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Nov 24, 2015

Host John Khosravi's Interview and Discussion with Immigration Guru, Attorney, Professor, Author & Advocate Stephen Yale-Loehr (http://www.millermayer.com/)

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Show Notes:

00:00 Overview
01:00 Introduction
01:36 Personal Background & Professional Beginnings
03:30 What does it mean to be Of Counsel and his role in his firm
04:25 Asylum Processing Times (Newark Asylum Office) and Detention times
05:53 EB-5 (I-526) Processing Times and the EB-5 Program
07:05 Steve's EB-5 cases and trends (for example, third party loans). IIUSA (https://iiusa.org/)
09:06 Amount time for Family v. Business Practice for the firm and Steve. One-off complex cases, witness testimony, pro bono (asylum) Half of practice is EB-5 related now
10:00 How Steve does his book writing
10:50 Where Steve gets his information (AILA.org, Lexis, Dan Kowalski Daily online publications Bender's immigration bulletinhttp://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsro... / various listservs)
11:57 Practice management: in-house case management system Access database w/in house IT team
12:31 Kind of complex cases he is working on (J-Visa, Asylum, EB-5)
14:15 Issues with Immigration: multiplicity of agencies and opinons and inability to be proactive in anticipating constantly shifting workload
16:25 How immigration reform would happen / points system used by other countries
19:20 Career: things that shaped who he is / clients that affected him
22:00 Affect of stress of the cases: managing client expectations
23:30 Dealing with case issues (ombudsmen, email or congressional inquiry)
24:35 Parting words: helping new immigrations come, opportunity here for them and lawyers

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