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Immigration Daily March 28, 2012
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Comment: Fictitious Problems Fictitious Solutions - The Huffington Post reports on a paper called "Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy" released by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The paper states "Paradoxical as it may seem, U.S. immigration policy often has very little to do with trends and patterns of immigration. Even when policies respond explicitly to shifts in immigration, rarely are they grounded in any real understanding of the forces that govern international migration." The paper points out that international migration flows are shaped by fundamental factors such as demographics of destination and source countries, economic booms and busts, seasonal economic cycles, etc. Immigration laws that seek to regulate such flows through stringent quotas, unrealistic admission standards and arduous paperwork are ineffective, counterproductive and result in unintended consequences. Most of the history of immigration laws consists of trying to solve fictitious "problems" with fictitious "solutions." Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: EB-2 Retrogression - Dont Send Our Best And Brightest Indian And Chinese Masters and Ph.D. Professionals Home by Blake Miller

Article: One in Five Marketing Emails Sent by Law Firms is Opened by Larry Bodine

Article:Religious Agencies and Refugee Resettlement by James R. Edwards

Bloggings: Report: Obama Administration Fails to Clean-Up Deeply Flawed Immigration Detention System by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Announces It Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2013 Beginning April 2, 2012

News: USCIS Seeks Public Comment On Revisions To Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

Focus: The EB-5 Workshop - Early Bird Registration

The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in New York City, NY. The Speakers are Jose Latour, Mona Shah and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

Session 1: An Economist's View - EB5 Projects from Inception to Completion

  • The role of the economist
  • Overview of regional economics and input-output modeling
  • Working within USCIS parameters: NAICS codes, regional center boundaries, what a TEA should look like, which "jobs" count
  • Current challenges
Session 2: Securities Law Issues
  • EB-5 Projects as securities
  • Purpose
  • Investor Qualifications
  • Reg. D. and Reg. S. Exemptions
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Broker - Dealer
  • Right of Rescission
Session 3: Source of Funds
  • Source documentation and tracing
  • Tax and licensing complience
  • Currency control restriction
  • Curent trends and challenges
Session 4: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • When to co-counsel and when to use experts
  • Avoiding and managing conflicts of interest
  • Advising (or not advising) clients about investments
  • Finder's fees
  • Professional liability insurance considerations
Session 5: The EB-5 Program from the point of view of an established regional center
  • History and past rpojects
  • Recent changes and looking into the crystal ball
  • Immigration law issues consistently seen from a Regional Center perspective
Session 6: Perfecting the I-526 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 7: Perfecting the I-829 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 8: Perfecting the I-924 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today! This offer is available only until March 30, 2012!

Headline: In Southern States Immigration Law Battle Rages On.
Headline: Calif. wants Arizona immigration law overturned.
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Headline: Bills in RI Assembly take on undocumented
Headline: Groups oppose Miss. immigration bill
Headline: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ellis Island, by Barry Moreno
Headline: The sword in the cocktail.. back in Miami Airport..
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ComingsNGoings: New Awards
The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Immigrant Achievement Awards. The Awards celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of immigrants in innovation and entrepreneurship. The honorees include: Dr. Jane E. Shaw, Dr. Alfredo Quiones-Hinojosa, Vineet Singal, Jan and Marica Vilcek. For more information, see

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