Comment: USCIS Fees
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including two articles on the USCIS proposed fee hike. Also find an article on the Matter of Z-A- Policy Memo, and blogs on the Trump's campaign.

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Article: What the New Citizenship Fee Structure Means for Aspiring Americans. By Joshua Breisblatt

Article: USCIS TO HIKE FILING FEES AND IMPOSE A NEW FEE FOR THE EB-5 INVESTOR PROGRAM BENEFIT. By Michael Phulwani, David H. Nachman, and Rabindra K. Singh

Article: Matter of Z-A- Policy Memo: How Many Employees Must an L1 Manager Supervise? By Xiaojie (Marta) Meng, Deok (Doug) Song

Bloggings by Roger AlgaseNo Letup in Anti-Immigrant (and Anti-Jewish) Attacks by Trump Campaign     Would Trump's Muslim Ban Violate Constitution By Causing Hate Crimes?

News: USCIS, DHS Notice of Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS

News: USCIS Message - Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nicaragua

News: USCIS, DHS Notice of Extension of the Designation of Honduras for TPS

News: USCIS Message - Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras

News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (5/12/16)

Focus: The EB-5 Summit, Las vegas, NV - Early Bird Registration Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on June 22nd in Las vegas, NV. The speakers include Peyman Attari, Matt Gordon, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by AISA, E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Panel #1 - To Be Announced
  • EB-5 Administration Best Practices
  • Panel #2 - To Be Announced
  • Organizational Structures in the EB-5 Program
  • Panel #3 - To Be Announced
  • Securities Issues in EB5
  • Panel #4 - To Be Announced
  • Advising Investors on Suitable EB-5 Projects
  • Panel #5 - To Be Announced

For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see: Online
For the fax form, see here.

Don't delay, act today - The Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 20th. Sign up today and save $100!

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Headline: Undocumented Kids Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Safe Passage Project is seeking to create a powerful new program model and to launch a new chapter with the help of a dynamic, dedicated leader who will serve as the new Executive Director ("ED"). Safe Passage Project has grown rapidly since 2013 in response to a dramatic increase in the number of youth needing assistance and representation in immigration court. The new ED will need to rise to these challenges and opportunities with strategic skills in fundraising, management and building support from many different stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an intelligent self-starter and strong fiscal manager aligned to the mission of Safe Passage Project. The ED must be able to represent the organization skillfully in the community; build partnerships; advocate on behalf of Safe Passage Project, its clients, and its mission; and work closely with the Board and the organization's supporters. We seek someone who can bring long-term stability, who can both manage and inspire staff, and who will maintain flexibility as the needs of our clients and volunteers change. The ED will be responsible for maximizing resources (raising significant financial support every year), managing staff and volunteers, and serving as the external (and internal) face of the organization. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Megan Eiss-Proctor at recruiting@safepassageproject.org Applications reviewed upon submission. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2016 or until the position is filled.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP seeks a mid-level associate to join our Immigration practice group. Applicants should have three to five years of experience handling all aspects of business (employment) immigration and managing clients with Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN; and Immigrant visas, including a high degree of success with PERM cases, as well as EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researchers. Experience should include consular processing and employer compliance counseling. Focus on efficient case handling and high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, great analytical and writing skills, and be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via email to: Jerry Perry, Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development jperry@taftlaw.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 19, 2016, 2:30pm (Eastern), Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest will hold a hearing on "Declining Deportations and Increasing Criminal Alien Releases - The Lawless Immigration Policies of the Obama Administration." Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226. Presiding: Chairman Sessions. For more information see here.


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