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Immigration Daily February 20, 2008
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Frivolous Lawsuits

A Wall Street Journal op-ed says, "What's needed is immigration reform that reflects the demands of our labor markets, not more attempts to punish companies for practicing capitalism." For the full editorial, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Investors And Entrepreneurs: Immigration Options

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Investors And Entrepreneurs: Immigration Options", with Lincoln Stone And Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum for the 3-part phone seminar series is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on February 28th: Solutions for Small Business

  • Overview of NIV Categories: L-1, E-2, E-1, H-1B and O
  • Recurring Problems with NIVs for Small Business: "Substantial" Investment, "At Risk", When is E-1 Preferred?, E and L Extensions and Consular Practice
  • Strategies for Transition to Permanent Residence: EB-1C, National Interest Waivers, Labor Certification and Anticipating EB-5 issues
SECOND Phone Session on March 29th: Overview of the EB-5 Category
  • Basic Requirements: Minimum Capital, "Invest", "Commercial Enterprise", Source of Capital and Job Creation
  • Practice Tips: Review of the Petition Forms, Service Center adjudication (I-526 and I-485), National Visa Center and Consular Processing
  • Regional Centers: Why are they relevant?, What does it mean to be "Approved" as a Regional Center and Recommended Due Diligence
  • Petition for Removal of Conditions: Required Procedure, Basic Eligibility and Practice Tips
THIRD Phone Session on April 3rd: Advanced EB-5 Practice
  • Recurring Problem Issues with the I-526 Petition: Proving the Required Capital is "At Risk", Identifying a TEA, Source of Capital and Job Creation
  • Designation of Regional Centers: Procedure and Timing, What is Required in the Proposal and USCIS Oversight and Compliance
  • Preparing for Problems with the Petition for Removal of Conditions: Shortfall of Capital, Shortfall of Employment, Required Proof in Regional Center Based Petitions, Alternative Immigration Solutions and Litigation
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/february2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/february2008.pdf).


Article

Legislation From 1961-1980
USCIS details immigration-related legislation passed from 1961-1980.

Bloggings: February 20, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

USCIS Revises I-130 Filing Instructions
USCIS announced that effective immediately, all petitioners filing stand-alone Form I-130s must file their petitions with the Chicago Lockbox instead of a USCIS Service Center.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dupont Circle, DC - Fast-paced, dynamic nationally recognized, immigration law firm seeking motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required. Experience with PERM desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: John Nahajzer. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. with seven offices seeks attorney with 5-10+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to be team player. Candidates with bilingual spanish language skills desired. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to piskadlorobert@yahoo.com or fax: (732) 745-1249. All submissions will remain in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan - Alan Lee, Esq., (www.AlanLeeLaw.com) seeks a bright, ambitious, extremely hard-working attorney as sole associate, who writes well, is detailed, does the homework on cases, & has experience in various aspects of immigration law. You will handle appearances at CIS and courts and cases that are/may become difficult. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Salary not necessarily commensurate with workload, but good opportunities down the road. E-mail resume to Immigration@AlanLeeLaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW seeks a transactional immigration attorney to join our downtown Chicago team and help deliver legal advice and counsel to our clients who include companies, individuals, colleges and universities. JD required with 2+ years experience working as an attorney in immigration law. For a detailed job description, see here. We proved a relaxed work environment and offer competitive compensation plans and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K and stock purchase programs. If you're interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail your resume and salary requirements to careers@visanow.com with the title Attorney in the subject line. Relocation assistance to Chicago is not provided. EOE.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. 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 contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.

Case Management Technology
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comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Attorney - Cerritos, CA
Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC is pleased to announce that Aggie Dolinska, Esq. has joined the firm. Ms. Dolinska graduated magna cum laude from Boise State University in 1998 (Criminal Justice, B.A.). She earned her J.D. from Brigham Young University, where she was a senior editor with the Journal of Education Law. Ms. Dolinska is admitted to practice in California and Utah, and is fluent in English, Polish, and conversant in Russian. Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC, 17777 Center Court Drive, Suite 200, Cerritos, California 90703. Tel: 562.207.6789. Fax: 562.207.6788. www.wilneroreilly.com.


Letters

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