Entries by David Hirson

David Hirson & Partners Guides Franchise Clients to Receive L-1A Visa Approvals

The first week of April saw David Hirson & Partners, LLP (“DHP”) receiving two L-1A approvals for two separate U.S. franchise companies. These franchises both required foreign executives to come and oversee their existing U.S. operations. One L-1A beneficiary successfully passed the interview process. The other beneficiary expects to go through the interview process in […]

DHP Partner Discusses EB-5 Insights with Wall Street Journal

On March 5, 2019, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the EB-5 investment immigration market in Vietnam. Phuong Le, Partner at David Hirson & Partners, LLP (“DHP”) and An Nguyen, Director of Business Development in Vietnam for DHP, provided timely insights for this article. The article describes how the EB-5 market has shifted […]

New Bill Extends Funding for EB-5 but Drops Key Program for Women

U.S. Government Receives Funding Through September 30, 2019: Effects on EB-5 Regional Center Program and VAWA On Friday, February 15, 2019, U.S. Congress and President Trump agreed on and signed Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, a spending bill that funds the U.S. government and extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program with no changes through September 30, […]

New Proposed Immigration Legislation: H.R. 1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

On February 7, 2019, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Ken Buck (R-CO-04) introduced H.R. 1044 ‘Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.’ The bill will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to eliminate the per-country caps to all employment-based immigrant visa categories, including EB-5. The EB-5 Regional Center trade organization IIUSA has analyzed […]

How to Qualify for an E-2 Visa [Infographic]

Many key factors decide whether an E-2 visa petition will meet investor and individual guidelines. The E-2 visa is oriented around establishing a new business venture or purchasing a pre-existing business and requires the investor to put their own money at risk to make a commercial profit. Only foreign nationals from countries with a Treaty […]

Article Discusses Potential Missed EB-5 Opportunities in India

This article is copyrighted by ILW.COM and is republished here with permission. The original article can be viewed here: http://discuss.ilw.com/articles/recent-issues/389787-december-31-eb-5-industry-misunderstands-retrogression EB-5 Industry Misunderstands Retrogression There is $3 Billion India EB-5 Opportunity: India generated close to $500 million in EB-5 investments in 2018, and it is on track to generate $1 Billion in 2019 and $2 Billion in […]

Client Alert: Trump Administration Reinterpreting 2008 Vietnam War Agreement

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Trump administration unilaterally decided to reinterpret an agreement from 2008 between the United States and Vietnam. This 2008 agreement discussed the proper procedure for how to deport a Vietnamese national from the United States with a final order of removal. However, the agreement specifically stated that these procedures would […]