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    Comment: Celebrate All Workers
    The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in 1882 to pay tribute to American workers. Having just celebrated Labor Day weekend, let's remember to recognize and pay tribute to all workers in the US - both native-born and immigrant, documented and undocumented - who work hard every day to contribute to our great country.

    Article: Asylum in the United States By The Immigration Policy Center

    Blogging: In (Attempted) Defense of Banning Iranian-American Immigration Judges By Jason Dzubow

    Blogging: Documentation is Key to EB-5 Processing. By Gregory Finkelson

    News: DOS Updates Visa Reciprocity Changes (8/27/14)

    Focus: The Consular Posts Book
    ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book or if you would like to pre-order the second edition, you can place an order for $189. The current edition can be purchased here for $189.

    The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

    PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
    Chapter 1: Argentina
    Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

    Chapter 2: Armenia
    Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

    Chapter 3: Australia
    Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

    Chapter 4: Brazil
    Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

    Chapter 5: Canada
    Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

    Chapter 6: China
    Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
    Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
    Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

    Chapter 7: Colombia
    Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

    Chapter 8: France
    Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

    Chapter 9: Germany
    Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
    Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

    Chapter 10: Haiti
    Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

    Chapter 11: India
    Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
    Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
    Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
    New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

    Chapter 12: Jamaica
    Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 13: Nigeria
    Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

    Chapter 14: Philippines
    Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

    Chapter 15: Taiwan
    Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
    Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

    Chapter 17: United Kingdom
    London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

    Chapter 18: Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis

    PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

    Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

    Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

    PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

    Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    New York, NY - Individual sought to prepare H-1B visa petitions and RFE responses; E-3, O-1, TN; DSO (F-1) and ARO (J-1) visa responsibilities through SEVIS. Work with counsel on PERM petitions, assist in preparing Outstanding Researcher petitions. Train/supervise junior staff. Assist Director with audits and data reporting. Troubleshoot, analyze, and establish case strategy and communicate with employees regarding visa status including consular processing; Maintain working knowledge of current USCIS, DOS, DOL trends, issues and developments. Bachelor's degree in English, history, political science, or other majors that require persuasive writing and analytic thinking strongly preferred. Prior experience in corporate immigration or academic institution strongly preferred. 3-5 year experience required including with RFEs. The ideal candidate will be flexible, innovative and creative, with high energy, detail oriented with excellent organization skills, work within a "team" based approach, be able to instruct and teach other team members, be able to work in strict time constraints, have demonstrated ability to effectively manage a high volume case load, prioritize and multitask with minimum supervision and be knowledgeable in MS Office, Immigration Tracker, SEVIS. Must be USC/GC. Mount Sinai Health System--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer. Email Hamel Vyas hamel.vyas@mountsinai.org.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Philadelphia, PA - Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our Florham Park, NJ and Philadelphia, PA offices. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com. Position Summary: The EB-5 Paralegal team will assist attorneys with complex investor visa cases.Duties & Responsibilities: Job duties are as follows: (1) review of financial documents, including tax returns, financial statement, preparation of reports that will be submitted to the federal government, and banking records; (2) audit of money trails from abroad to the United States; and (3) case management. Skills & Competencies: Qualified applicants will be detailed-oriented, have the ability to perform thorough document review, and have excellent writing skills. Qualifications & Prior Experience: Position requirements include: a Bachelor’s Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal or EB-5 investor visa experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in finance, accounting, business, legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency, particularly in Mandarin, is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

    Help Wanted: U.S. Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, ON - KPMG Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with KPMG LLP is a Toronto based immigration law firm providing corporate Canadian, U.S. and Global immigration services. Our law firm offers an award-winning work environment, challenging career development programs, global opportunities, and the chance to work with some of the best and brightest people. We are seeking an experienced and energetic U.S. Immigration Attorney to grow with our practice. We are interested in speaking to you if you are: Looking for a new and exciting opportunity within an established and prominent practice; Eager in taking the initiative to expand your leadership skills and knowledge in a dynamic learning environment; Comfortable with providing comprehensive hands on advice and assistance with 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, compliance issues and audits; Interested in providing strong client service and being part of our innovative immigration solutions team. The successful candidate will possess a JD, admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. To learn more, please visit our website here: KPMG.ca - KPMG Law Career Opportunity.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Raleigh, NC - As one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins represents employers in a broad range of workplace matters. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations, and some of North Carolina's largest employers. Our immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an 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. Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and a document management system, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. 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
    September 4, 2014, 1pm (EDT), The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on "Extending New Relief to Unauthorized Immigrants: Estimating the Impacts of Possible Executive Actions." For information about speakers and registration see here.


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