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7 Jan, 2014

Former USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed as DHS Deputy Secretary; Leon Rodriguez nominated as replacement

January 7th, 2014|Categories: Congress, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|Tags: , , , , , |

  Mr. Mayorkas nomination confirmed by Senate, assumes number two role at DHS On Friday December 20th, nearly six months after President Barack Obama first nominated Alejandro Mayorkas to be Deputy Director at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the [...]

19 Oct, 2011

Road to Permanent EB-5 RegCtr Program: President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness advocates EB-5 in interim report

October 19th, 2011|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Milestones, Research / Analysis, White House|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In their October interim report, released last week, President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness advocates EB-5:  "The administration is working to improve and leverage the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, another Council recommendation.  DHS' Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) [...]

4 Feb, 2011

U.S. Dept of Labor releases Jan unemployment numbers: “A Ways to Go…”

February 4th, 2011|Categories: Dept of Labor (DOL), Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), released unemployment statistics for January 2011.  The unemployment rate dropped 0.4% to 9.0%. This is good news, of course.  However, private sector hiring was lower than projected, and [...]

25 Jan, 2011

Extending the EB-5 Regional Center Program: A “Solution on the Cheap”

January 25th, 2011|Categories: "EB-5 is Working" Coalition, Congress, Economic Impact, Government Affairs, Milestones, Research / Analysis|Tags: , , |

A New York Times Magazine article published last week, titled "The White House Looks for Work", detailed President Obama's frustration with the lack of policy tools to address the high unemployment rate that would not add to the federal deficit.  [...]

20 Jan, 2011

President Obama’s Executive Order: An example for Congress to follow

January 20th, 2011|Categories: Congress, Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, White House|Tags: , , |

Yesterday, President Obama issued an Executive Order ("EO") titled: "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review." It is technically a supplement to a 1993 Clinton era EO (# 12866).  President Obama first announced the EO in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed that [...]