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  • July 9- Tracking Your Wait

    Comment: Tracking Your Wait
    Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

    ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Immigration Crisis Without a Solution-Really? By Dan Vara

    Article: Vagueness Rules the Day in this AAO Sustained Appeal By Joseph P. Whalen

    Blogging: Immigrant of the Day: Paul Cuadros - Journalist, Professor and Coach of Los Jets By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: Groups Sue over Failure to Provide Lawyers for Children in Deportation Proceedings By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: Congressional Leaders Ignore Asylum Laws Protecting Border Children. By Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Updates EB-5 Processing Times Information (7/8/14)

    News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for August 2014

    News: DOS Updates Visa Reciprocity Changes (7/7/14)

    Focus: Global Mobility Book
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book: Global Mobility: An Overview for Human Resource Professionals. The editor is Poorvi Chothani, and will include articles by Amit Acco, Enrique Arellano, Ted Badoux, Jacqueline R. Bart, Timur Beslangurov, Ruslan Bocancea, Marla Bojorge, Renuka Cavadini, Hector Gabriel Celano, Poorvi Chothani, Zahida Ebrahim, Chisato Higashio, Frank S. Hong, Maria Jockel, Tsvi Kan-Tor, Catherine Lau, Gunther Mavers, Marco Mazzeschi, James Minamoto, Jacqueline Nyabwa, Russel L. Rodriguez, Sonal Sejpal, Maria Luisa Soter, Lozano A. Tan, Sithie Tiruchelvam, Karl Waheed, Jeremy A. Weber, and William F. White. The outline is as follows:

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    • Germany by Gunther Mavers
    • Hong Kong by Catherine Lau
    • India by Poorvi Chothani
    • Israel by Tsvi Kan-Tor and Amit Acco
    • Italy by Marco Mazzeschi
    • Japan by James Minamoto and Chisato Higashio
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    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

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    ComingsNGoings: New Law Office
    Effective June 30, 2014 David Hirson (formerly of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP) formed his own law office, David Hirson & Partners, LLP, which will continue the practice of EB-5 and business immigration law. Contact: dhirson@hirsonimmigration.com.


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