Comment: September 30 China Alternatives
All Regional Centers are gearing up for a final push towards the September 30th deadline. The Chinese market keeps getting increasingly competitive with more Regional Centers pursuing a shrinking investor pool due to retrogression--resulting in skyrocketing agent fees and lower investment volumes. It makes sense to have supplementary strategies to complete your raise without going bankrupt.

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ILW is pleased to announce 6 product offerings to supplement your China strategy. ILW has learnt from its extensive experience with these products to make them even more efficient in terms of your time and more cost-effective.

  1. Chinese Student Events in US: Develop an alternative to migration agents to reach Chinese investors.
  2. India: India is a fundamental long-term supplement/alternative to China. Attack the market with full support of an Indian broker dealer and US immigration law firm with on the ground presence in India.
  3. Taiwan Agent Meetings: Add two days to your China trip and meet Taiwanese agents.
  4. Taiwan Representation: Have ILW's local representative represent your RC and liaison with Taiwanese agents to develop the Taiwanese market for you.
  5. Persian Gulf: Develop a finder network in Persian Gulf managed by ILW Persian Gulf local representative.
  6. Supplementary Chinese Agent Meetings: When you are going to China, meet additional agents you would otherwise not have met.

To meet the September 30th deadline, you need to finish marketing by August end and use September to complete source of funds and get wires. There is precious little time left, please contact us now by calling 212-545-0818 or writing to or by making an online request. We can get a proposal for any of the above products in your hands within one business day.

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ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, Coming Soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

The Book Contents: MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Philippines, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Vietnam. THEORY AND PRACTICE: Introduction; New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice; Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts; Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul; The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks; Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations; E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors; The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions; H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking; Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites;
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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

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