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  • March 16 - Immigration Lessons from Canada

    Comment: Immigration Lessons from Canada
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the virtues of Canada's private Refugee system, Also find the Senate testimonies of ICE and USCIS directors on The Security of U.S. Visa Programs

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Canada's Private Refugee System Fosters Generosity, Acceptance, Kindness. By Wendy McElroy

    Article: For Terrorism, Immigration Laws Miss the Point. By Scott Stewart et. al.

    Article: Immigration Is About Hope For a Better Life. By Radlyn Mendoza, Esq.

    Blogging: Will Canada Build (or Pay For) a Wall? Canada's Asylum System: Part 1. By Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Director Senate Committee Testimony on "The Security of U.S. Visa Programs"

    News: ICE Director Senate Committee Testimony on "The Security of U.S. Visa Programs"

    News: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 Beginning April 1, 2016

    Focus: 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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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    San Francisco, CA. Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale is looking for two employment-based immigration paralegals (financial district). Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients. We are replacing two full-time positions for experienced immigration paralegals in the employment-based immigration team. The paralegal positions will assist attorneys in preparation of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions (both employment-based and family-based), applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and labor certification, and may also be involved with deportation cases. Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree, 1-5 yrs of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to pljobs@vblaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    San Francisco, CA. Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale looking for two family and removal defense immigration paralegals (financial district). Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients. We are replacing two full-time positions for experienced immigration paralegals. The positions will support attorneys handling removal defense and litigation before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts; preparing and filing immigrant visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and other administrative applications before the Department of Homeland Security. Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree, 1-5 yrs of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to pljobs@vblaw.com. In the subject line, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    NORTHERN NEW JERSEY (RIDGEWOOD): Law Firm with offices in NJ, NY, Indiana, India and Canada seeks Immigration Paralegals for several positions. Duties consist of preparation of business-based petitions (H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, etc.). Experience with I-9 Form and DOL Audits a plus. Assist corporate clients with complete PERM application process. Family immigration experience a plus. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work with clients and employees to provide spectrum of immigration services including responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE), etc. Perform research using all available immigration tools. Education and/or Experience: Requires: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience with US immigration law process. Preferred: Paralegal Certificate and ANY Foreign Language. We sponsor. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter and salary requirements and resume to info@visaserve.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Chattanooga, TN. The Chattanooga office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz seeks a litigation associate with more than two years of complex business immigration law experience to join the Firm\'s Global Immigration Group. Academically distinguished applicants who have excellent writing, research and analytical skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse immigration practice. This is a terrific opportunity to gain sophisticated hands-on experience in a thriving global immigration practice with significant client contact and potential for career advancement. We seek a bright, hardworking associate with good judgment and attention to detail. For consideration, please submit a cover letter (referencing job posting #578) resume and law school transcript to Helen Beasley, Recruiting Assistant, at lateral@bakerdonelson.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    San Diego, CA - Larrabee Albi Coker LLP, a boutique employment-based immigration law firm, is looking to hire an experienced paralegal. Required academic and professional qualifications: A four-year bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program; at least 2 years of experience working with non-immigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, O-1 and others) or permanent residency processes (including PERM, I-140 and Adjustment of Status); strong written and oral communication skills; ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment; proficient knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office. Experience with an immigration tracking system desired. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation; drafting petition forms and support letters; corresponding with clients and government officials under attorney supervision; managing document collection, deadlines, and case tracking. LAC offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative and congenial work environment. Please apply at hr@larrabee.com.

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    Letters of the Week: Ronald D. Roberts, Roger Algase

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    April 6, 2016, 2 - 3:30pm (Eastern), Falls Church, VA. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) will hold a stakeholder meeting. Interested parties are invited to submit questions in advance, which will be used to inform the meeting agenda. Location: 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1800, Falls Church, VA. To RSVP and submit proposed agenda items for the meeting, please contact EOIR Outreach Director Nathan Berkeley at EngageWithEOIR@usdoj.gov by noon on Friday, March 18, 2016. For more information see here.


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