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Immigration Daily July 27, 2012
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Comment: More Empty Promises - Undocumented youth continue to be target of deportations, despite the fact that the DHS deferred action memo issued on June 15 clearly indicates that "ICE and CBP should immediately exercise their discretion, on an individual basis, to prevent low priority individuals from being placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States". As reported by Dreamactivist, a leading migrant-youth led online organization, Sofronio Garcia, a DREAM-eligible young man, who is also a father of two US citizens, has been in a detention center since May 26 and was scheduled to be deported today at 7am even though he could qualify for deferred action as outlined on the June 15 memo. At the time of this publication, the outcome on Sofronio's case has not been disclosed. However, whether he was deported or allowed to stay in the country, the fact that undocumented youth continue to be detained and placed in deportation proceedings despite being eligible for administrative relief is outrageous. Stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the latest developments on the promises and the practices of this administration on deferred action for DREAMers, and please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: Consular Posts Book and AILA's Consular Practice Handbook. One Is Genuine, The Other Genuinely Disappointing by Anthony Guidice

Article: Canada's New Refugee System by Nolan Rappaport

Article: How To Respond To An RFE For A Regional Center Application by Joseph Whalen

Blogging: Shocking Video Shows More Than A Dozen Border Patrol Agents Beating Helpless Mexican Immigrant To Death by Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Baltimore Welcoming Immigrants in Hopes of Revitalizing City by Greg Siskind

Blogging: The Republicans Favor An Elite Few Over Average People On Taxes. Would They Also Do The Same On Immigration? by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Announces Online Multilingual Resource Center

News: DOS Affirms Designation Of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Focus: The EB-5 Book
We are pleased to announce a new comprehensive book on EB5 matters. Editors: Paul Ruby and Phil Cohen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney, Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose LaTour, Dan Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth and more to be announced.
The outline is as follows:

I. For Attorneys

Immigration Law

  • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects by Jose Latour
  • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer
  • How to Lawfully Advise Your Clients About Regional Center Choices by John Roth
  • Advising Investors: Pre- Post-I-526 approval by Laura Danielson
  • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After Immigrating to the U.S. by David Hirson
  • Practice Pointers: I-526 Petitions by Paul Ruby
  • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues by Robert Gaffney
  • Country-Specific Issues: How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Investments by Elizabeth Peng
  • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions by Jennifer Hermansky
  • The Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program from the Perspective of an Immigration Lawyer, or Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results by Daniel B. Lundy

II. For Regional Centers and Foreign Investors by Phil Cohen

Program Overview

  • Introduction
  • Brief History
  • USCIS' role
Key Logistical Issues
  • Attaining TEA designation
  • Troubled Business Designation
  • Working with an Existing Regional Center
  • Job Creation Requirements
  • Benefitting the US Economy
  • For Investors
    • Evidence Required in Support of an I-526 Petition
    • Details Relating to Filing an I-829
  • For Regional Centers
    • Supporting Investors in their I-829 Petitions
  • Timing
Groundwork Before Getting Started
  • Regional Center Proposals
    • Package Quality
    • Investment Qualification Points for Center Designation
    • How to get started assembling a team
  • Your EB-5 Team
    • Setting up an EB-5 Regional Center
      • Core Operating Rules
      • Advisors, Counsel, and Consultants
    • Deciding on Your Team
  • Building Your I-924 Submission Package
    • Getting Started
    • Preparation Checklist
    • Offer Structure
    • Private Placement Memorandum
    • Econometric Analysis
    • Business Plan Notes for an EB-5 Regional Center
    • EB-5 Regional Center Business Plan Checklist
    • Sample Business Plan Outlnie
    • USCIS Requirements and Adjudicator Training Materials
    • Why I-924 petitions may be denied
  • Positioning and Marketing to Foreign Investors
    • Positioning for Success
    • Investor Appeal
    • Pitching Investors
    • Investor Questions
    • Securities Law and Your Marketing Plan
    • Specific Ways to Market
    • Finding High Net Worth Individuals
  • Financial Overview
    • Costs
    • Determining Financial Structure and Viability
    • Cost Overview and Examples
    • Other Financial Considerations
  • The Direct/Individual EB-5 Option
    • USCIS Guidelines for Direct EB-5 Business Plans
    • Preparing to Write the Plan
    • Sample Outline
  • Keeping Up to Date

III. Resource Materials

  • Comprehensive Resource Materials
    • Federal Regulations
    • Relevant Statutes
    • Precedent Decisions
    • Government Memoranda
    • Forms and Instructions

For more info and to order, please see: For info/ordering by fax, please see:

Headline: Hospitals Worry Over Cut in Fund for Uninsured, undocumented
Headline: Sullivan: Immigrants needed to fill Wisconsin jobs
Headline: Alabama police start enforcing immigration law
Headline: Why are undocumented youth still subject to deportation despite the DA memo? Sign this petition to help a DREAMER
Headline: Activists Protest Supreme Court Immigration-Law Ruling
Headline: Mind The Promise Gap
Headline: Anti-Immigration Law Puts Texas At Risk -The Laredo Sun

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Help Wanted - Immigration Professional
Chicago, IL - Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. is seeking a full-time, bilingual (Spanish) legal assistant to assist lawyers with cases involving preparation of family, business and employment applications, petitions and visas as well as removal and employer sanction defense. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational, communication and time management skills as well as excellent oral and written skills including grammar in both English and Spanish; must be able to prepare written business communications and narrative statements and to effectively communicate with all types of clients by phone and in person; must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and internet research skills; must be results-oriented and able to work with little direction and under time constraints and have an ability to multi-task and prioritize from multiple attorneys working a diverse caseload. This position requires prior experience as an immigration legal assistant; experience in removal defense, family or employment based immigration is a plus. The position is immediately open. Flexibility with regard to possible paid overtime hours. Please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position and salary requirement, a resume, a writing sample, and a list of references to Please reference HSP005. No phone calls and no agencies, please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The law office of Lichtman & Elliot, PC is seeking an immigration litigation attorney with superb research and legal writing skills to prepare briefs and pleadings for immigration court, BIA, and related federal court proceedings. An ideal candidate must have 2+ years of experience in immigration litigation, as immigration law clerk or litigator. This position will work closely with experienced immigration litigators. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send letter, resume and writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal with 1+ years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals, universities, research organizations and corporations from its New York City office. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. Responsibilities also include preparing applications to be submitted to various local municipalities and US federal agencies, and basic administrative duties. The ideal candidate must possess a good writing skills, be able to understand complicated rules and procedures, be interested in international/intercultural issues, have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume and a brief writing sample to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson is seeking experienced Business Immigration Paralegals. Immigration Paralegals at Goel & Anderson work on challenging assignments and benefit from rewarding and stable career opportunities. Candidates must have 3+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Extensive prior experience with H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, PERM, I-140 (EB1/2/3), and/or I-485 is essential to this position. All positions involve daily client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. A four-year undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health/Dental/Vision, generous 401(k) match, paid vacation & sick leave, and continuing education/training allowance), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Salaries of Immigration Paralegals at Goel & Anderson range from $51,500 to $110,000 per year, depending on experience and other job-related factors. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to . All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Dallas, TX - Busy Immigration Practice is seeking an administrative assistant with strong MS Office, marketing support and secretary skills. Immigration Experience preferred. Please send resume with salary requirement and references to Principals only. EOE

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