EB-5 Project Restructuring and Priority Date Retention

Posted: Apr 13, 2018

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.

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

Posted: Apr 11, 2018

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.

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

Posted: Apr 9, 2018

USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap.The USCIS will reject and return filing fees for all unselected cap-subject petitions that are not prohibited. USCIS will continue to […]

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

Posted: Apr 9, 2018

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.

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

Posted: Apr 6, 2018

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

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