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October 31 2012

October 2012 IIUSA Meeting

In October, in Washington, D.C., I attended the IIUSA (EB-5 Regional Center Trade Association) meeting and the USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder’s meeting. China Quota The biggest news came from the Department of State (DOS). It allocates visa numbers to the American Consuls and USCIS offices in the U.S. for each EB-5 investor and...

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July 31 2012

Skills Deficit

The following appeared in the June 25, 2007 edition of The Wall Street Journal: BY HOPE M. FRYE AND MARTIN J. LAWLER So Congress doesn’t want to make the mistake of passing immigration reform that actually encourages people to enter the country illegally. But does that mean we have to live without the...

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July 30 2012

Foreign Investment Center in Northern Kentucky

A 2010 article by Dan Monk in Cincinnati’s Business Courier featured a foreign investment center in Northern Kentucky. To view complete article, click on this link.

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July 18 2012

Expediting EB-5 Investor Green Cards and Regional Center Applications

The USCIS announced a proposed new rule that will allow expediting many, but not all, EB-5 investor green card petitions. The proposal also includes applications for regional center designation and their amendments for new projects. The May 19, 2011 announcement only applies to investments involving a “shovel ready” project that is...

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June 30 2012

Would Grandma Make the Cut?

The following appeared in the June 7, 2007 edition of The Wall Street Journal: By MARTIN J. LAWLER Actor Michael J. Fox, the late news anchor Peter Jennings and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are all immigrants. They each came here long ago and found a path to a successful career. But could they have...

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