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  • Article: Can the COVID-19 Outbreak Be the Silver Lining for the EB-5 Visa Program? By Sweta Khandelwal

    Can the COVID-19 Outbreak Be the Silver Lining for the EB-5 Visa Program? by Sweta Khandelwal The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was created to encourage foreign investment in U.S. businesses. In exchange for investing in a business that creates jobs for U.S. workers, foreign nationals and their families are eligible to become permanent residents of the United States. How is this relevant to the immigrant entrepreneurs, one may ask? The EB-5 program has an option that al...
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  • Article: “Women Are Equal To Men” And Other Successful “Political Opinions” From Central America, Leading To Asylum By David L. Cleveland

    “Women Are Equal To Men” And Other Successful “Political Opinions” From Central America, Leading To Asylum by David L. Cleveland Five immigration judges found viable “political opinions” in cases from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala. “Women are equal to men;” “Feminism;’” Being anti-gang;” and “Witnessing a drug sale by a police officer;” were opinions leading to asylum. This article will summarize the five cases. WOMEN ARE EQUAL TO MEN “Women are equ...
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  • Article: Building the Legal Case to Challenge Trump’s Immigration Ban By Cyrus Mehta

    Building the Legal Case to Challenge Trump’s Immigration Ban by Cyrus Mehta President Trump’s latest Proclamation  is a brazen attempt to rewrite US immigration laws under the guise of protecting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation bans most noncitizens who will enter the United States as immigrants for 60 days from April 23, 2020.  Confirming the sham, Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, according to a leaked private conference call rec...
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  • Article: Trump to Temporarily Suspend All Immigration into the U.S. By Charlotte Immigration Law Firm

    Trump to Temporarily Suspend All Immigration into the U.S. by Charlotte Immigration Law Firm Late Monday, April 20, 2020 President Trump tweeted that he intends to sign an Executive Order temporarily suspending “all immigration” into the United States. Trump’s surprise announcement has ignited much speculation over what this means—but at the time of this writing, speculation is all we have. No formal, l...
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  • Article: Public Charge FAQs By Andrew Kingsbury and Stephen Yale-Loehr

    Article: Public Charge FAQs By Andrew Kingsbury and Stephen Yale-Loehr

    Public Charge FAQs by Andrew Kingsbury and Stephen Yale-Loehr Much has been written [1] about the public charge rule published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last August. [2] After litigation temporarily stalled implementation of the rule, it took effect on February 24, 2020. The rule is complex, and made more complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following fifteen frequently asked questions (FAQs) are not ex...
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  • Article: Trump‘s New Executive Order By David H. Nachman, Esq.

    Article: Trump‘s New Executive Order By David H. Nachman, Esq.

    Trump‘s New Executive Order by David H. Nachman, Esq. PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 24, 2020 - TRUMP‘S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER - On Wednesday, April 23rd, President Donald Trump signed and announced a new Executive Order (EO) temporarily banning (for 60 days), from entry into the US, those who are outside and who do not have a valid “immigrant” visa. In other words, the EO covers those who are outside the United States waiting for a green card through a local...
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  • Article: IPO Has Disregarded Its Duty to Adjudicate I-526 Petitions By Joseph Barnett

    IPO Has Disregarded Its Duty to Adjudicate I-526 Petitions by Joseph Barnett USCIS released new data indicating that the Immigrant Investor Program Office (“IPO”) only adjudicated 455 Form I-526 petitions from October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, and that over 17,000 Form I-526 petitions remain pending at IPO. This continues the downward trend of EB-5 processing. In FY 2019, fewer than 5,000 cases were adjudicated. In FY 2018, over 15,000 cases were adjudicated. What is happen...
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  • Article: E-2 Visa Approvals And Denials In 2019 By Elizabeth Tran

    Article: E-2 Visa Approvals And Denials In 2019 By Elizabeth Tran

    E-2 Visa Approvals And Denials In 2019 by Elizabeth Tran Japan has always had an extremely high number of E-2 visa issuances relative to other countries. Most of the Japanese E-2 visas are for E-2 managers that are transferred to work in the E-2 company in the United States. After discussing with many immigration attorneys, most E-2 visas from countries besides Japan and Germany represent investor visas applied by individual entrepreneurs who plan to operate a small U.S. business...
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  • Article: Breaking News: Supreme Court Decides Cancellation of Removal Case, Affirms Order of Crime-Based Removal By Kevin Johnson

    Breaking News: Supreme Court Decides Cancellation of Removal Case, Affirms Order of Crime-Based Removal by Kevin Johnson Today, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in Barton v. Barr . Justice Kavanaugh wrote for the majority. Justice Sotomayor wrote the dissent. The justices split along partisan lines. Acknowledging the "puzzling" statutory language, Jayesh Rathod summarized the argument recap on SCOTUSBlog , concluding that, at the end of the argument, "Barton’s fate re...
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  • Article: Can I Change Jobs After PERM Approval? By David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. 

    Can I Change Jobs After PERM Approval? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. For most seeking employment-based green cards , having their employer pursue PERM Labor Certification is the first step in the process. The PERM process involves a series of requirements the employer must complete, such as a recruitment process and obtaining the prevailing wage determination. PERM is in place to help prevent employers from taking advantage of the immigration ...
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