Comment: Spouse Delays, OPT

Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses, Biden's wall, USCIS announcement on F-1 Students seeking OPT and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses by Cyrus D. Mehta & Isabel Rajabzadeh

Blogging: Biden is thinking about building that wall -- and that's a good thing By Nolan Rappaport

News: USCIS Announces that F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Can Now File Form I-765 Online

Focus: 2021 Physician Immigration Update

Zoom Webinars: Fridays, April 16 & May 7, 2021 2pm to 3:30pm (Eastern Time)

Speakers: Elissa J. Taub (Discussion Leader), Adam Cohen, Katie Jacob, Melanie Keeney, Mahsa Khanbabai, Barry Walker, Julie Wilbers, Andy Wizner, Hamel Vyas and many more to be announced

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SECOND Zoom Session on April 16:

NIVs for Physicians - Latest Trends

  • J-1 waiver report for FY 2021 and looking ahead to 2022
  • H-1B cap update
  • Latest tips and tricks for H-1B cap exemption
  • Consular processing of NIVs for doctors

THIRD Zoom Session on May 7:

Forever in School: Particular Issues for Physicians in Academia

  • J-1 Visa Processing
  • Green Cards in academia - special handling, EB-1B, etc.
  • Navigating university policies on who to sponsor
  • Regulatory updates

2 Webinars "2021 Physician Immigration Update"

April 16 & May 7

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Regular Price $179

Deadline: Registrations received after 11:59pm ET, April 14 are not guaranteed attendance. Register Now

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Headline: Huge Trump-era and pandemic immigrant visa backlog poses challenge for Biden Click here
Headline: Biden to name Trump policy critics to lead two key immigration agencies Click here
Headline: POLITICO Playbook PM: Biden makes moves on immigration Click here
Headline: Cities win immigration policing dispute with US government Click here
Headline: Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under budget request Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Multiple Cities: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a senior immigration paralegal. This position will be located in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, or Tallahassee, FL. Applicants with pertinent experience may be considered from any city to work remotely. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and at least 3-5 years of employment-based immigration experience to include preparation of labor certification applications, and a variety of business immigration filings with both consular posts and USCIS (e.g., E, L, TN, Adjustment of Status, Immigrant Visa). Major responsibilities will involve substantial writing and research for EB-1 petitions, specialty occupation H-1Bs, and drafting waiver applications and responses to requests for evidence for attorney review. Additional responsibilities include: assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of clients and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assembling and organizing filings with the government; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, and communication skills. Here is the link to apply.

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