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18 Oct, 2017
  • Nov Visa

U.S. Department of State Issues November Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Advances Two Weeks

October 18th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier this week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of November 2017 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 01, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving [...]

16 Oct, 2017
  • WH Featured

President Trump Sends Letter to House and Senate Leaders Outlining Immigration Principles – Including Merit-Based Immigration System

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, White House|

Earlier this month, President Trump sent a letter to the House and Senate Leadership announcing his administration's priorities for reforming the nation's immigration system. The letter states that "Immigration reform must create more jobs, higher wages, and greater security for [...]

25 Sep, 2017
  • JUly RCBJ Featured

“The Advent of the EB-5 Broker Dealer”

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Uncategorized|

by Michael Fitzpatrick. Principal, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC and Clem Turner, Partner, Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP What is a broker-dealer? Broker-dealers serve an important role in U.S. financial markets to ensure integrity and transparency. Broker-dealers are registered with the [...]

15 Sep, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues October Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Advances One Week

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier this week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of October 2017 (View PDF).  The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of June 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving [...]

1 Sep, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Employment Based Visa Applicants

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Earlier this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning October 1, 2017 it will be expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States. These [...]

17 Aug, 2017
  • RCBJ

Regional Center Terminations and Impacts on Immigrant Families

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Michele Franchett, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; David Strashnoy, Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP We know from the pleas of immigrant families that not everything is Zen when it comes to regional center (RC) [...]

11 Aug, 2017
  • 2016 I-526 featured

“A New Lens: What the Latest Data Tells Us about Raising EB-5 Capital in an Increasingly Challenging Marketplace”

August 11th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Raising EB-5 capital worldwide has proven to be an increasingly challenging endeavor. As the industry trade association, IIUSA is committed to publishing the latest intelligence on EB-5 investor markets and proactively seeking data via [...]

1 Aug, 2017
  • 5-31processingtimes

IIUSA Data Report: Average Processing Times for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through May 31, 2017

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Benefits, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

As of January 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) petition processing times are posted using a specific date format rather than weeks or months. According to USCIS, this is the “first step to providing processing times that are timelier [...]

17 Jul, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues August Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland China Moves Up One Week

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Last week, the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2017 (View PDF).  The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of June 15, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants, moving up [...]

27 Jun, 2017
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues July Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for Mainland Remains Unchanged

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of July 2017 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of June 08. 201 for Mainland-China born visa applicants which remains unchanged from [...]