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  • December 14 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Comment: Instant Immigration News with Twitter
    Being part of a fast-paced generation, where time is essential and something is happening every second, can be difficult to keep up with. There's a place with millions of people where you can receive the latest events, news, have direct access to media members, public officials, attorneys, law firms, and other internet users who want to communicate with you. This place is Twitter; its users see their popularity increase with each mention and new follower. By using 140 character messages, hash tags, retweets and direct messages you'll be able to connect with potential customers, businesses, friends and reconnect with old ones. Twitter gets you on search engines, group similar tweets together and be listed among other well-known Twitter users. The newsfeed is accessible either on your mobile device or computer and the codes are available for your website. If you've ever wondered how to have access to all these benefits, then all you have to do is join Twitter and when you do, don't hesitate to follow us with one simple click to this button.

    Article: A Shared Challenge: Europe and the United States Confront Significant Flows of Unaccompanied Child Migrants. By Victoria Rietig

    Article: Completing the preparer and/or translator section of the Form I-9. By John Fay

    Blogging: Leading Republican Candidates Drop Enforcement Fig Leaf. By Greg Siskind

    News: CRS Report on Immigration: Visa Security Policies

    Focus: PERM for Experts
    We are proud to announce the newest ILW.com seminar series, "PERM for Experts." The first session will take place this Thursday, December 17. Speakers for this series include Lynn O'Brien (Discussion Leader), Ruth Clark, Pam Genise, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    FIRST Phone Session on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Prevailing Wage Best Practices: Setting up Prevailing Wage Requests, Obtaining the Prevailing Wage Determination, Courses of Action if the PWD Seems Incorrect or if changes occur to the position

    • Setting expectations with the client regarding current processing times and drafting the prevailing wage request
      • Are you suggesting the OFLC wage or alternative wage survey? Are you using private surveys? What surveys are successful?
      • Are you requesting "Computer Occupations, All Others (15-1199)?"
      • Are you drafting the request with enough specificity to ensure you will not receive an RFI? Any tips? If duties are "design and develop", are you listing what the employee is expected to design? How much specificity is required?
      • Do you provide a generic job description and duties (or list all)? Is it possible to get a generic wage determination to use for batch recruitment?
      • Travel language included on the wage request? Alternative requirements included?
    • Obtaining the Prevailing Wage Determination
      • If it was classified properly, proceed. Any further considerations?
      • If it was not classified the way that you requested/anticipated, what are the courses of action? Do you re-submit? Do you edit duties/alter requirements? Do you seek reconsideration?
    • What do you do if the requirements change after you have submitted the request, but before filing the PERM? Can you salvage the wage?

    SECOND Phone Session on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - TBD

    THIRD Phone Session on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - TBD

    For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201507.shtm
    Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201507.pdf

    Don't delay, act today. The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, December 15th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

    Headline: Secret US Policy Blocks Agents From Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says Click here
    Headline: More Mexicans Leaving US Than Are Arriving Click here
    Headline: One amazing U.S. immigrant Click here
    Headline: Immigration Reform 2016: New NYC Program Helps Undocumented Immigrants Avoid Deportation, Obtain Work Permits Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Philadelphia area, PA - solo practitioner is seeking an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Duties include, but are not limited to, gathering information from clients (both corporate and individual), entering case information into web-based case management system, preparing forms and supporting documents and filing with USCIS and other government agencies, tracking the status of filings, and following up with clients and government agencies. Thorough knowledge and experience in the areas of H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, EAD, PERM, Immigrant Visa Petitions (EB1, EB2, and EB3), and Adjustment of Status procedure required. Also essential are excellent attention to details, strong communications skills (oral and written), and ability to work independently. Please email resume and cover letter to mjnair@visaworks.com. No telephone calls please.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    January 6, 2016, 4pm - 5:30pm, Washington, DC. The Cato Institute will hold a forum on the book "The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy." Location: Hayek Auditorium , 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC. Register by noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. For details on participants and to register see here. The event will also be streamed live.

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