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Comment: Immigration Detention Violates Constitution
The Seattle Times reports that a federal judge in Oregon has ruled that an immigrant's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail at the request of immigration authorities after she was eligible for release.

The rulings make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities' requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local jurisdictions may be held liable for doing so. The rulings have spurred several jurisdictions to announce they will no longer honor requests for such holds.

This decision comes on the heels of other similar federal court decisions. We urge the administration to curb these unconstitutional immigration detention practices. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: Interesting Updates from the 2014 AILA Spring Conference By Alan Lee

Blogging: Family Members of Asylum Seekers - Beware! By Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Publishes Deadline for Haitian Temporary Protected Status Re-registration

News: Final Rule on Legal Services Corporation Regulation on Legal Assistance to Aliens

News: DOL Alerts On LCA's Revised Retention Schedule

Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book - Forming and Operating An EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide For Developers and Business Innovators. The lead Editor for this book is Angelo A. Paparelli and the Associate Editor is L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Contributing Authors are Louann Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Matt Gordon, Doug Hauer, Mark Katzoff, Robert F. Loughran, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and Ben Zou.
The book outline is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Navigating the Application Process
  • I-924 Process, Tips and Best Practices
  • Sourcing, Vetting, and Attracting Investors
  • Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence
  • Organizational Law and Securities Considerations
  • Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context
  • Risk Management

For additional information, detailed book outline, and author biographies, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.shtm
Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.pdf
Pre-Publication orders are now being accepted at a discounted price!

Headline: Press Conference by the President, 4/17/14 Click here
Headline: 19 Arrested Protesting Deportations; Obama Blames GOP for Stalling Reform Click here
Headline: The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Two years later, Tania Chairez still 'undocumented and unapologetic' Click here
Headline: Push for in-state tuition break in trouble Click here
Headline: Sheriff Joe Arpaio not required to sign statement before it's dispersed Click here
Headline: Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers Click here
Headline: Winning asylum is tough in Georgia’s immigration courts Click here
Headline: Immigration still on hold: Boehner's office Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Detroit area law firm is seeking an immigration paralegal for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task efficiently, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their New York City office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve Submit your resume: here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their San Francisco office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

Help: Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their Santa Clara office. Candidates must have 5+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 5 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Ridgewood, NJ - Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. has an immediate opening for two (2) Senior and Junior Immigration Paralegals. These positions will participate in all aspects of the firm's Business and Family Immigration practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a primary contact to numerous clients. Ideal candidate will be able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Entry Level applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and have 1+ years of immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE. Please send resumes and letter of interest and salary requirements to info@visaserve.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. corporate immigration paralegal to join the firm. This paralegal will be an integral member of a team of corporate immigration lawyers and paralegals who specialize in all aspects of Canadian, USA and global corporate immigration. Responsibilities: prepare petitions /applications for various for NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, E-1/2, TN, O-1, L, J); I-140 (EB-1,EB-2, incl. national interest waiver); I-485,incl. consular processing; fiance/fiancee petitions; applications for employment authorization document; travel document; replacement I-94; I-90; I-751; naturalization; change/extension of status, including B2; PERM; Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (I-130); Appeal (I-140); Prepare response to requests for evidence; research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates; manage various administrative duties including: maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence; contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews; assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices. Skills: The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to perform multiple tasks in an upbeat and sophisticated legal environment that serves the interests of some of the World's largest corporations; and 3+ years of corporate US immigration law experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. Will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at 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. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 23, 2014, 2:30pm - 4pm (Eastern), USCIS will conduct a teleconference to discuss future regulatory changes for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. To register: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCISINVITE/subscriber/new?topic_id=USDHSCISINVITE_78 For inquiries regarding registration: Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov?subject=EB-5


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