Comment: Immigration And Competitiveness
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article linking tight immigration laws to countries' competitiveness; blogging on the Sixteen House Reps asking the DHS and DOS for answers on Visagate; Also read about the USCIS' latest enhancements to E-Verify.

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Article: Tight immigration laws linked to making countries less competitive says think tank. By Arturo Bris and Jose Caballero

Article: The Matter of Shah and Why it Should NOT Matter. By Sheila Danzig

Blogging: SIXTEEN HOUSE REPS ASK DHS AND DOS FOR ANSWERS ON VISAGATE. By Chris Musillo

News: USCIS Latest Enhancements to E-Verify

News: USCIS Message: Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador With Pending Work Authorization Requests Edit

News: DOL Round 2 FAQs on H-2A Herders Final Rule

News: Written Testimony of USCIS Director on Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

Focus: The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition Shipping Now
The 2014-2015 Edition of The EB-5 Book is shipping Now! The editors are Matt Gordon, Angelo A. Paparelli, and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Articles by Laura Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Robert Gaffney, Adam D. Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman E. Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Daniel B. Lundy, John Neill, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Sarah A. Schroeder, Reid Thomas, Gregory White, and Ben Zou.

The new edition includes two articles on Chinese retrogression and its consequences - the only EB-5 book with articles written on retrogression AFTER DoS's announcement of retrogression.

The outline is as follows:

I. Articles on EB-5

  • Introduction By: Matt Gordon
  • The Numerical Limits on EB-5 Visas for Natives of China, and the Likely Effects of a Quota Backlog on the EB-5 Industry by Daniel B. Lundy
  • EB-5 China Retrogression: Considerations for Investors and Regional Centers by Parisa K. Karaahmet and Sarah A. Schroeder
  • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues by Robert P. Gaffney
  • Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investor's Background by Ben Zou and Laura Danielson
  • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby and Lily Li
  • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases by Elizabeth Peng
  • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investors' Conditions by Elizabeth Peng and Jennifer Hermansky
  • Use of Escrows in EB-5 by Reid Thomas
  • Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center by John Roth
  • Relevance of US Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace by Sherman Golden and Michael Dunn
  • FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements by Douglas Hauer, Steve Ganis, and Adam Gale
  • Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings by Gregory White, Mark Katzoff, and Angelo Paparelli
  • EB-5 Regional Center Job Creation Requirements by John Neill
  • Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer by Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens
  • I-924 Process, Tips, and Best Practice by Angelo A. Paparelli and Brandon Meyer
  • Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence by Louann Bronstein
  • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide by John Roth
  • Learning from the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context by Robert Loughran

II. Resource Material

  • Section 1: Cases
  • Section 2: Forms
  • Section 3: Memoranda

III. CD-ROM Resource Materials

  • Statutes
  • Regulations
  • Federal Court Cases
  • BIA Cases
  • Forms
  • Memoranda
  • Weblinks
  • Miscellaneous

Order your copy today: Online or by Fax.

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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. High volume Business 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
Nassau County, NY. Nassau County Law Firm seeking Spanish speaking Immigration Attorney with 3-5 years of experience to form an affiliation with our firm. We are headquartered in Jericho, and we also maintain satellite offices in Huntington Station, Hempstead, Bayshore and Queens with plenty of walk-in opportunities. Attorney must be experienced in Immigration law and be fluent in Spanish. E mail kostrach@mklawnyc.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Houston, TX - Boutique law firm, with several offices nationally, is seeking an immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in family and employment immigration. Duties will include preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, compiling and analyzing case facts, maintain client communication and documentation, Bi-lingual, Spanish-English preferred. To apply, please send your resume to durrani@durrani.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Madison, WI - Boutique law firm, with several offices nationally, is seeking an Immigration Attorney. Ideal opportunity for recent graduates. Little to no experience necessary - training will be provided on the job. Candidate must have strong verbal and written skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and should be computer proficient. To apply, please send your resume to durrani@durrani.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Milwaukee, WI - Boutique law firm, with several offices nationally, is seeking an Immigration Attorney. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in family and employment immigration. Candidate must have ability to maintain client communication, work independently and on a team. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. To apply, please send your resume to durrani@durrani.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ. Proskauer Rose, one of the nation's largest law firms, is seeking a 6 month contract Business Immigration Attorney for its growing Corporate immigration practice group in Newark, NJ. Contract position has potential to evolve into a permanent role for the right candidate. Must have 3-4 years of employment based immigration experience, working extensively with nonimmigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-1/E-2 etc.) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) visa petitions. Candidate must be an excellent writer who can prepare complex RFE responses, DOL motions, BALCA appeals, and extraordinary ability petitions for sophisticated clients in the finance, media and fashion industries. We are looking for an attorney who is equally comfortable acting independently to manage clients and heavy volume caseloads, while also willing to work within a team environment and take direction. The right candidate will possess a passion for immigration law, employ strong analytical skills, and fit in within our collegial and team-oriented environment. J.D. degree required with admission to any U.S. state bar. Prior experience managing paralegals, working with an immigration case management system, and having familiarity with billable hours are pluses. Please email your resume, cover letter, professional writing sample, and a list of references to Dorothy Veldran at dveldran@proskauer.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC. - Morgan Lewis is currently seeking an Immigration Paralegal for the Immigration Practice Group who will be resident in our Washington, DC office. The responsibilities include providing the highest levels of client service in the preparation of a broad range of business immigration matters (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1; -PERM, I-40, AOS). The internationally recognized immigration practice is dynamic and collegial, with excellent opportunities for professional growth, and the tools and support of one of the world\'s largest full-service law firms. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience in business immigration and an interest in pursuing business immigration as a career. The candidate should also have case management aptitude and skill, good independent judgment and analytical skills, a working knowledge and application of legal processes applied in immigration law, demonstrated organizational and technical skills, and the ability to function as part of a team. The ability to work well under pressure and prioritize and balance competing demands are a must. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. http://www.morganlewis.com/careers. Send resumes to jeid@morganlewis.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC. - Immigration law firm in the Dupont Circle area seeks an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in business/family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.). Bachelors degree required. Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE. http://www.immigrationgroup.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - The Seltzer Firm, PLLC has an opportunity for a business immigration paralegal. Assist with H-1Bs, PERM, iCERT, and more! Work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals, draft documents to establish eligibility for immigration benefits, and provide guidance through the process. Bachelor's plus 2 yrs employment based immigration experience required. Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com. The Seltzer Firm combines high-quality legal services with personal attention and hands-on involvement. Competitive Salary & benefits.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
November 10 and 17, 2015, 2pm - 3:30pm (Eastern). The Department of Labor will host two public webinars to educate stakeholders, program users, and other interested members of the public on the changes to the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the Range Herding or Production of Livestock in the United States made by the 2015 H-2A Herder Final Rule, which published on October 16, 2015 with an effective date of November 16, 2015. The webinar will be accessible to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on the each webinar day. For participation insturciotns see here.


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