Comment: Top Links for January 2016
We feature the top articles and news items for January 2015 below:

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Article: The EB-5 Visa Program: What It Is and How It Works. By American Immigration Councill

Article: EB-5 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: SPOTLIGHT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS. By Shani Muschel

Article: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Reopens. By Benjamin A. Kranc

Blogging: IT Workers Sue Disney for H-1B Fraud. By Bruce Buchanan

News: DOL Notice of Change of Address for the National Prevailing Wage Center

News: EOIR Swears in Nine Immigration Judges

Focus: Chinese Student Events in USA (Reg D offerings and law firms seeking Chinese clientele)
Chinese international students are coming to the US in dramatically increased numbers. The explosion in undergrad Chinese students started a few years ago and continues. For EB-5 purposes Chinese students offer the best prospects. We have been conducting events in 2014 and 2015 educating Chinese Students on EB-5 in New York City, Washington DC and Boston. We will be conducting similar events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Houston. For each city we promote the event to multiple campuses across the metropolitan region; this can vary from ten to twenty campuses per city. The time frame for the events is determined based on the academic calendar. These are short evening events that require a short single night stay trip from the sponsoring Regional Center or law firm. During the educational event covering the students' immigration options the sponsor makes a short presentation about their project or law firm. The event structure allows for plenty of networking opportunities with students. These events are available only to Regional Centers that use Regulation-D or to law firms, and we require clients to consult a securities attorney before signing up for these events. For more information please contact us at tel: 212-545-0818 or write to us at webmaster@ilw.com.

Headline: Senators struggle to bridge divide on foreign investor visas - TheHill Click here
Headline: U.S. 'Welcomes' Migrant Children To Sex, Labor Slavery Click here
Headline: Feds Carry Out Stealth Raids Against NYC Immigrants Click here
Headline: Illegal Immigration 2016: New Mexico State ID Law Debate Targets Undocumented Immigrants Policy Click here
Headline: Lindsey Graham: Cruz, Rubio positions on immigration, abortion hurt GOP - Washington Times Click here
Headline: Tulane University - Law grad guides immigrants through U.S. legal system Click here
Headline: It's Tax Refund Time for Illegal Aliens Click here
Headline: Battle brewing over foreign investor visas -TheHill Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA. We are actively seeking a dedicated, experienced mid-level Corporate Immigration Attorney to join our firm! This individual will work closely with administrative and legal staff, clients, and Pearl Network Partners in order to support the office and exercises a high degree of technical competence and administration ability. It is common for a position of this seniority to manage multiple corporate immigration accounts. RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviewing and processing incoming documents. Corresponding with clients and third-party vendors. Writing and editing documents. Occasional offsite travel. SKILLS: Capacities to prioritize, manage, and implement multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Ability to work with ambiguous or unclear requirements, and drive to a successful resolution. Strong organization, time management and multi-tasking abilities. Solid analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to formulate and communicate recommendations for improvement. Have the ability to work effectively with others and have great interpersonal skills. Must be willing to accept responsibility and show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness. EXPERIENCE: A current license to practice law in the United States. Minimum of five to seven years of corporate immigration. PERM five years' experience supervising paralegal staff and multiple immigration accounts. For immediate consideration, submit the following: Cover letter; Resume; Legal writing sample (maximum 5 pages); References (minimum of 3) to HRLegal@immigrationlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Stamford or New Haven, CT. Wiggin and Dana LLP, a full-service law firm representing clients throughout the country and abroad seeks an experienced Business Immigration Associate for its Stamford or New Haven, Connecticut office. Applicants must have 3+ years of employment-based immigration experience, including nonimmigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-1/E-2, etc.) and immigrant (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) visa petitions, complex RFE responses, PERM cases, and extraordinary ability petitions. Excellent writing skills and top academic credentials are required. Please visit the Career Opportunities page at www.wiggin.com to complete an online application.

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.

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
LACBA EB-5 Conference: EB-5 Reboot: New Rules, New Players, New Opportunities
February 13, 2016, 8am - 6pm (Pacific), Universal City, CA. The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Immigration Section will host its' 4th Biennial EB-5 conference, a full-day EB-5 conference featuring top national speakers: Ira Kurzban, Ron Klasko, Chuck Kuck, Bernie Wolfsdorf, Linda Lau, Jan Pederson, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, and many others. Title: "EB-5 Reboot: New Rules, New Players, New Opportunities." Sessions will include discussions of latest program updates and hot topics: "what happens when the EB-5 project fails," transitioning to EB-5 petitions from E-2s and L-1s, litigation update, country specific issues, ethics and risk management, and a special session on recent SEC enforcement actions. Attendees will receive 7.5 units of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics. (Based on California requirements.) Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and reception following the conference. For more information and registration see here.


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