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  • Mar 10 - Tracking Your Wait

    Comment: Tracking Your Wait
    Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

    ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Top Ten Reasons Why Willing Prospective H-1B Employers Should Do H-1B Visas For Willing H-1B Candidates by David H. Nachman

    Blogging: Deported Dreamers Fleeing Violence Fight to Come Home By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: EB-5 Reform Legislation Introduced in House By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: MARCH 2014 VISA BULLETIN By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: House Republicans Demagogue Deportation in Order to Resist Reform By Roger Algase

    News: US CBP Chief Michael Fisher Releases Memorandum for All Personnel on Use of Safe Tactics and Techniques

    Focus: Yes, Virginia, ICE is Still Active in Worksite Enforcement...
    The third and final session of the ILW.com Seminar Series, "I-9/E-Verify" will be taking place this Thursday, March 13th. The Discussion Leader is Dawn Lurie and other speakers for this series include John Fay, Kevin Lashus, William Mateja, Julie Myers Wood, and John Torres. The curriculum for this session is as follows:

    • What's a substantive I-9 error these days?
    • Civil money penalties, breaking the bank or worth the risk?
    • Criminal Indictments - what does it take to make one stick?
    • SOX, RICO, and other acronyms
    • Egregarious violators, debarments, an urban myth?
    Miss the first two sessions? Don't worry - we will send you recordings.

    For speaker biographies, detailed curriculum for the series, and to register, please see:
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    Don't delay, act today; the registration deadline for this session is March 11th at 11:59pm.

    Headline: 2015 Budget Request: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Click here
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    Headline: 750 immigration detainees on hunger strike Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Law Firm is seeking a 3L with knowledge of immigration law and immigration issues to write content pages for the firm's website. Hourly pay with possible future opportunity after graduation. Please send resume and writing sample to ALubiner@LSLawyers.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Multiple Locations - 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. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. 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 alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

    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.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Washington, DC - Immigration group with Polsinelli, a national AMLAW 100 firm is seeking paralegals in its DC office. Duties include assisting in Form I-9 audits; working in proprietary worksite database; managing large volume of clients; tracking status of filings and documentation needed in case management system; assisting Partners 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 electronic file copies. Ideal candidate will have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and manager deadlines is also critical. BS or BA degree and Paralegal Certificate required. Immigration compliance a plus, but will train. Salary commensurate to experience. Please send resumes to Heather Haynes at hhaynes@polsinelli.com

    Foreign Credential Evaluations
    Why do the largest law firms, corporations, universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations using Aacrao EDGE, as well as $300 "expert opinion" work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the authority o grant college level credit for work experience and/or raining. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For a list of rates and times, see: here. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please visit: here. Please contact AETS at anytime at(786)276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com,or email info@aetsinternational.com New customers to AETS will receive a 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
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