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  • Article: Top 10 Immigration Stories of the Decade By Kevin Johnson

    Article: Top 10 Immigration Stories of the Decade By Kevin Johnson

    Top 10 Immigration Stories of the Decade by Kevin Johnson     Many "best of the  decade" lists (see, e.g., TV shows; novels; movies) are appearing in newspapers and the blogosphere.  Here is a quick stab at the top ten immigration stories from 2010-2019.  My focus was on the stories on topics and issues that have had long term impacts on U.S. immigration law and policy.  If readers think that I missed something, pl...
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  • Article: U.S. Immigration Civil Surgeon Revocations By Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf

    U.S. Immigration Civil Surgeon Revocations by Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP attorneys have practiced immigration law exclusively for over three decades, yet despite our specialization in the field, only recently have we been approached by physicians who have received a “Notice of Revocation” of their respective Civil Surgeon designations from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).  This appears to be a trend based on USC...
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  • Article: Dawn of a New Era for EB-5 December 2019 Year-What to Expect for 2020 By Joseph Barnett, Bernard Wolfsdorf, and Vivian Zhu

    Dawn of a New Era for EB-5 December 2019 Year-What to Expect for 2020 by Joseph Barnett, Bernard Wolfsdorf, and Vivian Zhu On November 21, 2019 a new era of EB-5 began when the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program modernization regulations were published as a final rule. The regulations increased minimum investment to $900,000 and $1,800,000 for non-TEA. Moreover, USCIS severally restricted the definition of a TEA and stripped states of the right to designate TEAs. As a result, we are now in...
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  • 12月24日 - 国会的2019年

    12月24日 - 国会的2019年

    今日亮点: 国会的2019年 国会的2019年 ; 规避加州禁令 美当局加急扩大私人移民拘留所 ;美国芝加哥华埠房价持续飙升 止桥港区涨幅达9.9% ; ICE虚设大学“钓鱼”调查 600人涉学生签证欺诈 。 欢迎投稿或发送您的任何建议和意见至editor.chinese@ilw.com。 文章(英语): 企业移民趋势报告 作者: Bernard Wolfsdorf 头条: 国会的2019年 点击这里 头条: 规避加州禁令 美当局加急扩大私人移民拘留所 点击这里 头条: 美国芝加哥华埠房价持续飙升 止桥港区涨幅达9.9% 点击...
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  • Article: 3 Ways Our Immigration System Can Eliminate Barriers to Becoming a US Citizen By Melissa Cruz

    3 Ways Our Immigration System Can Eliminate Barriers to Becoming a US Citizen by Melissa Cruz When people who immigrate to the United States are enabled to become U.S. citizens, everyone benefits. Citizenship allows people to have more stable lives by granting access to better work, housing, health care, and education. This leads to a stronger, safer, and more prosperous country for foreign- and native-born Americans alike. Yet the Trump administration continues to make the citizenshi...
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  • Article: Looking Ahead – Corporate Immigration Trends Report By Bernard Wolfsdorf

    Looking Ahead – Corporate Immigration Trends Report by Bernard Wolfsdorf WR presents its annual “Looking Ahead – Corporate Immigration Trends for 2020”. The report aims to keep employers and HR professionals ahead of the curve in an ever-changing immigration landscape. Expected trends in 2020 include filing fee increases, the likelihood of EB-2 and EB-3 worldwide retrogression early in the year, increased site visits at employers of STEM OPT students, and ...
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  • Article: Trump Implemented Family Separation After Government Officials Raised Red Flags By Emily Creighton

    Trump Implemented Family Separation After Government Officials Raised Red Flags by Emily Creighton Government officials were aware of the harm family separation would cause and were critical of the practice years before the Trump administration established it as an official policy. Advocates un...
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  • Article: Federal Court Orders Government to Recognize American Samoans as US Citizens By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    Federal Court Orders Government to Recognize American Samoans as US Citizens by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick In a landmark decision last week, a federal court in Utah ordered the U.S. government to extend birthright citizenship to people born in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. In a lengthy decision, Judge Clark Waddoups declared that his decision was “required by the mandate of the Fourteenth Amendment as construed and applied by Supreme Court precedent.” Judge Waddoups ordered t...
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  • Article: Subscription Escrow Accounts In Eb-5 A Story Of Evolution By Jill Jones, NES Financial; Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates Global; Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law PA

    Subscription Escrow Accounts In Eb-5 A Story Of Evolution by Jill Jones, NES Financial; Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates Global; Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law PA The use of a subscription escrow account to accept capital contributions from EB-5 investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has been widely accepted by industry participants. While not required by any securities or immigration law or regulation, a properly struc...
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  • Article: How the Founding Values of Two Great Nations – United States and India – Can Get Hollowed Out Through Tweaks in their Immigration Laws By Cyrus Mehta

    How the Founding Values of Two Great Nations – United States and India – Can Get Hollowed Out Through Tweaks in their Immigration Laws by Cyrus Mehta Until President Trump of the United States and Prime Minister Modi of India came to power, it was unimaginable that democratically elected leaders could cynically tweak immigration laws to undermine the founding values of their nations. America has unquestionably been viewed as a nation of immigrants and a beacon of liberty for the world’s persec...
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