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



Article: MPI Study Examines Latest Naturalization Data by by Sheela Murthy, et al.

Blogging: Immigration Dreaming in California by Angelo Paparelli

Blogging: ICE is Cross Training its Attorneys for Compliance Cases; by Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

Blogging: The New Middle Passage: Journeys of Modern Day Slaves by Jason Dzubow

Blogging: State Push-Back Against Immigration Holds for Minor Crimes by Matthew Kolken

News: CRS Report on U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Trade Facilitation, Enforcement, and Security

Focus: Final Deadline - Last EB-5 Summit of 2013
The last EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers of this year will be taking place in New York on December 13th. The Discussion Leader is Parisa Karaahmet and other speakers include Charles Foster, Enrique Gonzalez, William Gresser, Matt Gordon, Nima Korpivaara, Dan Lundy, Nenad Radu, John Roth, Dan Schwarz, and Reid Thomas. The curriculum is as follows:

  • The Regional Center View: Structuring the Deal and Finding Investors
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
  • Developing the 924 Application
  • 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 in EB-5

The final registration deadline is December 10th. For additional information including speaker biographies and registration, please see:
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Headline: Obama uncle deportation hearing is a teachable moment on immigration reform | theGrio Click here
Headline: Could Latinos Doom the GOP in California? Click here
Headline: Immigration Reform 2013: California Advocates To Occupy Kevin McCarthy's Office Click here
Headline: The Dreamers and The Giants: Tech Heads and Tech-Savvy Immigrants Hack for Good Click here
Headline: The Couple App is Helping to Keep Multi-national Couples United in the States Click here
Headline: Immigration talk planned at MTI health fair Click here
Headline: King County to limit immigrant jail holds to serious offenses Click here
Headline: No Flip-Flop On In-State Tuition For Young Undocumented, Says NJ Gov. Chris Christie Click here
Headline: Obama's uncle to appear at new immigration hearing Click here
Headline: Heck shops his immigration reform bill in House Click here
Headline: Immigration's electoral effect shouldn't scare the GOP Click here
Headline: Letter: Immigration reform is humane and will grow American economy | Daily Herald Media Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles - Immigration law firm, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, is seeking a high-performing mid to senior-level, or lateral transfer, attorney with supervisory experience, excellent client service, case management, organizational, writing, and analytical skills. Must have experience in investor and entrepreneur immigration with extensive experience in EB-5 practice, E-2 and other non-immigrant applications for entrepreneurs. The law firm offers competitive salary, attractive bonus compensation and excellent benefits package. The law firm is a nationally-recognized leader in several immigration practice specialties. Expertise covers a broad range of matters, including investor, employment, and family-based immigration, as well as removal proceedings, federal court appeals, asylum and naturalization. Please send cover letter and resume to All replies will be kept confidential.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles - Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP is seeking a high-performing mid to senior-level, or lateral transfer, attorney with supervisory experience, excellent client service, case management, organizational, writing and analytical skills. Must have experience in business immigration with extensive experience in non-immigrant and immigrant visas and PERM applications. Competitive salary, attractive bonus compensation, and excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter and resume to All replies will be kept confidential.

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ComingsNGoings: Pearl Wins Award
Pearl Law Group is pleased to announce a recent award bestowed upon the law firm - the Stevie Award for "Most Innovative Company".

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