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  • May 12 - The June 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

    Comment: The June 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!
    Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has been updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

    ILW Green Card Survey Tracker provides a unique way to estimate the availability date for green card applications. Unlike other estimation methods, which rely on mechanical or mathematical calculations, this tracker tabulates predictions from immigrants and immigration professionals concerning availability dates for various categories of green card applications. Give it a try and share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: EQUATING IMMIGRANTS TO GREENHOUSE GASES: IS THIS A VALID BASIS FOR STANDING TO SUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? By Cyrus D. Mehta

    Article: When The Sole Issue On Appeal Is A National Interest Waiver. By Joseph P. Whalen

    Blogging: JUNE 2015 VISA BULLETIN. By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: JUNE VISA BULLETIN: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. By Carl Shusterman

    Blogging: Denying Birthright Citizenship: Chinese Then, Latinos Now? Pt.1. By Roger Algase

    Blogging: Husband Begs Obama to Release Wife and Daughter After 11 Months in Deportation Jail. By Matthew Kolken

    News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for June 2015

    News: USCIS Reminder of Federal Register Comment Period for Revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver

    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

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
    June 2, 10:30am ET, June 8 10:30am ET,June 8, 3:00pm ET. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold webinars to explain the online filing system for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. Topics will include: How to submit a Form I-90 electronically, and pay the required fees in one transaction; How to access specific and timely case status information; and How to respond to requests for evidence electronically. Registration for each session is limited 125 and will close on May 22, 2015. For more information see here.


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