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Article: Comparing Certain Regional Center Notices By Joseph P. Whalen

Article: Live Post from Washington DC - IIUSA Annual Meeting By Mona Shah and Yi Song

Blogging: REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD ON SECURE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM: TIME FOR TRANSPARENCY By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: What is the best time to introduce EB-5 project to Chinese Agency? By Gregory Finkelson

Blogging: OSC opines on Employer's Obligation to Hire F-1 OPT By Bruce Buchanan

News: DOS Cable on DV-2015 - May 2014

Focus: The EB-5 Summit, Boston - Early Bird Registration Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on June 18 in Boston, MA. The Discussion Leader will be Douglas Hauer and other speakers include Matt Gordon, Reid Thomas, Steve Yale-Loehr, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group and NESFinancial. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Where does EB-5 fit in the Capital Stack
  • How does one find investors
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
  • Developing the I-924 Application
  • I-526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
  • Funds Administration
  • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters

For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see:
Online:

Don't delay, act today - The Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 16th. Sign up today and save $550!

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, seeks a full-time Associate Director of the Immigrant Children Legal Program (AD/ICLP). The AD/ICLP acts as USCRI's senior point of contact for its pro bono network representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (UAC) in immigration proceedings, and acts as a senior contact and subject matter expert, raising awareness of these vulnerable individuals at the national and grass roots levels. The Associate Director will also lead efforts to build USCRI's presence and programs related to UACs in Central America, Mexico and other regions.Responsibilities include managing ICLP staff and international UAC programs, senior-level relationship management with funders, Congress, the Administration, NGOs and legal community. The AD/ICLP will identify new program opportunities, develop program models, assist in identifying potential funding sources and implement new programs. A J.D. with admission to any bar and substantial experience representing immigrants or immigrant children in immigration law matters and/or experience in policy development and advocacy regarding immigrant children required. A minimum of five years' experience managing federal grants and fluency in written and spoken Spanish required. For the full job announcement, please visit here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to administrator@ppid.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston and DC - Senior Paralegal Positions. Seyfarth Shaw has immediate openings for Senior Paralegals in our Immigration departments in both the Boston and DC offices. These position will participate in all aspects of the firm s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor s degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at www.seyfarth.com/careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boaca Raton, FL - Local law firm is seeking an experienced and qualified attorney. Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable, personable, and will have a broad range of practice areas, including business related visas, L-1, E-2, EB-5, and H-1 visas, appeals, waivers, and family petitions. Must be detail oriented and have good communication and organization skills. To start ASAP. Only local candidates need apply. Please email your resume with your phone number to usrelocserv@aol.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Irvine, CA - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, a national immigration law firm, is accepting applications from recent college graduates interested in a Legal Assistant position. We are the largest immigration firm in the United States -- and the world -- and our clients include many of the globe's largest and most dynamic employers of foreign talent. Our employees work as part of a team, under the direction of an attorney, representing employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Duties include drafting government forms, writing detailed persuasive letters, maintaining files, reviewing documents, identifying issues, and communicating with clients. The ideal candidates will be curious and intelligent and have good common sense and organizational skills. The ability to analyze issues, and write persuasive letters combining arguments and facts, is especially important. We also value dedication, hard work, and the desire to succeed by supporting others. Bachelor's degree and writing sample required. Mandarin fluency, both written and spoken, required. Additionally Cantonese fluency, both written and spoken, strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please email your resume to: fdblreruiter@fragomen.com and reference job #IR050114LEGASST. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark - International law firm seeks candidate with 2+ yrs of broad nonimmigrant business immigration experience. This position calls for significant PERM experience and excellent writing skills. BA degree. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please send resume to ahoughton@proskauer.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 2 - 5 years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript, and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (www.fragomen.com) is looking for an experienced Senior Paralegal for its Washington DC. office. This is a career position with a great deal of client contact and requiring a wide range of skills in a fast -paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience with all aspects of business immigration. The Senior Paralegal will manage caseloads with a large degree of independence; communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues; update and maintain client status reports; prepare bills; and serve as a senior team resource. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate. Please send cover letter, resume, college transcript and writing sample, in Word or Adobe formats only, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human Resources Manager, at rmccafferty@fragomen.com, or fax to (202) 371-2898. No phone calls please. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, the firm is seeking a Sr. Immigration Paralegal for their New York City, NY office. Fragomen offers a competitive compensation & benefit package. The Sr. Immigration Paralegal will perform challenging, substantive legal work and will work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 6+ years working experience as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of visa procedural requirements; have experience drafting RFEs'; PERM Audit responses and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM applications. Please submit your resume here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. Will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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ComingsNGoings: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Update
Webinar - May 13, 1pm to 2 pm ET - Attorneys: Angelo A. Paparelli, Christopher F. Robertson, Gregory L. White
As the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program gains greater public attention, the level of regulatory oversight and demands for transparency are increasing. Regulatory changes and enforcement initiatives are under review or are being implemented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EB-5 issuers, investors and partners must remain current on all of these developments. During this webinar, Securities, Litigation and Immigration attorneys will provide updates and observations on: o The April 23, 2014 USCIS's stakeholders listening session o FINRA's recent notices and how to spot key trends in EB-5 regulation o Recent subpoenas issued by the SEC and what these enforcement efforts may mean for you o Brokerage issues and Investment Advisor registration requirements o Senator Coburn's requests to regional centers for EB-5 program data. This webinar is intended for regional centers, EB-5 intermediaries, real estate developers, economic development authorities, construction companies, hotel owners and operators, healthcare/assisted living providers, manufacturers, tech companies, international franchisors, and private equity professionals. REGISTER HERE. If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com. CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NY and NJ. CLE Credit is pending for the following states: GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.


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