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Immigration Daily June 11, 2012
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Comment: H-1B Witching Hour - The pace of cap-subject non-master's H-1B petition filings picked up precipitously in the several last weeks and unofficial statistics suggest the cap of 65,000 drawing nearer by the hour. As many as 10,000 petitions may have been filed last week and the cap is likely to be reached within the next handful of business days. Most attorneys have heard the scuttlebutt by now and we are sure many have work-filled nights ahead in attempts to get these petitions in to service centers before the cap hits. When do you see the cap running out? Is there a better way to handle these petitions, that might obviate the need for these last minute sprints to the finish? Share your thoughts with us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: Delays In Issuance Of I-129 Receipt Notices by Sheela Murthy

Article: Notes On I-601 Waiver Centralization External Engagement With USCIS On 5/31/12 by Alan Lee

Bloggings: High School Student To Be Deported Within Days After Araduation: An American Tragedy - An American Outrage - An American Disgrace by Roger Algase

Bloggings: USCIS May Be Drastically Shortchanging Employers Tens Of Thousands Of H-1B Approvals by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: L-1B Specialite Horrifique: The Immigration War On The Consulting Industry (And Its Customers) by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: Florida Congressman Moves To Limit The Cuban Adjustment Act by Jason Dzubow

News: DOS Releases Data Used To Determine Recent Employment Preference Cut-Off Dates

News: DHS To Announce Reciprocal Trusted Traveler Agreement With Korea

Focus: How to Respond to a Reactive ICE Audit: From Notice of Inspection to Mitigation to Notice of Intent to Fine
Tuesday, June 12 is the deadline for the Thursday, June 14 phone session of "I9/E-Verify For Experts", with Robert Loughran, Gary Endelman, Brian Fancher, Tiffani Hill, Nicole A. Kersey, Avalyn Langemeier, Susan McConn, Angelo Paparelli, Sharon Mehlman and Kari Konikowski. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Notice of Inspection
  • Impact of No-Match
  • Notice of Technical Violations
  • Notice of Suspect Documents
  • Notice of Discrepancies
  • Impact of Mitigation
  • Preservation of rights
  • Limiting the Expansion of an Investigation
  • When to Hold'em, When to Fold'em
Tuesday, June 12 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201204.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201204.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: Renewed assault on Arizona’s immigration law expected if Supreme Court rules in state’s favor ow.ly/buMSu
Headline: New front expected in fight over controversial Arizona immigration law ow.ly/buMSu
Headline: Few Immigrants See Relief from Deportations In Obama Administration Review ow.ly/bsup9
Headline: An immigrant in limbo between two Americas ow.ly/brVwR
Headline: USCIS Guilty of Conspiracy to Murder? The Creation of Solutions to Non-Problems by Eugene Goldstein ow.ly/bsHKD
Headline: Jun 8 - More on AILA Elections ow.ly/bsHnk
Headline: Welcome to Arizona Profiling ow.ly/bssDM
Headline: Is it really OK to discriminate against people on the basis of where they were born? ow.ly/brVam
Headline: comingsNgoings-share professional announcements/free events/more (100-words at no charge) editor@ilw.com
Headline: Not all Latinos are illegals ow.ly/brUNL
Headline: An attorney's guide on I-140 EBIV Process. For the complete table of contents and to order see ow.ly/blBr1
Headline: How much do you know about U.S. immigrants? ow.ly/brTtD
Headline: The price of an immigration deadlock? It would make America a second-rate nation ow.ly/brUWv

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Prominent and internationally-oriented San Francisco financial district law firm is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. We practice the full range of immigration law and specializes in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. The responsibilities include assisting senior attorneys in managing caseload; interacting with corporate and individual clients; preparing and filing non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions; supervising, training, and mentoring legal assistants. An ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with 3+ years of experience in business immigration law with knowledge of E, H, L, O, P and IV filings; PERM filing experience highly desired; with excellent analytical, research, oral and written communication skills; initiative, persistence (moving the case along, following up with client for critical documents); depth (familiarity with difficult /complex issues); dedication; professional attitude and demeanor; foreign language ability also a plus. Competitive Salary and excellent benefits package. No relocation expenses. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mhrichak@emvisa.com. All replies will be kept confidential. No phone calls please. EOE.

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 jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

EB5
LatourLaw's Turnkey EB-5 Regional Center and Project Structuring. (2011 U.S. Private Equity Law Firm of the Year - UK's Finance Monthly). José E. Latour, former U.S. Consular Officer, 20 years A/V rated, limits his practice to assisting private and public entities in the design, structuring and market planning of new EB-5 Regional Centers and Projects. We provide your clients with reasonably-priced, full-spectrum EB-5 team support including immigration compliance structure, qualified securities counsel, proven EB-5 economist, industry-leading business/marketing plan writer and web site designer assuring your firm of smooth and profitable I-526 and I-829 processing. Please note: we do not file EB-5 investor petitions, we do not accept or pay referral or success fees. Please email in confidence to: jlatour@latourlaw.com.

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