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  • April 14 - Various Items

    Comment: Various Items
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the recent SEC action against a leading EB-5 Regional Center. Also find the SEC full complaint and press release, and a blog on that topic.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: A Cold Day in the Northern Kingdom. By Matt Gordon

    Article: Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States. By Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova

    Article: Unanticipated Work Locations and PERM. By Dino Palangic et. al.

    Blogging: SEC Charges Leading EB-5 Regional Center. By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Cannot Endorse Hillary Clinton. By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: Federal Jury Convicts Company Managers of Unlawfully Employing Undocumented Workers. By Bruce Buchanan

    Blogging: Lottery Is Not The Only Problem With Our Dysfunctional H-1B Visa System. By Roger Algase

    News: SEC Complaint Against a Vermont-Based Ski Resort and Related Businesses Under The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

    News: SEC Case Freezes Assets of Ski Resort Steeped in Fraudulent EB-5 Offerings

    News: USCIS Alert - Deadline to Apply for Citizenship and Integration Grants Is April 22

    News: SEVP Terminated Universal English Center Corporation SEVIS Access

    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

    Order your copy today: Online or by Fax.

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    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    A well-regarded mid-sized immigration boutique is seeking a Senior Associate for NIV processing with an excellent substantive and technical grasp of the NIV process based on 3+ years of experience doing NIV cases including H-1s, L-1s, New Office L-1s, and Entrepreneur H1Bs. Candidate must be able to handle a high-volume workload, fast-paced office environment, and must have the ability to think creatively to find legal solutions to client problems while remaining within the general case processing approach of the law firm. Attractive compensation package provided. To begin the interview process, please send your resume to seniorassociateresumes@gmail.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Washington, DC. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading international law firms is seeking a Senior Immigration Case Manager supporting the Labor & Employment-Immigration practice group resident in our Washington DC office. 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. Responsibilities: Provide client management and support with a wide variety of immigration matters; Case management aptitude and skill, the ability to assess and meet the needs of attorneys; Provide high level client support; Experience. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required; 5 years of relevant Case Management experience specifically in business Immigration Law; 10 years of total paralegal experience, preferably in a law firm or corporate law department setting; Result-oriented, works well under pressure, and can prioritize and balance competing demands; Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and computer skills; Advanced bilingual fluency in Japanese is a plus but not required. Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply go to https://www.morganlewis.com/careers. Select "PROSPECTIVE STAFF MEMBER" and click "GO". Then click "Search openings". In the field "Auto req ID" enter "765BR" and click Search.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    April 18, 2016, 3:30 - 5pm, (Eastern), Washington, DC. The Wilson Center will hold a discussion on "Beyond Migration: The Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Challenges of Immigrant Integration." Panelists will discuss the dilemmas of immigration control in Europe, as well as the longer-term issues of immigrant integration, identity, and belonging. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. For more information and RSVP see here.

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