Comment: DAPA's Potential
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the potential effects of enacting DAPA on millions of families. Read a blog on the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act. Also find USCIS Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures.

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Article: Deferred Action for Unauthorized Immigrant Parents: Analysis of DAPA's Potential Effects on Families and Children. By Randy Capps, Heather Koball, James D. Bachmeier, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Jie Zong, and Julia Gelatt

Article: To B or not to B--that ESTA Question. By Steven D. Heller

Blogging: House Democrats to Introduce Fair Day in Court for Kids Act. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: The Easiest Office to Win Asylum, and Why You Shouldn't Apply There. By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: OCAHO Raises Doubts on ICE's Arguments. By Bruce Buchanan

News: USCIS Issues Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures

News: CBP Announces Additional Enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization

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

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Troy, Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI - Ellis Porter, a boutique immigration law firm with offices in Troy, Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI is seeking an experienced Business Immigration Case Manager (Paralegal) to join our team. We are looking for individuals with at least 1 year experience working in the business immigration field who are familiar with H-1Bs, L-1s, I-140s, I-485s and PERM applications. If you have excellent communication skills, a positive, professional attitude and you take your work (but not yourself) seriously, Ellis Porter is the place for you! Ellis Porter offers a fun work environment and a chance to be a part of a fast growing immigration law firm with an exciting mission. We offer a competitive salary, health care benefits, retirement savings plan, flexible schedules, casual attire, and lots free food and office field trips. Please send resume and cover letter to Marc Topoleski (marc.topoleski@ellisporter.com).

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 kfonte@visadoctors.com.

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 richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com

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 richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.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
March 3-4, 2016, Chicago, IL. The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation will hold a a symposium "E Pluribus Unum: THE IMMIGRATION CONUNDRUM." Location: Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. For speakers and agenda see here. For registration options see here.


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