As a reminder to our readers, the Obama-era EB-5 Regional Center regulations – see July post for details – go into effect Nov. 21, 2019. USCIS has published a webpage
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After more than two and a half years, Obama-era EB-5 immigration regulations are set to be published on July 24, 2019, with an effective date 120 days after publication or…
Continue Reading EB-5 Regulations Published for Public Inspection
The National Law Journal selected the 2018 Trailblazers in Immigration. This year, Greenberg Traurig Immigration & Compliance attorneys Laura Reiff and Kate Kalmykov were recognized on the list for their…
Continue Reading Greenberg Traurig’s Laura Reiff and Kate Kalmykov Selected as 2018 Trailblazers by the National Law Journal
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold an EB-5 Stakeholder Teleconference on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm (EST). Stakeholders are invited to participate telephonically to discuss…
Continue Reading USCIS Schedules EB-5 Stakeholder Teleconference for April 23rd
On March 6, 2014, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), along with Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL), Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV), introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014. A copy of the bill and an official Section by Section overview have been made available. The legislation would, among the other items listed below, make the Regional Center program permanent and improve the program by addressing key administrative and substantive concerns. Some of the specific proposals in the bill include:
- Improved definition of Targeted Employment Area (TEA) designations
- Codifies the current TEA designation authority, which leaves such designations up to the states, which are best equipped to determine local employment needs. This is consistent with USCIS’s May 30, 2013 “EB-5 Adjudications Policy (PM-602-0083);
- Lowers the minimum capital investment required from $1,000,000 to $500,000; and
- Expands the TEA designation for areas where a military installation was closed and where a State or the Federal government has designated an area as an economic development incentive program.
Following the record-setting Infosys settlement of 2013, the government is turning a careful eye to Information Technology service providers in I-9, H-1B and other areas of visa and immigration compliance.
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