Comment: Immigration Hearings Delayed

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department is delaying thousands of immigration hearings by nearly five years.

The delay makes room for higher-priority cases caused last summer by a surge in unaccompanied minors and families crossing the border with Mexico. The Justice Department began notifying employees in the immigration court system last week that nonpriority cases were being bumped off the court docket and would get a Nov. 29, 2019, court date.


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Focus: Exhibit Opportunity for Regional Center/Projects


The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers taking place in Los Angeles, CA on February 20th, has exhibitor opportunities. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to speak to professionals in the EB-5 field, distribute material in our material packet, and on designated exhibitor tables. Exhibitors will also be able to have a 15-25 minute panel on an EB-5 topic of their choosing. Final Deadline for exhibitor opportunity is on February 11th. For more details or to sign up, see here.








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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.






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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event


February 05, 2015, 1pm - 2:30pm (Central), the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project will hold a webinar on "VAWA Confidentiality: Understanding the Three Safeguards & Discovery Limitations that Apply in Cases of Immigrant Survivors in Family & Criminal State Courts." VAWA confidentiality offers protection against immigration enforcement actions and officially severs the perpetrator's ability to learn about, interfere with or control any immigration case that a VAWA confidentiality protected victim files. For more information and registration details see here.







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