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December 29 2022

Congress Passes Bill to Allow Isabel Bueso to Remain in United States, Continue Receiving Life-Saving Treatment

The Senate today passed legislation introduced by California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (all D-Calif.) that would allow California resident Isabel Bueso and her family to remain in the United States so she may continue to receive treatment for her rare, life-threatening disease. The House passed...

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September 27 2021

Regional Center Reauthorization Postponed

The latest from Washington, D.C. indicates that the EB-5 Regional Center investor program will probably not be reauthorized until December 3, 2021.  The Regional Center EB-5 program (not the direct EB-5 program) expired on June 30, 2021.  It was hoped that the Regional Center program would be extended with the Budget...

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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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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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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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