Comment: CIR and Executive Orders
The New York Times reports that President Obama gave a speech in San Francisco urging the Congress for quick passage of comprehensive immigration reform. He was heckled by a protester who urged the President to use executive orders to stop deportations. We support both the President and his heckler. The President is right, it is high time the Congress act to fix our broken immigration system. The heckler is right that the administration should do everything it can to prevent large scale deportations. The long term fix is in the hands of the Congress, but the administration can do much more than it has to alleviate the heavy costs of the broken immigration system. By its inaction on immigration, the Congress is giving more and more reasons for the President to act unilaterally like he did in the case of DACA and reap political benefits of doing so. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at

Article: Immigration in the Supreme Court in the 2012 Term: Individualized Decision-Making, No Immigration Exceptionalism by Kevin Johnson

Blogging: Immigration Voices: "E-Verify's New Lock ~ Like it or Not, This is a Big Deal!" by Angelo Paparelli

Blogging: The President Does Have the Power to Limit Deportations by Matthew Kolken

Blogging: "Cultural" Hostility Toward Immigrants is Biggest Obstacle to Reform. By Roger Algase

News: DHS Published Final Rule on Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions

Focus: EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers - New York, $300-Off Deadline
The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on December 13th in New York, NY. The Discussion Leader will be Parisa Karaahmet and other speakers include Enrique Gonzalez, William Gresser, Matt Gordon, Nima Koprivaara, Dan Lundy, Nenad Radu, John Roth, Dan Schwarz, Reid Thomas, and more to be announced. The curriculum is as follows

  • The Regional Center View: Structuring the Deal and Finding Investors
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
  • Developing the 924 Applications
  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creations
  • Funds Administration
  • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Special Topics on EB-5

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The registration deadline for this special $300-Off discount is December 2nd.

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