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Investors And Entrepreneurs: Immigration Options

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Investors And Entrepreneurs: Immigration Options", with Lincoln Stone And Other Speakers To Be Announced. The curriculum for the 3-part phone seminar series is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on February 28th: Solutions for Small Business

  • Overview of NIV Categories: L-1, E-2, E-1, H-1B and O
  • Recurring Problems with NIVs for Small Business: "Substantial" Investment, "At Risk", When is E-1 Preferred?, E and L Extensions and Consular Practice
  • Strategies for Transition to Permanent Residence: EB-1C, National Interest Waivers, Labor Certification and Anticipating EB-5 issues
SECOND Phone Session on March 29th: Overview of the EB-5 Category
  • Basic Requirements: Minimum Capital, "Invest", "Commercial Enterprise", Source of Capital and Job Creation
  • Practice Tips: Review of the Petition Forms, Service Center adjudication (I-526 and I-485), National Visa Center and Consular Processing
  • Regional Centers: Why are they relevant?, What does it mean to be "Approved" as a Regional Center and Recommended Due Diligence
  • Petition for Removal of Conditions: Required Procedure, Basic Eligibility and Practice Tips
THIRD Phone Session on April 3rd: Advanced EB-5 Practice
  • Recurring Problem Issues with the I-526 Petition: Proving the Required Capital is "At Risk", Identifying a TEA, Source of Capital and Job Creation
  • Designation of Regional Centers: Procedure and Timing, What is Required in the Proposal and USCIS Oversight and Compliance
  • Preparing for Problems with the Petition for Removal of Conditions: Shortfall of Capital, Shortfall of Employment, Required Proof in Regional Center Based Petitions, Alternative Immigration Solutions and Litigation
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, February 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


FAIR Statement Regarding A Recent Report Published By The Southern Poverty Law Center
Dan Stein of The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) writes "In the wake of the defeat of the Bush-Kennedy mass amnesty bill, a handful of organizations have attacked FAIR for its efforts to lead a national debate on how America thinks about immigration and its role in the 21st Century."

Spotlight On Naturalization Trends In Advance Of The 2008 Elections
Claire Bergeron and Jeanne Batalova highlight some of the trends surrounding naturalization since the 1970s.

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President Bush Requests $2.7B For USCIS In FY 09 Budget
President Bush has requested a $2.7 billion budget for USCIS in FY 2009.


J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S. has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr. application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: information media and communications, education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services, management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee visa, please email Melany Hamner:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dupont Circle, DC - Fast-paced, dynamic nationally recognized, immigration law firm seeking motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required. Experience with PERM desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: John Nahajzer. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. with seven offices seeks attorney with 5-10+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to be team player. Candidates with bilingual spanish language skills desired. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to or fax: (732) 745-1249. All submissions will remain in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan - Alan Lee, Esq., ( seeks a bright, ambitious, extremely hard-working attorney as sole associate, who writes well, is detailed, does the homework on cases, & has experience in various aspects of immigration law. You will handle appearances at CIS and courts and cases that are/may become difficult. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Salary not necessarily commensurate with workload, but good opportunities down the road. E-mail resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Midtown Manhattan, NYC - ILW.COM seeks full-time administrative associate. We offer a unique opportunity to work in a fast growing small law publishing company which operates one of the most important immigration law websites in the world. ILW.COM team-members enjoy an informal small-company environment with a casual dress code policy. Competitive salary offered. The job involves performing basic html and internet communications, book production, and handling general office work (training provided for all tasks). Hours are 9am-6pm (includes 1 hour lunch). The right candidate must have basic internet and computer skills (MS Word and Internet Explorer). Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. Ability to multi-task and thrive in deadline-oriented environment. Send resume to No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - VISANOW seeks a transactional immigration attorney to join our downtown Chicago team and help deliver legal advice and counsel to our clients who include companies, individuals, colleges and universities. JD required with 2+ years experience working as an attorney in immigration law. For a detailed job description, see here. We proved a relaxed work environment and offer competitive compensation plans and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K and stock purchase programs. If you're interested in taking the next step of your career with an industry leader, e-mail your resume and salary requirements to with the title Attorney in the subject line. Relocation assistance to Chicago is not provided. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks attorney who wants to transfer at own expense to work as an Associate Counsel in the National Security & Records Verification Law Division (NSRVLD). Attorney will serve as legal advisor to USCIS NSRVLD leadership and will report to the Chief of the Division. Ability to acquire Top Secret clearance, good judgment, strong legal research and writing skills and the ability to work with others within tight deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0002 at Submit a resume + writing sample (max. 5 pps), a list of 3+ references, + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Anthony Gentry, Chief of the NSRVLD, at Must be received by close of business Friday, February 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Rockland County, NY - Law office seeks paralegal with 5+ years experience in family-based immigration (should have familiarity with removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, AOS interviews, and consular processing). Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills required. Significant client contact. Manage caseload with a great deal of independence. Fluency in Spanish desired. Full and/or part time available. E-mail resume, specifying related experience, salary requirements, + writing sample to All submissions will remain confidential.

Expert Witness Services
Are you involved in litigation requiring an expert witness with a sophisticated knowledge of immigration law and agency practice? Look no further. Angelo Paparelli and Lory Rosenberg offer their services as expert witnesses. Their litigation experience includes business, tax, employment, personal injury and family disputes as well as criminal-defense. Angelo has twice been named by his peers as the world's leading authority on corporate immigration and received the AILA President's Award for his work in mergers and acquisitions. Lory is a former Judge on the Board of Immigration Appeals, adjunct professor, co-author of the treatise, "Immigration Law and Crimes", and the recipient of AILA's prestigious Edith Lowenstein award. Offices in CA, NY & MD; Services: worldwide. To discuss how we can assist you with your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or


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Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL - American Conference Institute presents Worksite & Immigration Compliance, Feb 28-29, 2008, to educate you about the increased risks these enforcement activities pose and the steps you need to take. Leading immigration & employment attorneys will address appropriate compliance policies and practices. Safeguard your corporate interests and avoid potential criminal liability by improving your worksite enforcement of employee regulations. To register, call 1-888-224-2480 or visit us online at ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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 the USCIS revised name check policy, a long waited good news for some one. Not for me. Too bad that with this Name Chek policy change, there is no changes for N-400 applicants. That means no changes for me and my family. It has been two (2) years since I had an Interview with USCIS in regards to my naturalization application. But the name check for me is still pending. I cannot describe the feeling of bitterness I have, as I only get to see my wife and my 3 year old child only 3 weeks in the a year. Yes, I feel a victim of the US Immigration law, which makes a green card holder waiting for 4-5 years before his/her family can immigrate. Yet, the hope of bringing my family together as a prospective citizen soon is falling day after day. Just how many more families have to go through such humiliating and unhuman process?

Serge Veselovski

Dear Editor:
John H. Frecker's letter (02/08/08 ID) states, after watching the Lou Dobbs show, that there has to be room for compromise on immigration. I agree, although trying to find it on the Lou Dobbs show is a bit like looking for polar bears on the equator. However, there actually was a major immigration compromise back in June of last year, though that may have been too long ago for some people to remember. It was known as the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" bill. It combined a rocky, expensive, uncertain, risky and painfully slow road to eventual legal status for some, but not all, illegal immigrants, with drastic reductions in legal immigration quotas and significant restrictions on due process and access to the courts for almost all immigrants, legal and illegal. As we all know, however, Lou Dobbs and his cohorts buried this historic compromise bill under an avalanche of nativist screams of "No amnesty for illegals". Illegal immigration aside, I cannot remember hearing about a single legal visa program that Lou Dobbs has not attacked as a "betrayal of the middle class". Maybe there will be a legal visa that he will approve of one day, just as global warming may soon bring equatorial temperatures to the polar bears.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X

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