Comment: Various Items
In today's edition of Immigration Daily, we feature many items of interest - articles on the new year and new opportunities; bloggings on new and revised MOUs for E-verify, asylum seekers, and Erika Andiola; and a news item on a CRS report. Also featured are an announcement of the EB-5 Book, top immigration headlines, and an announcement of a law firm merge. Share your thoughts about today's edition of the Daily or on any other immigration-related topic by writing to

Articles: New Year, New Leadership and New Opportunities at DHS Mary Giovagnoli

Blogging: New and Revised MOUs for E-Verify by Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Asylum Seekers and the Right to Illegal Entry by Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Erika Andiola: "Why I'm Fighting to Stop Deportations Outside of Congress" by Matt Kolken

News: CRS Report on The Effects on Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Native-Born Workers

Focus: The EB-5 Book - 2nd Edition is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of The EB-5 Book. The editors are Matt Gordon and Joseph Whalen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney,Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose E. LaTour, Daniel B. Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth, and Paul Ruby. Pre-Publication orders are now being accepted. The outline is as follows:

  • I. Articles on EB-5
    • Introduction By: Matt Gordon
    • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues By Robert P. Gaffney
    • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby
    • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases By Elizabeth Peng
    • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions By: Jennifer Hermansky
    • EB-5 Issues: The Investors by Joseph Whalen
    • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide By John Roth
    • Advising Investors (pre-I-526 and post-I-526 approval) By Laura Danielson
    • EB-5 Issues: The Investment By Joseph Whalen
    • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects By Jose E. Latour
    • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer
    • EB-5 Issues: Regional Centers By Joseph Whalen
    • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After Immigrating to the US: The Tax Implications of Immigration to High Income and High Net Worth Individuals By David Hirson
    • "The Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program from the Perspective of an Immigration Lawyer, or Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results." By Daniel B. Lundy
    • EB-5 Issues: Other Issues By Joseph Whalen

  • II. Resource Material
    • Section 1: Regulations
    • Section 2: Case
    • Section 3:Forms
    • Section 4:Memoranda
    • Section 5:Misc.
    • Section 6:Securities Resource Materials

  • III. CD-Rom Resource Materials
    • Statutes
    • Regulations
    • Federal Court Cases
    • BIA Cases
    • Forms
    • Memorandoa
    • Weblinks
    • Securities Resource Materials
    • Articles from ILW.COM
    • Miscellaneous
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ComingsNGoings: Law Firm Merger
Two of the nation's top immigration law firms, Maggio and Kattar and Jan Pederson and her team, are proud to announce that they have merged. Both firms were recently included in U.S. News & World Report's listing of Best Law Firms in the nation for immigration law, earning the highest possible ranking of "Tier 1". The addition of Jan and her team, their expertise and experience, complements and expands Maggio and Kattar's ability to provide exceptional legal representation to their clients.

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