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Immigration Daily May 27, 2016
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Comment: Asylum and Immigration Court Backlogs
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the dismal situation of asylum and immigration courts. Also find and article on the shrinking share of refugees accepted by the US, and a GAO report on actions needed to improve DHS management of short-term holding facilities.

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Article: How the Asylum and Immigration Court Backlogs Reached an All-Time High. By Tory Johnson

Article: America Accepts a Tiny and Shrinking Share of Refugees, Displaced. By David Bier

Article: H-3 Visas - Quick Overview. By Dino Palangic et. al.

Bloggings by Greg Siskind Department of Labor Seeking Feedback on Schedule A     Mehta v. Kerry Dismissed by Judge

News: USCIS Updates Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes

News: USCIS New Web Page on the H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase (Public Law 114-113)

News: GAO Report Finds Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen DHS Management of Short-Term Holding Facilities

Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
Shipping Now! ILW.COM is pleased to announce 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:
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Recent Developments, Evolution of EB-5, Regional Centers, Job Creation, Multiple Players etc.
  • Chapter 2. Navigating the Application Process: RC Job Creation Requirements, Input-Output Modeling Checklist, Roadmap Including Timeline for Submission, Forms, and Costs Involved, Required Forms, Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer
  • Chapter 3. I-924 Process, Tips and Best Practices: Applying for Regional Center Designation and Amendments, What to Include with the I-924 Form, Additional Considerations, I-924 Checklist, After Regional Center Status Approval, Immigration Requirements and Steps for Investors
  • Chapter 4. Sourcing, Vetting, and Attracting Investors: Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investors' Background, Use of Escrows in EB-5, Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center
  • Chapter 5. Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence: Organizational Structure - A Key to EB-5 Investor Recruitment, Management of the Job Creating Entity, Experience of the Management Team, PPM Due Diligence
  • Chapter 6. Organizational Law and Securities Considerations: Organizational Law Issues in the EB-5 Program, Application of Advanced Organizations Structures in the EB-5 Program, Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace, FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements, Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings
  • Chapter 7. Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context: USCIS Revocations of Regional Center Designations for Non-Compliance, Current Immigration Law Regarding Revocation of USCIS Designation, History of Fraud in Regional Centers, Best Practices and Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls and USCIS Requests for Additional Evidence
  • Chapter 8. Risk Management: A Note on Ethical and Risk Management Considerations: Representation of More than One Party in EB-5 Cases

For additional information, including author biographies and to purchase, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.shtm
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Headline: 10 Facts About The New American Voting Bloc In The United States Click here
Headline: South Asian migrants say they were put in 'body bags' for deportation from US Click here
Headline: El Paso Port Seeing Surge of Cuban Migrants Click here
Headline: Indian firms to pay $4,000 more on every H-1B visa application in US Click here
Headline: An urgent campaign to defend immigrant children Click here
Headline: Philadelphia Faith Groups Help Launch Hotline at Helping Immigrants Facing Deportation Raids Latin Post Click here
Headline: Activist sues immigration agencies over denial of deferred deportation renewal - Chicago Tribune Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami Beach, FL. Law firm specializing in Immigration and Business Immigration legal services is seeking an experienced Paralegal in its Miami Beach office on Lincoln Rd. Roles and responsibilities: Assist the Attorney in preparing immigration files including executive summaries and letters to government agencies, immigration forms, follow-up with clients, monitor timelines and deadlines, drafting of answers to RFE (particularly with E-2, L-1, H-1B, O-1, EB-1, H3, Labor certification); Business plan and translations; Maintenance of paper and electronic documentation, of cases' database, archiving, corporate documents; Experience/ qualifications: Fluent in French (not mandatory but highly preferred), Spanish is a plus; Immigration Paralegal experience required 2-4 years; Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, case and time management, proof reading ability, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, organizational and multi-task skills. Send your resume in confidence to usavisa55@yahoo.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH. Musillo Unkenholt LLC is a fast-paced, growing immigration law firm that seeks a Business Immigration Attorney for our office in Cincinnati. The Attorney should have a keen attention to detail and a desire to work in fast-paced environment. A good candidate for either role has business immigration experience working in these areas: H-1B, L-1, PERM, I-140, and I-485. A great candidate is client-focused, dynamic, and a fun person. Please email resume and salary requirements to c.musillo@muimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX. Dallas immigration boutique seeks business immigration paralegal with 5 to 10 years' experience in H-1B, L-1, TN, E visa matters, and PERMs. EB-5 experience a plus. Bilingual in Korean preferred. Submit detailed resume and writing sample to immigrationjobs2015@gmail.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP seeks a mid-level associate to join our Immigration practice group. Applicants should have three to five years of experience handling all aspects of business (employment) immigration and managing clients with Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/2/3, TN; and Immigrant visas, including a high degree of success with PERM cases, as well as EB1 Managers and Outstanding Researchers. Experience should include consular processing and employer compliance counseling. Focus on efficient case handling and high level of attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, great analytical and writing skills, and be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via email to: Jerry Perry, Director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development jperry@taftlaw.com.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
Why do the largest law firms, corporations, universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations using Aacrao EDGE, as well as $300 "expert opinion" work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For a list of rates and times, see here: http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Credential.Evaluation.Application.2013.pdf AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. Please contact AETS anytime at (786)276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com email info@aetsinternational.com. New customers to AETS will receive a 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request - just mention Promotion Code: AETS.ILW.25 to avail of this discount.

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Nolan Rappaport

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
June 1, 2016, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a stakeholder teleconference to discuss the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. Beginning June 8, 2016, USCIS will allow certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole on a case-by-case basis, so that they may come to the United States as they wait for their immigrant visa to become available. During the session, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the program and answer stakeholder questions. For more information and registration instructions see here.


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