Comment: VisaGate Class Action Filed
The lawsuit against the USCIS and the State Department, which we discussed in Yesterday's edition of Immigration Daily, was indeed filed. Additional details are available in Greg Siskind's Blog.

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Article: EB-5 Due Diligence of Economic Impact Studies. By KEVIN WRIGHT, MICHAEL KESTER, RUPY CHEEMA, ROHIT KAPURIA

Article: Changing Birthright Citizenship Doesn't Need a New Constitution. By Peggy Sands Orchowski, Ph.D

Blogging: The Lawsuit. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: BALCA Determines that Online Header in Advertisement Was Not Controlled by Employer. By Cadence Moore

Blogging: PERM Information Time Line: Harsh Consequences for Employers. By Joel Stewart

Blogging: More Syrian Refugees = More Asylum Seeker Delays?. By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Twin Peaks pleads guilty to hiring Undocumented Workers. By Bruce Buchanan

News: CRS Sidebar: Federal Appeals Court Finds That Probable Cause Is Required to Hold Aliens Pursuant to Immigration Detainers

Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
Shipping Now! ILW.COM is pleased to announce Forming and Operating An EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide For Developers and Business Innovators. The lead Editor for this book is Angelo A. Paparelli and the Associate Editor is L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Contributing Authors are Louann Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Matt Gordon, Doug Hauer, Mark Katzoff, Robert F. Loughran, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and Ben Zou.
The book outline is as follows:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Recent Developments, Evolution of EB-5, Regional Centers, Job Creation, Multiple Players etc.
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  • Chapter 4. Sourcing, Vetting, and Attracting Investors: Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investors' Background, Use of Escrows in EB-5, Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center
  • Chapter 5. Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence: Organizational Structure - A Key to EB-5 Investor Recruitment, Management of the Job Creating Entity, Experience of the Management Team, PPM Due Diligence
  • Chapter 6. Organizational Law and Securities Considerations: Organizational Law Issues in the EB-5 Program, Application of Advanced Organizations Structures in the EB-5 Program, Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace, FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements, Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings
  • Chapter 7. Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context: USCIS Revocations of Regional Center Designations for Non-Compliance, Current Immigration Law Regarding Revocation of USCIS Designation, History of Fraud in Regional Centers, Best Practices and Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls and USCIS Requests for Additional Evidence
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC. - Niskanen Center Immigration Policy Counsel. Key job responsibilities will include: 1. Reviewing immigration statutes and regulations to propose reform ideas. 2. Overseeing the production of model immigration reform legislation. 3. Reviewing immigration reform bills to propose amendments. 4. Drafting comments on proposed immigration regulations. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes: 1. Three-plus years of experience working on immigration policy or law in government or privately, or three-plus years of experience drafting legislation or regulations. 2. Familiarity with immigration statutes and regulations. 3. Ability to creatively and independently solve problems and experience with self-management. Qualified candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF file to Joe Coon, vice president of the Niskanen Center: jcoon@niskanencenter.org. 1. Resume. 2. A cover letter detailing your interest in the organization and your salary requirements. 3. Writing sample that demonstrates an ability to communicate complex concepts to other policy experts. The Niskanen Center's immigration agenda begins with the premise that legal immigration has positive economic and social benefit to the United States and that it expands the liberty of Americans by allowing them to associate freely with people from other nations. This philosophical perspective animates the Center's efforts to make legal immigration easier for peaceful immigrants.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
October 8, 2015, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a webinar to discuss citizenship education resources. During this webinar, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the Citizenship Resource Center, highlight USCIS study materials, and answer questions. For more information and registration instructions see here.


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