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Immigration Daily March 30, 2012
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Comment: EB-5 Workshop Early Bird Deadline
The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Thursday April 26, 2012 in New York, NY. The speakers are Jose Latour, Brandon Meyer, Elisabeth Peng, Mona Shah, Dave Souders, Cletus M. Weber 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
  • Right of Rescission
Session 3: Perfecting the I-924 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • 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
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 6: Source of Funds
  • Source documentation and tracing
  • Tax and licensing complience
  • Currency control restriction
  • Curent trends and challenges
Session 7: Perfecting the I-829 Petition
  • Basic Information
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 8: 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: here. For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today!

Article: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Publishes New, Proposed Form I-9 by Delisa Futch

Articles: Immigrant of the week : Somi Ali and Simon Cho by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: H-1B Cap Opens April 2 by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Immigration, and the Health Care Debate: Part 2 by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Will this newspaper story appear on January 22, 2013? By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Announces TPS For Syria

Focus: Physicians For Experts
Tuesday, April 3 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, April 5 phone session of "Physicians For Experts" with Greg Siskind, Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Jennifer Minear, Elissa Taub, and other speakers to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 5: Basic Issues in Physicians Immigration

  • How do doctors get to the US?
  • Choosing between the J-1 and the H-1B paths
  • J-1 waivers
  • Post-training H-1B options
  • Other non-immigrant options
  • Green card options for MDs

SECOND Phone Session on May 17: Advanced Topics on J Waivers

  • Curriculum Coming Soon

THIRD Phone Session on June 7: Advanced Program on Physician H-1B and Permanent Resident

  • Curriculum Coming Soon
Tuesday, April 3 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Headline: Immigration officials arrest 19 Springfield restaurant workers
Headline: Supreme Court rules for Queens businessman in immigration case
Headline: With Immigration Storylines, Lucha Libre Pits Mexican Wrestlers Against American 'Bad Guys'
Headline: Immigration Detention Centers Are Like Campus 'Holiday,' House Republicans Say
Headline: Blending Immigration and Passover
Headline: Evidence that higher immigration fuels long term population growth
Headline: Mar 29 - Supremes On Fleuti
Headline: North Carolina bishops issue statement on immigration

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson has openings for experienced Business Immigration Paralegals. Candidates should have 3-5+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive 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. An undergraduate degree is required. Immigration paralegals at Goel & Anderson work on challenging assignments and benefit from rewarding and stable career opportunities. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), and opportunities for sustained career growth. 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: Miscellaneous
New York, NY - Alpina Digital is seeking an on-site graphic artist for design, DTP, and prepress. The skills required for this position include working knowledge of graphic designing software in a MAC environment. The artist is required to have skills and abilities in the following areas: Quark 8, Adobe CS 5.0 Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, desk-top publishing, knowledge of prepress imposition of print form, strong attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and must be able to multi-task. Alpina Digital is primarily an on-demand digital quick print company offering full service digital copy, design, print & mailing communications. The graphic designer is paid bi-weekly plus benefits. Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter and resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - NYC midtown boutique immigration law firm is seeking an Associate with 3+ years of experience in business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases (as well as some family-based and related immigration matters). The ideal candidate has excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at .

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Well-reputed, mid-size firm located in downtown Manhattan is seeking an experienced immigration attorney. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently, and handle PERM cases, H-1B & other NIVs, and have 1+ years of experience. Send your cover letter and resume at

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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Letters of the Week: Gladys Farris, R. Yang, Don Miller (2), Honza Prcha

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 11, New York, NY - The NYC Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium is pleased to present the impact of immigration on Early Care & Education in New York City. For more information, see

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