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Dillon R. Colucci practices and handles U.S. immigration concerns and helps individuals, families, professionals, skilled workers, investors, and businesses live, work, invest, and do business in the United States. Dillon handles a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases.
Dillon provides business immigration counsel to clients, including HR managers, high-level executives, and employees to pursue a positive immigration outcome for all stakeholders involved. Dillon has focused on administrative appeals work, successfully representing several clients in their appeals of adverse decisions. He also spends time on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance, including internal and external audits and reviews to minimize employer liability.
Additionally, Dillon focuses on EB-5 immigrant investor matters, regularly working with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes the creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. Dillon also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining permanent residency through individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments.
Updates to the E Visa: New Residency Requirements and Portuguese Nationals Eligible
On Dec. 15, 2022, Congress passed the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (the “2023 NDAA”), which contains two key changes to the eligibility for…Continue Reading Updates to the E Visa: New Residency Requirements and Portuguese Nationals Eligible
EB-5 Case Challenging USCIS Interpretation De-Authorizing Regional Centers After Passage of EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 Is Settled
Update: The Judge approved the settlement Thursday, Sept. 1.
The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) was passed on March 11, 2022. USCIS then posted an interpretation of the legislation…
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District Court Orders USCIS to Process New I-526 Petitions Throughout Previously Authorized Regional Centers
On March 11, 2022, Congress passed the “EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act” as part of the Omnibus spending bill. See blog post here. On April 11, 2022, USCIS posted…
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Biden Administration to Relax Travel Proclamations and Allow Vaccinated Travelers Into the United States
On Sept. 20, 2021, the Biden administration announced it would simultaneously relax travel restrictions for foreign nationals traveling from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the U.K., Brazil, Ireland, South Africa,…
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Lawsuit Challenging EB-5 Regulations May Succeed
Based on a recent hearing in a lawsuit challenging certain EB-5 regulations, it appears the regulations may be struck down due to the illegal appointment of Department of Homeland Security…
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Issues with Visa Issuances from Countries Subject to PP10143
As part of the U.S. government’s response to the pandemic, entry to the U.S. has been restricted for certain foreign nationals who have been physically present during any part of…
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Biden Administration Revokes Trump’s ‘Green Card Ban’ In Another Step Towards Restoring the Functioning of the U.S. Immigration System
The Biden administration has revoked Presidential Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 -Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic …
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Change of Employer for E-3 Visa Holders Effectively Barred Due to Pandemic and USCIS Processing Times
A complex combination of the pandemic and USCIS’s ever-increasing processing times has chained E-3 visa holders in the United States to their current employers. The E-3 visa is a special…
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White House Seeks Reauthorization of the Regional Center Program
As has been a yearly requirement for the Regional Center portion of the EB-5 Program, Congress must extend the law which authorizes regional centers in order for that portion of…
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