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  • Dec 4 - Top Links for November 2014

    Comment: Top Links for November 2014
    We feature the top articles and news items for November 2014 below:

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    What were your favorite November 2014 articles? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: H-1B Season's Greetings: A Guide to Analyzing the H-1B Quota and Time Limitation By Youngwook ("Christian") Park and Naomi Young Kim

    Blogging: What are Some of the Common Recurring Problems in EB-5 Cases? By Lauren A. Cohen, Esq.

    Blogging: Worksite Harmony and the President's Executive Actions: It's All about Immigration Timing By Angelo Paparelli

    Blogging: ACLU Report: 83 Percent of Deportations Ordered by Immigration Officers not Judges By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: AAO Determines that Beneficiary Cannot Use Experience Gained with the Petitioner to Qualify for a Sponsored Role By Cadence Moore

    News: DOS Launches In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in Central America

    Focus: The PERM Book 3rd Edition
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new edition of The PERM Book at our discounted price of $169.

    Editor: Joel Stewart; Contributors: Christian Allen, Jonathan Amdur, Davis Bae, Robert E. Banta, Susan L. Brady, Barbara Brandes, Lorna Rogers Burgess, J. Ira Burkemper, Ramon Carrion, Blake Chisam, Susan J. Cohen, Jeffrey Devore, Victoria Donoghue, Gary Endelman, Rami Fakhoury, Jane Goldblum, Paul Hejinian, Linda Kim, Howard Kushner, Christina La Brie, David Lazaar, Katherine Lopez Ley, Edwin Litwin, Benjamin M. Lowe, Joan Matheu, Margaret McCormick, Cyrus D. Mehta, Lori S. Melton, Nancy Jo-Meritt, Matt Morse, Sherry Neal, David B.Pakula, Michael E. Piston, Edwin Rubin, Linda Rose, Lawrence Rudnick, Rebecca L. Sigmund, Jay Solomon, Timothy Spridgeon, Richard Tasoff, Rohit Turkhud, Kiran Vairale-Mumtaz, Alison Walters, Nathan A. Waxman, Mitchell L. Wexler, Leon Wildes, Sofia Zneimer

    Special Comprehensive IT Section
    by Rami Fakhoury and Matt Morse, Fakhoury Law Group

    • IT Occupations under SOC and O*Net
    • Roving Employees: Travel, 3rd Party Sites, Unanticipated Locations and Home Office
    • Diploma and Work Equivalencies
    • Alternative Requirements

    Perm Overview by Featured Authors
    • Edwin Rubin "How to Prepare a PERM Form"
    • Larry Rudnick "Responding to Audits and Requests for Reconsideration"
    • Michael Piston "Appeal Strategies: BALCA and Federal Courts"

    Special Issues in Focus:
    • Prevailing Wage Survival Kit by Linda Kim
    • Guide to Recruitment and Advertising by Rohit Turkhud
    • Alien Control: Investors, Family Ownership and PERM by Robert Banta

    Statute and Regulations
    • PERM Rule
    • Preamble to PERM Rule (December, 2004)
    • PERM Forms (Current) & Instructions
    • PERM Forms (Proposed)

    Agency Interpretations
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • PERM Stakeholder Meeting Reports
    • General Administration Letters
    • Foreign Labor Certification Memoranda
    • Prevailing Wage Memoranda

    Roadmaps and Checklists
    • Overview of PERM Cases
    • Overall PERM Flow Chart
    • Employer Checklist
    • Alien Checklist
    • Job Offer Checklist
    • Attorney/Agent Checklist
    • Prevailing Wage Checklist
    • Minimum Requirements Checklist
    • Recruitment and Advertising
    • Special Requirements

    Sample Cases
    • Approved Perm Applications
    • Approved Prevailing Wage Requests
    • Requests for Reconsideration

    State Workforce Agencies:
    By Kiran Vairale
    • Contacts and Addresses
    • How to Place 30 Day Job Orders
    • How to Document Results of Recruitment

    For additional information, including author biographies and purchase information, please see:
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    Headline: House Republicans Ready Plan to Avoid a Government Shutdown Click here
    Headline: Genial Force Behind Bitter Opposition to Immigration Overhaul Click here
    Headline: Republicans prolong their immigration agony Click here
    Headline: White House, Democrats teaming up on Immigration Strike Team Click here
    Headline: John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks Click here
    Headline: 17 States Suing on Immigration Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking immigration paralegal fluent in Spanish. Experience: 1-2 year experience preferred. Prepare and assemble immigration packages to be submitted to USCIS for NIV and IV processes. Experienced with H-1B, L-1s, O-1 visas, I-360 Petitions and EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 I-140 Petitions. I-130 Alien Relative Petitions, I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, I-360 Violence Against woman, I-765, Employment Authorization, Knowledge of DACA , Knowledge of LawLogix. Qualifications: College Degree Strongly Preferred; Fluent in Spanish; Dream Act Knowledge; One Year Experience Preferred; Excellent Writing and Communication Skills; Proofing and reviewing applications and legal forms; Ability to work independently or with supervision; Ability to work well with Supervising Attorney. Punctual and Attendance is a must. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto and Calgary, CA - Egan LLP is currently seeking a Senior Attorney to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Recognized as the #2 World's Most Attractive Employer and one of Canada's top employers, EY and Egan LLP continually strive to be a great place to work. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, owning managing a base of clients and as well as managing attorneys, paralegals and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, five or more years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings. EB-5 experience is a plus. To apply, please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com.

    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.

    DNA Testing
    With over a decade of experience and access to over 5000 collection centers nationwide, DNA Lab Center is one of the leaders in the DNA testing industry. All DNA Tests performed are accredited by the A.A.B.B. (the American Association of Blood Banks) and within the guidelines set forth by the DHS. Our reports are accepted by the Consular Section at the embassy, the U.S.C.I.S., and American Citizen Services offices. Every sample collection performed follows a strict chain-of-custody allowing the results to be notarized and court admissible. Using the most advanced technology in the industry, DNA Lab Center is able to reach 99.9 % accuracy on each test we perform. DNA Lab Center will coordinate shipping the DNA collection kit(s) to the embassy requesting the test and will also provide all contact information to embassy personnel for scheduling the beneficiary's appointment. You can be confident your clients will receive the utmost care, consideration, and confidentiality throughout this process. English, Spanish, French and Hebrew spoken. Contact: 866-940-4DNA, 866-720-3550, 718-940-4DNA, info@dnalabcenter.com Website: http://www.dnalabcenter.com.

    Certified Translation Services
    Are you looking for certified translations for immigration purposes? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS), a corporate member of the American Translators Association, provides certified translations in over 100 languages. Since we primarily cater to law firms and universities, AETS' linguists, all of whom either have Master's degrees or more than five years of translation experience, are experts in the field of immigration-related translations. Why entrust anyone else with such important documents? Contact AETS today for a FREE quote. For a copy of our Application for Translation Service, please click here, call (786)276-8190,email translations@aetsinternational.com, or fax the documents to (786)524-0448 or (786)524-3300. Please note that AETS also provides Educational, Work Experience, and Position Evaluations. For more information, please visit the website here or our Foreign Credential Evaluation application here. Application.2013.pdf. You may also call us at (786)276-8190. New customers to AETS will receive a 25% on their first Educational Evaluation request, or on their first one-page translation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    Washington, DC, December 11, 2014, 9am - 12:30pm, the Hudson Institute will hold a conference on "Immigration After Executive Action: A Symposium on Reform." to discuss the many facets of immigration reform. The panel includes John Fonte, Michael Barone, Mark Krikorian, Andrew C. McCarthy, Alex Nowrasteh and George F. Will. For more information see here.


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