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Comment: Ellis Island Museum Expands
The New York Times reports that Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which presents the story of immigration through Ellis Island (1897-1954), is expanding to include post-Ellis Island immigration history to bring the story up to date. The new galleries are scheduled to open in May 2015.

Among the more arresting features of the new galleries are kiosks on which immigrants tell their stories, in videos produced by the History Channel. Some images are almost life size, conveying a sense that one is having a conversation with, say, Jean-Pierre Kamwa, who fled his country for fear he would be killed by the government and appealed for asylum when he landed at Kennedy Airport in 1999. He was instead confined for five months. By his own account, Mr. Kamwa was finally granted asylum. The face on another kiosk is that of Michael Donovan, a member of the foundation board. He is a British citizen and a native of Panama who grew up in Costa Rica and Peru before moving to England. He arrived in the United States in the mid-1960s, worked briefly for IBM and then founded Donovan Data Systems, a forerunner of Mediaocean, of which he is executive chairman.

In 2011, the museum added galleries covering immigration history prior to operation of Ellis Island. The museum has been renamed Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, reflecting its broadened mission.

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Article: Recent Court Decisions Put a Sharp Spotlight on U.S. H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Program. By Muzaffar Chishti, Faye Hipsman, and Sarah Pierce

Blogging: Illegal Immigration Bonanza For Economy (Border Security Sector) By Roger Algase

Blogging: CGFNS, ICN Launch Research Website. By Chris Musillo

News: DOL Announcement on Expanded Data Fields in Disclosure Data

News: USCIS Will Accept Only the New Version of Form I-129 Beginning May 1

Focus: Hot off the Press: The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition Shipping Now
The 2014-2015 Edition of The EB-5 Book is shipping Now! The editors are Matt Gordon, Angelo A. Paparelli, and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Articles by Laura Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Robert Gaffney, Adam D. Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman E. Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Daniel B. Lundy, John Neill, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Sarah A. Schroeder, Reid Thomas, Gregory White, and Ben Zou.

The new edition includes two articles on Chinese retrogression and its consequences - the only EB-5 book with articles written on retrogression AFTER DoS's announcement of retrogression.

The outline is as follows:

I. Articles on EB-5

  • Introduction By: Matt Gordon
  • The Numerical Limits on EB-5 Visas for Natives of China, and the Likely Effects of a Quota Backlog on the EB-5 Industry by Daniel B. Lundy
  • EB-5 China Retrogression: Considerations for Investors and Regional Centers by Parisa K. Karaahmet and Sarah A. Schroeder
  • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues by Robert P. Gaffney
  • Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investor's Background by Ben Zou and Laura Danielson
  • I-526 Petitions Practice Pointers by Paul Ruby and Lily Li
  • How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Cases by Elizabeth Peng
  • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investors' Conditions by Elizabeth Peng and Jennifer Hermansky
  • Use of Escrows in EB-5 by Reid Thomas
  • Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center by John Roth
  • Relevance of US Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace by Sherman Golden and Michael Dunn
  • FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements by Douglas Hauer, Steve Ganis, and Adam Gale
  • Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings by Gregory White, Mark Katzoff, and Angelo Paparelli
  • EB-5 Regional Center Job Creation Requirements by John Neill
  • Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer by Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens
  • I-924 Process, Tips, and Best Practice by Angelo A. Paparelli and Brandon Meyer
  • Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence by Louann Bronstein
  • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide by John Roth
  • Learning from the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context by Robert Loughran

II. Resource Material

  • Section 1: Cases
  • Section 2: Forms
  • Section 3: Memoranda

III. CD-ROM Resource Materials

  • Statutes
  • Regulations
  • Federal Court Cases
  • BIA Cases
  • Forms
  • Memoranda
  • Weblinks
  • Miscellaneous

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - A mid-sized but quickly growing boutique immigration firm is seeking a Senior Paralegal for its satellite New York City office. This position will participate in all aspects of the firms Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigration petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Required skills and abilities: must be able to successfully multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently, and be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience. To apply, please send resume to seniorparalegalresumes@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Florham Park, NJ. Greenberg Traurig has an opening in its Florham Park, NJ location for a mid-level business immigration attorney. Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years' experience specifically in business immigration, including extensive experience in non-immigrant and immigrant visas and PERM applications. Additional requirements include excellent client service and communication skills, case management, productivity, well-developed organizational skills and advanced writing and analytical skills. If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Mary Ellen Dolan at dolanm@gtlaw.com. We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm's collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Letters of the Week: Tim Lehman, Roger & Lynn Bloxham, Anonymous, Nolan Rappaport

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
May 20, 2015, 3:30 to 5:00pm (Eastern), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a free, nationwide Spanish-language event "Enlace: A Conversation with USCIS." During this session USCIS representatives will share agency updates and be available to answer your questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For participation instructions see here.


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