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  • Apr 14: Are You LinkedIn?

    Comment: Are You LinkedIn?
    ILW.COM cordially invites immigration professionals: attorneys, paralegals, law students and others to join the ILW.COM LinkedIn group. The ILW.COM LinkedIn Group is a place for you to enhance your network with others in the field, to discuss issues of mutual interest, and to keep on the top of the latest developments in immigration law.

    Article: Immigration-Related Audits: What Employers Need To Know By Michael Phulwani David Nachman and Rabindra K. Singh

    Article: H-1B Program’s Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy By The Immigration Policy Center

    Blogging: OCAHO Issues Opinion Ruling Against Golf Club; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

    Bloggings by Roger Algase:  Is Right Wing Extremism at the Root of the H-1B Shortage?;  Changing Demographics Are Hardening White Opposition To Immigration.

    News: CRS Report on Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy

    Focus: Best Practices in Removal Defense and Relief
    The second session of the ILW.com seminar series, "Advanced Removal Series" will be taking place this Thursday, April 17th. The Discussion Leader will be Lory Rosenberg, and other speakers for this series include Dree Collopy, Ilana Greenstein, Maris Liss, Helen Parsonage, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, and Ben Winograd. The curriculum is as follows:

    • Burden of Proof, Objections, Evidentiary issues
    • Criminal Grounds Update: Moncrief, Deschamps, Padilla
    • IJ and TA issues, bias, continuances
    • Prosecuorial discretion strategies
    • Exceptions to Removal -- standards, strategies and documentation
      • LPR and Non-LPR Cancellation
      • Adjustment of Status in Proceedings
      • Section 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers

    The registration deadline for this session is April 15th at 11:59 pm. Miss the first session? Don't worry - we'll send you a recording of it! For additional information including detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201404.shtm
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    Headline: Opinion: Is The Hard-Right Anti-Immigration Reform Front Cracking Before Our Eyes? Click here
    Headline: Democrat says racism in Republican base is blocking reform of US immigration system Click here
    Headline: Paul defends Bush on immigration but says US 'can't invite the whole world Click here
    Headline: While Misinformed Opponents of Immigration Stall Reform, Change Begins at the Local Level Click here
    Headline: Will immigration undermine Republicans in 2016? Click here
    Headline: Getting government-issued replacement immigration documents can be difficult, but may be the best option Click here
    Headline: Ralph Reed and Russell Moore: Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative - Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their New York City office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve Submit your resume: here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    San Francisco, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their San Francisco office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

    Help: Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their Santa Clara office. Candidates must have 5+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 5 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Ridgewood, NJ - Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. has an immediate opening for two (2) Senior and Junior 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
    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; fiance/fiancee 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 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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