Comment: Various Items

Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. Read articles about SEC & EB-5 and H-1B petitions; a blog posting on Asylum; an SEC press release on an EB-5 case settlement, and a USCIS letter on I-601A denials. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.







Article: A Win for the SEC is a Win for the EB-5 Program By Matt Gordon



Article: H-1B Petitions For 2014 and What You Should Know - Part 4 By Alan Lee, Esq.



Blogging: Why Has the Asylum Office Skipped My Case? Part 2: Solutions By Jason Dzubow



News: SEC Press Release on Chicago Case Settlement



News: USCIS Reopens I-601A Denials Based on Reason to Believe








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 $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $199. The current edition can be purchased here for $199.


The editor of the current 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








Headline: Video: Obama’s immigration plan Click here

Headline: GOP Latino Outreach Skirts Immigration, Focuses on Education, Economy and Healthcare Click here

Headline: Why more skilled immigration would be good for American workers, too Click here

Headline: Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security March 19, 2014 Click here

Headline: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Leads GOP on Immigration Reform Click here









Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Boynton Beach, FL - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney with Min. 2 Years Immigration Law Experience Bilingual Required, Spanish Preferred. Must have exceptional legal research & writing skills. Competitive salary DOE. Please email resume, writing sample, and list of references to richardhujber@yahoo.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Boynton Beach, FL - Immigration Law Firm is seeking experienced Immigration Paralegal/Assistant: Min 2 years experience. Bilingual required - Spanish preferred. Do not respond or apply to this posting unless you possess at least 2 years immigration law experience and are not bilingual. Experience in family-based, employment based adjustment of status, asylum, deportation defense, non-immigrant visas, labor certifications and all aspects of immigration law. Only qualified candidates meeting this requirements will be contacted. Must be very organized and detail oriented office worker with strong computer skills. Send resume, references, writing/work sample by e-mail to richardhujber@yahoo.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Long Island City, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Associate Immigration Attorney. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including, but not limited to, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, TPS, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage his/her own caseload. Please send resume and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals

Washington, DC - Immigration group with Polsinelli, a national
AMLAW 100 firm is seeking paralegals in its DC office. Duties include assisting in Form I-9 audits; working in proprietary worksite database; managing large volume of clients; tracking status of filings and documentation needed in case management system; assisting Partners with legal research; assembling and organizing filings with the government; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining electronic file copies. Ideal candidate will have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and manager deadlines is also critical. BS or BA degree and Paralegal Certificate required. Immigration compliance a plus, but will train. Salary commensurate to experience. Please send
resumes to Heather Haynes at
hhaynes@polsinelli.com



Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

Law Firm is seeking a 3L with knowledge of immigration law and immigration issues to write content pages for the firm's website. Hourly pay with possible future opportunity after graduation. Please send resume and writing sample to ALubiner@LSLawyers.com



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.




Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com



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ComingsNGoings: New Attorney

Hammond Law Group is pleased to announce that Lisa Galvan has joined the firm as a Senior Associate will practice in the area of Corporate Immigration. Lisa is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She has been practicing business immigration law for over fifteen years. Lisa has spoken and published in the areas of Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance and Worksite Enforcement investigations.www.hammondlawgroup.com.








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