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  • July 15 - Eliminate Constitution Free Zones

    Comment: Eliminate Constitution Free Zones
    Jose Vargas, perhaps the best-known undocumented American, was apprehended by Customs and Border Protection in what the ACLU calls a "constitution-free zone" at CBP checkpoints. He was performing his job at the time, reporting on the border crisis, which has now been further exacerbated by these constitution-free zones, where searches and seizures which would otherwise be banned under the 4th amendment are permitted to CBP officials at checkpoints within 50 miles of the United States border. Mr. Vargas's arrest highlights the serious error in suspending the 4th amendment for CBP in areas containing 2/3rd of the American population. We understand the Republican House is considering legislation to deal with the border crisis where juveniles fleeing violence in Central America are seeking refuge on American shores. Perhaps House Republicans should use this legislation to revoke authority for CBP to place these checkpoints which properly belong only at the United States border, not 50 miles away from the border. If House Republicans wont so act, we urge President Obama to order CBP to terminate any "border checkpoint" which is not actually on the United States border. The funds thus saved could be re-programmed by executive action into the $3.8 billion the President has requested for the unaccompanied minors crisis. It would truly be a win-win -children from Central America would find refuge, and CBP officials could seek gainful employment in the United States instead of thumbing their noses at the 4th amendment every day.

    Article:Comparing And Contrasting Judgment vs. Discretion and Objective vs. Subjective in Various Immigration Adjudication Contexts By Joseph P. Whalen

    Blogging: OCAHO Issues Third Crescent City Decision By Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

    Blogging: Michelle Malkin Is Right! By Jason Dzubow

    Blogging: Obama Deports Honduran Children - According To Law? By Roger Algase

    Blogging: Obama Admin Still Turning Record Numbers of Immigration Law Violators into "Criminals" By Matthew Kolken

    News: DHS OIG Report On USCIS Information Technology Management

    News: USCIS Publishes Report On DACA Requests and Approvals

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    Chapter 8: Cancellation and Suspesion for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens
    Chapter 9: Asylum: Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
    Chapter 10: Coluntary Departure
    Chapter 11: Naturalization as a Defense to Removal
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Milwaukee, WI - Grzeca Law Group seeks an experienced Attorney to serve on our corporate practice team. This position is primarily responsible for managing, directing and overseeing the preparation of various employment-based immigration petitions, including leading strategy development discussions, client communication, support staff management and timely and accurate document production to ensure the highest level of client service and satisfaction. This position requires a J.D., State Bar license and at least 2 years of experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to hard work as well as excellent writing, communication, organizational and case management skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. We strongly encourage professional growth and community involvement. Send your resume, a cover letter with salary history/requirements and two immigration writing samples by email only to jobs@grzecalaw.com.

    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 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

    Chinese EB-5 Marketing
    EB-5 Supermarket is one of the top Chinese media and marketing companies that specializes in the EB-5 immigrant investment market. It is a direct gateway between the U.S. EB-5 project developers, EB-5 Regional centers, EB-5 professionals, U.S. immigration attorneys, Chinese immigration agencies and Chinese investors in China. If you are planning to promote your EB-5 projects or services to China market, EB-5 Supermarket is the only one you need to talk with. We offer an one-stop marketing plan for doing business in China, including bilingual marketing collateral, online/offline national promotion, interpretation and coordination with your authorized Chinese immigration agencies, brokers and other services provider to promote your investment projects in China. Moreover, our top-notch marketing team as well as the strong network in China will bring you unbelievable value. Our special working process will condense all the advantages and deliver the highlights of your project in the most effective and efficient way! Please contact us contact our Chicago office at (630)701-6163 or Email: eb5supermarket@gmail.com Website: http://www.eb5supermarket.com/index.php/lianxiwomen.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    WASHINGTON D.C, July 17, 2014, 9am - 12:30pm (EDT) - The U.S. Chamber will Co-Host event highlighting immigrant integration initiatives at local level. Event to feature local efforts from across America to welcome immigrants as a key to economic growth. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail press@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5682.


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