Comment: Shutdown, TPS Options
Today's Immigration Daily features several items of interest, including articles on the government shutdown, options for terminating TPS and a petition for EB-5 rule making. 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: Potential Adjustment of Status Options After the Termination of TPS by Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: How Immigration Functions Will be Impacted by a Government Shutdown By Greg Siskind

Blogging: The shutdown is not over DACA By Nolan Rappaport

Blogging: Shutdown Was Caused by Trump's Assault Against Non-White Legal Immigration, Not Democrats' Backing of "Unchecked Illegal Immigration" By Roger Algase

News: CRE Petitions DHS for Rulemaking to Reform the EB-5 Program

News: DHS Publishes Notice Regarding Determination Of Waiving Of Certain Laws And Regulation During Border Construction

News: USCIS Announces Lapse in Federal Funding for Certain USCIS Operations

Focus: PERM Illuminated
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Book includes: Chapter 1: All About the Law, Chapter 2: Parties to PERM, Chapter 3: Legal Requirements, Chapter 4: Anomalies: Special Handling or Processing, Chapter 5: Educational Degrees as Requirements, Chapter 6: Job Offers, Chapter 7: Prevailing Wage Requests, Chapter 8: All About Recruitment, Chapter 9: Consideration of Job Applicants, Chapter 10: All About Filin, Chapter 11: Post Filing Issues, Chapter 12: Approvals: Expiration, Validity, Portability & Duplicates, Chapter 13: Denials, Chapter 14: Request for Reconsideration, Chapter 15: Introduction to BALCA, Chapter 16: How to Request Review at BALCA, Chapter 17: Consideration by BALC, Chapter 18: BALCA Can Remand, Chapter 19: Disciplinary Measures, Chapter 20: DOL Organization and Updates, Acknowledgements, The PERM Book Online Library.

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Headline: Democrats Want Immigration Issues Solved Before Vote On Budget Click here
Headline: Sources: White House driving a hard bargain by demanding more than a wall Click here
Headline: What Does The Shutdown Mean For Democrats And Immigration? Click here
Headline: Senate advances bill to reopen government after GOP agrees to immigration talks Click here
Headline: VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Specific responsibilities will include: providing overall coordination and management of junior paralegal tasks, preparing business visitor visa applications, work, residence permit and work visa applications, coordinate collection of required legal documentation as required, research requirements in various jurisdictions, submit applications and handle processing of filing fees, and other duties required by our global mobility team (predominantly for attorneys licensed in Canada, but also in Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland). The individual hired for this position will need to have strong writing skills and be able to draft complex applications such as the equivalent of Intracompany Transfers, Extraordinary Ability applications and PERMs. The individual will be positioned for direct contact with our client base, which includes Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions. As a result, effective communication is an important aspect of this position. Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree. Prior U.S., Canadian, or Global immigration-related experience (3-5 years) is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send materials to cjkelly@seyfarth.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia immigration law firm seeking detail-oriented Business Immigration Paralegal with strong organizational, writing, research, and case management skills. Primary job duties include: Manage caseload of immigration matters in various stages; Assist attorney in preparation of employment-based immigration petitions and applications, including forms and packets with supporting evidence for submission to relevant administrative agency; Review and organize client documentation and analyze and summarize case data for attorney; Assist attorney with determining potential case issues and planning case strategy; Draft correspondence to clients and relevant administrative agency; Maintain organized, legally compliant client files, monitor deadlines, and progress of individuals’ cases; Perform administrative tasks such as filing documents, answering telephone calls, and maintaining and organizing reference files; Conduct legal research regarding regulations and procedures in immigration law; Work effectively and collaboratively with team members to prioritize and organize work load; and Perform other administrative tasks and projects as assigned by attorney. Bachelor's degree and at least 1-2 years of experience in field required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Please send materials to immigrationasstjob@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Austin, TX - Graham Adair, a leading boutique immigration law firm, is looking to hire paralegals for its Austin, TX office. The ideal candidates will have 2+ years of experience in employment based immigration. Must possess a strong background in the PERM process. Experience with H-1B, L-1, TNs, I-140s, and Adjustment of Status required. Strong communications skills and outstanding customer service. Must have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented. Ability to adhere to tight timelines and deadlines. Responsibilities include assisting attorneys in the preparation, filing and tracking of various immigration applications and petitions. Salary DOE. Resume and a letter of interest should be sent to info@grahamadair.com

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