Comment: Understading the Central American Refugee Crisis
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including a scholarly article on the Central American Refugee Crisis. Read a blog on who will succeed Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. Also find CRS report on historical precedents and pending litigation in Texas v. United States.

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Article: Understanding the Central American Refugee Crisis: Why They are Fleeing. By Jonathan Hiskey, Abby Cordova, Diana Orcesand Mary Fran Malone

Article: Department of State Announces New NVC EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk. By Robert Blanco

Article: H-1B Cases - Questionnaires and Checklist. By Dino Palangic et. al.

Blogging: Who Will Succeed Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court? By Carl Shusterman

Blogging: GOP Attack Ad on Clinton Highlights Her Mixed Record On Immigration. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: What Would "White Nationalist" President Mean For Immigration Policy? By Roger Algase

News: CRS Report - State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: Historical Precedents and Pending Litigation in Texas v. United States

Focus: EB-5 Regional Center Roundtable February 23
ILW.COM is pleased to present a monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors.

Each 30-minute session is presented at no charge. The sessions feature renowned immigration lawyer, Angelo Paparelli, and invited experts focusing on current developments and best practices in the EB-5 arena from the point of view of Regional Centers and syndicated EB-5 investment entities.

Issues affecting individual investors will also be covered but only from the perspectives of Regional Centers and other EB-5 entities. With this ILW.COM telephone seminar series, Angelo brings to bear his formidable legal talents and immigration thought leadership and suggest solutions to the many vexing problems faced today by Regional Centers and other EB-5 investment entities.

Guest Speakers: Greg White and Peyman Attari
This month's topic is: Integrating Measures: 2016 Best Practices
Date: Tuesday, February 23, Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET
Registration Deadline: 11:00pm (ET), Monday, February 22, 2016

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Headline: Hillary Clinton's Ad Promises Deportation Relief to Undocumented Immigrants - Latin Post Click here
Headline: Trump vs. Pope Francis: Immigration, Compassion, and National Legitimacy Click here
Headline: GOP's Immigration Debate Likely to Ramp Up Ahead of Super Tuesday Click here
Headline: The Fight Over Immigrant Workers Heads To Dairy Farms Click here
Headline: Clinton says she'll go further than Obama on immigration - Click here
Headline: Marco Rubio Shifts His Timeline for Ending Childhood Immigration Program - ABC News Click here
Headline: Thousands Protest Anti-Immigrant Bills In Wisconsin Click here

Help Wanted: Associate Attorney
Coral Gables, FL - Fonte Immigration Firm is an established, AV Rated Immigration Law Firm in Coral Gables handling a full range of immigration matters, including employment based immigration cases, as well as family based cases, naturalization, asylum and complex removal defense. The firm is seeking an experienced, full time Associate Attorney for our business department to handle Non-Immigrant visas (E1/E2, H-1, H2, H3, L1A/B, O, P, R, etc.) and permanent residence (Labor Certification, EB1, EB2, EB5, Religious Workers, etc.). Must be able to work independently and as part of a team with excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in Spanish is required, Portuguese a plus. A minimum of 2 years of experience is required; salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, bar dues, membership in AILA, among others. Please send resume, references and writing sample to

Help Wanted: Associate Attorney
New York, NY - Goldstein & Lee P.C. with offices in New York & London is seeking a New York associate attorney with three to five years' experience exclusively in Business Immigration with emphasis on E,I, and H petitions & applications. Experience in preparing PERM applications required. Preference for candidate with consular experience with emphasis on ineligibilities and waivers. Must be highly organized, with strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail. Attorney will also do general consular work on London office matters. Must be admitted to NY bar. Written references required. Send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Goldstein & Lee P.C. with offices in New York & London is seeking an immigration paralegal for New York with two to five years' experience exclusively in Business Immigration with emphasis on E,I, and H petitions & applications. Experience in preparing PERM applications required. Must be highly organized, with strong work ethic with meticulous attention to detail. Written references required. Bachelor's degree required. Send resumes to

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Nolan Rappaport, Julian Ortuondo

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
February 25, 2016, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will hold a teleconference on issues related to Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) benefits for certain nonimmigrant workers (and their dependents), including H and L nonimmigrants. Individuals whose employers file timely for extension of nonimmigrant status receive an automatic 240-day extension of work authorization while the petition remains unadjudicated. However, USCIS does not provide these individuals with documentary evidence of status to present DMV officials as they seek to renew their expired drivers' licenses. Some states allow DMV offices to issue drivers' licenses while extensions are pending, but many do not, and the individuals must await USCIS final adjudication of their extensions of stay. The Ombudsman is interested in hearing from affected individuals and employers about this issue, and participants will have an opportunity to provide input during the Q&A section of the teleconference. RSVP with "DMV Benefits" in the subject line by Wednesday February 24, 2016 to

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