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  • Sep 1 - Hispanic Republicans Abandon Ship

    Comment: Hispanic Republicans Abandon Ship
    After Donald Trump's long anticipated immigration speech which simply reiterated his worst words on immigration, Politico reports that many Republican Hispanic leaders who feel betrayed are abandoning ship.

    Jacob Monty, a member of Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, quickly resigned after the speech. Another member, Ramiro Pena, a Texas pastor, said Trump's speech likely cost him the election and said he'd have to reconsider being part of a "scam." And Alfonso Aguilar, the president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, said in an interview that he is "inclined" to pull his support.

    "I was a strong supporter of Donald Trump when I believed he was going to address the immigration problem realistically and compassionately," said Monty, a Houston attorney who has aggressively made the Latino case for Trump. "What I heard today was not realistic and not compassionate."

    "I am so sorry but I believe Mr. Trump lost the election tonight," said Pena, a pastor at Waco's Christ the King Church. "The 'National Hispanic Advisory Council' seems to be simply for optics and I do not have the time or energy for a scam."

    "It's so disappointing because we feel we took a chance, a very risky chance," Aguilar said. "We decided to make a big U-turn to see if we could make him change. We thought we were moving in the right direction... we're disappointed. We feel misled."

    Just as Donald Trump used the President of Mexico for a photo-op and then stabbed him in the back within hours, looks like he did the same to many Hispanic leaders who had trusted what he said to them in private. This is a recurring pattern with Donald Trump, who is obviously not ready for prime time. Those Republicans who have hitched on to the Trump ship risk going down with it in November, unless Mr. Trump throws them overboard even before November.

    Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

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    Focus: The EB-5 Summit, Washington, DC - Final Deadline - September 6th
    The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on September 9th in Washington, DC. The speakers include Ignacio Donoso (Discussion Leader), Peyman Attari, Roger Christoph, Coleen Danaher, Matt Gordon, Benjamin Hu, Lee Li, Dawn Lurie, David Morris, Jerry Siegan, Dennis Tristani and Rob Winner. This event is sponsored by AISA, Keystone Solutions, E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:

    • Deal Structures in EB-5 Funds
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    • Winning Source of Funds Preparation Strategies for I-526 Petitions
    • Organizational Structures in the EB-5 Program
    • Legislative Update and Repercussions of Jay Peak and Update on EB-5 Litigation
    • Securities Issues in EB-5
    • Managing Information and Documents for Preparing the I-829 Petition
    • Advising Investors on Suitable EB-5 Projects
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    For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, and to register, please see: Online
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    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Houston, TX - Zemp Law Group is a leading immigration law firm, based in Houston, TX and in Calgary, AB that strives to deliver the best and most efficient immigration solutions for clients. Zemp Law Group has attorneys licensed both in the United States and in Canada. In addition to immigration solutions, Zemp Law Group advises its clients on corporate and business law matters. Responsibilities: Assist with the establishment of business entities, including state filings, as well as preparation of related corporate documents and various contracts. Also conduct research on various legal issues related to business entities and business growth, as assigned. Review and prepare non-immigrant and immigration petitions and applications. These include work permits, resident alien status and other US applications. Required Skills: Must have an understanding of employment-based immigration processes; Detail-oriented; Efficient; Reliable; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Maintains a positive attitude; Ability to prioritize tasks; Handle multi-tasking simultaneously; Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Qualifications: 8 years of work experience in immigration matters with some experience in corporate and business law matters. Compensation: Salary is commensurable to work experience. Retired individuals who can work part-time at home would be an excellent candidate. To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter including your salary requirements to: info@zemplaw.com. Please indicate "US Immigration/Corporate Paralegal" in the subject field.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Chattanooga, TN. The Chattanooga office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz seeks an associate with Spanish language fluency and more than two years of broad based immigration law experience, including such areas as removal, family, protection, domestic violence, child arrivals, and employment, to join the Firm's Global Immigration Group. Other language capabilities appreciated. 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 #582) resume and law school transcript to Helen Beasley, Recruiting Assistant, at lateral@bakerdonelson.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Attorney with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience with Hs, Ls, PERMs, and E visas. Experience should include consular processing, efficient case handling and client management, and great analytical and writing skills. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

    Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in providing support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures, and case management. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

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    ComingsNGoings: New Appointment
    NMS Capital Advisors, LLC a leading global focused investment banking firm and the leading investment bank in the EB-5 Sector, is pleased to announce that Mr. John Roth, Esq. has joined the firm as Managing Director working in the firm's EB-5 Practice Group.


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