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Apr 20 - Patriots' Day

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April 20, 2010,0420.shtm

1.* Comment: Comment: Patriots' Day
2.* Focus: Focus: Investor Options For Experts
3.* Articles:
*** (a) Article: In The Child's Best Interest? The Consequences
*** Of Losing A Lawful Immigrant Parent To Deportation by
*** Jonathon Baum, et. al
*** (b) Article: Some Effects Of Padilla Warnings On Non-Citizens
*** by Peter S. Kollory, Esq.
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*** (a)News: DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: March* 2010
*** (b) News: CRS Report On Mexico-US Relations
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*** (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
*** (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
*** (c) BIA Delivery Service
*** (d) Translation Services
*** (e) CLE Immigration Event
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Comment: Patriots' Day

As they have been for a number of years, ILW.COM's offices were
closed yesterday April 19th for Patriots' Day. Patriots' Day is
celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington
and Concord on April 19, 1775, which is generally considered to
be the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. For more
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Focus: Investor Options For Experts

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part seminar series
"Investor Options For Experts" with David Morris, John Barrett,
Michael Gibson, Melissa Krinzman, Jason Oleet and others. The
curriculum is as follows:

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
all that. In fact, nearly 90% of all EB-5 cases rely on economic
modeling to prove job creation testing to seek conditional
residency and two years later to seek removal of conditions.* A
panel of economists will discuss basic concepts that every
immigration lawyer working in the EB-5 visa program should know
++ 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
Regional Center or A Regional Center Project

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

++ 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
petition or Regional Center application.* That same week, USCIS
issued a 15 page "Questions and Answers" document resulting from
an EB-5 stakeholders meeting.* The panelists will discuss these
very important changes :
++ 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

Tuesday, April 27 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.

(a) Article: In The Child's Best Interest? The Consequences Of
Losing A Lawful Immigrant Parent To Deportation

Jonathon Baum, et. al,0420-baum.pdf

(b) Article: Some Effects Of Padilla Warnings On Non-Citizens

Peter S. Kollory, Esq.,0420-kollory.shtm

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4.* NEWS

(a) News: DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: March 2010,0420-OIL.pdf

(b) News: CRS Report On Mexico-US Relations,0420-crs.pdf

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Fragomen
is looking for an attorney with 1+ years of experience in
business immigration with an emphasis on the preparation, review
and analysis of nonimmigrant L-1 and H-1B petitions and
applications; knowledge of immigration law and procedure;
excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Qualified
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have meticulous attention to detail. Associate will work with
large, global, corporate accounts and have a great deal of direct
client contact. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please
email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (Word or Adobe
formats only), in confidence, to Robert F. McCafferty, Human
Resources/Office Manager, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy,
LLP, at Or fax same to
202-371-2898. EOE.

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Portland, Oregon -* The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks
experienced attorney Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC,
Western Region with 2+ years experience. Provide on-site legal
advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues
involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
deportability grounds, and national security. Responsible for
providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases
arising from local District adjudications. Supervised by the
Deputy Western Regional Counsel and the Western Regional Counsel.
Preference is given to applicants with immigration law
experience, federal litigation background, excellent academic
record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job
Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0005 at
Submit resume, cover letter, references, + writing sample
(maximum 10 pps.) to Kelli Duehning, Western Regional Counsel,
USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel: Must be received by 5pm EST,
Monday, April 23, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.
Open until filled.

(c) BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board
of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We
are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to
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(e) CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 14-15, 2010) The Federal Bar Association and
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The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renown AILA
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they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-
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fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2010 . For more
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  1. Roger Algase, Attorney at Law's Avatar
    The next day or two may be one of the most momentous in the entire history of American immigration, if the Republican governor of Arizona signs the draconian immigration bill passed by that state's Republican legislature that, despite some very loose and almost incomprehensible drafting that may render key parts of the bill unconstitutionally vague, is obviously intended to make it a crime to be in the US illegally, and to subject anyone who speaks Spanish or "looks" Latino to arbitrary arrest by local police officers for that reason alone.

    To talk about any other immigration issue while this horrendous bill may be about to become law seems like arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. While the bill is obviously a Republican creation, the Obama administration, by not speaking out against it and by pursuing policies which are very much in keeping with its spirit, especially under Section 287(g), is clearly giving aid and comfort to the racists who drafted and passed the bill. It is to the Obama administration's eternal shame that it also appointed the former Arizona governor who signed what was the nation's harshest anti-immigrant bill before this one into law, Janet Napolitano, as head of the Department of Homeland Security. She has not proved to be a disappointment to the immigrant-haters among us.

    Now, in keeping with ID's commendable spirit of respect for all viewpoints, so rare on the Internet or anywhere else, I will try to say something good about the Arizona bill: the Nuremberg laws were worse.
  2. K.W.E.'s Avatar
    The Arizona immigration bill should be known as the "Wo sind Ihre Papiere?" ("Where are your papers?") Act.
  3. Leslie Davis's Avatar
    Missed the email version of ID the past two days. Just checking to see if you've had distribution problems. You're not blocked on this end.

    Editor's note: Please see yesterday's comment:,0420.shtm#comment. If you continue to experience difficulty, email:
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