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    Article: New Report Explains How U.S. Reached Record-Breaking Removals By Mark Noferi

    Blogging: Supremes Bar Up To 600,000 Likely Immigration Supporters From Voting By Roger Algase

    News: DOL Alert that H-1B Legacy Records No Longer Available

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    Focus: J-1 Clinical Waivers for Physicians
    The second session of the ILW.com seminar series, "Physician Immigration For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, October 23rd. The Discussion Leader will be Jan Pederson, and other speakers for this series include Bob Aronson, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Minear, Brian Schmitt, Greg Siskind, Barry Walker. The curriculum is as follows:

    • Interested Government Agency Waivers
      • Worsening shortage of waiver slots requires strategy change
      • Conrad State 30
      • Delta Regional Authority
      • Appalachian Regional Commission
      • HHS (Clinical and Research
      • VA
      • Northern Border Regional Commission (expected soon)
    • Timing Issues: Can we put all the pieces together by July 1 and strategies if a piece is missing by July 1?
    • How many waivers can you have pending at one time?
    • Is the $250,000.00 liquidated damage clause (required for ARC, DRA and some State) enforceable?
    • What if the federal or state IGA waiver job goes south?

    The registration deadline for this session is October 21st at 11:59 pm. Miss the first session? Don't worry - we'll send you a recording of it! For additional information including detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see:
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Long Island City, NY - Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad seeks an Immigration Attorney with 2 to 3 years of experience and admitted in the New York court. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including but not limited to Employment based cases, Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, paid-time-off and CLE expenses. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Birmingham, AL - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a business immigration paralegal. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Spanish, German, Portuguese or other foreign language fluency preferred, but not required. Some responsibilities include: assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of client cases and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing petition filings to submit to various government agencies; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. All applicants should have strong analytical ability; an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Equal opportunity employer. Apply here.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Chicago, IL, Sidley Austin LLP. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1). Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work closely with our clients' and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance. Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees. Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample must be submitted with resume; Minimum of 4 years of experience with the corporate immigration process. Preferred : Paralegal Certificate; Proficient in LawLogix. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. To apply: staffcareers@sidley.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Responsibilities: Review and prepare nonimmigrant petitions and applications, including H-1B, H-3, L-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, and TN visas; Prepare immigrant petitions, including extraordinary ability, multinational manager/executive and National Interest Waivers; Review and prepare family-based immigrant petitions and attend hearing at USCIS; Review and prepare Naturalization applications and attend Naturalization interviews at USCIS; Assist clients and dependents with nonimmigrant and immigrant consular processing; Maintain PERM Audit Files, including advertising coordination and preparation of ETA9089 applications; Responsible for Tracker data input and maintaining notifications for expiration and eligibility dates. Required Skills: Possesses an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Detail-oriented, efficient and reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive "can do" attitude; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Qualifications: 3+ years of experience handling business immigration matters; Experience working with Immigration Tracker Software preferred; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, this position offers a full benefits package including health, 401K, long-term disability, life insurance and paid vacation. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: recruiting@tarterkrinsky.com. Please indicate "Immigration Paralegal" in the subject field.

    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
    October 22, 2014, 2 - 2:45pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a teleconference to discuss the implementation of a limited Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program. Under this program, certain Haitians in Haiti who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions may be considered for parole to come to the United States up to two years before their immigrant visa priority dates become current. For more information see here.


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