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Article: Immigrant Women in the United States. By Ariel G. Ruiz, Jie Zong, and Jeanne Batalova


Blogging: Immigrant of the Day: Pierre-Jean Cobut - Innovator. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: CGFNS LAUNCHES E-COACH. By Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity

Focus: The High-Tech PERM workshop - National Harbor, MD - Early Bird Deadline
ILW.COM is proud to announce that the PERM workshop will be taking place on June 17, 2015 National Harbor, MD (Washington D.C. Area). The Discussion Leader will be Joel Stewart; other speakers include Rohit Turkhud and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Planning from NIV to I-140
    • Transition from Non-Immigrant Visas F, J, H, L, E and O to PERM
    • Incubators, Home Offices and Foreign Employers
    • Family Relationships, Key Workers and Closely Held Companies
    • Experience and Education Gained on the Job
    • Multiple Job Openings
    • Travel and Relocation
    • Roving Employees
    • Home Offices
  • Prevailing Wage Preparation for Hi Tech Positions
    • IT Occupational Titles and Jobs for 2nd or 3rd Preference
    • Job Zones v. Prevailing Wage Levels
    • Minimum Requirements
    • Languages, Licenses and Special Skills
    • Alternate Requirements & Kellogg
    • Business Necessity & Combination of Job Duties
    • Multiple Positions
    • Supervision of or by Alien Worker
  • Form 9089: Hi Tech Recruitment and Advertising
    • Tips to Draft Concise Advertisements for Sunday Ads
    • Notice of Filing on Site and through In-House Media
    • Controversial Professional Recruitment Issues
    • Problems with State Workforce Agencies
    • Layoffs & Supervised Recruitment
    • Audit Triggers
    • Resume Review and Duty to Inquire
    • Recruitment Reports
  • Post Filing: Denial and Beyond
    • Audit Procedures
    • Zero Tolerance and Harmless Error
    • Burden of Proof
    • Bona Fide Job Offers
    • Regulations, FAQ's and Stakeholder Meetings
    • Requests for Reconsideration
    • Procedural Issues on Appeal to BALCA
    • Health America and Other Recent BALCA Decisions
    • Advanced Adjustment of Status and Change of Employers

For additional information, including speaker biographies, and to register, please see:

The Early Bird Deadline is April 15th. Register today and save $550.

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Headline: Georgia Lawmakers Defeat Driver's License Ban For Undocumented Immigrants Under Obama Relief Click here
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY. Boutique immigration law firm in lower Manhattan with over 30 years of experience is seeking an immigration attorney. Minimum 3 years’ experience in immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H,F,E,O and P visas; I-601 and I-601a waivers. Represent clients in Immigration Court and before USCIS. Knowledge of PERM, LCA and Prevailing Wage Requests. Fluency in Spanish preferred nut not a necessity. Send resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Gaithersburg, MD. Glinsmann Immigration, a nationally recognized boutique immigration law firm in Gaithersburg, Maryland, seeks a junior-mid level immigration paralegal. Be part of a legal team known to clients for personal and effective family and business immigration services. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's degree, 2+ year's business immigration experience, professional appearance and communication skills, type 50+ WPM and a reliable vehicle. Local applicants preferred. Attorneys and law students need not apply. Competitive salary (depends on experience) and benefits including health insurance contribution, 401k matching, paid leave and holidays. Submit application here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Philadelphia Office location for junior to mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates for the junior paralegal positions should have a minimum of 6 months preparing immigrant visa petitions/Adjustment of Status cases. Qualified candidates for the mid-level paralegal position should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM etc.). Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidates must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Nancy Miller at Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY. The Seltzer Firm, PLLC has an opening for an associate to handle a variety of immigration matters for physicians, small businesses, hospitals, universities, and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. JD and at least two years' experience in employment based immigration. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and a brief writing sample to

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:

DNA Testing
With over a decade of experience and access to over 5000 collection centers nationwide, DNA Lab Center is one of the leaders in the DNA testing industry. All DNA Tests performed are accredited by the A.A.B.B. (the American Association of Blood Banks) and within the guidelines set forth by the DHS. Our reports are accepted by the Consular Section at the embassy, the U.S.C.I.S., and American Citizen Services offices. Every sample collection performed follows a strict chain-of-custody allowing the results to be notarized and court admissible. Using the most advanced technology in the industry, DNA Lab Center is able to reach 99.9 % accuracy on each test we perform. DNA Lab Center will coordinate shipping the DNA collection kit(s) to the embassy requesting the test and will also provide all contact information to embassy personnel for scheduling the beneficiary's appointment. You can be confident your clients will receive the utmost care, consideration, and confidentiality throughout this process. English, Spanish, French and Hebrew spoken. Contact: 866-940-4DNA, 866-720-3550, 718-940-4DNA, Website:

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 10, 2015, 12 - 1pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold in a stakeholder webinar regarding recent updates made the the USCIS online tools. During this engagement, USCIS will provide an overview of myUSCIS, review other online customer service tools and seek your feedback. 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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