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  • Aug 14 - Judge Files Suit Against DOJ

    Comment: Judge Files Suit Against DOJ
    Payvand Iranian News reports that a judge has filed a suit against the DOJ for violating the First Amendment and Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    In this suit, Judge Tabaddor challenges an order that indefinitely recuses her from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals, citing that the order violates her First Amendment rights of free speech and association. The suit also notes that the order is racially discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit, Tabaddor v. Holder et al., charges that the DOJ based its disqualification order on racially-motivated and discriminatory criteria, specifically Judge Tabaddor's Iranian heritage and her leadership role within the Iranian American community.
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    Article: Immigration activists are pressing President Obama to halt deportations for as many undocumented immigrants as possible. This is a "be-careful-what-you-wish-for" situation. By Nolan Rappaport

    Blogging: Can The President Act On His Own to Relieve the H-1B Visa Shortage? By Roger Algase

    Blogging: OSC Responds to Unusual Employer Inquiry; By Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

    News: USCIS Posts Final Policy Memoranda on Discretionary Exemptions for Certain Terrorism Related Inadmissibility Grounds

    Focus: The EB-5 Book - 2nd Edition
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      • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions By: Jennifer Hermansky
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      • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide By John Roth
      • Advising Investors (pre-I-526 and post-I-526 approval) By Laura Danielson
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      • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects By Jose E. Latour
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      • EB-5 Issues: Regional Centers By Joseph Whalen
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal to serve as legal assistant to a Partner of the firm. Position entails handling extensive client contact by phone, in-person, and by mail/e-mail, scheduling and calendar management for paralegals, associate attorneys, and partners, correspondence with CIS and US Consulates, translation for clients and of documents from Spanish to English, and reviewing applications. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience. Fluency in Spanish a must. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position requires preparing, filing, and monitoring status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1/EB1, E, J-1, B-1/2, etc. Position will also require researching and drafting complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; must also be able to update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in Business Immigration Law and possess the ability to work independently and with others and must posses excellent writing skills. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    San Francisco, CA - Berry Appleman & Leiden, a premier global corporate immigration firm, is seeking 2 Associates with 2-5 years of experience in Corporate Immigration to head up new teams in our San Francisco office. OVERVIEW: 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: Skills and Abilities: Must have excellent English writing and oral communication skills. Secondary language skills a plus; Excellent organization and computer skills required. Experience: 2-5 years' experience as a business immigration attorney required. Minimum Education Level: J.D. degree and must have passed a state bar examination. Please email recruitment@balglobal.com with your CV/resume, and a cover letter. Thank you!

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins is one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms. Its immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an experienced immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in large law firm environment, as well as strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, INS Zoom, and a document management system. Successful candidates will possess strong writing skills, have excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "RALEIGH IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    August 20, 2014, 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on "The U.S. Deportation System: What Difference Would Executive Action Make?." Join MPI researchers for this briefing, where they will discuss the findings from a recent report focusing on the U.S. immigration enforcement system, as well as possible executive actions and their effects. For more details and registration see here.

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