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New Federal Budget Is Mixed Bag for Immigration

President Trump signed the nearly $1.2 trillion spending bill approved by Congress last week that keeps the federal government running for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, ending on Sept. 30.

EB-5 Program Poised to Change in the New Year

New regulations for the EB-5 visa program may be coming in the new year. Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted proposed changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to

EB-5 Regional Center Gets Extended—Again!

For the second time in three months, Congress passed legislation that keeps the EB-5 Regional Center Program running through April 28, 2017. The EB-5 Regional Center visa program allows a foreign national

Startup Green Card: EB-2 NIW Dhanasar

There are a lot of reasons to consider getting a green card through an EB-2 National Interest Waiver (EB-2 NIW).  With Matter of Dhanasar, it’s a lot easier to get for startup founders

Newsflash: Sophie Alcorn discussing EB-5 on Mathrubhumi News

Sophie Alcorn was interviewed on Mathrubhumi News in Cochin, India regarding opportunities for Indian Investors to obtain US green cards through the EB-5 program. The piece is in the Malayalam language and

Government Report Backs EB-5 Critics

Most foreign investment dollars under the EB-5 program go to gerrymandered districts where wealthy neighborhoods are combined with high-unemployment areas to qualify. That’s the finding of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO),

Most Immigration Application Fees Set to Jump in December: Apply Now!

Get your visa or green card applications in now—or get ready to pay more. On December 23, 2016, the application fees for most U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) forms will increase—21%

Drastic Changes in Store for EB-5 Regional Center Program?

Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing temporary funding legislation at the end of last month that kept the federal government running through Dec. 9. In that legislation, Congress also included

International Entrepreneur Rule Resolves Chicken-&-Egg Problem

Without the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, which gives temporary permission to foreign founders to create their startups in the U.S., those founders faced a chicken-and-egg problem. Startup founders need to prove to angel investors

A Secret Weapon for Foreign Investors & High-Net-Worth Individuals

Applying for an L-1A visa may be the quickest—and cheapest—way for foreign investors and high-net-worth individuals to become permanent residents in the U.S., especially if they’re already working for a company abroad. Most foreign