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Government Shutdown Prompts E-Verify Closure, Imperils Other Immigration Services

The federal government shutdown, which began at 12 AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and is ongoing at the time of this writing, is having an immediate impact on the services provided by federal immigration agencies. A summary of the shutdown's effect on various immigration-related services is below.… Continue Reading

Nataliya Binshteyn Authors Article on New Rule to Implement JOBS Act

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new rule to implement a Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act requirement that would eliminate the ban on general solicitation and general advertising for certain types of private securities offerings. GT Immigration attorney Nataliya Binshteyn published an article on EB5Investors.com outlining its significant impact on … Continue Reading

SEC Liberalizes Restrictions on Advertisements of Most EB-5 Projects

This morning the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted 4 to 1 to lift an 80-year-old ban on advertisements of private offerings. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (“JOBS Act”) required the SEC to amend Rule 506 of Regulation D to permit general solicitation and advertising in private placements as long as all … Continue Reading

Key EB-5 Issues Contained in the Senate Comprehensive Immigration Bill Introduced on April 17, 2013

with Kate Kalmykov April 17th marked the release of the 844 page Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The comprehensive immigration reform bill was spearheaded by the “Gang of Eight” – namely Senators Rubio, Flake, McCain, Graham, Schumer, Menendez, Bennet and Durbin – and includes various immigration provisions including a number … Continue Reading

How EB-5 Petitions and the Investment Company Act of 1940 Intersect

In his article, The Investment Company Act of 1940 and Underwriting the Financial Gap Between Filing and Approval of the I-526 Petition, Steven Anapoell, a shareholder in GT's Corporate and Securities Group, discusses the implications of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (ICA) for lenders who seek to provide bridge capital to special purpose entities known as "Lending Conduits" prior to the approval of EB-5 investors' Form I-526 petitions.… Continue Reading
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