Comment: More Candidate Statements
The 2014 election season for competitive AILA offices has started. On Friday we carried campaign material from 5 out of the 12 candidates for competitive office. Five more candidate have sent in material. We carry below the latest material from the candidates, fulfilling our duty as the newspaper of record for the immigration law community. Please be advised that we have twice reminded (after the original invitation) each of the remaining candidates to release a statement - however, it is the candidate's choice as to how they want to run their campaign (also please bear in mind that occasionally a candidate does campaign without releasing any material).

Running For AILA Board of Governors: Diane M. Butler; Dagmar Butte; Catherine L. Haight; Bryon M. Large, Sr; Allen Orr; Farshad Owji; Ari Sauer; Marcine A. Seid; Matthew Udall; Lisa Helen York.

Article: The New "Dark Cloud Over EB5" Regarding the Buying and Selling of USCIS Designated Regional Centers By Joseph P. Whalen

Bloggings by Greg Siskind:  Immigrant of the Day: Mark Rylance – Tony Award Winner;  Supreme Court Rules Against Family in Child Age Out Case

Bloggings by Roger Algase:  Unfounded Fraud Decision Without Notice Denies Due Process, Pt. 2;  Unfounded Fraud Finding Without Notice Denies Due Process Rights

News: Supreme Court Reverses Ninth Circuit Court On Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio

Focus: Post-Filing Issues: Audits, Supervised Recruitment, and Overcoming a Denial
The third and final session of the seminar series, "PERM For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Discussion Leader will be James Pack and other speakers for this series include Michael Boshniak, Barbara Brandes, Kelly Cobb, Jason Gerrol, Sherry Neal. The curriculum is as follows:

THIRD Phone Session on June 12, 2014 - Post-Filing Issues: Audits, Supervised Recruitment, and Overcoming a Denial

  • Current audit trends and "new" DOL interpretations: Internal DOL audit "flags"; Business Necessity; attestations regarding payment of fees; Recruitment Reports; acceptable evidence of advertising
  • Documenting the employee's specific qualifications for the position on the ETA9089 - licenses, skills, training, etc.
  • Challenges relating to Supervised Recruitment
  • Requests for Reconsideration strategies and concerns
    • Multiple pending applications for the same employee
    • Preservation of ability to extend H-1B status beyond 6 year maximum
    • Recent BALCA decisions and timeframe for decision on appeal
    • Filing new applications

For additional information, including speaker biographies, detailed curriculum, and to register, please see:
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Miss the first two sessions? Don't worry - we'll send you recordings. The registration deadline for this final session is June 10 at 11:59pm. Don't delay, act today!

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Denver, CO - Ogletree Deakins is one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms. Its immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paralegals. Our Denver office has an opportunity for an experienced immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. Duties will include preparation and filing of visa petitions, labor certification and adjustment applications. Our paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in large law firm environment, as well as strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, immigration practice management and document management systems. We are fully committed to diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. To apply for this position, please email your resume to Brian Bernhard at with "DENVER IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami, FL - Busy Miami law firm looking for an experienced Business Immigration Paralegal to join our team. Responsibilities: Analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency. Drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits. Communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues. Identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects. Requirements: 3+ years of experience with an immigration law firm or corporate immigration function. Possesses strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and client processes. Experience drafting RFEs, PERM Audit responses, and drafting and filing large volumes of immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Extraordinary Ability and PERM. Demonstrated ability to handle high volume case load while maintaining high level of productivity. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to Multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. Communicates case progress/status/issues to supervisor. BS or BA Degree. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirement, and submit via email to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Matawan, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara, CA, New York City - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey, LLP is the world's leading immigration law firm. We strive to be an integral part of our clients' success by providing representation, services and strategic advice to facilitate the hiring and movement of skilled talent globally. If you have an interest in the legal field and want to assist us with driving innovation and change, come join our team as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The firm has multiple openings and is accepting applications from entry to senior level experience Immigration Paralegals. The work is challenging; you'll have the opportunity to work directly with diverse clients; manage a case load and work along side smart and motivated individuals. The ideal candidate will possess the following: BA/BS degree (any major); GPA of 3.0, highly desirable; Previous experience with corporate immigration is a plus; Proficient with MS Office Suite; ability to learn and efficiently use new systems; Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve problems; Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications (oral and written) skills; Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment; Must be a U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status. Please submit your resume to: Matawan, NJ; San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; New York City

Chinese EB-5 Marketing
EB-5 Supermarket is one of the top Chinese media and marketing companies that specializes in the EB-5 immigrant investment market. It is a direct gateway between the U.S. EB-5 project developers, EB-5 Regional centers, EB-5 professionals, U.S. immigration attorneys, Chinese immigration agencies and Chinese investors in China. If you are planning to promote your EB-5 projects or services to China market, EB-5 Supermarket is the only one you need to talk with. We offer an one-stop marketing plan for doing business in China, including bilingual marketing collateral, online/offline national promotion, interpretation and coordination with your authorized Chinese immigration agencies, brokers and other services provider to promote your investment projects in China. Moreover, our top-notch marketing team as well as the strong network in China will bring you unbelievable value. Our special working process will condense all the advantages and deliver the highlights of your project in the most effective and efficient way! Please contact us contact our Chicago office at (630)701-6163 or Email: Website:

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