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  • October 19 - The Future Of EB-5 Regional Center Program

    Comment: The Future Of EB-5 Regional Center Program
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article about whats next for the EB-5 program; blogging on the proposed STEM Opt Rule; Also find a news item On USCIS Dates for Adjustment of Status Application.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: BUILDING THE MYTH: THE BIGOTRY OF AN IMMIGRANT 'PEDIGREE' by Stephen T. Blower, Esq.

    Article: The EB-5 Regional Center Program - Extended for Now - But What's Next? By Lauren A. Cohen Esq. et.al

    Blogging: Siskind Summary - The Proposed STEM OPT Rule. By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: The Story of The DREAM 9. By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: OSC Files Lawsuit against Nebraska Beef. By Bruce Buchanan

    Bloggings By Roger Algase: America to H-1B Worker: 'Thank You For 6 Yrs. Work. Now Go Home'; Hate Trumps Humanity: Barriers, Violence Greet Migrants In Europe.

    News: USCIS Posts Dates for Adjustment of Status Application for November 2015

    Focus: ILW.COM is pleased to announce The PERM Book 2015-16 edition.

    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.

    Book Outline is as follows:

    • 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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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - The Seltzer Firm, PLLC has an opportunity for a business immigration paralegal. Assist with H-1Bs, PERM, iCERT, and more! Work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals, draft documents to establish eligibility for immigration benefits, and provide guidance through the process. Bachelor's plus 2 yrs employment based immigration experience required. Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com. The Seltzer Firm combines high-quality legal services with personal attention and hands-on involvement. Competitive Salary & benefits.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Long Island, NY. Top Long Island immigration firm seeks highly experienced Spanish-speaking lawyer for supervisory position. Our firm has a predominantly Central American client base. We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience in Immigration Court , preferably in public-interest firm, and excellent writing skills. Attorneys admitted in New York, with SIJ experience, are preferred. Must be willing to relocate to Long Island (not New York City) to work with our four offices. Position is largely supervisory, overseeing young associates and maintaining quality control, while reporting directly to managing partner. Winning candidate will have excellent people skills, a sense of humor, and a passion for representing immigrants. Experience in consular processing and business immigration is a plus, but not necessary. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits, and great career opportunity. Please send resume and cover letter to sperlinglaw@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Columbia, SC. Ogletree Deakins' Columbia, SC office has an opportunity for a business immigration paralegal. Summary of Position: Preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s and labor certification/PERM and green card applications. Compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with clients and visa beneficiaries. Reviewing complex legal documents, compile and analyze case facts, determine and calendar deadlines. Maintains direct contact with several attorneys. Requirements: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university is required. Paralegal certification is not required, but preferred. Prior paralegal experience is preferred. Prior business immigration experience is highly preferred, but not required. Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of Docketing systems and Document Management Systems preferred. Experience with expense and billing systems a plus. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Strong time management skills with the ability to handle a high volume of casework. We are not working with outside recruiters for this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@odnss.com with "Columbia Immigration Paralegal" in the subject line.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Miami-Dade County, FL - Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Legal Assistant. Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to unaccompanied children (UC) in South Florida, is seeking Legal Assistant for its legal services program. Duties and Responsibilities include: Supporting staff attorneys with the representation of unaccompanied children pursuing different forms of immigration relief, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum, U and T Visas, and other forms of immigration relief before the Miami Immigration Court and Department of Homeland Security; Conducting client intake interviews; Supporting staff attorneys with Know Your Rights presentations for unaccompanied children in HHS/ORR custody; and Record-keeping, data entry, and assisting with reports for funder. Requirements: Undergraduate degree; Prior paralegal experience is preferred; Proficiency in English and Spanish (verbal and written); Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and Powerpoint; Reliable transportation, valid FDL, and evidence of insurability If interested please send resume and a cover letter to hr@ycoop.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line. No telephone calls please. Youth Co-Op Legal Services is an EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Miami-Dade County, FL - Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. seeks a Supervising Attorney. Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to unaccompanied children (UC) in South Florida, is seeking Supervising Attorney for its legal services program. Duties and Responsibilities include: supervising attorneys and support staff offering legal services to unaccompanied children pursuing immigration relief, including Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U and T Visas, and other claims as appropriate. Review legal work, screen cases for representation, assist with recruitment, training and mentorship. Convene weekly staff meetings, overseeing data collection, reporting to funders. Requirements: Law Degree (J.D.), licensed in the state of Florida, with experience assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in their claims for relief before the immigration court and DHS; experience working with children, especially with detained immigrant children, and experience working with survivors of abuse or other trauma is preferred. Strong public speaking skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential. Fluency in Spanish preferred. If interested please send resume and a cover letter to hr@ycoop.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line. No telephone calls please. Youth Co-Op Legal Services is an EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Miami-Dade County, FL - Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. seeks staff attorneys (17 positions).Youth Co-Op Legal Services, Inc. a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to unaccompanied children (UC) in South Florida, is seeking Staff Attorneys for its legal services program. We provide services under a sub-contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in cooperation with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Duties and Responsibilities include: Conducting legal screenings for unaccompanied children in HHS/ORR custody; Providing direct legal representation to UC previously in HHS/ORR custody; Representing unaccompanied children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum, U, and T Visas; Performing on and off-site community outreach.Requirements: Law degree; One to two years of immigration law experience (desired); Admitted to practice in Florida and be an attorney in good standing; Proficiency in MS Office; Proficiency in English and Spanish; Reliable transportation, valid FDL, and evidence of insurability. If interested please send resume and a cover letter to hr@ycoop.org. Please include your name and the position in the subject line. No telephone calls please. Youth Co-Op Legal Services is an EOE.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Atlanta, GA - Ogletree Deakins' immigration practice group employs over 53 immigration attorneys and over 95 paraprofessionals. Our Atlanta, GA office has an opportunity for a business immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include the preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s and labor certification applications. Our paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with clients and visa beneficiaries. The Immigration Paralegal will also review complex legal documents, compile and analyze case facts, determine and calendar deadlines. Requirements: Paralegal certification / Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university. Prior business immigration experience is highly preferred, but not required. Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Expertise in Lexis, WestLaw, Live Note, Concordance, Case Map, Docketing, and Document Management Systems. Experience with expense and billing systems a plus. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. We are not working with outside recruiters for this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send your resume to jobs@odnss.com with "Atlanta Immigration Paralegal" in the subject line.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    October 27, 2015, 3pm - 5pm (Pacific) . The University of California, San Diego will host a panel discussion on the European Refugee Crisis. Organizers: Frank Biess and Christina Schneider. Location: Malamud Room, Institute of the Americas, University of California, San Diego, 10111 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA. For information on speakers and registration see here. Registration ends October 25th.


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