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Comment: Forms Galore - The forms section is one of the most visited sections of ILW.COM website. It contains over 200 immigration forms from various agencies such as USCIS, DOS, EOIR, DOL and IRS. Many of the forms are fillable for your convenience. To visit the section, see here.

Article: Transitions and Changes for the EB-5 Program? Predictions for the Year of the Dragon by Bernard P. Wolfsdorf

Article: Dream or Nightmare? Why Congress Should Reject a Military-Only Version of the Dream Act by Steve Yale-Loehr

Bloggings: New Charges of Racism Leveled Against Kobach by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: PERM: FAQ on Timely Responses by Joel Stewart

News: Secretary Napolitano Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request

News: USCIS Updated H-2B Cap Count

Focus: The EB-5 Workshop - The Save $ 100 Deadline
The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 in Orlando, FL. The speakers are Edward Carroll, Steven T. Anapoell, K. David Andersson, Edward Beshara, Boyd Campbell, Jeffrey B. Carr, Robert Gaffney, Susan L. Pilcher, Frederick Troncone and Other Speakers to Be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

Session 1: The EB-5 category

  • Basic Eligibility for the I-526 petition
  • Business Models - Equity, Loan
  • Source of Funds - Basics; Currency Transfers
  • Exemplar Petitions - Any Benefit?
  • The I-829 petition
    • Basics
    • Job Creation - When
    • Construction Jobs
    • Material Change
Session 2: TEA & Regional Center Designation
  • TEA
    • Purpose
    • Defined
    • Challenges
  • An Economist's View
  • Regional Centers
    • Purpose
    • Defined
    • Mayorkas Letter
    • Business Plan
    • I-924
    • Oversight & I-924A
Session 3: Liability Considerations
  • Growth of regional centers
  • Due diligence - Regional Centers & EB-5 Projects
  • Advising clients about investments - is it smart?
  • Professional liability insurance
Session 4: EB-5 and Investments
  • Securities law issues
    • EB-5 projects as securities
    • Investors Qualifications
    • Reg. D
    • Reg. S
    • Disclosure Requirements
    • Broker-Dealer
    • Right of rescission
  • Knowing when to co-counsel and when to use experts
  • Avoiding and managing conflicts of interest
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here. For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today! This offer is available only until February 17, 2012!

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CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 18-19, 2012) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 12 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2012. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal. The Senior Paralegal will primarily support the firm's business immigration caseload, including a highly successful EB-5 investor practice. We are seeking a college graduate (or experience equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years' experience in business immigration. Stone & Grzegorek LLP is a growing immigration law firm located in downtown Los Angeles. Please send your resume and inquiry to: SG@lskglaw.com

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. 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. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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ComingsNGoings: New Award
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name the 2012 winners of the Vilcek Prizes, honoring foreign-born scientists and artists in the United States. This year's recipients include: Mikhail Baryshnikov (dancer), Dr. Carlos Bustamante (Biomedical Science), Michel Kouakou (dancer), and Dr. Alice Ting (molecular biologist). For more info on this year's recipients, see http://www.vilcek.org/.

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