Atlanta, and Houston, and allows the fully integrated delivery of immigration legal services nationwide.

Letters of the Week: Carolynn Vernon, TheronM, Roger Algase, Nolan Rappaport

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce that Dawn Lurie will join our Washington DC office on Nov. 1; and Mahsa Aliaskari joined our Downton Los Angeles office on Oct. 10. This acquisition provides the firm's already nationally recognized Business Immigration Practice Group with two very accomplished women lawyers who've practiced together for 15 years. It will also allow Dawn and Mahsa to deliver immigration legal services through the Firm's nationally renowned innovation platform to provide in-demand immigration legal services in three key areas of their special expertise: EB-5, I-9 and employer compliance defense, and employment-based immigration benefits-procurement.


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