Comment: State of Immigration

Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. Read articles about how immigration was addressed last night at the State of the Union Speech and about visas for multinationals; blog postings about an AILA Lawyer formal request to prosecute the DHS Secretary and why the majority of Americans are supporting the president's executive action. Also find news item on the latest USCIS processing times information for the immigrant investor program office.


Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.













Article: Immigration a Footnote in State of the Union Speech. By Kevin Johnson



Article: The Case of the Persistent Pizzeria. By Joseph P. Whalen




Blogging: H-1B TELECONFERENCE FEB 4, 2015. By Chris Musillo




Blogging: AILA Lawyer Issues Formal Request for Prosecution of DHS Secretary. By Matthew Kolken



Blogging: OSC Settles Immigration Claim Against USSI for $182,000. By Bruce Buchanan



Blogging: I-SQUARED BILL: MORE H-1B VISAS & GREEN CARDS. By Carl Shusterman



Bloggings By Greg Siskind: Majority of Americans Support President's Executive Actions; Steve King Insults DACA Guest at State of the Union




News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (1/20/15)






















Focus: ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What Every Employer Needs to Know

The third and final session of the ILW.com seminar series, "I-9 & E-Verify for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, January 22, 2015. The Discussion Leader will be Cynthia Lange and other speakers for this series include Dan Brown, Ira Burkemper, Larry Finder, Carl Hampe, Sarah Kelling, Kathy Lotspeich, Patrick Shen, and Jennifer Sultan. The curriculum is as follows:


Third Phone Session on Thursday, January 22th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What Every Employer Needs to Know



  • As ICE continues its random and targeted audits, how can employers expect to come under ICE Scrutiny?

  • What can employers expect from an ICE visit and what strategies can be used to resolve matters with ICE?

  • Will employers who sign up for E-Verify experience less disruption in an ICE audit?

  • Will enrollment in E-Verify create any additional ICE exposure?

  • Cooperating with the government - how far to go?

  • Latest trends on ICE investigating employers for vendor or contingent labor compliance on company premises.



For additional information, including speaker biographies, detailed curriculum, and to register, please see:

Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201414.shtm

Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201414.pdf


Miss the first two sessions? Don't worry - we'll send you recordings. The registration deadline for this final session is January 22nd at 11:59am. Don't delay, act today!








Headline: GOP seeking Plan B on immigration Click here

Headline: If Courts Halt Immigration Action, Los Angeles Will Keep Going Click here

Headline: Tea Party Republicans Attack Immigrants In State Of The Union Response Click here

Headline: GOP talks immigration reform in Spanish, but not English Click here

Headline: Immigrants will be in the spotlight during Obama's speech Click here












Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Northern New Jersey. International Law Firm with offices in NJ, NY, Indiana and Canada seeks Immigration Paralegals and Immigration Specialists for several new positions. Essential Duties and Responsibilities consist of preparation of a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1). Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process. PERM process beginning to end a "must." Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad with focus on India and the Middle East. Work closely with clients' and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance. Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees. Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample must be submitted with resume; Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience with the corporate business immigration process. Preferred: Paralegal Certificate and Gujarati and/or Hindi or other Foreign Language. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. We sponsor. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send cover letter and salary requirements and resume to hr@visaserve.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Bergen County, NJ. International Law Firm with offices in NJ, NY, Indiana and Canada seeks Gujarati and Hindi Immigration Paralegals and Immigration Specialists for Complex Family-Based Immigration Law Practice in Bergen County, New Jersey. Essential Duties and Responsibilities consist of preparation of a wide variety of Family-Based Petitions, Waivers, Provisional Waivers, Reinstatements, Marriage Cases, 751s, DACA, Naturalization, etc. Assist clients with U.S. consular offices abroad with focus on India and the Middle East. Work closely with clients' and their family members to provide comprehensive family-based immigration law service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews, etc. Client intake, review immigration regulations and be able to apply same to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agency websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials preferred but not required; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample must be submitted with resume; Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience with the family-based immigration process. Preferred: Paralegal Certificate and Fluency in Hindi and Gujarati. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send cover letter and salary requirements and resume to hr@visaserve.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Seattle, WA. Cowan Miller & Lederman, a premier boutique immigration law firm in Seattle, WA, is seeking a paralegal to join our team of eight attorneys and eight paralegals in downtown Seattle. We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience as an immigration paralegal. Business emphasis (H-1B, TN, L, E, NIW, PERM, I-140 and AOS experience) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be able to work in a collaborative environment, have a high level of attention to detail and provide excellent client service. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Cowan Miller & Lederman can be found at www.cmlseattle.com. To apply, please email your resume to info@cmlseattle.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Philadelphia, PA. Green and Spiegel, a growing Philadelphia business immigration firm seeks a detail-oriented legal assistant to assist in the preparation of nonimmigrant visa petitions. Strong writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed for fast-paced environment. BA/BS required. Business immigration experience preferred and special consideration for candidates who have worked with H-1B visa processing in the past. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume and cover letter to info@gands-us.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

New York, NY, The Seltzer Firm, PLLC has an opening for an experienced Paralegal to handle a variety of immigration matters for physicians, small businesses, hospitals, universities, and research organizations. Bachelor's degree and experience preparing LCAs, H-1Bs, PERM, I-140s, adjustments of status, and IV consular processing required; experience with physician immigration and Special Handling PERM would be a great asset. Information about The Seltzer Firm can be found at www.theseltzerfirm.com. Email resume and a brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.








Case Management for Immigration Automation: Digital office for comprehensive immigration case management
INSZoom is the leading digital office for comprehensive immigration case management and compliance, trusted by the world's top immigration law firms and corporations. Use INSZoom's industry-defining technology to streamline and automate your immigration practice. Access 800+ immigration forms for the U.S. and the world, which are always updated within 24 hours of release. e-File all major USCIS forms. Give clients and consultants direct access to your system through online portals. Access group calendaring, alert tools, CRM, email management, billing and invoicing, and much more. Every service integrates within one solution to boost your productivity and help you grow your practice. For more details, contact us at (925) 244-0600 or Sales@INSZoom.com. To learn more, click here.




BRIEF WRITING SERVICES

Alina Antonetti, Attorney at Law. Brief Writing Services for Immigration Attorneys. Includes briefs to the bench, the BIA and Federal Circuit Courts, as well as RFEs, NOIDs and other matters to USCIS, and AAO. Briefs are tailor made to each client. Lawyers are my only clients. Over 550 briefs written in the past 14 years. Law Review Editor and Cum Laude graduate from the University of Miami. Website: www.antonetti-law.net. Email: info@antonetti-law.net.










To submit an article or a news item to Immigration Daily,
write to editor@ilw.com.
Follow ILW.COM on Twitter.




"http://blogs.ilw.com/entry.php?8438-Letters-of-the-Week-Jan-19-Jan-23"
target="_blank">Letters of the Week
: Susanna Bogue





ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event


January 26, 2015, 2 - 3:30pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a listening session on "Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)." During the listening session, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the new initiatives and seek your feedback on DAPA. For more information and registration details see here.







An Important disclaimer! The
information provided on this page is not legal advice.
Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and
receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client
relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without
first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright
1995-2015 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence
and articles to "mailto:editor@ilw.com">editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles
may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any
medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not
necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.






"publisher" id="publisher">
Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X

"http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/advisoryboard.shtm">Advisory
Board
: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo,
Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong