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  • MAJOR VICTORY: L-1A APPROVAL THROUGH FEDERAL COURT ACTION

    MAJOR VICTORY: L-1A APPROVAL THROUGH FEDERAL COURT ACTION

    As the Lead Counsel in Add Chapter Design LLC v. Nielsen et al, 1:18-cv-06254, I am glad to share that after months of legal battle with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other related parties in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decided to approve our client’s previously denied L-1A extension petition.  Just when we were gearing up to file a Summary Judgement Motion against the Defendants, USCIS decided to reopen and reconsider its previous denial decision and e-mailed us an electronic approval notice.  To our surprise, it all happened in just one day—as if lightning struck the slow moving and resistant turtle and transformed it into an agreeable rabbit!   Though I am extremely happy to report this success achieved through Federal District Court action, I am disappointed sharing how this was handled by the Defendants, including DHS, represented by the Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) within the Department of Justice (DOJ). So much of tax payers’ money and some good intellectual resources have been better utilized if the adjudicating officer at USCIS or someone at the OIL would have carefully read either initial petition or Request for Evidence (RFE) response, or even our Federal Court Complaint.  It all started in March 2018 when USCIS’ California Service Center denied our client’s L-1A extension application even though we had provided not just adequate information and supporting documentary evidence to meet the preponderance of evidencestandard but close enough to cross clear and convincing evidenceevidentiary standard threshold. Appalled to infer, through denial decision, that USCIS neither read our initial petition nor the RFE Response, we decided to straight away filed a Federal District Court Complaint seeking review of USCIS’ erroneous decision. We asserted in the complaint th...
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  • Article: DHS’s Proposed Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitions and Its Potential Adverse Impact on U.S. Employers and Prospective H-1B Employees By Xiaojie Meng, Alex Kim

    DHS’s Proposed Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitions and Its Potential Adverse Impact on U.S. Employers and Prospective H-1B Employees by Xiaojie (Marta) Meng, Alex Kim On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would impose an internet-based registration requirement for cap subject H-1B petitions. Although the proposed rule is well-intentioned, aiming to reduce the cost, paperwork burden, and complexity of participation in the H-1B program, some commenters have observed that it does not conform to the statutory requirements for the H-1B program. [1] Moreover, the proposed rule contains serious shortcomings likely to jeopardize the interests of U.S. employers and prospective H-1B employees by causing postponements and delays in the filing and adjudication of cases and creating confusion regarding the application of the “cap-gap” extension . While we are not opposed per se to the introduction of a registration requirement for H-1B petitions, the issues of protracted delay and cap-gap applicability must be addressed in order to avoid causing serious detriment to employers and employees participating in the H-1B program. Therefore, we respectfully and strongly urge USCIS to hold off on implementing the proposed registration requirement until a thorough test and evaluation has been conducted and the aforementioned issues have been resolved. A. DHS is Proposing Amendments to Introduce an Electronic Registration Requirement for H-1B Petitions and to Change the Order in Which Petitions Eligible for the Advanced Degree Exemption Are Selected The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) is proposing to introduce a new H-1B registration process that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, including both regular cap petitions and petitions asserting eligibility for the advanced degree exemption, to first electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period prior to the date that petitions could be filed. Petitioners would be asked to provide basic information regarding the petitioner and beneficiary, including the employer’s name, employer identification number, mailing address, beneficiary’s name, country of citizenship, passport number, and whether the beneficiary has obtained a master’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution of higher education. Once USCIS has received the number of electronic registrations needed to reach the H-1B regular cap limit, USCIS would close the registration period and randomly select the registrations to fill the regular H-1B cap. H-1B cap-subject petitions would only be filed on behalf of beneficiaries whose registrations were selected by USCIS. Unselected registrations would remain on reserve in the system for the applicable fiscal year. DHS is also proposing to change the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions for the regular cap and advanced degree exemption. Under the current system, petitions eligible for the advanced degree exemption are selected first, and regular cap petitions are then selected afterwards. DHS’s proposed amendments would reverse the order of selection. USCIS would select all registrations needed to meet the 65,000 regular cap limit first, then select registrations that are eligible for the 20,000 advanced degree exemption limit next. Changing the order of selection in this way will...
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  • August 10 - Pending Cases and Deportations

    August 10 - Pending Cases and Deportations

    Comment: Pending Cases and Deportations Today's Immigration Daily features several items of interest, including articles on the Pending Cases and Deportations etc. Please scroll below to find the item(s) of interest to you. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com. Article: Case Study: RFE for Degree from Unaccredited Institution – Overturned! By Sheila Danzig Blogging: New Web Tool Maps Cases Pending in Immigration Court By Matthew Kolken Blogging: Immigration Court Dispositions Drop 9.3 Percent Under Trump By Matthew Kolken Blogging: Trump's Deportations Lower than 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 under Obama By Matthew Kolken Focus: India Expo September 11, 2017 - Mumbai, India September 13, 2017 - Ahmedabad, India September 15, 2017 - Delhi, India ILW offers limited EB-5 exhibition opportunities at the Mumbai, Ahmedabad & Delhi Expos Info on India: India saw 43,000 millionaires leave in ten years ending in 2013 - second only to China, and the gap between India and China has been narrowing since then. India was #3 EB5 market in 2016, after China and Vietnam, India will likely overtake Vietnam to #2 spot behind China in 2017. India is fully English speaking country - no translation needed even for official documents. Indian regulatory structures are more robust than China. India source of funds is easier to handle for USCIS as compared to China source of funds. At ILW EB5 expos you will meet with direct investors, and/or with agents/intermediaries from the country and/or a combination of the above (all depending on local law) Format: All Day Expo featuring Exhibit Hall and frequent short seminars.(Speaking Opportunity included) Please bring brochures, PowerPoint presentation, table displays and business cards. Regional Centers - $3,999 per city; Law Firms - $999 per city (Inquire about Discounts and also about Platinum Level) For more information, please call (212)545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here. Headline: Canada Builds Camp to House Asylum Seekers Near US Border Click here Headline: Trump's Immigration Agenda Makes a Fundamental Miscalculation Click here Headline: Most Americans Think Legal Immigrants Are Good For The Country Click here Headline: President Trump’s Claim That Low-Skilled Immigration Placed ‘Substantial Pressure’ On U.S. Workers Click here Headline: Private Prisons Are Excited About Trump's Immigration Crackdown Click here...
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  • July 25 - Get Published Fast

    July 25 - Get Published Fast

    Comment: Get Published Fast We have streamlined our article production process. Immigration Daily carries more articles than ever before. What does that mean for you? If you are a writer, it means super-fast turnaround time for the dissemination of your thoughts - typically just one business day. We encourage all who wish to reach an audience among our 35,000+ readers including immigration professionals, journalists, scholars, employers, government officials and immigrants to submit articles to editor@ilw.com. If you are a reader, it means more articles delivered to you in a timelier fashion. Articles are clearly marked "Article: Title by Author" and all you have to do is to click on the links to read the articles. Article: Looking Back — Not Much Immigration Solace from Obama By Angelo A. Paparelli Article: Trump’s H-2B Visa Conflict: How We Can Take Advantage Of It To Gain Broader Immigration Reform By Cyrus D. Mehta Article: Congress Needs to Provide Dreamers with Permanent Protection By Matthew La Corte and Melanie Huettman Article: Asylum Officer Training Materials on "Nexus-Particular Social Group" Released by The USCIS in Response to a Freedom of Information Lawsuit By David L. Cleveland News: US District Ruled that EB5 Investments Are Securities And Orders Immigration Attorney To Pay $2.7 million News: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules Against Use of Immigration Detainers Focus: Hot Off The Presses: The EB-5 Book 2016-17 Edition; Editors: Matt Gordon and Sarah A. Schroeder Shipping Now! Specific focus on Enforcement and Compliance. 8 Brand New articles and 3 articles updated from previous edition to cover cutting-edge current developments. Articles by Shae Armstrong, Jeanne Calderon, Michael T. Clark, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Gary Friedland, Robert P. Gaffney, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa K. Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, Angelo A. Paparelli, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Reid Thomas, Robert S. Winner, and Ben Zou. Buy Now! Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/TheEB5Book.shtm or Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/theeb5book.pdf Headline: H1B visa: US resumes fast processing of some H-1B visa categories Click here Headline: US federal judge blocks potential deportation of more than one thousand Iraqis Click here Headline: Court Officers Can’t Hold People Solely Under ICE Detainers, Massachusetts Justices Rule Click here Headline: Phoenix police chief explains department's new immigration policy Click here Headline: Here is the draft of a new ‘DREAM Act’ that Trump is already rejecting Click here...
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  • June 27 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    June 27 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Comment: Instant Immigration News with Twitter Being part of a fast-paced generation, where time is essential and something is happening every second, can be difficult to keep up with. There's a place with millions of people where you can receive the latest events, news, have direct access to media members, public officials, attorneys, law firms, and other internet users who want to communicate with you. This place is Twitter; its users see their popularity increase with each mention and new follower. By using 140 character messages, hash tags, retweets and direct messages you'll be able to connect with potential customers, businesses, friends and reconnect with old ones. Twitter gets you on search engines, group similar tweets together and be listed among other well-known Twitter users. The newsfeed is accessible either on your mobile device or computer and the codes are available for your website. If you've ever wondered how to have access to all these benefits, then all you have to do is join Twitter and when you do, please join over 13,000 people who follow us on Twitter with one simple click to this button. Article: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case – Reinstates Partial Ban By Robert J. Blanco and Bernard P. Wolfsdorf Article: Spousal Abuse Cases By Dr. Mark S. Silver Article: H1B RFE? 5 Questions to Find the Right Credential Evaluator By Sheila Danzig Blogging: BALCA Finds Job Duties Outweigh Job Title By Bruce Buchanan Blogging: Return of the Travel Ban By Jason Dzubow Blogging: USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants By Matthew Kolken Blogging: DHS Statement On SCOTUS Decision On Trump's Executive Order By Matthew Kolken Blogging: USCIS Introduces "Extreme Vetting" in New I-485 Adjustment of Status Form. Welcome to the United States of Ideological Purity By Roger Algase Blogging: Supreme Court Hands Trump Pyrrhic "Victory" by Upholding Muslim Ban Only Against People Not Likely to Come to U.S. Anyway By Roger Algase News: DHS Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision On Travel Ban News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Releases Statement on Unanimous Supreme Court Decision News: USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants Focus: The Consular Posts Book 2015-2016 Edition ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Consular Book 2015-16 edition, Coming Soon! The editor is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributing authors are Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows: The Book Contents: Major Consular Posts: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Philippines, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Vietnam. Theory and Practice: Introduction; New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice; Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts; Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul; The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks; Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations; E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors; The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions; H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking; Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites; State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs); ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces; What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions; A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment; Resource Materials on CD-ROM For additional information, including author biographies and to purchase, please see: Online By Fax Headline: Why the supreme court's travel ban ruling may not be a win for Trump Click here Headline: Texas' new immigration law is in court Monday. Wh...
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  • January 11 - Top Articles And News For December

    January 11 - Top Articles And News For December

    Comment: Top Articles And News For December Articles Article: Will Trump Be Able To Use Information From DACA Applications In Removal Proceedings? By Nolan Rappaport Article: Fact Sheet: Aggravated Felonies: An Overview By American Immigration Council Article: Is Your Money Of Suspect Origin? By Joseph P. Whalen Blogging: What immigration enforcement measures is the Senate planning to legislate in 2017? By Nolan Rappaport Blogging: OSC Settles Two Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims By Bruce Buchanan News News: House Bill On Continuing Resolution Extends Immigration Programs Including EB-5 Regional Center Program News: DOS Publishes Final Rule Amending Definition of Immediate Family Members as A, C-3, G, and NATO Nonimmigrants News: CRS Report On Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Aliens' Detention Pending Removal Proceedings News: CRS Report On Barriers Along The U.S. Borders: Key Authorities And Requirements News: Mayors Of Major Cities Urge President-Elect Trump To Continue DACA Program What were your favorite November 2016 Articles and New Items? Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com Article: Expert Testimony In Immigration Hearings Live And Telephonic Testimony By Dr. Mark S. Silver Article: New Legal Framework for Adjudicating NIW Petitions By Christy Turovskiy, Esq. Article: 5 Things You Need to Know about New Proposed EB-5 Rulemaking By Bernard Wolfsdorf, Esq. and Joseph Barnett, Esq. Blogging: The Harm That Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General Can Do to Immigration Law and Due Process By Lory D. Rosenberg Blogging: February 2017 VISA Bulletin: Analysis By Chris Musillo Blogging: OCAHO Finds No Jurisdiction Over Case By Bruce Buchanan News: DHS Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking On EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program Focus: The Family Book 2016-2017 Edition ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Family Book 2016-17 Edition, Coming soon! Email webmaster@ilw.com to receive publication notice. For additional information please see: here. Headline: Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly: 'The law will guide me' on immigration, border security Click here Headline: Pol pushes to add immigration status to list of protected classes Click here Headline: D.C. will go ‘beyond sanctuary,’ create legal defense fund for [undocumented] immigrants Click here Headline: County supervisors create a new office that would help immigrants receive assistance Click here Headline: Concerns Over Trump's Take on Immigration: First Fear, Then Resolve Click here Headline: Sessions: Immigration should serve ‘the national interest’ Click here Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney San Diego, CA - Boutique San Diego immigration law office is looking to add an attorney. The firm emphasizes business immigration, while also maintaining an active family based immigration and naturalization practice. The candidate must be able to multi-task, work independently, and maintain a pleasant and professional demeanor with clients and colleagues. Our offices are located in a Class A building in downtown San Diego. Experience in employment based immigration law is preferred, but not required. Please send resume and a cover letter explaining your interest to ...
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  • Nov 2 - The EB-5 Summit Houston

    Nov 2 - The EB-5 Summit Houston

    Comment: The EB-5 Summit Houston - The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be held on Friday, November 16 in Houston, TX. The speakers will be Robert Loughran, Ignacio Donoso, Charles C. Foster, Clifford Morris, John Meyer, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows: Morning Session For Investor's Counsel Lawfully Advising on Project Choices 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues 829 Petitions and Documenting Job Creation Ethical Considerations in EB-5 Practice (1.0 EPR Credit) Lunch Presentation Afternoon Session For Regional Centers and Regional Center Counsel Economist Panel Economist Issues: TEAs, Job Creation Models, Tenant Occupancy Issues Marketing Projects in Compliance with U.S. Securities Law Developing the 924 Petition Projects, Project Selection and Marketing Experiences From an Established Regional Center Legally and Effectively Marketing Projects Domestically and Abroad For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: here. For the fax form, see here. Don't delay, act today! This $100 off offer is available only until November 5! This is an abbreviated version of Immigration Daily because we still do not have power at our office. News: USCIS Announces Opening of Six Offices in NY and NJ, Continued Closure of Six News: DOJ Announces New York City and Varick Street EOIR and Immigration Courts Remain Closed; All Others Open News: Supreme Court Oral Argument Transcript Available In Chaidez v. United States, Case on Padilla Retroactivity Today's Obama's Childhood Arrivals Promise Graph Focus: INA And CFRs Under Ten Bucks - ILW.COM is pleased to offer the latest, completely revised 2011-2012 editions of Patel's Immigration Law Library on Kindle. This collection includes the essential reference resource The WHOLE Act, The INA (Annotated) (http://www.ilw.com/books/thewholeact-ina.shtm), used by DHS officials, federal court libraries, and veteran immigration practitioners. Once you have used this best indexed version of the INA, you will wonder why you ever used any other! This collection also features the fully indexed 8 CFR (http://www.ilw.com/books/8cfrplus.shtm) and fully indexed 20/22/28 CFR (http://www.ilw.com/books/20-22-28cfrplus.shtm). You do not need to have a Kindle device to read these books - You can read them on your computer by downloading the free Kindle program from Amazon or on your smartphone by downloading the free Kindle App. These high-quality immigration law reference books are now available at the cheapest price on the market - $9.99 each. Buy them all today! Headline: Immigrant’s detainment sparks outcry in New Haven Click Here Headline: Activists Urge Latinos in Arizona to Oust Sheriff Who Pushed DeportationsClick Here Headline: Innovative Immigrants: without commercial or family ties, they r better prepared to play the innovator’s roleClick Here Headline: What do you think abt Sergio Romo, Giants pitcher, wearing "I just look illegal" t-shirt? seen here Is this the right messaging? Headline: Romney is best bet for Hispanics: who thinks comprehensive reform can pass Congress without R...
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  • Expanded List of STEM Eligible Degrees Announced by Sheela Murthy et al.

    Expanded List of STEM Eligible Degrees Announced by Sheela Murthy et al. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently expanded the list of approved degree programs that are eligible for the 17-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extensions. The ICE announcement is available online. Background: Basics of STEM Extensions In April 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a new program allowing certain students to obtain extensions of the standard 12-month OPT period. Under the new provisions, students completing designated science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) programs become eligible for a 17-month OPT extension. OPT is normally authorized for a maximum of 12 months after completion of a post-secondary degree program. Graduates of STEM-approved degree programs can file for an additional 17 months, for a total OPT period of 29 months. According to ICE guidance, each student is eligible for only one 17-month STEM extension. To implement the new program, ICE created a list of degree programs qualified for the extended OPT period. The original STEM degree list was expanded on May 12, 2011. The new list of expanded STEM degree programs is available online. New Computer and Engineering Degrees Added The updated list of eligible STEM degrees includes a number of new computer and engineering degrees. Many of these degrees are designated with the term "other." This is a catch-all designation within various fields of study to include programs that would not fit within any of the more specific designations. These degrees are: Computer and Information Sc...
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  • 5月24日 - 美国公布择优录取移民计划 国际生签证费大幅上调
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    今日亮点: 美国公布择优录取移民计划 国际生签证费大幅上调 美国公布择优录取移民计划 国际生签证费大幅上调 ; 川普促加强执法 移民享福利 担保人要付费 ; 加州初步同意 非法移民医保纳税人买单 ; 美移民新兵身份悬挂案 法院初判背景调查不合法 中文移民日报面向对美国移民新闻及信息感兴趣的所有华人,欢迎您发送评论或文章至editor.chinese@ilw.com 文章(英文): 2019年5月EB-5综述“EB-5生存之战 - 第1部分” 作者: Mona Shah, Esq. 和 Hermione M. Krumm, Esq. 头条: 美国公布择优录取移民计划 国际生签证费大幅上调 点击这里 头条: 川普促加强执法 移民享福利 担保人要付费 点击这里 头条: 加州初步同意 非法移民医保纳税人买单 点击这里 头条: 美移民新兵身份悬挂案 法院初判背景调查不合法 点击这里 广告与合作 移民日报诚邀服务于美国华人社区的公司(团体)展开合作,刊登广告, 请发邮件至webmaster.chinese@ilw.com 每周信件:如果您对移民日报的推送内容有任何观点或疑问,欢迎发送您的信件至editor.chinese@ilw.com An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor.chinese@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM. 重要的免责声明!本网页所提供的信息并不是法律建议。信息的传送与读者的接收并不因此创造或形成律师与委托人间的法
    05-24-2019, 01:40 PM
  • May 24 - Photos from Los Angeles H1B to EB5 Expo
    ImmigrationDaily
    Comment: Photos from Los Angeles H1B to EB5 Expo ILW.COM conducted a H1B to EB5 Expo in Los Angeles, on April 19, 2019. See photos below. A Regional Center presenting to the audience of investors Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks The audience of investors listening to presentation Investors interacting with exhibitors during networking breaks Exhibition/speaking opportunities for our next round of H-1B events are available. Please see below for our current H1B to EB5 Expo schedule: Date City Monday, June 3, 2019 Boston, MA Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Friday, June 7, 2019 San Jose, CA To find out more please call 212-545-0818 or email webmaster@ilw.com or click here.Don't delay, act today! Article: EB-5 Roundup May 2019 “The Battle for EB-5 Survival—Part 1” By Mona Shah, Esq. and Hermione M. Krumm, Esq. News: DHS Adjusts Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program Focus: EB-5 Roundtable with Sam Udani This month's free 45-minute telephonic EB5 Roundtable with Sam Udani features: Guest Speakers: Ignacio Donoso and Cornish Jr., Robert V. This month's topic is: Latest EB-5 Updates Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET Registration Deadline: 11:00pm (ET), Monday, May 27, 2019 To register, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/EB5RegionalCenterSeminars.shtm#regnow To view speakers and their biographies, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/EB5RegionalCenterSeminars.shtm Headline: H-1B visa: Government says work ban for H-4 spouses coming this month Click here Headline: GOP lawmakers lay out border security proposals for DHS Click here Headline: Trump demands legal immigrants reimburse the government for welfare programs Click here Headline: Immigration bills move forward amid political upheaval Click here Headline: New rules limit ICE activity in New Jersey state courthouses Click here Foreign Credential Evaluations & Translations American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) is the industry leader in foreign credential evaluations and certified document translations. AETS provides the most competitive rates in the industry – including educational evaluations using the Aacrao EDGE database, as well as expert opinion work experience and position evaluations completed by university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for Educational and Work Experience Evaluations, and Expert Opinion Position Analysis and Position Evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: ...
    05-24-2019, 01:17 PM
  • Article: EB-5 Roundup May 2019 “The Battle for EB-5 Survival—Part 1” By Mona Shah, Esq. and Hermione M. Krumm, Esq.
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    EB-5 Roundup May 2019 “The Battle for EB-5 Survival—Part 1” by Mona Shah, Esq. and Hermione M. Krumm, Esq. As the EB-5 industry braces itself for the onslaught of a brutal Winter, efforts continue to bring an early Spring. For the first time in the history of EB-5, we are witnessing a unification of the industry, a confederacy against the common enemy. Some key players have taken a bow and left the stage or have shifted their focus from EB-5 to alternative routes, those left know that it must be a battle to the death, as no action would certainly signal the demise of the program as we know it. It would certainly help to have a dragon or two (or a way to teleport USCIS to the Wall) we know that the wheel can be broken if not by Valyrian steel, by sheer will power. Below is a round up of what’s been going on in EB-5: 1. Winter is Coming……The Regulation Progress As Winter approaches, and the OMB sneezes, EB-5 marketers rise up in a frenzy! The Spring 2019 OMB Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions was released yesterday, May 22, 2019, with updated timetables for the three EB-5 regulations in progress. RIN1615-AC07 EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization , with proposed changes to TEAs and the minimum investment amount, is still listed as Pending Review by OMB, but moves the date for Final Rule to May 2019. Considering the end of the month is fast approaching, it is hard to predict anything would happen before June 1. RIN 1615-AC11 Regional Center Program Regulation, with proposed changes to regional center designation requirements and process: the date for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been advanced to March 2020. RIN 1615-AC26 EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Realignment , sets the date for Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to March 2020. This is the new proposal brought to the industry’s attention last Fall and it aims to “solicit public input on proposals that would increase monitoring and oversight, encourage investment in rural areas, redefine components of the job creation requirement, and define conditions for regional center designations and operations”. Although there is no concreate plan published as of now, the proposal showcases the agency’s heightened interest in integrity, as confirmed by both USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna’s testimony on EB-5 before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in June 2018 and his speech with the IIUSA directors during their closed-door meeting in October 2018. To briefly explain, the regulatory agenda, published in the fall and spring, is a semiannual summary of existing and projected regulations and completed actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). [1] 2. The North, South, East and West Unite! --“The EB-5 Industry Rallies” On May 17, 2019, a confederacy of EB-5 stakeholder groups (including IIUSA, AILA, EB-5 Investment Coalition, Rural Alliance, Real Estate Roundtable and U.S. Chamber...
    05-24-2019, 12:10 PM
  • News: DHS Adjusts Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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    [Federal Register Volume 84, Number 100 (Thursday, May 23, 2019)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 23930-23979] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-10884] [[Page 23929]] Vol. 84 Thursday, No. 100 May 23, 2019 Part V Department of Homeland Security ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 CFR Parts 103 and 214 Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program; Final Rule Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 100 / Thursday, May 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations [[Page 23930]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 8 CFR Parts 103 and 214 [DHS No. ICEB-2017-0003] RIN 1653-AA74 Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program AGENCY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This rule adjusts the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school certification petition fees and the application fees for nonimmigrants seeking to become academic (F visa) or vocational (M visa) students, or exchange visitors (J visa). The rule sets the following fees: $3,000 for a school certification petition; $655 for each school site visit; $1,250 to submit a school recertification petition; and $675 to submit an appeal or motion following a denial or withdrawal of a school petition. The rule also sets new fees for filing the Form I-901 at $350 for each F or...
    05-24-2019, 11:48 AM
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  • May 23 - Pass it On
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