Comment: More Candidate Statements
The 2013 election season for competitive AILA offices has started. Earlier this week, we carried campaign material from 7 out of the 11 candidates for competitive office. One more candidate has sent in material, and 3 candidates have sent in fuller statements (their initial ones were abbreviated). We carry below the latest material from the candidates, fulfilling our duty as the newspaper of record for the immigration law community. Please be advised that we have twice reminded (after the original invitation) each of the 3 remaining candidates to release a statement - however, it is the candidate's choice as to when they want to start their campaign (also please bear in mind that occasionally a candidate does campaign without releasing any material).

Running For AILA Treasurer: Annaluisa Padilla, Ken Rinzler
Running For AILA Board of Governors: Ally Bolour; Matthew I. Hirsch (short, long); Marketa Lindt; Sarah Peterson Stensrud; Greg Siskind; Ian Wagreich.

Blogging: LA Times and Denver Post Drop "Illegal Immigrant" Term by Greg Siskind

News: CRS Report on Southwest Border Violence - Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence

Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers - Washington, DC - Final Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 Washington, DC. Speakers include Ignacio Donoso, Elsie Hui Arias, John Barrett, Daren Di Nicola, Matt Gordon, Michele Buchanan, John Roth, Dawn M. Lurie, and Sam Udani. The curriculum is as follows:


  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing a Project
  • Economist Issues: TEAs, Job Creation Models, Tenant Occupancy Issues
  • Developing the 924 Application

Lunch Presentation

  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Application and Documenting Job Creation
  • Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Funds Administration
  • Current Trends In Finding Investors

For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here.
For the fax form, see here.

Don't delay, act today! The Final Deadline is May 7th!

Headline: Obama: US-Mexico Stereotypes Must Be Broken Click here
Headline: How The Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling Could Upend The Immigration Debate Click here
Headline: Rubio's pitch to conservatives on immigration reform: If you don't act, Obama will Click here
Headline: Immigration Is on Agenda for Obama in Mexico Click here
Headline: May Day demonstrators across U.S. demand immigration reform Click here
Headline: Showing Grass-Roots Support for Immigration Overhaul Click here
Headline: Over 600 scholars want immigration reform: Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan, LLp is seeking a Senior Paralegal to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse institutional clients. Egan, LLP has offices throughout Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate university degree or equivalent experience, 2+ years of high-volume business immigration experience. Must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail and have strong verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please vists the EY Career Website at keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - The US Business Immigration Specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Attorney to manage multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas their diverse institutional clients. The ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any US State Bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-colume H-1, L-1, NIV, and PERM filings. Must have strong client management skills, excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communications skill. For more information, please visit the EY Career Website at keyword search: EGAN or contact Lisa Chow at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the Dupont Circle area is seeking an experienced paralegal. Interesting work and clientele; competitive salary and benefits. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years experience in business/family immigration law with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1, and PERM filings. Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures, be detail-oriented, able to handle volume independantly, and will be highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: No calls please. EOE.

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Letters of the Week: Matthew A. Streff, Ione Foster, Roger Algase, Paul O'Dwyer, Kenneth Rinzler

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 8 - 12:00-1:00 pm - teleconference - USCIS invites interested stakeholders to participate in a teleconference to discuss the USCIS Immigrant Fee's transition from to USCIS ELIS (Electronic Immigration System). To participate in the session, please click here: If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Public Engagement Division at

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