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  • Apr 9: 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: Secure Communities and ICE Deportation: A Failed Program? By TRAC

    Article: Blog on Joe Biden’s speech By Peter R. Hill

    Blogging: Work Authorization May be Coming for Certain H-4s By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: Congressional Women Leaders Visit “Women’s Fast for Families” By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: USCIS Service Centers Break LIves, Not Just The Immigration System. By Roger Algase

    Blogging: Certain H-4s Will Get Work Authorization -- Will It Include H-4s Of Healthcare Worker By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: Cargill to Outsource IT Jobs to India By Cadence Moore

    News: EOIR Publishes Immigration Law Advisor March 2014

    Focus: The High-Tech PERM workshop - Boston, MA - Early Bird Deadline
    ILW.COM is proud to announce that the PERM workshop will be taking place on June 18, 2014 in Boston, MA. The Discussion Leader will be Joel Stewart; other speakers include Edward Litwin, Michael Piston, Ed Rubin, Lawrence Rudnick, Rohit Turkhud, David Ware, Nathan Waxman, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. corporate immigration paralegal to join the firm. This paralegal will be an integral member of a team of corporate immigration lawyers and paralegals who specialize in all aspects of Canadian, USA and global corporate immigration. Responsibilities: prepare petitions /applications for various for NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, E-1/2, TN, O-1, L, J); I-140 (EB-1,EB-2, incl. national interest waiver); I-485,incl. consular processing; fiancé/fiancée petitions; applications for employment authorization document; travel document; replacement I-94; I-90; I-751; naturalization; change/extension of status, including B2; PERM; Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (I-130); Appeal (I-140); Prepare response to requests for evidence; research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates; manage various administrative duties including: maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence; contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews; assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices. Skills: The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to perform multiple tasks in an upbeat and sophisticated legal environment that serves the interests of some of the World's largest corporations; and 3+ years of corporate US immigration law experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. 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, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

    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 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

    Case Management for Immigration Automation: Digital office for comprehensive immigration case management INSZoom is the leading digital office for comprehensive immigration case management and compliance, trusted by the world's top immigration law firms and corporations. Use INSZoom's industry-defining technology to streamline and automate your immigration practice. Access 800+ immigration forms for the U.S. and the world, which are always updated within 24 hours of release. e-File all major USCIS forms. Give clients and consultants direct access to your system through online portals. Access group calendaring, alert tools, CRM, email management, billing and invoicing, and much more. Every service integrates within one solution to boost your productivity and help you grow your practice. For more details , contact us at (925) 244-0600 or Sales@INSZoom.com. To learn more, click here.

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    Based in Teaneck, NJ (NYC Metro Area), Faveo Paralegals provide cost-effective, per-case, flat-fee, immigration paralegal services to attorneys across the United States. Faveo Paralegals' clients include sole practitioners, mid and large size law firms, and legal departments of Fortune 500 Companies. Our paralegals previously worked for large international law firms and in-house departments of Fortune 500 Companies. References are available upon request. For a cost-effective, flat, per-case fee, Faveo Paralegals can fully, professionally and competently prepare for attorney's review wide range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including: H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A/B, E-1/2, I-1, K-1/K-3, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN, U, PERM, I-140 Eb-1, Eb-2, Eb-3, Eb-5, NIW, I-601 Waivers, Responses to RFEs, & Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications. Please visit us on the web at: www.visaparalegal.com Contact E-mail: info@visaparalegal.com Contact Tel: 201-256-3767 x 1. PDF brochure: www.visaparalegal.com/brochure.pdf. Fee schedule at www.visaparalegal.com/fees.pdf. Important Notice: Please note that we only provide services to attorneys licensed to practice law in the United States. Faveo Paralegals cannot provide paralegal services to general public.

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