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  • Feb 4 - Top Links January 2014

    Comment: Top Links January 2014
    We feature the top articles and news items for January 2014 below:



    What were your favorite January 2014 articles? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Brown Around Town: House Immigration Proposals Made To Run Better By Jan Brown

    Blogging: Seriously? Why USCIS Needs to End Anonymous Decisions. By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: H-1B Petitions - Some Tips For Success: Part 1. By Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Publishes 2D Barcode Requirements

    News: USCIS Revises Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    News: USCIS Updates Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

    Focus: The EB-5 Summit, LA - $500-Off Deadline
    The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers will take place on February 28th in Los Angeles, CA. The Discussion Leader will be David Hirson; other speakers include Allen Chi, Ronald Darling, Matt Gordon, Patrick Harvey, Ali Jahangiri, Nima Korpivaara, Cheryl Lane, Reid Thomas, Katie Wu, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group and NES Financial. The curriculum is as follows:

    • The Regional Center View: Structuring the Deal and Finding Investors
    • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
    • Developing the 924 Application
    • Lunch with Keynote Luncheon Speaker - Patrick Harvey
    • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
    • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
    • Funds Administration
    • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
    • Special Topics on EB-5 - Due Diligence, Market Sentiment in China, Political Changes in EB-5, Business Plans, Current Trends, USCIS Adjudications Memo, Licensing Third Party Projects, and More

    Register by February 11th and save $500 off of the full price. For additional information including detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see:
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    Headline: Ag Groups Put Pressure On Immigration Issue, But House Uneasy Click here
    Headline: Urgent Need for Immigration "Principles" that Put America First! Click here
    Headline: Immigration is saving the US from an aging crisis Click here
    Headline: What motivates opposition to amnesty and higher immigration? Concern for American workers Click here
    Headline: U.S. has good reasons for laws that limit rate of immigration Click here
    Headline: Immigrant Youth Leaders Signal They May Be Open to a G.O.P. Compromise Click here
    Headline: Support Short for Immigration Plan Among U.S. House Republicans Click here
    Headline: GOP immigration reform standards a cause for optimism, local leaders say Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA - Polsinelli, LLP is seeking a candidate to immediately fill a Paralegal position in their Immigration group in Los Angeles (Century City). Responsibilities include drafting government form, writing letters, conducting research, maintaining files and case management, preparing and maintaining reports, and communicating with clients. Ideal candidate will have attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to meet assigned deadlines. Requirements include a Paralegal Certificate and BS or BA degree; immigration experience a plus. Please send resumes to hhaynes@polsinelli.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Atlanta, GA - Lucy Lu & Associates is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with three additional offices in Macon, GA, New York, NY, and Chattanooga, TN. The firm s practice includes Immigration, International Business, Intellectual Property and Entertainment and Media. The firm has an immediate opening for one Immigration Paralegal. The position will participate in all aspects in the firm s national business immigration, including EB-1A/B/C, L-1A/B, H-1B, PERM, I-140, I-485, E-1/2/3, and other nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions. Ideal candidates will be able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and adhere to deadlines. The candidates shall be self-disciplined, highly organized, and details-oriented with strong work ethics and integrity. Strong communication ability in writing and verbally. Bachelor's degree plus 3+ years of business immigration experience. Proficiency in INSZOOM and MS Office. Please send resumes, cover letter, and a writing sample to hr@lucylulaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Downtown immigration (business and family) firm is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant. Will assist in drafting applications and petitions, perform research, and proofread documents. Ideal candidate will have strong writing, verbal, and organizational skills. 1+ years of experience and bachelor's degree preferred. Ability to handle multiple cases. Bilingual a plus. Email your resume and writing sample to terryc@nawlaw.com. See www.nawlaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Iselin, NJ - Nair Law Group, A P.C. is seeking a business immigration paralegal for their Iselin, NJ office. Must have 1+ years of business immigration experience. Must have background in H-1B, L-1, TNs, PERM, I-140s, and I-485s. Must be organized, detailed-oriented, excellent customer service skills and have the ability to multi-task. Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to nnair@nairlaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Long island City, NY - The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad is seeking a talented, ambitious, and service-oriented Associate Immigration Attorney to help coordinate, prepare, and maintain the filing of immigration cases for clients. Position requires attendance at interviews and hearings. Moreover, attorney should have knowledge of certain issues that are specific to asylum law including but not limited to one year issues, EAD issues, and the ability to articulate social groups.Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills, and excellent organization and computer skills; secondary language skills a plus. 2+ years of experience in immigration law required and must have passed a state bar examination; experience in green card and labor certification process preferred. Please send resume to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Stamford, CT - Established practice is currently seeking an experienced part-time (approximately 30 hours/week) paralegal. Must be bilingual (Spanish/English). Please email resume and cover letter to paralegal12082010@gmail.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Ridgewood, NJ - Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. has an immediate opening for two (2) Immigration Paralegals. These positions will participate in all aspects of the firm's Business and Family Immigration practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous clients. Ideal candidate will be able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Entry Level applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and have 1+ years of immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE. Please send resumes and letter of interest and salary requirements to info@visaserve.com

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Events
    February 20, 1:30pm [EST] - USCIS invites all interested stakeholders to a teleconference to discuss the revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. During the teleconference, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the revised form and answer your questions. To register, please visit: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCISINVITE/subscriber/new?topic_id=USDHSCISINVITE_61. Be sure to provide your full name and organization.

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