Comment: EB-5 Demand, First Trump Year
Today's Immigration Daily features several items of interest, including articles on EB-5 Demand, First Trump Year, and others. Please scroll below to find the item(s) of interest to you. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Vietnam EB-5 Demand Exceeds Expectations – U.S. State Department Predicts April 2018 Final Action Date – What Does That Mean For the EB-5 Waiting Line? By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Joseph Barnett, and Robert Blanco

Article: Long Live Direct EB-5 By Matt Gordon

Article: The Year of Living Dangerously: One Year of President Trump -- Top Five Most Memorable Moves by President Trump on Immigration Law and Enforcement. The Shutdown of the Federal Government By Kevin R. Johnson

Blogging: ICE Targeted 7-Eleven Stores for “Silent Raids” By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Trump Uses DACA as Bait (or Cynical Blackmail) to Undermine Racial Equality and Restore White Supremacy in U.S. Legal Immigration System By Roger Algase

News: DOS Issues Cable on Update to 9 FAM 302.8 On Public Charge

News: DOL Publishes Notice on Process Change for H-2B Labor Certifications

News: USCIS Will Email Notifications to H-2A Petitioners, Use Pre-Paid Mailers to Send Requests for Evidence

Focus: Turkey Expos – Istanbul, İzmir and Ankara

ILW offers limited EB-5 exhibition opportunities at the Istanbul, İzmir and Ankara Expos

February 19, 2018 - Istanbul, Turkey
February 21, 2018 - İzmir, Turkey
February 23, 2018 - Ankara, Turkey

Info on Turkey Expo:

  • Since China investment is down significantly, finding new markets is very important for EB5 issuers who intend to remain in the market. Turkey is the fastest growing of the smaller EB5 markets, has significant population, and serious reasons to move families to USA. English is widely spoken in Turkey.
  • At ILW EB5 expos you will meet with direct investors, and/or with agents/intermediaries from the country and/or a combination of the above (all depending on local law).

Format:

  • The Expo hall includes a seminar theater with exhibit tables at the back of the room. (Speaking Opportunity included)
  • Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards.

EB-5 Issuers - $3,999 per city; Law Firms - $999 per city
(Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level)

For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - This position will be part of the firm’s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice. The Business Immigration Specialist will support the BIG by preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including but not limited to H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, PERMs, Preference Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications. The individual will be positioned for direct contact with our client base, which includes companies working across numerous industries such as financial services, information technology, construction and pharmaceuticals. As a result, effective communication is an important aspect of this position; A successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and will have 5 or more years of immigration-specific experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send materials to cjkelly@seyfarth.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Specific responsibilities will include: providing overall coordination and management of junior paralegal tasks, preparing business visitor visa applications, work, residence permit and work visa applications, coordinate collection of required legal documentation as required, research requirements in various jurisdictions, submit applications and handle processing of filing fees, and other duties required by our global mobility team (predominantly for attorneys licensed in Canada, but also in Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland). The individual hired for this position will need to have strong writing skills and be able to draft complex applications such as the equivalent of Intracompany Transfers, Extraordinary Ability applications and PERMs. The individual will be positioned for direct contact with our client base, which includes Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions. As a result, effective communication is an important aspect of this position. Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree. Prior U.S., Canadian, or Global immigration-related experience (3-5 years) is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send materials to cjkelly@seyfarth.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia immigration law firm seeking detail-oriented Business Immigration Paralegal with strong organizational, writing, research, and case management skills. Primary job duties include: Manage caseload of immigration matters in various stages; Assist attorney in preparation of employment-based immigration petitions and applications, including forms and packets with supporting evidence for submission to relevant administrative agency; Review and organize client documentation and analyze and summarize case data for attorney; Assist attorney with determining potential case issues and planning case strategy; Draft correspondence to clients and relevant administrative agency; Maintain organized, legally compliant client files, monitor deadlines, and progress of individuals’ cases; Perform administrative tasks such as filing documents, answering telephone calls, and maintaining and organizing reference files; Conduct legal research regarding regulations and procedures in immigration law; Work effectively and collaboratively with team members to prioritize and organize work load; and Perform other administrative tasks and projects as assigned by attorney. Bachelor's degree and at least 1-2 years of experience in field required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Please send materials to immigrationasstjob@gmail.com

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