Comment: Top Links July 2014
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Article: The E-2 Treaty Investor NIV is a Very Narrow Bridge to an EB-5 Greencard By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: House Passes Bills Stripping Due Process Rights for Child Refugees, Repealing DACA By Greg Siskind

News: House Passes H.R.5277 - DACA Bill

News: Houses Passes H.R.5230 - UAC Funding Bill

News: USCIS Posts DACA Toolkit

Focus: Short Term Work Authorization
The third and final session of the seminar series, "Business Travel: It's Shapes/Forms and Challenges" will be taking place this Thursday, August 7, 2014. The Discussion Leader will be Jet Stigter and other speakers for this series include Azeem Bakhtiar, Maria Ferre, Bruna Frota, Diem Ngo, Anna Ngueyn and Jennifer Tavern. The curriculum is as follows:

THIRD Phone Session on August 7, 2014 - Short Term Work Authorization

  • Purpose
    • Why use short term processes?
    • Benefits/Risks
  • Types of Short Term Work Authorization
    • Work allowed as a Business Visitor
      • Switzerland
        1. 8 Day Rule
      • China
        1. M Business Visa
    • Work allowed by Short Term Work Permit
      • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
        1. Short Term Work Visit Visa
      • Nigeria
        1. Temporary Work Permit
    • Parameters for Use
      • Visa validity
      • Visa duration
      • Number of entries allowed
      • Extensions
  • Trends
    • How are countries adapting to changes in global business models?
      • Tightening of immigration requirements in global markets
      • Acknowledgement that business concerns drive compliance levels
        1. Creation of short term work authorization/business visitor flexibilities to accommodate business needs
  • Case Studies
    • Ireland
      • Irregular Working Scheme
        1. Short Term Projects
        2. Internships
    • Brazil
      • 90 Technical
      • 1 year Technical
    • South Africa
      • 11(2)

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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 August 5 at 11:59pm. Don't delay, act today!

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Headline: Obama to Decide on Immigration by End of Summer Click here
Headline: Jobs and Illegal Immigration Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Our Santa Clara, CA office is seeking highly motivated Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team. Please submit your resume to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Busy Chicago-based law firm seeks a full-time Associate Attorney to join our team. This individual will be primarily responsible for overseeing the preparation of various employment-based petitions, including petitions under the H-1B, L-1, PERM, and EB-5 categories. This position requires a J.D., a state bar license, and at least 2 years of post-law school experience with immigrant and nonimmigrant casework. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to working hard as well as excellent writing, communication, organizational, and case management skills. Candidates who can communicate in Chinese are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to RECRUIT.WLC@GMAIL.COM.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, a well-established 20 lawyer Santa Monica immigration law firm seeks paralegals with 1+ year experience. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, promote teamwork and professional development, strive for excellence in our legal work and client services. Qualified candidates must be detail oriented and well organized, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as time and case management skills, ability to provide exceptional client service within a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree required. Please send your resume with a cover letter, two immigration writing samples, and salary expectation by email only to: HR Dept. Attn:

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