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Immigration Daily May 31, 2011
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Article: B-4 Retiree Visas by Harry DeMell

Article: Consular Corner by Liam Schwartz

Bloggings: Xeriscaped Immigration - With All The Juice Squeezed Out by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: Korean EB-5 Agent Speaks at 2100 EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference in Boston July 29, 2011 by Brian Su

News: DOS Announces New Website For J-1 Visa Program

News: USCIS Updates FY2012 H-1B Cap Count

Focus: Waiver Practice in Consular Processing
Wednesday, June 1 is the deadline for the Thursday, June 2 phone session of “Consular Processing for Experts”, with Jan Pederson (discussion leader), Jill Bussey, Ellen Freeman, Kehrela Hodkinson, Joanne Orizal, Laurel Scott, Heather Segal, Priscillia Suntoso, James Wolf and Elaine Witty, the curriculum is as follows:

  • Nonimmigrant Visa Waivers of Inadmissibility.
      General Issues:
    • Who is eligible for a 212(d)(3) waiver?
    • Which grounds can be waived?
    • Which grounds cannot be waived?
    • The life of a waiver.
  • Procedures for requesting a 212(d)(3) waiver.
    • Request made to consular officer after refusal.
    • Consular officer can either recommend or refuse to recommend to overseas DHS office that a waiver be granted.
    • DHS has final authority to grant or deny waiver.
    • Appeal procedures if consular officers refuses to make favorable recommendation and winning strategies.
  • Processing Times and Procedures.
    • When the waiver request must or may be sent to the Visa Office by the consular officer.
  • Criteria considered in waiver request/approvals.
    • Matter of Hranka effect?
    • How big, how bad and how long ago was the prevarication?
    • How long ago was the conviction and how serious was the crime?
    • Evidence of reformation and remorse.
    • Purpose of trip. Does life-saving medical treatment trump a trip to Disneyland?
    • Consular officers are directed to apply a balancing test; weighing the equities against the negative factors. How this works in practice.
  • Immigrant Visa Waivers of Inadmissibility
    • General Issues
    • Who is eligible for a waiver?
    • Which grounds can be waived?
    • Which grounds cannot be waived?
  • Procedures for requesting a waiver.
    • Form I-601 filed with consular officer for most grounds.
    • Consular officer must forward I-601 to DHS office overseas for adjudication.
    • Fingerprints and G-325A often required.
    • Send client to IV interview fully documented with respect to both possible grounds of ineligibility and reasons why waiver should be granted.
  • Coming to America when a visa isn't issued.
    • Humanitarian Parole
    • Visa Waiver at port-of-entry
    • 212(d)(4) waiver at land border port of entry
Wednesday, June 1 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

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Austin, TX - Fulbright & Jaworski LLP has immediate opening for an Immigration Paralegal. Primary responsibilities include preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visa petitions; preparation of PERM labor certification cases; preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation; extensive communication with governmental agencies and clients; proactive consideration of all options client must consider; and assist with special projects as assigned. Job requirements include Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 3 years, business immigration experience, and excellent written and oral communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; ability to multi-task and work independently, have a strong sense of accountability, and take ownership and responsibility for projects; ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff, and have flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and basic technological and research skills necessary to pull requested documents from online resources and familiarity with legal technology and computer databases required. Qualified candidates may email resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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