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  • May 18 - Defending the Defenseless

    Comment: Defending the Defenseless
    Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including a report from the American Immigration Council on children in immigration court. Also find an article on recent SEC actions concerning the EB-5 Visa program, and a blog on the Obama Administration being charged with violating court order on detaining refugee children.

    Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com

    Article: Children in Immigration Court: Over 95 Percent Represented by an Attorney Appear in Court. By American Immigration Council


    Blogging: Obama Admin Charged with Violating Court Order on Detaining Refugee Children. By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: The Great S-Visa Hoax. By Jason Dzubow

    Blogging: UPDATES ON THE VISA BULLETIN. By Chris Musillo

    Blogging: November 9, 2016: Trump Announces Ban On All Immigration. By Roger Algase

    News: USCIS Policy Memorandum Designating Matter of L-S-M- as an Adopted Decision

    News: EOIR Opens Immigration Court in Aurora, CO

    News: USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for June 2016

    Focus: Chinese Student Events in USA (Reg D offerings and law firms seeking Chinese clientele)
    Chinese international students are coming to the US in dramatically increased numbers. The explosion in undergrad Chinese students started a few years ago and continues. For EB-5 purposes Chinese students offer the best prospects. We have been conducting events since 2014 educating Chinese Students on EB-5 in New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Michigan and California. We will be conducting similar events in other locations soon. For each city we promote the event to multiple campuses across the metropolitan region; this can vary from ten to twenty campuses per city. The time frame for the events is determined based on the academic calendar. These are short evening events that require a short single night stay trip from the sponsoring Regional Center or law firm. During the educational event covering the students' immigration options the sponsor makes a short presentation about their project or law firm. The event structure allows for plenty of networking opportunities with students. These events are available only to Regional Centers that use Regulation-D or to law firms, and we require clients to consult a securities attorney before signing up for these events. For more information please contact us at tel: 212-545-0818 or write to us at webmaster@ilw.com.

    Headline: Ariz. rights group asks court to reconsider allowing workplace raids Click here
    Headline: Latinos for Trump: anatomy of an unlikely voter bloc Click here
    Headline: Connect the Dots, Say the Authors of a Newly Re-Issued Report: "From Know-Nothings to KKK to Tanton to Trump." Click here
    Headline: Obama's Guileful Deportations Are Timed to Boost Clinton Click here
    Headline: Does Wake's Partnership with ICE Make Immigrant Communities Less Safe? Click here
    Headline: New York will allow some undocumented immigrants to teach and practice medicine Click here
    Headline: 5 facts about the U.S. rank in worldwide migration - Pew Research Center Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP seeks a mid-level associate to join our Immigration practice group. Applicants should have three to five years of experience handling all aspects of business (employment) immigration and managing clients with Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN; and Immigrant visas, including a high degree of success with PERM cases, as well as EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researchers. Experience should include consular processing and employer compliance counseling. Focus on efficient case handling and high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, great analytical and writing skills, and be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via email to: Jerry Perry, Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development jperry@taftlaw.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Safe Passage Project is seeking to create a powerful new program model and to launch a new chapter with the help of a dynamic, dedicated leader who will serve as the new Executive Director ("ED"). Safe Passage Project has grown rapidly since 2013 in response to a dramatic increase in the number of youth needing assistance and representation in immigration court. The new ED will need to rise to these challenges and opportunities with strategic skills in fundraising, management and building support from many different stakeholders. The successful candidate will be an intelligent self-starter and strong fiscal manager aligned to the mission of Safe Passage Project. The ED must be able to represent the organization skillfully in the community; build partnerships; advocate on behalf of Safe Passage Project, its clients, and its mission; and work closely with the Board and the organization's supporters. We seek someone who can bring long-term stability, who can both manage and inspire staff, and who will maintain flexibility as the needs of our clients and volunteers change. The ED will be responsible for maximizing resources (raising significant financial support every year), managing staff and volunteers, and serving as the external (and internal) face of the organization. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Megan Eiss-Proctor at recruiting@safepassageproject.org Applications reviewed upon submission. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2016 or until the position is filled.

    Foreign Credential Evaluations
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    Letters of the Week: Nolan Rappaport, Roger Algase

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    May 24, 2016, 1 - 2pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a stakeholder teleconference to discuss the revised Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver. During the session, USCIS officials will outline the changes to Form I-912 and answer stakeholder questions. These changes affect the form and form instructions only, not our fee waiver policy. For more information and registration instructions see here.

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    Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong
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