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20 Jun, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

July Visa Bulletin Highlights August 1, 2014 Final Action Date for Mainland-China and Vietnam Born EB-5 Applicants

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

Earlier this month, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of July 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of August 1, 2014 for Mainland-China and Vietnam born visa applicants [...]

23 May, 2018
  • Grenada Featured

“Grenada, E-2 Visas and the Two-Step Immigration Strategy”

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

By Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP & Michael Harris, Senior Attorney, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez, LLP The visa backlog for EB-5 investors from China seems to have birthed the immigration version of an alternative fuels industry with the promotion of [...]

9 May, 2018
  • Litigation featured

“Federal Litigation: The Knockout Punch to USCIS’s Overbroad Policy on Redemption Agreements and Call Options?”

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

 by Ira Kurzban, Partner, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.; John Pratt, Partner, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.; Edward Ramos, Senior Attorney; Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.  If there is one thing you can count [...]

3 May, 2018
  • Research-&-Analysis

May 2 Policy Manual Update: One Small Step for I-829 Filers; Some Giant Leaps Left for USCIS to Take

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

by Robert C. Divine, Shareholder, Baker Donelson USCIS has announced that it has amended the Policy Manual to clarify that people awaiting adjudication of Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, are entitled to evidence [...]

3 Apr, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

April Visa Bulletin Highlights Looming Oversubscription for Vietnamese EB-5 Applicants

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Bulletin for the month of April 2018 (View PDF) reveals a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants which remained unchanged from the March bulletin. Special Note [...]

13 Feb, 2018
  • Visa Bul March

U.S. Department of State Issues March Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland-China Remains Unchanged

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

Earlier this week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of March 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants which remained [...]

6 Feb, 2018
  • Research-&-Analysis

IIUSA Data Report: Processing Time Statistics & Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through November 30, 2017

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis|

As of November 30 2017, USCIS is processing the I-526 petitions that it recieved before December 12, 2015; I-829 petitions recieved before October 24, 2015 and the I-924 applications received before December 2 ,2015. Key Highlights on Latest EB-5 Processing Time Statistics: [...]

29 Jan, 2018
  • Processing Trends 10-31

IIUSA Data Report: Processing Time Statistics & Trends for Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) through October 31, 2017

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) befan positing EB-5 petition processing times using a specific date format rather than in weeks or months as a "first step to providing processing times that are similar and easier to understand". [...]

17 Jan, 2018
  • Visa Bulletin Featured

U.S. Department of State Issues February Visa Bulletin: Final Action Date for Mainland now July 22, 2014

January 17th, 2018|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 February 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of July 22, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants. As of [...]

28 Dec, 2017
  • Visa Trends Featured

“Navigating EB-5 Visa Usage Statistics: A Historical and Current Perspective”

December 28th, 2017|Categories: Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law|

By Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA Thanks to the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State, IIUSA received preliminary results of the latest statistics on EB-5 visa usage in fiscal year (FY) 2017 through July. Although [...]