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Immigration Daily May 14, 2012
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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: Points And Counterpoints On In-House Counsel Tips by Edward Poll

Bloggings: Obama Administration Set to Deport Mother of Teenage United States Citizen by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Albanian Informant and His Family Granted Asylum - Finally by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Same sex marriage and immigration: will the president's comments make any difference? by Roger Algase

Bloggings: June 2012 Visa Bullentin by Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Releases Policy Memorandum On EB-5 Adjudications Involving the Tenant-Occupancy Methodology

News: DHS Announces Expanded List Of STEM Degree Programs

Focus: Advanced Topics on J Waivers
Tuesday, May 15 is the deadline for the Thursday, May 17 phone session of "Physicians For Experts ", with Greg Siskind (Discussion Leader), Ingrid Brey, Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Jennifer Minear, Ellie Najfabadi, Elissa Taub and Barry Walker. The curriculum is as follows:

  • The J-1 comeback as the visa of choice for GME
  • The current state of J-1 waiver processing
    • Hardship waivers - still a viable strategy? Advantages and disadvantages (timing, ability to change status to H-1B, etc.) Tips for preparing a strong case
    • IGA waivers, Conrad program and the September 30th expiration, HHS clinical waivers - the forgotten program, DRA and ARC waiver tips
  • Current J-1 waiver hot issues
    • Spouses and J-2 to H-1B conversions
    • How serious are they about the 90 day H-1B requirement?
    • Transferring locations post-waiver
    • Traveling during and after a waiver application is filed

Tuesday, May 15 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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Headline: Immigration sweep in GA, NC and SC nets 80 arrests
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with 2+ years of experience in immigration law matters including the processing of PERM applications. This position will handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for multinational companies, universities, hospitals and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, scholars, researchers, and other professionals to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. The ideal candidate must have strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; be able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor s degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume, a copy of your college transcript and a brief writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP, PC, is seeking an experienced business immigration attorney who will work on EB-5 investor and other complex business immigration matters. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in business immigration with excellent management, organization, writing and interpersonal skills. Please email cover letter and work history to and include the words "Immigration Attorney" in the SUBJECT LINE. All replies kept in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Maggio + Kattar, PC, a nationally recognized, DC-based immigration law firm, is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of PERM and NIV experience. Challenging work dealing with international clientele with career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume + references to or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

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Letters of the Week: Kenneth Rinzler

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 17, Washington, DC - 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST - USCIS is pleased to invite you to participate in the " Civil Surgeon Seminar: Overview of Form I-693 and Immigration Medical Exams". The seminar will focus on how to complete Form I-693, Report of Medical Exam and Vaccination Record and how to conduct immigration medical exams. For more information and to RSVP, please email the Office of Public Engagement at and reference "Civil Surgeon" in the subject line of your email.

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    ISSN:   1930-062X
Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong