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Article: How New Guidance Improves a Waiver Program to Limit Family Separations. By Beth Werlin



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Focus: The EB-5 Summit, Los Angeles, CA - Early Bird Registration Deadline

The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on February 20th in Los Angeles, CA. The speakers include Angelo Paparelli (discussion leader), Matt Gordon, John Roth, Reid Thomas and others to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:





  • Where does EB-5 fit in the Capital Stack

  • How does one find investors

  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project

  • Developing the I-924 Application

  • I-526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues

  • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation

  • Funds Administration

  • The Non-Regional Center Concept

  • Security Issues in EB-5

  • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters





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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal

Chicago, IL, Sidley Austin LLP. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare a wide variety of business-based nonimmigrant petitions (H-1B, H-3, TN, E, J-1, L-1 and O-1). Assist with corporate clients with PERM application process. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work closely with our clients' and their employees and families to provide comprehensive immigration service through the application process, including responses to applications, Requests for Evidence, interviews and compliance. Compile and maintain records of immigration forms, other documentation and records of activity on behalf of corporate clients' employees. Review immigration regulations and be able to apply them to various case scenarios. Perform research using all available immigration research tools including government agencies' websites. Education and/or Experience: Required: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Writing sample must be submitted with resume; Minimum of 4 years of experience with the corporate immigration process. Preferred : Paralegal Certificate; Proficient in LawLogix. Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills; Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills; Strong sense of good judgment; Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills; A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. To apply: staffcareers@sidley.com.





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Immigration Law Certificate

Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register,
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