Comment: Immigration and the Workforce
A common myth among those who oppose immigration is that the new immigrants will "take" jobs from current citizens. Although empirical evidence has repeatedly refuted this view, this misconception persists. A recent interview with George Mason economist Bryan Caplan highlights the foolishness of that opinion.

... think about what happened in the 1960s and '70s as more and more women joined the workforce in the United States. Was the result mass unemployment for men, as women took all their jobs? Of course not - the economy adjusted, and we're all better off for it. "Would we really be a richer society if we kept half the population stuck at home?" Caplan asks. "Isn't it better to take people who have useful skills and let them do something with it, than to just keep them locked up someplace where their skills go to waste?"

Labor, of all skill levels, is a scarce resource, and that makes immigration a win-win proposition. Share your thoughts by writing to

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Focus: Physician Immigration For Experts
We are proud to announce the newest seminar series, "Physician Immigration For Experts ." The first session will take place this Thursday, September 25. The Discussion Leader is an Pederson and other speakers for this series include Bob Aronson, Brian Schmitt, Greg Siskind, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 25, 2014 - H-1B and J-1 Physicians-Refresher and Hot Button Issues

  • H-1B vs. J-1 for Graduate Medical Training: Weighing the Pros and Cons
  • H-1B Clinicians and Academicians-a dying breed?
    • Qualifying for Cap Exemption
      • Issues with CSC and cap exemptions
    • Prevailing Wage Issues for Physicians - Secret Tips Revealed
    • Physicians of National or International Renown
    • How to Beat the Six Year Limit on H-1B Status
  • J-1 Residents and Fellows
    • How Residents and Fellows are Segregated in the Matching Process - J, H, EAD, Asylee, Refugees, LPRs
    • Can you accumulate more than the two year home residency requirement more than once during the training process?
    • Moonlighting Issues
    • Program Changes during training
    • Travel During Training - Looming 214(b) Issues
    • J-1 Program extensions after a waiver is granted or denied
  • O-1 - Which physicians make the grade? Can you be an extraordinary resident or fellow?
  • TN - Can you ever be a clinical resident on a TN?
  • J-2, E-2, L-2, Asylees, Refugees; EAD Status for GME
  • Pending Physician Legislation and what it will do for your clients

For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
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Don't delay, ACT today. The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, September 23th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Seattle, WA - Work from home! Zemp Law Group is a leading immigration law firm, based in Seattle, WA and in Calgary, AB that strives to deliver the best and most efficient immigration solutions for clients. Zemp Law Group has attorneys licensed both in the United States and in Canada. Responsibilities: Review and prepare non-immigrant and immigration petitions and applications. These include work permits, PERM applications and other US applications. Required Skills: Must have an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Detail-oriented; Efficient; Reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive attitude; Ability to prioritize tasks; Handle multi-tasking simultaneously; Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook; Experience with Time Matters and PCLaw. Qualifications: 8 years of work experience in immigration matters. Compensation: Salary is commensurable to work experience. Retired individuals who can work part-time at home would be an excellent candidate. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: Please indicate "US Immigration Paralegal" in the subject field.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Pasadena, CA - Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza, PLC seeks an Immigration Attorney with 5+ years of business immigration experience for our Pasadena office. Ideal candidate should have exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. RMZD has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 35 years and has 60 plus employees in 5 offices. RMZD is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. This is an excellent career opportunity for a qualified candidate who is licensed to practice law in California. RMZD offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, 17 days vacation (PTO) in the 1st year, 401(k), CLE expenses, commissions, all in a collegial environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Ramon, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. For over 60 years, Fragomen has served the immigration needs of clients ranging from individuals to the world's leading multinational corporations. We have 44 offices in 18 countries worldwide, supported by more than 2,100 immigration professionals and staff. These resources allow us to provide strategic and effective immigration solutions in over 170 countries around the globe. A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Responsibilities include: Serving as the immigration specialist/resource to client population on-site for all immigration matters. Scheduling and leading meetings with client(s) to provide overview of upcoming visa processes (NIV and IV/PR) and answers questions, as needed. Following up with client to obtain outstanding documentation. Facilitating completion of immigration submissions by obtaining signatures, missing information, etc. from client. Ensuring that client is compliant with posting and maintaining required documentation. Previous experience preferred and BA or BS degree required. Interested candidates may apply here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Responsibilities: Review and prepare nonimmigrant petitions and applications, including H-1B, H-3, L-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, and TN visas; Prepare immigrant petitions, including extraordinary ability, multinational manager/executive and National Interest Waivers; Review and prepare family-based immigrant petitions and attend hearing at USCIS; Review and prepare Naturalization applications and attend Naturalization interviews at USCIS; Assist clients and dependents with nonimmigrant and immigrant consular processing; Maintain PERM Audit Files, including advertising coordination and preparation of ETA9089 applications; Responsible for Tracker data input and maintaining notifications for expiration and eligibility dates. Required Skills: Possesses an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Detail-oriented, efficient and reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive "can do" attitude; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Qualifications: 3+ years of experience handling business immigration matters; Experience working with Immigration Tracker Software preferred; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, this position offers a full benefits package including health, 401K, long-term disability, life insurance and paid vacation. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: Please indicate "Immigration Paralegal" in the subject field.

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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