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  • Jun 24 - AILA Election Results

    Jun 24 - AILA Election Results

    Comment: AILA Election Results AILA announced that the seven candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the Board of Governors Alexis S. Axelrad, Ally Bolour, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Maggie M. Murphy, Sarah Peterson, Gregory H. Siskind, Mark Van Der Hout will serve a three-year term. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com. Article: Ghosts of Gold Mountain: On the Chinese Immigrants Who Changed America and How the Nation (Unfortunately) Punished Them By Kevin Johnson Article: Nothing About Trump Policies On Immigration; The Effect Of Visa Retrogressions; The Iron-Doming Of Dhs; And Watch Out For Closed Loop Voyages. By Alan Lee, Esq. Blogging: Today’s Assault On Immigrants What We Can Learn From Our Past By Carl Shusterman Blogging: First, child separation; now, inhuman detention and mass deportation threat: Trump regime's terrorizing immigrant families recalls 1930's fascism By Roger Algase News: Grace Period Extended for Previous Edition of Form I-918 News: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Focus: EB-5 Roundtable with Sam Udani This month's free 45-minute telephonic EB5 Roundtable with Sam Udani features: Guest Speakers: Rohit Turkhud This month's topic is: Different EB5 Matters Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Time: 2:00-2:45pm ET Registration Deadline: 11:00pm (ET), Monday, June 24, 2019 To register, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/EB5RegionalCenterSeminars.shtm#regnow To view speakers and their biographies, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/EB5RegionalCenterSeminars.shtm Headline: Pelosi: ‘What is the point’ of enforcing immigration laws? Click here Headline: US moves migrant children after reports of poor conditions at Texas facility Click here Headline: Trump Pressuring Democrats On Immigration Deal Click here Headline: Trump escapes to Camp David after bucking aides on Iran, immigration Click here Headline: Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for 'assault on dignity' Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading Sri Lanka’s Remittance Economy: A Multiscalar Analysis of Migration-Underdevelopment (Routledge Series on Asian Migration) By Matt Withers , 188 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1138320048, $133.12https://www.amazon.com/Sri-Lankas-Remittance-Economy-Migration-Underdevelopment/dp/1138320048 An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong...
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  • Jun 21 - India Custom Expos

    Jun 21 - India Custom Expos

    Comment: India Custom Expos India is the #1 EB5 Country, larger than the rest of the world combined, including China India is currently the world's fastest growing major economy faster than China - and will keep outpacing China for years to come The number of new millionaires created each year in India is more than China - this has been true for the last several years We will help you locate cities and countries with strong EB-5 demand for your type of project We will quickly put you in front of investors and agents to present your project to Custom Expos duration can vary from 4 days to 8 days - flooding you with many prospects in a short time Format: Expo featuring seminar and exhibition Mini meetings with investors and agents Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards For more information, please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.comor click here. Article: E-2 Visas: Circumventing the Roadblocks By H. Ronald Klasko Blogging: Two more dangerous signs that Trump's white supremacist immigration agenda is leading America toward fascism: violent extremist groups and "Our Country is Full" rhetoric By Roger Algase News: ICE Expands DNA Testing Pilot Program Along the Southwest Border Focus: H1B to EB5 Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: San Jose, CA - Monday, July 1 ( 2 Seats Available ) Atlanta, GA - Wednesday, July 3 ( 4 Seats Available ) NYC/Edison, NJ - Friday, July 5 ( 4 Seats Available ) Format: Half Day Event for Indian H-1Bs considering EB-5 Option (Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards. Special Note for Attorneys: This event will feature two immigration attorney panels solely on immigration law matters. The only way an immigration attorney can participate and speak at this event is if they are nominated by an issuer who is exhibiting at the event (there is no fee charged to immigration attorneys). EB-5 Issuers only - $3,999 per city for H-1B Event (Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level) For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here. Headline: Lack of soap, filthy onesies and too few beds have created a 'health crisis' at border detention facilities, monitors warn Click here Headline: Elizabeth Warren says she would ban private prisons and detention facilities as president Click here Headline: Telemundo anchor spars with Trump on immigration, Dreamers: 'Do you have something against immigrants?' Click here Headline: U.S. has no plans to cap H-1B work visa program: State Department Click here Headline: Border Patrol chief says description of immigration facilities as 'concentration camps' is 'offensive' Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading The Making of the Conservative Party’s Immigration Policy By Rebecca Partos, 199 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1138541567, $122.91 https://www.amazon.com/Making-Conservative-Partys-Immigration-Policy/dp/1138541567/ An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmissio...
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  • Jun 20 - Join ILW LinkedIn Group

    Jun 20 - Join ILW LinkedIn Group

    Comment: Join ILW LinkedIn Group ILW.COM cordially invites immigration professionals: attorneys, paralegals, law students and others to join the ILW.COM LinkedIn group. The ILW.COM LinkedIn Group is a place for you to enhance your network with others in the field, to discuss issues of mutual interest, and to keep on the top of the latest developments in immigration law. Article: How to Improve Your Law Firm's Website By Larry Bodine Blogging: Judge reopens census question lawsuit, citing "substantial issue" raised by new evidence that Trump administration lied about "Discriminatory Animus". Will Democrats' impeachment cowardice enable dictatorship? By Roger Algase Blogging: ICE's Criminal Prosecutions Focus on Employees, not Employers By Bruce Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC News: ICE Announces Increased Fees for International Students, Exchange Visitors, and SEVP-Certified Schools Focus: H1B to EB5 Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: San Jose, CA - Monday, July 1 ( 2 Seats Available ) Atlanta, GA - Wednesday, July 3 ( 4 Seats Available ) NYC/Edison, NJ - Friday, July 5 ( 4 Seats Available ) Format: Half Day Event for Indian H-1Bs considering EB-5 Option (Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards. Special Note for Attorneys: This event will feature two immigration attorney panels solely on immigration law matters. The only way an immigration attorney can participate and speak at this event is if they are nominated by an issuer who is exhibiting at the event (there is no fee charged to immigration attorneys). EB-5 Issuers only - $3,999 per city for H-1B Event (Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level) For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here. Headline: Immigration Agency Says It Plans Deportation Operation Aimed at Undocumented Families Click here Headline: Data Reflect Growing Disparities in US Admission of Refugees Click here Headline: Law Schools See 'Trump Effect,' With More Students Studying Immigration Law Click here Headline: Texas congressman's former intern challenges him in Democratic primary Click here Headline: Attorneys Say Trump Lacks Legal Authority To Limit H-1B Visas For Indians Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto By Suketu Mehta, 320 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0374276021, $16.65. https://www.amazon.com/This-Land-Our-Immigrants-Manifesto/dp/0374276021 An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any mediu...
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  • Jun 19 - Indian Retrogression

    Jun 19 - Indian Retrogression

    Comment: Indian Retrogression DOS’s July visa bulletin announced the final action date for EB-5 for India is May 1, 2017; the filing date for India EB5 remains current. See here . Interpretation: As of July 1st, the long dreaded Indian EB5 retrogression has finally arrived, but it is only for the final action date—the filing date remains current. What does that mean? For Indians, because the final action date is retrogressed by 26 months which is within the range of processing times for USCIS, retrogression is most likely immaterial—because these two times run concurrently and not sequentially. While applicants are waiting to get their I -526s approved, at the same time as waiting for the final action date, effectively almost nothing has changed. Looking ahead, assuredly, there will be more retrogression in August and September and then likely a sharp pullback in October as next years quota becomes available. This yo-yo effect will continue until DOS gets a handle on these numbers by repeated trial and error. What has not changed: India is the largest EB5 market in the world accounting for approximately 55% of EB5 investments. It has tremendous market momentum, and the beginnings of an EB5 infrastructure. The Indian market will not fall into abyss with the start of retrogression. Just as China and Vietnam markets continued strong for almost two years after beginning of retrogression, so will India. Retrogression will eventually take a bite out of the Indian EB5 market, but that is 2 to 4 years away. The next 12 to 15 months will be the golden era for Indian EB5 market, with new records being set for EB5 volumes. We sense a large wave building in Indian EB5. We expect 750+ Indian EB5 investments between August 15 and September 30. What has changed: There will be change of ratio in Indian EB5 investments coming from Indians who are already in the US on H1B as opposed to Indians in India. Indians in India have a major problem with retrogression, because they are stuck in India even after investing the large sum. However, Indians on H1Bs are already in the US enjoying all the benefits of living and working here. Because of this differential impact of retrogression, the market will shift towards Indians in the US. While we expect the absolute numbers for all Indians will go up, proportionally more EB5s will come from Indians already in the US. This is deja vu all over again for Indians in the US who have been waiting in line for their EB2s and EB3s. Many of those waiting in the lines delayed the filing of their EB2s or EB3s for various reasons such as changing to a better job—a 6 to 12 month delay in filing earlier in this decade ended up costing them 3 to 5 years in waiting time. The same thing is true of EB5s for Indians now—a 3 to 6 month delay in filing I-526 will increase the delay by one year or more. If just 1% or 2% of the 750,000+ Indians on H1B in the US experience deja vu, it will have a massive impact on the EB5 market. Indians in US should learn from their EB2 & EB3 experience and get in the EB5 line fast, if they have decided to do EB5. Those pointing this fact to Indians in America are right and ethical. Those who fail to point out this crucial consideration are hurting and harming Indians in US who express a desire to do EB-5—because each day’s delay will cost them perhaps 3 days of additional waiting time. Comment: AILA 2019 Elections One of the free services that newspapers offer their readership is coverage of governance issues. For newspapers serving the professions in the USA, this frequently means covering not just happenings in government concerning regulation affecting readers (as distinct from readers' clients), but also covering happenings in the professional associations serving a particular profession. In the case of Immigration Daily and the immigration lawyer community, this means covering events of particular note in AILA governance. Consistent with this general tradition, we have invariably offered all candidates to competitive offices in AILA elections access to our readers - to get the word out about matters which they wish to engage the immigration bar on. This is a free service, and we have never charged for it, nor will we ever charge any candidate for distribution of their campaign material. The 2019 election season for competitive AILA offices has started. Today we are carrying campaign material from 6 out of the 12 candidates for office, we will add more candidates' material as it comes in to us - so readers will have access to statements in order to make an informed decision. Statements submitted from candidates running for AILA Board of Governors: Alexis S. Axelrad , Ally Bolour , Amanda Bethea Keaveny , Tracie L. Klinke , Maggie M. Murphy , Andrew Neitor , Sarah K. Peterson , Rekha Sharma-Craw...
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  • Jun 18 - Photos from San Jose H1B to EB5 Expo

    Jun 18 - Photos from San Jose H1B to EB5 Expo

    Comment: Photos from San Jose H1B to EB5 Expo ILW.COM conducted a H1B to EB5 Expo in San Jose, on June 7, 2019. See photos below. An Immigration Attorney presenting to the audience of investors Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks The audience of investors listening to presentation Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: Date City Monday, June 17, 2019 Seattle, WA Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Dallas, TX Friday, June 21, 2019 Orlando, FL Monday, July 1, 2019 San Jose, CA Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Atlanta, GA Friday, July 5, 2019 NY/Edison, NJ To find out more please call 212-545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.Don't delay, act today! Article: EB-5 Processing Times: Suggestions for Actions by Investors and Regional Centers By H. Ronald Klasko Blogging: DOJ Settles Discrimination Claim concerning U.S. Workers against Sam Williamson Farms By Bruce E. Buchanan Blogging: Congress should ignore "illegal alien" fear mongering and impeach Trump for destroying the rule of law in immigration By Roger Algase News: USCIS Will No Longer Accept I-407 at International Field Offices News: USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485 Focus: PERM Illuminated - Hot Off the Presses Joel Stewart has done something remarkable in the new edition of THE PERM BOOK 2017-18 Edition. He has taken the spaghetti of all the sources on PERM: legislations, rules, FAQs, cases etc. and reintegrated them into a simple and luminously logical progression of how to do PERM. In each of the chapters, he uses articles by notable practitioners and his own extensive commentary to provide deep insights on every aspect of PERM. If you are a seasoned PERM practitioner, you will appreciate the clarity of the organization seen in the table of contents below, and will discover many new insights in every chapter. For anyone relatively new to PERM, Joel Stewart serves as a trusted guide to your mastering the lay of the land of this complex area. This book belongs in the library shelf of every PERM practitioner. Get your copy now, here: http://www.ilw.com/books/THEPERMBOOK.shtm Book includes: Chapter 1: All About the Law, Chapter 2: Parties to PERM, Chapter 3: Legal Requirements, Chapter 4: Anomalies: Special Handling or Processing, Chapter 5: Educational Degrees as Requirements, Chapter 6: Job Offers, Chapter 7: Prevailing Wage Requests, Chapter 8: All About Recruitment, Chapter 9: Consideration of Job Applicants, Chapter 10: All About Filin, Chapter 11: Post Filing Issues, Chapter 12: Approvals: Expiration, Validity, Portability & Duplicates, Chapter 13: Denials, Chapter 14: Request for Reconsideration, Chapter 15: Introduction to BALCA, Chapter 16: How to Request Review at BALCA, Chapter 17: Consideration by BALC, Chapter 18: BALCA Can Remand, Chapter 19: Disciplinary Measures, Chapter 20: DOL Organization and Updates, Acknowledgements, The PERM Book Online Library. Get your copy of THE PERM BOOK 2017-2018 edition Now, Here: http://www.ilw.com/books/THEPERMBOOK.shtm For additional information, including author biographies and purchase information, please see: Online Fax Form. Headline: Trump threatens to deport millions of people living illegally in U.S., Oakland mayor responds Click here Headline: New York lawmakers OK allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses Click here Headline: Trump news - live: President 'considering live tweeting Democratic debates' to taunt 2020 rivals and promises 'wild' campaign launch Click here Headline: Democrat border town mayor says 'we are sick and tired' of feds not listening, fixing illegal immigration problem Click here Headline: Trump Withholding Hundreds Of Millions In Aid To Central America As Immigration Crisis Rages On Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto By Suketu Mehta, 320 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0374276021, $16.65 https://www.amazon.com/This-Land-Our-Immigrants-Manifesto/dp/0374276021 An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X Advisor...
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  • Jun 17 - Photos from Minneapolis H1B to EB5 Expo

    Jun 17 - Photos from Minneapolis H1B to EB5 Expo

    Comment: Photos from Minneapolis H1B to EB5 Expo ILW.COM conducted a H1B to EB5 Expo in Minneapolis, on June 5, 2019. See photos below. A regional center presenting to the audience of investors Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks The audience of investors listening to presentation Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: Date City Monday, June 17, 2019 Seattle, WA Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Dallas, TX Friday, June 21, 2019 Orlando, FL Monday, July 1, 2019 San Jose, CA Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Atlanta, GA Friday, July 5, 2019 NY/Edison, NJ To find out more please call 212-545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.Don't delay, act today! Article: Visa Bulletin Updates – July 2019 By Robert Blanco and Joseph Barnett Blogging: Immigration by the numbers: DHS has no idea how many people are entering illegally. By Nolan Rappaport Blogging: Appointment of anti-immigrant Ken Cuccinelli as USCIS chief could end most legal immigration - look at the RFE's - and help Trump become America's fascist dictator Part 3 By Roger Algase Blogging: New USCIS director Cuccinelli's horrendous record of bigotry signals Trump's intention to end legal immigration as we know it By Roger Algase News: USCIS Published Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens Focus: India Custom Expos India is the #1 EB5 Country, larger than the rest of the world combined, including China India is currently the world's fastest growing major economy faster than China - and will keep outpacing China for years to come The number of new millionaires created each year in India is more than China - this has been true for the last several years We will help you locate cities and countries with strong EB-5 demand for your type of project We will quickly put you in front of investors and agents to present your project to Custom Expos duration can vary from 4 days to 8 days - flooding you with many prospects in a short time Format: Expo featuring seminar and exhibition Mini meetings with investors and agents Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards For more information, please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.comor click here. Headline: Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown Click here Headline: ICE deports veterans without considering military service, defying its own policies Click here Headline: This immigration issue has divided Tarrant County. Now it’s up for a vote Click here Headline: Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students Click here Headline: U.S. immigration authorities fear mumps outbreak intrumps-plan-to-deter-migrants-faces-logistical-and-legal-hurdles/ crowded detention facilities Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality 1st Edition By Justin Gest, 268 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0190632542, $78.93 https://www.amazon.com/New-Minority-Politics-Immigration-Inequality/dp/0190632542/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=0190632542&qid=1560787106&s=gateway&sr=8-1 An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong...
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  • Jun 13 - RSS Feed Fixed

    Jun 13 - RSS Feed Fixed

    Comment: RSS Feed Fixed Our Immigration Daily RSS feed was broken as a result of an old site upgrade,:it is now up and running and ready to be used. Use Immigration Daily RSS News Feed on your homepage to offer site visitors fresh new content that will give them yet another reason to return to your website. Putting Immigration Daily RSS news feed on your homepage is simple. How to do it is explained here: http://www.ilw.com/rss.shtm. If you are having difficulty putting the news feed on your site, write to webmaster@ilw.com and our tech department will be happy to help. Article: Avoiding Status Violations in the Side Gig Economy By Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Blogging: July 2019 Visa Bulletin: Analysis And Predictions By Chris Musillo Blogging: Siskind Summary – HR 6 – The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 By Greg Siskind News: SEVP Publishes Policy Guidance on Form I-20 Issuance and School Use of Recruiters Focus: Hot Off The Presses: The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition; Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder Shipping Now! Specific focus on Enforcement and Compliance. 8 Brand New articles and 3 articles updated from previous edition to cover cutting-edge current developments. Articles by Shae Armstrong, Jeanne Calderon, Michael T. Clark, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Gary Friedland, Robert P. Gaffney, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa K. Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, Angelo A. Paparelli, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Reid Thomas, Robert S. Winner, and Ben Zou. Buy Now! Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/TheEB5Book.shtm or Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/theeb5book.pdf Headline: Immigration officials see drastic rise in number of Africans illegally crossing US-Mexican border Click here Headline: What Ken Cuccinelli brings to Trump’s hardline push on immigration Click here Headline: Battleground voters ‘overwhelmingly support’ Trump immigration plan Click here Headline: Number in US illegally dropped in 2017 to lowest level since 2007 Click here Headline: Grenadian facing US charges related to immigration fraud Click here Foreign Credential Evaluations & Translations American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) is the industry leader in foreign credential evaluations and certified document translations. AETS provides the most competitive rates in the industry – including educational evaluations using the Aacrao EDGE database, as well as expert opinion work experience and position evaluations completed by university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for Educational and Work Experience Evaluations, and Expert Opinion Position Analysis and Position Evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: ...
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  • Jun 12 - Photos from Boston H1B to EB5 Expo

    Jun 12 - Photos from Boston H1B to EB5 Expo

    Comment: Photos from Boston H1B to EB5 Expo ILW.COM conducted a H1B to EB5 Expo in Boston, on June 3, 2019. See photos below. Immigration Attorney presenting to the audience of investors Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks The audience of investors listening to presentation Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: Date City Monday, June 17, 2019 Seattle, WA Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Dallas, TX Friday, June 21, 2019 Orlando, FL Monday, July 1, 2019 San Jose, CA Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Atlanta, GA Friday, July 5, 2019 NY/Edison, NJ To find out more please call 212-545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.Don't delay, act today! Article: US immigration law changes are making social media quite unsocial By David H. Nachman, Esq Article: Fallout from Trump’s Muslim Ban: Requiring Use of Social Media on Visa Application Forms By Cyrus Mehta Article: Presumptions and Entrepreneurs: A Review of Recent BALCA Decisions for Entrepreneurs By David Wilks and Brooke Ireland* Blogging: The Asylum Backlog, Ad Nauseam Edition By Jason Dzubow Focus: India Custom Expos India is the #1 EB5 Country, larger than the rest of the world combined, including China India is currently the world's fastest growing major economy faster than China - and will keep outpacing China for years to come The number of new millionaires created each year in India is more than China - this has been true for the last several years We will help you locate cities and countries with strong EB-5 demand for your type of project We will quickly put you in front of investors and agents to present your project to Custom Expos duration can vary from 4 days to 8 days - flooding you with many prospects in a short time Format: Expo featuring seminar and exhibition Mini meetings with investors and agents Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards For more information, please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.comor click here. Headline: 5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S. Click here Headline: Trump Warns Mexico of ‘Tougher Phase’ If Migration Continues Click here Headline: Trump Administration to Use Former Japanese Internment Camp to House Migrant Children Click here Headline: Activists call for end to family separations with cage installations Click here Headline: America needs comprehensive immigration reform Click here Letters of the Week: Glenn ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event Washington, DC - June 18, 2019 12-1pm Legal Immigration: Problems and Solutions. Capitol Hill Briefing 2045 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 For more info see: https://www.cato.org/events/legal-immigration-problems-solutions An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong...
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  • Jun 11 - Attorney Risks

    Jun 11 - Attorney Risks

    Comment: Attorney Risks There are at least three distinct factors that go into the decision to make an EB-5 investment, and there are three distinct kinds of licensed experts that can advise investors about them. 1) Structured Finance: To evaluate an EB-5 investment one needs to be proficient in the field of Structured Finance. One needs to evaluate the overall financial structure for the project, and see where the EB-5 portion fits in. For example, consider the following three aspects of Structured Finance. • Inter-creditor Agreement(s), especially Subordination Clauses: An EB-5 investment has multiple sources of capital: typically banks in a senior position, EB-5 sharing the mezzanine position with other mezzanine investments, such as preferred equity, bridge loans etc. Subordination clauses govern the relative place and priorities of various investments. These clauses can be very simple or very complicated or something in between - and are usually part of an "Inter-creditor Agreement" which could run into dozens of pages. • Underlying Asset in the deal terms/structure: EB-5 investments have a complex structure. One needs to determine the value of the NCE's agreement with the JCE, especially as regards to what assets are pledged toward the NCE's loan. Sometimes the loan is secured by a hard asset such as land/buildings, sometimes the equity of the JCE, which may or may not have any value in liquidation proceedings and sometimes debt possessed by the JCE, which could also be of questionable value in a work-out. • Various entities affecting the investor: We understand that large projects in New York/Los Angeles/etc, have structures which involve more than a dozen interacting entities, intimately affecting the NCE and JCE, --and deal structures which require a combination of a mining engineer, cartographer and a mini-Einstein to grasp. Structured Finance is a distinct area of law that takes many years to master. Expertise in that field is needed to understand EB-5 investments qua investments--and that should be left to those who have the expertise to untangle the agreements, the clauses, the terms, the structures and the assets and their relationship to an EB-5 investor to be able to suggest an EB-5 security to an investor. 2) Financial Evaluation: Professionals giving financial advice are regulated by SEC. They are trained to evaluate investments on several criteria such as: • Suitability: Evaluating suitability of the investment for an investor is exactly what a FINRA registered financial advisor is trained and registered to do. It is a complex skill obligating the advisor to adhere to certain professional standards, which are set by SEC and FINRA. • Location: Simply looking at a record or reputation of a developer, or the nature or location of the project is entirely inadequate to evaluate a real estate investment. A developer with an illustrious record with a great location and a successful project can still have a lousy investment opportunity depending on the price. • Real Estate Expertise: Buying and selling homes is not a qualification for evaluating the real estate value of a hotel in Los Angeles, a residential tower in Manhattan or an assisted living facility in Florida. There are distinct sectors and sub-sectors in the real estate market, each with their own expertise. Giving financial advice without a FINRA license is a violation of SEC rules, and is not covered by typical legal malpractice insurance that immigration attorneys carry and leads to personal liability 3) Immigration Risks: Immigration attorneys can certainly evaluate the job cushions for the project, calculate how many jobs have been created based on the models used etc. They can distinguish projects based on whether the job cushion is 400% or 4% etc. Probably the optimal structure is the financial adviser quarterbacking the advice--bringing in experts in Structured Finance and Immigration law as needed. By unwittingly usurping all three functions, and making suggestions to clients on the choice of EB-5 investments, or giving clients a short list of “good’ or "reputable" projects or Regional Centers, immigration attorneys risk their law licenses, expensive litigation, and their personal assets by violating the SEC laws against investment advice. Advising investors on financial viability of an investment without having a FINRA license is a violation of SEC laws, and such violations are not covered by standard malpractice insurance policies most attorneys carry, even EB-5 specific insurance, which is for legal advice and not for financial advice. Though Chinese investors have not been litigious, that is not the case the Indian or other nation...
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  • June 10 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    June 10 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Comment: Instant Immigration News with Twitter Being part of a fast-paced generation, where time is essential and something is happening every second, can be difficult to keep up with. There's a place with millions of people where you can receive the latest events, news, have direct access to media members, public officials, attorneys, law firms, and other internet users who want to communicate with you. This place is Twitter; its users see their popularity increase with each mention and new follower. By using 140 character messages, hash tags, retweets and direct messages you'll be able to connect with potential customers, businesses, friends and reconnect with old ones. Twitter gets you on search engines, group similar tweets together and be listed among other well-known Twitter users. The newsfeed is accessible either on your mobile device or computer and the codes are available for your website. If you've ever wondered how to have access to all these benefits, then all you have to do is join Twitter and when you do, please join over 13,000 people who follow "ilwcom". Article: How to Answer a Double H-1B RFE For Education and Specialty Occupation By Sheila Danzig Article: Questions Arising from Foreign Entity Changes after an L-1 Petition is Approved By Cyrus Mehta and Rebekah Kim Article: The Shifting U.S. Policy on Asylum By George Bruno Blogging: Illegal immigration, by the numbers: Visa violators and border crossers By Nolan Rappaport Blogging: IER Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Stanislaus County Blogging: Study shows new H-1B rules openly discriminate against India. Eliminating H-4 work permits, and "not H-1B specialty occupation" RFE scam, are likely having same effect By Roger Algase News: Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS News: Cap Reached for Additional H-2B Visas for FY 2019 News: Premium Processing Begins for Remaining H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions on June 10 Focus: Hot Off The Presses: The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition; Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder Shipping Now! Specific focus on Enforcement and Compliance. 8 Brand New articles and 3 articles updated from previous edition to cover cutting-edge current developments. Articles by Shae Armstrong, Jeanne Calderon, Michael T. Clark, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Gary Friedland, Robert P. Gaffney, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa K. Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, Angelo A. Paparelli, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Reid Thomas, Robert S. Winner, and Ben Zou. Buy Now! Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/TheEB5Book.shtm or Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/theeb5book.pdf Headline: USCIS Finds New Way To Stop H-1B Spouses From Working Click here Headline: Mexico Agrees To Increase Border Security To Control Illegal Immigration Into U.S. Click here Headline: Acting DHS secretary praises White House deal with Mexico on immigration, defends Trump's tariff threat Click here Headline: 24 immigrants have died in ICE custody during the Trump administration Click here Headline: Cuccinelli named acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services Click here Letters of the Week ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading The Ethics of Migration: An Introduction By Adam Hosein Routledge, 214 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1138659517, $119.03 https://www.amazon.com/Ethics-Immigration-Policy-Introduction-dp-1138659517/dp/1138659517/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1559577215 An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent th...
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