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  • June 12 - AILA 2015 Elections

    Comment: AILA 2015 Elections
    One of the free services that newspapers offer their readership is coverage of governance issues. For newspapers serving the professions in the USA, this frequently means covering not just happenings in government concerning regulation affecting readers (as distinct from readers' clients), but also covering happenings in the professional associations serving a particular profession. In the case of Immigration Daily and the immigration lawyer community, this means covering events of particular note in AILA governance. Consistent with this general tradition, we have invariably offered all candidates to competitive offices in AILA elections access to our readers - to get the word out about matters which they wish to engage the immigration bar on.

    The 2015 election season for competitive AILA offices has started. On 5/8 and 5/19 we carried campaign material from 13 out of the 16 candidates for competitive office. Please be advised that we have twice reminded (after the original invitation) each of the remaining candidates to release a statement - however, it is the candidate's choice as to how they want to run their campaign (also please bear in mind that occasionally a candidate does campaign without releasing any material). Below we post again all the campagin statements we've received.

    Statements submitted from candidates running for Secretary: Jennifer Minear, Allen Orr, Tania Silva, Matthew Udall.

    Statements submitted from candidates running for AILA Board of Governors: Sarah Z. Brown, Stephen W Manning, Jeremy McKinney, Kevin Miner, Bryon Large, Farshad Owji, Amy L. Peck, Heather L. Poole, Kenneth K. Schmitt.

    We repeatedly invited the following candidates for Board of Governors to send in their Statements: Alexis S. Axelrad, Neena Dutta and Gayle Oshrin. Should they send us their campaign statements before the elction, we will surely carry them for our readers.

    Article: A RATIONAL REPUBLICAN POSITION IN 2016. By Harry DeMell

    Article: Bill S.1501 Puts the EB-5 Program Under the SEC's Microscope - Could Cause Major Changes in the EB-5 World. By Omar Hakim, Esq

    Article: High Court Refuses to Review Ruling Striking Down Arizona Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants. By Kevin Johnson

    Blogging: NFAP Warns USCIS Not to Make Legal Immigrants Suffer as a Result of Deferred Action Program. By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: US Immigration For Registered Nurses: Free Legal Assistance. By Carl Shusterman

    News: CRS Report on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Functions and Funding

    Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Price Reduced
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    Contributors: Articles by Ana Acosta, Mary Amundson, Robert Aronson, Lisa Atkins, Therese Bart, Janice Bianco, Ingrid Brey, Brian Bruner, Elise Bruner, Jacqueline Bucar, Lisa Claypool, Kristi Crawford, Karen Dean, Alex Dgebuadze, Robert Divine, Goldie Domingue, Maria Fritzinger Elias, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly, Khorzad Mehta, Jennifer Minear, Bruce Morrison, George Newman, Elizabeth Neuwirth, Karen Pollins, Ana Pottratz Acosta, Jennell Prentice, Elizabeth Quinn, Michelle Scimecca, Suzanne Seltzer, Carl Shusterman, Greg Siskind, Rita Sostrin, Tim Skinner, Sarah Peterson Strensrud, Margaret Stock, Hamel Vyas, Tracy Wallowicz, David Ware, Nathan Waxman, Andrew Wizner and Robert Whitehill

    The book outline is as follows:

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    • H-1B Temporary Worker Considerations And Strategy For Physicians
    • Assessing All Possibilities: Other Nonimmigrant Visa Options For Physicians
    • Long Term Options: Permanent Residence And Naturalization
    • Compliance Considerations
    • Designing A Better Mousetrap: Some Thoughts On Legislative Reform

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    Headline: The Truth About Immigration Detention in the U.S. Click here
    Headline: Say it again: Congress must fix immigration Click here
    Headline: A key to America's power Click here
    Headline: U.S. to release several immigrant mothers from detention, but most remain Click here
    Headline: What Explains the Flow of Unlawful Immigration? Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY. Goldstein & Lee, P.C. with offices in New York and London is seeking a Legal Assistant/Paralegal bilingual in Japanese and English preferably with at least 2 yrs experience in U.S. Business Immigration law for a full time position in New York. Due to increased work with major Japanese companies both in Japan and in the United States, we have an immediate need for a bilingual Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The individual selected will interact with Japanese companies both overseas and in the U.S. Candidates are urged to send their CV/resume directly to Richard Goldstein at Richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com. We will be available to meet interested candidates at the AILA Conference in D.C. between June 14 and 20 or in New York. Reqs: Bachelor's degree. Fluency in Japanese and English. 2 yrs U.S. business immigration experienced preferred

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is looking for an Immigration Paralegal for its Milwaukee office with at least 1 year of experience in Corporate Immigration, including but not limited to non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) cases, naturalization filings, and immigration case management. Experience with INSZoom will be beneficial. To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has earned a reputation as a leading broad based business law firm because of our long commitment to delivering results for our clients. With approximately 230 attorneys in several offices in the Midwest, Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington, D.C., and global reach through our membership with LexMundi, we have been twice voted Best Law Firm In Wisconsin according to "Corporate Report Wisconsin", and voted the Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel Magazine 8 years running. With 82 attorneys selected to inclusion in the 2015 "Best Lawyers In America" you will join attorneys whose depth of knowledge and experience fit the needs of our clients. Michael Best & Friedrich is also a Firm focused on community involvement, and a strong commitment to Diversity and Environmental Stewardship. Click here to connect to the online application.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Chicago or Madison, IL. The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP has an opening for an immigration paralegal in our Chicago or Madison offices. Responsibilities include creating drafts, revisions, preparing detailed forms, documents, letters, exhibits, and other related materials as needed for primarily employment-based immigration processes. Ideal candidate must have 2-5 years of in-depth business immigration experience. Candidates should have specific experience with preparing PERM Labor Certifications, H-1Bs, and L-1s. Bachelor's degree required. Excellent organizational, communications (oral & written), and analytical skills required. Experience with immigration case management systems preferred. If you are interested in applying, please e-mail your resume along with salary history to: staffrecruiting@quarles.com. Equal Opportunity Employer

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Milwaukee, WI. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is looking for an Immigration Staff Attorney for its Milwaukee office with at least 1 year of experience in Corporate Immigration, including but not limited to non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) cases, naturalization filings, and immigration case management. Experience with INSZoom will be beneficial. To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcripts. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has earned a reputation as a leading broad based business law firm because of our long commitment to delivering results for our clients. With approximately 230 attorneys in several offices in the Midwest, Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington, D.C., and global reach through our membership with LexMundi, we have been twice voted Best Law Firm In Wisconsin according to "Corporate Report Wisconsin", and voted the Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel Magazine 8 years running. With 82 attorneys selected to inclusion in the 2015 "Best Lawyers In America" you will join attorneys whose depth of knowledge and experience fit the needs of our clients. Michael Best & Friedrich is also a Firm focused on community involvement, and a strong commitment to Diversity and Environmental Stewardship. Click here to connect to the online application.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Los Angeles, CA. Law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time, California attorney with at least 2 or more years of experience in the legal field. This is a good opportunity for someone who wants to learn and grow with our company. In addition to practicing immigration law, the candidate should be willing to learn and practice personal injury, business, or family law. Candidate should be familiar some of the following areas of immigration: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, EB-5, H1B, E2, L1, Removals, and more. Work Hours: Monday through Friday. To apply, please e-mail us at mwlaw28@gmail.com with your cover letter, resume, and expected salary. Thank you.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Newark, NJ. Proskauer Rose LLP seeks candidate with advanced writing skills to join our team of professionals. The position requires quality writing skills to address RFE's, O-1's, L-1B, L-1A, Es, Perms and other writing intensive case-work. The right candidate will have a BA degree and 1 to 5 years. of related experience. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package and opportunities to expand and grow your skill set. If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter to: ccates@proskauer.com.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    June 17, 2015, 1 - 2pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a stakeholder teleconference to comment on proposed revisions to Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver. USCIS officials will outline the proposed changes and explain how to submit comments. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the changes USCIS is proposing to make and USCIS officials will provide clarifications. For more information and participation instructions see here.


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