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Comment: Election Myopia
According to a new Pew Research Report, the number of Latino voters has increased by 3.9 million since 2010. Their share of eligible voters has increased as well. However, as the midterm election approaches, the Republican candidates do not seem to soften their position on immigration in order to appeal to these voters. The reason for this appears to be the demographic composition of the states with close Senate races. In those states only 4.7% of eligible voters on average are Latinos.

Only in Colorado does the 14.2% Latino share among eligible voters exceed the 10.7% national average. ...As a result, the impact of Latino voters in determining which party controls the U.S. Senate may not be as large as might be expected given their growing electoral and demographic presence nationwide.

It seems to us the Republicans are making two strategic mistakes in this matter. 1. The immigration problem is of interest not only to Latino voters. The issue is important to other voters in these contested states. 2. Although politicians are notoriously short-sighted, the midterm election is not the last election in which immigration will be debated. The presidential election is only two years away and the Republican position in the midterm will still impact that election (as it did in 2012). Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Lawyers, Lexicologists and Dancing Angels By Liam Schwartz

Blogging: I Was Interviewed for Asylum, But I Never Received a Decision By Jason Dzubow

News: CRS Report on Immigration Detainers: Legal Issues (October 6, 2014)

Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2nd Edition

The Consular Posts Book 2nd Ed. is available for pre-order at a discounted price! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
Chapter 1: Argentina
Chapter 2: Armenia
Chapter 3: Australia
Chapter 4: Brazil
Chapter 5: Canada
Chapter 6: China
Chapter 7: Colombia
Chapter 8: France
Chapter 9: Germany
Chapter 10: Haiti
Chapter 11: India
Chapter 12: Jamaica
Chapter 13: Nigeria
Chapter 14: Philippines
Chapter 15: Taiwan
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
Chapter 17: United Kingdom
Chapter 18: Vietnam

PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island City, NY - Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad seeks an Immigration Attorney with 2 to 3 years of experience and admitted in the New York court. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including but not limited to Employment based cases, Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, paid-time-off and CLE expenses. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Birmingham, AL - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a business immigration paralegal. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Spanish, German, Portuguese or other foreign language fluency preferred, but not required. Some responsibilities include: assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of client cases and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing petition filings to submit to various government agencies; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. All applicants should have strong analytical ability; an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Equal opportunity employer. Apply here.

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.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Responsibilities: Review and prepare nonimmigrant petitions and applications, including H-1B, H-3, L-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, and TN visas; Prepare immigrant petitions, including extraordinary ability, multinational manager/executive and National Interest Waivers; Review and prepare family-based immigrant petitions and attend hearing at USCIS; Review and prepare Naturalization applications and attend Naturalization interviews at USCIS; Assist clients and dependents with nonimmigrant and immigrant consular processing; Maintain PERM Audit Files, including advertising coordination and preparation of ETA9089 applications; Responsible for Tracker data input and maintaining notifications for expiration and eligibility dates. Required Skills: Possesses an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Detail-oriented, efficient and reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive "can do" attitude; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Qualifications: 3+ years of experience handling business immigration matters; Experience working with Immigration Tracker Software preferred; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, this position offers a full benefits package including health, 401K, long-term disability, life insurance and paid vacation. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: recruiting@tarterkrinsky.com. Please indicate "Immigration Paralegal" in the subject field.

BRIEF WRITING SERVICES
Alina Antonetti, Attorney at Law. Brief Writing Services for Immigration Attorneys. Includes briefs to the bench, the BIA and Federal Circuit Courts, as well as RFEs, NOIDs and other matters to USCIS, and AAO. Briefs are tailor made to each client. Lawyers are my only clients. Over 550 briefs written in the past 14 years. Law Review Editor and Cum Laude graduate from the University of Miami. Website: www.antonetti-law.net. Email: info@antonetti-law.net.

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: eb5supermarket@gmail.com Website: http://www.eb5supermarket.com/index.php/lianxiwomen.

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen Worldwide, the leading provider of global immigration services and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, announces the election of a new partner. George Koureas, Partner, is based in our London office and has worked in UK immigration law for over 10 years. He has considerable experience in all areas of UK business immigration, including international transfers and hires under the Points Based System (PBS), applications under the UK Immigration Rules for high-net-worth individuals, sponsorship for companies seeking to employ non-EEA nationals, and assisting companies with establishing themselves in the UK.


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