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Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers, Washington, DC - Early Bird Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 Washington, DC. The Discussion Leader will be Edward Carroll; Other speakers include Elsie Arias, John Barrett, Michele Buchanan, David Morris, Sam Udani, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:


  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing a Project
  • Economist Issues: TEAs, Job Creation Models, Tenant Occupancy Issues
  • Developing the 924 Petition

Lunch Presentation

  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Petitions and Documenting Job Creation
  • The Regional Center Viewpoint
  • Current Trends In Finding Investors

For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here.
For the fax form, see here.

Don't delay, act today! The Early Bird Registration Deadline is April 9th!

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - An immediate position is available in a New York-based law firm. The ideal candidate will have +1 years of experience of the processing of O and P nonimmigrant visa petitions. Responsibilities will include the preparation and filing of O and P visa petitions, conducting of legal research, and drafting of correspondences. Strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail, and handling a fast case load are pluses. Please email your resume along with reference to

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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May 8 - 7:30-9:00pm EST - USCIS invites all interested in its national Spanish-language Enlace session as part of an ongoing series of quarterly public engagements. This free session is an opportunity for Spanish-speakers to engage with USCIS in their own language. For further information, please contact the Public Engagement Division at and reference ENLACE in the subject line of your email. Please include full name, email address, and the organization you represent.

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