Robert Blanco

New U.S. Immigration Public Charge Provisions – The Dawn of a New Era – Do Not Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor ….”

USCIS guidance from 2011 defined a public charge. Under its narrow definition, many forms of public benefits would not render someone a public charge. 

By | 2018-05-22T00:19:58+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on New U.S. Immigration Public Charge Provisions – The Dawn of a New Era – Do Not Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor ….”

Vietnam EB-5 Demand Exceeds Expectations – U.S. State Department Predicts April 2018 Final Action Date – What Does That Mean For the EB-5 Waiting Line?

The priority date for Vietnam EB-5 will become subject to a final action date no later than April. The China-mainland born and Vietnam Employment fifth preference dates would be the same.

By | 2018-05-22T19:29:25+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on Vietnam EB-5 Demand Exceeds Expectations – U.S. State Department Predicts April 2018 Final Action Date – What Does That Mean For the EB-5 Waiting Line?

5 Reasons Indian Citizens Should Consider EB-5 Visa to U.S. – 2018 UPDATE

Here are five updated reasons why EB-5 may be an especially attractive option for Indian citizens right now, as the other options are getting difficult.

By | 2018-05-22T19:27:47+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Indian Citizens Should Consider EB-5 Visa to U.S. – 2018 UPDATE

EB-5 Regional Center Termination Overturned: AAO Gets it Right

USCIS Administrative Appeals Office overturned a previous regional center termination order by the Immigrant Investor Program Office, for the first time

By | 2018-05-22T20:04:08+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on EB-5 Regional Center Termination Overturned: AAO Gets it Right

How We Overturned a Denial and Acquired an Immigrant Visa for a 24-Year-Old Derivative Child

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP recently earned a significant victory for one of our clients – an immigrant visa for a 24 year old derivative child. Find out more in the post.

By | 2018-05-23T19:11:37+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Immigrant Visa, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on How We Overturned a Denial and Acquired an Immigrant Visa for a 24-Year-Old Derivative Child

Marry a Prince, become a Duchess, and Lose your American Citizenship? Could the Royal Wedding Create a Nationality Headache? Musings of an Immigration Lawyer

The recent announcement that England’s Prince Harry is engaged to American, Meghan Markle has generated worldwide excitement and interest.

By | 2018-05-23T19:17:23+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on Marry a Prince, become a Duchess, and Lose your American Citizenship? Could the Royal Wedding Create a Nationality Headache? Musings of an Immigration Lawyer

5 Takeaways from USCIS IPO’s November 2017 Stakeholders Meeting: New Challenges for the EB-5 Industry

Here are five major takeaways from the meeting:

By | 2018-05-23T19:42:29+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on 5 Takeaways from USCIS IPO’s November 2017 Stakeholders Meeting: New Challenges for the EB-5 Industry

Employment-Based Green Card Interviews are Coming – What We Learned from the Ombudsman’s Teleconference

On September 28, 2017, the USCIS Ombudsman’s Office held a teleconference with USCIS to discuss this new policy.

By | 2018-05-23T23:35:30+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Blog, Permanent Residence (Green Card), Robert Blanco|Comments Off on Employment-Based Green Card Interviews are Coming – What We Learned from the Ombudsman’s Teleconference

It’s Time for Regional Centers to File Form I-924A – Are You Ready?

The Form I-924A filing window runs from October 1 to December 29.

By | 2018-05-24T22:31:22+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog, EB-5, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on It’s Time for Regional Centers to File Form I-924A – Are You Ready?

5 Things We Learned from USCIS’ Webinar on the Form I-924A, Annual Certificate of Regional Center

By: Bernard Wolfsdorf, Joseph Barnett, and Robert Blanco On August 24, [...]

By | 2018-05-25T00:16:21+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Bernard Wolfsdorf, Blog, EB-5, Joseph Barnett, Robert Blanco|Comments Off on 5 Things We Learned from USCIS’ Webinar on the Form I-924A, Annual Certificate of Regional Center