Comment: The border wall, H-2 Visa
Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Article on As Shutdown Moves Into Fourth Week, Most Immigration Courts Remain Shuttered, News on DHS Notice of Eligible H-2A and H-2B Countries for 2019 and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to

Article: Promise to ‘Build the Wall’ Hurts Businesses and Residents Along the Border By Tory Johnson for Immigration Impact

Blogging: Philippines Removed From H-2 Visa List By Chris Musillo

News: CRS Report Permanent Employment-Based Immigration and the Per-country Ceiling

Focus: H1B to EB5
Exhibition/speaking opportunities for February 2019 H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule:

  • Atlanta, GA - Monday, January 21 ( Completed )
  • Seattle, WA - Wednesday, January 23 ( 1 Seat Available )
  • San Jose, CA - Friday, January 25 ( 2 Seats Available )
  • Orlando, FL - Monday, February 4 ( 4 Seats Available )
  • Dallas, TX - Wednesday, February 6 ( 3 Seats Available )
  • San Francisco - Friday, February 8 ( 2 Seats Available )

Half Day Event for Indian H-1Bs considering EB-5 Option (Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards.
Special Note for Attorneys: This event will feature two immigration attorney panels solely on immigration law matters. The only way an immigration attorney can participate and speak at this event is if they are nominated by an issuer who is exhibiting at the event (there is no fee charged to immigration attorneys).

EB-5 Issuers only - $3,999 per city for H-1B Event
(Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level)

For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email or click here.

Headline: Democratic lawmakers reject Trump’s latest immigration proposal Click here
Headline: Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration Click here
Headline: McConnell to pair bills to reopen government with Trump’s immigration plan Click here
Headline: U.S. Immigration System Approved Thousands Of Child Marriages In Past Decade Click here
Headline: Senate immigration bill includes border wall money, 52,000 detention beds, 750 border agents Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Letters of the Week

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Los Angeles, CA - February 1, 2019 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Conference on Immigration in the Trump Era. Southwestern Law School Campus 3050 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010 For more info see:

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