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  • Apr 20 - Rural Immigration

    Comment: Rural Immigration
    Center for Rural Strategy has released a study that shows the positive impact of immigration on rural areas.

    Rural counties with more immigrants also tend to be performing better economically. Rural America's foreign-born residents may be moving to counties that have more jobs, but immigrants also create more economic opportunity when they get there, economists say. Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., the author of the study, looked at the percentage of a rural county's population that was born beyond U.S. borders and correlated that information with some basic economic data. He found that, in general, as the proportion of the immigrant population grows in rural areas, positive economic indicators like per capita market income rise, as well. And negative economic indicators like the rate of poverty and unemployment go down.

    Rural America is plagued by serious loss of population, and these communities are being saved by the influx of immigrants. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Ten Myths of High-Skilled Immigration. By Adams B. Nager and Robert D. Atkinson

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    Article: Ensuring Canadian Embassy/Consulate Immigration Information is Current. By Benjamin A. Kranc

    Blogging: OSC Publishes Technical Assistance Letter on Texas Executive Order. By Bruce Buchanan

    Bloggings By Roger Algase: Immigration's Dark Side, Pt. 2: Europe, South Africa - and America; H-1B Cap Crisis is Due to Anti-Immigrant Paranoia, Not H-1B Defects.

    News: OIG Report on ICE Detainee Air Transportation Program

    Focus: Hot off the Press: The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition Shipping Now
    The 2014-2015 Edition of The EB-5 Book is shipping Now! The editors are Matt Gordon, Angelo A. Paparelli, and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Articles by Laura Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Robert Gaffney, Adam D. Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman E. Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Daniel B. Lundy, John Neill, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Sarah A. Schroeder, Reid Thomas, Gregory White, and Ben Zou.

    The new edition includes two articles on Chinese retrogression and its consequences - the only EB-5 book with articles written on retrogression AFTER DoS's announcement of retrogression.

    The outline is as follows:

    I. Articles on EB-5

    • Introduction By: Matt Gordon
    • The Numerical Limits on EB-5 Visas for Natives of China, and the Likely Effects of a Quota Backlog on the EB-5 Industry by Daniel B. Lundy
    • EB-5 China Retrogression: Considerations for Investors and Regional Centers by Parisa K. Karaahmet and Sarah A. Schroeder
    • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues by Robert P. Gaffney
    • Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investor's Background by Ben Zou and Laura Danielson
    • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby and Lily Li
    • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases by Elizabeth Peng
    • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investors' Conditions by Elizabeth Peng and Jennifer Hermansky
    • Use of Escrows in EB-5 by Reid Thomas
    • Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center by John Roth
    • Relevance of US Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace by Sherman Golden and Michael Dunn
    • FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements by Douglas Hauer, Steve Ganis, and Adam Gale
    • Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings by Gregory White, Mark Katzoff, and Angelo Paparelli
    • EB-5 Regional Center Job Creation Requirements by John Neill
    • Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer by Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens
    • I-924 Process, Tips, and Best Practice by Angelo A. Paparelli and Brandon Meyer
    • Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence by Louann Bronstein
    • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide by John Roth
    • Learning from the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context by Robert Loughran

    II. Resource Material

    • Section 1: Cases
    • Section 2: Forms
    • Section 3: Memoranda

    III. CD-ROM Resource Materials

    • Statutes
    • Regulations
    • Federal Court Cases
    • BIA Cases
    • Forms
    • Memoranda
    • Weblinks
    • Miscellaneous

    Order your copy today: Online or by Fax.

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Florham Park, NJ. Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Florham Park, NJ location for a mid-level business immigration attorney. Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years' experience specifically in business immigration, including extensive experience in non-immigrant and immigrant visas and PERM applications. Additional requirements include excellent client service and communication skills, case management, productivity, well-developed organizational skills and advanced writing and analytical 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! Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Mary Ellen Dolan at dolanm@gtlaw.com. 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. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    San Jose, CA or Austin, TX. Graham Adair (www.grahamadair.com) is seeking to fill an opening for an attorney with 5+ years of experience. This role is available at the firm's location in either San Jose, California or Austin, Texas. It requires broad knowledge of employment-based immigration matters. You will work with a team of paralegals and have direct contact with employees, managers, and other professionals. Competitive salary and benefits to the right candidate. Email resume and a letter of interest to info@grahamadair.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Business Immigration Paralegal Clerk - Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Houston, TX location for a paralegal clerk to work in the Business Immigration and Compliance practice group. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1-3 years administrative/paralegal experience supporting multiple people in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Prior immigration experience and/or law firm experience is desired. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, prioritize their workload and work well under pressure. Ability to meet strict deadlines is essential. Excellent interpersonal, computer, written and verbal communication skills are a must. Proficiency with MS Office suite is required. Responsibilities include: maintaining client files, drafting letters and forms, data entry, updating information and uploading documents into an immigration case management system, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, entering time, preparing client intakes, answering phones, maintaining calendars, coordinating meetings and travel, and preparing expense reports. This is a hybrid position which consists of non-billable admin duties as well as billable junior paralegal duties. Flexibility to work overtime is a must. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement via email to Yolanda Ramirez at ramirezy@gtlaw.com. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto or Calgary, Canada. PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP is an immigration law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Canada that provides strategic advice in all aspects of Canadian, U.S. and global immigration. PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP is part of PwC's global immigration network with over 1000 people in 128 countries. The Opportunity: US Lawyer, Immigration. Managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and 3 years of U.S. corporate immigration experience. Education, Professional Development & Work Experience: Law Degree; US Bar; 3+ years of US business immigration experience, with a focus on B-1, H-1B, L-1, TN, immigrant petitions and PERM filings; Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential, including the ability to relate to people at all levels; Ability to demonstrate analytical and complex problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment; Exceptional client care. Please apply through our website at www.pwc.com/ca/careers.

    Chinese EB-5 Marketing
    EB-5 Supermarket is one of the top Chinese media and marketing companies that specializes in the EB-5 immigrant investment market. It is a direct gateway between the U.S. EB-5 project developers, EB-5 Regional centers, EB-5 professionals, U.S. immigration attorneys, Chinese immigration agencies and Chinese investors in China. If you are planning to promote your EB-5 projects or services to China market, EB-5 Supermarket is the only one you need to talk with. We offer an one-stop marketing plan for doing business in China, including bilingual marketing collateral, online/offline national promotion, interpretation and coordination with your authorized Chinese immigration agencies, brokers and other services provider to promote your investment projects in China. Moreover, our top-notch marketing team as well as the strong network in China will bring you unbelievable value. Our special working process will condense all the advantages and deliver the highlights of your project in the most effective and efficient way! Please contact us contact our Chicago office at (630)701-6163 or Email: eb5supermarket@gmail.com Website: http://www.eb5supermarket.com/index.php/lianxiwomen.

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