Comment: Top Articles And News For November



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Blogging: Asylum Outcomes Increasingly Depend on Judge Assigned By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: EOIR Announces New ALJ for OCAHO By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: What Immigration Enforcement Measures Is The Senate Planning To Legislate In 2017? By Nolan Rappaport

Blogging: Anti-Immigrant Hard Liners Worry That Trump's New DHS Chief Might Focus Too Much On America's "Physical Security". Can They Be Serious? By Roger Algase

News: Mayors Of Major Cities Urge President-Elect Trump To Continue DACA Program

Focus: Special For Journalists And Media

ILW would like to invite journalists, reporters and members of the press to the launch of our The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition on December 16th. THE EB5 BOOK is the leading EB-5 book in this field which has had 4 Editions over the last 6 years and served as a trusted reference work in this field. Please see the press release on the book launch see here. If you would like a review copy of the book, we will be happy to ship it to you. See the details of the book see here. If you would like a press pass to attend please write to us at

Headline: Trump Appears to Soften on Deporting Thousands of Young Immigrants Click here
Headline: Trump: 'We're going to work something out' with Dreamers Click here
Headline: Trump's Ban on Immigration from Certain Countries Is Illegal Click here
Headline: Dems push Obama to use pardon power to prevent deportations Click here
Headline: Trump allies warn: No compromise on immigration Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm, seeks immigration paralegal. The paralegal will primarily be involved with the preparation and submission of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions, permanent resident applications, and U.S. citizenship applications. He/she will assist immigration attorneys in assessing immigration options for corporate clients, obtaining U.S. work authorization for foreign nationals, and maintaining valid visa status of clients' foreign national populations. Other duties include: preparing labor certification documents; overseeing labor certification recruitment process; preparing letters in support of visa petitions; maintaining correspondence with clients; collecting evidence and visa documentation from clients; conducting case audits; maintaining contact with government agencies; researching visa application procedures and requirements; and maintaining client databases with respect to approval and validity dates of visa petitions. Qualifications: Applicants should be detail-oriented and highly analytical with exceptional writing and communication skills. Experience in temporary work visas (including but not limited to L-1A, L-1B, E-2, E-1, H-1B, O-1), PERM labor certifications, immigrant visas (employment-based and family based), consular representation, adjustment of status application and U.S. citizenship. Bilingual in Korean and English preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mineola, NY - The Terezakis Law Firm seeks an experienced immigration attorney for its criminal and immigration law practice, based in Mineola, New York. Attorney will be expected to make appearances at the Immigration Courts located at 26 Federal Plaza and 201 Varick Street, as well as the Nassau & Suffolk County criminal courts. Candidate must have at least 3 years' experience with some of the following: removal defense, cancellation of removal, asylum, family-based immigration, provisional waivers, and/or assessment of immigration consequences of proposed criminal disposition. Must have strong writing skills and experience preparing motions and briefs for Immigration Court, as well as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Experience in criminal defense, including post-conviction relief, is a plus. NYS Bar admission required. Ideal candidate must be a professional, responsible, dedicated, detail-oriented, and friendly attorney who can work independently, as well as part of a team. Our clients are primarily Spanish speaking - so fluency in Spanish is preferred. This is not an entry level position: you must have at least 2-3 years experience representing clients in court, and be a skilled advocate. Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: Salary commensurate with experience. Health insurance, profit-sharing, liberal vacation policy and other benefits are available.

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