Comment: Immigration A Priority For House Republicans
Politico reports that a top House Republican, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, has said in an interview that the House Republican leadership regards Immigration reform as a priority for this year.

Speaker John Boehner "over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform," McMorris Rodgers said, according to a transcript provided by Univision. "I believe that we have a window here between now and the end of the year… It's a priority for Republicans, for Democrats. There's a recognition that it's important to America. It's important to our economy. America has long been the land of immigrants."
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Focus: The J Physician
The second session of the seminar series, "Physician Immigration for Experts" will be taking place on October 10th. The Discussion Leader for the series is Stephen Jeffries and other speakers include Robert Aronson, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Roberta Freedman, Wendy Hess, and Jan Pederson.

  • Types of J and determining if the foreign residence requirement applies
  • Waiver strategies including the "no objection letter," interested government waivers, hardship and persecution waivers, HHS waivers and asylum and commuting
  • Alternatives for the J physician who is subject including O-1, TN, H in limited circumstances and the E-1 and E-2 visas
The registration deadline is October 8th.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
"What is EB-5?" - an informational and networking event, hosted by The N Group, will be held on October 10, 2013 at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai at 6:30PM. This event will bring together a panel of industry leaders who are experts in the topic of EB5, which is a special visa program designed for foreign nationals to obtain permanent residency in the United States. With an increased interest from residents in the Middle East to gain U.S. Citizenship in an expedited manner, the time is better than ever to take advantage of the EB-5 Program. The expert speakers from top-tier companies like Greenberg Traurig, Extell New York Regional Center and Janus Property Company will shed light on the unique opportunities and complexities of the EB-5 program and will be available for audience Q&A. Topics addressed will include: Overview of the EB-5 visa program, its advantages, it's requirements, typical time frame, path to citizenship through EB-5 and how to get started. As the facilitator of The EB-5 Informational & Networking Dinner, The N Group brings its experience in the U.S. and the Middle East to bridge the gap between the technical and the practical issues of the EB-5 Visa. The N Group team consists of seasoned EB-5 professionals that have successfully processed 100?s of EB-5 Visas. For more information about the event, please visit Register via

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