Comment: Find Immigration Forms
The forms section is one of the most visited sections of the ILW.COM website. It contains over 200 immigration forms from various agencies such as USCIS, DOS, EOIR, DOL, and IRS. Many of the forms are filable for your convenience. To visit the section, please see here.

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Focus: Executive Action: Analysis and Practice Pointers
We are proud to announce the newest ILW.com seminar series, "Executive Action: Analysis and Practice Pointers" The first session will take place On Wednesday, December 10. The Discussion Leaders is Greg Siskind and other speakers for this series include Matthew Hirsch, Angelo Paparelli, Lory Rosenberg, Ben Winograd, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

First Phone Session on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
DACA & DAPA - The Deferred Action Programs

  • How is the DACA program changing?
  • DAPA - Who's in, Who's out?
  • Criminal bars
  • Documenting DACA/DAPA cases
  • Advising employers on handling DACA/DAPA issues

Second Phone Session on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Removals and Waivers

  • DHS' new enforcement priorities
  • The new border strategy
  • Prosecutorial discretion
  • The end of Secure Communities
  • Expansion of provisional waivers
  • New hardship waiver standards

Third Phone Session on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Legal Immigration Reforms

  • OPT expansion
  • "Pre-registration"
  • Portability changes
  • New pathways for entrepreneurs
  • Changes to the PERM program

For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201416.shtm
Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201416.pdf

Don't delay, ACT today. The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, December 8th 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 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 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.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
Why do the largest law firms, corporations, universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations using Aacrao EDGE, as well as $300 "expert opinion" work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the authority o grant college level credit for work experience and/or raining. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For a list of rates and times, see: here. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please visit: here. Please contact AETS at anytime at(786)276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com,or email info@aetsinternational.com New customers to AETS will receive a 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
19 December. 2014, 1 - 2pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a teleconference to discuss updates to USCIS online customer service tools. Customer Service and Public Engagement Directorate staff will be available to demonstrate the new features and answer your questions. For more information and registration details see here.


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