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December 27, 2010



1. Comment: Cold Shoulder Hot Air - In an interview with



Rep. Lamar Smith, incoming Chairman of the Judiciary Committee

laid out a non-extreme agenda on immigration, scheduling the

first two committee hearings on E-Verify rather than on the 14th

amendment. To the extent that the article is correct in that Mr.

Smith is restraining Mr. King, incoming Chairman of the

Immigration Subcommittee (within the Judiciary Committee), from

pursuing a perilous course of action in discussing the 14th

amendment, to that extent we commend Mr. Smith for his prudence.

The article goes on to discuss a possible Republican revival of

DREAM, coupled with mandatory E-Verify and possibly elimination

of the Family-based 4th preference in the 112th Congress. We

believe Republicans would certainly be wise to revive DREAM, even

should it be on Republican terms. It would certainly put Mr.

Obama in an untenable position since he is now following a

strictly enforcement-first strategy. The Democratic

administration's strategy is on the one hand to deport a record-

breaking number of immigrants and doing absolutely nothing to

give such immigration benefits as are completely and exclusively

within the Executive Branch power (such as a TPS-like status for

everyone), while on the other hand fobbing off immigrants and

their advocates with empty words. We call this the "cold shoulder

- hot air" strategy. Mr. Smith and his colleagues in the senior

Republican leadership in the House are very smart politicians

with a long history of successfully foisting their immigration

positions onto Democrats - the White House may find them running

circles around the Democrats. We understand that it is the

President's intention to devote a good amount of attention in his

State of the Union address to immigration. Mr. Obama would be

much better advised to use his executive discretion to offer

concrete immigration benefits to the DREAMers instead, he look no

farther than the array of options that Cyrus Mehta and Gary

Endelman lay out for him.


2. Article: The 2010 Nation of Immigrators Awards - The IMMIs by

Angelo Paparelli


3. Article: Republican Presidential Hopefuls Skip Hispanic Forum

by Greg Siskind


4. Article: PERM: Outsourcing by State Workforce Agencies by Joel



5. News: OFLC Updates FAQ On Notice Of Filing For Labor



6. News: Congress Enacts Accreditation of English Language

Training Programs Amendment to the INA (S. 1338)


7. News: USCIS Publishes First Issue Of E-Verify Connection


8. News: USCIS Issues Updated Civics Test Answers


9. Focus: EB5 For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to present "EB5 For Experts" a 3-part

telephone seminar series with Michael Gibson, Robert C. Divine,

Robert Gaffney and John Patrick Pratt (Other Speakers to be

Announced). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Due Diligence & Care

Guidance in helping clients select an appropriate investment

With an onslaught of EB-5 Regional Center applications filed

recently and the expected number of Centers expected to top 200

in the near future, how can immigration attorneys expect to

counsel their client on which investment to select and what

should they do to protect themselves in the event that the

project fails to achieve the removal of the I-829 or fails to

return the capital invested?

++The role of the immigration attorney and care for client

++Due Diligence lists, how relevant are they?

++What factors should be considered

++Scope of representation

++Liability, disclaimers and waivers

++The role of the immigration attorney as advisor, professional


++The roles of other professionals to assist the investor client

SECOND Phone Session on January 13: Securities law: Avoiding

Litigation and Rescission

With so many EB-5 Regional Centers marketing to a relatively few,

the pressure is on to deliver investor clients and the tactics

and techniques employed by some of the Center's, their agents and

"finders", both in the U.S. and overseas may cause increased

scrutiny by the Securities & Exchange Commission and attorneys

who specialize on malpractice and litigation on behalf of their

investor clients. How can EB-5 practitioners and Regional

Centers who have offerings in the market stay safe and avoid

potential litigation and rescission?

++Reg. D & Reg. S offerings (definition of exemption)

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++Internet advertising: Lamp & IPO.net

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++Compensation and fees: definition of Agents & Finders

++Marketing material v. operating documents

++Project failure and investor litigation

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What factors improve the chance of success in an EB-5 investment,

the roles of capital, debt and equity, cash flow and what other

factors are critical to making an informed decision in assessing

the strength and weakness of the offering.

++Why proper valuation of risk is important

++Factors used in evaluating risk, research, due diligence

++The importance of capital

++The importance of the timeline in project completion

++Cash flow

++Equity v. Debt

++The role of management, competition & market

++The decision making process

++Comparisons of dis-similar projects

++Risk ratings and standards in risk valuations

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10. Headline: Panamanian man dies at Florida immigration

facility: 3rd person to die in ICE custody http://ow.ly/3uLTq

11. Headline: Dream Act immigrant supporters awaken to loss, but

vow to press GOP for path to citizenship http://ow.ly/3uLOE

12. Headline: Bigotry against Hispanics finds an open forum: The

Internet http://ow.ly/3uLKe

13. Headline: Police Abuse Claims Lead To Hispanic Exodus In

Connecticut Town http://ow.ly/3uLA2

14. Headline: Florida state senator files immigration bill


15. Headline: Virginia General Assembly to take up tougher

immigration bills http://ow.ly/3uLnO

16. Headline: In Congress, a Harder Line on Illegal Immigrants


17. Headline: Did We Learn Anything In 2010? Reporters discuss

education issues, including dream act http://ow.ly/3uKMN

18. Headline: A lost decade for immigration reform


19. Headline: Keeping a crucial DREAM act alive


20. Headline: Chicken Hatch makes excuses for skipping DREAM Act

vote http://ow.ly/3tSTO

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22. Headline: Obama continues same-old enforcement-first

approach, gives immigrants cold-shoulder n hot-air


23. Headline: Weekly Standard article urges social conservatives

to woo hispanics http://ow.ly/3tOdp whistling into the wind?

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