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  • Mar 11 - Immigration Detainees Hunger Strike

    Comment: Immigration Detainees Hunger Strike
    According to Huffington Post, ICE recently confirmed that 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington went on a hunger strike on Friday in order to protest the large volume of deportations from the United States and also the conditions at the facility. Of the 1,300 detainees at the facility, these 750 who have gone on strike claim that the protest will last for a minimum of five days. Sandy Restrepo, who represents several of the detained protesters, commented on the decision to go on a hunger strike, "People in detention can't wait any longer. They are human beings, not criminals, and they deserve better treatment." ICE also commented, via their Seattle-based spokesman, Andrew Munoz, "ICE fully respects the rights of all people to express their opinion without interference." These strikers are medically monitored following 72 hours of refusal of food. Meanwhile, many other detainees have begun a work strike. We hope this hunger strike brings much needed attention to numerous problems with our immigration detention system. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: No Reduction in Form I-9 Penalties for Georgia Restaurant By Bruce Buchanan

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    Blogging: Most Immigrants Deported by ICE in 2013 Were a Threat to No One By Matthew Kolken

    News: USCIS Introduces Form I-910 and Centralizes the Civil Surgeon Application Process

    Focus: The EB-5 Summit, New York - Early Bird Registration Deadline
    The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on May 2nd in New York, NY. The Discussion Leader will be Ed Beshara and other speakers include Matt Gordon, Reid Thomas, and more to be announced soon. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group and NESFinancial. 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
    • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
    • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
    • Funds Administration
    • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
    • Risk Management in EB-5
    • 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.

    For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see:
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    Don't delay, act today - The Early Bird Registration Deadline is March 18th. Sign up today and save $550!

    Headline: 1200 Go On Hunger Strike In America's Largest Immigration Prison Click here
    Headline: Hispanic Immigrants Find Their Own Way to the American Dream Click here
    Headline: Video: Immigration change gives legal status to undocumented relatives of US military Click here
    Headline: Take Action: Tell Congress Setting Quotas for Immigrant Detention is Wrong 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

    Law Practice Wanted
    Want to Buy New Jersey Immigration Law Practice. Gross revenue $500K or less. Seller to Transition the practice for 12 months. Call Ed Poll at 800-837-5880 or send email edpoll@lawbiz.com.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    March 13 - USCIS invites all interested NSC stakeholders to a teleconference on Business Issues. Topics to be discussed include premium processing, I-140, I-360, I-485 EB, and waivers as appropriate. To participate, please call 1-877-989-3486, passcode: 70979213.

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