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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The proposed changes aim to streamline and increase the predictability and transparency of the EB-5 visa…Details
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 and her or his family to get green cards by investing $1 million in a regional center that creates at least 10 full-time…Details
Watch Sophie’s video to learn all about Matter of Dhanasar, a new case from the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office that redefines the standard for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waivers), making it easier for entrepreneurs to get green cards. This is it… a startup green card! Merry Christmas, Silicon Valley!
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 in Silicon Valley. This is a great category for you to consider if you are a startup founder working at a company in…Details
Sophie Alcorn was interviewed on Mathrubhumi News in Cochin, India, regarding opportunities for Indian investors to obtain U.S. green cards through the EB-5 program. The piece is in the Malayalam language and also features journalist Abhilash Gopinath and Indian Supreme Court attorney Mr. Satish Murthi. The EB-5 program has allowed individuals who invest $1 million…Details
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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), which works for Congress and assesses how taxpayer dollars are spent. At the request of both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, GAO…Details
This video is about updates on Trump’s Immigration Policy, including his statement that he would investigated all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker, Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and his possible effect on the H-1B visa program, Nikki Haley’s immigration stance as governor of South Carolina, Kobach, Bannon, NSEERS, and the…Details
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% on average. USCIS reviews its fees every two years to determine whether the fees cover the full cost of processing immigration applications and…Details
Today President Elect Donald Trump appeared on 60 Minutes and was interviewed by Lesley Stahl. He spoke about immigration reform and said that it is one of his top three legislative priorities, alongside healthcare and tax reform. Here at Alcorn Immigration Law, we’re taking a look at what Trump said, what it means for immigrants,…Details