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  • Apr 4 - Various Items

    Comment: Various Items
    Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. Read an article about the challenge of measuring immigration enforcenment in the U.S.; a blog posting on H-1B CAP projection and timing; a summary of the global immigration to Isreal ; a blogging on how to find a reliable Chinese EB-5 agency; and news items on visa reciprocity and a grant opportunity. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: The Challenge of Measuring Immigration Enforcement in the United States by Walter Ewing

    Blogging: How to find a Reliable Chinese EB-5 Agency? by Dr.Gregory Finkelson

    Blogging: Global Mobility Book: ISRAEL by Tsvi Kan-Tor & Amit Acco

    Blogging: H-1B CAP PROJECTION AND TIMING by Chris Musillo

    News: USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity

    News: DOS updates the visa reciprocity tables for Bulgaria

    Focus: The EB-5 Book - 2nd Edition
    ILW.com is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of The EB-5 Book. The editors are Matt Gordon and Joseph Whalen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney,Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose E. LaTour, Daniel B. Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth, and Paul Ruby. Pre-Publication orders are now being accepted. The outline is as follows:

    • I. Articles on EB-5
      • Introduction By: Matt Gordon
      • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues By Robert P. Gaffney
      • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby
      • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases By Elizabeth Peng
      • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions By: Jennifer Hermansky
      • EB-5 Issues: The Investors by Joseph Whalen
      • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide By John Roth
      • Advising Investors (pre-I-526 and post-I-526 approval) By Laura Danielson
      • EB-5 Issues: The Investment By Joseph Whalen
      • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects By Jose E. Latour
      • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer
      • EB-5 Issues: Regional Centers By Joseph Whalen
      • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After Immigrating to the US: The Tax Implications of Immigration to High Income and High Net Worth Individuals By David Hirson
      • "The Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program from the Perspective of an Immigration Lawyer, or Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results." By Daniel B. Lundy
      • EB-5 Issues: Other Issues By Joseph Whalen

    • II. Resource Material
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      • Section 2: Case
      • Section 3:Forms
      • Section 4:Memoranda
      • Section 5:Misc.
      • Section 6:Securities Resource Materials

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      • BIA Cases
      • Forms
      • Memorandoa
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    Headline: Immigration Reform 2014: House Budget Committee Votes Down Immigration Reform Amendment Click here
    Headline: Splintering the 'comprehensive immigration reform' coalition Click here
    Headline: With a Little Patience, Conservatives Could Score a Huge Victory on Immigration Click here
    Headline: GOP lawmakers plan to pass portion of immigration reform Click here
    Headline: Conservatives: No immigration riders in defense bill Click here
    Headline: Shipping Now - Global Mobility: An Overview for Human Resource Professionals Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Multiple locations - Greenberg Traurig, LLP is seeking a mid to senior level attorney to work in its growing EB-5 practice. We are a national practice so candidates could be located in any of our offices on the East or West Coasts. Attorney must have experience with I-924, Applications for Initial Regional Center Designation, Amendment and Exemplars. Attorney must be well versed in reviewing economic reports, business and operational plans as well as securities offering documents for EB-5 regulatory and policy compliance. Please send cover letter with salary requirement and resume via email only to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Orange County, CA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Angelo A. Paparelli are assisting a corporate client in finding and screening for a qualified corporate immigration paralegal to fill a position in Orange County, California. The successful candidate will have at least five years of paralegal experience in U.S. immigration law within a law firm, and/or a corporate immigration-related position, which required in-depth knowledge/experience with H-1B and L-1 petitions, PERM labor certification applications and employment-based green card processing. The candidate will also have at least a moderate background in business visas and work permits for non-U.S. countries to assist U.S.-based employees traveling or dispatched abroad. The candidate must also have excellent writing and communication skills in English, experience in working with senior executives and managers, a track record as a team player with effective interpersonal skills, and he or she must be available, subject to religious restrictions that the employer will try to accommodate if possible without undue hardship, to participate in work-related videoconferences or teleconferences after office hours or on weekends if business needs so require. Competitive compensation will be offered. Candidates should send their resume and an email expressing interest/qualifications to the attention of Tracy Connor at tconnor@seyfarth.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    New York, NY - The New York office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is seeking an experienced Client Services Manager. This position will manage clients and have leadership responsibilities for a legal support team. Applicants must 7+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Candidate must be confident; a team player who has the ability to work in new areas; and able to exercise initiative in a very independent manner. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume to http://bit.ly/1o0sJ6q.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    San Jose, CA - Lipson & Pretorius LLP is seeking an experienced Immigration Paralegal. Our immigration law firm is focused primarily on business/corporate immigration and is seeking a paralegal to work full-time in our San Jose, CA office. Duties will include assisting in the preparation of all aspects of non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, communicating with clients, collecting and reviewing documents. Applicants must be confident in their writing ability and immigration knowledge so as to be able to handle cases from the first day. Non-Immigrant case types will primarily focus on E-2, O-1, H-1B, J-1, TN, and L-1 matters, while immigrant cases will include PERM processing, NIW, EB-1, and some EB-5 work. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and have 2+ years of immigration experience handling various of the above referenced case types. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes detailing the level of experience on the above case types, send your salary requirements, and send a cover letter to hendrik@lipsonpretorius.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco office of Squire Sanders (US), LLP, a global law firm with 39 offices in 19 countries, is seeking a secretary with 2+ years of experience providing legal and administrative support in employment-based immigration matters. Ideal candidate must be detail oriented and possess excellent secretarial and organizational skills. Experience with immigration tracking software is a plus. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative work environment. Please submit resume and cover letter to Joan Klaassen, Office Administrator by email to opportunities.sfr@ssd.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Milwaukee, WI - Michael Best & Friedrich is looking for an Immigration Legal Secretary to provide support to multiple individuals within the employment group focusing on immigration laws. The Immigration Legal Secretary is responsible for working with attorneys and case managers in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Duties will include: maintaining the database for timely filing of extensions, petitions, and applications; assist in and coordinate employment-based applications and petitions for filing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), including Consular filings; docketing upcoming filing deadlines; Reviewing documents to ensure they are in proper format and contains all necessary portions or related documents; files legal documents with proper entities. The ideal candidate will have immigration experience within a law firm, knowledge of INS Zoom or other immigration data management systems preferred; knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of USCIS and DOL. The position offers a competitive benefit package including health, dental, vision effective the first day of employment; disability, 401(k) and retirement. Please send cover letter and resume to llangove@michaelbest.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Boynton Beach, FL - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney with Min. 2 Years Immigration Law Experience Bilingual Required, Spanish Preferred. Must have exceptional legal research & writing skills. Competitive salary DOE. Please email resume, writing sample, and list of references to richardhujber@yahoo.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 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

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    ComingsNGoings: USCIS Receives Award
    On April 2, 2014, USCIS was awarded the 2014 Annual Government Customer Satisfaction Award by the Federal Consulting Group (FCG) of the U.S. Department of Interior. This award recognizes the E-Verify section of the USCIS.gov website and USCIS.gov español for its responsiveness to customer satisfaction surveys and performance metrics to improve its services.


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