Comment: New I-9 Form
The Hill reports: "The newly revised Form I-9 makes several improvements designed to minimize errors in form completion," USCIS said in a notice to be published in Friday's Federal Register." It would appear that the much heralded new form is imminent, and will be here tomorrow. Share your thoughts by writing to

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Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book - Forming and Operating An EB-5 Regional Center: A Aguide For Developers and Business Innovators. The Editors for this book are Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens and the Contributing Editor is Maurice Berez.
The book outline is as follows:

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  • Time, and Challenges Created Along the Way
  • Understanding the Basics of the EB-5 Program for RCs
  • Applying for RC Designation and Amendment
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  • Additional Resources

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Downtown New York City firm is seeking a full-time, experienced, Spanish-speaking immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of immigration experience in preparing and assembling immigration packages to be submitted to USCIS for IV processes, with I-30 Alien Relative Petitions, I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status, I-360 VAWA petitions, I-765, Employment Authorization, and I-140 Employment-Based petitions. Fluency in Spanish is essential; College degree preferred. Other qualifications include excellent writing and communication skills, proofing and reviewing applications and legal forms, ability to work independently or with supervision, ability to work well with Supervising Attorney. Punctuality and reliability are a must; references and background checks are needed. To apply, please email

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