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  • Oct 29 - How Long Can We Compete?

    Comment: How Long Can We Compete? -
    In Business Week, Charles Kenny makes the case for comprehensive immigration reform as a mechanism to keep America relevant in the global economy and ameliorate the issues caused by our population's changing demographic profile. Essentially, the US is facing a perfect storm of factors that suggest we desperately need to make significant changes to the way we view immigration - it will become increasingly necessary to remain anywhere near competitive in the coming years. The author notes three factors where US immigration policy is in dramatic need of reform: as high-tech opportunities elsewhere increase, the most skilled immigrants looks elsewhere and our complex system and rigid caps make us less desirable; our aging population needs care and, more importantly, more workers paying into the social safety nets that provide vital care for the elderly; and, state-level crackdowns on undocumented workers - which, as we mentioned last week, present a disproportionate amount of difficulty to smaller businesses - are already harming the farming industry and this trend is beginning to spread to other industries, like construction. Mr. Kenny notes certain industries, like nursing, which have boomed due in part to friendlier, more sensible immigration policy before he examines the evolving demographics of our population, which is aging quickly as the national birth rate slows. The author looks at how immigration policy has helped or harmed our historical competitor economies, like those in the U.K. and Canada. His ultimate conclusions are ultimately somewhat radical, though in light of the shifting demographics and the actions of our competitors, his suggestions may prove to be very necessary. Mr. Kenny advocates complete removal of the H-1B cap; expanding the EB-5 program for foreign investment in American ventures and, more importantly, making obtaining green cards through it more accessible than seems to be the case today; easing restrictions on foreign-born students; expanding the diversity visa lottery and availability of H-2 visa to spur lower-skilled immigration; and, making residency visas available to those who purchase homes for more than half a million dollars. You can continue reading the full article here. Are Mr. Kenny's proposals too over-the-top? Or are his suggestions in line with the types of steps we need to take to remain competitive at all levels of the changing global economy? Share your thoughts with us at editor@ilw.com.

    Article: I-9 Myths and Truths About Asylees and Refugees by Ann Cun

    News: USCIS Announces More Than 30 Field Office Closings Due To Hurricane Sandy

    News: USCIS Advises Phone Operations Are Being Impacted By Hurricane Sandy

    News: DHS Releases Information On How To File Complaints Against Its Agencies, Including USCIS And ICE

    Today's Obama's Childhood Arrivals Promise Graph

    Focus: EB-5 and Business Immigrants In Removal Proceedings
    Tuesday, October 30 is the deadline for the Thursday, November 1 phone session of "Removal Practice: Cutting Edge Strategies and Developments for 2012 " with Lory Rosenberg, Lisa Brodyaga, Jeff Joseph, Michelle Mendez, Isaac Wheeler and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    • Conditional LPR status and avenues of review
    • Past or present criminal convictions
    • Compliance, fraud and false claims
    Tuesday, October 30 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201210.shtm.
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201210.pdf.


    Headline: Info Demanded on Georgia #Immigration Regime see here
    Headline: Loebsack, Archer similar on #immigration see here
    Headline: RT @immilaw: Letters: Chief Beck and immigration law - Los Angeles Times see here
    Headline: Hugo Balta: Human Beings Are Not Illegal see here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Nashville, TN - Immigration Law Office is seeking a Case Manager. The ideal candidate must be fluent in Spanish, able to problem-solve and patient with people from other cultures. This is a full time position. Salary DOE plus vacation time, other paid benefits. Email CV/Resume, cover letter to Sean@MusicCityVisa.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Multiple Locations - The Atlanta & Boston Offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking staff attorneys for the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Ideal candidates should have 2+ years of immigration experience with case review and analysis, client management, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including PERM processing, overseeing paralegals in case preparation, and serving as the primary contact to numerous prominent business clients. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online in the career section of our website by clicking here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Multiple Locations - The Atlanta & Boston Offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking junior and senior paralegals for the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Junior Immigration Paralegal candidates must possess a Bachelorís degree and a strong desire to learn the fundamentals of immigration law (in practice and theory). Senior paralegal candidates must possess a Bachelorís degree and 4+ years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Paralegals will participate in all aspects of the firmís national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous prominent business clients. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online in the career section of our website by clicking here

    Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegal
    Toronto, Canada - Egan LLP is seeking a senior business immigration paralegal to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients. The ideal candidate must have 5+ years of US business immigration experience, be highly organized, have strong attention to details, the ability to communicate effectively and work in a high paced environment with quick turnaround times; must have strong client management skills and experience managing or in assisting in managing client immigration programs. For more information, please visit EY Careers Website or contact Kristel Jang via email

    Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, Canada - Egan LLP is seeking an Associate Attorney to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients. The ideal candidate must have JD along with admission to any US State Bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H-1, L-1, NIV and PERM filings. Must have experience in providing advisory services, excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit EY Careers Website or contact Lisa Chow via email

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