Comment: It's Finally Official
Late last Friday, President Obama signed SB 3245 into law, which was expected given the bill's wide support on both sides of the political aisle. SB 3245 extends the expiration dates of four DHS-administered programs; most significantly, these include the EB-5 Regional Center program and E-Verify program. The bill passed both chambers of Congress with near unanimous approval, but Mr. Obama does deserve some small measure of credit for acting affirmatively in the heat of his reelection campaign. While a more ideal outcome would have been making the EB-5 Regional Center program permanent, this three year extension gives important peace of mind to those involved in those in the EB-5 and that is certainly better than the alternative. To read the White House Press Release, continue here. To learn more about why the EB-5 program is a win-win for both American developers and foreign-born investors, this New York Times article from last month may give a useful primer. Share your thoughts with us on what this extension means at

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Focus: The United Kingdom and France
Tuesday, October 2 is the deadline for the Thursday, October 4 phone session of "Global Migration" with Poorvi Chothani, Enrique Arellano, Ted Badoux, Daniela Lima, Laura Danielson and Thomas Young. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Who can engage the services of foreign nationals in your country?
  • What is the process of getting a work visa in the UK?
  • What are the permitted activities on a business visa in France?
  • Is there a cap on an employment visas in France?
  • Can an employee apply for permanent residence in your country after having lived there for a specific period?
  • Are there any applicable exceptions for business travel in your countries?
Tuesday, October 2 is the deadline to sign up.
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