Comment: Safe Third Country Agreement, DHS Appropriations
Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Article on Canada–United States Safe Third Country Agreement, H-1B Specialty Occupation Survival Guide for the FY2020 Lottery, News on CRS Report on DHS Appropriations: FY2019 and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Canada–United States Safe Third Country Agreement Under Review By Edward C. Corrigan

Article: H-1B Specialty Occupation Survival Guide for the FY2020 Lottery By Sheila Danzig

Blogging: Will Democrats be held accountable for diverting attention from border crisis when there was time to fix it? By Nolan Rappaport

Blogging: Human Rights Lawyers Under Attack in Iran and the U.S. By Jason Dzubow

News: CRS Report on DHS Appropriations: FY2019

Focus: H1B to EB5
Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule:

  • Philadelphia, PA - Monday, March 25 ( CLOSED )
  • Phoenix, AZ - Wednesday, March 27 ( CLOSED )
  • San Jose, CA - Friday, March 29 ( CLOSED )
  • Baltimore, MD - Monday, April 15 ( 3 Seats Available )
  • Atlanta, GA - Wednesday, April 17 ( 2 Seats Available )
  • Los Angeles, CA - Friday, April 19 ( 3 Seats Available )

Format:
Half Day Event for Indian H-1Bs considering EB-5 Option (Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards.
Special Note for Attorneys: This event will feature two immigration attorney panels solely on immigration law matters. The only way an immigration attorney can participate and speak at this event is if they are nominated by an issuer who is exhibiting at the event (there is no fee charged to immigration attorneys).

EB-5 Issuers only - $3,999 per city for H-1B Event
(Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level)

For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.

Headline: Large illegal immigrant groups crossing US-Mexico border pushing agents to ‘breaking point’ Click here
Headline: Number of migrants trying to cross US-Mexico border could hit 1M in 2019: report Click here
Headline: Obama's Homeland Security secretary: Trump immigration policy 'not working' Click here
Headline: ICE official: 108,500 undocumented immigrants released in the last three months Click here
Headline: Undocumented immigrants may get OR driver's license Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Houston, Texas - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an opening for an immigration paralegal in Houston, Texas. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and at least 3-5 years of immigration experience. Responsibilities involve substantial writing and research for EB-1 and H-1Bs, and preparing responses to requests for evidence. Additional responsibilities include: assisting in determining case strategy; managing clients and tracking status of filings; gathering documentation from clients; reviewing case documents; assisting with legal research; filings with the government; drafting correspondence to the government and clients; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information. All applicants should have an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary. Please apply at https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/BAK1000/JobBoard/2f6b40a8-4e29-e740-a3db-cb1a1e4563b8/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=02b4ea8c-1b2e-481c-a0ae-a990a3a491a5

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NJ, NY, IN and Canada - International Law Firm with offices in NJ, NY, IN and Canada seeks Immigration Paralegals and Immigration Specialists for several new positions. Responsibilities consist of preparation of a variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1). Assist corporate clients with PERM application process. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices. Work closely with clients' and their employees and families to provide immigration services through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance. Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees. Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample with resume; Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience with the corporate business immigration process. Preferred: Paralegal Certificate and Foreign Language. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. We sponsor. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send cover letter and salary requirements to hr@visaserve.com and joy_fehribach@visaserve.com

Letters of the Week

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
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