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Comment: Citizenship Day 2014
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17 in remembrance of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. It also recognizes all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become US citizens. On this day US citizens remember the blessings of liberty and are recognized for holding the responsibilities of citizenship.

"U.S. citizenship is defined by what we have in common: equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities," said USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez. "As we celebrate our Constitution this week, more than 27,000 new U.S. citizens will now be able to vote, volunteer, participate, and become engaged in issues that are important to them and their families."
The US constitution is the main reason why so many individuals around the world seek to make America their home. People who cherish our constitutional values should be welcomed to this country and not shunned as criminals. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Canadian Immigrants in the United States By Jie Zong, Hataipreuk Rkasnuam, and Jeanne Batalova

Blogging: Sixteen Years and 20 Minutes to "Other Serious Harm" Asylum By Jason Dzubow

News: DHS Annual Flow Report on Refugees and Asylees

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book or if you would like to pre-order the second edition, you can place an order for $189. The current edition can be purchased here for $189.

The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
Chapter 1: Argentina
Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

Chapter 2: Armenia
Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

Chapter 3: Australia
Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

Chapter 4: Brazil
Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

Chapter 5: Canada
Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

Chapter 6: China
Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

Chapter 7: Colombia
Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

Chapter 8: France
Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

Chapter 9: Germany
Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

Chapter 10: Haiti
Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

Chapter 11: India
Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

Chapter 12: Jamaica
Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 13: Nigeria
Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

Chapter 14: Philippines
Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

Chapter 15: Taiwan
Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 17: United Kingdom
London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

Chapter 18: Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis

PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

For additional information, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.shtm
By Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/ConsularPosts.pdf

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Pasadena, CA - Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza, PLC seeks an Immigration Attorney with 5+ years of business immigration experience for our Pasadena office. Ideal candidate should have exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. RMZD has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than 35 years and has 60 plus employees in 5 offices. RMZD is one of the leading immigration law firms in the United States. This is an excellent career opportunity for a qualified candidate who is licensed to practice law in California. RMZD offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, 17 days vacation (PTO) in the 1st year, 401(k), CLE expenses, commissions, all in a collegial environment. All applications are confidential. Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary history to immigration@rreeves.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Ramon, CA - 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. These resources allow us to provide strategic and effective immigration solutions in over 170 countries around the globe. A Fragomen career gives you the opportunity to work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. Our exclusive focus on immigration means you will practice in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment with people who are passionate about immigration. Responsibilities include: Serving as the immigration specialist/resource to client population on-site for all immigration matters. Scheduling and leading meetings with client(s) to provide overview of upcoming visa processes (NIV and IV/PR) and answers questions, as needed. Following up with client to obtain outstanding documentation. Facilitating completion of immigration submissions by obtaining signatures, missing information, etc. from client. Ensuring that client is compliant with posting and maintaining required documentation. Previous experience preferred and BA or BS degree required. Interested candidates may apply here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Responsibilities: Review and prepare nonimmigrant petitions and applications, including H-1B, H-3, L-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, and TN visas; Prepare immigrant petitions, including extraordinary ability, multinational manager/executive and National Interest Waivers; Review and prepare family-based immigrant petitions and attend hearing at USCIS; Review and prepare Naturalization applications and attend Naturalization interviews at USCIS; Assist clients and dependents with nonimmigrant and immigrant consular processing; Maintain PERM Audit Files, including advertising coordination and preparation of ETA9089 applications; Responsible for Tracker data input and maintaining notifications for expiration and eligibility dates. Required Skills: Possesses an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Detail-oriented, efficient and reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive "can do" attitude; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Qualifications: 3+ years of experience handling business immigration matters; Experience working with Immigration Tracker Software preferred; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, this position offers a full benefits package including health, 401K, long-term disability, life insurance and paid vacation. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: recruiting@tarterkrinsky.com. Please indicate "Immigration Paralegal" in the subject field.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Raleigh, NC - As one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins represents employers in a broad range of workplace matters. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations, and some of North Carolina's largest employers. Our immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and a document management system, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "RALEIGH IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Daryanani & Bland PC, a business immigration law firm catering to a wide variety of clients in the arts, fashion, sports, and entertainment industries, is seeking an experienced paralegal to complement our growing staff. The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional, and simultaneously hardworking and easygoing. Laser-like attention to detail, a good sense of humor, and phenomenal ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment are a must. We are looking for someone who is serious about their work but does not take themselves too seriously. You will be responsible for a sizable caseload and will assist attorneys in preparing and filing submissions to USCIS and DOL. Daily client contact will be a large part of the job. We expect a commitment of AT LEAST one year. Requirements include: 1-3 years of experience in the immigration law field; bachelor's degree; ability to independently handle multiple priorities and deadlines while simultaneously functioning smoothly as part of a team in a close-knit environment; impeccable writing, organizational, and communication skills and extreme attention to detail are a MUST; and a sense of humor and a friendly attitude. Please email your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Joseph McKeown at jcm@dbvisa.com. No phone calls please.

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visaparalegal
Paralegal Services
Based in Teaneck, NJ (NYC Metro Area), Faveo Paralegals provide cost-effective, per-case, flat-fee, immigration paralegal services to attorneys across the United States. Faveo Paralegals' clients include sole practitioners, mid and large size law firms, and legal departments of Fortune 500 Companies. Our paralegals previously worked for large international law firms and in-house departments of Fortune 500 Companies. References are available upon request. For a cost-effective, flat, per-case fee, Faveo Paralegals can fully, professionally and competently prepare for attorney's review wide range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions including: H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A/B, E-1/2, I-1, K-1/K-3, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN, U, PERM, I-140 Eb-1, Eb-2, Eb-3, Eb-5, NIW, I-601 Waivers, Responses to RFEs, & Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status Applications. Please visit us on the web at: www.visaparalegal.com Contact E-mail: info@visaparalegal.com Contact Tel: 201-256-3767 x 1. To view Faveo Paralegals video presentation on YouTube go to: Faveo Paralegals Presentation. Important Notice: Please note that we only provide services to attorneys licensed to practice law in the United States. Faveo Paralegals cannot provide paralegal services to general public.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
San Diego, CA, September 18, 2014, 12:10pm, The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at UCSD will hold a lecture on "Seeking Asylum in North America" with Judge Rico Bartolomei. For more information, please email Prof. James Cooper jcooper@cwsl.edu, or by phone at 619-525-1430.


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