Comment: Asylum Seekers, Public Charge rule

Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Article on Asylum Seekers, Blogging and News about Public Charge rule and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: USCIS Wants to Make it Harder for Asylum Seekers to Get Work Permits By Emily Creighton

Blogging: Stillwater Mexican Restaurants Raided by ICE By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: NY Federal Judge expresses strong reservations over legality of Trump-Miller Public Charge rule. May issue injunction decision this week By Roger Algase

Focus: PERM Illuminated - Hot Off the Presses
Joel Stewart has done something remarkable in the new edition of THE PERM BOOK 2017-18 Edition. He has taken the spaghetti of all the sources on PERM: legislations, rules, FAQs, cases etc. and reintegrated them into a simple and luminously logical progression of how to do PERM. In each of the chapters, he uses articles by notable practitioners and his own extensive commentary to provide deep insights on every aspect of PERM. If you are a seasoned PERM practitioner, you will appreciate the clarity of the organization seen in the table of contents below, and will discover many new insights in every chapter. For anyone relatively new to PERM, Joel Stewart serves as a trusted guide to your mastering the lay of the land of this complex area. This book belongs in the library shelf of every PERM practitioner. Get your copy now, here: http://www.ilw.com/books/THEPERMBOOK.shtm

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: U.S. apprehended nearly 1 million migrants along U.S.-Mexico border in past 12 months Click here
Headline: Feds Use Marriage Interviews as Trap to Lure Immigrant Spouses Into Custody, Lawsuit Alleges Click here
Headline: Trump order requires legal immigrants get health care coverage before entry into US Click here
Headline: US immigrants will be denied entry if they can't afford health care Click here
Headline: CBP chief says crossings, arrests down at U.S.-Mexico border Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

We are seeking one full-time attorney with 1+ years of experience in the immigration field, who is licensed to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction, however a license to practice in New York, New Jersey and/or Pennsylvania is preferred. Knowledge of Russian or Spanish is also preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience and will be discussed in detail, as well as benefits offered, at the interview and before the job offer. About our firm: We are a boutique, diversified immigration law firm also practicing in federal court civil litigation. We consist of 2 attorneys and 3 paralegals and have an outstanding, friendly, team-oriented environment. In our office, we emphasize teamwork and the quality of our work, as well as ethical professionalism, are our top priorities. Our office is located in the Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn, right off of the D Train, for easy commuting. Our office is also conveniently located near residential parking, if candidates have a car and wish to drive to work and not pay for parking. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to handle a high volume and diverse case load, have excellent English writing and communication skills, as well as close attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidates should send resume and writing sample, no longer than 10 pages in length and preferably immigration-related, to allison@bibicheff.com. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Baker Donelson has an immediate opening for an immigration paralegal. This position will be located in Chattanooga, Houston or Birmingham. Applicants with pertinent experience will be considered from any city to work remotely. A Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and at least 3-5 years of employment-based immigration experience are required including preparation of labor certification applications, and a variety of business immigration filings with both consular posts and USCIS (e.g., E, L, TN, Adjustment of Status, Immigrant Visa). Major responsibilities include writing and research for EB-1 petitions, specialty occupation H-1Bs, and drafting waiver applications and responses to requests for evidence for attorney review. Additional responsibilities include assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of clients and tracking the status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing filings with the government; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational and communication skills, including willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. Please click hereto apply.

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