Comment: AILA 2013 Elections
One of the free services that newspapers offer their readership is coverage of governance issues. For newspapers serving the professions in the USA, this frequently means covering not just happenings in government concerning regulation affecting readers (as distinct from readers’ clients), but also covering happenings in the professional associations serving a particular profession. In the case of Immigration Daily and the immigration lawyer community, this means covering events of particular note in AILA governance. Consistent with this general tradition, we have invariably offered all candidates to competitive offices in AILA elections access to our readers – to get the word out about matters which they wish to engage the immigration bar on. We have never charged for this, nor will we ever charge for this. Furthermore, should a specific candidate wish to revise his/her campaign material, we are happy to carry as many revisions as are sent to us (a small number of candidates will submit a short statement to us initially, followed by a lengthier piece later in the election season), there is no charge for carrying multiple revisions. Historically, over 90% of candidates for competitive AILA elections have sent us their campaign material. Pursuant to this history, we invited all candidates for competitive AILA offices in the elections starting in about a week to send us their campaign statements. We carry below those statements we have received so far (should a candidate who has not so far sent us his/her statement do so in the future, we will be pleased to carry their statement).

Running For AILA Treasurer: Ken Rinzler
Running For AILA Board of Governors:Ally Bolour; Matthew I. Hirsch; Marketa Lindt; Sarah Peterson Stensrud; Greg Siskind; Ian Wagreich.

Article: Step Right Up and See the Fancy (and Flawed) EPI Data by Robert Hoffman

Blogging: Is It Still A Federal Case? An Unintended Consequence of Arizona v. USA by Gary Endelman

Blogging: Electronic I-94 Cards by Chris Musillo

Blogging: Arnold Schwarzenegger Weighs in on Immigration Reform Against the Terminators by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators
Editor: Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens Contributing Editor: Maurice Berez


  1. Introduction
  2. Multiple Players - each with different expectations and conflicting interests in the EB-5 RC process
  3. History of Program, Narrowed Scope of the RC Designation over Time and Challenges Created Along the Way
  4. Understanding the Basics of the EB-5 Program for RCs
  5. Applying for RC Designation and Amendment
  6. Best Practice and tips to avoid common pitfalls and USCIS requests for additional evidence
  7. Problems, Concerns, and Best Practices
  8. Additional Resources

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan, LLp is seeking a Senior Paralegal to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse institutional clients. Egan, LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate university degree or equivalent experience, 2+ years of high-volume business immigration experience. Must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please vists the EY Career Website at keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Attorney to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas their diverse institutional clients. The ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any US State Bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-colume H-1, L-1, NIV, and PERM filings. Must have strong client management skills, excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communications skill. For more information, please visit the EY Career Website at keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the Dupont Circle area is seeking an experienced paralegal. Interesting work and clientele; competitive salary and benefits. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years experience in business/family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1, and PERM filings. Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures, be detail-oriented, able to handle volume independantly, and will be highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark, NJ - Immediate opening for immigration paralegal in 15 attorney Gateway One, Newark law firm. Employment-related immigration experience required and college degree preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills necessary. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required. Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus. Competitive salary and generous benefits. Resumes should be forwarded to Anthony F. Siliato, Esq., Meyner and Landis LLP, One Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or by email to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown Manhattan, NY - Satterlee Stephens Burke and Burke, LLP. is seeking business immigration paralegals to join their growing team. The ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of employment-based (NIV andIV) immigration experience. PERM experience and LawLogix/EDGE proficiency a plus. Must be a team player who is well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task effectively. Please send resume, salary history, and writing sample to

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 17-18, 2013) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14.5 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is March 31, 2013. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 10 - 2:00pm - Falls Church, VA - The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a meeting regarding EOIR's recognition and accreditation program. To RSVP for the meeting, please contact Lauren Alder Reid, Counsel for Legislative and Public Affairs by May 3, 2013. For additional information, please see:

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