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  • November 10 - The December 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

    Comment: The December 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!
    Please find the latest Department of State Priority Dates from the latest Visa Bulletin on our Processing Times page. On that page, you can also find Department of Labor Processing Times, CBP Border Wait Times, USCIS Service Center Processing Times, USCIS District Office Processing Times and Department of State Visa Wait Times for various countries. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

    On the Processing Times pages you will also find three different ways of estimating Green Card waiting times. Give them a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Liability Associated with EB-5 Marketing Materials. By Robert Cornish, John Tishler, John Leo and Kurt Reuss (Moderator)

    Article: GOING ON RECORD WITHOUT NECESSARY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE IS LIKE ASSERTING KEY CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT A PROPER FOUNDATION OR EXPLANATION. By Joseph P. Whalen

    Article: How to Avoid the RFE or Denial on the EB2 Petition. By Sheila Danzig

    Blogging: Hillary Clinton STILL Dehumanizing the Undocumented Population. By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: Time to End Per Country Limits. By Greg Siskind

    News: USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for I Visas (Media Representatives)

    News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for December 2015

    News: DOS Final Rule on Interview Waiver Authority

    Focus: The EB-5 Summit, New York, NY - Early Bird Registration Deadline
    The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on December 18th in New York, NY. The speakers include Parisa Karaahmet (Discussion Leader), Chad Ellsworth, Enrique Gonzalez, Matt Gordon, Dawn Lurie, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 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
    • -526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
    • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
    • Funds Administration
    • The Non-Regional Center Concept
    • Security Issues in EB-5
    • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters

    For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see: Online
    For the fax form, see here.
    Don't delay, act today - The Early Bird Registration Deadline is November 17th. Sign up today and save $100!

    Headline: Data Visualizations: U.S. Immigration Click here
    Headline: Immigrants caught at border believe free benefits await in US Click here
    Headline: Justice Department to take #immigration lawsuit to U.S. Supreme Court Click here
    Headline: Hunger strikes spread in immigrant jails in US Southwest Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY. Seek experienced law clerk for small but established Midtown employment-based immigration firm. Detailed-oriented, trustworthy & possess excellent writing skills in English. The position includes opportunities for career advancement and training. Starts immediately with flexible hours. EB1, EB2, EB5, E2, O, H1B, PERM experience strongly preferred. compensation: $12 - $20 per hour. employment type: contract. telecommuting okay. Please email resume with writing sample and 2 references to tlin@tlalaw.nyc. Thank you!

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, Canada. KPMG Law Immigration is seeking engaged, talented and collaborative US Lawyers who are looking to make a difference. Associate Lawyers are responsible for advising clients and employees in obtaining business visitor visas, work permits and any other US immigration needs in a timely and efficient manner. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients, including HR representatives, senior-level personnel and internal team members. Specifically, we are seeking a Attorneys capable of Managing NIV and IV caseload including TN, H-1B, L-1, PERM, J-1 among other applications. The Attorneys will also serve as one of the point of contacts for the client/employee, manage client relationships and address any issues of quality, time standards and communication and will be responsible for training immigration administrator/support staff which is a direct report; Skills & Qualifications: Law degree from an American law school along with admission to any US state bar. High volume Business Immigration law experience mandatory, knowledge of immigration practices and procedures. Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment. To learn more about pursuing this opportunity, go to Job Search, click "Search openings," then enter Job Function: Tax, Location: ON-Toronto, and click "Search." There you'll see the position "Associate Lawyer, KPMG Law US Immigration."

    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.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    November 18, 2015, 2 - 3:30pm (Eastern). USCIS will hold a webinar on T and U visas and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), immigration relief for victims for human trafficking, domestic violence and other serious crimes. This webinar is intended for community-based organizations, social service agencies and advocates. Representatives will provide an overview of T and U visa eligibility requirements, Law enforcement certification, VAWA eligibility requirements. For more information and registration instructions see here.


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