Comment: States Cannot Refuse Syrian Refugees
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article about why states have no legal basis to refuse Syrian Refuges; read a blog post about OSC settling a discrimination claim against McDonald's. Also find DOS Fact Sheet on the Visa Waiver Program and USCIS Fact Sheet on Refugee Security Screening.

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Article: Express Entry and Bridging Open Work Permits. By Benjamin A. Kranc

Article: OCAHO Rejects Employer's Unique Defense to Form I-9 Violations. By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Syrian Refugees Now, Jewish Refugees Then: Is There a Comparison? Pt 2. By Roger Algase

Blogging: OSC Settles Discrimination Claim against McDonald's. By Bruce Buchanan

News: USCIS Draft Policy Memo on Determining Whether a New Job is in "the Same or a Similar Occupational Classification"

News: USCIS Message on Refugee Form I-94 Automation

News: USCIS Posts Fact Sheet on Refugee Security Screening

News: DOS Posts Fact Sheet on Visa Waiver Program

Focus: The EB-5 Summit - $50 Discount Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on December 18th in New York, NY. The speakers include Parisa Karaahmet (Discussion Leader), Chad Ellsworth, Enrique Gonzalez, Matt Gordon, Dawn Lurie, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw. 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

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Don't delay, the Discount Registration Deadline is December 1st.

Headline: Illegal immigrant children, non-Mexicans surge across border at record rate Click here
Headline: A clash between U.S./Cuban migration laws contributes to Central America refugee crisis Click here
Headline: The U.S. Is Deporting Fewer People Click here
Headline: Texas wants immigration case delay that could push Supreme Court decision beyond Obama's term Click here

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ComingsNGoings: New Partners
New York, NY - November 19, 2015 - Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Rogelio (Roy) Carrasquillo and Scott Bettridge have joined the firm as partners in the New York and Miami offices, respectively. The duo focus a significant portion of their practices on advising U.S. and foreign companies, particularly in Puerto Rico and within Latin America, in matters involving relocation, economic tax incentives, corporate finance and infrastructure development as well as in maximizing opportunities under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program. With their addition, the firm plans to formalize a practice group devoted to EB-5 work. Carrasquillo strategically guides clients in a variety of sophisticated corporate, real estate and infrastructure transactions. He advises domestic and foreign companies, multinationals and entrepreneurs on their business activities and investment considerations in the United States and throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe. He also represents clients in debt and equity offerings as well as corporate governance matters. Bettridge represents both corporate and individual clients in U.S. immigration matters, with a focus on global workforce mobility issues such as due diligence considerations and risk management assessments for mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, downsizings and startups.

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