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  • January 15 - The Need To Increase EB-5 Quotas

    Comment: The Need To Increase EB-5 Quotas
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article "Winning the Numbers Game" on the need to increase EB-5 quotas. Read a blog about the positive impact of a new regulation on work authorization for high-skilled workers. Also find the entire text of the aforementioned Final Rule which was posted today.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Winning the Numbers Game. By H. Ronald Klasko

    Article: H-2B Cases Process - How it works post October 1 2015. By Dino Palangic et. al.


    Blogging: Jeb Bush: Trump's Ban on Muslim Immigration Harms US Foreign Policy. By Roger Algase

    News: DOL Updated 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule Job Order Content Checklist

    News: DHS Final Rule Enhancing Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants

    News: DHS Announces Final Rule Impacting Highly Skilled Workers

    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: Maryland says immigrant students staying home from school following ICE raids -Fox News Latino Click here
    Headline: Report: SCOTUS call on immigration appeal may come soon Click here
    Headline: Cruz: No Refugees 'From Countries Controlled by ISIS or Al Qaida' Click here
    Headline: U.S. justices consider taking Obama appeal on immigration action Click here
    Headline: 15 immigration facts that may surprise you Click here
    Headline: Rubio tries to sidestep his weakness on immigration. It's about the "crazies" now Click here
    Headline: Jails Refused to Hold Thousands of Immigrants for Feds Click here

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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    Letters of the Week: Shaikh Ahmed, Julian Ortuondo, Roger Algase

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    January 21, 2016, 2 - 3:30pm (Eastern). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will hold a Human Trafficking 101 webinar in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Representatives from the DHS Blue Campaign, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations will reveal the indicators of human trafficking, the process for investigating and prosecuting trafficking crimes, the protections available to immigrant victims including U and T visas, and existing resources for serving tribal communities. RSVP with "Human Trafficking Webinar" in the subject line by Tuesday, January 19, 2016 to CISOmbudsman.PublicAffairs@hq.dhs.gov.

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