Comment: Dhanasar Counsel On AAO Decision
We are pleased to carry an article on the Matter of Dhanasar by Gerry Chapman who represented Mr. Dhanasar in his AAO appeal. We congratulate Mr. Chapman for winning this appeal for his client--this decision will provide much needed clarity and consideration of actual context for future NIW applications. He has done the bar and immigrants a good service. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Matter Of Dhanasar - The USCIS Denial and How the AAO Crafted a New NIW Standard By Gerry Chapman

Article: Right To Appeal An Unfavorable Decision By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Special Requirements Not Welcome By Joel Stewart

Blogging: DHS Releases End of Year Removal and Return Statistics By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Medical Students on DACA Fearful Over Trump Presidency By Greg Siskind

Blogging: Court Affirms OCAHO's Decision Finding Constructive Knowledge of Unauthorized Workers By Bruce Buchanan

News: DHS releases end of fiscal year 2016 statistics

News: USCIS Releases Processing Times For EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program

Focus: The EB-5 Summit, Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline: January 6th

The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on Friday February 24th in Los Angeles, CA. The speakers include Peyman Attari, Matt Gordon, Reid Thomas, Rob Winner, and many others to be announced. This event is sponsored by AISA, E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

This is a all-day workshop from 8am to 5:45pm which includes multiple panels covering the EB-5 industry from 360 degrees. For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see: Online. For the fax form, please see here.

Don't delay, act today! - Final Deadline is December 9th. Sign up today!

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Immigration law firms seeks immigration paralegal to h andle client intake, explain process and requirements to client, collect and analyze documents and evidence for cases,perform research and discuss case strategy with attorney. Draft petitions, applications and support letters for O-1, EB-1 and NIW applications. Calendar deadlines, correspond with clients, maintain database. prioritize and monitor cases. Must be able to think creatively but formulate solid arguments. Must have a passion for this type of work, be detail-oriented with strong analytical and writing skills. Ability to handle large caseload and multitask essential. Japanese, Korean and Chinese language skills a huge advantage. Please send resumes to jane@janeorgelesq.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island City, NY - Immigration law firm seeks an Associate Attorney with one year to three years of experience in Immigration law. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including but not limited to Cancellation of Removal, Political Asylum, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional Waivers, U-Visa, VAWA, DACA, SIJ, and Employment based cases. The firm also represents clients before Immigration Court, the BIA, and all circuit courts. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorneys will also research and draft complex RFE responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. Qualifications: Minimum 1 to 3 years of experience in immigration law, Experience working with Cancellation of Removal and Asylum -based cases preferred, Admitted to practice in New York State. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits: Competitive compensation, 401(k) profit sharing plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, health insurance options, short term and long term disability insurance. Please send resumes to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Camden, ME - February 17-19, 2017- Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity's Crisis. The 30th Annual Camden Conference See more info here: https://www.camdenconference.org/201...nce/#intro2017


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