Comment: Obama Pushes Immigration

Politico reports that President Barack Obama formally endorsed a long-shot legislative gambit from House Democrats aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform as he blamed House Republicans for stalling an immigration overhaul.




"Immigration reform is the right thing to do for our economy, our security and our future," Obama said. "A vast majority of the American people agree. The only thing standing in the way is the unwillingness of Republicans in Congress to catch up with the rest of the country."


The Republican Congress has been dragging its feet on sorely needed comprehensive immigration reform to fix our nation's broken immigration system. We encourage every means to prod them into action including a threat by the administration to solve large parts of the problem through executive means. Write to us and share your thoughts at editor@ilw.com.








Article: House Immigration Reform Bill Gets Fiscal Seal of Approval from CBO by Walter Ewing



Article: Brown Around Town: What Do Immigrants Give Us?



Blogging: H-1B CAP PREMIUM PETITIONS START PROCESSING NO LATER THAN APRIL 28 By Chris Musillo



Blogging: A Child's Plea: Obama's Deportation Enforcement Has Left Scars in my Life Forever By Matthew Kolken



Blogging: Obama's Cynical "Support" for Dems' Immigration Discharge Petition. By Roger Algase



News: DOJ Publication of the Immigration Litigation Bulletin for November 2012












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Headline: WASHINGTON: Congress reacts to spate of killings by Border Patrol agents Click here

Headline: Pope talks abortion, immigration at first Obama meeting Click here

Headline: New coalition to push for tax, trade and immigration reform Click here

Headline: USCIS To Accept H-1B Cap Subject Petitions April 1 to 7; Premium Processing Tolled Until April 28, 2014 Click here

Headline: U.S. House Democrats will try to force vote on immigration reform Click here

Headline: US House Democrats Push for Unlikely Vote on Immigration Reform Click here










Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

San Jose, CA - Lipson & Pretorius LLP is seeking an experienced Immigration Paralegal. Our immigration law firm is focused primarily on business/corporate immigration and is seeking a paralegal to work full-time in our San Jose, CA office. Duties will include assisting in the preparation of all aspects of non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, communicating with clients, collecting and reviewing documents. Applicants must be confident in their writing ability and immigration knowledge so as to be able to handle cases from the first day. Non-Immigrant case types will primarily focus on E-2, O-1, H-1B, J-1, TN, and L-1 matters, while immigrant cases will include PERM processing, NIW, EB-1, and some EB-5 work. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and have 2+ years of immigration experience handling various of the above referenced case types. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes detailing the level of experience on the above case types, send your salary requirements, and send a cover letter to hendrik@lipsonpretorius.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco office of Squire Sanders (US), LLP, a global law firm with 39 offices in 19 countries, is seeking a secretary with 2+ years of experience providing legal and administrative support in employment-based immigration matters. Ideal candidate must be detail oriented and possess excellent secretarial and organizational skills. Experience with immigration tracking software is a plus. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative work environment. Please submit resume and cover letter to Joan Klaassen, Office Administrator by email to opportunities.sfr@ssd.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

Milwaukee, WI - Michael Best & Friedrich is looking for an Immigration Legal Secretary to provide support to multiple individuals within the employment group focusing on immigration laws. The Immigration Legal Secretary is responsible for working with attorneys and case managers in the preparation, filing, and monitoring of various immigration and nationality law matters. Duties will include: maintaining the database for timely filing of extensions, petitions, and applications; assist in and coordinate employment-based applications and petitions for filing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), including Consular filings; docketing upcoming filing deadlines; Reviewing documents to ensure they are in proper format and contains all necessary portions or related documents; files legal documents with proper entities. The ideal candidate will have immigration experience within a law firm, knowledge of INS Zoom or other immigration data management systems preferred; knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures of USCIS and DOL. The position offers a competitive benefit package including health, dental, vision effective the first day of employment; disability, 401(k) and retirement. Please send cover letter and resume to llangove@michaelbest.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

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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

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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