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Immigration Daily June 6, 2011
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Comment: Top Links May 2011
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in May 2011 below:
Top five May Immigration Daily Articles

Top five May Immigration Daily Items

Article: The Many Legitimate Uses Of The B-1 Visa By Myriam Jaidi

Bloggings: New York tries to get out of its bargain with the DHS. Will the Empire State have better luck than Faust? By Roger Algase

Bloggings: Hillary's New Arsenal of Immigration Drones By Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: OAS' Legal Tribunal Orders US to Stop Deportations to Haiti By Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: I-360 Religious Workers, PERM and 245-i By Joel Stewart

Bloggings: BIA Decision: Matter of E-R-M- & L-R-M-, 25 I&N Dec. 520 (BIA 2011) By Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Publishes Policy Memo On Requests To Expedite Adjudication Of Form I-601

News: USCIS Updates FY2012 H-1B Cap Count

Focus: EB5 For Experts - Valuation And Risk
Tuesday, June 7 is the deadline for the Thursday, June 9 phone session of "EB5 For Experts", with Michael Gibson, Joseph Bartlett, Ignacio Donoso, Michael Homeier, H. Ronald Klasko, Michael Mard and others. The curriculum is as follows:

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.

  • Standards of value define, compare, contrast, and discuss importance.
  • Valuation process and how it differs for business val, M&A, and audit work.
  • The critical nature of the management interview in performing good valuations and making good investment decisions in non-public companies.
  • Further privately-held v. publicly-held company valuation issues.
  • Risk and return (Sources for each and the need to remember both risk and return when valuing companies; Qualitative assessments; Quantitative methods; Company-specific risk, its nature, sources, and effects on value [Company size; Role of management, competition, the market])
  • Capital structure and its effects on value.
  • How international investors price/perceive value of U.S. companies v. how U.S. investors price/perceive value of the same U.S. companies.
Tuesday, June 7 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.

Headline: Assembly passes part of DREAM Act
Headline: DREAM Act petitioners almost halfway
Headline: Immigration: What the U.S. does right
Headline: Supreme Court Orders Review of Pennsylvania City's Immigration Reforms
Headline: Central Washington University announces support for DREAM Act
Headline: Same-sex couples find rough road to immigration
Headline: State won't sign onto immigration check program
Headline: Georgia Immigration Law Called Unconstitutional 'in its Entirety'
Headline: RT @ggreenwald: LA Times highlights LGBTQ Americans forced by DOMA 2live outside their own country
Headline: RT @Califchildren SCOTUS Supreme Court says it will not hear challenge to CA's DREAMAct
Headline: RT @SteveRothaus:Gay couples seek green cards despite likely denial lgbt immigration
Headline: RT @IEquality RT @latimes "U.S. immigration policies cause some same-sex couples to live abroad "
Headline: RT @johngramlich Alabama's new immigration measure exceeds Arizona's in toughness:
Headline: RT @AlaaMuk: Reading thru the IL DREAMAct |Full Text of SB2185
Headline: RT @ca Same-sex couples find rough road to immigration
Headline: Letters of the Week: June 6- June 10
Headline: Immigration Law Courses available at CUNY
Headline: H-1B Book includes H-1B Step By Step, Advanced H-1B Issues and essential memoranda. Get your copy at

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Austin, TX - Fulbright & Jaworski LLP has immediate opening for an Immigration Paralegal. Primary responsibilities include preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visa petitions; preparation of PERM labor certification cases; preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation; extensive communication with governmental agencies and clients; proactive consideration of all options client must consider; and assist with special projects as assigned. Job requirements include Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 3 years, business immigration experience, and excellent written and oral communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; ability to multi-task and work independently, have a strong sense of accountability, and take ownership and responsibility for projects; ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff, and have flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and basic technological and research skills necessary to pull requested documents from online resources and familiarity with legal technology and computer databases required. Qualified candidates may email resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities for immigration professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we currently have openings for experienced corporate immigration paralegals. Candidates should have 3+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

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Letters of the Week

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event - DHS, DOJ and FTC are pleased to announce a national initiative to combat immigration services scams on June 9 at 1 p.m. Speakers include Alejandro Mayorkas, John Morton, Tony West, Edith Ramirez, and Juan Osuna. To participate please contact Lauren Alder Reid - Counsel - Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at 703-305-0289 and through email at

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