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Comment: GOP's DREAM Act Counter - Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, has reportedly been cobbling together an alternative to the DREAM Act which "would allow young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States but denies them citizenship," the Associated Press reports. Is this simply a political ploy by a potential Vice Presidential nominee aimed at closing the 36 point gap by which President Obama defeated John McCain among Hispanic voters in 2008 or is this a real attempt at reform that could and should ultimately garner widespread support? Share your opinions with us at and, for more information, keep reading here.

Article: Recommended Changes to Make AILA More Transparent and Effective by Kenneth Rinzler

Article:Justice Ginsburg's Observation On Piepowder Courts In Vartelas v. Holder by Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

Article: More People Search for "Attorney" than "Lawyer" by Larry Bodine

Bloggings: Asylum Seeker Commits Suicide to Help His Children by Jason Dzubow

News: DOL Issues H2-B FAQs Round One

Focus: The EB-5 Workshop

The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in New York City, NY. The Speakers are Jeff Goldman, Scott W. Barnhart, Angelique Brunner, Sherry Cohen, Jose Latour, Jennifer Mercier Moseley, Brandon Meyer, Prakash Patel, Elisabeth Peng, Mona Shah and Dave Souders. 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
  • Investor Qualifications
  • Reg. D. and Reg. S. Exemptions
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Broker - Dealer
  • Right of Rescission
Session 3: Perfecting the I-924 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 4: The EB-5 Program from the point of view of an established regional center
  • History and past projects
  • Recent changes and looking into the crystal ball
  • Immigration law issues consistently seen from a Regional Center perspective
Session 5: Perfecting the I-526 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 6: Source of Funds
  • Source documentation and tracing
  • Tax and licensing compliance
  • Currency control restriction
  • Current trends and challenges
Session 7: Perfecting the I-829 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 8: 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
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today! The final registration deadline is April 23, 2012!

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Headline: Video: Mi Viejito, a story of a grandfather traveling to America from Mexico
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Headline: Knox sheriff meets with immigration officials on proposed program
Headline: I-9 And E-Verify News Updates
Headline: Apr 17 - Bar Card Without Green Card?

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Letters of the Week: R.Yang, Michael Gibson, Jim Norman, Robert Gard, Charles Baesler, David D. Murray, Esq.(2)

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 20, Washington, DC - The Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) is pleased to present the 'The Competitive Frontline: Immigrant Skills and America's Metropolitan Areas'. Speakers include Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution. For more information, see

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