Comment: EB-5 Pitfall
Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. See an article on how to avoid EB-5 pitfalls; a blog posting on why Immigration will probably cost the Republicans the 2016 presedential election; also find a news item on the USCIS FY 2014 Annual Report to Congress on H-1B petitions.
Focus: EB-5 Events for Chinese Students
Chinese international students are coming to the US in dramatically increased numbers. The explosion in undergrad Chinese students started in 2008 and continues. For EB-5 purposes Chinese students offer the best prospects. We have been conducting events in 2014 educating Chinese Students on EB-5 in New York City. We can conduct similar events in six other cities across US. For each city we promote the event to multiple campuses across the metropolitan region; this can vary from ten to twenty campuses per city. The time frame for the events is determined based on the academic calendar. These are short evening events that require a short single night stay trip from the sponsoring Regional Center or law firm. During the educational event covering the students' immigration options the sponsor makes a short presentation about their project or law firm. The event structure allows for plenty of networking opportunities with students. These events are available only to Regional Centers that use Regulation-D or to law firms, and we require clients to consult a securities attorney before signing
USCIS recently made two operational changes to balance our overall workload.
USCIS recently began transferring some Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, cases filed by lawful permanent residents for their eligible family members from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center.
If your case was transferred, USCIS will send you a notice listing the transfer date and where your case will be processed. Your
There are three basic components that must be proven in a successful EB-5 investor petition: (1) investment of the requisite amount of capital; (2) in a new commercial enterprise; which (3) results in the creation of at least 10 new, full-time jobs. USCIS is very exacting in its review of I-526 and I-829 petitions and expectation that Petitioners meet their burden of proof. A prime example is a recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) that reached the U.S. District Court of California.
The case of Zhao v. Napolitano, SACV 13-01185 JVS (ANx) involved a Chinese citizen who claimed that he had invested $1,000,100 in Berkeley Dog, Inc., an existing fast-food restaurant. The first issue the Court looked at was whether Zhao’s
The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, during his last visit to the United States, had promised to the Indian community about a life-time visa and exemption from the requirement of registering with police authorities during long-term stays in India for Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
Giving effect to the Prime Minister’s promise, the Central Government of India through a Gazette Notification notified that that the PIO card scheme has been merged with the OCI scheme
 and the new scheme will be referred as “Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder. The new scheme need not be confused with dual citizenship because the Constitution of India does not offer dual citizenship. This is only a scheme to bring PIO and OCI in parity.
The Gazette notification further stated that all existing PIO cardholders shall be deemed as OCI cardholders effective January 9, 2015. All PIO applications currently pending are being returned to the applicants with a request to apply for OCI card on the same fee prescribed for the PIO card. In case the PIO cardholder has new passport then he or she can travel to India on their new passport with the valid PIO card and old passport mentioned on the PIO card.
Who Can Register As An (OCI) Cardholder?
Amending the Citizenship Act of 1955, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has extended the registration as an OCI cardholder to the following categories of people:
· Any person who is a citizen of another country
, but: (1) was a citizen of India at the time of, or at any time after, the commencement of the Constitution;
Comment: Immigration Jobs in New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
The ideal time to start looking for a job is now. Small and large law firms are looking for immigration attorneys, paralegals and professionals.
Today, Immigration Daily features job openings in New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Price Reduced
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The Physician Workforce And Healthcare Realities
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program: Views From The Inside And The Outside
Starting The Immigration Process: The Art Of The Client Intake Process