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Apr 26 - DHS Enjoys Work

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April 26, 2010,0426.shtm

1.  Comment: DHS Enjoys Work
2.  Focus: Investor Options For Experts
3.  Articles:
    (a) Article: Consular Corner: April 2010 by Liam Schwartz
    (b) Article: Increasing Evidence That Recession Has Caused
    Number Of Unauthorized Immigrants In US To Drop by Muzaffar
    Chishti and Claire Bergeron for Migration Information Source
    (c) Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 26, 2010 by Joel
4.  News:
    (a) News: USCIS Releases Latest Cap Count
    (b) News: CRS Report On Undocumented Living In US Since 1986
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Expert Witness Services
    (d) Case Management Technology
    (e) Credential Evaluation And Translation
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Comment: DHS Enjoys Work

Government Executive reports "Homeland Security Department
employees enjoy their jobs and think their work is important, but
they have doubts about the link between performance and
incentives, according to results from an internal DHS survey."
For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to

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Michael Gibson, Melissa Krinzman, Jason Oleet and others. The
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FIRST Phone Session on April 29: EB-5 Indirect Jobs? Induced
Jobs? Ask the Economist

Most immigration lawyers will never need to understand economic
forecasting to file visa petition. But the EB5 program changes
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++ What are direct/indirect/induced jobs?
++ Overview of USCIS approved models including RIMS II and IMPLAN
++ Reality check on job creation claims by Regional Centers
++ Coordinating business plan, econometric report, and reality
during I-526 and I-829 petitions
++ Defining TEAs to claim $500,000 reduced investment threshold
++ Questions and Answers

SECOND Phone Session on May 20: No ? The Actual Business? A
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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
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Panelists will discuss the "business side" issues of the EB-5
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possible experts qualified to address these non-immigration
++ Survey of Business/Structure Characteristics Used By EB-5
++ 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,
++ Different Investment Models: Loan, Equity, other
++ Testing the Business Plan & Job Creation Plan
++ Testing the Exit Strategy & Return of Capital plan

THIRD Phone Session on June 10: Change, Change, Change. USCIS
Issues 38 Pages of EB-5 Policy Changes (December 2009)

On December 11, 2009, the USCIS issued a sweeping 23 page
memorandum that "rescinds in its entirety" many prior policies
that defined the EB-5 Program and establishes new guidance to all
CSC personnel involved in the adjudication of any EB-5 visa
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an EB-5 stakeholders meeting.  The panelists will discuss these
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++ What are the new EB-5 policies and adjudication standards
++ What policy problems has the Service fixed and what is now
++ How a "material change" could result in an investor losing
both residency and an "age out" child under CSPA
++ How a TEA today may not be a TEA tomorrow (failing to preserve
$500,000 investment qualification)
++ USCIS burdens on Investor not Regional  Center/Project
++ Using "Exemplar" I-526 Petition To Stop USCIS Second Guessing

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(a) Article: Consular Corner: April 2010
Liam Schwartz,0426-schwartz.shtm

(b) Article: Increasing Evidence That Recession Has Caused Number
Of Unauthorized Immigrants In US To Drop
Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for Migration Information

(c) Article: ILW.COM Bloggings On April 26, 2010
Joel Stewart,0426-blog.shtm,0426-blog.shtm#bio

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4.  NEWS

(a) News: USCIS Releases Latest Cap Count,0426-cap.shtm

(b) News: CRS Report On Undocumented Living In US Since 1986,0426-crs.pdf

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  1. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    The best way to stop the Arizona law dead in its tracks would be for the Obama administration to grant TPS immediately to every unauthorized immigrant living in Arizona (of course, with a reasonable cutoff-date, so millions of illegals don't flock into Arizona just to get TPS). Temporary Protected Status would automatically continue until the Arizona law is repealed.

    That would give Governor Jan and Sheriff Joe, who probably had a great deal to do with getting the law passed in the first place so he could get back some of the power to torment Hispanics that DHS chief Janet Napolitano had tried to take away from him by cutting down on his Section 287(g) authority, something to think about.

    Of course, there is zero chance that this enforcement obsessed administration would have the guts to do anything so sensible and humane. Instead, it will probably do nothing beyond making one more two more empty Obama speeches. He will, of course, pretend that his administration's hands are tied until CIR passes. But CIR will never happen as long as the extreme radical right wing anti-Hispanic fanatics who call themselves Republican conservatives have so much power in this country.

    Between the overt racists on one side of the immigration equation and the cowards and hypocrites on the other, this is not a good time to be foreign-born in America, particularly if one did not arrange to be born with a white skin.
  2. jose g rodriguez's Avatar
    get a presidental order on the dream act and ag jobs bill we do not need the republicams they are not going to go along with any thing the president nor the democratic party want so let us do something. also on this people to be able to claim their dependents something has to be settled on the people from other countries such as guatamala,peru and the other south american countries to have away of been able to claim rheir dependent now they have to live here in the usa,mexico,canand or india. then the ones that have their children here should be able to claim the eic credit even if they have to live here at least 3 yrs to be able to claim this credit we need this addressed too
  3. David D. Murrqay, 's Avatar
    There is more to "immigration reform" than an Amnesty for illegal. America needs to reform the entire Immigration & Nationality Act and focus on the 21st century of the nation, its citizens and its employers. It is time to abolish such draconian concepts as "dual intent," application abandonment if the alien leave the US while it is pending, and streamlining the process for immediate relatives of US citizens and permanent resident aliens. It is time to pass a "Dream Act" and provide permanent residence to children who have been raised in the US, schooled in the US and now cannot assimilate, however, provide them no opportunity to reward their scoff-law parents with immigration status. While this may sound inhumane, it is logical. It is time to streamline the detention and removal systems and to provide due process and speedy trial to all held in custody. And it is time, once and for all, to shut the door on future illegal immigration by simply passing a law that says anyone who intentionally and knowingly accepts unauthorized employment is forever bared from the US. And why not? What part of "you can't do that" don't scoff-laws understand. And after all that is done, then Congress should look toward the humanitarian considerations, as well as practical and beneficial considerations, of legalizing the tremondous illegal population who, along with scoff-law US employers have created the elephant in the room over the past 25 years of wink-and-not immigration enforcement.
  4. David D. Murray, Esq.'s Avatar
    In my earlier post, I spelled my name wrong. I inadvertently hit a wrong key, and whamo! It posted. I really am not David D. Murrqay; last time I looked at my California Driver's license, it confirmed David D. Murray.
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