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Comment: Various Items
Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. Read article on USCIS Form I-924; blog postings on immigrant of the day, incarceration of pregnant mothers and border children; news item from CRS on Aliens' Right to Counsel. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Another Potential Use for USCIS Form I-924: How About as an Exemplar I-829 for Materially Changed Projects? By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Immigrant of the Day: Murray Shusterman - Lawyer By Greg Siskind

Blogging: Obama Admin is Locking up Pregnant Moms Despite Policy Against it By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: New York Officials Support Border Children's Best Interest Rights. By Roger Algase

News: CRS Report on Aliens' Right to Counsel in Removal Proceedings: In Brief

Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
Shipping Now! ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book - Forming and Operating An EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide For Developers and Business Innovators. The lead Editor for this book is Angelo A. Paparelli and the Associate Editor is L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Contributing Authors are Louann Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Matt Gordon, Doug Hauer, Mark Katzoff, Robert F. Loughran, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and Ben Zou.
The book outline is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Navigating the Application Process
  • I-924 Process, Tips and Best Practices
  • Sourcing, Vetting, and Attracting Investors
  • Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence
  • Organizational Law and Securities Considerations
  • Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context
  • Risk Management

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Headline: California Gov. Jerry Brown Will Meet With Mexican President To Talk Immigration Click here
Headline: On the Fence: Children, Gridlock and Immigration Reform in the Aloha State Click here
Headline: Near US-Mexico border, working to identify immigrants buried in unmarked graves Click here
Headline: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help solve migrant crisis Republican American Click here
Headline: New House Whip vows to stay in Washington until Congress has immigration plan Click here
Headline: Obama's planned executive action on immigration is his 2014 midterm strategy Click here
Headline: More Americans Will Support Impeachment if Obama Lawlessly Enacts Another Executive Amnesty Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration paralegal
Florham Park, NJ and Philadelphia, PA - Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our Florham Park, NJ and Philadelphia, PA offices. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com. Position Summary: The EB-5 Paralegal team will assist attorneys with complex investor visa cases. Duties & Responsibilities: Job duties are as follows: (1) review of financial documents, including tax returns, financial statement, preparation of reports that will be submitted to the federal government, and banking records; (2) audit of money trails from abroad to the United States; and (3) case management. Skills & Competencies: Qualified applicants will be detailed-oriented, have the ability to perform thorough document review, and have excellent writing skills. Qualifications & Prior Experience: Position requirements include: a Bachelor's Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal or EB-5 investor visa experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in finance, accounting, business, legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency, particularly in Mandarin, is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA and Florham Park, NJ - Greenberg Traurig, a premier law firm, currently has openings in its Philadelphia, PA and Florham Park, NJ offices for mid to senior level business immigration paralegals. The position is full-time. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for preparing non-immigrant visa petitions (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, and J), immigrant visa petitions (i.e., PERM, I-140, AOS), as well as EAD/AP applications. Skills & Competencies: The ideal candidate must be very organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently, possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Qualifications & Prior Experience: Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3 years' experience preparing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Bachelor's degree is required.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen, the largest corporate immigration firm in the world, is seeking a Business Immigration Paralegal Supervisor. Responsibilities include preparing, filing, and monitoring various immigration and nationality law issues, gathering and tracking the receipt of information and documents from clients, analyzing case documents, and finalizing documents. Other responsibilities include overseeing activities directly related to managing caseloads, managing a team of 4 or more legal support staff, training new team members, oversight of procedures and processes, among other supervisory tasks. BA/BS degree required, 5+ years of experience as a Business Immigration Paralegal, 10+ years experience managing paralegals and support staff, and strong knowledge of immigration and non-immigration procedures and processes. Ideal candidate will have ability to interact with clients, partners, outside counsel, and staff members, excellent time management skills and proven leadership abilities, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be proficient with MS Office Suite and other legal software applications/tools and be able to demonstrate ability to handle high volume case load while maintaining high level of productivity. Please submit resume here

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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