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  • Sep 4 - SEC Indicts Immigration Counsel In EB5

    Comment: SEC Indicts Immigration Counsel In EB5
    SEC continues to pursue fraud in the EB5 program, for the first time announcing criminal indictments of immigration counsel. Please see two news items (the press release and the complaint) and two articles below. While SEC and USCIS are to be commended for increased enforcement efforts, much remains to be done. The proportion of EB5 cases transacted through broker-dealers has dramatically risen in the last year or two, a testament to the compliance message getting through to an extent. However, terms for the industry are still being set in China, by migration agents there, and outside of any meaningful US control - a clear indication that SEC and USCIS have a long way to go to sensitize EB5 players that the US government retains oversight over the EB5 program. We urge SEC and USCIS onward toward more enforcement. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Raising The Bar By Matt Gordon

    Article: SEC Charged Los Angeles-based EB-5 Lawyers with Securities Fraud By Mona Shah, Esq. and Yi Song, Esq.

    Blogging: One Giant Leap for a Woman; One Small Step for Womankind By Jason Dzubow

    Blogging: California Supreme Court Rules in favor of Undocumented Worker By Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser

    News: SEC Complaint Against Los Angeles-Based EB-5 Attorney

    News: SEC Press Release on Charges Against Los Angeles-Based EB-5 Attorney

    Focus: Engaging Potential EB-5 Investors Abroad
    Is your Regional Center meeting its capital raising requirements? Are you a United States Immigration attorney; and express an interest in increasing the potential amount of 526 business? If your answer is yes, then ILW would like to invite you to learn more about our Overseas Direct Investor Presentations.

    ILW will customize an overseas marketing event that will be exclusive to your organization and will be tailored to generate business relative to the EB-5 industry directly to your firm.

    We have successfully planned and executed these EB-5 marketing events in two cities in India as well as five separate events in Dubai, thus far in 2013.

    We specifically research and target select regions as well as individuals of high net-worth status and guarantee the attendance of qualified individuals with the appropriate financial means of being able to participate in an EB-5 investment, furthermore, individuals that express immediate interest in immigrating to the United States through utility of the EB-5 program.

    What We Offer:

    • Guaranteed attendance of only qualified individuals of high net-worth status, in specific, individuals that meet the necessary criteria for the EB-5 program.
    • Finely tuned filtration and scrubbing process to ensure the proper quality of attendees and mitigation of EB-5 broker and "window shopper" attendance.
    • Complete strategic planning of all logistical implementation related to: travel schedule, hotel accommodations, program itinerary, refreshments, event marketing, event advertising, translation services, securing of venue, presentation aid assistance, post event follow ups and provision of contact information of attendees to presenting client post event.
    • 100% exclusivity: unlike foreign "exposition" type settings, we only execute events for individual clients at a time in order to completely eliminate any instance of competition on the day of presentation.
    • Organic leads: we ensure to only invite brand new attendees for our events in order to exclusively provide our clients with fresh leads as opposed to recycling contacts made from past.
    • An intimate ambiance: we purposely guarantee a minimum number of attendees ranging between 25-30 attendees in total per event in order to ensure all questions are answered thoroughly and that direct contact is established between the presenter and potential investor. In addition, we ensure that each potential investor has an opportunity to sit down with the presenter in a private 1 on 1 sit down in immediately after the presentation portion which increases transparency for the potential investor.
    • A unique opportunity for professionals that participate in this service to convert as many possible investors without paying a single cent in commission or any relative fees as typically witnessed in the Beijing EB-5 industry.
    • Fully ethical and SEC compliant services related solely to marketing which does not involve the selling or facilitation of security placement.
    • An extremely competitive and moderate fair and flat cost that covers every notion associated with this service other than the departure and return flight from the U.S. to the overseas destination.

    We urge all those who are interested to obtain further information about this service by directly contacting us. Please be advised, our services are not limited to EB-5 business, attorneys seeking EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 business are welcome to contact us as we are capable of executing this precise service without sole limitation related to EB-5.

    Please contact us at 212.545.0818 or write us at webmaster@ilw.com and we ensure to respond accordingly in no less than 24 hours after receipt of inquiry.

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    As one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins represents employers in a broad range of workplace matters. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations, and some of North Carolina's largest employers. Our immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and a document management system, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "RALEIGH IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Daryanani & Bland PC, a business immigration law firm catering to a wide variety of clients in the arts, fashion, sports, and entertainment industries, is seeking an experienced paralegal to complement our growing staff. The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional, and simultaneously hardworking and easygoing. Laser-like attention to detail, a good sense of humor, and phenomenal ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment are a must. We are looking for someone who is serious about their work but does not take themselves too seriously. You will be responsible for a sizable caseload and will assist attorneys in preparing and filing submissions to USCIS and DOL. Daily client contact will be a large part of the job. We expect a commitment of AT LEAST one year. Requirements include: 1-3 years of experience in the immigration law field; bachelor's degree; ability to independently handle multiple priorities and deadlines while simultaneously functioning smoothly as part of a team in a close-knit environment; impeccable writing, organizational, and communication skills and extreme attention to detail are a MUST; and a sense of humor and a friendly attitude. Please email your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Joseph McKeown at jcm@dbvisa.com. No phone calls please.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    New York, NY - Individual sought to prepare H-1B visa petitions and RFE responses; E-3, O-1, TN; DSO (F-1) and ARO (J-1) visa responsibilities through SEVIS. Work with counsel on PERM petitions, assist in preparing Outstanding Researcher petitions. Train/supervise junior staff. Assist Director with audits and data reporting. Troubleshoot, analyze, and establish case strategy and communicate with employees regarding visa status including consular processing; Maintain working knowledge of current USCIS, DOS, DOL trends, issues and developments. Bachelor's degree in English, history, political science, or other majors that require persuasive writing and analytic thinking strongly preferred. Prior experience in corporate immigration or academic institution strongly preferred. 3-5 year experience required including with RFEs. The ideal candidate will be flexible, innovative and creative, with high energy, detail oriented with excellent organization skills, work within a "team" based approach, be able to instruct and teach other team members, be able to work in strict time constraints, have demonstrated ability to effectively manage a high volume case load, prioritize and multitask with minimum supervision and be knowledgeable in MS Office, Immigration Tracker, SEVIS. Must be USC/GC. Mount Sinai Health System--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer. Email Hamel Vyas hamel.vyas@mountsinai.org.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Philadelphia, PA - Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our Florham Park, NJ and Philadelphia, PA offices. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com. Position Summary: The EB-5 Paralegal team will assist attorneys with complex investor visa cases.Duties & Responsibilities: Job duties are as follows: (1) review of financial documents, including tax returns, financial statement, preparation of reports that will be submitted to the federal government, and banking records; (2) audit of money trails from abroad to the United States; and (3) case management. Skills & Competencies: Qualified applicants will be detailed-oriented, have the ability to perform thorough document review, and have excellent writing skills. Qualifications & Prior Experience: Position requirements include: a Bachelor's Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal or EB-5 investor visa experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in finance, accounting, business, legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency, particularly in Mandarin, is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

    Certified Translation Services
    Are you looking for certified translations for immigration purposes? American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS), a corporate member of the American Translators Association, provides certified translations in over 100 languages. Since we primarily cater to law firms and universities, AETS' linguists, all of whom either have Master's degrees or more than five years of translation experience, are experts in the field of immigration-related translations. Why entrust anyone else with such important documents? Contact AETS today for a FREE quote. For a copy of our Application for Translation Service, please click here, call (786)276-8190,email translations@aetsinternational.com, or fax the documents to (786)524-0448 or (786)524-3300. Please note that AETS also provides Educational, Work Experience, and Position Evaluations. For more information, please visit the website here or our Foreign Credential Evaluation application here. Application.2013.pdf. You may also call us at (786)276-8190. New customers to AETS will receive a 25% on their first Educational Evaluation request, or on their first one-page translation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    City of Irvine, CA, Lakeview Senior Center, 9/9/2014, 3pm - 5pm (Pacific), USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security will hold a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Information Session. For more details email D23-CommunityRelations@uscis.dhs.gov


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