Comment: Permanent Residency Option for E-2 Visa Holders

Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. Read an article about whether there will be a Permanent Residency Option for E-2 Visa Holders and an article about suggested EB-5 reforms. See a blog post on the latest CIS Ombudsman Report; also find a GAO Report on the Immigration Benefits System.



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Article: Will there be a Permanent Residency Option for E-2 Visa Holders? By Shani Muschel



Article: BRIEF ON EB-5 REFORM. By Joseph P. Whalen



Bloggings By Greg Siskind: CIS Ombudsman Issues Report in Wake of USCIS Snub; USCIS Proposes 25 Page I-485 Form;Immigrant of the Day: Mia Alvar - Writer.




News: GAO Report on Immigration Benefits System



News: USCIS Posts EB-5 Customer Support










Focus: The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition

ILW.COM is pleased to announce The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition, coming soon!



Editor: TBD



Book Outline is as follows:



TABLE OF CONTENTS



Part I. I-140 Introduction

Chapter One: Editor's Introduction

Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill



Part II. I-140 by Herbert A. Weiss

Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process

Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority

Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement

Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990

Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability

Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher

Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive

Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability

Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker

Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form

Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence

Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates

Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions

Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest

Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage

Chapter Sixteen: Portability

Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar

Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions

Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)








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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal


Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. The immigration practice group employs over 53 immigration attorneys and over 95 paraprofessionals. Our Denver office has an opportunity for an experienced immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Requirements: The successful candidate must have 2-4 years of employment-based immigration experience preparing and filing either non-immigrant petitions or PERM applications, I-140 petitions and I-485 applications. Strong writing skills and attention to detail; ability to multi-task and work independently toward team goals; and case management and organizational skills. Experience working with INS Zoom is preferred. We are not working with outside recruiters on this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@ogletreedeakins.com

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney


New York, NY. New York licensed attorney bilingual in Japanese and English preferably with at least 2 yrs experience in U.S. Business Immigration law for a full time attorney position in New York sought by Goldstein & Lee, P.C. with offices in New York and London. Due to increased work with major Japanese companies both in Japan and in the United States, we have an immediate need for a qualified lawyer with Japanese and English language skills. The individual selected will be responsible for direct interaction with Japanese companies both overseas and in the U.S. Consular experience is a plus but not a necessity. Candidates are urged to send their CV/resume directly to Richard Goldstein at Richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com




Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal


New York, NY. Legal Assistant/Paralegal bilingual in Japanese and English preferably with at least 2 yrs experience in U.S. Business Immigration law for a full time position in New York sought by Goldstein & Lee, P.C. with offices in New York and London. Due to increased work with major Japanese companies both in Japan and in the United States, we have an immediate need for a bilingual Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The individual selected will interact with Japanese companies both overseas and in the U.S. Candidates are urged to send their CV/resume directly to Richard Goldstein at Richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com.







Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney


New York, NY. Associate attorney with three to five years experience exclusively in business immigration with emphasis on E, L, and H petitions & applications sought by Goldstein & Lee P.C. with offices in New York & London. Experience in preparing perm applications required. Preference for candidate with consular experience with emphasis on ineligibilities and waivers. Must be highly organized, with strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail. Attorney will also do general consular work on London office matters. Must be admitted to NY bar. Written references required. Send resume to richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com.



Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney

New York, NY. Boutique law firm in New York City specializing in Business and Family based immigration matters seeks senior attorney with at least five years of experience in the business immigration area, including PERMs, H and L filings. Position will provide opportunity to supervise junior attorneys as well as work independently. Candidate must be self-motivated willing to take on challenges, team player with excellent writing skills. Requirements: At least 5 years experience in Business Immigration. To apply contact anil@jethmalani.com



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


Chicago, IL. Sidley Austin LLP is seeking a staff attorney for the Immigration practice in the Chicago office. Applicants must have 2-4 years of experience in immigration law, which should include experience in the following: Preparation and filing of PERM applications; Advising clients on I-9 compliance issues; Counseling on all aspects of corporate immigration law, including E, H,L,O,PTN, permanent residency, and naturalization. Please send resume, transcript and cover letter to Jenny Connelly at lrch@sidley.com.






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ComingsNGoings: New Appointment


July 2, 2015- NMS Capital Group (NMS), a Beverly Hills-based investment banking, asset management, management consulting and financial services firm today announced that Vivek Tandon, Esq. has joined the firm as Vice President of the Investment Banking and EB-5 Practice Groups and Arthur Mansourian has been promoted to Vice President. Mr. Tanden joins NMS expanding the firm’s Investment Banking EB-5 Practice Group where he will focus on expanding the firm's footprint in the India and the U.A.E/Gulf Regions for investment banking, financial advisory and EB-5 consulting services. Mr. Tanden works with clients by educating would be immigration applicants about EB-5 projects and opportunities, and about the United States Immigrant Investor Visa Program.







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