Comment: Top Links November 2012
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in November 2012 below:
Top five November Immigration Daily Articles

Top five November Immigration Daily News Items

Article: AILA's Contributions to AIC - Another Area Where AILA Lacks Integrity by Kenneth Rinzler

Article: New Portal Welcomes Entrepreneurs To The USA: But Will This Change The Culture Of "No" At USCIS by Cyrus D. Mehta

Bloggings: The Seven Habits of Highly Annoying Clients by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: OSC Settles Immigration Claim against North Carolina Company by Bruce Buchanan

Bloggings: USCIS Mistakes Create Financial Boom from FOIAs for Private Attorneys by Danielle Beach-Oswald

News: DHS issues Privacy Impact Assessment for ICE Alien Medical Records Systems

Focus: The EB-5 Book Shipping Now
We are pleased to announce that the new comprehensive book on EB5 matters is shipping now.
Editors: Paul Ruby and Phil Cohen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney, Michael Gibson, Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose E. LaTour, Daniel B. Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth and Joseph Whalen
The book outline is as follows:

I. For Immigration Attorneys

  • 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. The EB-5 Program For Regional Centers, Project Developers and Investors by Phil Cohen
  • Section 1: EB-5 Program Overview
  • Section 2: Key Logistical & Legal Issues
  • Section 3: Groundwork Before Getting Started
  • Section 4: Your EB-5 Team
  • Section 5: Getting to Work on Building Your I-924 Submission Package
  • Section 6: Positioning and Marketing to Foreign Investors
  • Section 7: Admitting Investors
  • Section 8: Financial Overview
  • Section 9: The Direct/ Individual Investor EB-5 Option
  • Section 10: Keeping Up to Date
  • Glossary
  • EB-5 Resources
  • Appendix A: Compendium of Instructions and USCIS Requirements
  • for I-924
  • Appendix B: Precedent Decisions
  • Appendix C: Sample Letter to Economists
III. Resource Materials
  • Comprehensive Resource Materials
    • Federal Regulations
    • Relevant Statutes
    • Precedent Decisions
    • Government Memoranda
    • Forms and Instructions

Part IV: CD-ROM Resource Materials

  • Statutes
  • Regulations
  • Federal Court Cases
  • BIA Cases
  • Forms
  • Memoranda
  • Web Links
  • Articles from ILW.COM
  • Miscellaneous
Order your copy today: Online or by Fax.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Chicago, IL - Baker & McKenzie LLP is seeking Immigration Paralegal to assist the Immigration Practice group with daily tasks associated with the practice. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the attorneys in all aspects of the processing of nonimmigrant and immigrant cases, preparing nonimmigrant and employment-based immigrant cases (H-1B; L-1A & L-1B; E-1 & E-2; TN-1; Labor Certification Applications, Permanent Residency Applications etc.) for large corporations, performing legal research, maintaining and updating docket system to ensure timely filing extensions, petitions and applications, assisting with case file management, assisting with the collection of data and documentation necessary to prepare and file of applications, and handling the daily tasks. The ideal candidate must have Bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years of employment based immigration experience including ability to examine foreign national candidate's qualifications for non-immigrant (temporary) visas and/or permanent residency applications (I-140 or PERM applications) . Must have strong organizational skills, attention to details, excellent verbal and written skills, be able to work well in a document intensive and fast-paced environment. To apply, please see Baker & McKenzie Online Application Page

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson is seeking experienced Business Immigration Paralegals to work on challenging assignments with an emphasis on high-volume NIV and IV casework. Candidates must have 3+ years of business immigration experience involving H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, PERM, I-140, and I-485 cases. 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 careers@goellaw.com . All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

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