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Immigration Daily August 22, 2012
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Comment: Bloomberg In Boston - Last week, we discussed the coming together of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch to advocate for immigration reform in Boston and Chicago. The Boston Globe ran a description of the Boston event, which also included Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The numbers cited by the gentlemen are almost staggering when they discussed the amount of money our current immigration policies are costing the City of Boston and our federal government. These numbers are especially troubling when you pause for a second to consider that our national unemployment rate remains above 8%, which is somewhat depressed by the increased number of people now receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and other social benefits, which disqualifies them from counting towards unemployment statistics. While foreign-born people account for 13% of the US population, they created 28% of new business in 2011. "People don't come here to put their feet up and collect welfare," Bloomberg said. "They come here to work." Are they correct? Which party or party can take ownership of this issue and how will they do it? Share your thoughts with us To read the full article, which can also be found on the Boston Globe's password-requiring site, continue here.

Today's Obama's Childhood Arrivals Promise Graph

Article: The Role of the Business Plan Writer in the Regional Center Context by Joseph Whalen

Article: What Employers Really Think of ICE's IMAGE by Ann Cun

Blogging: Seminar Video Posted! by DACA Field Report Blog

Blogging: Bill Linking Palestinian and Jewish Refugees Sets a Dangerous Preceden by Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Alabama's New Immigration Law Mostly Struck Down By the Courts by Greg Siskind

News: USCIS Reaches Statutory Maximum Of 10,000 U-Visas

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: Arizona Immigration Law Opponents Push for Overturn of 'Show Me Your Papers'
Headline: Proposed Bill Would Offer Tuition Assistance Programs to Immigrants Granted DACA
Headline: Official's Lawsuit Claims Discrimination Against Men at U.S. Immigration Agency
Headline: Appeals Court Draws Boundaries on Alabama's Immigration Law
Headline: Overly severe immigration laws weaken the economy
Headline: Federal court delivers split decisions on immigration laws in Alabama, Georgia
Headline: California driver's licenses for some undocumented immigrants flares into burning question
Headline: Seminar Video Posted!
Headline: The Waiting Game
Headline: Alabama Immigration Law: Court Blocks Student Citizenship Checks
Headline: DACA: Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants Vary By State (VIDEO)
Headline: Deferred Action success rooted in adoption of American protest movement tactics

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