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  • Feb 6 - Pro-Immigration Republicans

    Comment: Pro-Immigration Republicans
    Senators generally take a broader view of politics and more moderate positions than those in the House. This is because their political base is state-wide and contains the entire range of views on any issue as opposed to small gerrymandered districts of House Representative that aggregate people with similar political positions. Presidential hopefuls need to take even broader view if they expect to win general elections. The likes of former Presidential candidate Romney who attempt to pander to the narrow clique of anti-immigrationists during the primaries are doomed to be trounced in the general election. Unlike Mr. Romney who was gravely mistaken in taking his wholly misguided immigration position, current Republican hopefuls are taking a different tack. According to the US News & World Report Presidential contender Jeb Bush is calling for a dramatic expansion of employment-based immigration.
    In Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush's first major economic speech, the former Florida governor said the U.S. economy should be growing at 4 percent annually - and called making it easier for skilled immigrants to enter the country a key to getting there. He also called for "dramatically expanding" the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country to work in high-need jobs, while calling the prospect of overhauling the country's immigration system "a huge opportunity - not a problem... I view fixing a broken system as a huge opportunity to get to that four percent growth." In a speech last month to auto dealers in San Francisco, he called immigrants "an engine of economic vitality." Of skilled guest workers, investors and inventors seeking to immigrate legally to the U.S., he said, "All these people should be welcomed in our country, and the unwritten contract ought to be: Embrace our values and you can pursue your dreams. You come, you work hard, you embrace these values, and you're as American as anyone who came on the Mayflower."

    The article also points out that Jeb Bush is not alone in his pro-immigration positions - Republican hopefuls Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Scott Walker have made similar statements. We urge these and other pro-immigration Republicans to stand up to the anti-immigrationist gang in their party. They would be defending an immigration tradition that has shaped America from before its inception as a country. This is not only the right thing to do for America and for the Republican Party, but also for themselves if they hope to stand a chance to win a Presidential election.

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    Focus: EB-5 Events for Chinese Students
    Chinese international students are coming to the US in dramatically increased numbers. The explosion in undergrad Chinese students started in 2008 and continues. For EB-5 purposes Chinese students offer the best prospects. We have been conducting events in 2014 educating Chinese Students on EB-5 in New York City. We can conduct similar events in six other cities across US. For each city we promote the event to multiple campuses across the metropolitan region; this can vary from ten to twenty campuses per city. The time frame for the events is determined based on the academic calendar. These are short evening events that require a short single night stay trip from the sponsoring Regional Center or law firm. During the educational event covering the students' immigration options the sponsor makes a short presentation about their project or law firm. The event structure allows for plenty of networking opportunities with students. These events are available only to Regional Centers that use Regulation-D or to law firms, and we require clients to consult a securities attorney before signing up for these events. For more information please contact us at tel: (212)545-0818 or write to us at webmaster@ilw.com.

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Troy, MI. Associate Attorney: Ellis Porter is seeking a dynamic associate attorney with at least 3 years of employment based immigration experience. Attorney will manage high-volume caseload for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Experience should include temporary work visas (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2/E-3, O-1) and green cards (PERM, EB-1, NIW). Industry experience in automotive/engineering, IT consulting, and/or healthcare is preferred. Language skills are also a plus. Think you're a good fit for our team? Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to shaju.jacob@ellisporter.com. and we'll be in touch.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA. Immigration Law Office is looking for a paralegal with two or more years of experience with employment and investment visas, O-1 Visas, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status and naturalization applications. Applicants must have the ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner, strong organizational skills, and be detail-oriented. If interested, please send resume and cover letter by email to Tucker@TuckerSandlerLaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
    Philadelphia, PA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Philadelphia Office location for junior to mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates for the junior paralegal positions should have a minimum of 6 months preparing immigrant visa petitions/Adjustment of Status cases. Qualified candidates for the mid-level paralegal position should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM etc.). The ideal candidates must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Nancy Miller at millerna@gtlaw.com. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Los Angeles, CA. Fast paced but small Los Angeles immigration law firm seeks paralegal/legal assistant. Will train the right person. Will work closely with attorneys and clients to prepare immigration petitions for work visas, marriage and family based green cards. We focus on representation of scientists, professors and students. Must be able to multi-task, write well and be willing to make two year commitment. Minimum BA/BS degree. Hours are 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday. Email resume, cover letter and two references to alex.grey.cooke@gmail.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY. Yarden Law Group is looking for a business immigration paralegal with two or more years of experience with employment and investment visas, immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications and naturalization. If interested, please send CV and cover letter by email to shavit@yardenlaw.com.

    BRIEF WRITING SERVICES
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    E3 Investment Group
    E3 Investment Group structures offerings that allow foreign investors the opportunity to receive green cards under the U.S. Government's EB-5 program. They have a unique expertise in creating opportunities that do not involve regional centers, but offer all of the benefits of a scaled organization without the negatives. They call this Scalable-Direct. In essence, they are the Non-Regional Center. See a two minute video that describes how it works: http://e3investmentgroup.com/the-non-regional-center. If you would like to learn more, kindly email or feel free to call us directly. Matt Gordon, Attorney at Law, CEO, E3 Investment Group, The Non-Regional Center, Email: matt.gordon@E3investmentgroup.com; Cell: 646-402-5000; Website: http://www.E3investmentgroup.com

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