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Comment: Immigration Prosecutions Majority of Federal Prosecutions

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reports that immigration remains the major focus of all federal criminal enforcement efforts accounting for fully 52 percent of all federal prosecutions in FY 2016. During the 12 months ending September 30, immigration prosecutions were more than all other federal crimes put together -- including drugs, weapons, fraud, and violations of the thousands of other criminal provisions that the federal government is responsible for enforcing.

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Article: Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Detention of Immigrants Without Bond Hearings By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for American Immigration Council

Article: How to Answer H-1B RFE with No Degree By Sheila Danzig

News: DHS Publishes Final Rule Exempting Parts of EVUS System From Privacy Act

Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2015-2016 Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, Coming Soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors 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, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

The Book Contents: Major Consular Posts: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Philippines, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Vietnam. Theory and Practice: Introduction; New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice; Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts; Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul; The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks; Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations; E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors; The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions; H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking; Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites;
State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs); ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces;
What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions; A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment; Resource Materials on CD-ROM

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mineola, NY - The Terezakis Law Firm seeks an experienced immigration attorney for its criminal and immigration law practice, based in Mineola, New York. Attorney will be expected to make appearances at the Immigration Courts located at 26 Federal Plaza and 201 Varick Street, as well as the Nassau & Suffolk County criminal courts. Candidate must have at least 3 years' experience with some of the following: removal defense, cancellation of removal, asylum, family-based immigration, provisional waivers, and/or assessment of immigration consequences of proposed criminal disposition. Must have strong writing skills and experience preparing motions and briefs for Immigration Court, as well as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Experience in criminal defense, including post-conviction relief, is a plus. NYS Bar admission required. Ideal candidate must be a professional, responsible, dedicated, detail-oriented, and friendly attorney who can work independently, as well as part of a team. Our clients are primarily Spanish speaking - so fluency in Spanish is preferred. This is not an entry level position: you must have at least 2-3 years experience representing clients in court, and be a skilled advocate. Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: lalfaro@terezakislaw.com. Salary commensurate with experience. Health insurance, profit-sharing, liberal vacation policy and other benefits are available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Attorney with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience with Hs, Ls, PERMs, and E visas. Experience should include consular processing, efficient case handling and client management, and great analytical and writing skills. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in providing support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures, and case management. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

Letters of the Week:

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11 by Edward Alden, Harper Perennial 368 pages $15.99 ISBN: 0061558400 https://www.amazon.com/Closing-American-Border-Terrorism-Immigration/dp/0061558400


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