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Comment: EB-5 Workshop - NYC
The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Thursday April 26, 2012 in New York, 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 complience
  • Currency control restriction
  • Curent 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
Sponsorship opportunities available.

For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here. For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today!

Article: The Practical Implications of the JOBS Act for EB-5 Capital Raises by Yi Song,Esq. and Clem Turner,Esq.

Article: Immigrants of the Week : Sofia Vergara and Vineet Singal by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: TRAC Report: Nationwide only 2,609 cases closed via Prosecutorial Discretion by Matthew Kolken

News: CRS Report On Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues And "DREAM Act" Legislation

Focus: Physicians For Experts
Tuesday, April 24 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, April 26 phone session of "I-9/E-Verify For Experts" with Robert Loughran, Avalyn Langemeier, Susan McConn, Angelo Paparelli, Sharon Mehlman and Kari Konikowski. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 26: Immigration Compliance Procedures, including: Acceptable Form I-9 Documents, Office of Special Counsel Issues, Proactively Preparing a Client, and Policies

  • What documents would a reasonable employer accept?
    • ICE Auditor and Investigator Expectations
    • Office of Special Counsel Expectations
    • Reference Sources
  • How to prepare clients proactively - No Match, Immigration Issues, Policies and Training
  • When to audit
  • Distinguishing between what can and cannot be mitigated
  • Rapid Reaction Policies
  • Temporary Protective Status is a unique problem

SECOND Phone Session on May 24: Tips on Electronic Verification Systems, including Form I-9 Software and E-Verify Best Practices

  • Electronic Forms I-9
    • Forms Management/Recording/Calendaring
    • No Match Procedures
    • Use and mitigation
    • Discrimination and Office of Special Counsel Issues
    • Limitation on Analysis from Automated systems
  • E-Verify
    • Managing Non-Confirmations
    • Weaknesses
  • What will future systems look like?
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THIRD Phone Session on June 14: How to Respond to a Reactive ICE Audit: From Notice of Inspection to Mitigation to Notice of Intent to Fine

  • Notice of Inspection
  • Impact of No-Match
  • Notice of Technical Violations
  • Notice of Suspect Documents
  • Notice of Discrepancies
  • Impact of Mitigation
  • Preservation of rights
  • Limiting the Expansion of an Investigation
  • When to Hold'em, When to Fold'em
Tuesday, April 24 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: Romney flip-flops on immigration
Headline: Ariz. Immigration Law Limbo Sees Mixed Results
Headline: Marco Rubio shuns vice president talk during immigration pitch
Headline: Young, Professional DREAMers Deserve Recognition
Headline: The Arizona Immigration Law is a Constitutional Nightmare
Headline: Immigrant Visa Backlogs Increase Exponentially
Headline: Video: The Apple Pushers: A Story of 5 Immigrants
Headline: Arizona's SB 1070 amici briefs: what the signers tell you about this law
Headline: Apr 19 - Are You LinkedIn
Headline: April 23- final registration deadline for the EB-5 workshop
Headline: Alberto Gonzales: Immigration Talk From Republicans 'Harmful' To Party
Headline: States pick sides in Arizona immigration case

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 21, New York, NY - The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to invited to join the ninth annual celebration of New York City's Immigrant Heritage Week. Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. For more information, see

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