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  • Article: EB-5 Minimum Investment Amount Increases to $900,000 November 21, 2019 – Can an EB-5 Applicant Invest Less Than the Full $500,000 Now and Still Qualify? By Joseph Barnett and Vivian Zhu

    EB-5 Minimum Investment Amount Increases to $900,000 November 21, 2019 – Can an EB-5 Applicant Invest Less Than the Full $500,000 Now and Still Qualify? by Joseph Barnett and Vivian Zhu With the minimum EB-5 investment amount increasing to at least $900,000 on November 21, 2019, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP has been asked numerous times whether an EB-5 applicant can invest less than the current investment level of $500,000 to secure eligibility under the current EB-5 rules.  Here are five things to know about this option: What EB-5 ...
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  • Article: USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications By Melissa Cruz

    USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications by Melissa Cruz The cost of filing an application for citizenship—usually a hefty $725—has long been a barrier for some immigrants. Now, a change to the naturalization process may leave even more people priced out of becoming a U.S. citizen. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new policy that will change how the agency determines eligibility for a waiver of its ...
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  • Article: New Process in El Paso Seeks to Deport Asylum Seekers in Less Than 10 Days By Katie Shepherd

    New Process in El Paso Seeks to Deport Asylum Seekers in Less Than 10 Days by Katie Shepherd The Trump administration began a secretive new asylum process in El Paso, Texas that came to light late last week. It seeks to deter asylum seekers from coming to the United States and to remove them as quickly as possible once they’re here. The process—dubbed the “Prompt Asylum Claim Review” or “PACR”—condenses the asylum process from several months or more to under 10 days. It i...
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  • Article: Law Firm Networks Compete with the Biggest Players By Larry Bodine

    Article: Law Firm Networks Compete with the Biggest Players By Larry Bodine

    Law Firm Networks Compete with the Biggest Players by Larry Bodine  As published in the American Bar Association magazine: Lawyer Sasha Stepanova was working just hours before Christmas to close a deal for a corporate client when a situation arose where she urgently needed a Dutch lawyer to review a new document. There was no time to spare. As a member of the World Services Group law firm network, she called WSG member, Johan Boeren, directly in the Netherlands. “As luck...
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  • Article: How Trump’s New Healthcare Ban Threatens the Legal Immigration System By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    How Trump’s New Healthcare Ban Threatens the Legal Immigration System by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick President Trump invoked the same legal authority used for the Travel Ban to impose a sweeping new ban on legal immigration last week. Under the new ban, which analysis suggests could block as much as two thirds of all immigrants from coming to the United States, immigrants will be banned from entering unless they can prove they will be covered by priva...
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  • Article: The Trump Administration Wants to Return to a Pre-Civil Rights Immigration System By Walter Ewing

    The Trump Administration Wants to Return to a Pre-Civil Rights Immigration System by Walter Ewing The ideology of President Trump is about more than limiting how many immigrants enter the United States each year; it’s about turning back the clock on U.S. social history. A recent analysis by law professor Robert Tsai explores how President Trump’s ideology—labeled “Trumpism”—is the latest installment in a long-standing conservative movement to dismantle the legacy of the ci...
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  • Article: In Historic Ruling, Thousands of Immigrants Waiting for Their Immigration Records Can Now Challenge Agency Delay By Emily Creighton

    In Historic Ruling, Thousands of Immigrants Waiting for Their Immigration Records Can Now Challenge Agency Delay by Emily Creighton A federal court in San Francisco certified two nationwide classes of immigrants and attorneys challenging extreme agency delays in producing immigration case files. Plaintiffs allege that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a system-wide practice of failing to provide access to immigration case records—called...
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  • Article: H1Bs are under attack By Jagan Tamirisa

    Article: H1Bs are under attack By Jagan Tamirisa

    H1Bs are under attack by Jagan Tamirisa If you are having difficulty viewing this document please click here. About The Author Jagan Tamirisa is an attorney with Chugh. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM. ...
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  • Article: RELIEF ACT - The Boldest Immigration Proposal in Recent Years By Paul Szeto

    RELIEF ACT - The Boldest Immigration Proposal in Recent Years by Paul Szeto Once a while, you do get a nice surprise while browsing through the myriad of daily emails, news updates, briefings, etc.  The surprise came yesterday when I was reading the new RELIEF ACT drafted by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.  The proposed law - Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act - is one of the boldest immigration proposal that any legislator has put on...
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  • Article: The State Of Play In Washington – October 2019 By Mona Shah

    Article: The State Of Play In Washington – October 2019 By Mona Shah

    The State Of Play In Washington – October 2019 by Mona Shah I recall sending out a blog piece discussing the State of Play in Washington last year-- October 2018 [1] . Back then, I discussed upcoming mid-term elections, the continued funding authorization for the EB-5 program, the Yoder Amendment, efforts to roll back H-4 EADs, amongst other issues. One year along and we are fundamentally at the same place! Congress gave the regional center program another short authorization; Senators G...
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