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Immigration Daily December 28, 2010
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Comment: EB5 For Experts - ILW.COM is pleased to present "EB5 For Experts" a 3-part telephone seminar series with Michael Gibson, Robert C. Divine, Robert Gaffney and John Patrick Pratt (Other Speakers to be Announced). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Due Diligence & Care

Guidance in helping clients select an appropriate investment

With an onslaught of EB-5 Regional Center applications filed recently and the expected number of Centers expected to top 200 in the near future, how can immigration attorneys expect to counsel their client on which investment to select and what should they do to protect themselves in the event that the project fails to achieve the removal of the I-829 or fails to return the capital invested?

SECOND Phone Session on January 13: Securities law: Avoiding Litigation and Rescission

With so many EB-5 Regional Centers marketing to a relatively few, the pressure is on to deliver investor clients and the tactics and techniques employed by some of the Center's, their agents and "finders", both in the U.S. and overseas may cause increased scrutiny by the Securities & Exchange Commission and attorneys who specialize on malpractice and litigation on behalf of their investor clients. How can EB-5 practitioners and Regional Centers who have offerings in the market stay safe and avoid potential litigation and rescission?

  • Reg. D & Reg. S offerings (definition of exemption)
  • Solicitation and 502(c) rule
  • Internet advertising: Lamp &
  • Seminars: overseas and domestic, rules and practices
  • Compensation and fees: definition of Agents & Finders
  • Marketing material v. operating documents
  • Project failure and investor litigation
THIRD Phone Session on February 3: Valuation & Risk

What factors improve the chance of success in an EB-5 investment, the roles of capital, debt and equity, cash flow and what other factors are critical to making an informed decision in assessing the strength and weakness of the offering.

  • Why proper valuation of risk is important
  • Factors used in evaluating risk, research, due diligence
  • The importance of capital
  • The importance of the timeline in project completion
  • Cash flow
  • Equity v. Debt
  • The role of management, competition & market
  • The decision making process
  • Comparisons of dis-similar projects
  • Risk ratings and standards in risk valuations
Wednesday, December 29 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Article: The Death Of The DREAM Act by Silvia Uribe Ponders

Article: An Open Letter To Senator Isakson by Charles Kuck

Bloggings: Another Immigrant Dies In Immigration Detention by Matthew Kolken

News: ICE Announces Passing Of Immigration Detainee

News: DOJ Office Of Immigration Litigation Bulletin: July 2010

Focus: The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs
ILW.COM is pleased to offer the latest, completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This collection includes the essential reference resource The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated), used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR and fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR. While supplies last, the best quality immigration law reference books are now available at the cheapest price on the market - $189 for all three books (shipping and handling included!).

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Headline: Rep. Peter King to Ramp Up Immigration Crackdown
Headline: Top 10 Reasons Senators Voted Against DREAMAct
Headline: Killing the dream
Headline: A DREAMer shows up on my doorstep
Headline: Where is my Mother? The Injustice of a Broken Immigration System " I feel so helpless; so hopeless"
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ComingsNGoings: New Appointment
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the appointment of Juan Osuna as Acting Director for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Since earlier this year, Osuna has worked as an Associate Deputy Attorney General working on immigration policy, Indian country matters, pardons and commutations, and other issues. For more info, see

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