Comment: CIR For Jobs
A column in The Tennessean argues that, at its core, immigration is an economic issue, and that to live with our current broken immigration system is like trying to operate a business with the business practices of the sixties.

"A recent study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute and the Partnership for a New American Economy found that for every 100 immigrants who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. and then stay to work in technical fields, 262 jobs are created for other American workers. That means we create more than 2.5 new jobs for every future foreign-born scientist, engineer, doctor or entrepreneur we can attract, train and keep in the U.S. No surprise since 76 percent of patents that the top 10 U.S. patent-producing universities received in 2011 had an immigrant inventor."
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Focus: EB-5 Regional Center Free Roundatable
The third session of the monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers, and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors will be taking place Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

This 30-minutes session is presented at no charge. The session this month features Angelo Paparelli as the Discussion Leader and Jennifer Mercier Moseley as the guest speaker. The topic to be covered this month is The SEC's Civil Suit against Chicago-based Regional Center and its implications for the EB-5 industry.

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