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Comment: Clarification And Erratum And Consequences
Yesterday's article by Greg Siskind on the President's Executive Action went viral in China, with over 250,000 views, an unprecedented number for Immigration Daily. There was intense interest in one specific point - the OPT expansion, an issue which the White House website was maddeningly vague about. We queried Mr. Siskind about this matter, and here is his clarification:

"Optional Practical Training - Secretary Johnson has directed ICE and USCIS to develop regulations to expand the degree programs eligible for OPT under the rule that currently allows certain STEM professionals to use OPT for up to 29 months. The time period of 29 months will also be extended, but a specific number of additional months was not mentioned by Secretary Johnson in his memo to USCIS Director Rodriguez. ICE and USCIS are being directed to require "stronger ties" to a degree-granting institution to better ensure the training is furthering the student's full course of study. ICE and USCIS are also directed to take steps to ensure that OPT is consistent with US labor market protections to safeguard the interests of US workers in related fields. No details on these last provisions are provided though it sounds pretty open-ended and could make the OPT rules much more restrictive. There is also talk about counting undergraduate STEM programs for purposes of STEM OPT extensions even if the graduate degree is not in a STEM field."

Erratum: Yesterday's Comment carried the following opening sentences: "The President's actual Executive Order has been released from embargo. A blog post by Greg Siskind below analyzes it in detail". In fact, it was the President's Executive Action that had been released from embargo, not his Executive Order.

Of particular note below, is an article by Harry DeMell examining the practical implications of Mr. Obama's Executive Action raising a number of red flags for those who wish the President's initiative well - we encourage all those interested in immigration advocacy to give Mr. DeMell's points a close read.

Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: President Obama's Executive Action' the Practical Applications By Harry DeMell

Blogging: Siskind Summary: The Immigration Accountability Executive Action (Updated Version) Bt Greg Siskind

Blogging: New Policies for the Apprehension and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Obama's New Immigration Policy By Carl Shusterman

Blogging: Protecting Refugees Fleeing Ebola; Ignoring Refugees Fleeing Violence By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: President Obama Takes Executive Action By Chris Musillo

Blogging: DHS Memo Explains Legal Basis For Obama's DACA Expansion, Pt. 1. By Roger Algase

Blogging: EB-5 Is Right for Chinese Right Now By Gregory Finkelson

News: ICE Instructions for Seeking Prosecutorial Discretion under 2014 Executive Action

News: Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration

News: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions For Fiscal Year 2015

News: DHS Notice on Executive Actions on Immigration

News: Executive Action Memo: Support High-skilled Business and Workers

News: DOJ OLC Memo: DHS Authority to Prioritize Removal of Certain Aliens Unlawfully Present in the United States and to Defer Removal of Others

News: Executive Action Memo: Promote the Naturalization Process

News: Executive Action Memo: Revise Parole Rules - Advance Parole

News: Executive Action Memo: Revise Parole Rules - Parole-in-Place and Deferred Action

News: Executive Action Memo: Expand Provisional Waivers to Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents

News: Executive Action Memo: Expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and Extend Deferred Action to Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

News: Executive Action Memo: Personnel Reform for ICE Officers

News: Executive Action Memo: End Secure Communities and Replace it with New Priority Enforcement Program

News: Executive Action Memo: Revise Removal Priorities

News: Executive Action Memo: Strengthen Border Security

Focus: November 25th 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 Christopher Robertson. This month's topic is "SEC Enforcement in EB5". 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
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Headline: Crowd Gathers Outside White House To Support Obama On Immigration Click here
Headline: The Immediate (and Not So Immediate) Impacts of Obama's Immigration Announcement Click here
Headline: Obama's immigration plan: Too far or not far enough? Click here
Headline: Obama, Daring Congress, Acts to Overhaul Immigration Click here Headline: Obama's immigration order creates dreams & destroys others Click here
Headline: Five Questions After Obama's Immigration Speech Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking immigration paralegal fluent in Spanish. Experience: 1-2 year experience preferred. Prepare and assemble immigration packages to be submitted to USCIS for NIV and IV processes. Experienced with H-1B, L-1s, O-1 visas, I-360 Petitions and EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 I-140 Petitions. I-130 Alien Relative Petitions, I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, I-360 Violence Against woman, I-765, Employment Authorization, Knowledge of DACA , Knowledge of LawLogix. Qualifications: College Degree Strongly Preferred; Fluent in Spanish; Dream Act Knowledge; One Year Experience Preferred; Excellent Writing and Communication Skills; Proofing and reviewing applications and legal forms; Ability to work independently or with supervision; Ability to work well with Supervising Attorney. Punctual and Attendance is a must. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Paralegal. 2+ Years Experience Preferred . Compile and analyze case facts and draft correspondence to USCIS, DOL, DOS and clients. Prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1/EB1, E, J-1, B-1/2, etc. Update and maintain case files via LawLogix. BS/BA degree required. Strong case management skills. Attention to Details. Ability to work independently and with others. Excellent writing skills. Fluency in foreign language is a plus. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.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.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
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Letters of the Week: Linda Grays, AnImmigrant, EveryoungRay

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform: Perspectives from a Former US Attorney General by Alberto R. Gonzales - Texas Tech University Press; 1 edition (November 3, 2014) - 224 pages Hardcover, ISBN: 089672896X $25.34 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/089672896X


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