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Comment: Various Items
Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. See an article about Growing Electoral Power of Immigrant Communities; bloggings on an OSC claim settlement and on EB-5 Investment; news items about interim memo on new T-6 Nonimmigrant Category and OIG Inspection Report. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: New Americans in the Voting Booth: The Growing Electoral Power of Immigrant Communities By Walter A. Ewing and Guillermo Cantor

Blogging: AOSC Settles Immigration Claim Against Construction Company By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Is EB-5 Investment or Immigration? By Gregory Finkelson

News: USCIS Interim Memo on New T-6 Nonimmigrant Category

News: DOS OIG Visa Services Inspection Report

Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Price Reduced
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Physician Immigration Book edited by Robert Aronson. Contributors are: Mary Amundson, Robert Aronson, Lisa Atkins, Therese Bart, Janice Bianco, Ingrid Brey, Brian Bruner, Elise Bruner, Jacqueline Bucar, Lisa Claypool, Kristi Crawford, Karen Dean, Alex Dgebuadze, Robert Divine, Goldie Domingue, Maria Fritzinger Elias, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly, Khorzad Mehta, Jennifer Minear, Bruce Morrison, George Newman, Elizabeth Neuwirth, Ana Pottratz Acosta, Karen Pollins, Jennell Prentice, Elizabeth Quinn, Michelle Scimecca, Suzanne Seltzer, Carl Shusterman, Greg Siskind, Rita Sostrin, Tim Skinner, Sarah Peterson Strensrud, Margaret Stock, Hamel Vyas, Tracy Wallowicz, David Ware, Nathan Waxman, Andrew Wizner and Robert Whitehill.

The book outline is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • The Physician Workforce And Healthcare Realities
  • The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program: Views From The Inside And The Outside
  • Starting The Immigration Process: The Art Of The Client Intake Process
  • J-1 Waiver Strategy And Practice For Physicians
  • H-1B Temporary Worker Considerations And Strategy For Physicians
  • Assessing All Possibilities: Other Nonimmigrant Visa Options For Physicians
  • Long Term Options: Permanent Residence And Naturalization
  • Compliance Considerations
  • Designing A Better Mousetrap: Some Thoughts On Legislative Reform

For more info on The Physician Immigration Book and to order:
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Headline: New Immigrant Detention Centers Have Old Problems Click here
Headline: Coast Guard fights on different front line in the immigration crisis Click here
Headline: Republicans outraged as Democrats demand amnesty for millions of illegal aliens Click here
Headline: Immigrant Rights Groups Call for Closing Artesia, Karnes Detention Centers as Report Details 'Inhumane' Conditions Click here
Headline: Sacramento shooting case sparks debate over U.S. immigration policies Click here
Headline: Republican senators warn Obama against executive action on amnesty Click here
Headline: If Democrats abandon immigration reform after Tuesday's likely loss, they will turn 2016 into a debacle Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY, (Part-Time Position) - The Law Offices of Lynne R. Newkofsky has an immediate opening for a Business Immigration Attorney with a minimum of 2+ years of business immigration experience, including with H-1Bs, L-1As/L-1Bs, E-1s/E-2s, J-1s, O-1s, TNs, PERMs and I-140 petitions. Experience with naturalization applications and family-based matters a plus. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to multi-task. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lnewkofsky@newkofsky.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 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 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.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
Why do the largest law firms, corporations, universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations using Aacrao EDGE, as well as $300 "expert opinion" work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the authority o grant college level credit for work experience and/or raining. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For a list of rates and times, see: here. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please visit: here. Please contact AETS at anytime at(786)276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com,or email info@aetsinternational.com New customers to AETS will receive a 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

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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. Kristi Nevarez, Partner, is based in the Firm's Santa Clara office. For over 17 years, she has advised clients in matters of corporate business immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, labor certifications and adjustments of status. Kristi has served as corporate immigration counsel to emerging and mid-sized clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer products, civil engineering and the legal services sector.


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