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  • October 26 - Primer On Anti-Immigrant Forces

    Comment: Primer On Anti-Immigrant Forces
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the Anti-Immigrant Forces Determined to Hijack American Politics; Another article about the Challenges and Benefits of Hiring H1B Employees to your Start-Up Staff; Also find a GAO Report on Nonimmigrant Visas.

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

    Article: From Know-Nothings to KKK to Tanton to Trump. By Rick Swartz and Jocelyn McCalla

    Article: Challenges and Benefits of Hiring H1B Employees to Your Start-Up Staff. By Sheila Danzig

    Article: STIPULATIONS, JOINT MOTIONS, VOLUNTARY DISMISSALS, and SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS in EB-5 and RC PROGRAM. By Joseph P. Whalen

    News: GAO Report on Nonimmigrant Visas: State Has Reduced Applicant Interview Wait Times, but Sustainability of Gains Is Uncertain

    Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Price Reduced
    ILW.COM is pleased to present The Physician Immigration Book edited by Robert Aronson.
    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

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    • Introduction
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    • Starting The Immigration Process: The Art Of The Client Intake Process
    • 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
    • Long Term Options: Permanent Residence And Naturalization
    • Compliance Considerations
    • Designing A Better Mousetrap: Some Thoughts On Legislative Reform

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    Headline: Mexican Immigrant Denied Re-Entry Into U.S. Over Tattoos Click here
    Headline: Ann Coulter: Immigration Stance 'Tells You How Bright' Politicians Are Click here
    Headline: NPG Report Shows Immigration Responsible for 75% of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000 Click here
    Headline: Donald Trump for President Backlash: Marco Rubio Calls Trump Immigration Plan 'Absurd' Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Newark, NJ. Proskauer Rose, one of the nation's largest law firms, is seeking a 6 month contract Business Immigration Attorney for its growing Corporate immigration practice group in Newark, NJ. Contract position has potential to evolve into a permanent role for the right candidate. Must have 3-4 years of employment based immigration experience, working extensively with nonimmigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-1/E-2 etc.) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) visa petitions. Candidate must be an excellent writer who can prepare complex RFE responses, DOL motions, BALCA appeals, and extraordinary ability petitions for sophisticated clients in the finance, media and fashion industries. We are looking for an attorney who is equally comfortable acting independently to manage clients and heavy volume caseloads, while also willing to work within a team environment and take direction. The right candidate will possess a passion for immigration law, employ strong analytical skills, and fit in within our collegial and team-oriented environment. J.D. degree required with admission to any U.S. state bar. Prior experience managing paralegals, working with an immigration case management system, and having familiarity with billable hours are pluses. Please email your resume, cover letter, professional writing sample, and a list of references to Dorothy Veldran at dveldran@proskauer.com.

    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.

    Foreign Credential Evaluations
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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    December 11, 2015, 2:30 - 4pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a quarterly meeting for stakeholder to receive updates from the Asylum Division and ask questions. Participation in this meeting is in-person only. To Register please respond no later than Friday, Dec. 4, by emailing the Public Engagement Division at USCIS-IGAOutreach@uscis.dhs.gov. Please write "Asylum Quarterly RSVP" in the subject line and include your full name and the name of any organization you represent in the body of the message. For more information see here.


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