Comment: Various Items
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including the last part of Alan Lee's article on the New Visa Charts; Blogging on the Visa Bulletin Law Suit Update by Greg Siskind; Also read the USCIS Senate Hearing Testimony on FY2016 Refugee Admissions.

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Article: The H1B Nicknamed the Genius Visa. By Sheila Danzig

Article: THE NEW VISA CHARTS - A PRIMER IN INTERPRETING THEM, HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, USE IN FORECASTING DEMAND, HOW THE NEW SYSTEM WILL WORK, AND THEIR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO ALL. Part 5 of 5. By Alan Lee, Esq.

Blogging: Visa Bulletin Law Suit Update - 09-30-2015. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: SUNSET OF 50/50 H-1B FILING FEES. By Chris Musillo

News: DHS to Create Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program

News: USCIS Senate Hearing Testimony on FY2016 Refugee Admissions

Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
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  • Chapter 3. I-924 Process, Tips and Best Practices: Applying for Regional Center Designation and Amendments, What to Include with the I-924 Form, Additional Considerations, I-924 Checklist, After Regional Center Status Approval, Immigration Requirements and Steps for Investors
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Chapter 8. Risk Management: A Note on Ethical and Risk Management Considerations: Representation of More than One Party in EB-5 Cases

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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ComingsNGoings: New Appointment
Hammond Law Group, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Philip Eichorn Co., LPA, a law firm based in Cleveland since 2008. Philip Eichorn joins Hammond Law Group as Partner and Christy Turovskiy as an Associate Attorney. Philip's practice brings with it experience with all types of immigration cases, advising corporations and individuals on immigration law issues. Philip has extensive knowledge in a variety of immigration matters, including: Deportation/Removal Defense; Crimmigration (Criminal Immigration Consequences) Advice; Immigration & Naturalization Law; Family Visas / Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing; Citizenship and Naturalization; Employment & Business Visas; I-9 Compliance; and Immigration Appeals.


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