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Article: Implied Status - The Explicit Explanation. By Benjamin A. Kranc

Article: Court Finds Federal Officers Can be Sued for Mistreatment of Immigrants in Detention. By Mary Kenney

Blogging: DACA Recipients not protected from Citizen Status Discrimination. By Bruce E. Buchanan

Blogging: BALCA Determines that Lack of Experience is a Lawful Job Related Reason to Reject U.S. By Cadence Moore

News: DHS OIG's Report: CBP is on Track to Meet ACE Milestones, but It Needs to Enhance Internal Controls

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  • Chapter 7. Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context: USCIS Revocations of Regional Center Designations for Non-Compliance, Current Immigration Law Regarding Revocation of USCIS Designation, History of Fraud in Regional Centers, Best Practices and Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls and USCIS Requests for Additional Evidence
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA. Seyfarth Shaw LLP (www.seyfarth.com) seeks a Senior Immigration Paralegal for our downtown Los Angeles office. Responsibilities, under partner supervision, include: provide concierge-level service to senior executives/managers, professional-services providers, in-house counsel and HR representatives, and high-net-worth individuals; perform intake of cases, research immigration law/regulations and online business information, access relevant data from financial statements and implement case strategy; analyze and develop strategy and supporting evidence for immigration eligibility in complex cases; prepare and file employment-based nonimmigrant (primarily E-2, L-1, H-1B & O-1 cases) and immigrant petitions (mostly EB-1 & national-interest waiver cases) with various federal agencies; and assist foreign citizens in submitting DS-160 online visa applications to U.S. embassies and consulates. The candidate must be an engaged, creative, and positive "team player" with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, superior communication and writing skills, and at least 10 years' experience with immigration law. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience exceeding the expectations of "high-touch" clients as well as experience with EB-5 immigrant visas, and immigration compliance and defense (I-9, antidiscrimination, FDNS and H-1B DOL investigations). Please apply online here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA. Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Los Angeles location for an experienced business immigration paralegal. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM, EB-5 etc.) Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work overtime when necessary is a must. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Miller at millerna@gtlaw.com. No phone calls please.

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.

Psychological Evaluation
Experienced Philadelphia-based immigration case evaluator (clinical psychologist; professor emerita, Rutgers University) provides: careful, thorough interviews with clients; thoughtful, clear reports; timely responses. Political asylum, exceptional hardship, and spousal abuse cases. Contact Dorothy Mandelbaum, PhD, doromandel@aol.com, 215.477.2448.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Punish and Expel: Border Control, Nationalism, and the New Purpose of the Prison (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) by Emma Kaufman - Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 28, 2015) - Hardcover: 272 pages, ISBN: 019871260X, $88.544 - $110.00 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/019871260X


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