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    News: USCIS Message on Changes Regarding Form I-693

    Focus: The Consular Posts Book
    ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book or if you would like to pre-order the second edition, you can place an order for $189. The current edition can be purchased here for $189.

    The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

    PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
    Chapter 1: Argentina
    Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

    Chapter 2: Armenia
    Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

    Chapter 3: Australia
    Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

    Chapter 4: Brazil
    Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

    Chapter 5: Canada
    Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

    Chapter 6: China
    Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
    Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
    Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

    Chapter 7: Colombia
    Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

    Chapter 8: France
    Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

    Chapter 9: Germany
    Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
    Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

    Chapter 10: Haiti
    Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

    Chapter 11: India
    Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
    Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
    Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
    New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

    Chapter 12: Jamaica
    Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 13: Nigeria
    Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

    Chapter 14: Philippines
    Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

    Chapter 15: Taiwan
    Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
    Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 17: United Kingdom
    London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

    Chapter 18: Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis

    PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

    Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

    Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

    PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

    Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

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    Headline: US: Looking at All Options in Immigration Surge Click here
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    Headline: A year after Senate acted on immigration, hope is dead Click here
    Headline: McCarthy closing the door on immigration reform Click here
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Downtown immigration law firm is seeking a paralegal with 1-2 years of experience. Requires attention to detail, strong persuasive writing skills and excellent organizational skills. Prefer employment-based immigration experience, especially with non-immigrant visas (H1B, L1, O1, E-2, TN, E-3). Permanent residence experience (EB-1/2/3, PERM) also valued. You should be able to communicate articulately with a strong focus on customer service. Bachelor s degree required. Please send your resume with references, cover letter, a writing sample (preferably persuasive writing), and compensation expectations to: sreich@reichimmigration.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
    Los Angeles, CA - Opening for Attorney/Law Clerk. Want to be part of a friendly and growing immigration law firm? Our clients include prestigious international companies as well as families. This is a unique opening with infinite potential for advancement. It will allow you to advance your knowledge and skills in immigration law from dedicated mentors. Check us out at www.DayzadLaw.com. A career position-not an internship. We will help you relocate to sunny Los Angeles! We also offer a benefits package, including medical, discounted dental & vision and a retirement plan. Here's what you need to be considered for the position: J.D. (Bar license not required); Must have 1 year of experience as an immigration attorney or law clerk, preferably in employment-based immigration; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proficiency with case management software, preferably for immigration cases; High accuracy with details and a positive attitude; Fluent Spanish speaking/writing preferred. Please submit the following to assistant@dayzadlaw.com a resume, a recent writing sample that you have written by yourself that is 2-5 pages in length, and a cover letter including your salary request and why you are interested in this position. More details here. Outsourcing/contractors need not respond.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    New York, NY - A small and growing Midtown immigration law firm is seeking an experienced associate/of counsel/law clerk for part-time/per-diem arrangement depending the candidate's schedule, experience, and career plans. Qualified candidates should have employment-based immigration experience, specifically in EB1, EB2, EB3, PERM, & EB-5, E2, H1B, L1, O1 practice and excellent native writing skills in English. We offer a collegial environment devoted to professional development and advancement within the law firm. To indicate interest, please send your resume, 2 writing samples, expectations and 3 references to: tlin@tlinlaw.com All replies will be kept confidential. Thank you.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Ridgewood, NJ - International Immigration Law Firm has an immediate opening for two (2) Immigration Paralegals or Immigration Law Specialists. 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. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree (or Equivalent) and at least 1 - 2 years of immigration law experience. Will consider Part-time Law Students. Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE. Please send resumes and letter of interest and salary requirements to info@visaserve.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Long Island City, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases including, but not limited to Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional Waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACA, SIJ, and TPS cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. Ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience and admitted to NY state bar. Please send your resume and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Los Angeles, CA - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP is seeking an established, high-performing attorney with a successful track record in investor immigration matters who desires to work with a nationally-renowned Investor and Entrepreneur Practice Group in Los Angeles. Qualified candidates should have over 2 years of experience, specifically in EB-5 practice, E-2 and other non-immigrant applications for entrepreneurs. Additional requirements include advanced writing and analytical skills. We offer a collegial environment devoted to training, professional development and advancement within the law firm, a competitive salary, attractive bonus compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To indicate interest, please send your resume, salary expectations and list of references to: Recruiting@sggimmigration.com. All replies will be kept confidential.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    June 26, 2014, 1pm - 2:30pm (Eastern), USCIS will hold a webinar to discuss deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). During the engagement, USCIS staff will share information about the DACA renewal guidelines and the process for submitting a request for renewal. USCIS officials will also be available to answer questions. For more information and registration see here.


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