January 6 2021

US to Require Negative COVID Test from UK Travellers

The US government is currently requiring              all airline passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for Covid-19, following concerns of a new coronavirus variant that may be more transmissible. In light of this new strain, all airline passengers over the age of 2 from the United Kingdom must...

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January 5 2021

Good New for H-1B Visas

The Court of Appeals in Innova Solutions v. Baran held the denial of an H-1B visa for a citizen of India with a bachelor’s degree as a computer programmer “specialty occupation” visa on his behalf was illegal.  Under the H-1B regulations, the employer had to establish that a “baccalaureate or higher degree...

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April 23 2020

Details of Trump’s Green Card Travel Ban

On April 22, 2020, Trump issued his new green card travel ban, effective for 60 days (with possible extensions).  It does not apply to: EB-5 investor immigrants People in the U.S. applying for permanent residence via adjustment of status Spouses and children under 21 of U.S. citizens Green card holders returning to the U.S. People issued valid immigrant...

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April 22 2020

Trump’s Green Card Ban

In a tweet late Monday night, President Trump announced that he would sign an executive order suspending immigration into the United States.  While this seemed to be an expansive ban, his order appears to be only for 60 days (with possible extension).  There are few details and this seems to be a...

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April 6 2020

COVID-19 Impact on EB-5 Hotel Projects

Many EB-5 projects involve the construction and operation of hotels.  Obviously, the hospitality industry will be impacted by COVID-19 as income may fall, employees may be laid off and/or plans are delayed.  Thus, COVID-19 may impact the necessary job creation for investors’ EB-5 applications.  Here are some general EB-5 legal...

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