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May 12 2017

EB-5 Regional Center Extension

EB-5 RC Extension Congress extended the EB-5 Regional Center statute with the continuing resolution to September 30, 2017. The statute has been extended a few times in the past couple of years. I think Congress this summer will finally settle on a compromise bill and extend the statute for 3 to 5...

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May 2 2017

EB-5 Regional Center Statute Extension

News reports say that Congress has agreed on a budget until September 30th. Section 542 extends the EB-5 Regional Center statute without change to September 30th. Reports from Washington indicate that Senator Grassley continues to press for a new EB-5 statute, but others oppose him. Congress will vote on the bill and...

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April 26 2017

H-1B visa applications drop for first time in years

For the first time in years, the number of H-1B visa applications has decreased — a signal that President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric is deterring employers from hiring foreign workers, experts say. That rhetoric will ramp up Tuesday, when Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make...

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April 26 2017

Trump Signs Executive Order Seeking to Revamp H-1B Visa Program

In a move anticipated since he took office, President Donald Trump April 18 signed the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order, which seeks – in part – to reform the H-1B visa program for highly-skilled foreign workers. The new directive does not specify changes to the existing program, but instead...

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April 12 2017

Surge in Filing I-526 EB-5 Applications

 In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of EB-5 activity. Surge in Filing I-526 EB-5 Applications With the April 28, 2017 expiration deadline of the RC EB-5 statute (the regular/direct/self EB-5 investment statute does not expire), many investors are seeking to file their I-526s to lock in their investments at the...

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