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Immigration Daily May 24, 2012
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Comment: EB-5 Workshop Discount Deadline
The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Nashville, TN. The speakers are Jose Latour, Jeffrey B. Carr, Robert Gaffney, Robert Loughran, Jennifer Mercier Moseley, Denyse Sabagh, Mehreen Shah, Steve Yale-Loehr 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
  • Investor Qualifications
  • Reg. D. and Reg. S. Exemptions
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Broker - Dealer
  • Jobs Act Implications
Session 3: Perfecting the I-924 Petition
  • Regional Centers and Their Projects
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
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
  • Regional Centers I - 526s v. Individuals I - 526s
  • Business plan including Matter of Ho
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
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
  • 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
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! The offer is available only till May 25!

Article: ICE's Long-Awaited Detention Reform Prompts Questions from Supporters and Detractors by Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron Migration Policy Institute

Bloggings: New Poll Shows Obama Maintaining Huge Lead Over Romney with Latino Voters by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Free Subscription Of American Nurse Today For Fens by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Chipotle's Troubles Expand by Bruce E. Buchanan

News: USCIS Announces Move To Centralize Adjudication Of Many Waivers Of Inadmissibility

News: USCIS Releases ELIS Fact Sheet

News: USCIS Temporarily Delays Issuance Of I-129 Receipt Notices

News: DOL Issues Revised H2-A Filing Tips For Employers

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

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Headline: Immigration: ACLU alleges rights violations at detention centers http://ow.ly/b2JOH
Headline: America Failing To Attract Immigrant Workers, Entrepreneurs: Report http://ow.ly/b7Dy8
Headline: Boston immigration lawyer's clients face deportation http://ow.ly/b7Dt8
Headline: ACLU challenges Vallario over immigrant arrest reports to ICE http://ow.ly/b6295
Headline: Expansion of Proposed Waiver Rule Could Help More Families Stay Together http://bit.ly/Jbr0BG
Headline: Mike’s immigrant plan to save cities http://ow.ly/b61RZ
Headline: Fewer Immigrants and Newborns, More Elderly Slow U.S. Population Growth http://ow.ly/b4nUW
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Headline: It used to be the gold rush, its now the talent rush-@MikeBloomberg adv. says US immigration policy is costing us jobs http://bit.ly/KcN5lL

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Immigration Attorneys, LLP, a law firm practicing in all areas of immigration law, is seeking an experienced attorney to immediately join our practice in Chicago, IL. All candidates must be licensed and have 2+ years attorney experience with a diverse immigration caseload. The ideal candidate is multi-lingual, has handled immigration litigation matters, petitions and visa applications for families and businesses, and has some federal court experience. Candidates must have exceptional research, writing and computer skills; excellent organizational and time management skills; and, a commitment to client service. Salary offered will be commensurate with experience. Candidate will be immediately eligible for benefits. All applications should be submitted via email to hiring@immattyllp.com. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample as well as references.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal to join Washington, DC office. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidates must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems, must have strong time management and organizational skills. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and a strong desire to work in a team-oriented environment to meet client objectives related to their foreign national employees. Prior immigration-related experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to staffrecruiting.dc@seyfarth.com. Seyfarth offers an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; generous paid time off policy; short-term and long-term disability policies; an opportunity for professional development and growth. EOE

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Letters of the Week: Kenneth Rinzler, R, Fonseka

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Conference - June 26 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST - USCIS is pleased to invite all interested individuals to participate in a day-long national stakeholder symposium. The symposium will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share how our strategic priorities and recent initiatives impact the diverse communities we serve and to engage with agency leadership on our policies and programs. To RSVP please email the Public Engagement Division no later than Friday, June 15, 2012 at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov and reference "Symposium" in the subject line of your email. For more info please contact the Office of Public Engagement at public.engagement@dhs.gov

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    ISSN:   1930-062X
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