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Immigration Daily July 14, 2011
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Comment: Government Times - Visa Wait Times from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

Article: The Neufeld Memo Revisited And The H-1B Visa Climate: The New Face of Enforcement in the H-1B World By David H. Nachman Esq.

Article: The Ice Man Cometh: What You Can Do After the Notice of Inspection But Before the I-9 Audit Starts By Gary Endelman

Article: US In Focus-Caribbean Immigrants in the United States By Kristen McCabe

Bloggings: My Guest Blog Posting in the New York Times By Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: EB-5 Stats Revealed at USCIS June 30 Stakeholders Meeting By Brian Su

Bloggings: National Interest Waiver - A Case Study By Jacob J. Sapochnick

News: USCIS Releases Interim Memo For Comment On Changes To RFE Timeframes

News: DHS And DOS Announce Agreement With Russia Regarding Adoption

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
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