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July 15 2013

Latest Developments

In the past few weeks, I have been to the IIUSA and American Immigration Lawyers Association conferences. Also, the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with EB-5 reforms I previously discussed. The House started work on its own immigration bill. News reports say the House will only vote on...

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June 17 2013

USCIS Policy Memorandum

The following provides a deeper analysis of the USCIS May 30, 2013 policy memorandum on EB-5 adjudications. Regional center applications USCIS has clarified that there are two types of Form I-924 regional center filings: “Hypothetical” projects. These must contain general proposals and general predictions sufficient for USCIS to determine that the proposed regional center will...

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June 1 2013

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Martin Lawler Speaking Martin Lawler is a popular speaker at business, law and university conferences, as well as in the media. Here is a list of Martin’s recent speaking engagements: L.A. County Bar Association EB-5 Conference (lead off speaker and on 3 panels) – March 2014 KAZA 1290 AM, San Jose Vietnamese Radio...

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May 24 2013

News Flash

 News Flash – Washington DC – EB-5 Amendment The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has passed amendments to the EB-5 statute, which may become part of the comprehensive immigration reform bill (S.744) on which Congress is presently working. This is NOT law yet – just a proposed law.  If it becomes law, the bill will...

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May 14 2013

California’s Revised TEA Policy and Updated Data

California’s Revised TEA Policy and Updated Data On Monday, May 6, California’s Office of Business and Economic Development (“California GO-Biz”) published its new policy regarding certification of high unemployment targeted employment areas (TEAs). In addition to its blanket city, county and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) letter, California GO-Biz will now issue...

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