Comment: The April 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!



ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com






Article: Understanding the Legal Challenges to Executive Action: Long on Politics, Short on Law. By Immigration Policy Center



Article: Comment on ILW's "EB-5 Enforcement Begins." By William P. Cook, Esq.



Blogging: OSC and Hilton Hotels Settle Immigration Discrimination Case. By Bruce Buchanan



News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for April 2015



News: USCIS Guidance for TPS Beneficiaries Filing Late Re-Registration Applications



News: The President Executive Order: Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela












Focus: Exhibit Opportunity for Regional Center/Projects

The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers taking place in New York, NY on April 17th, 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. Early Bird Deadline for exhibitor opportunity is on March 25th. For more details or to sign up, see here.







Headline:
Birthright Citizenship: The New Immigration Scam Click here

Headline:
Vincentians get tips on US immigration Click here

Headline:
The Register's Editorial: Why isn't immigration reform a priority? Click here

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USC study cites political risk to GOP for opposing immigration plan Click here

Headline:
Judge Blocking Plan for Immigrants Is Praised as Fair in Texas Click here











Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal


Washington D.C. - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced business immigration paralegal for its Washington D.C. 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 1+ 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


Tysons Corner, VA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Tysons Corner, VA location (located near Metro's new Silver Line) for mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM etc.) Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please apply online here.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal


Philadelphia, PA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Philadelphia Office location for junior to mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates for the junior paralegal positions should have a minimum of 6 months preparing immigrant visa petitions/Adjustment of Status cases. Qualified candidates for the mid-level paralegal position should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM etc.). Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidates must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Nancy Miller at millerna@gtlaw.com. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY. The Seltzer Firm, PLLC has an opening for an associate to handle a variety of immigration matters for physicians, small businesses, hospitals, universities, and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. JD and at least two years' experience in employment based immigration. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and a brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

New York, NY - Downtown Immigration Law Firm is seeking Business Immigration Paralegal with 2+ years experience preferred. Compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence to USCIS, DOL, DOS and clients. Prepare, file and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients. Must be knowledgeable as to PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1/EB1, E, J-1, EB-5, etc. Update and maintain case files via LawLogix. BS/BA degree required. Strong case management skills. Attention to detail. Ability to work independently and with others. Strong writing skills. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus. Please send resumes to immigrationlawnyc@gmail.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

New York, NY - Downtown Immigration Law Firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal fluent in Punjabi and/or Gujarati. 2-3 years' experience preferred. Experienced in Family-based immigration and Asylum cases. Compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence to USCIS, DOL, DOS and clients. Update and maintain case files via LawLogix. BS/BA degree required. Strong case management and administrative skills. Attention to detail essential. Ability to work independently as well as with firm immigration dept. Excellent writing skills. Please send resumes to immigrationlawnyc@gmail.com




Foreign Credential Evaluations

Why do the largest law firms, corporations, universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations using Aacrao EDGE, as well as $300 "expert opinion" work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the authority o grant college level credit for work experience and/or raining. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For a list of rates and times, see: here. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please visit: here. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786)276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com,or email info@aetsinternational.com New customers to AETS will receive a 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.


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,
see here.





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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event

March 18, 2015, 2 - 3:30pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in coordination with the U.S. Department of State will hold a teleconference to discuss changes to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) program. During this teleconference, USCIS officials will discuss the changes to the CFRP program and address questions. For more details and registration see here.







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