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  • Article: Solutions for EB-5 Investors Whose Projects Failed to Create Necessary Jobs By Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf

    Solutions for EB-5 Investors Whose Projects Failed to Create Necessary Jobs by Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP has long advocated for common sense solutions to assist good-faith EB-5 investors whose U.S. immigration process may be in jeopardy due to no fault of their own. Common scenarios which threaten a successful EB-5 case include Regional Center terminations, mismanaged projects, and fraud. Thankfully, USCIS’ new regulations open the door and provid...
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  • Article: How market-based visas meet political needs By Steven Kopits

    Article: How market-based visas meet political needs By Steven Kopits

    How market-based visas meet political needs by Steven Kopits Princeton Policy Advisors advocates for a market-based approach to solve illegal immigration across the US southwest border. In this post, we consider some of the related analytical tools. Bills pertaining to immigration struggle to find sufficient political support in Congress to pass into legislation. The prospects for such support can be assessed ex-ante using stakeholder analysis , historically taught in publi...
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  • Article: District Court Interprets New Guidelines for Regional Center Termination By Joseph Barnett

    District Court Interprets New Guidelines for Regional Center Termination by Joseph Barnett In December 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington found that USCIS’ termination of a Regional Center was arbitrary and capricious and ordered USCIS to reopen and re-adjudicate the I-526 petitions associated with the regional center.  This is one of the first federal court cases which interpreted USCIS’ Immigrant Investor Program Office’s (“IPO”) “po...
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  • Article: Proclamation 9645 A/K/A Travel Ban 3.0 and the January 31 Revision By Eugene Goldstein, Esq.

    Article: Proclamation 9645 A/K/A Travel Ban 3.0 and the January 31 Revision by Eugene Goldstein If you are having difficulty viewing this document please click here. About The Author Eugene Goldstein is the Senior Partner of Goldstein & Cheung in New York City. He has been practicing immigration law for more than 45 years concentrating in academic, business and family immigration. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect t...
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  • Article: Coronavirus China Travel Ban Reveals Prejudice Against Parents And Six Nation Ban Hodgepodge Thinking By Alan Lee, Esq.

    Coronavirus China Travel Ban Reveals Prejudice Against Parents And Six Nation Ban Hodgepodge Thinking by Alan Lee, Esq. The White House proclamation of January 31, 2020, on the suspension of persons entering the US from China emphasizes the Administration’s view that parents of US citizens and permanent residents are not worthy of entry to this country. The “Proclamation on Suspension of Entry As Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel C...
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  • Article: Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban and Other Immigration Madness By Cyrus Mehta

    Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban and Other Immigration Madness by Cyrus Mehta President Trump has done it again. On January 31, 2020, he used his extraordinary broad powers under INA § 212(f) to expand his travel ban to six additional countries. The affected countries are Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. The expanded ban comes about three years after the first ban. Most of the countries targeted in this ban, like the first ban, are countries with significant Musli...
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  • Article: Kazarian National Interest Waiver Application Approved By Joseph Barnett

    Article: Kazarian National Interest Waiver Application Approved By Joseph Barnett

    Kazarian National Interest Waiver Application Approved by Joseph Barnett WR is pleased to announce that after 10 years of fighting, Dr. Poghos Kazarian received an approval on his Form I-140.  On January 13, 2020, USCIS approved the EB-2 National Interest Waiver application filed in March of 2010, affirming that Dr. Kazarian’s work has substantial intrinsic merit and national importance which greatly outweighs the interest in the labor certification process.  USCIS determined that D...
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  • Article: Winners and Losers from USCIS’ New Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory By Joseph Barnett

    Winners and Losers from USCIS’ New Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory by Joseph Barnett On January 29, 2020, USCIS announced a process change for Form I-526 applications to a “visa availability approach”.  USCIS wrote to stakeholders this morning: The new visa availability approach simply gives priority to petitions where visas are immediately available, or soon available, and will not create legally binding rights or change substantive requirements. Applican...
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  • Article: Reexamining the Diversity Visa On the 2nd Anniversary of the ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment By Matthew La Corte

    Reexamining the Diversity Visa On the 2nd Anniversary of the ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment by Matthew La Corte Two years ago this month, in the midst of seemingly productive negotiations on immigration reform, President Trump famously asked why the U.S. was taking immigrants from “shithole countries.” Predictably, the comments triggered outrage, shut down fruitful negotiations, and created an outpouring of support for the often-maligned Diversity Visa program (DVP).  ...
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  • Article: ABC’s Of H-1Bs (This Is Part 2 Of An 8 Part Series). How Much Do Prospective H-1B Employers Need To Pay To H-1B Employees And Why The Federally Mandated Prevailing Wage Is So Important By Michael Phulwani, Ludka Zimovcak, and David Nachman

    ABC’s Of H-1Bs (This Is Part 2 Of An 8 Part Series). How Much Do Prospective H-1B Employers Need To Pay To H-1B Employees And Why The Federally Mandated Prevailing Wage Is So Important by Michael Phulwani, Ludka Zimovcak, and David Nachman Employers who seek to hire an H-1B nonimmigrant in a specialty occupation must first make a filing with the Department of Labor (DOL) and obtain a Labor Condition Application (LCA) . The LCA, among other things, must specify the number of workers sought, the occupational classification in which the H-1B will be employed, and the wage rate and conditions under which the proposed...
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