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Immigration Daily February 25, 2008
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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:


History Marches On; Nativism Marches In Place
Barry Deutsch's illustration provides a snapshot of attitudes towards immigration reform throughout history.

Thinking Ahead About Our Immigrant Future: New Trends And Mutual Benefits In Our Aging Society
Dowell Myers for the Immigration Policy Center writes "Immigration has not only begun to level off, but immigrants are climbing the socio-economic ladder, and will become increasingly important to the US economy as workers, taxpayers, and homebuyers supporting the aging Baby Boom generation."

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USCIS FBI Name Check Q&A
USCIS offers FAQs on the FBI name check.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Baker & McKenzie, the world's leading global law firm seeks a business immigration paralegal. Duties include: Preparation of business immigration visa petitions, labor certification applications, and permanent residency applications. Knowledge and skills required: candidates must clearly understand the immigration process; must be detail-oriented; excellent verbal and written skills; must be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment; team player. Education and experience required: 2+ years employment based immigration experience and bachelor's degree. Paralegal certificate preferred. Qualfied applicants encouraged to apply online or send resume to: No phone calls or recruiters please. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an EOE and member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Miami, FL - The Church World Service, a progressive non-profit social service organization established in 1960 seeks staff immigration attorney. Responsibilities include: ensure adequate representation for clients in all immigration matters; conduct intake interview with clients; prepare clients for court appearances and/or USCIS interviews; represent clients in removal proceedings, attend master calendar hearings and individual hearings, draft and file appropriate pleadings and motions to preserve interests of clients. Full job description at: Candidate should have knowledge of immigration law. JD degree and admission to a State Bar, FL preferred. Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred. Send resume by fax: 574-266-0087 or

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.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

PERM Services
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New Partner - NJ
New Jersey - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce the election of Jeffrey W. Pitts to partner. Jeffrey W. Pitts received a BA with honors from the University of Cincinnati and a JD cum laude from New York Law School. He is admitted to the bar in the states of New Jersey and New York and is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


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:
Please give me information for the [USCIS citizenship] immigration packets (see 02/22/08 ID news).

Mary Perez

Dear Editor:
What happened to the offer to rehire those adjudicators who recently retired and were already up-to-speed in processing N-400s? The new hires won't have the knowledge that is needed to process the applications for several months or longer. I would doubt that many of those who filed last summer will be naturalized in time for the Nov. election. So I guess we just need to know what Immigration Daily's definition of "soon" is? (02/22/08 ID comment).

Jon N. Weigum

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

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