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Immigration Daily May 31, 2012
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Article: "How Bad Can It Get?" Recent Penalties For Immigration Violations by Christine Mehfoud

Article: Giving Substance To Predictions-Verification-Back End Burden Of Proof by Joseph P. Whalen

Bloggings: H-1B Cap Count: 48,400 by Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Issues Interim Policy Memorandum For Comment On Exceptions For Permitting The Filing Of Form I-601

Focus: The EB-5 Workshop - Final Registration Deadline

The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Nashville, TN. The Speakers are Jose Latour ( Discussion Leader), Jeffrey B. Carr, Ignacio Donoso, Robert Gaffney, Jennifer Mercier Moseley, Prakash Patel, Denyse Sabagh, Mehreen Shah, Sam Udani and Steve Yale-Loehr . 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
  • 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
  • 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
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/june2012eb5.shtm. For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today! The Final Registration Deadline is June 8, 2012!

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Maggio + Kattar, PC, a nationally recognized, DC-based immigration law firm, is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of PERM and NIV experience. Challenging work dealing with international clientele with career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume + references to jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Reston, VA - A prominent business immigration law firm is seeking an experienced immigration professional to research, write, edit, and post timely news, analysis, and articles to the firm's websites and e-newsletters on a daily basis. This position requires strong knowledge of immigration law, outstanding writing ability, and experience in effectively using website content management systems to publish content and seed keywords and metadata. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, motivated, and possess sound judgment while working with minimal supervision. This position requires 1-3 hours of work daily (M-F), offers flexible hours, and is ideal for telecommuting. Interested parties should apply with resume and cover letter to immigrationwritereditor@gmail.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential.

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

Filing Service
Immigration Filing Service currently accommodates over 200 law firms nationwide with their filing needs, We have over 25 years of experience and expedite the following documents: I-131 - same day; I-90 - same day; I-551 Endorsement - same day; Biometrics Appointments - same day; FOIA requests for entry verification; 194 corrections at JFK and Newark airports - same day; all immigration court filings and more. If you have any questions about Immigration Filing Service and how we can expedite your forms, please contact Michael Joseph Braycich at any time 24/7 at mjbraycich@aol.com or 212-233-8116, cell 917-577-2672, fax 212-964-2292, skype: Michael Braycich

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Letters of the Week: Kenneth Rinzler(2), Debra Venable Shears(2), Vonne Gulak

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    ISSN:   1930-062X
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