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Focus: THE I-140 BOOK
THE I-140 BOOK features contributions from Brian S. Weiss, Kristen Quan Hammill, Prakash Khatri, Faye M. Kolly, Sherry Neal, Howard L. Kushner, and Dorothee B. Mitchell, the book's Editor and Principal Author is noted practitioner Herbert A. Weiss. The Table of Contents is as follows:
PART I. I-140 INTRODUCTION
Chapter One: Author's Introduction
Chapter Two: Basic Important Employment-Based Concepts by Kristen Quan Hammill
PART II. I-140 BY HERBERT A. WEISS
Chapter One: Basic Overview of the I-140 EBIV Process
Chapter Two: The Scope of Agency Authority
Chapter Three: The Job Offer Requirement
Chapter Four: The Immigration Act of 1990
Chapter Five: The EB-11 Extraordinary Ability
Chapter Six: The EB-12 Outstanding Professor and Researcher
Chapter Seven: The EB-13 Multinational Manager and Executive
Chapter Eight: The EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional and Person of Exceptional Merit and Ability
Chapter Nine: The EB-3 Professional, Skilled Worker, And Other Worker
Chapter Ten: The I-140 Form
Chapter Eleven: The Standard of Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Priority Dates
Chapter Thirteen: Filing Multiple Petitions
Chapter Fourteen: Successors in Interest
Chapter Fifteen: Ability of Prospective Employer to Pay Wage
Chapter Sixteen: Portability
Chapter Seventeen: Revocation, Invalidation and The Section 204(c) Bar
Chapter Eighteen: Withdrawals and Appeals/Motions
Chapter Nineteen: A Checklist For Putting Together I-140s (And Some Do's And Don'ts)
PART III. SPECIAL I-140 TOPICS
Chapter One: Step by Step For Schedule A Applications by Sherry Neal
Chapter Two: Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts by Howard L. Kushner
Chapter Three: Derivative Beneficiaries of Employment Based Immigrant Petitions and the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) by Dorothee Mitchell and Faye M. Kolly
Chapter Four: The Future of The I-140 (Employment-Based Immigration) Process by Prakash Khatri
For more info on THE I-140 BOOK and to order, see here. For the fax order form, see here.

Article: SCOTUS: Second Simple Drug Possession Offense Is Not Aggravated Felony Unless Prosecuted As Recidivist Offense by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

Article: Al Shabaab Threats Against The United States? by Scott Stewart

Article: Bloggings on Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Count

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Count

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Tweet: The New #ICE Age http://ow.ly/1Zi3V

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Tweet: #Immigration Prosecutions Once More on the Rise http://ow.ly/1ZhFj HT:Dan Kowalski

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, prestigious immigration law firms seeks experienced immigration paralegal for its midtown New York City office to work on large Fortune 500 accounts. Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree and 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to resume@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
FosterQuan, LLP, one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, seeks entry level and experienced immigration attorneys for their Austin, San Antonio and Houston offices. The Firm has seven offices and continues to expand. Qualified attorneys must have 1-5 years of employment-based immigration experience. All applicants must possess strong writing and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel are a must. Foreign language fluency and international study abroad is preferred. Individual must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@fosterquan.com. Training is provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
FosterQuan, LLP, one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, seeks entry level and experienced legal assistants for their Austin, San Antonio and Houston offices. The Firm has seven offices and continues to expand. Qualified legal assistant applicants must have a university degree. All applicants must possess strong writing and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel are a must. Foreign language fluency and international study abroad is preferred. Individual must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong analytical and organizational skills. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@fosterquan.com. Training is provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Law Offices of Harry DeMell seeks associate-partner (possibly merger). I need a lawyer with some immigration experience and a longer time horizon than I have, to join in my practice so I can work less and more selectively. I am not looking to hire but I do want to have someone share in my established practice. Harry DeMell, 225 Broadway, (212)732-2767 or harry@demell-visas.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm affiliated with Ernst & Young LLP seeks paralegal or immigration assistant with prior Program Electronic Review Management ("PERM") experience. The candidate should have familiarity with: the PERM process, basic understanding of PERM regulations, preparing prevailing wage request forms, job orders, Form 9089, preparing and placing advertisements and prior experience working with an immigration case management system. Must be highly organized, have excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to manage a large workload. Experience preparing prevailing wage challenges, motions for reconsideration and BALCA appeals and prior experience preparing PERMs for a high volume client is a plus. The primary role of the position is to support the team of immigration lawyers by drafting immigration applications for individuals seeking permission to work or live in the United States; and to coordinate tracking status expiration dates for ongoing clients. Recognized as one of top employers, Ernst & Young continually strives to be a great place to work. Send resume to Thomas Byun, thomas.byun@ca.ey.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with three to five years of experience in employment-based immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates should have the ability to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will join more than a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. They should bring in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. Interested candidates may see here the details regarding the unique benefits of working at the Murthy Law Firm. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and abilities. Final interviews of candidates (after a multi-level interview process) will be at our office in Owings Mills, MD, a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland. EOE

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