New Publications and Items of Interest
April 18th, 2012
Fact sheet on permanent labor certification program statistics. The Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has issued the fourth in a series of permanent labor certification program statistics fact sheets. This fact sheet presents statistics on applications submitted during fiscal year 2012. It notes that thus far in FY 2012, the Department has received 28,750 cases and processed 20,980. It has certified 15,720 cases, denied 3,980, and withdrawn 1,280. The fact sheet is available here.
EB-5 stakeholder engagement meeting. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a stakeholder engagement meeting on the EB-5 immigrant investor program on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. eastern time, in person or by teleconference. The next engagement meetings will be held on July 26, 2012 (teleconference only; focus: regional centers) and October 23, 2012 (in-person and teleconference). For more information or to register, click here.
EB-5 forum. IIUSA: Association to Invest in the USA will hold an "EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum" on April 29-May 1, 2012, in Laguna Hills, California. For more information or to register, click here.
Miller Mayer’s Steve Yale-Loehr edited the new publication, Global Business Immigration Practice Guide, to be released on May 31, 2012, by LexisNexis. The Practice Guide is a one-stop resource for dealing with questions related to business immigration issues in immigration hotspots around the world.
This comprehensive guide is designed to be used by:
- Human resources professionals and in-house attorneys who need to instruct, understand, and liaise with immigration lawyers licensed in other countries;
- Business immigration attorneys who regularly work with multinational corporations and their employees and HR professionals; and
- Attorneys interested in expanding their practice to include global business immigration services.
This publication provides:
- An overview of the immigration law requirements and procedures for over 20 countries;
- Practical information and tips for obtaining visas, work permits, resident status, naturalization, and other nonimmigrant and immigrant pathways to conducting business, investing, and working in those countries;
- A general overview of the appropriate options for a particular employee; and
- Information on how an employee can obtain and maintain authorization to work in a target country.
Each chapter follows a similar format, making it easy to compare practices and procedures from country to country. Useful links to additional resources and forms are included.
The book will be discounted 20% for pre-orders through May 31. You can order here. The discount code is ABIL20 (enter this code at checkout). International customers who do not want to order through the bookstore can order through Nicole Hahn at (518) 487-3004 or Nicole.email@example.com.
Green Card Stories. The immigration debate is boiling over. Americans are losing the ability to understand and talk to one another about immigration. We must find a way to connect on a human level. Green Card Stories does just that. The book depicts 50 recent immigrants with permanent residence or citizenship in dramatic narratives, accompanied by artistic photos. If the book's profilees share a common trait, it's a mixture of talent and steely determination. Each of them overcame great challenges to come and stay in America. Green Card Stories reminds Americans of who we are: a nation of immigrants, from all walks of life and all corners of the earth, who have fueled America's success. It tells the true story of our nation: E pluribus unum--out of many, one.
For more information or to order, click here.