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Focus: EB-5 Regional Center Free Seminar

The second session of the monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centersand for developers and dealmakes planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establishsyndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors will be taking place Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

This 30-minute session is presented at no charge. The session this month features Angelo Paparelli as the Discussion Leader and Suzanne Lazicki as the guest speaker. The topics to be covered this month are as follows:

Developing and Amending EB-5 Business Plans for Regional Centers

  • Differences between a commercially acceptable business plan and a plan used to accompany USCIS Forms I-924 and I-526
  • Essential components of a USCIS-approvable business plan under Matter of Ho and current USCIS requirements
  • Tips, traps, and best practices in developing the business plan
  • Your questions answered

Please note that this seminar is presented for EB-5 Principals, Senior Staff, In-House Counsel, and Designated Outside 924 Counsel only.

For additional information and speaker biographies, please see:

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Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY - Klasko Law is seeking immigration attorneys at all levels to work with investors to document eligibility for EB-5 immigration, advising on alternatives, and guiding investors through the US immigration process. Experience with EB-5 visas and managing a team of paralegals is a plus. The ideal candidate will have excellent credentials and good client relations skills, and will be interested in working on challenging cases in this growing area of immigration law. For additional information, please visit and Email your resume to for prompt and confidential consideration.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 5 - UC San Diego - 6:00pm - UC San Diego, Earl Warren College, and California Western School of Law, San Diego are sponsoring a lecture by Gabriel J. Chin titled "Federalism at the Border: Immigration Policy and the States". Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases seem to send opposite messages about the hundreds of recent state and local laws regulating noncitizens. One decision upheld Arizona's law imposing sanctions on employers hiring undocumented workers, while the other struck down many parts of that state's notorious SB1070, designed to drive out undocumented people using a policy of "attrition through enforcement." Attend this lecture where Mr. Chin will address such questions as where the line is between valid state assistance to the federal government and unconstitutionally establishing independent state immigration policies. For more information, contact Warren College at

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