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With the holidays approaching this is the ideal time to advertise job openings if you are an employer looking to hire the best and brightest. With the new year just around the corner and plenty of time to think on their hands during the holidays, many highly qualified immigration professionals begin to reevaluate their careers and are open to new opportunities. If you want to reach this audience, now is the ideal time to do so, if you wish to hire at the beginning of the new year. To place a classified, click here.

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The editors are Matt Gordon and Joseph Whalen. Articles by Laura
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  • I. Articles on EB-5

    • Introduction By: Matt Gordon

    • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues By
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    • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby

    • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases
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    • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions
      By: Jennifer Hermansky

    • EB-5 Issues: The Investors by Joseph Whalen

    • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide By
      John Roth

    • Advising Investors (pre-I-526 and post-I-526 approval) By
      Laura Danielson

    • EB-5 Issues: The Investment By Joseph Whalen

    • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and
      Their Projects By Jose E. Latour

    • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer

    • EB-5 Issues: Regional Centers By Joseph Whalen

    • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After
      Immigrating to the US: The Tax Implications of Immigration to
      High Income and High Net Worth Individuals By David Hirson

    • "The Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program from the
      Perspective of an Immigration Lawyer, or Past Performance is Not
      Indicative of Future Results." By Daniel B. Lundy

    • EB-5 Issues: Other Issues By Joseph Whalen

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