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  • July 7- Top Links June 2014

    Comment: Top Links June 2014
    We feature the top articles and news items for June 2014 below:

    Articles: News:

    What were your favorite June 2014 articles? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: "Specificity" Seems To Be The Order Of The Day At USCIS' AAO & IPO By Joseph P. Whalen

    Blogging: Arizona DREAMers Win Fight on Driver’s Licenses By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: Texas Threatens Immigration Lawsuit vs. Feds: Deja Vu All Over Again? By Roger Algase

    Blogging: E-Verify is a Work in Progress; By Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

    News: DHS launches enhanced website for schools, international students

    Focus: Grounds of Inadmissibility
    The third and final session of the ILW.com seminar series, "Family Immigration for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Discussion Leader will be Jan Joseph Bejar and other speakers for this series include Raul E. Godinez, Vera A. Weisz, Susan Worm. The curriculum is as follows:

    THIRD Phone Session on July 10, 2014 - Grounds of Inadmissibility

    • Unlawful presence
      • I-601A
        • One year later, reason to believe, extreme hardship adjudications
      • Calculating UP
    • Section 212(a)(9)(C)
      • Enters or attempts reentry without being admitted
    • Fraud or Misrepresentation
      • Intent on NIV
      • False claims to citizenship
    • Criminal matters
      • CMT
      • Petty offense exception
      • Drug convictions
      • Section 212(h) waivers
    • Disclosure / timing of filing the I-601
    • Documenting "extreme hardship"

    For additional information, including speaker biographies, detailed curriculum, and to register, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201407.shtm
    Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201407.pdf

    Miss the first two sessions? Don't worry - we'll send you recordings. The registration deadline for this final session is July 8 at 11:59pm. Don't delay, act today!

    Headline: Members of Congress call on Obama to end deferrals, deport undocumented students - Albany Education & Public Policy Click here
    Headline: 33 House Republicans to Obama: Deport Dream Act kids | MSNBC Click here
    Headline: If President Obama uses his executive powers to enact immigration reform, there are several moves he can make Click here
    Headline: 5 Concerns About Immigrant Transfers Explained Click here
    Headline: Reid: No chance of comprehensive immigration reform this summer Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Roseland, NJ - Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening for a Contract Attorney. Must have at least 1 year of business immigration experience, including labor certification. The ideal candidate will have experience including preparing and filing full range of employment-based applications, independently conducting research, analyzing legal resources, maintaining document files and case docketing. Must be a team player, detail oriented and possess excellent communication, writing, organizational and computer skills. Must be licensed to practice in any state. EOE. If interested, please submit your resume in confidence to recruitment@foxrothschild.com or apply online here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    San Francisco, CA - Berry Appleman and Leiden, a premier global immigration law firm, is seeking a Corporate Immigration Attorney with 3-5 years’ experience as a business immigration attorney. Experience with NIV is highly preferred. Reporting to a Partner or Senior Associate, Associate Attorneys are responsible for managing Immigration Assistants and Paralegals in the filing of assigned immigration case work. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Under the supervision of Partner or Sr. Associate): Represent clients in all aspects of business immigration law. Maintain a high-level of communication with all clients. Oversee and manage a team of legal assistants in case preparation work. Assign and prioritize case work and projects as needed. Train Immigration Assistants and Paralegals. Establish and maintain case work quality and consistency throughout the office. Liaise with other attorneys in the firm and share all information regarding case preparation. Maintain accuracy in high volume, rapid turnover caseload. Participate in other office projects as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills. Secondary language skills a plus. Excellent organization and computer skills required. 3-5 years' experience as a business immigration attorney required. Experience with NIV is highly desired. J.D. degree and must have passed a state bar examination. Please submit resumes by applying directly through our website's career portal here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for a senior and a junior immigration paralegal for busy business immigration practice. Candidates must have solid experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration petitions and responding to RFEs. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills and bachelor's degree required. Junior paralegal position requires 2+ years of business immigration experience and Senior paralegal position requires 5+ years of experience. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Very congenial work environment, with opportunity for professional growth. Apply in confidence. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationonline.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen, the largest corporate immigration firm in the world, is seeking a Business Immigration Paralegal Supervisor. Responsibilities include preparing, filing, and monitoring various immigration and nationality law issues, gathering and tracking the receipt of information and documents from clients, analyzing case documents, and finalizing documents. Other responsibilities include overseeing activities directly related to managing caseloads, managing a team of 4 or more legal support staff, training new team members, oversight of procedures and processes, among other supervisory tasks. BA/BS degree required, 5+ years of experience as a Business Immigration Paralegal, 10+ years experience managing paralegals and support staff, and strong knowledge of immigration and non-immigration procedures and processes. Ideal candidate will have ability to interact with clients, partners, outside counsel, and staff members, excellent time management skills and proven leadership abilities, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be proficient with MS Office Suite and other legal software applications/tools and be able to demonstrate ability to handle high volume case load while maintaining high level of productivity. Please submit resume here

    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

    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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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    Washington, DC, July 03, 2014, 2:30pm - The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on "Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters." The hearing wiill be held in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. For more details see here.


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