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USCIS EB-5 Teleconference Invitation

To discuss the EB-5 immigrant investor program, the Office of Public Engagement and the Service Center Operations Directorate has invited the public to participate in upcoming stakeholder engagements. The next program will take place through teleconferencing on Monday, January 23, 2012, at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). The main attention of this program will be on state government partners. It also creates an opportunity to address issues raised by state and local governments related to the EB-5 program. Interested EB-5 stakeholders can participate and it is also proposed to have an open forum for additional questions.

There is a session scheduled for January 23. To participate in this session, get in touch with the Office of Public Engagement by emailing to public.engagement@ by January 20, 2012, and mention “EB-5 Teleconference” in the subject line of your email. Remember to mention your full name and the organization you represent in the email. Should you need to submit agenda items and questions you must RSVP via email and attach a Word document or PDF with suggested items. Make sure such submissions are received by the Office of Public Engagement by the end of the business hours on Tuesday, December 27, 2012.

USCIS has also scheduled a list of EB-5 stakeholder engagements in 2012. Some meetings will be in person and through teleconference, while others will be only through teleconferencing. In each session, the USCIS will share information about the EB-5 program and address topics of stakeholder interest. There will be an open forum for questions and answers at each of these engagements. However, USCIS will not address case-specific inquiries.

On 1/23/2012, 1:00PM – 4:00PM (ET), the session will be about EB-5 Discussion with State Governments and this is only through teleconferencing. The deadline to submit agenda items is 12/27/2011. The next session is scheduled to be held on 5/1/2012, 1:00PM – 4:00PM (ET) and the focus will be on General EB-5 Discussion. It will be held in-Person, Teleconference & Live Web Streaming at USCIS California Service Center,24000 Avila Road,Laguna Niguel, CA 92677. The deadline to submit agenda items is 4/1/2012.

The next session will be on 7/26/2012, 1:00PM – 4:00PM (ET) focusing on Regional Center Discussion

and this will be through teleconference only and the deadline is 6/25/2012. The next session focusing on General EB-5 Discussion will be held on 10/18/2012, 1:00PM – 4:00PM (ET) and will be in-Person, Teleconference & Live Web Streaming at Tomich Center,111 Massachusetts Avenue,Washington, DC 20529.

There was another update regarding the change in filing locations for Form I-130 on January 1, 2012. Applicants will have to mail their stand-alone I-130 applications to either the Chicago Lockbox or the Phoenix Lockbox, depending on their residence in the US. This change is aimed at balancing workloads between the two locations and for more efficient and effective processing of Form I-130.

However, when submitting Form I-130 along with Form I-485, there is no change in filing locations. Such petitioners can continue to mailing them to the Chicago Lockbox facility. If you are filing from an overseas addresses where there is no USCIS office, you can continue to file at the Chicago Lockbox facility.

If your country has a USCIS office, you can send your I-130 forms to the Chicago Lockbox, or file Forms I-130 at the international USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place where you live.

Lost Your Green Card

If your green card is lost or stolen, you have to file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident card with the USCIS.

If you are eligible to apply for Naturalization but lost your green card, you must apply for a replacement for the lost green card before applying for citizenship as you are required to submit your green card while getting naturalized. But, you do not have to wait to receive the new card for filing for naturalization. Once you receive the I-797 Receipt Notice for having filed Form I-90, you can start filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

After you submit the I-90 application package with the appropriate fee and supporting documents (if any) to USCIS, they will send an application receipt notice with a receipt number. As mentioned earlier, you can start the Naturalization process as soon as you receive the Receipt Notice for the Form I-90. You are required to include a copy of the Receipt Notice with the N-400 application.

The application process :-

Expired green card :

Even if your green card expired, you have to get it renewed by filing Form I-90. Always make sure you apply for your new green card well before you travel and bring with you on any trip the temporary documentation that you received from the USCIS. If you are abroad and try to reenter the US with an expired green card, you may face problems causing unnecessary delay during the inspection process at the port-of-entry in the US. So it is always recommended you travel after you file the I-90 application to get a replacement.

Even US employers will not accept an expired Green Card while verifying employment authorization for new hires. In such cases, you can use other documents listed on the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) such as a social security card and driver’s license, or show temporary evidence of status (such as an I-551 stamp, or even the receipt notice for your Form I-90), Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

Another factor is that per the USCIS, if your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) will expire within six months, you have to renew your green card before filing the application for naturalization (Form N-400). You are required to submit a copy your green card when you apply to become a citizen.

How To Be Compensated For A Wrongful Death Of A Loved One?

There is no pain greater than losing a loved one due to the negligence of other people. But then, you are eligible to be recompensed. The first query is who can file the lawsuit. What situations bring about this case and how to seek compensation for the loss are other queries that you can discern. The answers to these can be provided by an experienced wrongful death lawyer.

Death comes like a thief in the night – this is an old saying known to every person. How painful it is when a loved one is declared dead. And the pain escalates tenfold when the death is caused by the negligence or another person. When injury is inflicted on a person whether the action is intentional or not, the offender is guilty of wrongful death. The pain can again multiply when the culprit is not penalized. In many cases, the victim will only be able to get lawfully compensated if he has a lawyer to prosecute the offender.

Who can file the lawsuit?

For any case of wrongful death, the people entitled to file the lawsuit must be defined. Who are they? The first person entitled to file a lawsuit is the spouse and children. Then, if the victim is single, his parents are entitled to the privilege. In the absence of these legal complainants, and depending on the state, a member of the extended family can be entitled to file a case. These are cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, partners and wards. Even grandchildren or grandparents can do the filing of case.

What situations bring about this case?

When a loved one died due to the fault of another person, the family of the victim can institute a case against the offender. It is not only the people who caused the death but also the situation that led to the crime needs to be evaluated. The most common case of wrongful death is accident. Any reckless driver or a drunk driver can be guilty of the crime when the vehicle he is driving hits a victim. Either the injured dies instantly or brought to the hospital then died is relevant to a case like this.

A case of medical malpractice, though described differently is likewise a case of wrongful death when the patient died due to negligence of health personnel. Products that harmed civilians that resulted to death are also classified to belong to this crime category.

How to seek compensation for the loss

The first thing to do in your attempt to file a lawsuit is to determine who is liable for the crime. Then you will have to prove that the death was due to the negligence of this liable person. It would be important to establish the damages and the injury inflicted. Then the total expenses such as medical, hospital and burial bills are to be tallied; this will form part of the claim. In addition to these receipted expenses, the loss of income, loss of insurance benefits and lost inheritance can also be computed with the total claims.

Another benefit that you can be entitled to is punitive damages. This is actually a punishment to the offender which may not be related in any way to you and other surviving heirs. The punitive benefits can be claimed together with the other benefits. However, the right amount of claims can only be made possible if you have good personal injury lawyer who can file your lawsuit and claims.

Death of a loved one due to the negligence of another person is compensable. The amount of benefit to be charged to the offender can be assessed by a good personal injury lawyer. With this attorney you can have a case of wrongful death that is to be legally and rightfully compensated.