Comment: Top Links May 2014

We feature the top articles and news items for May 2014 below:

Articles:

  • href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3102-Article-Breaking-news-Work-permission-for-H4-visa-holders-almost-here!-By-Tahmina-Watson">Article: Breaking news: Work permission for H4 visa holders- almost here! By Tahmina Watson

  • href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3134-Article-New-Study-The-10-Most-Effective-Attorney-Marketing-Activities-are-By-Larry-Bodine">Article: New Study: The 10 Most Effective Attorney Marketing Activities are... By Larry Bodine

  • href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3130-Article-Unanswered-Questions-About-H-4-Spouse-Employment-Authorization-By-Danielle-Rizzo">Article: Unanswered Questions About H-4 Spouse Employment Authorization By Danielle Rizzo


  • Blogging: Supreme Court Decision on CSPA Coming Soon. By Carl Shusterman


  • Blogging: Beirut Embassy Bomber Gets US Asylum, New Book (Incorrectly) Claims. By Jason Dzubow




News:



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href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3174-Article-Please-Be-Realistic!-47th-Anniversary-of-Sonegawa-the-Ability-to-Pay-Requirement-More-By-Joseph-P-Whalen">Article: Please Be Realistic! 47th Anniversary of Sonegawa & the "Ability to Pay" Requirement & More By Joseph P. Whalen



href="http://blogs.ilw.com/entry.php?8087-On-Immigration-Reform-President-Obama-Is-Betting-On-The-Guys-In-The-Black-Hats">Blogging: On Immigration Reform, President Obama Is Betting On The Guys In The Black Hats By Matthew Kolken





href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3176-News-DHS-Statement-On-Increased-Influx-of-Unaccompanied-Immigrant-Children-at-the-Border">News: DHS Statement On Increased Influx of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children at the Border



href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3177-News-President-Obama%92s-Memo-In-Response-to-the-Influx-of-Unaccompanied-Alien-Children-Across-the-Southwest-Border">News: President Obama’s Memo In Response to the Influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children Across the Southwest Border



href="http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3173-News-CBP-Releases-Use-of-Force-Policy-Handbook-and-Police-Executive-Research-Forum-Report">News: CBP Releases Use of Force Policy Handbook and Police Executive Research Forum Report








Focus: Business Immigration Law


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Business Immigration Law: Strategies For Employing Foreign Nationals

Chapter 1: Basic Concepts

Chapter 2: Recruiting Foreign Nationals

Chapter 3: Short-Term Needs

Chapter 4: Specialty Occupation Professionals

Chapter 5: Intra-Company Transfers

Chapter 6: Investment and Trade: E Visas

Chapter 7: NAFTA

Chapter 8: Employee Sanctions

Chapter 9: Tax Issues

Chapter 10: The Interaction Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Statuses

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Business Immigration Law: Forms and Filings

Chapter 1: Administrative, Legislative, and Regulatory Structure

Chapter 2: Strategies and Obstacles to Consider Before Filing

Chapter 3: Obtaining the Visa Status

Chapter 4: Students and Business Visitors

Chapter 5: Specialty Occupation Workers

Chapter 6: L 1A / L 1B Multinational Transfers

Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Chapter 8: NAFTA TN Professionals

Chapter 9: O-1 Foreign Nationals with Extraordinary Abilities

Chapter 10: Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

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Headline:
Opinion: On Immigration Reform, President Obama Is Betting On The Guys In The Black Hats Click here

Headline:
Michigan creates EB-5 program to attract job-creating immigrants Click here

Headline:
Utahns say lack of immigration reform hurts farmers, consumers Click here

Headline:
Immigration: WH Postpones Plan To Provide Citizenship In Exchange For Military Service Click here









Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

Milwaukee, WI - Corporate Associate Attorney. This position is primarily responsible for managing, directing and overseeing the preparation of various employment-based immigration petitions, including leading strategy development discussions, client communication, support staff management and timely and accurate document production to ensure the highest level of client service and satisfaction. This position requires a J.D., State Bar license and at least 2 years of experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to hard work as well as excellent writing, communication, organizational and case management skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. We strongly encourage professional growth and community involvement. Please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements along with two immigration writing samples to jobs@grzecalaw.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Atlanta, GA. Kuck Immigration Partners, LLC. We are seeking an Immigration Paralegal with exceptional motivation, spirit and talent to work with a fast-paced, pro-active immigration firm. The individual will focus on employment immigration matters. Must have at least 2 years of business immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is required. The individual must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in MS Word, Timeslips and ImmigrationTracker is a plus. If you believe you have what it takes to work with us, send your resume today. Pay is commensurate with experience, and there is a generous firm benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k) and vacation. Send resume to swiggins@immigration.net.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Boston and DC - Seyfarth Shaw has immediate openings for Senior Paralegals in our Immigration departments in both the Boston and DC offices. These positions 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 Paralegal

Matawan, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara, CA, New York City - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey, LLP is the world's leading immigration law firm. We strive to be an integral part of our clients' success by providing representation, services and strategic advice to facilitate the hiring and movement of skilled talent globally. If you have an interest in the legal field and want to assist us with driving innovation and change, come join our team as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The firm has multiple openings and is accepting applications from entry to senior level experience Immigration Paralegals. The work is challenging; you'll have the opportunity to work directly with diverse clients; manage a case load and work along side smart and motivated individuals. The ideal candidate will possess the following: BA/BS degree (any major); GPA of 3.0, highly desirable; Previous experience with corporate immigration is a plus; Proficient with MS Office Suite; ability to learn and efficiently use new systems; Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve problems; Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications (oral and written) skills; Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment; Must be a U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status. Please submit your resume to:
Matawan, NJ;
San Francisco, CA;
Santa Clara, CA;
New York City





Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Santa Monica, CA - Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP (www.wolfsdorf.com) a top-rated 20 attorney immigration firm seeks an experienced PERM paralegal or legal assistant with at least 2 5 years immigration experience. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to hard work, excellent writing, communication, organizational and case management skills. We offer competitive salaries and benefits plus a pleasant working environment. Send your resume, a cover letter and Earnings history by email only to YLi@Wolfsdorf.com. Applications will be kept strictly confidentiality. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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 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.



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Based in Teaneck, NJ (NYC Metro Area), Faveo Paralegals provide cost-effective, per-case, flat-fee, immigration paralegal services to attorneys across the United States. Faveo Paralegals' clients include sole practitioners, mid and large size law firms, and legal departments of Fortune 500 Companies. Our paralegals previously worked for large international law firms and in-house departments of Fortune 500 Companies. References are available upon request.
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

Washington, DC, June 10, 2014, 10:30am-12:00pm, The Brookings Institution will hold a presentation on "What Americans Still Want from Immigration Reform in 2014." This event will be live webcast. For more information and registration see: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2014...y-release-2014









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