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Comment: EB-5 - The Next Steps
The EB-5 Program started over two decades ago but only in recent years it has grown dramatically. In today's issue of Immigration Daily we carry an article from The Immigration Policy Center, which survey the programs progress and achievements. In 2012 the program (which was always provisionary) was extended by 3 years. That means that unless Congress acts, the program is set to expire in September 2015. In addition to making the program permanent, there are other proposed reforms which should be considered, similar to ones proposed in the 2013 Senate immigration bill.

"The EB-5 program has created more than 20,000 jobs, good-paying jobs paying above minimum wage throughout Pennsylvania," says [Pennsylvania Governor] Rendell. "In addition, this program brings investors to the United States that are successful entrepreneurs, innovative and creative, above and beyond the money that they provide...it's a home run for everyone."

Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy By Matthew Kolodziej

Blogging: Vietnam Dissident Fights To Go Back After Deportation To US. By Roger Algase

Blogging: USCIS Unhelpful on EB-2s for Physical Therapists By Chris Musillo

News: CRS Report Domestic Federal Law Enforcement Coordination: Through the Lens of the Southwest Border

Focus: Educating Chinese Students on EB-5

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Tysons Corner, VA. Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration Practice Group has an opening in its Tysons Corner, VA location for an experienced legal administrative assistant/secretary. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years administrative/secretarial experience supporting multiple people in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Prior immigration experience and/or law firm experience is preferred. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, prioritize their workload and work well under pressure. Ability to meet strict deadlines is essential. Excellent interpersonal, computer, written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with MS Office suite. Responsibilities include: maintaining client files, drafting letters and forms, data entry, updating information and uploading documents into an immigration case management system, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, entering time, preparing client intakes, answering phones, maintaining calendars, coordinating meetings and travel, and preparing expense reports. Some tasks involve billable time but there is no annual billable time requirement. Requires frequent legal Redweld file lifting, moving, and boxing to send off site. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. Flexibility to work overtime is a must. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to TCOHIRE@gtlaw.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long Island City, NY - Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad seeks an Immigration Attorney with 2 to 3 years of experience and admitted in the New York court. The law firm handles a variety of immigration cases, including but not limited to Employment based cases, Political Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Provisional waivers, U-Visas, VAWAs, DACAs, SIJS cases, cases before Immigration Court, the BIA, and the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities include: working with the paralegal team to supervise and facilitate the preparation of immigration packets to be sent to USCIS; preparing evidence and briefs to be sent to the Immigration Court, BIA, and Ninth Circuit; conducting legal research; appearing in Immigration Court on behalf of clients; representing clients in adjustment of status and naturalization interviews. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS. The Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, paid-time-off and CLE expenses. Please submit your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to sgomez@usmanbahmad.com and use "ILW.com Classified Response" as the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Birmingham, AL - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a business immigration paralegal. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Spanish, German, Portuguese or other foreign language fluency preferred, but not required. Some responsibilities include: assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of client cases and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing petition filings to submit to various government agencies; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. All applicants should have strong analytical ability; an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Equal opportunity employer. Apply here.

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.

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.

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Letters of the Week: Nolan Rappaport, Roger Algase

ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen Worldwide, the leading provider of global immigration services and a member of both the Am Law 100 and the Am Law Global 100, announces the election of a new partner. Catherine Macris, Partner, provides counsel on all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa options and permanent residence. Based in the Firm's New York office, she has significant experience representing clients in various industries, including consulting, tax, audit, financial advisory, financial services, insurance, fashion design and computer software.


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