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Immigration Daily May 17, 2012
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Comment: Job Openings - The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. The recession has ended, and small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals. Today, Immigration Daily features multiple job openings in Washington, DC., Philadelphia, PA., Los Angeles, CA., Scroll down, and start sending your applications!

Article: The Regular Cap Visas May Be Finished By The End Of June, 2012 by Nalili S Mahadevan

Article: Analysis Of A Hearing Before The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees And Border Security On, "Examining the Constitutionality And Prudence Of State And Local Governments Enforcing Immigration Law" (April 24, 2012) by Nolan Rappaport

Bloggings: House Trying To Exclude Immigrants From Violence Against Women Act by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Say It Ain't So, Sheriff Joe by Laura Danielson

Bloggings: India Needs An Asylum Policy by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Alabama Immigration Law Amended With New Requirement: The Scarlet Letter 'I' For 'Illegal'

News: DOL Releases Bulletin On H-2A Deductions

Focus: The EB-5 Workshop - Save $ 100 Registration Deadline

The EB-5 Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Nashville, TN. The Speakers are Jose Latour (Discussion Leader), Jeffrey B. Carr, Robert Gaffney, Robert Loughran, Jennifer Mercier Moseley, Denyse Sabagh, Mehreen Shah, Steve Yale-Loehr and Other Speakers To Be Announced The curriculum is as follows:

Session 1: An Economist's View - EB5 Projects from Inception to Completion

  • The role of the economist
  • Overview of regional economics and input-output modeling
  • Working within USCIS parameters: NAICS codes, regional center boundaries, what a TEA should look like, which "jobs" count
  • Current challenges
Session 2: Securities Law Issues
  • EB-5 Projects as securities
  • Investor Qualifications
  • Reg. D. and Reg. S. Exemptions
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Broker - Dealer
  • Jobs Act Implications
Session 3: Perfecting the I-924 Petition
  • Regional Centers and Their Projects
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 4: The EB-5 Program from the point of view of an established regional center
  • History and past projects
  • Recent changes and looking into the crystal ball
  • Immigration law issues consistently seen from a Regional Center perspective
Session 5: Perfecting the I-526 Petition
  • Regional Centers I - 526s v. Individuals I - 526s
  • Business plan including Matter of Ho
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
Session 6: Source of Funds
  • Source documentation and tracing
  • Tax and licensing compliance
  • Currency control restriction
  • Current trends and challenges
Session 7: Perfecting the I-829 Petition
  • Avoiding Requests for Evidence (RFE's)
  • Responding to RFE's
  • Recent Developments
Session 8: Removal Issues in EB-5
  • The interplay of EB-5 and Removal
  • Agencies involved in EB5 Removal issues
Session 9: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • When to co-counsel and when to use experts
  • Avoiding and managing conflicts of interest
  • Advising (or not advising) clients about investments
  • Finder's fees
  • Professional liability insurance considerations
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/june2012eb5.shtm. For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today! This offer is available only until May 25, 2012!

Headline: Immigrants don't take jobs, they create them: Why we need more immigration http://ow.ly/aXJzN
Headline: Ala. Senate rejects move to repeal immigration law http://ow.ly/aTsQ4
Headline: Court to review request of undocumented immigrant to practice law http://ow.ly/aYkMC
Headline: Violence Against Women Act becomes latest immigration battleground http://ow.ly/aXJE6
Headline: Alabama amends immigration law http://ow.ly/aYkHu
Headline: Will undocumented father of 2 kids in South Carolina with no criminal record be deported? http://bit.ly/L6aHGu
Headline: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Rallies in Support of Immigrant Gabino Sanchez http://ow.ly/aWNAa
Headline: Latino voters prioritize education over immigration according to a poll published by HCREO http://tinyurl.com/7kve383
Headline: Carlos Fuentes on immigration, circa 2006 http://ow.ly/aWMZP
Headline: Some Alabama farmers cut back crops, citing illegal immigration crackdown http://bit.ly/L0uOq1
Headline: May 16 - Get Your CLE Credits http://ow.ly/aXraP
Headline: Immigration permit auction touted as reform that would aid economy http://ow.ly/aWMHV

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking an immigration paralegal to join Washington, DC office. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidates must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems, must have strong time management and organizational skills. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and a strong desire to work in a team-oriented environment to meet client objectives related to their foreign national employees. Prior immigration-related experience is preferred but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to staffrecruiting.dc@seyfarth.com. Seyfarth offers an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; generous paid time off policy; short-term and long-term disability policies; an opportunity for professional development and growth. EOE

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with 2+ years of experience in immigration law matters including the processing of PERM applications. This position will handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for multinational companies, universities, hospitals and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, scholars, researchers, and other professionals to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. The ideal candidate must have strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; be able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor s degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume, a copy of your college transcript and a brief writing sample to hrpa@klaskolaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP, PC, is seeking an experienced business immigration attorney who will work on EB-5 investor and other complex business immigration matters. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in business immigration with excellent management, organization, writing and interpersonal skills. Please email cover letter and work history to SG@lskglaw.com and include the words "Immigration Attorney" in the SUBJECT LINE. All replies kept in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Maggio + Kattar, PC, a nationally recognized, DC-based immigration law firm, is seeking an experienced business immigration paralegal. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of PERM and NIV experience. Challenging work dealing with international clientele with career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume + references to jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls.

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 18-19, 2012) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the Mid-South and the nation as a whole. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 12 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2012. This Conference is limited to 400 Participants. Feel free to check out the preliminary brochure. Also, check out the housing and other information see here.

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