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  • April 12 - The May 2016 Visa Bulletin is Out!

    Comment: The May 2016 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: Preemption of Arizona Driver's License Policy Provides Another Basis for Supreme Court to Uphold President's Deferred Action Programs. By Cyrus Mehta

    Article: University of Northern New Jersey - Fake University with real students and real people. By Shah Peerally

    Article: No Cuban-Americans on Carnival Cruises to Cuba: An Immigration/Discrimination Lawyer's Insight. By Bruce A. Coane

    Blogging: Petition Asks Reps Zoe Lofgren and Luis Gutierrez to Help Stop Another Deportation. By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap. By Bruce Buchanan

    Blogging: Must Asylum Lawyers Advise Our Clients to Enter the US "Illegally" Through Mexico?. By Jason Dzubow

    News: USCIS Reminder: Updated Edition of Form I-140 Posted

    News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for May 2016

    Focus: Guangzhou - Immigration Abroad Agent Congress
    The 5th Annual Immigration Abroad Agent Congress (IAAC) is taking place in Guangzhou, China from April 27th to April 29th at the Hilton Hotel. Over the course of these three days, 500+ attendees will be present to network and exhibit. You are cordially invited to attend as either a Delegate or a Sponsor:

    Delegates Package includes: Registration fee, summit materials, conference abstract, lunch, and tea break

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    A well-regarded mid-sized immigration boutique is seeking a Senior Associate for NIV processing with an excellent substantive and technical grasp of the NIV process based on 3+ years of experience doing NIV cases including H-1s, L-1s, New Office L-1s, and Entrepreneur H1Bs. Candidate must be able to handle a high-volume workload, fast-paced office environment, and must have the ability to think creatively to find legal solutions to client problems while remaining within the general case processing approach of the law firm. Attractive compensation package provided. To begin the interview process, please send your resume to seniorassociateresumes@gmail.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading international law firms is seeking a Senior Immigration Case Manager supporting the Labor & Employment-Immigration practice group resident in our Washington DC office. 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. Responsibilities: Provide client management and support with a wide variety of immigration matters; Case management aptitude and skill, the ability to assess and meet the needs of attorneys; Provide high level client support; Experience. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required; 5 years of relevant Case Management experience specifically in business Immigration Law; 10 years of total paralegal experience, preferably in a law firm or corporate law department setting; Result-oriented, works well under pressure, and can prioritize and balance competing demands; Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and computer skills; Advanced bilingual fluency in Japanese is a plus but not required. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply go to https://www.morganlewis.com/careers. Select "PROSPECTIVE STAFF MEMBER" and click "GO". Then click "Search openings". In the field "Auto req ID" enter "765BR" and click Search.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a full-time paralegal to assist with their immigration practice in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Duties include drafting government forms, letters, conducting research, maintaining files, case management, preparing and maintaining reports and communicating with clients. General knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and ability to research and address process and protocols for filing petitions and applications with the appropriate centers. You will also be assisting with Form I-9 and E-Verify worksite auditing; and other business immigration issues. Prior experience in immigration is preferred. Candidate must have the ability to multi-task, pay close attention to detail, and have strong writing and organizational skills. Polsinelli PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please apply here.

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    Letters of the Week:

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    April 13, 2016, 10am (Eastern), Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing (rescheduled from March 2) on "The Distortion of EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas: Time to End the Abuse." Presiding: Chairman Grassley, Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226. For more information and list of witnesses see here.


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