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  • Article: More Settlements in Vermont EB-5 Case — and Quiros Wants His Passport Back by David North 

    More Settlements in Vermont EB-5 Case — and Quiros Wants His Passport Back by David North There has been yet another multi-million dollar settlement in the continuing drama of the multiple failed EB-5 investments in the state of Vermont. This time, the settlement is for about $8 million, and it will go to a group of alien investors and, of course, their lawyers, according to a Law360 article (partly paywalled). The EB-5 program gives the families of investors a family-sized set of ...
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  • 文章:EB-5投資移民概述 作者:嚴維仁律師(William Yen)

    文章:EB-5投資移民概述 作者:嚴維仁律師(William Yen)

    EB-5投資移民概述 by 嚴維仁律師(William Yen) EB-5 投資移民概述 從1992年開始,外國人可以透過由美國移民局指定的區域中心進行投資,以獲得EB-5簽證的申請資格。區域中心在匯集多個投資者的資金後,再一併將資金投入商業企業中。而作為投資的回報,投資人通常會獲得有限合夥人權益或是有限責任公司的單位。 但是,透過區域中心的EB-5投資不代表就比較有保障。其中一個原因是,區域中心的EB-5投資通常都沒有向美國證券交易委員會報備登記 。在區域中心提供給投資人前,美國證券交易委員會不會預先審查相關的項目發行文件。另外,EB-5投資項目通常都是在美國境外直接...
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  • Article: The House Passes Historic Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact

    The House Passes Historic Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact The U.S. House of Representatives passed two immigration bills on March 18, signaling that Congress might finally enact major immigration reform for the first time in over three decades. These bills—the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act—both offer pathways to U.S. citizenship for many immigrants with longstanding ties to ...
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  • Article: What You Need to Know about Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela by Lennet Peñate for Immigration Impact 

    What You Need to Know about Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela by Lennet Peñate for Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 8 that Venezuelan nationals present in the United States would be eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS ). The TPS designation provides immigration status to many Venezuelans for the next 18 months. At least 200,000 Venezuelans are expected to be eligible. TPS was created by Congress in 1990 ...
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  • Article: Abcs of H-1bs (This Is Part Vi of an Viii Part Series): The H-1b Cap Was Reached; Do I Still Have a Chance of Getting an H-1b Visa? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. and Snehal Batra, Esq.

    ABCs OF H-1Bs (THIS IS PART VI OF AN VIII PART SERIES): THE H-1B CAP WAS REACHED; DO I STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING AN H-1B VISA? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. and Snehal Batra, Esq. As per the new changes implemented for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has opened the initial registration period from March 9 through March 25, 2021 . During this period employers will need seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanc...
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  • Article: ICE’s New Case Review Process Lets Immigrants Appeal Detention and Deportation by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    ICE’s New Case Review Process Lets Immigrants Appeal Detention and Deportation by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact The Biden administration announced new “enforcement priorities ” for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on February 18. The priorities were an initial step away from the Trump administration’s enforcement strategy that made every undocumented immigrant a target for deportation. But issuing priorities is one thing; meaningful implementation...
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  • Article: Perils for EB-5 Investors by William Yen

    Article: Perils for EB-5 Investors by William Yen

    Perils for EB-5 Investors by William Yen EB-5 OVERVIEW Beginning in 1992, foreign nationals could qualify for EB-5 visas by making investments through “regional centers” designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). Regional centers pool multiple investors’ funds into commercial enterprises. In return, investors are often given limited partnership or limited liability company interest. However, unlike other securities offerings, region...
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  • Article: CSPA Triumphs in Cuthill v. Blinken: Child of Parent who Naturalizes Should not be Penalized by Cyrus D. Mehta 

    CSPA Triumphs in Cuthill v. Blinken: Child of Parent who Naturalizes Should not be Penalized by Cyrus D. Mehta One of the unresolved conundrums in our immigration law is the inability of children of lawful permanent residents to be protected under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) when their parents naturalize to US citizenship. The CSPA was enacted to ensure that a child remained under the age of 21 in order to obtain permanent residency with the parent or to stay in a more advantag...
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  • Article: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Immigration: One Year Later by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact 

    How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Immigration: One Year Later by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact It’s been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic first affected immigration on a global scale. The impact has been swift, devastating, and long-lasting. On March 11, 2020, former President Trump issued a proclamation announcing travel restrictions on two dozen European countries. It was one of the first major signs from the U.S. government that the landscape of travel—and immi...
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  • News: 2019 Public Charge Rule Vacated and Removed; DHS Withdraws Proposed Rule Regarding the Affidavit of Support

    Release Date: March 11, 2021 WASHINGTON—Today, DHS filed for public inspection with the Federal Register a rule that formally removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the now-vacated 2019 rule on public charge inadmissibility. On March 9, 2021, a court order vacating the 2019 public charge rule went into effect, and DHS immediately stopped applying the rule. Today’s rule completes the last step in implementing that vacatur. “...
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