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href="http://blogs.ilw.com/entry.php?8050-Supreme-Court-Decision-on-CSPA-Coming-Soon">Blogging: Supreme Court Decision on CSPA Coming Soon By Carl Shusterman




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Focus: Engaging Potential EB-5 Investors Abroad

Is your Regional Center meeting its capital raising requirements?
Are you a United States Immigration attorney; and express an
interest in increasing the potential amount of 526 business? If
your answer is yes, then ILW would like to invite you to learn
more about our Overseas Direct Investor Presentations.


ILW will customize an overseas marketing event that will be
exclusive to your organization and will be tailored to generate
business relative to the EB-5 industry directly to your firm.


We have successfully planned and executed these EB-5 marketing
events in two cities in India as well as two separate events in
Dubai, thus far in 2013.


We specifically research and target select regions as well as
individuals of high net-worth status and guarantee the attendance
of qualified individuals with the appropriate financial means of
being able to participate in an EB-5 investment, furthermore,
individuals that express immediate interest in immigrating to the
United States through utility of the EB-5 program.


What We Offer:



  • Guaranteed attendance of only qualified individuals of high
    net-worth status, in specific, individuals that meet the
    necessary criteria for the EB-5 program.

  • Finely tuned filtration and scrubbing process to ensure the
    proper quality of attendees and mitigation of EB-5 broker and
    "window shopper" attendance.

  • Complete strategic planning of all logistical implementation
    related to: travel schedule, hotel accommodations, program
    itinerary, refreshments, event marketing, event advertising,
    translation services, securing of venue, presentation aid
    assistance, post event follow ups and provision of contact
    information of attendees to presenting client post event.

  • 100% exclusivity: unlike foreign "exposition" type settings,
    we only execute events for individual clients at a time in order
    to completely eliminate any instance of competition on the day of
    presentation.

  • Organic leads: we ensure to only invite brand new attendees
    for our events in order to exclusively provide our clients with
    fresh leads as opposed to recycling contacts made from past.

  • An intimate ambiance: we purposely guarantee a minimum number
    of attendees ranging between 25-30 attendees in total per event
    in order to ensure all questions are answered thoroughly and that
    direct contact is established between the presenter and potential
    investor. In addition, we ensure that each potential investor has
    an opportunity to sit down with the presenter in a private 1 on 1
    sit down in immediately after the presentation portion which
    increases transparency for the potential investor.

  • A unique opportunity for professionals that participate in
    this service to convert as many possible investors without paying
    a single cent in commission or any relative fees as typically
    witnessed in the Beijing EB-5 industry.

  • Fully ethical and SEC compliant services related solely to
    marketing which does not involve the selling or facilitation of
    security placement.

  • An extremely competitive and moderate fair and flat cost that
    covers every notion associated with this service other than the
    departure and return flight from the U.S. to the overseas
    destination.


We urge all those who are interested to obtain further
information about this service by directly contacting us. Please
be advised, our services are not limited to EB-5 business,
attorneys seeking EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 business are welcome to
contact us as we are capable of executing this precise service
without sole limitation related to EB-5.


Please contact us at 212.545.0818 or write us at webmaster@ilw.com and we ensure to respond
accordingly in no less than 24 hours after receipt of
inquiry.








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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



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Boston and DC - Senior Paralegal Positions. Seyfarth Shaw has immediate openings for Senior Paralegals in our Immigration departments in both the Boston and DC offices. These position will participate in all aspects of the firm s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor s degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at www.seyfarth.com/careers.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Boaca Raton, FL - Local law firm is seeking an experienced and qualified attorney. Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable, personable, and will have a broad range of practice areas, including business related visas, L-1, E-2, EB-5, and H-1 visas, appeals, waivers, and family petitions. Must be detail oriented and have good communication and organization skills. To start ASAP. Only local candidates need apply. Please email your resume with your phone number to usrelocserv@aol.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Professional

Irvine, CA - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, a national immigration law firm, is accepting applications from recent college graduates interested in a Legal Assistant position. We are the largest immigration firm in the United States -- and the world -- and our clients include many of the globe's largest and most dynamic employers of foreign talent. Our employees work as part of a team, under the direction of an attorney, representing employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Duties include drafting government forms, writing detailed persuasive letters, maintaining files, reviewing documents, identifying issues, and communicating with clients. The ideal candidates will be curious and intelligent and have good common sense and organizational skills. The ability to analyze issues, and write persuasive letters combining arguments and facts, is especially important.
We also value dedication, hard work, and the desire to succeed by supporting others. Bachelor's degree and writing sample required. Mandarin fluency, both written and spoken, required. Additionally Cantonese fluency, both written and spoken, strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please email your resume to: fdblreruiter@fragomen.com and reference job #IR050114LEGASST. No phone calls please.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Newark - International law firm seeks candidate with 2+ yrs of broad nonimmigrant business immigration experience. This position calls for significant PERM experience and excellent writing skills. BA degree. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please send resume to ahoughton@proskauer.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 2 - 5 years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript, and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Senior Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast -paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Senior Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a senior team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at
rmccafferty@fragomen.com,
or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Texas - The Ortiz Law Firm is looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking paralegal to handle immigration cases for its Irving office. The firm handles family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, citizenship cases, U visas, VAWAS, etc. At least 2 years of experience as an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Fluent in Spanish. Excellent customer service. Interested please send resume and a cover letter to tortiz@ortizfirm.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, the firm is seeking a Sr. Immigration Paralegal for their New York City, NY office. Fragomen offers a competitive compensation & benefit package. The Sr. Immigration Paralegal will perform challenging, substantive legal work and will work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 6+ years working experience as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of visa procedural requirements; have experience drafting RFEs'; PERM Audit responses and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM applications.
Please submit your resume here.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Iselin, NJ - Nair Law Group, APC is seeking Immigration Attorney with a
minimum of 3-4 years of experience for our Iselin, NJ office. Must have experience in H-1s, L-1s, TNs, O-1's and Employment-based green cards, including Perm, EB-1, I-140 Multinational Mgr. Must have excellent writing skills, able to manage client relationships and strong case management experience. Must be detail oriented, organized, reliable and dedicated.
Great opportunity for professional growth and experience.
Must be licensed in any state in the US. Send Resume, Writing Sample, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to nnair@nairlaw.com.





Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. corporate immigration paralegal to join the firm. This paralegal will be an integral member of a team of corporate immigration lawyers and paralegals who specialize in all aspects of Canadian, USA and global corporate immigration. Responsibilities: prepare petitions /applications for various for NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, E-1/2, TN, O-1, L, J); I-140 (EB-1,EB-2, incl. national interest waiver); I-485,incl. consular processing; fiance/fiancee petitions; applications for employment authorization document; travel document; replacement I-94; I-90; I-751; naturalization; change/extension of status, including B2; PERM; Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (I-130); Appeal (I-140); Prepare response to requests for evidence; research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates; manage various administrative duties including: maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence; contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews; assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices. Skills: The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to perform multiple tasks in an upbeat and sophisticated legal environment that serves the interests of some of the World's largest corporations; and 3+ years of corporate US immigration law experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. 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, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.



Foreign Credential Evaluations

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

May 14, 2014, 4PM EDT - Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on State-Level Initiatives to Address Brain Waste Among Highly Educated Immigrants and Refugees: Special Focus on Nurses, Engineers, and Teachers. For information and registration see http://www.migrationpolicy.org/event...s-and-refugees









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