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  • June 15 - In Memoriam

    Comment: In Memoriam
    Immigration Daily and Chinese Immigration Daily note the untimely passing away of Gregory White, partner at Seyfarth Shaw, whose practice was focused on EB5 corporate and securities law (the law firm kindly provided this link to his bio on the funeral home website, where arrangements for final services can also be found). It is Immigration Daily's (and Chinese Immigration Daily's) contention that EB5 is an important part of the immigration firmament, and that clean securities practices are essential to healthy EB5. Greg White was one of the foremost proponents of proper securities procedure in EB5. A practitioner's work is always client-centered and Greg put in many a midnight hour for his clients in his 3 decades plus in practice (see note from a client below). Greg recently spoke at events for migration agents in Taipei and Shanghai, see below the note from the co-host of the events there (in Mandarin and in English). Greg co-wrote the chapter on securities law in previous and forthcoming editions of THE EB5 BOOK, see below the note by the volume's Editor. Greg also participated in a cooperative endeavor by a few securities attorneys to develop EB5 integrity measures for enactment by Congress, which were recently delivered to the Judiciary committee staffs in both chambers (see below note by one of the attorneys involved in that effort, also below are notes from IIUSA and a non-client RC noting Greg's interest in compliance). One day, when a clean and investor-friendly EB5 market arrives (and it will), Greg White's work will have contributed to the dawn of that day.

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    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.

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    Mountain View, CA - Boutique immigration firm for startups and investors seeks paralegal with employment-based immigration law experience to assist attorney by researching law, investigating facts, and preparing documents on cases such as EB-5s, H-1Bs, E-2s, Ls, PERMs, adjustments of status, and naturalization. Also responsible for talking and meeting with clients, creating files and filing documents. Full time preferred, but reduced hours and/or flexible schedule is available. Employment-based immigration experience is required and familiarity with INSZoom software is preferred. Please email info@alcornimmigrationlaw.com to apply.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    New York, NY - Well-regarded boutique immigration law firm is seeking a legal assistant who is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience, be proficient in Mac applications, and have outstanding case management and organizational skills. To apply, please send resumes to sxc@ppid.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    New Jersey. Growing Central NJ law firm seeks Bi-lingual, English/Spanish immigration attorney with at least 2 years experience with removal defense, motions, appeals. Criminal experience a plus. Must have strong interpersonal skills and good work ethic. Very competitive compensation package for right candidate. Great opportunity for someone with entrepreneurial spirit. Send resume to: Lawmind16@gmail.com.

    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 Attorney
    Providence, RI. The Providence, Rhode Island office of Green and Spiegel US LLC seeks an entry level associate to join our boutique business immigration law firm. Applicants with experience handling all aspects of business (employment) immigration (Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN; and Immigrant visas, including PERM cases, EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researchers) and family immigration (IR, I-130s, Waivers) will be given preferred status. Ideal candidate will be adept at efficient case handling, exhibit keen attention to detail, have a strong academic background, great analytical and writing skills, and be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative. Spanish language skills a plus. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Andrew Rodgers, Associate Attorney, arodgers@gands-us.com.

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    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    June 16, 2016, 2 - 3:30pm (Eastern). The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman will hold a teleconference on issues related to the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program. This teleconference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to hear about the current situation affecting SIJ applicants and an opportunity to share concerns and experiences. RSVP with "SIJ Teleconference" in the subject line by Wednesday, June 15, 2016 to CISOmbudsman.PublicAffairs@hq.dhs.gov. Teleconference call-in information will be provided upon RSVP.

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