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New EB-5 Rule Nearly Doubles Minimum Investment

USCIS has recently published a final regulation changing the EB-5 Program that awards permanent resident status to certain investors who create at least ten new jobs for U.S. workers. This new EB-5 rule will be effective for I-526 filings arriving at USCIS on or after November 21, 2019. The new EB-5 investments must be at least $900,000...

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Featured Clients of the Month: Ted & Austhin

Congratulations to our clients, Ted and Austhin, who recently completed the marriage-based green card process and were successfully approved! Ted is a U.S. citizen and Austhin is a citizen of Indonesia. Austhin recently received her ten-year green card with the help of our firm after filing an approved Form I-130 and attending an immigrant visa […]

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What is Direct Consulate Filing?

Direct Consulate Filing (DCF) is an expedited process through which a United States citizen living oversees can petition the government for an immigrant visa for his or her immediate relatives. DCF requires that, instead of sending an I-130 petition back to the United States, the citizen sends it to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in […]

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A Proposed Solution to the Green Card Backlog

A new bill has just been introduced in both houses of the United States Congress that would make a dramatic change to the current immigration system by scrapping the per-country limit on green cards. Bill HR 1044, also known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, proposes that green cards be issued by category and […]

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The “One-in-Three” Rule

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a policy memorandum (PM-602-0158) providing guidance on the EB-1C immigrant visa category, specifically the “one-in-three” rule. Just for some background, the EB-1C category enables multinational managers and executives who have been employed outside the U.S. for at least one year to immigrate to the U.S. to continue […]

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Maintaining Green Card Status

Once an individual is granted lawful permanent residence, that person maintains their status indefinitely. A green card holder is permitted to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, but there are several ways that you can lose your status. Unlike a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident can be removed from […]

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Can a U.S. Green Card be Revoked?

Generally, a Green Card allows the holder to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis, but your rights as a lawful permanent resident are not absolute. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth various grounds upon which a non-citizen may be deported. Keep in mind, however, an individual’s status as a […]

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