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  • August 30 - Immigration Executive Order, Immigration Court, and Hurricane Harvey

    Comment: Immigration Executive Order, Immigration Court, and Hurricane Harvey
    Today's Immigration Daily features several items of interest, including articles on the Immigration Executive Order, Immigration Court, and Hurricane Harvey. Please scroll below to find the item(s) of interest to you. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

    Article: Understanding the Dangerous Implications of President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order By Walter Ewing

    Blogging: Where You Live Impacts Ability To Obtain Representation in Immigration Court By Matthew Kolken

    Blogging: I-9 Violations Cannot be Alleged by a Complainant in Discrimination Complaint By Bruce Buchanan

    News: USCIS Alerts Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services

    Focus: Major Marketing Success in EB5

    Change in EB5 Market – its all about marketing

    Old EB5 Model – Seller’s Market

    New EB5 Model – Buyer’s Market


    Small number of RCs

    (Merely project plus USCIS approval sufficient for investment success)

    Large number of RCs

    (USCIS approval & good project are just commodities)


    Only China

    Multiple markets:

    China, India, Vietnam, etc.


    RC gets project and USCIS approval;

    Chinese Agent does SOF and Sales

    Breakup of functions:

    SOF by US immigration attorneys, Marketing by RCs,

    Sales by agents

    (A Good Project and USCIS approval are now commodities due to the large number of RCs with both)


    Marketing NOT necessary for success (because market was a seller’s market with more demand than supply)

    Marketing Necessary for success (because market is now buyer’s market with more supply than demand)

    EB5 Marketing – real world experience

    ILW experience with marketing: Mixed results 2013-2016

    • Many failures in oil economies of Middle East
    • Modest success in India and Taiwan

    ILW experience with marketing: Major success 2016-2017

    • Expo format gets results for many clients in many countries
    • Major Success in new market - Client who made many investments 2015 to 2017 hits ball out of the park in NEW top 7 EB5 country

    Requirements for major success:

    • Patience for results – it takes years not months
    • Commitment to a market through repeated visits to master its nuances
    • Major investment in marketing
    • ILW can help you succeed – call 212-545-0818 or click here for more info

    Headline: Trump's Legal Immigration Stance Could Be Felt Hard in Hawaii Click here
    Headline: L.A. Mayor: Repealing DACA Would Hurt Hurricane Harvey Recovery Click here
    Headline: Harvey's Worst Flooding "Not Yet Over" in Southeast Texas, Governor Says -- Live Updates Click here
    Headline: Democrats Need A More Coherent Immigration Policy Click here
    Headline: Arpaio Pardon Wrong Way to Tackle Immigration Issue Click here

    Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    Miami, FL - Visa Franchise (www.visafranchise.com) is recruiting a full-time Client Services Manager at our headquarters in Miami, FL. The position entails acting as the main point of contact for Visa Franchise clients as well as business partners. The focus is on servicing clients through in-person, phone, and video conferencing meetings. Additionally, the Client Services Manager will be tasked with contacting and interacting with potential franchise partners as they are added to the Visa Franchise platform. As the company is still growing rapidly, the Client Services Manager will also assist with other aspects of the business such as event marketing, prospect outreach, and franchise analysis. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Fluent in English and second language required (Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French), Strong ability to work with and communicate with others including clients, prospects, and franchise partners, Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment, and be able to work effectively autonomously when required, Ability for writing, facilitating, and presenting analyses, High level of intellectual curiosity about new industries and businesses and be must generate concrete results through that curiosity, 0-5 years of job experience, preferably in a client-facing role. If interested, send email to inquiries@visafranchise.com

    Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    New York, NY - Immigration lawyer (Midtown, Manhattan) - Boutique business immigration firm seeks Associate with 3+ years of experience & a demonstrated passion for the field. Must have extensive experience handling PERMs, full range of NIV (esp. H & L) and IV petitions. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong initiative, ability to handle a high volume and diverse case load, top-tier English writing and communication skills, and excellent organizational skills. Compensation package commensurate with experience and skills. Outstanding environment, team oriented. Please email cover letter, resume & 2 relevant writing samples to: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com

    Letters of the Week: Jean Luc Galy, Noah Tawl

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
    Immigration and the American Dream By Dr. Suhayl Jamil Farha - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 198 pages, ISBN: 978-1535153935, $11.99 https://www.amazon.com/IMMIGRATION-A.../dp/1535153938

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