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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April 19 2013

EB does it!

Martin Lawler cited in China Daily April 19, 2013 article by Chen Jia. Click here to view full article. Lawyer has spent 30 years helping Chinese set up business in America Green tea in a white China set sits on the table by a stack of files in the San Francisco office of Martin Lawler, an...

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