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January 27 2023

Validity of Green Cards for conditional permanent residents with pending I-751 and I-829 petitions extended to 48 months

Welcome news to many, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have announced that they will extend the validity of Green Cards for conditional permanent residents with pending I-751 and I-829 petitions to 48 months. This change came into effect on 25 January 2023 for those with a pending Form I-751 - Petition...

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January 20 2023

New EB-5 Quotas May Provide New Opportunities

Under the new EB-5 law, the EB-5 quota is a bit more complex, but for some it provides opportunities not in the old law.The general EB-5 quota of about 10,000 visas is separated to also include three new “reserved” EB-5 visa categories based on investments in the following areas:Rural –...

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March 10 2022

EB-5 Regional Center Law is Being Extended!

Yea, after lapsing 8 months ago, it appears the EB-5 Regional Center law is being re-authorized, assuming it remains in the Budget Bill.  This bill needs to be enacted by March 11, but Congress may extend the time a bit to March 15.  If extended, which seems probable, it will...

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February 28 2022

Update on EB-5 Regional Center Program

As I explained in my last newsletter, the EB-5 Regional Center (not the Direct EB-5 program) statute lapsed on June 30, 2021.  USCIS and the Department of State have frozen in place all I-526 and adjustment and immigrant visas.  I-829 removal of conditional resident status may still be granted. I received...

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September 24 2021

U.S. to Modify International Travel Bans for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Beginning in early November 2021, the Biden Administration plans to modify international COVID-19 travel restrictions for those fully vaccinated.  At that time, the country-specific travel bans for the 26 Schengen (European) countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, China, Brazil, South Africa, and Iran will be replaced with a new COVID-19 vaccine and...

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