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Immigration Daily August 21, 2006
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Deadline Is Tuesday, 8/22 For Immigration For Investors: NIVs And IVs

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 22nd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:

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Immigration For Investors: NIVs And IVs

The curriculum for "Immigration For Investors: NIVs And IVs" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on August 24, 2006:

Regular EB-5 Program

  • Investment Forms
  • Amount of Investment
  • Job Creation
Regional Center EB-5 Program
  • Targeted Employment Area
  • Indirect Job Creation
  • Inactive Form of Investment
  • No Day-To-Day Management Required
  • Limited Partner has a Policy Making Role
Both Programs
  • Source of Funds
  • Removal of Condition
Investment Due Diligence
  • Analyze Business Investment Opportunity
  • Review Limited Partnership Agreement
  • Review Tax Consequences
SECOND Phone Session on September 21, 2006:

E-2 visas

  • What is a "substantial" investment?
  • How do you show investment funds are "at risk"?
E-1 visas
  • What is "substantial trade"?
  • When is it possible to base an E-1 on "trade in services"?
  • When is the E-1 the better option than the E-2?
THIRD Phone Session on October 5, 2006:

  • Advanced topics in EB-5s
  • Advanced topics in E-1s and E-2s
  • Other options for business owners: L-1s, EB-1s, O-1s, etc
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 22nd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The Path Less Traveled: Why More H-1B Numbers By Themselves Are Not The Answer
Gary Endelman writes "It did not take long for the next H-1B emergency campaign to start."

US Immigration Debate Splits Conservatives
Tom Barry writes "This summer the immigration debate in the US has heated up as conservatives of all tendencies - social conservatives, neoconservatives, paleoconservatives, free-market conservatives, national security conservatives, and Republican Party stalwarts - seek to frame the debate in their own terms."


USCIS Announces Record Digitization Facility
USCIS announced the establishment of a new Records Digitization Facility (RDF) in Williamsburg, Kentucky to digitize more than one million USCIS Alien-Files (A-Files) during the first phase of the inaugural project.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - Maupin Taylor, P.A., an established multi-specialty corporate law firm with offices in Raleigh, RTP and Wilmington, N.C. seeks immigration attorney to head immigration practice in Raleigh office. 5+ years' experience in business immigration and naturalization law, with excellent writing, communication and organization skills, and an exceptional client service approach. NC Bar preferred. Spanish language skills helpful. Competitive compensation and excellent benefits offered in a pleasant office environment. Please send resume in confidence to Anne Webster, Director of Administration and Recruiting, by email: or mail: P.O. Drawer 19764, Raleigh, NC 27619-9764.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto, Canada - Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm allied with Ernst & Young in Canada seeks (2) associate lawyers - one for our U.S. immigration team and the other for our Canadian immigration team - to join our firm of 11 lawyers and 16 law clerks. Demonstrate understanding of Canadian/US business immigration law and effectively apply knowledge. Prepare applications for Canadian/US employment authorizations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters. Manage staff. US associate requirements- law degree + US bar admission. 2-4yrs of post-bar business immigration experience. Canadian associate requirements - LL.B. + Canadian bar admission. 3-6yrs of post-bar business immigration experience. Broad exposure to Canadian immigration law. Both positions require excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Dual Canadian-U.S. bar admission is plus. Relocation pkg available depending upon applicant. To apply, send resume to Thomas Byun, Egan LLP,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sarasota, FL - Anthony Olson, P.A., an immigration law firm specializing in employment- and family-based immigration law, seeks immigration attorney. Seeks applicant with preferably 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience with an emphasis on labor certs., EB-1's, H's, L's, and P's. Experience in deportation defense is a plus. Friendly and flexible working conditions with competitive benefits package. Ideal candidate is conscientious, self-motivated, people- and goal-oriented team player. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume to Tony by fax: 941-362-7107 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Pasadena, CA - Reeves & Associates (R&A), practicing immigration law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century, with 65 plus employees in 4 offices. One of the largest full-service US immigration law firms is seeking another supervising paralegal due to continuing growth. Excellent opportunity for qualified candidates with supervisory experience and minimum 5 years experience as business immigration paralegal. Will consider applicants with 5+ years of well-rounded immigration experience. R&A offers continuing legal training, very competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) with matching dollars, fully paid medical, dental and vision plan, LT disability policy, plus a yearly bonus, all in a very friendly environment. Applications confidential. Please send resume, cover letter + salary history by email: or fax: (626) 795-4999.

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New Offices - Blacksburg, VA
Judith N. Ludwic, specializing in business immigration, is pleased to announce the relocation of her firm to 14203 Stroubles Creek Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Phone: 540-961-1555. The law office was previous located at 1221 South Eads Street, Ste 913, Arlington, VA 22202.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's (8/18/06) comment, (1) "esquire" is derived from the lowest order of generally hereditary English nobility. How it came to be associated with American legal practice is not at all clear. (2) "counselor" or "attorney at law" have specific meanings, and are earned by the individual involved. (3) "Esquire" is an affectation, and promotes the image of pretension and phoniness. Not an image I want or like. I strongly suggest we try to 'eep it real', and drop this. We are lawyers, attorneys, whatever else directly linked to holding a bar card. I for one intensely dislike being labeled an "esquire", precisely because somebody is assuming I like the pretension of assuming minor nobility; and I smell a vague sense of this pretension around those who do affect it. Our profession needs more credibility, not more pretensions.

John A. Quinn, Esq.

Dear Editor:
ID's comment (8/18/06 ID) regarding the terms "Esq." and "Attorney at law" is a good example of why it's silly to site the Wikipedia as a source (although the Wikis are fun to read and often a good place for research to start). Esq. is short for Esquire. It's not a "suffix." It is an "honorific." It is not appropriate for a non-licensed J.D. to use the term Esq., as ID's comment states. Instead, just like attorney at law, it is an honorific to be accorded only a licensed lawyer. One thing commonly misunderstood is that a person must never attach an honorific to himself. Thus, as a lawyer I expect to be addressed in formal communications as "Esq," but it would be incorrect for me to give the honorific to myself. (I see that, more and more, young lawyers are ignorant of this traditional distinction.) Similarly, a lawyer should never put "J.D." after his name. That is usually taken to mean a law graduate who has not managed to pass the bar and thus is not a lawyer - the opposite of the impression ordinarily intended by that usage. Myself, I usually prefer the simple term "lawyer."

Bruce A. Hake, Esq.
Damascus, MD

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