Comment: Reduced Seminar Prices is pleased to announce that all seminar prices have been reduced by 50%. Now, for the price of one session, you can participate in all three sessions of the seminar series. In other words, you get 3 60-minute phone sessions for $199. Currently, there are three seminar series ongoing: I-9 and E-Verify For Experts , Removal For Experts, and Physician Immigration For Experts.

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Focus: The EB-5 Book Discounted Price
We are pleased to announce that the new comprehensive book on EB5 matters is now available at a discounted price.
Editors: Paul Ruby and Phil Cohen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney, Michael Gibson, Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose E. LaTour, Daniel B. Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth and Joseph Whalen
The book outline is as follows:

I. For Immigration Attorneys

  • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects by Jose Latour
  • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer
  • How to Lawfully Advise Your Clients About Regional Center Choices by John Roth
  • Advising Investors: Pre- Post-I-526 approval by Laura Danielson
  • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After Immigrating to the U.S. by David Hirson
  • Practice Pointers: I-526 Petitions by Paul Ruby
  • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues by Robert Gaffney
  • Country-Specific Issues: How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Investments by Elizabeth Peng
  • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions by Jennifer Hermansky
  • 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
II. The EB-5 Program For Regional Centers, Project Developers and Investors by Phil Cohen

  • Section 1: EB-5 Program Overview
  • Section 2: Key Logistical & Legal Issues
  • Section 3: Groundwork Before Getting Started
  • Section 4: Your EB-5 Team
  • Section 5: Getting to Work on Building Your I-924 Submission Package
  • Section 6: Positioning and Marketing to Foreign Investors
  • Section 7: Admitting Investors
  • Section 8: Financial Overview
  • Section 9: The Direct/ Individual Investor EB-5 Option
  • Section 10: Keeping Up to Date
  • Glossary
  • EB-5 Resources
  • Appendix A: Compendium of Instructions and USCIS Requirements
  • for I-924
  • Appendix B: Precedent Decisions
  • Appendix C: Sample Letter to Economists

III. Resource Materials

Part IV: CD-ROM Resource Materials

Order your copy today: Online or by Fax.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Downtown New York City firm is seeking a full-time, experienced, Spanish-speaking immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of immigration experience in preparing and assembling immigration packages to be submitted to USCIS for IV processes, with I-30 Alien Relative Petitions, I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status, I-360 VAWA petitions, I-765, Employment Authorization, and I-140 Employment-Based petitions. Fluency in Spanish is essential; College degree preferred. Other qualifications include excellent writing and communication skills, proofing and reviewing applications and legal forms, ability to work independently or with supervision, ability to work well with Supervising Attorney. Punctuality and reliability are a must; references and background checks are needed. To apply, please email

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 17-18, 2013) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14.5 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is March 31, 2013. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
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