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  • June 6 - AILA 2014 Elections

    Comment: AILA 2014 Elections
    One of the free services that newspapers offer their readership is coverage of governance issues. For newspapers serving the professions in the USA, this frequently means covering not just happenings in government concerning regulation affecting readers (as distinct from readers' clients), but also covering happenings in the professional associations serving a particular profession. In the case of Immigration Daily and the immigration lawyer community, this means covering events of particular note in AILA governance. Consistent with this general tradition, we have invariably offered all candidates to competitive offices in AILA elections access to our readers - to get the word out about matters which they wish to engage the immigration bar on. We have never charged for this, nor will we ever charge for this. Furthermore, should a specific candidate wish to revise his/her campaign material, we are happy to carry as many revisions as are sent to us (a small number of candidates will submit a short statement to us initially, followed by a lengthier piece later in the election season), there is no charge for carrying multiple revisions. Historically, over 90% of candidates for competitive AILA elections have sent us their campaign material. Pursuant to this history, we invited all candidates for competitive AILA offices in the elections starting in about a week to send us their campaign statements. We carry below those statements we have received so far (should a candidate who has not so far sent us his/her statement do so in the future, we will be pleased to carry their statement in upcoming issues of Immigration Daily).

    Running For AILA Board of Governors: Dagmar Butte; Catherine L. Haight; Bryon M. Large, Sr; Allen Orr; Farshad Owji.

    Article: Which Came First, The Chicken or The Egg? For EB5: Was It The Business Plan or The Economic Impact Analysis? By Joseph P. Whalen

    News: OFLC Updates Statistics for PERM Program for Third Quarter FY2014

    News: OFLC Updates Statistics for Prevailing Wage Determination Program for Third Quarter FY2014

    News: OFLC Updates Statistics for H-1B Temporary Visa Program for Third Quarter FY2014

    News: OFLC Updates Statistics for H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program for Third Quarter FY2014

    News: OFLC Updates Statistics for H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program for Third Quarter FY2014

    Focus: The EB-5 Summit - Boston, MA - Final Deadline
    ILW.COM is proud to announce that The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on June 18th in Boston. The Discussion Leader will be Douglas Hauer and other speakers include Lauren Cohen, Andrea Elliott, Jillian Fortuna, Steve Ganis, Matt Gordon, H. Ronald Klasko, Ira Kurzban, Cheryl Lane, John Reid, Dan Shields, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and Steve Yale-Loehr. This Summit is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:

    • Where does EB-5 fit in the Capital Stack; How does one find investors
    • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
    • Developing the I-924 Application
    • I-526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
    • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
    • Funds Administration
    • The Non-Regional Center Concept
    • Security Issues in EB-5
    • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters:
      • EB-5 Business Plans -- What makes a business plan suitable for an EB-5 deal?
      • What are the latest statistics telling us about investor trends? Will the program become permanent?
      • What about investor programs in other countries? What happened to Canada's program?

    For additional information, including speaker biographies, agenda, and to register, please see: Registration and Info; Fax form; and Sponsorship Form:. The Final Deadline is June 13th. Register today and save $450.

    Headline: As many as 90,000 immigrant children could be caught trying to cross US border in 2014, official says Click here
    Headline: Officials: DHS to stop sending migrants to Arizona Click here
    Headline: Faces of an Immigration System Overwhelmed by Women and Children Click here
    Headline: Rumors of U.S. haven for families spur rise in illegal immigration Click here
    Headline: Undocumented fed up with partisan politics Click here
    Headline: Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security June 4, 2014 Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Denver, CO - Ogletree Deakins is one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms. Its immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paralegals. Our Denver office has an opportunity for an experienced immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. Duties will include preparation and filing of visa petitions, labor certification and adjustment applications. Our paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in large law firm environment, as well as strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, immigration practice management and document management systems. We are fully committed to diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. To apply for this position, please email your resume to Brian Bernhard at brian.bernhard@ogletreedeakins.com with "DENVER IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Miami, FL - Busy Miami law firm looking for an experienced Business Immigration Paralegal to join our team. Responsibilities: Analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency. Drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits. Communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues. Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects. Requirements: 3+ years of experience with an immigration law firm or corporate immigration function. Possesses strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and client processes. Experience drafting RFEs, PERM Audit responses, and drafting and filing large volumes of immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Extraordinary Ability and PERM. Demonstrated ability to handle high volume case load while maintaining high level of productivity. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to Multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. Communicates case progress/status/issues to supervisor. BS or BA Degree. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirement, and submit via email to ssantos@bklawgroup.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Matawan, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara, CA, New York City - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey, LLP is the world's leading immigration law firm. We strive to be an integral part of our clients' success by providing representation, services and strategic advice to facilitate the hiring and movement of skilled talent globally. If you have an interest in the legal field and want to assist us with driving innovation and change, come join our team as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The firm has multiple openings and is accepting applications from entry to senior level experience Immigration Paralegals. The work is challenging; you'll have the opportunity to work directly with diverse clients; manage a case load and work along side smart and motivated individuals. The ideal candidate will possess the following: BA/BS degree (any major); GPA of 3.0, highly desirable; Previous experience with corporate immigration is a plus; Proficient with MS Office Suite; ability to learn and efficiently use new systems; Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve problems; Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications (oral and written) skills; Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment; Must be a U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status. Please submit your resume to: Matawan, NJ; San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; New York City

    Immigration Law Certificate
    Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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    Letters of the Week: Kenneth Rinzler

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    Maplewood, NJ, 6/11/2014, 11am - 1pm (Eastern), USCIS will hold a Naturalization Information Session at the Maplewood Memorial Library, Hilton Branch for legal permanent residents ("Green Card" holders) and others interested in the official naturalization and citizenship process. To register by phone: 973-762-1688 (Amanda Eigen) or by email:aeigen@maplewoodlibrary.org. For more information see: http://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/uncategorized/hilton-naturalization-citizenship/


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