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December 23, 2010



1. Comment: The Perfidious South - The South has a nasty habit of

reneging on solemn agreements with the North. Despite the fact

that the gradual sunset of slavery was written into the original

constitution (Article 1, Section 9), the South refused to

terminate slavery without first resorting to blows during the

Civil War. In the early decades of our country's existence, the

South had practical control over the Federal government - for 32

out of the first 36 years of our constitution, the President was

a southerner, by virtue of the-then population, the South had

control over Congress, even the country's capital was moved to

below the Mason-Dixon line (from New York City to Washington, DC)

so that Southern Senators and Representatives could have their

slaves attend to them when they were in Congress. Demographics,

however, worked against the south, and thanks to immigration, the

North overtook the South in population, and gradually, in control

over the Federal government. Even so, the South would not go

gently into the night, with the Civil War as consequence.

History is repeating itself today. The Reconstruction Amendments

(13th, 14th and 15th) were the solemn conclusion to the armistice

at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Using Jim Crow laws,

the South thumbed its collective nose at the intent - and letter

- of these amendments for almost a century after the Civil War,

until the dawn of the Civil Rights era in the US, after World War

II. The South continued to engage in the practice of racial

preference in government, Southerners would sooner change

political parties than political preferences - thus defecting en

masse to the GOP from the Democratic party over the last 40

years. Once again, it is demographics, powered by immigration,

which is bringing regional rivalries to a head. The children of

immigrants - both documented and undocumented - threaten the

world-view, and the world, of the racists in the South. Once

again, the South does not want to go gently into the night.

We have said before, and we say it again, some parts of our

constitution are un-amendable. Three that we allege to be so are:

the amendment clause, the bill of rights and the reconstruction

amendments. Only a constitutional convention can even discuss

amending these parts of our constitution. For Congress to

cavalierly usurp the prerogative of discussing amendments to the

14th amendment, is to spit in the faces of the soldiers, both

Northerners and Southerners, who shed their blood, both during

the War of the Revolution, and the Civil War. We assert that

Congress has no power to hold hearings on amending the 14th

amendment. It is insulting to the memories of American patriots

of the Revolution and the Civil War that Congressional leaders

suggest that the 14th amendment can be amended. Should the GOP,

and Congress in control of the GOP, persist down this path, our

system of checks-and-balances will ensure a reaction. It will not

be pretty, bloodshed is in this forecast. We counsel mis-guided

racists from persisting in this unwise path for down this path

lies much misery to all.

2. Article: How to Jump-Start Cross-Selling in Your Law Firm by

Larry Bodine


3. Bloggings: Obama To Blame For DREAM'S Failure? by Greg Siskind


4. Bloggings: Funding Shortfall for Refugee Resettlement by Jason



5. News: USCIS Delays Requirement For Completion Of Part 6 Of



6. News: USCIS Revises Form For Naturalization Candidates Seeking

Medical Disability Exceptions


7. News: USCIS Interim Memo On N-648 For Comment


8. Focus: EB5 For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to present "EB5 For Experts" a 3-part

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Robert Gaffney and John Patrick Pratt (Other Speakers to be

Announced). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Due Diligence & Care

Guidance in helping clients select an appropriate investment

With an onslaught of EB-5 Regional Center applications filed

recently and the expected number of Centers expected to top 200

in the near future, how can immigration attorneys expect to

counsel their client on which investment to select and what

should they do to protect themselves in the event that the

project fails to achieve the removal of the I-829 or fails to

return the capital invested?

++The role of the immigration attorney and care for client

++Due Diligence lists, how relevant are they?

++What factors should be considered

++Scope of representation

++Liability, disclaimers and waivers

++The role of the immigration attorney as advisor, professional


++The roles of other professionals to assist the investor client

SECOND Phone Session on January 13: Securities law: Avoiding

Litigation and Rescission

With so many EB-5 Regional Centers marketing to a relatively few,

the pressure is on to deliver investor clients and the tactics

and techniques employed by some of the Center's, their agents and

"finders", both in the U.S. and overseas may cause increased

scrutiny by the Securities & Exchange Commission and attorneys

who specialize on malpractice and litigation on behalf of their

investor clients. How can EB-5 practitioners and Regional

Centers who have offerings in the market stay safe and avoid

potential litigation and rescission?

++Reg. D & Reg. S offerings (definition of exemption)

++Solicitation and 502(c) rule

++Internet advertising: Lamp & IPO.net

++Seminars: overseas and domestic, rules and practices

++Compensation and fees: definition of Agents & Finders

++Marketing material v. operating documents

++Project failure and investor litigation

THIRD Phone Session on February 3: Valuation & Risk

What factors improve the chance of success in an EB-5 investment,

the roles of capital, debt and equity, cash flow and what other

factors are critical to making an informed decision in assessing

the strength and weakness of the offering.

++Why proper valuation of risk is important

++Factors used in evaluating risk, research, due diligence

++The importance of capital

++The importance of the timeline in project completion

++Cash flow

++Equity v. Debt

++The role of management, competition & market

++The decision making process

++Comparisons of dis-similar projects

++Risk ratings and standards in risk valuations

Tuesday, December 28 is the deadline to sign up. For more info,

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9. Headline: GOP continues down racist road - 2012 hopefuls to

skip Hispanic forum http://ow.ly/3tIDw

10. Headline: Dream Act was caught in an economic vise


11. Headline: DREAM Act Failure "Biggest Disappointment" of the

Year http://ow.ly/3tIfj

12. Headline: Senate makes sure DREAM is deferred, dashing hopes

of thousands of young people http://ow.ly/3tIae

13. Headline: @BarackObama to fight for immigration reform, at

least hopes to pass DREAM Act in nxt Congress. See minute 22.50


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15. Headline: U.S. Marine Pleads: Don't Deport My Father


16. Headline: Right-wing environmentalists argue against growth


17. Headline: H-1B Book includes H-1B Step By Step, Advanced H-1B

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18. Headline: Obama says he will veto "punitive legislation"

against immigrants http://ow.ly/3tfK2 Will he?

19. Headline: Racist Vitter wants to ignore US Constitutional

mandate to count ALL persons for Census http://ow.ly/3tfqX

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