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    Article: Understanding the Visa Bulletin Fakeout. By Brent Renison

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    Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers San Francisco, CA - Final Deadline
    ILW.COM is proud to announce that the EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on October 30th, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Speakers include: Robert Gaffney (Discussion Leader), Peyman Attari, Robert Blanco, Matt Gordon, George Horvot, Tina Lee, Brandon Meyer, Reid Thomas, Osvaldo Torres, and Greg White. The curriculum is as follows:

    • Where does EB-5 fit in the Capital Stack
    • How does one find investors
    • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
    • Developing the I-924 Application
    • I-526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
    • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
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    • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. - Morgan Lewis is currently seeking an Immigration Paralegal for the Immigration Practice Group who will be resident in our Washington, DC office. The responsibilities include providing the highest levels of client service in the preparation of a broad range of business immigration matters (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1; -PERM, I-40, AOS). The internationally recognized immigration practice is dynamic and collegial, with excellent opportunities for professional growth, and the tools and support of one of the world\'s largest full-service law firms. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience in business immigration and an interest in pursuing business immigration as a career. The candidate should also have case management aptitude and skill, good independent judgment and analytical skills, a working knowledge and application of legal processes applied in immigration law, demonstrated organizational and technical skills, and the ability to function as part of a team. The ability to work well under pressure and prioritize and balance competing demands are a must. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. http://www.morganlewis.com/careers. Send resumes to jeid@morganlewis.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. - Immigration law firm in the Dupont Circle area seeks an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in business/family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.). Bachelors degree required. Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE. http://www.immigrationgroup.com.

    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 28, 2015, 8:30am - 5:10pm (Eastern), New York, NY. Center for Migration Studies will hold it Annual ACADEMIC & POLICY SYMPOSIUM on the topic "A Dialogue on Migration and Development and Refugee Protection." This year's meeting will focus on both scholarship and advocacy around migration and development, as well as policy developments on national and international refugee protection systems. Due to overwhelming response, registration is now at capacity. To add your name to the waiting list, visit http://goo.gl/forms/Yb9U8Xu5lL. Plan to arrive early for security check-in. Location: Fried Frank, One New York Plaza, New York, NY 10004. For more information see http://cmsny.org/2015symposium/


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