Comment: Silicon Valley CIR Push
The Hill reports on an initiative by the tech industry to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Here are the people and companies involved in this coalition: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Steve Balmer of Microsoft, Rupert Murdoch of News Corp, Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, Drew Houston of Dropbox, Andrew Mason of Groupon, and many more. Few industries are as heavily dependent on the contributions of immigrants as the technology industry. It is good to see these folks stand up for their employees; thereby the futures of their companies; and thereby the future of America. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: Seven Effective Tips To Preparing Non-PERM Employment Based Visa Petitions by Youngwook "Christian" Park and Naomi Young Kim

Blogging: OSC Reaches 3 Settlements at end of FY 2013; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

Blogging: Racism, the Shutdown and CIR: An Immigration Law Professor's View. By Roger Algase

News: DOS Announces US Reaches its Refugee Admissions Target for the First Time Since 1980

News: White House Releases Remarks by the President at Nomination of Johnson to be Secretary of Homeland Security

News: USCIS Releases Policy Memo on 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion OPT for F-1 Students Enrolled in STEM Degree Programs

Focus: Early Bird Deadline for the EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers: SAVE $351
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 in Houston, TX. The Discussion Leader will be Robert Loughran and speakers include Charles Foster, Matt Gordon, David Jacoby, Reid Thomas, Christian Triantaphyllis, Nenad Radu, Sam Udani, and Catherine Yen.

The curriculum is as follows:

  • Corporate and Security Law in EB-5
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing a Project
  • Structuring the Deal in Project Financing
  • Developing the 924 Petition
  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Petitions and Documenting Job Creations
  • Funds Administration
  • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Finding Investors - China
  • Finding Investors Other Than China
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see here
For the fax form, please see here

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The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration by Martin Ruhs - Princeton University Press (August 2013) - 272 pp. ISBN: 0691132917 - $27.89 -

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