Comment: Various Items
Today's issue of Immigration Daily has various items of interest - we feature one article on guidance on DOMA - Green Card, bloggings on political issues revolving around immigration, and news items from USCIS. Check out the top headlines in immigration, and job vacancies. Share your thoughts by writing to

Article: DOMA - Green Card - USCIS Issues Guidance! by Tahmina Watson

Blogging: Section by Section Summary of the House High Skilled Worker Bill (With Amendment) by Greg Siskind


Blogging: Remembering the Evian Conference, 75 Years Later by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Releases Interim Policy Memorandum for Comment on Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office

News: USCIS Releases Policy Memorandum on Certification of Decisions to the Administrative Appeals Office

News: USCIS Updates Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

Focus: Announcing the EB-5 For Experts Seminar with Austin Fragomen is pleased to announce our newest seminar series "EB-5 For Experts" with Austin Fragomen serving as the Discussion Leader. Other speakers include Chad Blocker, Robert Divine, Parisa Karaahmet, Steve Brotherton, Paul Virtue, and more to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on July 10 - Regional Center Ideas

  • USCIS's New Policy Memorandum: Clarification of definition of key terms
  • Changes in adjudication standards and processing times
    • Post-memo regional center approvals - what do they mean?
      • Approval of Hypothetical, Actual, or Exemplar
    • Material Changes - When to file an I-924 Amendment
    • Treatment of NAICS CODES

SECOND Phone Session on July 18 - Individual Investor Issues

  • Current Source of Funds Issues
    • Adjudication trends
  • Material Changes to the Business Plan during period of CPR Status
  • Alternatives to regional center filings (direct investment scenarios)
  • Due Diligence on the part of the investor (immigration and financial)

THIRD Phone Session on August 1 - Complex Issues in EB-5

  • Ethics - Dual Representation Model, does it work?
  • Marketing
    • Applicability SEC regulations (Reg S and Reg D)
    • Working with brokers
    • Referral fees
  • Compliance
    • Export Control as related to OFAC-subject nationals
    • Investment funds coming from cash economies
  • What to expect in the coming months from the new dedicated EB5 office in DC
    • Electronic filing - ELIS, regional center document library
    • Adjudication by economists

You won't want to miss this one! The deadline to register for the first seminar session is July 5th. For additional information, including speaker biographies, please see:
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ComingsNGoing: Immigration Reading
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