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Immigration Daily May 3, 2012
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Comment: AILA Elections - Online voting for the 2012 Elections for the AILA Board of Governors and Executive Committee will start this Friday, on May 4th. Thirteen candidates are running for several open Director positions, and two candidates are running for Secretary. Immigration Daily issued invitations to all fifteen candidates to submit their campaign statements, six have done so far, and these appear below. If other candidates submit their campaign statements, we will be pleased to carry them. ILW.COM never has, does not, and never will, receive any money from the candidates to carry campaign statements - it is a free service to members of the bar to understand issues of importance to the bar and choose among different views represented by the candidates. The main page for the 2012 Elections (for AILA members only) is here. The candidate statements are here: Sarah Peterson Stensrud, Sarah Z. Brown, Nita J Itchhaporia, Stephen W. Manning, Jeff Joseph, Jeffrey Devore.

Article: The BIA Issues A Decision That Is One Giant Leap Backwards In Refugee And Asylum Law by Jonathan D. Montag

Article: The Dangers Of The "Self" I-9 Audit by Ann Cun

Bloggings: Beautiful People Seeking Asylum by Jason Dzubow

News: Executive Order Prohibits Transactions With Foreign Sanctions Evaders Of Iran And Syria

Focus: The EB-5 Workshop - Early Bird Registration

The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13 in Nashville, TN. 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: 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 rpojects
  • 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: Removal Issues in EB-5
  • The interplay of EB-5 and Removal
  • Agencies involved in EB5 Removal issues
Session 9: 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! This offer is available only until May 11, 2012!

Headline: Why wave of Mexican immigration stopped
Headline: Immigration Attorneys File Civil Rights Complaint Against Border Patrol Agents Acting As Interpreters
Headline: Video: Border patrol refers to immigrants with derogatory term
Headline: Immigration Movement Weakening
Headline: Justice Department Submits Correction to Supreme Court on Immigration Case
Headline: May Day protests push for immigration, labor and education reform
Headline: Feds considers changing deportation policy
Headline: Immigration issue won't create a stir in Wyoming
Headline: Beyond MayDay and marches, an evolving immigrant rights movement
Headline: May 2 - A Dozen Years
Headline: Parenting Without Papers
Headline: Immigration law opponents hold rally

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami, FL - Miami Beach Immigration Law Firm is seeking Experienced Business Immigration Paralegal. The ideal candidate must have a bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience preparing and filing business and employment based cases (H, L, E, TN, EB2, EB3 and PERM). Must be dependable, detail oriented, organized and able to work independently, while managing some administrative work. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. Some experience with Excel and INSZoom immigration program desired. Interested applicants please send resume and writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Multiple Locations - Proskauer Rose LLP is seeking immigration paralegals for the Newark, NJ and New York offices. Recognized by Chamber USA as one of New Jersey's top labor and employment firms, the firm provides a full range of labor and employment services to businesses of all sizes in the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area, throughout the United States. The ideal candidates will have 3+ years of experience in business immigration law, including H-1B, L-1A/B and blankets, TN, E-1/2, E-3, O-1 and PERM, with excellent English written and communication skills. Overtime is required and schedule flexibility is a big plus. This is a fast paced environment with excellent employee benefits and growth opportunity. Please send your resume to Angela Houghton at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Prominent midtown Manhattan immigration law firm is seeking paralegal with 1+ years of experience in employment based immigration, with an emphasis on PERM filing. Applicant will work in a high volume team environment and have client contact. The ideal candidate should have good writing, communication and organizational skills. Please send resume to

Law Firm Merger
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized New York immigration law practice is seeking a suitable practice for merger opportunity. All replies kept in confidence. Reply to

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: Immigration Event
May 10-11, Columbus, OH - The Ohio State University is pleased to invite you to the 'Immigration: Moving Forward'. The event includes two sessions: Session 1: Historical Policy Issues and Session 2: Contemporary Policy Issues. For more information, see

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