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  • November 2 - Top Links for October 2015

    Comment: Top Links for October 2015
    We feature the top articles and news items for October 2015 below:

    Articles

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    What were your favorite October 2015 articles? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Enforcement Overdrive: A Comprehensive Assessment of ICE's Criminal Alien Program. By Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., Mark Noferi, Esq., and Daniel E. Martinez, Ph.D.

    Article: VISA GATE; POTOMAC SERVICE CENTER. By Alan Lee, Esq.

    Article: WHY IS THE VISA RESTRICTED TO ONLY CERTAIN MULTINATIONAL EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS? By Joseph P. Whalen

    Blogging: Enforcement Overdrive: A Comprehensive Assessment of ICE's "Criminal Alien Program". By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: Should We Deport The Word "Alien" From Our Immigration Laws? By Roger Algase

    News: DOS Final Rule on Procedures for Issuing Visas

    Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
    Shipping Now! ILW.COM is pleased to announce Forming and Operating An EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide For Developers and Business Innovators. The lead Editor for this book is Angelo A. Paparelli and the Associate Editor is L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Contributing Authors are Louann Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Matt Gordon, Doug Hauer, Mark Katzoff, Robert F. Loughran, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and Ben Zou.
    The book outline is as follows:

    • Chapter 1. Introduction: Recent Developments, Evolution of EB-5, Regional Centers, Job Creation, Multiple Players etc.
    • Chapter 2. Navigating the Application Process: RC Job Creation Requirements, Input-Output Modeling Checklist, Roadmap Including Timeline for Submission, Forms, and Costs Involved, Required Forms, Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer
    • Chapter 3. I-924 Process, Tips and Best Practices: Applying for Regional Center Designation and Amendments, What to Include with the I-924 Form, Additional Considerations, I-924 Checklist, After Regional Center Status Approval, Immigration Requirements and Steps for Investors
    • Chapter 4. Sourcing, Vetting, and Attracting Investors: Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investors' Background, Use of Escrows in EB-5, Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center
    • Chapter 5. Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence: Organizational Structure - A Key to EB-5 Investor Recruitment, Management of the Job Creating Entity, Experience of the Management Team, PPM Due Diligence
    • Chapter 6. Organizational Law and Securities Considerations: Organizational Law Issues in the EB-5 Program, Application of Advanced Organizations Structures in the EB-5 Program, Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace, FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements, Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings
    • Chapter 7. Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context: USCIS Revocations of Regional Center Designations for Non-Compliance, Current Immigration Law Regarding Revocation of USCIS Designation, History of Fraud in Regional Centers, Best Practices and Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls and USCIS Requests for Additional Evidence
    • Chapter 8. Risk Management: A Note on Ethical and Risk Management Considerations: Representation of More than One Party in EB-5 Cases

    For additional information, including author biographies and to purchase, please see:
    Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.shtm
    Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.pdf

    Headline: Immigrants Caught at US Border Think Families Can Stay in US Click here
    Headline: U.S. House Speaker Ryan rules out work with Obama on immigration Click here
    Headline: Donald Trump Immigration Plan: Anthony Bourdain Against Trump's Deportation Proposal Click here
    Headline: Why Immigrant Detainees In California Just Launched A Hunger Strike Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Toronto, Canada. KPMG Law Immigration is seeking engaged, talented and collaborative US Lawyers who are looking to make a difference. Associate Lawyers are responsible for advising clients and employees in obtaining business visitor visas, work permits and any other US immigration needs in a timely and efficient manner. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients, including HR representatives, senior-level personnel and internal team members. Specifically, we are seeking a Attorneys capable of Managing NIV and IV caseload including TN, H-1B, L-1, PERM, J-1 among other applications. The Attorneys will also serve as one of the point of contacts for the client/employee, manage client relationships and address any issues of quality, time standards and communication and will be responsible for training immigration administrator/support staff which is a direct report; Skills & Qualifications: Law degree from an American law school along with admission to any US state bar. High volume Business Immigration law experience mandatory, knowledge of immigration practices and procedures. Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment. To learn more about pursuing this opportunity, go to Job Search, click "Search openings," then enter Job Function: Tax, Location: ON-Toronto, and click "Search." There you'll see the position "Associate Lawyer, KPMG Law US Immigration."

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Nassau County, NY. Nassau County Law Firm seeking Spanish speaking Immigration Attorney with 3-5 years of experience to form an affiliation with our firm. We are headquartered in Jericho, and we also maintain satellite offices in Huntington Station, Hempstead, Bayshore and Queens with plenty of walk-in opportunities. Attorney must be experienced in Immigration law and be fluent in Spanish. E mail kostrach@mklawnyc.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Houston, TX - Boutique law firm, with several offices nationally, is seeking an immigration paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in family and employment immigration. Duties will include preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, compiling and analyzing case facts, maintain client communication and documentation, Bi-lingual, Spanish-English preferred. To apply, please send your resume to durrani@durrani.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Madison, WI - Boutique law firm, with several offices nationally, is seeking an Immigration Attorney. Ideal opportunity for recent graduates. Little to no experience necessary - training will be provided on the job. Candidate must have strong verbal and written skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and should be computer proficient. To apply, please send your resume to durrani@durrani.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Milwaukee, WI - Boutique law firm, with several offices nationally, is seeking an Immigration Attorney. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in family and employment immigration. Candidate must have ability to maintain client communication, work independently and on a team. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. To apply, please send your resume to durrani@durrani.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Newark, NJ. Proskauer Rose, one of the nation's largest law firms, is seeking a 6 month contract Business Immigration Attorney for its growing Corporate immigration practice group in Newark, NJ. Contract position has potential to evolve into a permanent role for the right candidate. Must have 3-4 years of employment based immigration experience, working extensively with nonimmigrant (H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-1/E-2 etc.) and immigrant (PERM, I-140, I-485) visa petitions. Candidate must be an excellent writer who can prepare complex RFE responses, DOL motions, BALCA appeals, and extraordinary ability petitions for sophisticated clients in the finance, media and fashion industries. We are looking for an attorney who is equally comfortable acting independently to manage clients and heavy volume caseloads, while also willing to work within a team environment and take direction. The right candidate will possess a passion for immigration law, employ strong analytical skills, and fit in within our collegial and team-oriented environment. J.D. degree required with admission to any U.S. state bar. Prior experience managing paralegals, working with an immigration case management system, and having familiarity with billable hours are pluses. Please email your resume, cover letter, professional writing sample, and a list of references to Dorothy Veldran at dveldran@proskauer.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. - Morgan Lewis is currently seeking an Immigration Paralegal for the Immigration Practice Group who will be resident in our Washington, DC office. The responsibilities include providing the highest levels of client service in the preparation of a broad range of business immigration matters (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1, E-2, O-1; -PERM, I-40, AOS). The internationally recognized immigration practice is dynamic and collegial, with excellent opportunities for professional growth, and the tools and support of one of the world\'s largest full-service law firms. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience in business immigration and an interest in pursuing business immigration as a career. The candidate should also have case management aptitude and skill, good independent judgment and analytical skills, a working knowledge and application of legal processes applied in immigration law, demonstrated organizational and technical skills, and the ability to function as part of a team. The ability to work well under pressure and prioritize and balance competing demands are a must. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. http://www.morganlewis.com/careers. Send resumes to jeid@morganlewis.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. - Immigration law firm in the Dupont Circle area seeks an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in business/family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.). Bachelors degree required. Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE. http://www.immigrationgroup.com.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    November 3, 2015, 6:30pm - 9pm, New York, NY. The Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association will hold a panel discussion on "Crisis and Chaos: Delays in the Immigration Courts. What is the Cause, and is There a Solution?" Location: Great Hall, New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY. This event is open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. For more information see here.


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