Comment: Obama The Benevolent
President Obama and his staff appear to be trying to shed his well-earned moniker of Deporter-in-Chief. Last November, Mr. Obama announced a number of well-intentioned initiatives, which some in the Executive Branch appear to be trying hard to bring to fruition (others in the Executive Branch appear to be obstructing these to run the clock out on the Obama Presidency). One of the more popular initiatives was to provide EADs to those with approved I-140s but stuck in quota backlogs and effectively indentured to their employers during the many years long waiting period. Greg Siskind writes today with a scoop - apparently some headway is being made on this particular initiative. We strongly support this idea, and similar ideas which the President announced in November 2014. If Mr. Obama and his staff succeed in bringing into reality the kind words of November 2014, he will surely be remembered fondly and reverently by the immigration community. If not, derision and ignominy awaits the Deporter-in-Chief.

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Focus: The EB-5 Summit - Discount Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on June 17 in Washington D.C. Area (National Harbor, MD). The speakers include Robert Loughran (Discussion Leader) Jeff Campion, Matt Gordon, Trevor Saliba, Christian Triantaphyllis, Reid Thomas, Greg White, Steve Yale-Loehr and other to be announced. This event is sponsored by E3 Investment Group, NES Financial, Pathways and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The curriculum is as follows:

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