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Immigration Daily Dec 18, 2014
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Comment: DHS in Limbo
Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. See articles about the recent spending bill leaving the DHS in limbo and about EB-5 Predictions for 2015; Bloggings on Evidentiary Standard in Matter of Ho Cases; news items about the Supreme Court allowing DACA beneficiaries in Arizona to obtain Driver's Licenses,and USCIS actions on Family Reunification Parole Program for Haitian and Cuban families. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Congress-Passed Spending Bill Leaves DHS in Limbo. By Amanda Peterson Beadle

Article: EB-5 Predictions for 2015 the Year of the Goat. By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Esq.

Blogging: Evidentiary Standard in Matter of Ho Cases. By Lauren A. Cohen, Esq.

Blogging: Obama Administration Turns Its Back on American Values with Mammoth New Family Prison. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Visa Bulletin Projections For 2015. By Chris Musillo

Blogging: USCIS Claims it Does Not Rely Exclusively on EDGE Database for Educational Opinions; By Dwight Myfelt

Blogging: It's Time to End the Cuban Adjustment Act. By Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Notice of Changes to Application Procedures for the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

News: USCIS Implements Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

News: Supreme Court Order Allows DACA Beneficiaries in Arizona to Obtain Driver's Licenses

Focus: December 22, EB-5 Roundtable with Angelo Paparelli
The EB-5 Roundtable with Angelo Paparelli will take place on November 25th. The guest speaker for this month is Sam Udani. This month's topic is "Differences between EB-5 in China and the Rest of the World". This monthly telephone series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors is presented at no charge. Issues affecting individual investors will be covered by only from the perspectives of Regional Centers and other EB-5 entities. This event is sponsored by NES Financial.
To Register, please email webmaster@ilw.com with your name, organization, email, and phone number.
To view past speakers and their biographies, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/Roundtablebios.pdf
To view Angelo's biography and sponsor profile, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/eb5regionalcenterseminars.shtm

Headline: Why do politicians break their promises on migration? Click here
Headline: Immigration focus can help boost Pa. economy Click here
Headline: Tucson Police to Stop Some Immigration Click here
Headline: U.S. top court bars Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants Click here
Headline: Delaying Immigration Reform Means More Exploitation of Cheap Labor Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami, FL - Immigration law firm seeking paralegal with at least 3 years of experience in PERM, as well as H-1B, E-2, L-1 and EB residence petitions. Must have excellent research/writing skills and client follow up. Must be bilingual in Spanish, both verbal and written. Excellent benefits. Email resume and three references to jhart@immigrateusa.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto and Calgary, CA - Egan LLP is currently seeking a Senior Attorney to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. Recognized as the #2 World's Most Attractive Employer and one of Canada's top employers, EY and Egan LLP continually strive to be a great place to work. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, owning managing a base of clients and as well as managing attorneys, paralegals and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, five or more years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings. EB-5 experience is a plus. To apply, please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com.

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.

DNA Testing
With over a decade of experience and access to over 5000 collection centers nationwide, DNA Lab Center is one of the leaders in the DNA testing industry. All DNA Tests performed are accredited by the A.A.B.B. (the American Association of Blood Banks) and within the guidelines set forth by the DHS. Our reports are accepted by the Consular Section at the embassy, the U.S.C.I.S., and American Citizen Services offices. Every sample collection performed follows a strict chain-of-custody allowing the results to be notarized and court admissible. Using the most advanced technology in the industry, DNA Lab Center is able to reach 99.9 % accuracy on each test we perform. DNA Lab Center will coordinate shipping the DNA collection kit(s) to the embassy requesting the test and will also provide all contact information to embassy personnel for scheduling the beneficiary's appointment. You can be confident your clients will receive the utmost care, consideration, and confidentiality throughout this process. English, Spanish, French and Hebrew spoken. Contact: 866-940-4DNA, 866-720-3550, 718-940-4DNA, info@dnalabcenter.com Website: http://www.dnalabcenter.com.

Certified Translation Services
Are you looking for certified translations for immigration purposes? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS), a corporate member of the American Translators Association, provides certified translations in over 100 languages. Since we primarily cater to law firms and universities, AETS' linguists, all of whom either have Master's degrees or more than five years of translation experience, are experts in the field of immigration-related translations. Why entrust anyone else with such important documents? Contact AETS today for a FREE quote. For a copy of our Application for Translation Service, please click here, call (786)276-8190,email translations@aetsinternational.com, or fax the documents to (786)524-0448 or (786)524-3300. Please note that AETS also provides Educational, Work Experience, and Position Evaluations. For more information, please visit the website here or our Foreign Credential Evaluation application here. Application.2013.pdf. You may also call us at (786)276-8190. New customers to AETS will receive a 25% on their first Educational Evaluation request, or on their first one-page translation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

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