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  • Aug 23 - Job Openings

    Comment: Job Openings
    The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. Small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, and New York. Scroll down, and start sending your applications!

    Article: Can Discharged Undocumented Workers Receive Backpay and Reinstatement? by Bruce Buchanan

    Blogging: BIA Denovo Adjudications Hoisted On Its Own Regulatory Petard by Lory Rosenberg

    Blogging: Boehner's Favorite PAC Pushing Senate Bill by Greg Siskind

    Focus: The Consular Posts Book
    ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $199. The current edition can be purchased here for $199.

    The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors 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, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

    Chapter 1: Argentina
    Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

    Chapter 2: Armenia
    Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

    Chapter 3: Australia
    Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

    Chapter 4: Brazil
    Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

    Chapter 5: Canada
    Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

    Chapter 6: China
    Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
    Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
    Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

    Chapter 7: Colombia
    Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

    Chapter 8: France
    Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

    Chapter 9: Germany
    Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
    Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

    Chapter 10: Haiti
    Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

    Chapter 11: India
    Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
    Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
    Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
    New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

    Chapter 12: Jamaica
    Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 13: Nigeria
    Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

    Chapter 14: Philippines
    Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

    Chapter 15: Taiwan
    Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
    Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 17: United Kingdom
    London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

    Chapter 18: Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis


    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

    Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

    Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment


    Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

    For additional information, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm
    By Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf

    Headline: Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee Click here
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an Associate Attorney for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a JD and 2+ years of business immigration experience. Strong written and verbal communication is a must; must be well-organized, have attention to detail, and efficient client management skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an immigration paralegal for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task efficiently, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Associate
    Quarles & Brady, LLP, a 450-attorney, 8-office firm, is seeking a junior level immigration associate to join their growing, dynamic national immigration practice in their Milwaukee, Chicago, or Madison office. The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of experience, have a strong academic record paired with the skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to become a partner at this firm. The candidate should have experience with employment-based immigration work, including PERM applications, H-1Bs, and L-1s. Quarles & Brady, LLP, is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample online here: https://applyonline.quarles.com/virecruitselfapply/redefault.aspx

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Midtown NYC immigration law firm is seeking a paralegal with 2+ years of experience with full range of business applications: nonimmigrant (H, L, O, etc.) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, AOS, etc.). Experience with family based, naturalization, and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate will have BA degree, excellent writing, communication, and case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. 4-day work week with potential for 5 days. Email resume and cover letter to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to charlene.teed@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA - Stone, Grzegorek, & Gonzalez, LLP is a dowtown Los Angeles immigration law firm of 20 immigration attorneys. The firm is seeking to hire a paralegal with substantial experience in business immigration matters to work in a collegial working environment that emphasizes training, excellence, and client service. The position involves working with attorneys and other staff in preparing case filings and assisting clients. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience; candidates with more experience are preferred. The position requires extensive experience in PERM, attention to detail, excellent writing and oral communication skills, facility with case management software, and ability to work with colleagues in a law firm setting. To indicate interest, please send your resume and list of references to: recruiting@sggimmigration.com

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    ComingsNGoing: Immigration Reading
    Stand Together or Fall Apart: Professionals Working with Immigrant Families by Judith K. Bernhard - Fernwood Publishing Co. Ltd., 128 pp - Paperback, ISBN: 1552665259, $14.22 - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1552665259/

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