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E-2 Investment Visa Changes – What Does It Mean?

The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) continues to update the Foreign Affairs Manual (“FAM”) in numerous areas, including recent changes in guidance regarding eligibility for E-2 treaty investor visas. Here are five changes to know.

By | 2018-05-15T18:45:01+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Avi Friedman, Blog, Immigrant Visa, Joseph Barnett|Comments Off on E-2 Investment Visa Changes – What Does It Mean?

EB-5 Project Restructuring and Priority Date Retention

EB-5 success stories often occur but are rarely publicized. On the other hand, news about “failing” EB-5 projects, or the involvement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), or lawsuits brought by EB-5 investors against project developers or Regional Centers attract readership and are aplenty.

By | 2018-05-15T23:05:34+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Blog, EB-5, Immigrant Visa, Joseph Barnett|Comments Off on EB-5 Project Restructuring and Priority Date Retention

Vietnam EB-5 Retrogression Now a Reality: 5 Things to Know

Vietnam retrogression has now occurred and only Vietnamese EB-5 applicants who filed before July 22, 2014 will be eligible to receive an EB-5 immigrant visa.  However, starting October 1, 2018, we expect the Vietnam Final Action Date to be sometime in 2015 or 2016.

By | 2018-05-15T23:25:29+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on Vietnam EB-5 Retrogression Now a Reality: 5 Things to Know

H-1B Non-Immigrant Work Visa Update: USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap

USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year [...]

By | 2018-05-15T23:35:37+00:00 April 9th, 2018|H-1B Visas, Non-Immigrant Visa|Comments Off on H-1B Non-Immigrant Work Visa Update: USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap

Regulations v. Legislation – On the Brink of EB-5 Reform

Recent tweets from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) indicate that administrative changes to the EB-5 Program are a priority in Fiscal Year 2018.  It now appears almost certain the proposed regulations from over one year ago will be finalized very soon.

By | 2018-05-16T00:29:01+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett|Comments Off on Regulations v. Legislation – On the Brink of EB-5 Reform

An Era of Exclusion: Ongoing US Immigration Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration

An insight into recent developments in US immigration policy under the Trump administration

By | 2018-05-16T20:43:25+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, Joseph Barnett, Matthew Beatus, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on An Era of Exclusion: Ongoing US Immigration Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration

Five Things You Need to Know About EB-5 Visa Backlog – (Vietnamese and English)

5 things you need to know about the EB-5 visa backlogs

By | 2018-05-16T20:52:31+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett|Comments Off on Five Things You Need to Know About EB-5 Visa Backlog – (Vietnamese and English)

Impact of Marriage (and Divorce) during the EB-5 Process

These events such as marriage or divorce can significantly impact your case. Since the EB-5 process is often a long journey, these questions seem to be coming up more often.

By | 2018-05-21T22:17:26+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Eva Yang, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on Impact of Marriage (and Divorce) during the EB-5 Process

USCIS Updates Processing Times and Creates New Case Inquiry Date

USCIS has updated its official Case Processing Time webpage, in [...]

By | 2018-05-16T21:31:31+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Blog, H-1B Visas, Immigrant Visa, Permanent Residence (Green Card)|Comments Off on USCIS Updates Processing Times and Creates New Case Inquiry Date

EB-5 Regional Center Program Expected to be Extended to September 30, 2018

An extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program to September 30, 2018 is expected to be signed into law by President Trump this week.

By | 2018-05-16T21:57:16+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Blog, EB-5|Comments Off on EB-5 Regional Center Program Expected to be Extended to September 30, 2018