Department of Homeland Security’s Deputy Secretary Denies Political Favoritism

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ABC News reports that Alejandro Mayorkas denies practicing political favoritism. He is currently the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Even so, Mayorkas needed to defend himself to congress against accusations of political favoritism. Mayorkas is the former director of the controversial United States immigration program EB-5. Employees of the EB-5 program contacted the Inspector General, accusing Mayorkas of favoritism. Read more

Will the USCIS Temporary Hold Affect Your H-1B Visa Application?

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Effective May 26, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will place a temporary hold on premium processing for H-1B visa applications. According to USCIS, the hold will last until July 27, 2015 and applies to the Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an extension of the stay for an H-1B nonimmigrant. Below are answers to questions you may have regarding the hold. Read more

A New L-1B Guidance Memorandum is Reaching the Implementation Phase

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The new policy memo concerning the L-1B visa category represents welcome changes. Yet the true challenge lies in the actual implementation processes. The category’s guidance is open for comment through May and it will go into effect toward the end of August, 2015. Read more

Unlock the Key to EB 5 Revolution Through Project Disbursement

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The EB 5 Industry has the potential and cash flow to bring great success to many sectors of the US economy. Historically, the industry has primarily focused on entertainment venues, identified by Reid Thomas, but the industry is experiencing a dramatic disbursement into other areas of the EB-5 Industry. As a result, EB 5 investment programs will have an additional need for experienced EB 5 lawyers in Los Angeles and other areas of economic development. Read more