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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

Israel Connect - Legal Insight for Success in the US Market

We are excited to present you with the second issue of Israel Connect — our quarterly newsletter focused on forging new connections and strengthening existing bonds between Israeli businesses and the US market. In our second...more

2/11/2016 - Anti-Competitive Biosimilars D&O Insurance DOJ FDA Individual Accountability Israel Law Practice Management Mobile Apps Off-Label Promotion Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) U.S. Embassies Visa Applications Visas White Collar Crimes Yates Memorandum

E-2 Visas May be Available to Israelis by end of 2015

On June 11, 2012, President Obama signed legislation that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for nonimmigrant E-2 treaty investor visas. This was a substantial positive development in the creation of stronger...more

11/17/2015 - Bilateral Agreements E-2 Investor Visa Options Israel Non-Immigrant Visas Visas

U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Launches Online Videos about the Visa Process

What do Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have in common? The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv is using all three to reach visa applicants. The goal is to educate the public in Israel about the visa process. With Israel being the app...more

11/16/2015 - Israel Non-Immigrant Visas Social Media U.S. Embassies Visa Applications Visas

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

It’s Time to Register for the 2015 Diversity Lottery!

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides...more

9/24/2013 - Diversity Lottery Green Cards Immigrants US Department of State Visas

It’s Time to Register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery!

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides...more

9/23/2013 - Eligibility Green Cards Lawful Permanent Residents Lottery US Department of State Visas

FINRA Provides Guidance on the Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements in the EB-5...

In an interpretive letter to a broker-dealer dated August 26, 2013, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) interpreted the suitability requirements under Rule 2111 for recommendations to foreign nationals making...more

9/17/2013 - Broker-Dealer EB-5 FINRA Foreign Investment Suitability Rule Visas

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

Employment-Based Third Preference (EB-3) Cut-Off Dates Advance on the Visa Bulletin for All Countries Except India and the...

The Visa Bulletin for July 2013 shows continual movement forward for immigrant visas in the employment-based third preference (EB-3) category for all countries except India and the Philippines. ...more

6/12/2013 - EB-3 India Visa Bulletins Visas

E-2 Visas for Israelis Still Delayed

Nearly one year ago, President Obama signed legislation that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for E-2 nonimmigrant investor visas to the United States. The legislation would grant E-2 investor visas to...more

5/13/2013 - Delays E-2 Investor Visa Options Visas

Mintz Levin Files FOIA Request for DOL Prevailing Wage Data

On December 7, 2012, Mintz Levin filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) with the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). The request seeks disclosure of all documentation relating to prevailing wages,...more

12/31/2012 - DOL FOIA Green Cards H-1B Labor Certifications Visas Wages

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