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  • Apr 14 - The May 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

    Comment: The May 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!
    Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

    ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: AAO Holds That Agent, Representative or Liaison Office Doing Business by Only Providing Continuous Flow of Goods and/or Services for Related Foreign Company Can Still Qualify Beneficiary for Permanent Residence as EB-1C Multinational Executive/Manager. By Alan Lee, Esq.

    Article: China EB-5 Quota Retrogression Announced. By Karuna Chandani-Simbeck

    Article: A Cowardly Way To Conduct A Vote. By Michael Owens

    Blogging: VISA BULLETIN- PHILIPPINES EB-3 RETROGRESSED TO 2007: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: Attorney General Vacates Matter of Silva-Trevino. By Matthew Kolken

    News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for May 2015

    News: USCIS Alert that H-1B Cap Premium Processing Will Begin April 27

    Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Price Reduced
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    The book outline is as follows:

    • Introduction
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    • J-1 Waiver Strategy And Practice For Physicians
    • H-1B Temporary Worker Considerations And Strategy For Physicians
    • Assessing All Possibilities: Other Nonimmigrant Visa Options For Physicians
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    • Compliance Considerations
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    Headline: US judge: Immigration courts must consider non-cash bond Click here
    Headline: U.S. Has Record Number Of Applications For Tech Visas Click here
    Headline: Playing Political Games with Immigrants' Lives Click here
    Headline: The Rubio record: From tea party hero to immigration reformer and beyond Click here
    Headline: Immigration Influx To Exceed Population Of Seven Top US Cities Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    San Jose, CA or Austin, TX. Graham Adair (www.grahamadair.com) is seeking to fill an opening for an attorney with 5+ years of experience. This role is available at the firm's location in either San Jose, California or Austin, Texas. It requires broad knowledge of employment-based immigration matters. You will work with a team of paralegals and have direct contact with employees, managers, and other professionals. Competitive salary and benefits to the right candidate. Email resume and a letter of interest to info@grahamadair.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Business Immigration Paralegal Clerk - Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Houston, TX location for a paralegal clerk to work in the Business Immigration and Compliance practice group. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1-3 years administrative/paralegal experience supporting multiple people in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Prior immigration experience and/or law firm experience is desired. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, prioritize their workload and work well under pressure. Ability to meet strict deadlines is essential. Excellent interpersonal, computer, written and verbal communication skills are a must. Proficiency with MS Office suite is required. Responsibilities include: maintaining client files, drafting letters and forms, data entry, updating information and uploading documents into an immigration case management system, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, entering time, preparing client intakes, answering phones, maintaining calendars, coordinating meetings and travel, and preparing expense reports. This is a hybrid position which consists of non-billable admin duties as well as billable junior paralegal duties. Flexibility to work overtime is a must. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement via email to Yolanda Ramirez at ramirezy@gtlaw.com. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto or Calgary, Canada. PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP is an immigration law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Canada that provides strategic advice in all aspects of Canadian, U.S. and global immigration. PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP is part of PwC's global immigration network with over 1000 people in 128 countries. The Opportunity: US Lawyer, Immigration. Managing the provision of legal services for 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. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and 3 years of U.S. corporate immigration experience. Education, Professional Development & Work Experience: Law Degree; US Bar; 3+ years of US business immigration experience, with a focus on B-1, H-1B, L-1, TN, immigrant petitions and PERM filings; Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential, including the ability to relate to people at all levels; Ability to demonstrate analytical and complex problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment; Exceptional client care. Please apply through our website at www.pwc.com/ca/careers.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    California. EB-5 Manager. Central California Construction and Property Development company with an approved EB-5 Regional Center seeks an experienced manager to run the regional center. Manager will be required to design and develop new projects with EB-5 and other funding. Knowledge and success with EB-5 funding in development is essential. Immediate opening. Salary based on experience. Apply to: career559@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    New York, NY. Boutique immigration law firm in lower Manhattan with over 30 years of experience is seeking an immigration attorney. Minimum 3 years' experience in immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H,F,E,O and P visas; I-601 and I-601a waivers. Represent clients in Immigration Court and before USCIS. Knowledge of PERM, LCA and Prevailing Wage Requests. Fluency in Spanish preferred nut not a necessity. Send resume to jne98@aol.com.

    Foreign Credential Evaluations
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    E3 Investment Group
    E3 Investment Group structures offerings that allow foreign investors the opportunity to receive green cards under the U.S. Government's EB-5 program. They have a unique expertise in creating opportunities that do not involve regional centers, but offer all of the benefits of a scaled organization without the negatives. They call this Scalable-Direct. In essence, they are the Non-Regional Center. See a two minute video that describes how it works: http://e3investmentgroup.com/the-non-regional-center. If you would like to learn more, kindly email or feel free to call us directly. Matt Gordon, Attorney at Law, CEO, E3 Investment Group, The Non-Regional Center, Email: matt.gordon@E3investmentgroup.com; Cell: 646-402-5000; Website: http://www.E3investmentgroup.com

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