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  • April 18 - Chief Justice Roberts and United States v. Texas

    Comment: Chief Justice Roberts and United States v. Texas
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on Chief Justice Roberts' possible position in United States v. Texas. Also find blogs on President Obama's deportation policy and a GAO report on F-1 STEM OPT Final Rule.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Chief Justice Roberts to Side With Justices Who Say that Texas Lacks Standing in United States v. Texas? By Kevin R. Johnson

    Article: SEC Alleges Jay Peak Owners Engaged in Massive Fraud of EB-5 Investors. By Omar Hakim, Esq.

    Article: EB2 - Know if Your Client's Education Works Before You File. By Sheila Danzig

    Bloggings By Matthew Kolken: Is Obama Fraudulently Deporting Children... Again?   Obama's Immigration Legacy: WWII-Style Deportation Interment Camps.

    News: USCIS Message - Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants From El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

    News: GAO Report on DHS Final Rule Regarding F-1 STEM OPT

    Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2015-2016 Edition
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, coming soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

    Chapter 1: Argentina
    Chapter 2: Armenia
    Chapter 3: Australia
    Chapter 4: Brazil
    Chapter 5: Canada
    Chapter 6: China
    Chapter 7: Colombia
    Chapter 8: France
    Chapter 9: Germany
    Chapter 10: Haiti
    Chapter 11: India
    Chapter 12: Jamaica
    Chapter 13: Nigeria
    Chapter 14: Philippines
    Chapter 15: Taiwan
    Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
    Chapter 17: United Kingdom
    Chapter 18: Vietnam

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice;
    Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
    Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
    Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
    Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
    Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
    Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
    Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
    Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
    Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
    Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
    Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
    Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment


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    Headline: Immigration prompts role reversal at Supreme Court - POLITICO Click here
    Headline: Hillary Clinton promotes community libraries as crucial link to immigrants Click here
    Headline: Immigrants are waiting years for asylum - behind bars - LA Times Click here
    Headline: 'The right to be treated as human beings': Immigrants hold vigil at Supreme Court - The Washington Post Click here
    Headline: Focus on Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. as Supreme Court hears immigration challenge Click here
    Headline: Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Immigrant Deportation Policy - Live Blog - Washington Wire - WSJ Click here
    Headline: EB-5 Regional Centers NY - U.S. Immigration Fund Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY. Immigration firm seeks an experienced full-time paralegal to assist the managing attorney in the preparation and submission of O and P visa petitions for musical artists and entertainers. Qualified candidates must: prepare all immigration forms as required; perform research in order to draft letters of support and respond to requests for additional evidence; assemble petitions for submission to immigration; manage the caseload and provide status updates. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; at least two years of experience in employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions; strong writing and communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to multi-task and effectively manage time. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to genie@karavolaslaw.com For more information about the firm, please visit: www.karavolaslaw.com

    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.

    Paralegal Services
    Based in Oradell, NJ (NYC Metro Area), Faveo Paralegals provide cost-effective, per-case, flat-fee, immigration paralegal services to attorneys across the United States. Faveo Paralegals' clients include sole practitioners, mid and large size law firms, and legal departments of Fortune 500 Companies. Our paralegals previously worked for large international law firms and in-house departments of Fortune 500 Companies. References are available upon request. For a cost-effective, flat, per-case fee, Faveo Paralegals can fully, professionally and competently prepare for attorney's review wide range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including: H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A/B, E-1/2, I-1, K-1/K-3, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN, U, PERM, I-140 Eb-1, Eb-2, Eb-3, Eb-5, NIW, I-601 Waivers, Responses to RFEs, & Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications. Please visit us on the web at: www.visaparalegal.com Contact E-mail: info@visaparalegal.com Contact Tel: 201-256-3767 x 1. To view Faveo Paralegals video presentation on YouTube go to: Faveo Paralegals Presentation. Important Notice: Please note that we only provide services to attorneys licensed to practice law in the United States. Faveo Paralegals cannot provide paralegal services to general public.

    Letters of the Week:

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    April 25, 2016, 1 - 2:30pm (Eastern), Washington, DC. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a listening session to provide feedback on potential EB-5 regulatory and other policy changes. In preparation for this listening session, USCIS will distribute a list of topics to get your input on. USCIS will share this list of topics within the coming days. Attendance in person at USCIS Headquarters, in Washington, DC, or by teleconference. For more information and registration instructions see here.

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