Comment: Top Links October 2013
We feature the top articles and news items for October 2013 below:

Blogging: Global Mobility Book: Argentina by Hector Gabriel Celano

Blogging: Four Post-Infosys Strategies for Corporate Customers and Consultants to Minimize Immigration Risks by Angelo A. Paparelli

Blogging: Where did Infosys go Wrong? by Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: USCIS Launches Redesigned Websites by Carl Shusterman

Blogging: 5 More of the DREAM 30 Released from Custody by Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Gutierrez: Get Ready for Piecemeal by Greg Siskind

Blogging: Ted Cruz Wants to Shut Down CIR, Not Just the Government by Roger Algase

News: DOS Releases Statistics on Nonimmigrant Visas Issued for FY2008-2012

Focus: Legal Permanent Residence for Physicians - November 7, 2013
The third and final session of the seminar series "Physician Immigration For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, November 7th. Stephen Jeffries will be the Discussion Leader and other speakers include Wendy Hess and Roberta Freedman. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Labor Certification (Timing, licensing, and board eligibility requirements
  • EB1, NIW, and OR; NIW based upon five year commitment to underserved areas
  • Special strategies

For additional information, including a detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and registration information, please see:
Don't delay, act today, the registration deadline is November 6th.

Headline: First Latina running on NJ gubernatorial ticket challenges popular GOP governor Click here
Headline: Groom arrested in immigration swoop at suspected sham marriage Click here
Headline: Five More Members Of 'Dream 30' Released From Immigration Detention Click here
Headline: Parent Sponsorship Stalls Kids Act Click here
Headline: New USCIS naturalization form is longer but more intuitive to fill Click here
Headline: Immigration Reform: Congress Should Preserve the Visa Lottery Click here
Headline: Immigration Officers: Enforce Current Laws Before Passing Reform Click here
Headline: UC Presidents Commits $5 Million for Aid to Undocumented Students Click here
Headline: Republicans Brace for Internecine Immigration Fight Click here
Headline: Policy on detaining [undocumented] immigrants under review Click here
Headline: Officials target immigrants with criminal records Click here
Headline: The pressure's on California House GOP members to act on immigration Click here
Headline: Change Stupid Immigration Laws Click here
Headline: Did Federal Immigration Officials Deport A Low-Priority Activist To Deter Future Civil Disobedience Protests? Click here
Headline: Infosys pays record fine, dangerous routes into Europe, 'sanctuary' laws, more Click here
Headline: But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Framework of Immigration Reform Click here
Headline: The Morning Download: Cost of Temporary IT Workers Rising in Wake of Infosys Click here
Headline: David Valadao announces support for House Immigration Reform Bill Click here

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ComingsNGoings: First I-526 Approved
USCIS has approved the first six Lake Point EB-5 investors in the past two months. Yesterday, they received the amended approval for AVSRC and Lake Point Capital Partners, the second and final tranche of Lake Point EB-5, the only Forbes 400 owned and operated EB-5 Immigrant Investor project approved by the USCIS. It is expected that the second half of their total $20 million/40 investor raise by the end of November.

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