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  • Article: Need to Plan Ahead Before Sponsoring a Senior Parent for a Green Card By Cyrus Mehta

    Need to Plan Ahead Before Sponsoring a Senior Parent for a Green Card by Cyrus Mehta Many US citizens, especially those who have recently naturalized, desire to sponsor their senior parents for lawful permanent residence, also colloquially known as the green card. A US citizen can sponsor a parent for a green card as an immediate relative by  filing Form I-130 under INA 201(b)(2)(A)(i). Immediate relatives are not subject to quotas that can take many years to clear, and thus the pro...
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  • Article: Indian H-1b Holders Beware – Relief from Congress is not assured and time for EB-5 as a backup is short By Matt Gordon

    Indian H-1b Holders Beware – Relief from Congress is not assured and time for EB-5 as a backup is short by Matt Gordon Of late, Indian nationals here on H1-B who have hoped and prayed from relief from immigration purgatory due to the extended delays to receive Green Cards may be disappointed in the end. While the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Legislation to address their horrible plight has passed the US House of Representatives on July 10, 2019, unfortunately, that is much sound an...
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  • MAJOR VICTORY: L-1A APPROVAL THROUGH FEDERAL COURT ACTION

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

    Congress Debates Reauthorization of Expired Violence Against Women Act by Ericka Cruz for Immigration Impact 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 pr...
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  • Article: Brown Around Town: Rigging the Game By Jan Brown

    Article: Brown Around Town: Rigging the Game By Jan Brown

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  • 7月26日- 美国公民边境被抓 被释放后点了8个墨西哥玉米卷

    7月26日- 美国公民边境被抓 被释放后点了8个墨西哥玉米卷

    今日亮点: 美国公民边境被抓 被释放后点了8个墨西哥玉米卷 美国公民边境被抓 被释放后点了8个墨西哥玉米卷; 美法官“叫停”政府遏制移民新规; I-539申请人不能再搭乘加急审理的顺风车; 美国EB5改革 投资额提高近一倍 律师分析。欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英文): 特朗普实施全国范围内的遣返政策 作者: Aaron Reichlin-Melnick ...
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  • Article:Trump Implements Nationwide ‘Send Them Back’ Immigration Policy By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Trump Implements Nationwide ‘Send Them Back’ Immigration Policy by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday morning that it would vastly expand “expedited removal,” a provision of the law that permits the agency to rapidly deport certain individuals without an opportunity to see an immigration judge. Under the expansion, DHS can rapidly deport undocumented immigrants in the United States who crossed the border without a visa and hav...
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  • Article: Is Mandatory E-Verify on the Horizon? By Jennifer Pawlak

    Article: Is Mandatory E-Verify on the Horizon? By Jennifer Pawlak

    Is Mandatory E-Verify on the Horizon? by Jennifer Pawlak Date: July 25 In the greater discussion of the benefits or pitfalls of E-Verify, the elephant in the room is our economy's reliance on undocumented workers. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, everyone knows that there are unauthorized workers working on farms and construction sites, in hotels and restaurants, and many other places. As (I hope) you know, the I-9 was established in 1986 by the Immigration Reform...
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  • Article: The Rush is On: New EB-5 Rule Nearly Doubles Minimum Investment in 120 Days By Robert C. Divine *of Baker Donelson

    The Rush is On: New EB-5 Rule Nearly Doubles Minimum Investment in 120 Days by Robert C. Divine of Baker Donelson Date: July 23 USCIS has sent its final EB-5 regulation to the Federal Register for publication tomorrow. Effective for I-526 filings arriving at USCIS on or after November 21, 2019, new EB-5 investments must be at least $900,000 in a "targeted employment area" (TEAs) and otherwise $1,800,000, and the areas that can qualify as TEAs for the lower investment amount are more ...
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  • Article: The New EB-5 Rule is Here *- One Era Ends and a New Era Begins By Matt Gordon

    The New EB-5 Rule is Here - One Era Ends and a New Era Begins by Matt Gordon Date: July 23 An investor with whom I spoke recently accused the EB-5 industry of being the boy who cried wolf. Time and again we professed that the investment amount was going up only to have the day of reckoning never arrive. I reminded him that the parable ended with the wolf coming down the mountain to finally kill the sheep. The wolf is here. Tomorrow the rule will be on the Federal Register at this l...
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  • Article: Corporate Corner: Could It Become Harder to Be (and Stay) a U.S. Citizen? By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal

    Corporate Corner: Could It Become Harder to Be (and Stay) a U.S. Citizen? by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal There are clouds appearing on the citizenship horizon. Consider: After the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census—which some denounced as potentially dampening efforts to count accurately all people in the United States—were blocked in court, President Trump issued an Executive Order to “eliminate long-standing obstacles to data sharing
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