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October 25 2019

Martin Represented Isabel at House of Representatives Hearing on USCIS Deferred Action Policy

As part of the campaign to protect Isabel Bueso, whose medical deferred action status was rejected in August, Martin recently represented Isabel as she spoke at a US House of Representatives hearing.

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September 10 2019

Help Us Support Immigrants with Medical Deferred Action

Recently, Martin Lawler has been working on the case of Isabel Bueso, a Guatemalan immigrant who came to the United States to receive treatment for a rare disease, but who may be forced to leave the country because of recent rule changes from USCIS. You can read more about Isabel here: https://people.com/politics/isabel-bueso-truth-real-story-2019-deportation-treatment/If...

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July 23 2019

Understanding the Upcoming EB-5 Rule Changes: EB-5 Green Card Investment Amount Increased to $900,000

Updated July 26, 2019 Effective November 21, 2019, the rules for filing removal of conditional permanent resident status will change a bit.  A dependent child that immigrated with a parent investor and became a conditional permanent resident via the EB-5 program who either (1) turns age 21 or (2) marries before...

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July 2 2019

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase?

Last week, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) cleared USCIS regulations for publication to 1) increase the EB-5 investment amount from the current minimum of $500,000, and 2) change the Targeted Unemployment Area (“TEA”) rules.  One immigration blogger predicts the new rule will be published within two weeks.  If...

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May 31 2019

Indian EB-5 Quota Update

There are 10,000 EB-5 visas annually.  No country can take more than 7% per fiscal year.  The State Department (“DOS”) has announced that by July, the approximately 700 Indian EB-5 visas will be nearly exhausted for this fiscal year and the Visa Bulletin will have a cut-off date “sometime in...

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