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  • Feb 12 - Prepare For China Retrogression

    Comment: Prepare For China Retrogression -
    Regional Centers and others raising EB-5 capital in China have to prepare for the likelihood that China EB-5 numbers will retrogress in FY 2013. For all practical purposes, this will put to a halt the raising of EB-5 funds from China until the EB-5 quota for China, once again, becomes current in October 2013. This halt for Chinese EB-5s could come as early as April 2013, according to the State Department's Visa Bulletin for December 2012. Furthermore, the Chinese EB-5 ecosystem is not accustomed to an interruption in the investor pipeline, and consequences similar to those that happened during EB-2 and EB-3 retrogression for India in the mid to late 1990s are to be expected - massive shock, and several years before the system adjusts to this new reality. Even after such adjustment has taken place, it is an open question as to the extent to which the Chinese EB-5 system will survive, since it is not just an immigration system, but is intertwined with the financial world (which may not be able to deal with retrogression given market realities), and furthermore the immigrants involved have options of convenience, such as third country passports, usually denied other immigrants due to the fact that these options cost in the six figures in US dollars.

    ILW.COM is developing alternatives to China for EB-5 financing. We are hosting private-label, customized events for Regional Centers and others raising EB-5 capital in Dubai and India in the coming couple of months. Those interested in learning more about these events featuring high-net-worth individuals from the Middle East and India should write to webmaster@ilw.com, or call 212-545-0864.

    Article: EB-5 Project Developers Embrace "EB-5 Lite" by Boyd Campbell

    Article: A House of Many Rooms: The Different Paths to Citizenship by Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

    Blogging: Memo to Immigration Reformers: "First catch your [EB-5] hare!" by Angelo Paparelli

    Blogging: Why is a Pathway to Citizenship "The Hardest and Most Vexing Issue" for Condoleezza Rice? by Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Updates H-2B Nonimmigrants Cap Count

    News: USCIS Issues Instructions on ELIS Information For Attorneys And Accredited Representatives

    News: USCIS Publishes E-Filing Steps for Representatives

    Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Shipping Now
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    The book outline is as follows:

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY - Klasko Law is seeking immigration attorneys at all levels to work with investors to document eligibility for EB-5 immigration, advising on alternatives, and guiding investors through the US immigration process. Experience with EB-5 visas and managing a team of paralegals is a plus. The ideal candidate will have excellent credentials and good client relations skills, and will be interested in working on challenging cases in this growing area of immigration law. For additional information, please visit www.klaskolaw.com and www.eb5immigration.com. Email your resume to hrpa@klaskolaw.com for prompt and confidential consideration.

    CLE Immigration Event
    Memphis, TN - (May 17-18, 2013) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14.5 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is March 31, 2013. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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