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News: A Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Missions and Performance - A Report by Senator Tom Coburn



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Focus: The Removal Book

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal


Los Angeles, CA. Fast paced but small Los Angeles immigration law firm seeks paralegal/legal assistant. Will train the right person. Will work closely with attorneys and clients to prepare immigration petitions for work visas, marriage and family based green cards. We focus on representation of scientists, professors and students. Must be able to multi-task, write well and be willing to make two year commitment. Minimum BA/BS degree. Hours are 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday. Email resume, cover letter and two references to alex.grey.cooke@gmail.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal


New York, NY. Yarden Law Group is looking for a business immigration paralegal with two or more years of experience with employment and investment visas, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications and naturalization. If interested, please send CV and cover letter by email to shavit@yardenlaw.com.



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.






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Immigration Law Certificate

Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register,
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