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    Comment: How Long A Wait?
    Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has be updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

    Article: Some Notes on Excellence by Anthony Guidice

    Blogging: Summary of the Day's Amendments to Senate Bill 744 by Greg Siskind

    Blogging: American Lawyer Assists Australian Asylum Seekers by Jason Dzubow

    Blogging: June 2013 Visa Bulletin by Carl Shusterman

    Blogging: June 2013 Visa Bulletin by Chris Musillo

    Blogging: Reform, What Could Stop Thee? Let Me Count The Ways By Roger Algase

    News: DHS Releases I-94 Quick Reference Guide for Local, State and Federal Agencies

    News: CBP Releases Joint Report On Entry/Exit Information Systems With Canada

    Focus: The United States EB-5 Investment Directory
    ILW.COM is proud to announce The United States EB-5 Investment Directory. This publication is an EB-5 consumer targeted publication which will list all currently active United States EB-5 Regional Centers and serve as a guide and directory for foreign EB-5 agents and prospective investors alike. The major goal of this effort is to increase our clients’ visibility overseas and advertise their regional center’s project by placing effective advertising directly in the hands of effective foreign EB-5 agents as well as investors seeking EB-5 knowledge and the proper investment to implement their funds in an effort to migrate to the United States of America. This directory will be published on hard cover to mitigate the element of being handled as a pamphlet or brochure in an effort to increase tangible value and eliminate an instance of it being discarded. We are offering interested regional centers to reserve advertising space and utilize this effort to further maximize their visibility abroad. Advertising space is available in 2 Page, 4 Page and 6 Page formats. For more info, please write to eb5@ilw.com

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an Associate Attorney for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a JD and 2+ years of business immigration experience. Strong written and verbal communication is a must; must be well-organized, have attention to detail, and efficient client management skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Detroit area law firm is seeking an immigration paralegal for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task efficiently, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com.

    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 visit the EY Career Website at www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at lisa.chow@ca.ey.com.

    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-column 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 www.ey.com/CA/jobsearch keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at lisa.chow@ca.ey.com.

    Case Management for Immigration Automation: Digital office for comprehensive immigration case management
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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    June 7, 2013 - 2:00 pm - Falls Church, VA - The Executive Office for Immigration REview (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a meeting regarding EOIR's new electronic registration initiative, eRegistry, for attorneys and fully accredited representatives. To RSVP for the meeting, please contact Lauren Alder Reid, Counsel for Legislative and Public Affairs at pao.eoir@usdoj.gov by May 31, 2013.


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    Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong
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      ImmigrationDaily
      Comment: Instant Immigration News with Twitter Being part of a fast-paced generation, where time is essential and something is happening every second, can be difficult to keep up with. There's a place with millions of people where you can receive the latest events, news, have direct access to media members, public officials, attorneys, law firms, and other internet users who want to communicate with you. This place is Twitter; its users see their popularity increase with each mention and new follower. By using 140 character messages, hash tags, retweets and direct messages you'll be able to connect with potential customers, businesses, friends and reconnect with old ones. Twitter gets you on search engines, group similar tweets together and be listed among other well-known Twitter users. The newsfeed is accessible either on your mobile device or computer and the codes are available for your website. If you've ever wondered how to have access to all these benefits, then all you have to do is join Twitter and when you do, please join over 13,000 people who follow "ilwcom". Article: Immigration Judges’ Union Fights for Judicial Independence By Karolina Walters Blogging: ICE Workplace Raids Continue in Nebraska and Minnesota By Bruce Buchanan Blogging: Revoking Critics' Security Clearances; Attacking Free Press: What Began as Trump's Assault on Immigrants is Leading to Full Dictatorship By Roger Algase News: CRS Report on The Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Enforcement Policy Focus: H1B to EB5 Exhibition/speaking opportunities for August H-1B events are fully sold out. Please see below for our September/October H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: Boston, MA - Monday September 10 – 1 out of 4 available Seattle, WA - Wednesday September 12 - SOLD OUT San Francisco, CA - Friday September 14 - SOLD OUT Newark, NJ - Monday October 8 – 4 out of 4 available Houston, TX - Wednesday October 10 – 4 out of 4 available San Jose, CA - Friday October 12 – 3 out of 4 available Format: Half Day Event for Indian H-1Bs considering EB-5 Option (Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards. Special Note for Attorneys: This event will feature two immigration attorney panels solely on immigration law matters. The only way an immigration attorney can participate and speak at this event is if they are nominated by an issuer who is exhibiting at the event (there is no fee charged to immigration attorneys). EB-5 Issuers only - $3,999 per city for H-1B Event (Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level) For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here. Headline: Senate panel spars with Trump administration over treatment of unaccompanied immigrant children Click here Headline: Attorney General Sessions’ Order to Speed Immigration Cases Click here Headline...
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      ImmigrationDaily
      Comment: Agreement with Mexico, Arpaio Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Article on Why the US Cannot Create a Safe Third Country Agreement with Mexico, news on Justice Department Secures Denaturalization of Guardian Convicted of Abuse of a Minor. please scroll down to find the item(s) below.Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com. Article: Indirect Refoulement: Why the US Cannot Create a Safe Third Country Agreement with Mexico By Sophia Genovese Blogging: Iraqi National Wanted for Murder in Iraq Arrested In California By Matthew Kolken Blogging: Sheriff Arpaio’s Unlawful Actions Lead Court to Find Frimmel Has No Liability By Bruce Buchanan News: Justice Department Secures Denaturalization of Guardian Convicted of Abuse of a Minor Focus: Hot Off The Presses: The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition; Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder Shipping Now! Specific focus on Enforcement and Compliance. 8 Brand New articles and 3 articles updated from previous edition to cover cutting-edge current developments. Articles by Shae Armstrong, Jeanne Calderon, Michael T. Clark, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Gary Friedland, Robert P. Gaffney, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa K. Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, Angelo A. Paparelli, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Reid Thomas, Robert S. Winner, and Ben Zou. Buy Now! Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/TheEB5Book.shtm or Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/theeb5book.pdf Headline: Trump's aggressive stance with visa holders and legal immigrants breaks with conservative principle Click here Headline: Republicans and Democrats are more polarized on immigration than parties in the U.K. or Australia. Here’s why. Click here Headline: Trump’s immigration chief can fix Indians’ wait for green cards—but he won’t Click here Headline: ICE seeking to restart deportation cases for immigrants arrested or convicted of a crime: report Click here Headline: At the center of the immigration debate, 1st-generation college students are revolutionizing campuses Click here Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal San Diego, CA - Larrabee Albi Coker LLP is an AV-rated, nationally-recognized leader in the field of employment-based immigration. We are seeking a paralegal to join the firm. Ideal candidate will have a four-year bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program; 1-2 years’ experience in employment-based immigration; strong case management; ability to self-initiate and be creative; ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment; detailed oriented and organized; honest, ethical, and hard-working. Responsibilities include: Assisting attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation; drafting forms and letters; corresponding...
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    • August 15 - Change in EB5 Market – its all about marketing
      ImmigrationDaily

      Comment: Change in EB5 Market – its all about marketing

      Old EB5 Model-Seller's Market New EB5 Mondel-Buyer's Market
      Issuers Small number of Issuers
      (Project + USCIS approval = investment success)
      Large number of Issuers
      (USCIS approval & good project are commodities)
      Market Only China Multiple markets:
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      Roles Issuer gets project & USCIS approval;
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      Breakup of functions:
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      Marketing by Issuers,
      Sales by agents
      (A Good Project and USCIS approval are now commodities due to the large number of Issuers with both)
      Marketing Marketing NOT necessary for success
      (because market was a seller’s market with more demand than supply)

      Marketing Necessary for success
      (because market is now buyer’s market with more supply than demand)

      EB5 Marketing – real world experience

      ILW experience with marketing: Mixed results 2013-2016

      • Success in Beijing – almost 2,000 attendees at ILW Expo – but difficulties ensue
      • Many failures in oil economies of Middle East
      • Modest success in India and Taiwan

      ILW experience with marketing: Major success 2016-2018

      • Expo format gets results in many countries for many clients
      • Major Success in two new markets - clients who made many investments 2015 to 2017 hit balls out of the park in two Top 10 EB5 countries

      Requirements for major success:

      • Patience for results – it takes years not months
      • Commitment to a market through repeated visits to master its nuances
      • Major investment in marketing
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      ImmigrationDaily
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      ImmigrationDaily
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    • August 10 - Photos from New York H1B to EB5 Expo
      ImmigrationDaily
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