Comment: Money And Politics - The 2011 budget is not yet complete. President Obama has invited Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Reid to continue to meet and finalize the budget. Looking at the likely effect of the budget impasse on immigration issues, our readers should bear in mind that consular processing was entirely halted the last time the government shut down over the budget in the mid-90s. Once consular processing resumes, delays will persist for some time. A similar situation is possible with PERM as well. Even if the 2011 budget is agreed to, the 2012 budget is still an open question, due to the ballooning deficits and the different approaches of the two political parties to the same. The budget battle reminds us that money is the mother's milk of politics.
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Focus: THE H-1B BOOK
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review and Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm with offices located throughout the nation, has an immediate opening for an immigration paralegal in their Raleigh, North Carolina office. Qualified candidates must have extensive employment based immigration paralegal experience, preferably in a large law firm environment. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions with a specific focus on labor certification applications. Our outstanding group of paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple attorneys. Candidates must have extensive experience as a business immigration paralegal with specific experience drafting PERM labor certifications. Strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, INS Zoom and a document management system is required. Successful candidates will possess strong writing skills and have excellent attention to detail. The ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team are also important to this position as well as outstanding case management and organizational skills. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm with offices located throughout the nation, seeks an immigration attorney with 3 - 5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates must possess extensive experience with PERM applications, H-1B, L-1, TN and E visas. In addition, candidates must have experience working in a high-volume business immigration work environment. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: email@example.com.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. The attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws and adjudications. The successful candidate will handle ALD legal issues which include but are not limited to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; adjustment of status; naturalization and citizenship; parole; employment authorization; and alien registration. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law, with substantial time handling adjustment of status and/or nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0003 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, April 15, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.
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Korean Community Website
Would you like to meet new clients for free? You can do so by
registering with ShadedCommunity.com
as an "honest attorney." ShadedCommunity.com is a website which
provides all kinds of immigration information mostly to the Korean community. Koreans
looking for honest attorneys to answer their questions regarding immigration
law will be able to find you on the list of "Honest Attorneys" of
this site. In order to protect a registered attorney's profit advantage,
there will be a limit to the number of attorneys allowed to register from each
state. On average, each state will be represented, according to their
population, by 4 immigration attorneys who will be accepted on a first-come
basis. Among the 4 registered attorneys, 2 will be Korean and 2 will be
American. Once the set number of attorneys is reached, any other attorneys
attempting to register will be put on a waitlist. In addition, all registered
attorneys will have to sign an agreement that they will not charge excessive
rates to their clients. Honest Attorneys can answer some questions visitors
have posted on the site. You can register as an honest attorney on the link here.
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