Comment: Books Prices Reduced

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Blogging: The Needs of the Many Do Not Outweigh the Needs of the Few or the One by Jason Dzubow

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Focus: The Consular Posts Book

ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $699, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 3rd edition when it is published (save $300!). If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $299 (save $200!). The current edition can be purchased here for $499.


The editor of the 3rd edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors 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, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:


PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS

Chapter 1: Argentina

Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford


Chapter 2: Armenia

Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter


Chapter 3: Australia

Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug


Chapter 4: Brazil

Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost


Chapter 5: Canada

Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo


Chapter 6: China

Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong

Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee

Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen


Chapter 7: Colombia

Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla


Chapter 8: France

Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce


Chapter 9: Germany

Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath

Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke


Chapter 10: Haiti

Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour


Chapter 11: India

Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel

Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani

Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones

New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani


Chapter 12: Jamaica

Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson


Chapter 13: Nigeria

Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe


Chapter 14: Philippines

Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon


Chapter 15: Taiwan

Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez


Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson


Chapter 17: United Kingdom

London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon


Chapter 18: Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis


PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE


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


PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM


Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.


For additional information, please see:

Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm

By Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf








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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

New York, NY - Downtown New York City firm is seeking a full-time, experienced, Spanish-speaking immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of immigration experience in preparing and assembling immigration packages to be submitted to USCIS for IV processes, with I-30 Alien Relative Petitions, I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status, I-360 VAWA petitions, I-765, Employment Authorization, and I-140 Employment-Based petitions. Fluency in Spanish is essential; College degree preferred. Other qualifications include excellent writing and communication skills, proofing and reviewing applications and legal forms, ability to work independently or with supervision, ability to work well with Supervising Attorney. Punctuality and reliability are a must; references and background checks are needed. To apply, please email immigrationlawnyc@gmail.com.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at 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 their diverse institutional clients. Egan LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate should have a JD along with admission to any US State Bar, a 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H-1, L-1, NIV, and PERM filings, and strong client management skills, excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa
Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

Toronto, Canada - Ernst and Young Global Immigration is seeking a Global Immigration Coordination Manager/Senior. The role of Manager Global Immigration involves day-to-day management and oversight in all aspects of global immigration client accounts. The activities will include supervising Global Coordination Staff and Seniors and can range from ensuring client accounts are being looked after to providing high level reporting on the status programs. An ideal candidate must have 3+ years of Global Immigration or related experience; a law degree would be an asset. Strong organization and project management skills and ability to deliver accurately to tight deadlines in a high-pressured and time-sensitive environment are also a plus. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: Global Immigration or contact Lisa
Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan LLP is seeking a Law Clerk (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. EGAN LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate should have an undergraduate university degree or equivalent related work experience, 5+ years of business immigration experience and must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit Ernst and Young's career website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa
Chow at Lisa.Chow@ca.ey.com



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,
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

March 6th - 10:00am - Webinar - The DHS and the DOJ Civil Rights Division are jointly presenting a free E-Verify webinar series on Employee Rights. The first took place on February 20th, the second will take place on March 6th and the third and last will take place on March 21st at 1:00pm. Join these webinars to be informed and to know your rights. All U.S. Employers are required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of everyone they hire. To register, please see: http://www.instantpresenter.com/Acco...D=EB57DB83844A (March 6th) or http://www.instantpresenter.com/Acco...D=EB57DB83844A (March 21st).










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