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Article: The Need for More Checks and Balances in EB-5. By Michael Gibson, Rupy Cheema, Ozzie Torres, Dan Lundy, Kurt Reusss, and Reid Thomas

Article: Who is to Blame for Your Client's H1B RFE? By Sheila Danzig

Article: AAO WAIVER DECISIONS USING THE NEW CITATION FORMAT AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2015. By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Wider Partisan Divide Over Border Fence Than Path to Legal Status. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: A Jewish "Underground Railroad" For Muslim Refugees In Europe. By Roger Algase

Bloggings By Greg Siskind: Update of Visa Bulletin Litigation - October 8, 2015; DHS Begins Work on Drafting I-140 EAD Rule.

News: USCIS Message on E-Verify Record Disposal

News: USCIS Workload Transfers for I-140s, I-485s

Focus: The EB-5 Summit - Discount Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on October 30th in San Francisco, CA. The speakers include Matt Gordon, George Horvot, Reid Thomas, Osvaldo Torres, Greg White, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial, Pathways EB5. Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Torres Law P.A. 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
  • -526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
  • Funds Administration
  • The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Security Issues in EB-5
  • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters

For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see: Online
For the fax form, see here.

Don't delay, the Discount Registration Deadline is October 13th.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada. KPMG Law Immigration is seeking engaged, talented and collaborative US Lawyers who are looking to make a difference. Associate Lawyers are responsible for advising clients and employees in obtaining business visitor visas, work permits and any other US immigration needs in a timely and efficient manner. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients, including HR representatives, senior-level personnel and internal team members. Specifically, we are seeking a Attorneys capable of Managing NIV and IV caseload including TN, H-1B, L-1, PERM, J-1 among other applications. The Attorneys will also serve as one of the point of contacts for the client/employee, manage client relationships and address any issues of quality, time standards and communication and will be responsible for training immigration administrator/support staff which is a direct report; Skills & Qualifications: Law degree from an American law school along with admission to any US state bar. Immigration law experience mandatory, knowledge of immigration practices and procedures. Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment. To learn more about pursuing this opportunity, go to Job Search, click "Search openings," then enter Job Function: Tax, Location: ON-Toronto, and click "Search." There you'll see the position "Associate Lawyer, KPMG Law US Immigration."

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 22, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, New York, NY. New York University will hold a conference "Towards Dystopian Democracies in Europe and the USA? From Prejudice in Immigration Policies to Mass Surveillance in Counterterrorism Operations." Location: New York University, Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street, New York, NY 10012. RSVP to vd526@nyu.edu by October 20. For information on speakers and topics see here.


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