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Immigration Daily January 10, 2011
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Comment: King Dethroned - The House GOP leadership decided against offering the chairmanship of the House Immigration Subcommittee to Steve King, a practitioner of over-the-top anti-immigration rhetoric. Instead, the gavel went to Elton Gallegly, who is equally anti-immigration, but who shuns the limelight and operates quietly. In an interview with the National Journal, Mr. King blamed Speaker Boehner for this turn of events, saying “John Boehner isn't very aggressive on immigration” (note: Mr. King was deprived of his subcommittee gavel before news broke about the shooting of Rep. Giffords). We commend the House GOP leadership for recognizing that tone matters and hope that Republican leaders will seek to silence anti-immigration fanatics within the GOP. This is yet another sign that the House Republican majority will likely move on immigration legislation in the 112th congress, with a bill with a mix of mandatory E-Verify plus employment immigration benefits. Such a bill would defuse criticism of Republicans as anti-immigration, and split the Democrats, who are traditionally against business immigration. DREAM might well be a sweetener offered with such a bill, especially if the anti-immigration faction of the GOP absolutely refuses to support the Republican leadership’s immigration bill, consequently creating the need for Democratic votes, and therefore, of a sweetener. In any event, despite fears that the status quo would reign on immigration, the 112th Congress is off to a good start. We will be following Congress closely, and will keep our readers informed on the latest developments, stay tuned.

Bloggings: Representitive Giffords Survives Shooting by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Prospects For Healthcare Immigration In 2011 by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: PERM: NOF May Not Be Taken Lightly! by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: Need A New H-1B? Come And Get Some Now – Before It’s Too Late! by Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk

Bloggings: Rep. Giffords Discussed Immigration Reform & Border Security On Hardball 4-9-09 by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Why It Is Offensive To Read The Constitution by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Publishes Memo On Approval Of Petitions And Applications After Death Of Qualifying Relative

Focus: EB5 For Experts: Securities law: Avoiding Litigation and Rescission
Tuesday, January 11 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, January 13 phone session of “EB5 For Experts” with Michael Gibson, Robert C. Divine, Robert Gaffney, J. Bennett Grocock, Michael G. Homeier, Elizabeth Hurst, John Patrick Pratt and Sarah von Helfenstein. The curriculum is as follows:

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 & IPO.net
  • Seminars: overseas and domestic, rules and practices
  • Compensation and fees: definition of Agents & Finders
  • Marketing material v. operating documents
  • Project failure and investor litigation
Tuesday, January 11 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201016.shtm. Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201016.pdf. Don't delay, sign up today.

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Headline: Gabrielle Giffords has reputation of a fighter: US rep fights 4 her life after being shot in her home state http://ow.ly/3BcvG
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC, January 26 - USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas and the Office of Public Engagement invite you to attend a national engagement to discuss issues of importance to the agency and its stakeholders. The engagement will be on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 2:00 pm (EST) at the Tomich Conference Center, 111 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20529. To RSVP, contact public.engagement@dhs.gov by January 25, 2011.

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