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Immigration Daily June 7, 2012
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Comment: EB-5 Workshop Final Registration Deadline
The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Jose Latour, Ryan Conway, Jeffrey B. Carr, Ignacio Donoso, Robert Gaffney, Jennifer Mercier Moseley, 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
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! Final Registration Deadline is June 8!

Article: From Fingerprints To DNA: Biometric Data Collection In US Immigrant Communities And Beyond by Jennifer Lynch for The Immigration Policy Center

Article: New I-9 Forms for the Entire Workforce? by Ann Cun

Bloggings: More about the serious danger to immigration in Koch Brothers' America, by Roger Algase

Bloggings: DOJ Files Lawsuit against Casino for Employment-related Immigration Practices by Bruce Buchanan

News: White Houses Issues Statement On Obama Signing Border Tunnel Prevention Act

News: DOJ Issues Final Rule On Firearms Disabilities For Some Nonimmigrant Aliens

News: USCIS Releases Updated Asylum Statistics

Focus: New Edition of Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. The new edition of Immigration Practice is available for pre-publication sale now! For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.

Headline: Farmers across Georgia are worried:the state new immigration law is scaring away an undocumented immigrant workforce http://ow.ly/blktQ
Headline: Civil rights groups urge immigrants to use hot line http://ow.ly/bqg0U
Headline: Behind the SEC's New Interest in Immigration http://ow.ly/boRMA
Headline: Green Card http://ow.ly/bqiP6
Headline: NYLS students might consider immigration: Kohr Principles http://ow.ly/boScQ
Headline: Family Reunited After 10 Years Of Separation: I-601 And I-212 Waivers Approved! http://ow.ly/bpkt8
Headline: Joe Arpaio Denies Suspending Controversial Immigration Sweeps Despite Gap In Patrols http://ow.ly/bqj5R
Headline: Law Student Loans Key Component of Next "Debt Bomb" by Edward Poll http://ow.ly/bpfhN
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Prominent and internationally-oriented San Francisco financial district law firm is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. We practice the full range of immigration law and specializes in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. The responsibilities include assisting senior attorneys in managing caseload; interacting with corporate and individual clients; preparing and filing non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions; supervising, training, and mentoring legal assistants. An ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with 3+ years of experience in business immigration law with knowledge of E, H, L, O, P and IV filings; PERM filing experience highly desired; with excellent analytical, research, oral and written communication skills; initiative, persistence (moving the case along, following up with client for critical documents); depth (familiarity with difficult /complex issues); dedication; professional attitude and demeanor; foreign language ability also a plus. Competitive Salary and excellent benefits package. No relocation expenses. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mhrichak@emvisa.com. All replies will be kept confidential. No phone calls please. EOE.

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.

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Letters of the Week: Lori J. Barrett

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Webinar - June 19, 2012 - 11 AM EST - USCIS is pleased to invite all interested individuals to participate in " E-Verify Self Check" webinar. Participants will get an overview of the new "Self Check" program - a voluntary, simple, fast and free service that allows individuals to check their own employment eligibility. For more information about how to participate, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-verify and click on Take a Free Webinar.

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