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Comment: Americans Support Immigration
The Atlantic reports that a poll of 40,000 people reveals that roughly three-quarters of Americans support the goals behind President Obama's executive action on immigration:

When asked to identify the best approach for dealing with immigrants who are living in the country illegally, six in 10 Americans say there should be a way for such immigrants to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements, while 17 percent say they should be allowed to become permanent legal residents but not citizens, and 19 percent say they should be identified and deported. Similarly, Americans hold fairly positive assessments of the economic impact of immigrants, with 55 percent saying that immigrants strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents, while only 36 percent say that immigrants are a burden on the country because they take jobs, housing, and healthcare.
The actual support for immigration in America is stronger than what the politics of immigrations might suggest. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: Unrestricted Employment Authorization Now Available to Certain H-1B Dependent Spouses Effective May 26, 2015. By Gerry Tzekova, Esq

Article: Supreme Court Hears Argument on Whether Government Must Justify Its Visa Denial. By Leslie Dellon

Blogging: DOL Alert: Technical Issues with ETA Form 9035 - DOL Working to Fix. By Rohit Turkhud

Blogging: There Is Still Time To Have H-1B Cap Cases Ready To File. By Roger Algase

Blogging: DAPA Eligible Father of Four Scheduled For Deportation TODAY. By Matthew Kolken

News: OCAHO Publishes a Precedent Decision in United States v. Liberty Packaging, Inc.

News: USCIS Alert on Re-registration Deadline for El Salvador TPS

Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
The table of contents of this definitive work edited by Joseph Curran and Daniel Berger is as follows:

  1. FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock
  2. PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE: H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman; TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt; Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie Holman; An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular Processing By Joseph Curran; Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker; Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International); Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting Strategies By Ronald Nair; Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By Patrick Curran; Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers By Christopher Musillo; Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By Michael Hammond.
  3. UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS: Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran; The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman; Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America?s Nursing Shortage By Stuart Anderson; Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni; US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars, Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman; Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger
  4. RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES: The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma; Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball With The POEA By Ronald Nair; Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton; Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney; Hospitals' Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland; Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah Rutherford-Olds
  5. AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By James David Acoba
  6. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE MATERIAL: Includes relevant sections of INA, CFR, OI, AFM, FAM and critical USCIS & DoL Memoranda.
For more info, and to order, please see here . For the fax order form, see here.

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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
New York, NY. Sr. Legal Admin/Paralegal - Immigration. We represent professional artists, businesses and families in gaining NIV and IV visas and citizenship in the U.S. and at consulates around the world for the last 17 years. Each case is as unique as each artist it represents and we take care to maintain high ethical standards with our clients. We highly value professionalism and integrity. Duties include assistance with case processing, preparing forms, support letters and all Firm correspondence with client, employers, unions and government agencies. Responsibilities also include maintaining files, entering data into databases, petitions and applications, sending questionnaires and extracting data from questionnaires, and significant drafting of basic e-mails and letters. Required Skills: Superior drafting, writing, and editing skills; Excellent oral communication skills; Detail-oriented, efficient and reliable; Strong sense of ownership of tasks and responsibilities; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook; Authorized To Work in the United States. Preferred Education/Skills: Immigration law experience, particularly H-1Bs, O-1, Adjustment of Status, and/or PERMS. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is full time. Submit resume (attached PDF or doc), with a cover letter (body of the email), and your salary requirements to al.recruiting@yahoo.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. For over 60 years, Fragomen has served the immigration needs of clients ranging from individuals to the world's leading multinational corporations. We have 44 offices in 18 countries worldwide, supported by more than 2,100 immigration professionals and staff--including more than 300 attorneys, solicitors, or comparable immigration professionals. These resources allow us to provide strategic and effective immigration solutions in over 170 countries around the globe. The Fragomen NY office is looking for an experienced Business Immigrations Paralegal with 2+ years of experience. Responsibilities include performing intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy; analyzing case documents and preparing immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency; drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits; Interested candidates may apply here:

Help Wanted Immigration Paralegal New York, NY. The Seltzer Firm, PLLC (NYC) is seeking employment based immigration paralegal to prepare H-1Bs, PERM, I-140s, adjustments of status, J-1 waivers, and physician immigration matters. Work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals, draft documents to establish eligibility for immigration benefits and guide them through the immigration process. The Seltzer Firm combines high-quality legal services with personal attention and hands-on involvement. Competitive salary. Bachelor's plus 2 yrs exp, submit resume and a brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Yarden Law Group is looking for a business immigration paralegal with two or more years of experience with employment and investment visas, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications and naturalization. If interested, please send CV and cover letter by email to shavit@yardenlaw.com.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
Why do the largest law firms, corporations, universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations using Aacrao EDGE, as well as $300 "expert opinion" work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the authority o grant college level credit for work experience and/or raining. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For a list of rates and times, see: here. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please visit: here. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786)276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com,or email info@aetsinternational.com New customers to AETS will receive a 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

E3 Investment Group
E3 Investment Group structures offerings that allow foreign investors the opportunity to receive green cards under the U.S. Government's EB-5 program. They have a unique expertise in creating opportunities that do not involve regional centers, but offer all of the benefits of a scaled organization without the negatives. They call this Scalable-Direct. In essence, they are the Non-Regional Center. See a two minute video that describes how it works: http://e3investmentgroup.com/the-non-regional-center. If you would like to learn more, kindly email or feel free to call us directly. Matt Gordon, Attorney at Law, CEO, E3 Investment Group, The Non-Regional Center, Email: matt.gordon@E3investmentgroup.com; Cell: 646-402-5000; Website: http://www.E3investmentgroup.com

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 9, 2015, 1pm - 3pm, New Yrok, NY. The New York Immigration Coalition will hold training on "Tax Issues for Immigrants." This training is geared toward legal practitioners and other advocates who have a limited background in tax issues as they pertain to immigrants and immigration proceedings. The training will discuss general tax issues relevant to low-income taxpayers, specifically emphasizing issues that affect immigrants. CLE credit: 2 credits in professional practice. This course provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys and non-transitional credit for experienced attorneys. The training is free to all non-attorneys staff of nonprofit agencies. For more information and registration details see http://www.thenyic.org/node/3896.


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