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Proposed USCIS Rule for Entrepreneurs Would Benefit Very Few if Finalized

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new proposed rule for entrepreneurs. If the rule becomes law, qualified entrepreneurs would be considered for parole (temporary permission to be...more

9/30/2016 - DHS E-2 Entrepreneurs H-1B Parole Parole Employment Authorization Proposed Rules USCIS Visas

Parole for Entrepreneurs

At MintzEdge, we are already thinking about how a recent immigration law development may help our clients grow their ventures. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new rule for...more

9/27/2016 - DHS E-2 Entrepreneurs H-1B Parole Proposed Rules USCIS Visas

I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: Thousands of EB-5 Investors in Limbo at USCIS

On August 11, 2016, USCIS published new processing times for I-829 petitions. The news is not good for EB-5 investors. USCIS is now taking in excess of 21 months to adjudicate I-829 petitions. This means that EB-5 investors...more

8/18/2016 - Delays EB-5 Foreign Investment Green Cards I-829 Petitions Investors USCIS

I-526 Processing Delays Expected to Continue into 2017

According to data recently supplied by USCIS, there are more than 20,000 I-526 petitions pending adjudication as of the end of March 2016. This is a massive backlog of cases. What are the implications of this backlog to...more

8/3/2016 - EB-5 I-526 Petition Investors USCIS Visas

Why E-2s Are An Excellent Option

On a panel recently at a conference sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) Conference in London, I was asked why I might advise a client to file an E-2 visa application instead of seeking an L-1 visa. The answer...more

12/4/2015 - Consulate E-2 L-1 Visas US Department of State USCIS

Don’t End Up on a USCIS List of Terminated EB-5 Regional Centers: Be Creative and on Time with your I-924A Filing

USCIS updated its online list of terminated EB-5 regional centers on October 22, 2015. In the coming two months, regional centers are required to comply with the requirement to file their Forms I-924A in order to update USCIS...more

11/6/2015 - Credibility EB-5 Job Creation Regional Centers USCIS

EB-5 Due Diligence Matters

Private placement offerings are an increasingly active part of the securities business. One especially complicated and emerging area of private placements is the EB-5 Investor Visa Regional Center Program. Under the current...more

11/6/2015 - Broker-Dealer Disclosure Requirements Due Diligence EB-5 FINRA Foreign Investment Foreign Nationals Green Cards Inducement Investigations Investor Visa Options Lawful Permanent Residents Private Placements Reasonable Care Regional Centers Regulation D Regulation S Risk Mitigation Rule 506 SEC Securities Act of 1933 Underwriting USCIS

2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today

On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a...more

10/1/2015 - Adjustment of Status Consulate Diversity Lottery Eligibility Green Cards Lawful Permanent Residents U.S. Embassies US Department of State USCIS Visas

EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Proposed Legislative Reforms

Created by the Immigration Act of 1990, the Immigrant Investor Program, more commonly referred to as the EB-5 program, offers foreign investors an opportunity to secure permanent residency in the United States by making a...more

7/8/2015 - EB-5 FCPA Foreign Investment Green Cards Immigrant Investor Program Immigration and Nationality Act Investors Job Creation Lawful Permanent Residents Legislative Agendas Permanent Residence Cards Proposed Legislation Reauthorization Regional Centers Targeted Employment Area USCIS Visas

EB-5 Funding: A Possible Financing Option for Commercial Ventures Undertaken by Colleges and Universities

Universities and colleges seeking to start commercial ventures should consider raising capital through the EB-5 program. If you are a university or college and you are considering building a new student union or a stadium as...more

7/25/2013 - Business Formation Choice of Entity EB-5 Funding Immigration and Nationality Act Job Creation Small Business Small Business Formation Startups USCIS Venture Capital

What Windsor Means for Same-Sex Married Couples Seeking U.S. Immigration Benefits

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional. This Section of DOMA prohibited the U.S. government from conferring any...more

7/5/2013 - Citizenship DHS DOMA Green Cards Lawful Permanent Residents Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US Department of State US v Windsor USCIS Visas

New EB-5 Program Office to be Established in Washington, DC

During today’s EB-5 Stakeholder’s Meeting, USCIS announced the creation of a new EB-5 Program Office in Washington, DC. The Chief of the new EB-5 Program Office will report to the Deputy Director of USCIS. This is a...more

12/3/2012 - EB-5 USCIS

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