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  • June 27 - DACA 2 Years Later

    Comment: DACA 2 Years Later
    The Immigration Policy Center published a study assessing the impact of DACA on its 2-year anniversary. IPC surveyed DACA recipients and here are the key findings. DACA has increased opportunities and economic integration: 59% of DACA recipients obtained a new job, 49% opened their first bank account, 33% obtained their first credit card, 57% obtained a driver's license, and 45% increased job earnings. 43% of DACA eligible non-applicants cited economic hardship, lack of trust in institutions and parenthood as reasons for not applying to DACA. Despite becoming less afraid of being deported and more trusting of law enforcement, undocumented DACA recipients report that additional relief is necessary for their low-income families at risk for deportations. 70% of recipients have had a parent, sibling or neighbor who has been deported. Share your thoughts with us at editor@ilw.com.

    Article: The Contemporary U.S. Response to Central American Immigration: Some Improvements from the 1980s? By Kevin Johnson

    Blogging: Premium Processing for Asylum Seekers by Jason Dzubow

    Blogging: EB-5 Direct Investment or Indirect Regional Center Investment By Gregory Finkelson

    News: DHS Ombudsman's Annual Report to Congress

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    Headline: Dems: Boehner 'Invites' Obama's Executive Action by Failing to Bring Immigration to the Floor 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

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    Letters of the Week: willbeon1970, Roger Algase, Laura N. Jasinsky, Gary Endelman

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
    "Immigration and the Constraints of Justice: Between Open Borders and Absolute Sovereignty" by Ryan Pevnick - Cambridge University Press 1 edition (March 28, 2011), Hardcover: 210 pages - ISBN: 0521768985, $79.20 - Amazon:

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