Comment: Various Items
Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. See an article about a signigicant decision for L-1B; bloggings on Ebola, PERM Update and how Senator Hagan was Interrupted on Stage for Her Anti-Immigrant Record; news items about OFLC Updates, USCIS Updates, and two documents obtained through FOIA by Jonathan Moore and David Gluckman. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Fogo De Chao v. DHS: A Signigicant Decision for L-1B Specialized Foreign Chefs and Beyond By Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: Immigrants' Daughter Defeats Ebola; Nigeria Safe Without Travel Ban. By Roger Algase

Blogging: PERM Update Outline October 2014 By Joel Stewart, Pradeek Susheelan and Jennifer Roeper

Blogging: Senator Hagan Interrupted on Stage for Her Anti-Immigrant Record By Matthew Kolken

News: OFLC Updates Statistics for PERM Program (9/30/14)

News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (10/24/14)

News: OFLC Directive on Finite Employment Opportunity (11/24/09)

News: OFLC Directive on Acceptable Documentation to Establish Business Necessity (11/24/09)

Focus: The Removal Book
ILW.com is pleased to announce the newest edition of The Removal Book at a discounted price! The Editor is Priscillia Suntoso and Authors include Nadeen Aljijakli, Josh Bardavid, Philip Eichorn, Aga Haupt, Lauren Kosseff, Matthew Kriezelman, Michelle Mendez, Lory Rosenberg, Jason Schaffer and Kimberly Sutton. The curriculum is as follows:

Chapter 1: Removal Proceedings
Chapter 2: Grounds of Deportability
Chapter 3: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter 4: Contesting Removability
Chapter 5: Adjustment of Status
Chapter 6: Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability in Removal Proceedings
Chapter 7: Section 212(c) Relief and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
Chapter 8: Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens
Chapter 9: Asylum: Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Chapter 10: Voluntary Departure
Chapter 11: Naturalization as a Defense to Removal
Chapter 12: Administrative Review of Removal Orders
Chapter 13: Judicial Review of Removal Orders
Chapter 14: Removal Issues Outside the United States

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Headline: Janet Napolitano throws her support behind executive action on immigration Click here
Headline: Federal Government to stop processing visa applications from countries affected by Ebola Click here
Headline: Spurned by Obama on Immigration, Will Latino Voters Stay Home? Click here
Headline: Obama's Delay on Immigration: Shameful, But Savvy Click here
Headline: McCarthy: GOP Congress leads to GOP president Click here
Headline: Ahead of 2016, Immigration Activists Want Answers From Clinton Click here
Headline: Who will decide who wins the U.S. Senate race in N.C.? Don't count out Latino voters Click here
Headline: Obama's illegal immigration 'amnesty' is 'confirmation of crisis,' claim GOP lawmakers Click here
Headline: Delayed administrative immigration reform has real-life consequences Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto and Calgary, CA - Egan LLP is currently seeking a Senior Attorney to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Recognized as the #2 World’s Most Attractive Employer and one of Canada's top employers, EY and Egan LLP continually strive to be a great place to work. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, owning managing a base of clients and as well as managing attorneys, paralegals and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, five or more years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings. EB-5 experience is a plus. To apply, please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Tysons Corner, VA. Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration Practice Group has an opening in its Tysons Corner, VA location for an experienced legal administrative assistant/secretary. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years administrative/secretarial experience supporting multiple people in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Prior immigration experience and/or law firm experience is preferred. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, prioritize their workload and work well under pressure. Ability to meet strict deadlines is essential. Excellent interpersonal, computer, written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with MS Office suite. Responsibilities include: maintaining client files, drafting letters and forms, data entry, updating information and uploading documents into an immigration case management system, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, entering time, preparing client intakes, answering phones, maintaining calendars, coordinating meetings and travel, and preparing expense reports. Some tasks involve billable time but there is no annual billable time requirement. Requires frequent legal Redweld file lifting, moving, and boxing to send off site. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Flexibility to work overtime is a must. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to TCOHIRE@gtlaw.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island City, NY - Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad seeks an Immigration Attorney with 2 to 3 years of experience and admitted in the New York court. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including but not limited to Employment based cases, Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, paid-time-off and CLE expenses. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL, Sidley Austin LLP. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1). Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work closely with our clients' and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance. Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees. Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample must be submitted with resume; Minimum of 4 years of experience with the corporate immigration process. Preferred : Paralegal Certificate; Proficient in LawLogix. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. To apply: staffcareers@sidley.com.

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: recruiting@tarterkrinsky.com. 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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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen Worldwide, the leading provider of global immigration services and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, announces the election of a new partner. Anna Morzy, Partner, is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses on advising multinational corporations, U.S. employers and foreign nationals regarding U.S. immigration law and compliance. She is experienced in managing EB-5 Immigrant Investor matters for individuals and groups establishing commercial enterprises in the U.S., and in managing immigration strategy matters for entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.


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