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Comment: New EB5 Policy Manual
USCIS released the draft version of the new EB-5 policy manual which consolidates and supercedes previous guidance. The new manual provides policy guidance regarding the eligibility requirements for Regional Centers and immigrant investors. We carry an article by Bernard Wolfsdorf and Joseph Barnett highlighting five important points from the new policy manual as well as the USCIS policy alert.

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Article: 5 Important Points From The New EB-5 Policy Manual By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Esq. and Joseph Barnett, Esq.

Article: Conflating The Starting Line With The Finish Line By Joseph P. Whalen

News: USCIS Issues Policy Guidance Regarding Eligibility Requirements For Regional Centers And Immigrant Investors

Focus: Florida EB-5 Expo

Meet thought leaders and custodians of trusted relationships for Mexico, Colombia and Brazil
January 26th, 2017 - Miami, Florida

Info on Mexico, Colombia and Brazil:

  • Mexico, Colombia and Brazil are each in the top ten EB-5 markets
  • Within the last several years, 50% of investments from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil have come through relationships maintained in the greater Miami area
  • Miami is the right place to reach professionals who have relationships with high net worth individuals from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Going to Miami instead of visiting the three countries saves travel costs, is safer and saves time
  • Immigration Attorneys, Real Estate professionals and Financial professionals with relationships with high net worth individuals in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil will attend the expo. (There will be no investors at the meeting.)

Format

  • You will meet immigration attorneys, real estate professionals and financial professionals who have relationships with high net worth individuals from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. You will speak to the assembled professionals.
  • The Expo hall will include a seminar theater with display tables at the back of the room for exhibitors.

Speaking and Exhibition Opportunities:

  • Silver Level: Sponsored Briefs -- Only 3 available
  • Gold Level: Sponsored Addresses -- Only 2 available
  • Platinum Level: Sponsored Welcome -- Only 1 available
  • Discounts available; Inquire for pricing -- Discount Deadline: December 9th

For more info please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.

Headline: The Coming Immigration Wars In Trump's America Click here
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Headline: Some undocumented immigrants in limbo as Obama term nears end Click here
Headline: The US tech industry will suffer if Trump tightens immigration laws Click here
Headline: US justices divided over immigration detention dispute Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mineola, NY - The Terezakis Law Firm seeks an experienced immigration attorney for its criminal and immigration law practice, based in Mineola, New York. Attorney will be expected to make appearances at the Immigration Courts located at 26 Federal Plaza and 201 Varick Street, as well as the Nassau & Suffolk County criminal courts. Candidate must have at least 3 years' experience with some of the following: removal defense, cancellation of removal, asylum, family-based immigration, provisional waivers, and/or assessment of immigration consequences of proposed criminal disposition. Must have strong writing skills and experience preparing motions and briefs for Immigration Court, as well as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Experience in criminal defense, including post-conviction relief, is a plus. NYS Bar admission required. Ideal candidate must be a professional, responsible, dedicated, detail-oriented, and friendly attorney who can work independently, as well as part of a team. Our clients are primarily Spanish speaking - so fluency in Spanish is preferred. This is not an entry level position: you must have at least 2-3 years experience representing clients in court, and be a skilled advocate. Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: lalfaro@terezakislaw.com. Salary commensurate with experience. Health insurance, profit-sharing, liberal vacation policy and other benefits are available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Attorney with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience with Hs, Ls, PERMs, and E visas. Experience should include consular processing, efficient case handling and client management, and great analytical and writing skills. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Troy, MI - A boutique mid-sized professional services firm is seeking an Immigration Paralegal with employment based experience. The firm provides delivery of global, business-based immigration services, servicing clients in a number of industries and for virtually every country in the world. Their clients are mid- to large-tiered corporations, providing them with a single source solution for work and residence permits, visas, and customized immigration analyses. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in providing support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures, and case management. Please send your resume to veronica@employmentimmigration.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:

ComingsNGoings: Physician Immigration Law Institute Event
ILW is proud to be the media sponsor of Physician Immigration Law Institute: Advanced Issues for J-1 Physician Employers and Practitioners -- Presented by the International Medical Graduate Task Force. Washington DC - December 4-5, 2016. It features an exciting and informative program on the most advanced J-1 Physician topics facing our hospital, foreign-trained physician and Academic Medical Center clients. New components this year include interactive roundtables featuring field experts, networking opportunities, and concurrent sessions offering topic choices for both experienced and new practitioners. All sessions will be led by Leading experts, government officials, and your colleagues at IMG Taskforce, AILA and NAFSA. For more info and to Register see here. Questions? Email: shelby@chainofevents.info.


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