Comment: K-1 statistics, Refugees, and Russia
Today's Immigration Daily features several items of interest, including articles on K-1 statistics, Refugees, and Russia. Please scroll below to find the item(s) of interest to you. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: An Update Regarding the U.S. Mission to Russia By Matthew R. Morley

Article: K-1 statistics show increasing denials By Prem Kumar

Blogging: DOJ Files Complaint Alleging Discrimination Against U.S. Citizens By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: The Hurricane of Biased H-1B RFE's in the Trump Era Could be the End of Fair Decision-Making For Skilled Worker Petitions By Roger Algase

Blogging: San Juan Mayor Condemns Trump's Slow Disaster Aid to 3 Million US Citizens. Meanwhile, DHS Was Busy Arresting DUI Immigrants Nationwide By Roger Algase

News: Whitehouse Release Memorandum On The Presidential Determination On Refugee Admissions for FY2018

News: White House Sends Report to Congress on Proposed Refugee Admissions for FY2018

News: New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously

Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2017-2018 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, Coming Soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

The Book Contents: Major Consular Posts: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Philippines, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Vietnam. Theory and Practice: Introduction; New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice; Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts; Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul; The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks; Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations; E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors; The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions; H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking; Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites;
State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs); ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces;
What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions; A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment; Resource Materials on CD-ROM

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Maggio Kattar is a nationally-recognized immigration law firm with offices in Washington, DC; Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; and Dayton, Ohio. Our firm is growing and we are looking for strong candidates to join our dynamic team. We are seeking a Senior Business Immigration Paralegal for our Washington D.C. office (Dupont Circle) who is dedicated to providing excellent client service by helping businesses attract and retain global talent. Under the supervision of a senior attorney and a paralegal manager, you will work on a variety of NIV and IV petitions that are complex and unique. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and 3 years of related industry experience, with demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple assignments with deadlines. We offer a fast-paced but friendly work environment with competitive salary and career advancement opportunities. If interested, please email resume, salary history, and writing sample to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com. Attn: Haesung Kim. No calls please.

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.

Letters of the Week

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement: Unsettling the Everyday and the Extraordinary (Studies in Migration and Diaspora) by Jay Marlowe - Routledge; 224 pages, ISBN: 1138285455, $116.62, https://www.amazon.com/Belonging-Transnational-Refugee-Settlement-Extraordinary/dp/1138285455


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