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  • Nov 28 - Job Openings

    Comment: Job Openings - The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. The recession has ended, and small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in Reston, VA and Chicago, IL. Scroll down, and start sending your applications!

    Article: Consequences of New Wait Lines for Chinese EB-5 Investors - Four More Reasons to Support Immigration Reform by Bernard P. Wolfsdorf and Minjie Xu

    Article: Consular Corner: November 2012 by Liam Schwartz

    Bloggings: To Relocate or Not to Relocate, That is the Question by Danielle Beach-Oswald

    Bloggings: Republican Victories In the November Election May Present a Big Challenge for CIR Negotiators by Roger Algase

    News: Introduction of the ACHIEVE Act in the Senate

    Focus: Physician Immigration For Experts
    Thursday, November 29 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, November 29 phone session of "J-1 Waivers" with Greg Siskind, Ingrid Brey, Kristen Harris, Elahe Najfabadi, Charles Wintersteen, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

    FIRST Phone Session on November 29 - J-1 Waivers

    • The state of play - major program changes, slot usage trends and more
    • The plight of the J-2 - challenges facing spouses and children
    • Not quite over - re-triggering 212(e); procuring second waiver approvals
    • Transferring employers before the waiver requirements are satisfied

    SECOND Phone Session on December 27 - H-1Bs

    • The Texas license rule - how it works; the beginning of a trend?
    • Cap exemption challenges for the IMG
    • Running out of time - strategies for extending the IMG's H-1B beyond six years
    • Alternatives to the H-1B

    THIRD Phone Session on January 3 - Green Cards and Legislative Developments

    • PERM versus NIW - choosing the best strategy for your client
    • Green card backlog strategies
    • STEM legislation
    • Budget cutting and IMGs - GME training slot cuts, federal J-1 waiver program eliminations
    • IMG reforms - S. 1979 and the new Congress
    Thursday, November 29 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/201213.shtm.
    Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201213.pdf.

    Headline: Should Undocumented Immigrants be named TIME's Person of the Year? Vote now Click Here
    Headline: Is immigration finally fertile ground in Washington? Click Here
    Headline: Hutchison files Immigration bill that focuses on minors Click Here
    Headline: Competing Immigration Reform Efforts Begin Click Here
    Headline: Wonkbook: Some Republicans Move Toward Immigration Reform Click Here
    Headline: The Achieve Act text is here. Introduced by Sens. Hutchison, Kyl and McCain. Click Here
    Headline: Post-Sandy Aid Inaccessible For Some Immigrants Click Here
    Headline: Obama Will Push For Immigration Reform Click Here


    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Chicago, IL - Baker & McKenzie LLP is seeking Immigration Paralegal to assist the Immigration Practice group with daily tasks associated with the practice. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the attorneys in all aspects of the processing of nonimmigrant and immigrant cases, preparing nonimmigrant and employment-based immigrant cases (H-1B; L-1A & L-1B; E-1 & E-2; TN-1; Labor Certification Applications, Permanent Residency Applications etc.) for large corporations, performing legal research, maintaining and updating docket system to ensure timely filing extensions, petitions and applications, assisting with case file management, assisting with the collection of data and documentation necessary to prepare and file of applications, and handling the daily tasks. The ideal candidate must have Bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years of employment based immigration experience including ability to examine foreign national candidate’s qualifications for non-immigrant (temporary) visas and/or permanent residency applications (I-140 or PERM applications) . Must have strong organizational skills, attention to details, excellent verbal and written skills, be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment. To apply, please see Baker & McKenzie Online Application Page

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson is seeking experienced Business Immigration Paralegals to work on challenging assignments with an emphasis on high-volume NIV and IV casework. Candidates must have 3+ years of business immigration experience involving H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, PERM, I-140, and I-485 cases. All positions involve daily client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. A four-year undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health/Dental/Vision, generous 401(k) match, paid vacation & sick leave, and continuing education/training allowance), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Salaries of Immigration Paralegals at Goel & Anderson range from $51,500 to $110,000 per year, depending on experience and other job-related factors. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com . All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

    Immigration Law Certificate
    Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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    Letters of the Week: Jean-Luc Galy, Lerio, Pieter, Nolan Rappaport

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    Teleconference – Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) – USCIS invites all interested parties to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on “Guidance on the Use of Interpreters in USCIS Domestic Interviews”. During this engagement, USCIS will outline its current guidance related to the use of interpreters and discuss anticipated policy development regarding the use of interpreters at USCIS domestic field office interviews. To Participate, please email no later than December 10, 2012 at Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov and in the subject line of your email, reference “Interpreters.” To Join the Session, please call 1-800-779-9654 Passcode: Interpreters


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