Comment: Defending H-1B
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article examining the current attacks on the H1-B visa program; and an article on the unintended consequences of Obama's executive discretion if Trump becomes president. Also read a blog in response to the claim that toddlers can represent themselves in court.

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Article: Senator Grassley "Hacks" The H-1B Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs. By Cyrus Mehta

Article: President Obama's use of executive discretion could have unintended consequences if Donald Trump becomes our next president. By Nolan Rappaport

Article: What Is The Point Of Dual Intent IF You Must Still Show Temporary Intent? By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Former Immigration Judge Responds: No Toddlers Can't Represent Themselves in Court. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Immigrant of the Day: Julia Smolyansky - Activist and Entrepreneur. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: Which Laws Prohibiting Torture of Foreign Citizens Does Trump Oppose? By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Updates FY2016 Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

News: USCIS Academy Training Center Opening at FLETC - Charleston Campus

Focus: The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The I-140 / The Degree Equivalency 2015-2016 Edition, coming soon!

Editor: TBD

Book Outline is as follows:


Part I. I-140 Introduction
Chapter One: Editor's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill

Part II. I-140 by Herbert A. Weiss
Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 18, 2016, 10am - 11:30am (Pacific), Los Angeles, CA. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) will hold a stakeholder meeting to discuss the work of EOIR and the Los Angeles Immigration Court. EOIR also invites those interested in attending to submit questions in advance for discussion during the meeting. Location: 300 N. Los Angeles St., Room 8529, Los Angeles, CA 90012. To RSVP and submit questions for the meeting, please contact Nathan Berkeley, EOIR Outreach Director, at by noon on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. In person attendance will be limited to the first sixty (60) individuals to RSVP. For more information see here.

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