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December 10 2019

Get Action on Your Immigration Application Mandamus

Recently, the USCIS and American Consulates have been processing immigration applications very slowly. Occasionally, an application can be “expedited” due to extraordinary circumstances, such as a serious illness, but this is rare. Another remedy for slow processing is filing a “Mandamus” action in court.  This is an action to compel the government...

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October 25 2019

Martin Represented Isabel at House of Representatives Hearing on USCIS Deferred Action Policy

As part of the campaign to protect Isabel Bueso, whose medical deferred action status was rejected in August, Martin recently represented Isabel as she spoke at a US House of Representatives hearing.

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July 23 2019

Understanding the EB-5 Rule Changes: EB-5 Green Card Investment Amount Increased to $900,000

 New EB-5 Rules Regarding TEAs The new EB-5 rules not only increase the minimum investment amount from $500,000 to $900,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (“TEA”) but also remove states from the process of designating TEAs.  The new rules will require the following:  USCIS, not the states, will determine TEAs No gerrymandering (irregularly shaped...

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July 2 2019

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase?

Last week, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) cleared USCIS regulations for publication to 1) increase the EB-5 investment amount from the current minimum of $500,000, and 2) change the Targeted Unemployment Area (“TEA”) rules.  One immigration blogger predicts the new rule will be published within two weeks.  If...

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June 20 2019

Social Media Questions Included on Visa Applications

Social Media Questions Included on Visa Applications The Department of State (DOS) has added a new requirement for both people seeking temporary visas as well as new immigrants.  Now the government Form DS-160 for a non-immigrant visa and Form DS-260 for an immigrant visa require the applicant to answer a question...

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