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Immigration Daily May 17, 2010
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Comment: Obama Aunt Gets Asylum - The Boston Globe reports "A Boston immigration judge has granted President Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, permission to stay in the United States, federal officials said today... Her attorney, Margaret Wong, confirmed the judge's decision in a statement issued from her Cleveland office today."

Focus: No? The Actual Business? A Regional Center or A Regional Center Project

Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for the Thursday, May 20 phone session of "Investor Options For Experts" with David Morris, John Barrett, Michael Gibson, Melissa Krinzman, Jason Oleet and others. The curriculum is as follows:

A Regional Center is typically nothing more than an umbrella organization that allows a foreign national investing capital into a specific project to claim derivative immigration benefits under the EB-5 Regional Center laws. This means potential immigrants should not be overly focused on a specific Regional Center or even on their immigration history. Rather, they should investigate the specific investment Project because that entity will actually receive and place the capital at risk, create and sustain the jobs, and return the capital. For many valid reasons, immigration lawyers shy away from discussing these "business" issues with clients interested in the EB5 program. Panelists will discuss the "business side" issues of the EB-5 program that may help immigration lawyers point their clients to possible experts qualified to address these non-immigration issues:

  • Survey of Business/Structure Characteristics Used By EB-5 Projects
  • Two biggest risk factors for EB-5 Investors: job creation and capital preservation
  • Independent business analysis and valuations/Investment Banking Issues
  • Different Business Models: Commercial Real Estate, Manufacturing
  • Different Investment Models: Loan, Equity, other
  • Testing the Business Plan & Job Creation Plan
  • Testing the Exit Strategy & Return of Capital plan
Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.

Article: Bloggings On Political Asylum by Jason Dzubow

Article: Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart

Article: Bloggings on Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind

Article: Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo

News: USCIS Publishes Fact Sheet On Naturalization Process For Military

News: CRS Report On Foreign Science And Engineering Presence In US Labor Force

Tweet: #Gandhi, here we come! #RI4A announces "civil disobedience, non-compliance and other acts of non-violent resistance" thruout USA!

Tweet: Miss Oklahoma is a racist! Deport her to Antarctica, she does not belong in the land of the free! #immigration

Tweet: RT @Nyimmreform: Taking over the streets of #NYC - our leaders arrested, we want #immigration reform NOW! #ri4a

Tweet: ACLU files lawsuit against Arizona: Friendly House et al. v. Whiting - Complaint

Tweet: GregSiskind: Arizona #immigration could cost US world cup

Tweet: NYTimes: Strict Reading of #Visa Rule Trips Up More Couples Overstay spouses in hot water #stopice HT Mark Kalish

Tweet: #Immigration Practice: a complete guide w/ issues & procedures lawyers need to handle an immigration matter. Get ur copy

Tweet: Did Oscar Nunez try to sink Miss Oklahoma with #immigration question? No! it was a fair & reasonable question

Tweet: An #Immigration Story & a Love Story: the deeply indiv. essence of immigration is often lost amid good v. evil constructs

Tweet: Municipalities in NJ walking away from SB #1070. New Haven & Trenton to endorse & issue community identification cards

Tweet: Props to Walker for standing up! WI conservative republican candidate concerned abt #SB1070 & racial profiling

Tweet: Our thoughts go to the families & friends of Tam & Cynthia. Their work n lives will continue to inspire immigrant youth!

Tweet: Arab-American immigrant wins the crown of 2010 Miss USA pageant. Immigrants contribute to our nation! #immyouth

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Tweet: Stratfor: Setting the Record Straight on Grassroots Jihadism Msg: Security is the people's business, not the FedGov's. 3 days ago reply

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The Office of Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney with experience in federal acquisitions law, fiscal law and other administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to the Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials on issues related to federal acquisitions law, fiscal law, and other forms of general administrative law in support of USCIS' mission. For more info, including how to apply, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0006 at Applications should be sent to: Lakisha Richardson at by 5pm EST, Monday, May 24, 2010. Position starts at GS-12, GS-13 level, GS-14, or GS-15 level, depending on experience, and has promotion potential to GS-15/10 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP seeks entry level and experienced business immigration paralegals for the New York City and surrounding offices. Ideal candidates have one to five years of business immigration experience, including non immigrant and immigrant visa matters and a Bachelors degree. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong organizational and Microsoft Office Suite skills required. Please send cover letter and resume to:, including reference to ILW.COM.

Case Management Technology
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Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, offers expert testimony in immigration cases from Muslim countries/societies, including the former USSR. Dr. Gabbay prepared reports and testified in 250+ Immigration cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal, asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with a 93% success rate. Examples of what Immigration lawyers say: ... "He is a consummate scholar and passionate about his subject ... He makes a wonderful witness... He is riveting on the witness stand, helping us win nearly unwinnable cases with aplomb. He has won the praise of numerous Immigration Judges." (Svetlana Schreiber, Esq.) ... "He provided the testimony we needed in numerous asylum cases ... in virtually all of those cases, but for the expert witness testimony, I doubt the cases would have been approved, I recommend Professor Gabbay to anyone with issues involving Islamic society and culture." (Stephen Berman, Esq.) ... "His testimonies, whether written or oral, are credible, persuasive, and non-refutable. I have never lost a single case which had Dr. Gabbay on as an expert witness." (Ally Bolour, Esq.). Contact Professor Gabbay with any questions. He can also recomend country experts outside his specialty. Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver,, (303) 871-2560.

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- May 24, 2010 - Migration Policy Institute is pleased to present 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. Bringing Immigration Policymaking into the 21st Century, Prospects for Immigration Reform: What to Expect from Washington?, and Communities Laying the Groundwork for Immigration Reform and Beyond. For more info see

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