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Focus: EB5 India Opportunity
India Opportunity:

  • India saw the 43,000 millionaires leave the country in ten years ending in 2013-second only to China.
  • India is already in second tier of 7 EB5 countries which come after China. It is the fastest growing of the top eight (including China) EB-5 markets in the world.
  • India is the only competitor to China in the long run in EB-5. No other country can even come close to China.
  • India is fully English speaking country-no translation needed even for official documents.
  • Indian regulatory structures are more robust than China. India source of funds will be easier to handle for USCIS as compared to China source of funds.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. - Immediate availability for an immigration paralegal experienced with H-1Bs, PERM, I-140s, and adjustments of status. Draft documents to establish eligibility for benefits and help guide clients through the immigration process. Bachelor's plus 2 yrs employment based immigration experience, excellent analytic and writing skills. Competitive Salary & benefits. The Seltzer Firm combines high-quality legal services with personal attention and hands-on involvement - see www.theseltzerfirm.com for additional information. Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to hr@theseltzerfirm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Duluth, GA. American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS) is a global information technology services company offering IT and engineering consulting, healthcare, and workforce management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies across all major industries. ACS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and India. Our Duluth, Georgia office has an opportunity for a full-time immigration paralegal to join our in-house Global Mobility practice. Duties will include preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant petitions and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and directly communicate with our employees nationwide and overseas. Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, proficiency with MS Word and Outlook, and excellent attention to detail, and be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Strong case management and organizational skills are required. One to 3 years of experience with H-1B filings is strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with applicant's experience. We offer competitive benefits, including health insurance and paid time off. ACS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. Please provide a resume and references to: gina.borton@acsicorp.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY. Minimum 3 years employment based experience. Proficient in Perm Processing, I-140, H, L, I-360 and immigrant visa processing. Spanish a plus. Call (212)-227-8020 or send resume to jne98@aol.com

Merger Partner Sought
Major immigration boutique is seeking a Merger Partner. Ideal Practice can be located anywhere in the US and must have several attorneys and an adequate support staff. Firm/Practice must have a clean ethics record and must be soundly run as a business. To start a confidential conversation, please email your interest to: mergerpartner@gmail.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
January 13, 2016, 11am - 12pm (Eastern). Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on the subject "A Profile of Children with Unauthorized Immigrant Parents in the United States." MPI analysts and a leading education scholar will present and discuss findings on the citizenship and immigration status of children with unauthorized immigrant parents, their age structure, variations in status by age, school enrollment patterns, geographic distribution, English proficiency, and educational attainment rates. Presenters will also discuss the effects of parental unauthorized status on children and the risks unique to this population in comparison to children of immigrants generally and all U.S. children, along with policies that could compound or ameliorate the negative effects of parental unauthorized status on children. For more information and registration see here.


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