ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily
Immigration Daily December 6, 2019
Previous Issues
The unmatched news resource for legal professionals. Free! Join 35,000+ readers
  

Comment: USCIS vs Rural Jobs

Given significant retrogression in China, Vietnam and India, a policy memorandum from the EB5 unit of USCIS setting guidelines for redeployment of funds is sorely needed (See: USCIS Guidance Needed ). The simple solution is to apply the same standards at redeployment time that are then current for new EB5 investments - this will ensure that USCIS policy can be (i) current (ii) consistent and (iii) responsive to policy considerations. What this would mean today is that redeployment of EB5 funds from November 21 onward be per TEA definitions in the new EB5 regulation.

This would mean that redeployed EB5 funds will need to be invested in rural or high unemployment urban areas, which would result in over a 100,000+ jobs in rural areas over the next few years--without a single new EB5 investment taking place. Within 30 days of such guidance, all rural projects currently in the market will be fully funded by the big-city projects, creating thousands of rural jobs especially in predominantly rural states effective immediately.

Clearly, President Trump's re-election prospects depend on winning rural votes overwhelmingly, and the simplest way to achieve that is to create rural jobs. Issuing a policy memorandum creating thousands of rural jobs with a mere stroke of the pen is the easiest way to accomplish it. This political calculation seems so clear and obvious. We are puzzled why USCIS has not already issued guidance on redeployment setting the new TEA definitions as the standard for redeployment. Perhaps the EB5 unit of USCIS is not yet with the President's program.

Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers – What U.S. Employers Need to Know About On-Going Obligations By Joseph Barnett

Blogging: Video shows horrific death of immigrant victim of Trump's crime against humanity in CBP custody By Roger Algase

News: CRS report on Unauthorized Childhood Arrivals, DACA, and Related Legislation

Focus: PERM For Beginners and Advanced Practitioners
Joel Stewart has done something remarkable in the new edition of THE PERM BOOK. He has taken the spaghetti of all the sources on PERM: legislations, rules, FAQs, cases etc. and reintegrated them into a simple and luminously logical progression of how to do PERM. In each of the chapters, he uses articles by notable practitioners and his own extensive commentary to provide deep insights on every aspect of PERM. If you are a seasoned PERM practitioner, you will appreciate the clarity of the organization seen in the table of contents below, and will discover many new insights in every chapter. For anyone relatively new to PERM, Joel Stewart serves as a trusted guide to your mastering the lay of the land of this complex area. This book belongs in the library shelf of every PERM practitioner.

Get your copy Now, Here: http://www.ilw.com/books/THEPERMBOOK.shtm

Headline: US plans huge fee hikes for immigration records regarded as vital by genealogists Click here
Headline: Amid mounting pressure, Buttigieg calls on McKinsey consulting firm to release his past client list Click here
Headline: Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations Click here
Headline: ICE HSI announces record-high number of criminal arrests in FY19 Click here
Headline: Appeals court hands Trump partial win over 'public charge' rule for immigrants Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Associate

NYC, Associate - Fragomen is seeking an Associate with 4+ years of business immigration experience to join one of its legal teams in NYC. PERM experience required. Please visit our careers page for additional information:https://bit.ly/2qrbUdH.

Help Wanted: Immigration Associate

Jersey City, Immigration Specialist - Fragomen is seeking an On-Site Immigration Specialist with 2+ years of business immigration experience to join a client site in Jersey City. Please visit our careers page for additional information:https://bit.ly/2D9fdcg.

Letters of the Week:Soloman Keita

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders By Tom Farer Cambridge University Press, 272 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1108485715, $84.99. For more information, Click Here.


An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.
Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X
Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong