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  • Dec 8 - Why the Lawsuit is a Waste of Time and Money

    Comment: Why the Lawsuit is a Waste of Time and Money
    Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. See an article about the lawsuit against the immigration accountability executive action; news items about DOS statistics on visas issued for FY2014, DHS OIG report on unresolved recommendations and updated EB-5 processing times from USCIS. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Justice, Justice Shall Thou Pursue: Why The Lawsuit Against The Immigration Accountability Executive Actions Is a Waste Of Time And Money. By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

    Blogging: US Workers Sue To Eliminate OPT By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: Answering Direct Questions By Matt Gordon

    Blogging: Additional Data needed from VWP entrants By Rohit Turkhud

    Blogging: Republican Suicide Watch By Greg Siskind

    News: DOS Statistics on Visas Issued for FY2014 by Issuing Office

    News: DOS Statistics on Immigrant Visas Issued for FY2014

    News: DHS OIG Report on Unresolved Recommendations as of 9/30/14

    News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (12/5/14)

    Focus: Hot Topics in OSC Investigations
    The second session of the ILW.com seminar series, "I-9 & E-Verify for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, December 11th. The Discussion Leaders will be Cynthia Lange, and other speakers for this series include Dan Brown, Ira Burkemper, Larry Finder, Carl Hampe, Sarah Kelling, Kathy Lotspeich, Patrick Shen, and Jennifer Sultan. The curriculum is as follows:

    • What are the rights does INA Section 274B protect?
    • What actions does OSC consider to be "discriminatory"?
    • How does OSC initiate an investigation?
    • What rights to employers have?
    • What are the common pitfalls employers must avoid?
    • What are the common defenses employers can assert?

    The registration deadline for this session is December 9th 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:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201414.shtm
    Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201414.pdf

    Headline: Immigration Threatens Republicans From Within Click here
    Headline: Americans To Be Charged To Enter Mexico, Retaliation For U.S. Immigration Laws? Click here
    Headline: Will Immigration Plan's Launch Repeat Obamacare's Mistakes? Click here
    Headline: Reuters exclusive: Republicans prepare 2015 immigration legislation Click here
    Headline: What does executive order mean for immigrants' state benefits? Click here
    Headline: Obama's Immigration Plan Is a Game Changer for Undocumented Construction Workers Click here
    Headline: Republican Suicide Watch By Greg Siskind Click here

    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.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    December 11, 2014, 3:30pm - 4pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold the first session of a webinar "E-Verify for Executives." This webinar, tailored to decision makers, will address high-level questions and will: Teach you the facts about E-Verify; Clarify common misconceptions; Discuss the benefits of using E-Verify; Explain employer responsibilities and the enrollment process; Demonstrate the latest enhancements that make E-Verify even easier to use. See here for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

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